August 11, 2009
Is Obama a Closet Conehead?
President Obama has never mentioned black liberation theologian James Cone, despite his longtime pastor Jeremiah Wright's devotion to his work. While on Fox News Channel's Hannity and Colmes, Rev. Jeremiah Wright was asked about his church's mission statement. He implied that he could not have an intelligent conversation with Hannity about Black Liberation Theology. "If you're not gonna talk about theology in context," he said, "if you're not gonna talk about Liberation Theology that came out of the 60's, systematized Black Liberation Theology that started with Jim Cone in 1968, and the writings of Cone and the writings of Dwight Hopkins, and the writings of Womanist theologians and Asian theologians and Hispanic theologians, then you can't talk about the black value system." He went on to ask, no less than three times, how many of Cone's books Hannity had read. From this interaction, it is apparent that Rev. Wright considers Cone's writings...(Read Full Article)