Now, it is true - I am not the most media savvy person. I almost never watch TV. I don't go to the movies. My usual response to my sweet mate's gentle, "Honey, are you ever gonna' watch this Netflix?" is "No." But I've been visiting people in homes with TVs lately so I caught wind of the Barack Obama/Jeremiah Wright issues of the past few days. And I realized the future is bleak for any of my congregants becoming a presidential candidate if this is the way primaries are gonna' roll.
For the record, I did not like the candidate's response to questions on his minister's remarks from the pulpit. More importantly, I think holding someone under a microscope that has a lens so broad that it covers years old comments by one's minister is asinine.
And just in case I have not sufficiently expressed where I stand on this, let me add: wait 'til CNN gets hold of my SWIM 2006 sermon in which it has been reported that I said, "The most common advice that dying people have given me is: have more sex." (I don't recall saying it. But there are multiple reports. And it is true that many a dying person has told me that... I don't deny. I just don't recall.)
So I'm just saying... If we are now holding our politicians to what their ministers say, whether the politician heard it or not, whether it is exactly what the minister meant or not... political aspirants beware. You should know that I have a mouth and it's not afraid to use me.