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Talking Points: Rev. Dr. Jeremiah A Wright, Jr. and Trinity United Church of Christ

Rev. Dr. Jeremiah A Wright, Jr.

Basic Biographical Facts

As Scholar/Educator

As Pastor

As Student of Islam/Visit to Libya

Trinity UCC’s motto

Trinity United Church of Christ

UCC General Minister and President John H. Thomas has addressed these in a news story that has appeared online since Jan. 11. Feel free to forward this link to persons who request information from you about the UCC: http://www.ucc.org/news/thomas-denounces-smear-1.html

Below are some talking points to assist you further:

DO come to the defense of the United Church of Christ and Trinity UCC.

DO NOT come to the defense of Obama specifically. That’s not your role.

DO refute distortions or misconceptions about Trinity UCC.

DO explain the predominate racial-ethnic heritage of Trinity UCC’s membership.

DO speak to racism as a present-day issue of justice that needs the nation’s attention.

DO NOT engage in proof-texting of Jeremiah Wright’s sermons.

DO, if appropriate, speak to your personal relationship with Jeremiah Wright.

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United Church Center
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Toll Free in CT: 866.367.2822
860.233.5564
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