Religious Leaders React to Rev. Wright
Following Rev. Jeremiah Wright's speech at the National Press Club on Monday, The Post's Hamil Harris spoke with several religious leaders who were in attendance:
"It took this outpouring of slanting, of stereotyping by soundbites to get the press involved and they have heard things that they have never heard before," the Rev. Deborah Reynolds told Harris about Wright's comments. "They've had a teaching on Black liberation theology, they've been encouraged to embrace each other's differences. So it's been very positive for the Black church experience."
(New York Daily News columnist Errol Lewis raises questions today about Reynolds' involvement with Wright's speech.)
For many, Wright's appearance was less about him, and more about starting a national discussion about racism.
"Finally, we can once and forever have a serious dialogue to address the issue of race in America," the Rev. Willie Wilson told Harris for today's editions of The Post.
"Beyond the presidential election, until we deal with racism in America, we're never going to build the America we all hope for," said the Rev. Michael Louis Pfleger, of St. Sabina's Catholic Church in Chicago.
-- Ed O'Keefe
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