March 26th, 2008
02:15 PM ET
3 years ago

Obama pastor cancels scheduled appearances

Video clips of some of Wright's sermons have caused an uproar.
Video clips of some of Wright's sermons have caused an uproar.

WASHINGTON (CNN) – The Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Sen. Barack Obama's controversial former pastor, has canceled his plans to speak at church services in Houston, Texas, this weekend in the wake of the recent uproar over portions of his past sermons.

Video clips of those sermons caused a public stir this month after being widely circulated on the Internet.

The clips in question include several racially charged statements and accusations the U.S. government has adopted policies to systematically oppress African-Americans.

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– CNN Ticker Producer Alexander Mooney

soundoff (331 Responses)
  1. Sambo

    Obama's own personal swift boater. I sure hope Obama doesn't have enemys!

    March 26, 2008 01:48 pm at 1:48 pm |
  2. david

    GOOD. HE SHOULD CANCEL FOREVER.

    REMEMBER....SAY NO TO B.O.

    GO HILLARY GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    March 26, 2008 01:50 pm at 1:50 pm |
  3. kathleen "a typical white person" for OBAMA/EDWARDS 2008

    Vote for McCain and you can kiss democracy GOOGBYE.
    Along with Social Security, Medicare, Unemployment Benefits.
    Tax Cuts for Rich to be made Permanent with an additional
    2 billion in tax cuts for the Rich!!!!!!!!

    FOX NEWS IS TRYING TO DESTROY OBAMA

    March 26, 2008 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  4. Sunny

    I respect Mr. Wright, because he has only one face.

    But I suspect Obama, because he has two faces.

    What is the real face then?

    March 26, 2008 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |
  5. NO MORE HILLARY

    CNN – CLINTON NEWS NETWORK!!!

    March 26, 2008 01:53 pm at 1:53 pm |
  6. Mark

    I would like to hear from Rev. Jeremiah on his comments. What does he really think about American?

    March 26, 2008 01:54 pm at 1:54 pm |
  7. Ida

    I know, I know. I can hear it already.. Hillary merely mispoke, she made a mistake, she embellished and so we should forgive and reward her by electing her and her husband Presidents of the United States. But this guy has made his bed and show now lie in it, right?

    March 26, 2008 01:54 pm at 1:54 pm |
  8. alicia

    Rev Wright is no longer the Pastor of Obama's church Rev. Otis Moss III, is. You guys shown the new minister a few days ago Do you guys at CNN have a bias or are you like Hillary Clinton. You guys forgot the facts.

    March 26, 2008 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  9. Persio

    I am glad absolutely, i wouldn't want my hard earned tax money to be spent securing this racist, low life, hated filled person.

    March 26, 2008 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  10. Hillary 2008

    Byebye-Mr, Wright and Mr. Obama!--Father and son!

    March 26, 2008 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  11. Fight 4 Hillary

    Who cares about this insignificant human being..

    He hates America and he should be exported back to his original country..

    Hillary will be the nominee..Obama could never win general election..

    Hillary 08

    March 26, 2008 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  12. CB in FL

    Reverend Wright is not a candidate for president nor the Pastor General of the United States. Dick Cheney's "So" would apply here too!

    March 26, 2008 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  13. Life

    So, CNN still talk about this from somebody else mouth?? and already finish talk about lies from her own mouth?? I can't see the fairness here. Now I can see why Obama had to Race speech on this 21 century. Now more sence. Shame on CNN.

    March 26, 2008 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  14. Stacy Clarks, Texas

    you know, to sit on your computer, and type in this blog that it is okay for someone to recieve death threats and have to fear for the safety of his family is so shameful.

    Shame on those who applaud people who want to kill, to applaud murderes....shame shame shame

    stop the hate, vote obama 08!!

    March 26, 2008 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  15. wycliffe

    this man is far much better than many hypocrits out there.

    March 26, 2008 01:59 pm at 1:59 pm |
  16. C. E . Moult

    I have, for the life of me, can not understand why this so called Political team is so intent on the idiot BS stuff and who said what, instead of what the issues are. You are supposable very smart, but your comments do not help these USA voters!! Wake up and get your Stuff togeather.
    CEMoult

    WHO EVER READS THIS DO NOT SENT THE SAME OLD CRAP SAYING HOW YOU REALLY PAY ATTENTION.

    March 26, 2008 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
  17. DILLY

    WHAT COUNTRY IS IT WHERE THERE IS SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE AND THE FREEDOM OF SPEECH? I MUST HAVE GOT OF THE PLAIN IN THE WRONG COUNTRY.

    March 26, 2008 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
  18. Mike

    Why would any Godly church want him? Now even his replacement pastor Otis equates Wright with Jesus?

    Obama has digested this man's crap for twenty years and we are supposed to now believe Obama?

    Hillary 08

    March 26, 2008 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
  19. Paulinus, Canada

    Hillary is a pain
    She has no shame
    Her efforts are in Vain
    She should take the blame
    For playing her dirty game

    March 26, 2008 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  20. Jack

    I just absolutely LOVE all Democrats!

    March 26, 2008 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  21. Paulinus, Canada

    Sen Hillary
    Woman of Steel
    Out for the kill
    Against the peoples’ will
    Playing the race card
    Got people mad
    Why are you so frantic?
    I am now your critic

    They call Obama Black
    This is not a fact
    A witty mulatto
    With a conciliate motto
    America needs change
    Confident he can manage
    He will bring the country together
    Peace and love will reign forever

    March 26, 2008 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  22. Mack

    Wright words were not taken out of context. He said what he said and it was not good. There is no way to make what he said into a good situation no matter how long or how much you listen to it. The fact remains that Obama sat and listen to this for 20 years.

    March 26, 2008 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  23. Elle

    He avoids talking to anybody in the media and that is for a good reason.Everything that he would say would only magnify the "surpremist" attitude Wright wraps himself in.
    His words would matter,they would clarify the concerns and doubts more than You Tube ever could about him and the church .

    March 26, 2008 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  24. Ajay Jain, Garland, USA

    The more Rev Wright speaks the worse it will become for Sen Obama!

    March 26, 2008 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  25. Richard Colon, New York, USA

    Whatever

    March 26, 2008 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
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