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Controversial Pastor takes Pulpit in Houston
August 31, 2008

2 on the Beat has received a number of  text messages and phone calls this Sunday morning about the surprise appearance of Rev. Jeremiah Wright at Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church.

Remember him?

He was once known as Senator Barack Obama’s controversial pastor.

Rev. Wright is a long time friend of  Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church,  Rev. Marcus Cosby and Rev. emeritus William Lawson.  For years he has been a featured guest pastor at Wheeler, but public scrutiny forced him to postpone an appearance that was scheduled for earlier this year. 

During the democratic presidential primary Obama was forced to spend a lot of time defending Rev. Wright’s sermons. 

Some felt his words (condemning America, criticizing Senator Hillary Clinton and the use of race)  were offensive.  Wright’s congregation defended him as a traditional preacher who uses the power of the pulpit to speak truth to power.

But, after the Democratic candidate for president cut ties with Rev. Wright, the controversy  died down, and the candidate was able to concentrate on his campaign

Today he will be able to deliver a sermon with far less media and public scrutiny. 

The members of the congregation can decide for themselves how to receive the message.