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Rev. Wright -- Oprah Can't Help Poor People

9/4/2009 12:01 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Oprah may appear to be all-powerful -- but according to Reverend Jeremiah Wright, she doesn't have as much pull as we thought.

Reverend Jeremiah Wright: Click to watch
Barack Obama's former pastor was in D.C. yesterday, where he went on the Oprah offensive, saying she's only "an entertainer, not a politician" who doesn't "care" about social policy and can't help the poor at a structural level.

His words are rough -- but does he have a point?

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76.

Letece    

Rev. is correct regarding Oprah. I guess it's okay for a white minister to wish the our President was dead. America is full of it when it comes to race. Nothing has changed becaue we have a African American President. He is treated with the utmost disrespect. I fear for his life because the racist groups are on the rise and I would like to read more about the activites regarding these hate groups. Oprah will not have rappers on her show but she has had white supremist on her show and other guest who are definately questionable. Oprah comes of phony now and I have not watched her show in years and will not watch it, no matter who is on her show.She has no real influence unless you are on a diet or shopping for handbags.

1833 days ago
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Marilyn Minor    

I agree with Rev. Wright, Oprah is just a entertainter. The world has grown so far away from receiving grace, Mercy, and salvation from the true living God. Oprah is not God. Biblically speaking, we are cursed by God for trusting in man (Jeremiah 17:5 Thus saith the LORD; Cursed be the man that trusteth in man and maketh flesh his arm. and whose heart depareth from the Lord. Mortgage crisis, Global crisis. high unemployment rate, constant disasters and the list goes on. Oprah is worshipped like a goddess, a Queen, minister, and she has claimed to represent herself as a god. God's jealousy is against those who worship an idol over him. Therefore we suffer God's wrath and his curse on our land and this curse effects us individually. Oh how far have we came forgetting about God our Lord and saviour Jesus Christ. If we knew that God's judgments are true. We would be watchful and careful in making choices blindly that interferes with our lives and well-being. Oprah cannot save the world.If she could she would be able to save those who are burdened and suffering over the whole world. We a many are in bondage under Oprah's influence, her power and authority, and are constantly reminded that she is a black wealthy women who came from an humble beginning. That was the Then. But the Now has come calling and we find ourselves going back being reminded of the October 19th 1987, stock market crash called the Black Monday. This crash landed us into recession. This recent Crisis is greater than back then. What happen? We forgot about God who was blessing us dearly and God's wrath has become greater against us. Continue to be rebellious and see where we end! Speaking of the Poor African Nations, Soon the United States will end up like a third world country. Keep worshipping Oprah and God's anger will be provoked more greatly. Oprah does not have answers to our ills. Her painful childhood story no longer is holding water. Mainly because Oprah is not the only person in this world who were raised in an abusive childhood. There are Millions who have suffered greater and millions who are still suffering in such. Living under an extreme poverty is a great suffering that causes many dyfunctions. People become angry and all other behaviours come along with it. Oprah cannot heal the wounded heart and many people do not have the determination she had back then Now. She finds herself in the Now trying to tell people not to live it up anymore, the good times, entertainment is slipping away with the Global crisis. Now it is time to live humble. See how God work's people. back where we started. I beleive that Oprah has out challenge her Ownself spiritually. God is the power people! God gave us knowledge, wisdom, laws,instructions, discernments, principles, and reveals his truth through his judgments and his grace and mercy through his love. We are falling by the sword by our Own rebellion.

1831 days ago
78.

jessica    

how do you found oprha so you can right to her

1376 days ago
79.

tim    

OPRAH IS RACIST---SHE WON'T HELP PEOPLE IN AMERICA OR ANYONE WHITE---SHE ONLY CARES TO LOOK GOOD WITH HER SPECIAL OPRAH'S FAVORITE THINGS FOR HER DUMB VIEWERS--TAX WRITE OFFS FOR HARPO---SHES A FAKE---SHE ONLY LIKES BLACK PEOPLE---HOW IS THAT NOT RACIST----SHE ONLY LIKE AFRICANS----SCREW OPRAH--I USED TO LIKE HER BUT IF SHE HAS 3 BILLION PLUS AND CANT HELP AMERICA F-HER FAT B-TCH

1322 days ago
80.

suelucia    

I NEED HELP FOR FIX MY TOOTH PLEASE.

1143 days ago
81.

LadyMonthrae    

Rev.Wright is the perfect example of the POT calling the Kettle BLACK. He too is an entertainer starving for some media time, he likes to be controversial because of the attention it brings. The differences between Rev. Wright and Oprah is of course the money. But WRIGHT will be held accountable for the division and anguish he causes in the spiritual rim. Oprah is living out her purpose. ALL races must do is take responsibility for our own decisions and future plans. All too often, people of all races look for a hand out and that is what hold alot of people back. Yes, I know it hard but life can be fair if you atleast work towards something thats productive and has a high chance of becoming beneficial in a long term goal. I'm sure she had some struggles paving the way for the next Oprah. We pay too much attention to the glamour of things but never consider the struggle of the history of how she made it. She didn't become who she is through a quick-get-rich-scheme, she went to school, followed her career goals and turned an idea into a reality. People kill me laugh at them with the audacity to think they can tell Oprah or anyone how and where to spend her money that SHE made but STURGGLE in figuring out how to do as she HAS done so you can donate to and support your own charity

776 days ago
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