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Black Liberation Theology, Kenya, and the Obamas’ “Spiritual Homeland”

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Posted on April 5 2010 3:00 pm

Many of the blogs today are buzzing with an old video of Michelle Obama, recognizing Kenya as Obama’s “home country”:

Not surprisingly, this “home country” portion was omitted on Obama’s own Facebook page.

Many of the birthers are taking this as an admission of him being born in another country, but that is not what this is about. It’s not about physical but spiritual birth. This is about his “spiritual” loyalties, as taught by the Black Liberation Theology of Trinity United Church of Christ. They make it clear where loyalties should lie.

From Trinity’s “What We Believe” page:

A congregation with a non-negotiable COMMITMENT TO AFRICA.

“We are an African people, and remain “true to our native land,” the mother continent, the cradle of civilization.”

Part of their mission statement might sound familiar, as it sounds almost identical to this administration’s policy:

“The fortunate who are among us combine forces with the less fortunate to become agents of change for God who is not pleased with America’s economic mal-distribution!”

Redistribution of wealth? No question.

This is part of their afrocentric (also seen as “africentric”) view, reflected in all they do. Their bookstore is full of africentric books and the Black Value System.

Black Liberation Theology is a socialist/Marxist based theology:

Black liberation theology is closely related to the broader phenomenon of liberation theology, which calls for social activism, class struggle, and even violent revolution aimed at overturning the “capitalist oppressors of the poor” and installing, in its place, a socialist utopia that will finally enfranchise the poor and downtrodden. As an extension of this movement, black liberation theology similarly seeks to foment Marxist revolutionary fervor but one founded on racial rather than class solidarity.

So what can we take from this video clip? I think a reference to Kenya as Obama’s “home country” is a strong reflection of the philosophy the Obama family followed at the Trinity United Church of Christ. Loyalties in this theology are to Africa and the Marxist version of “social justice” first and foremost. By their actions since taking office, I don’t think that philosophy has changed much.

Do you have a problem with this  philosophy being held and acted upon by the leader of our nation? I do.

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