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May 4, 2008

Why Oprah Winfrey Left Rev. Wright's Church

Innnteresting, I've been wondering why Oprah didn't speak out on this issue, having read she was a member.

Why Oprah Winfrey left Rev. Jeremiah Wright's church.

For any spiritually minded, up-wardly mobile African-American living in Chicago in the mid-1980s, the Trinity United Church of Christ was—and still is—the place to be. That's what drew Oprah Winfrey, a recent Chicago transplant, to the church in 1984. She was eager to bond with the movers and shakers in her new hometown's black community. But she also admired Trinity United's ambitious outreach work with the poor, and she took pride in upholding her Southern grandmother's legacy of involvement with traditional African-American houses of worship. Winfrey was a member of Trinity United from 1984 to 1986, and she continued to attend off and on into the early to the mid-1990s. But then she stopped. A major reason—but by no means the only reason—was the Rev. Jeremiah Wright...

Posted by jsmooth995 at May 4, 2008 4:54 PM

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