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At Obama’s Old Church, Pastor Declares 2008 Controversy Closed

posted on November 7, 2012

Mitch Smith of The Chicago Tribune profiles Trinity United Church of Christ, four years after the video of the church’s former pastor, Reverend Jeremiah A. Wright Jr., declaring “God damn America,” rocked the 2008 presidential election. While nationally the church received negative attention, locally the church has grown. “There was a period when I think the church was under attack,” says Dwight N. Hopkins, a Trinity member and theology professor at the University of Chicago. “The church became tighter, closer in that period.”

Read at The Chicago Tribune