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Does Reverend Wright Speak For Black America

Contact: Don Swarthout, President of Christians Reviving America's Values, CRAVE, 859-219-1222, 859-619-2811 cell


WASHINGTON, April 29 /Christian Newswire/ -- Don Swarthout, President of Christians Reviving America's Values said today that Reverend Jeremiah Wright is not speaking for the Christianity of Black America in his current tour, but rather he is speaking for himself.


Swarthout said, "It is very dangerous for a man to interpret the Bible in his own way.  It is wrong to say we must think like the Black church when it says it has its own interpretation of Christianity. Jesus himself said that He was the same today, yesterday and forever. That does not mean that every Christian church is different from the others."


In Swarthout's opinion Christianity is the same for everyone who chooses to give their heart to the Lord and that Reverend Wright is all about the rest of America being able to understand his "special" interpretation of Christianity. 


While Swarthout may understand the plight of the Black Christian it seems to him that Reverend Wright is all about making a case for his own understanding of Christianity.  Swarthout said, "If Reverend Wright's interpretation is to be considered true, then the Black church must also see Christianity the same way as other churches see it."


Many black leaders have said that Reverend Wright is not speaking for them and he is speaking for himself.  That is good news according to many political pundits who say that Reverend Wright has made race a strong issue for the upcoming elections. 


Most political pundits feel that Reverend Wright is hurting Barack Obama's chances of winning the elections.  It has been suggested that he is either for Hillary Clinton or is so full of himself that he just can't stop talking.


Swarthout said, "I really don't have an opinion regarding the Democratic nomination process, but these statements about Reverend Wright certainly do seem to hold water.  The main point for all of us to remember is that Reverend Wright has made race a factor in the elections. The main point I want to make is, whether you are considered a Christian or not, is not based upon your race."