kynn (kynn) wrote in ucc_peeps,

Obama's UCC under attack

The right-wing Republicans are attacking Barack Obama's religion; he attends Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago.

[Sean Hannity:] However, new information has recently come to light regarding the Trinity Unity [sic] Church in Chicago. That's the one that Senator Barack Obama calls home. Trinity Church's congregation subscribes to a 10-point list, which they refer to as, quote, "Afrocentric." Now, a closer look at the church's vision has led many to call them separatist and, in some cases, even drawing comparisons to a cult.


[Black conservative columnist Eric Rush:] I would go beyond saying that they're Afrocentric. They're African-centric. They refer to themselves as an African people, and that somewhat disturbs me from the viewpoint of, well, do they consider themselves Americans? Do they consider themselves Christians? Are they worshipping Christ? Are they worshipping African things black? Well, I mean, what is it?

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Oh my.

Does this flailing logic apply across the board? Because I'm pretty sure that, when accused of being non-american, the Armenian Church here in my town would be livid, as would the Greek Orthodox Church and several of the other places of worship that have a strong hold to their cultural identity while living in America. Just because Americans couldn't wipe out African identity at the get go is no reason to get Sean Hannity and other like minded individuals panties in a bunch.

Guhhhh What is wrong with this country?
Is this the UCC tho?
Look at the Trinity UCC's homepage -- the upper left corner, that's clearly the UCC logo.
yeah I saw that right after. I'm a dumbass
I have nothing to add that would be even vaguely Christian in response, so I guess I shouldn't say anything. Just more proof as to why Sean Hannity is a moron. *sighs*
This seems like a post that should require a snobbish, over-educated, highly political response, but this guy is just plain dumb.

Does the United Church of Christ worship Christ? Ummm... like...DUH!
I've been to a couple services there and I have to say I love Trinity UCC. Our youth group goes there every year and its the most popular activity they do--and we're a bunch of white kids from Iowa.

This is just another example of the mud that gets slung around when politics are involved. Christ would not be a Democrat OR a Republican and it is not the Church's place to tell you how to vote.

This is also an example of willful ignorance which Fox News seems to be so good at.
I think we all should invite him to our churches. Here's his website:

but when I click on the "contact us" button, it just says "your message has been sent. Thank you!".