To help appease voters who believed he might be taking orders from the Vatican, John F Kennedy explained that religion was not that important to him in his public service. Being the first Catholic presidential candidate the American public was wary of having a man who prays a rosary in the highest office in the land; therefore his campaign made sure everyone was aware that he wouldn't make consuming the literal body and blood of Christ as public policy.
It seemed to work as America elected the charming young senator to the Presidency; although it was a tight race. Nowadays no one can escape the massive hype surrounding one's religious past.
Yes of course I'm referring to the two who are seeking the Presidency. McCain of course cut ties with the fiery Texan televangelist John Hagee after hearing about his ridiculously simple minded comments about the Almighty's wrath and Katrina. Oh and he did mention something about a German dictator carrying out God's work to help establish finally the British Accord for the boundaries of Israel. Yeah that was bound to ruffle some feathers.
In what was so far the best speech I've seen in this campaign Obama finally decided to disassociate himself from the Reverend Jeremiah Wright. Wright made headlines for being a Youtube star where sound bytes were played of him cursing America, whitey, and various others from the pulpit. Of course this brought much scrutiny from people sensitive about faith and to make matters worse Obama has already been trying to convince voters that just because his father believes in the words of Muhammad that he wasn't going to suicide bomb the Oval Office.
The Reverend Wright didn't take the Obama leaving his church all that well and made his feelings about it known publicly. I guess he skipped they day they taught the sermon on the mount in preacher school. Taking his new found fame and attention whoring to a whole new level Jeremiah Wright has now written a book to be released in October and will spend the month promoting it.
Yes October, a month before the general election. In an age where everyone is all concerned about worshipping the 'correct' god you can imagine what the focus of that month's media coverage will be. I mean is foreign policy really all that important?
Stay classy Reverend Wright. Stay classy.
"We have supported state terrorism against the Palestinians and black South Africans, and now we are indignant because the stuff we have done overseas is now brought right back to our own front yards. America's chickens are coming home to roost." - Jeremiah Wright
Jeremiah Wright's Book, Set to Hit Shelves in October