Preacher With a Penchant for Controversy
Some of the Rev. Jeremiah Wright's most controversial remarks:
"We bombed Hiroshima, we bombed Nagasaki, and we nuked far more than the thousands in New York and the Pentagon, and we never batted an eye. . . . America's chickens are coming home to roost."
-- Sermon, September 2001
"We are descendants of Africa, not England. . . . We have a culture that is African in origin -- not European. The Bible we preach from came from a culture that was not English or European."
-- From the 2005 book
"Blow the Trumpet in Zion"
"The government gives them the drugs, builds bigger prisons, passes a three-strike law and then wants us to sing 'God Bless America.' No, no, no; God damn America! That's in the Bible for killing innocent people."
-- Sermon, 2003
"Racism is how this country was founded and how this country is still run."
-- Sermon, 2006, delivered
at Howard University
"Hillary is married to Bill, and Bill has been good to us. No, he ain't. Bill did us just like he did Monica Lewinsky."
-- Sermon, January 2008