Wright, Obama, TUCC, UCC, CC, etc
The brand-R talking pointheads are covering this heavily, and it does deserve to be covered heavily. But they are missing half the story, either through ignorance or self-censorship. For instance, Rush pointed out that Wright was not connected to the "Churches of Christ" at all. Well, of course. The "Church of Christ" is a branch of the Campbellites, pure innocent bare-bones fundamentalists whose trademark is a refusal to use instrumental music. Probably the closest thing in modern times to C.S. Lewis's 'mere Christianity', and absolutely unconnected to ANY leftish tendency. The other Campbellite group, the "Disciples of Christ", is larger, looser, and closer to elite mainstream churches, often mixing with Methodists in theology.
The "United Church of Christ", basically formed from the Congregationalists plus a couple of smaller mergers, is an entirely different matter from the "Church of Christ". Steve Sailer
covers the hard-left connections of Wright's individual church, but not the whole denomination. In fact the UCC has been a clearinghouse for Communist and revolutionary activities since the '60s. When I was doing hippie peace stuff, we often stayed at UCC churches and used their organizing abilities. More obscurely, UCC (along with the World Council of Churches, which is explicitly Commie) ran an international cult for intellectual lefties called the Ecumenical Institute. This was something like a post-modern re-invention
of the Jesuits, except that it was spreading Lenin instead of Christ. One of my close hippie friends joined this order and spent most of the 1970's working in various parts of the Third World, doing mysterious and secret things while often begging for money from friends. As far as I can tell from Googling, the EI faded out or changed its name after the '70s; I don't see any recent evidence of activity.
Since the American Left joined forces with Mohammed in the '60s, it's not surprising that Wright's Farrakhan-style ideas are treated with deference by the national UCC.