The comparison I made of myself attending Liberty University and Obama attending Jeremiah Wright's church was only meant to serve as an example of how the conservative media was not using sound logic when accusing Obama of being a racist or supporting racist causes. I do not think that Jerry Falwell and Jeremiah Wright are in the same category of preacher. I also do not think that Dr. Falwell was homophobic. My point was that the media and popular commentators accused Dr. Falwell of being homophobic despite the fact that he did preach love the sinner and hate the sin. Once the media had the soundbite, they didn't want to hear the real context of what Jerry Falwell was saying. In fact, my real complaint is that the conservative media has made the the same type of accusations about Barack Obama that the liberal media was making of Jerry Falwell in 1999. Our conservative base has become too comfortable repeating these uninformed accusations and that hypocrisy is part of the proof (in my humble opinion) that we conservatives have lost our direction.
Speaking of proof. The evidence that Barack Obama has sat in the pews and not been influenced by some outlandish racial preacher was made available to us during the Presidential primary season. Anyone who is truly scared that President Elect Obama doesn't have a sound and strong stance on racial equality in this country needs to listen to the speech he wrote and delivered on March 18th, 2008. On that day as I heard this speech, it was clear to me that Barack Obama has clear judgment despite the fact that he attended Rev. Wright's church. If you don't have a full half hour to burn... then spend at least 5 minutes beginning at minute 6.
P.S. I've promised posts on issues with which I disagree with Barack Obama and I intend on writing those soon. Erin and I are moving across Worcester to my Dad's condo, which is available for us, and is much cheaper than our place off of Grafton St. We've been packing and chasing Mitchell around and it has kept me from forming my thoughts on these important issues. Anyway... continue to challenge me with your comments... I enjoy the debate.