Obama, Wright, Farrakhan, Together on 2006 Church Newsletter Cover

-By Warner Todd Huston

My friend Tom Blumer over at the bizzyblog found an interesting image showing an advertisement that appeared in the February 12, 2006 edition of the Trinity United Church of Christ’s newsmagazine, The Trumpet. It depicts Barack Obama along with other — um, shall we say “notable”? — folks like Louis Farrakhan, the racist Reverend Wright, and Elijah Muhammad (founder of the nation of Islam, the extremist branch that Farrakhan now heads up). These faces appear on a purportedly Christian Church’s newsmagazine.

It makes one wonder, if all the way back in 2006 Barack was on the cover of a magazine with Farrakhan, Wright and Muhammad, how can he claim he never knew of the extremist views of his “spiritual mentor” the racist Rev. Wright? It stretches credulity that Obama could have been so long oblivious of what was going on in his own church. doesn’t it? To be coupled with Farrakhan and Muhammad like that? It would be absurd to imagine that they put Obama’s face on the magazine without his knowledge and approval, wouldn’t it?

As Tom says about the extremist bent of Trinity United and Wright: what did Obama know and WHEN did he know it?

(For a bigger version of the image, clickHERE)

**Little Green Footballs ids some of the other faces on the cover for us…

  • Adam Clayton Powell — 1st row, 1st from left
  • Dick Gregory — 1st row, 2nd from left
  • Shirley Chisholm — 1st row, 4th from left
  • O. J. Simpson attorney Johnny Cochran — 1st row, 5th from left
  • Rosa Parks — 1st row, 6th from left
  • Rapper “Common” — 2nd row, 1st from left
  • Is that Robert Mugabe? — 2nd row, 2nd from left
  • Luther Vandross — 4th row, 1st from left
  • Ozzie Davis — 4th row, 2nd from left
  • Lou Rawls — 4th row, 3rd from left
  • Nation of Islam founder Elijah Muhammad — 4th row, 5th from left

Notice who’s missing? Martin Luther King, Jr.!!


Warner Todd Huston is a Chicago based freelance writer, has been writing opinion editorials and social criticism since early 2001 and is featured on many websites such as newsbusters.org, townhall.com, New Media Journal, Men’s News Daily and the New Media Alliance among many, many others. Additionally, he has been a frequent guest on talk-radio programs to discuss his opinion editorials and current events. He has also written for several history magazines and appears in the new book “Americans on Politics, Policy and Pop Culture” which can be purchased on amazon.com. He is also the owner and operator of publiusforum.com. Feel free to contact him with any comments or questions : EMAIL Warner Todd Huston

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