National

Jeremiah Wright’s Georgia visit proves he can still draw — protesters

As people headed inside St. Paul AME Church in east Macon to hear controversial the Rev. Jeremiah Wright deliver a revival sermon Monday, a band of nearly 20 people, led by a local radio talk show host, protested the visit.

Wright silently entered the sanctuary during a choir anthem along with other ministers.

He knelt at the altar to pray while the choir finished singing.

Outside of the church, protestors shouted, “Not G.D. America, God Bless America” and “Jeremiah Wright is wrong.”

They tried to warn people going to hear the sermon that Wright preaches hate, not love.

Wright, speaking to about 350 people, delivered a traditional revival sermon based on the story of Jesus healing a blind beggar on his way to Jericho.

It should come as no surprise that Wright also expressed opinions about politics and current events.

Shouting into the microphone, Wright criticized President George W. Bush, the United States’ declaration of war against Iraq and the media.

"American boys and girls are still dying," Wright said.

He questioned why the military hasn’t been able to find Osama Bin Laden and the truthfulness of the media and government regarding the war.

“Wake up and smell the oil,” he said.

Read the complete story at macon.com

  Comments