Wright, the former pastor at Trinity, has kept a low profile since some of his sermons landed him in the middle of a political firestorm.Rev. Wright slams Fox News at Pincham funeral at Marathon Pundit
But at Pincham's funeral Saturday, Wright made his first extensive public remarks since the controversy began as he paid tribute to his friend.
While discussing "seven lessons the judge taught me," Wright never mentioned Obama, who has rejected some of Wright's comments, which included denunciations of America for its mistreatment of black people and claims that America's promotion of terrorism abroad helped prompt the 9/11 attacks. But Wright did take the opportunity to bash some of the critics of his controversial statements, including Fox News personalities Bill O'Reilly and Sean Hannity.
And while Wright made no mention of terrorism, he did revisit the topic of America's mistreatment of blacks, saying America's founding fathers "planted slavery and white supremacy in the DNA of this republic," and adding that Thomas Jefferson wrote, " 'God would punish America for the sin of slavery.' I guess that makes Thomas Jefferson unpatriotic," he said to the cheers of the congregation.
Reflecting on the late Pincham, Wright said his faith "was not the jingoistic, chauvinistic 'you're either with us or against us' demonizing kind of faith." Wright said Pincham was friends with "Jews, Muslims, rabbis, imams, fathers in the Catholic church and [Louis] Farrakhan in the Islamic faith."
Escalating into full-preaching mode, Wright thundered, "Fox News can't understand that. [Bill] O'Reilly will never get that. Sean Hannity's stupid fantasy will keep him forever stuck on stupid when it comes to comprehending how you can love a brother who does not believe what you believe. [Pincham's] faith was a faith in a God who loved the whole world not just one country or one creed."
At that point, congregants nearly drowned Wright out with a booming standing ovation.
Wright also referred to Fox News as "Fix News."
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Wright: “Fix News” can’t handle the truth at HotAir
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