A few weeks ago about two-dozen Chicago area black ministers crowded around a small pulpit in a historic African-American church, pledging their support for Illinois Senator Barack Obama’s presidential campaign despite the candidate’s split from his outspoken pastor, Rev. Jeremiah Wright.
“We know that there have been controversial matters that have appeared in the news media as relates to the sermons of Rev. Jeremiah Wright,” said the Rev. Leon D. Finney Jr. of the in Chicago. At the news conference, the ministers refused to specifically speak about Wright.
The ministers represented at least eight African-American denominations. One preacher, Bishop Cody Marshall of the Church of God in Chicago, said Barack Obama will be victorious despite setbacks.
“We’ve got boots and shoes on the ground and we’re knocking on doors,” Finny said. “We’ve got busloads of people leaving from Chicago over the weekend and they will be in Indiana. Ministers and churches across this country are excited and mobilized to make a difference because they recognized the real truth and the real issue. That this is an opportunity to bring about change.”
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