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Wright says response political

Wright Defends Sermons, Calls Uproar Unfair, Response Political
By Kim Chipman

April 25 (Bloomberg) — Barack Obama ‘s former pastor, the Reverend Jeremiah Wright, said passages of his sermons that caused an uproar were taken out of context and the Illinois senator’s denunciation of those statements doesn’t bother him because he understands it’s politics.

“He says what he has to say as a politician. I say what I have to say as a pastor,” Wright said in an interview with PBS’s “Bill Moyers Journal” scheduled to air tonight. “They are two different worlds.”

Wright, in his first interview since portions of some of his sermons began playing widely on television and over the Internet, said as an activist he’s accustomed to being “at odds with the establishment.” He said the portrayal of his teachings is unfair, unjust and has made him the target of hatred. It’s “very, very unsettling,” Wright said.

Link to Interview on video.


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