[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/images/03/26/art.wrightvid.cnn.jpg caption="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.
- CNN Ticker Producer Alexander Mooney
What a disgrace.
Why not put this issues behind CNN. You have made this man famous.
You have threwn people to this man church by criticizing him with only 3 seconds clips.
He is now a celebraty.
Didn't anyone pay attentions to Obama's speech on RACE....Guess not! It's sad to see that racism is still "alive and well" in this country....
CNN, Obama addressed this in his rally today. Why no coverage? In fact, why no coverage of Hillary's lies and her refusal to show her joint tax returns for the past 6 years? What is Hillary hiding?
"I hope the next time Rev. Wright stands before a congregation and speaks… he apologizes for his duragatory remarks against our Nation! We, as U.S. ciitizens deserve an apology!"
Dude shouldn't even preach....He should alos apologize to God for being an idiot and a hypercrite.....
. . . .Hillary is in campaigning in Pennsylvania. Time to pander to the
Ummm, to all of you people that don't think this is a major campaign issue...
People need to STOP saying that Senator Obama sat in a pew for 20 years. During that 20 years he spent time raising a family, 8 years in the Illinois senate in Springfield, and in the U.S. senate in D.C. He probably is like alot of people and only made it to church once a month or even a lot less than that. Betcha his average church attendence was more alike a few times a year! Not all people go to church twice a week like the Southern Baptists!
I want my vote back. If I would have known about Obama's judgement I would have never voted for him. I'm glad Hillary stayed in the race. Obama will be unelectable
Hey "truth hurts," Too bad YOUR truth is based on your own stupid ideology! Bin Laden committed a great crime because of HATRED towards the U.S. and Christians. How sad that you agree and condone Wright's and Bin Laden's actions/words.
No story about Hillary the Liar ... LOL!!!
Based on Hillary's campaign, I will never vote for her. I am switching to Independent based on how the DNC has allowed the Clintons to run down the party. If the nomination is stolen from Obama in anyway but the majority delegate count, I will vote for the GOP candidate. I will not be taken for granted.
So what is McCain's healtcare plan? Well, this morning I heard him say on CNN "It would cost too much" Well I've got news for Senator McGreedygut, we deserve the same healthcare that you and the other public SERVANTS have. A vote for McCain is a vote for the elitist. Hey Mr. McGreedygut my kids and grandkids are just as good as you. Remember that good ole' quote, "all men created equal," Are you saying except in the good ole' USA??????
Obama should quit race. There is no place for anti-americanism, including CNN.
How is this news?
Its funny how people are so easily willing to chastise Rev. Wright when in fact, he probably has done more to better this country then any of you CNN couch potatoes commenting have ever done for this country. The man spent 20 years of his life serving the community, helping with the poor and Aids care.
How disapointing America can be, when they are on a witch hunt. Actions do speak louder than words. So go out and do something positive for your country instead of attacking a retired reverend.
The damage is done.
I watched Senator Obama when he said that he could not attend church . It is hard to believe that Pastor Wright has made such an impression on him that he could not attend another church albeit he was in St. Thomas Virgin Islands. But I am sure that there would have been many churches that would have welcomed the senator and his family to share in the Easter Services.
Pastor Wright is wrong and now it is time for him to exit as gracefully as he can.
Where were the Obama children when this man was slinging hate?
The problem here is less about race and patriotism and more about trust. Upon closer examination, it has become clear that Senator Obama's rhetoric does not match his record. In neither his public nor private life has he demonstrated evidence of any such promise. The presidency is too important to be taken lightly.
Hey CNN how about running a ticker on TAX RETURNS for the PAST 6 years????? Now There's a story... Like how common is it not to have this disclosed this late in a campaign?
I'm sure it was good Christian Republicans who phoned in those death threats against Rev. Wright.
You never mention the hate Rush spews to his congregation of dittoheads.
The Clinton Hate Club is well represented-Obama will be the nominee-and all your racism and hate won't change that- you should switch to the Republican Party since hate and fear are welcomed there!
in response to Hillary Clinton's memory of landing in Bosnia is nothing but another embellishment of her being involved in foreign policy . She trying to push more stories than actual events from her husband's presidency to her time in the senate..She has nothing more or nothing new to add to her campaign speeches. She is trying to avert questions in regards to her memory by trying to attack Sen Barack Obama 's campaign. Thank god Obama is not as desparate as Hillary is!!!