Obama's Church Printed Pro-Hamas, Anti-Israel Editorial in Bulletin

March 24, 2008

Author: Michael Foust

Source: Baptist Press


Two days after delivering a much-publicized speech on race, Democrat & presidential candidate Barack Obama once again found himself distancing himself from his church -- this time the congregation's publication of a pro-Hamas, anti-Israel op-ed in a church bulletin.

As first reported by the website BizzyBlog, Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago last July republished an editorial from The Los Angeles Times in which Mousa Abu Marzook, an official with the Palestinian group Hamas, defended the group's refusal to recognize Israel's right to exist. The United States officially views Hamas as a terrorist organization. A headline above the column in the bulletin read, "A Fresh View of the Palestinian Struggle."