Erik Rush

Erik Rush, the columnist who was writing and talking about the incendiary comments and views of Sen. Barack Obama’s longtime pastor and mentor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, long before the mainstream media began reporting the story, has joined the WorldNetDaily commentary lineup as an exclusive weekly contributor.

Rush, who has been a guest columnist for WND since 2003, was the first to publicize the controversial views of Wright and Trinity United Church of Christ in a piece published Feb. 20, 2007.

“Is Barack Obama seeking to be our first black president, or our first stealth black supremacist president?” Rush asked in opening the column.

“To say that the Trinity United Church of Christ is afrocentric in the extreme would be a gross understatement. It’s not simply afrocentric, it’s African-centric. In fact, one could argue that this organization worships things African to a far greater degree than they do Christ, and gives the impression of being a separatist ‘church’ in the same vein as do certain supremacist ‘white brethren’ churches – or even Louis Farrakhan’s Nation of Islam.”

Rush ended his groundbreaking column saying: “Obama’s affiliation with this church, if I must call it that, should be as alarming to the American voter as a Republican candidate for president belonging to the Aryan Brethren Church of Christ. Any argument against this assertion is politically correct delusion, reverse discrimination and a hypocrisy – a very dangerous one.”

The Rush column and a subsequent media appearance caused such a stir at Trinity Church, Rev. Wright posted a rebuttal on the organization’s website.

A former professional musician, Rush has appeared on Fox News’ “Hannity and Colmes,” CNN and is a veteran of numerous radio appearances. He is the author of several books. His latest, “Annexing Mexico: Solving the Border Problem Through Annexation and Assimilation”, was a 2007 New York Book Festival winner in the “Best Nonfiction” category.

Rush’s exclusive column will run each Thursday on WorldNetDaily’s commentary page.

Read Erik Rush’s first regular WND column, “Putting race-baiters out of business.”

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