Thursday, March 27, 2008

That's quite a chicken roost

Jeremiah Wright, Barack Obama's feverish, anti-American pastor, has consistently railed against materialism and "middleclass-ness." It turns out that his sermons are for the little people and not for himself personally. His new retirement home -- a mere 10,340-square-feet -- probably won't be open for congregants to come visit. After all, it's in a gated community.

Fox News has uncovered documents that indicate Wright is about to move to a 10,340-square-foot, four-bedroom home in suburban Chicago, currently under construction in a gated community... [his] retirement residence is raising some questions.

“Some people think deals like this are hypocritical. Jeremiah Wright himself criticizes people from the pulpit for middle classism, for too much materialism,” said Andrew Walsh, Associate Director of the Leonard E. Greenberg Center for the Study of Religion in Public Life with Trinity College in Hartford, Conn.

...Siegel characterizes the transaction as unusual, however, because of the way Wright sold the property to Trinity and the way the deal was financed, with the attached $10 million line of credit... Because churches are classified as private businesses, Trinity isn’t required to reveal its intended use for the line of credit. Nor, because it’s a non-profit entity, is it required to provide that information to the IRS...

For the guy whose casual lies include the assertion that the government invented HIV to "kill off the man of color", this is pretty much the level of hypocrisy you'd expect.

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