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Posted by on Jun 12, 2009 in Media, Politics, Religion, Society | 4 comments

John Avlon’s “Wingnuts of the Week”: Reverend Jeremiah Wright and Pastor Wiley Drake

Centrist writer John Avlon has named the Reverend Jeremiah Wright and Pastor Wiley Drake as his “Wingnuts of the Week” on his weekly CNN American Morning segment — Wright for his comment about “them Jews” supposedly keeping Wright from talking to President Barack Obama and Drake for his repeated statement that he is praying for Obama’s death.

Avlon also notes that when people stoke the flames of hate and polarize and divide it is NOT what most Americans (Christian and non-Christian alike) would consider Christian behavior.

Here’s how the former Chief Speechwriter for former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani begins his explanation of his piece on his CNN blog:

A new survey by the Pew Research Center reaffirms that America is a religious nation, but it also shows that young voters across the political spectrum are turning away from the inter-mixed influence of religion on politics.

This week’s wingnuts on the left and right offer examples of why the separation of church and state is making a common sense comeback for this new generation – the Reverend Jeremiah Wright and Pastor Wiley Drake.

Go to the link to read it all.

And here is the segment as it aired on CNN:

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