More controversial Wright comments surface

March 27, 2008 8:30:31 PM PDT
More controversial comments from Senator Barack Obama's former pastor, Reverend Jeremiah Wright have come to light.The comments are in an article published in the Trumpet magazine. Wright is listed as the magazine's chief executive officer, and his daughter is listed as publisher.

In the December 2007 issue, Wright describes the crucifixion of Jesus as a public lynching Italian style. He also writes about the "garlic noses" of Italians.

The Italian American Human Relations Foundation of Chicago condemned the comments.

"We're really, really sad that at this day and age that that kind of thought would be in someone's mind and would be spewed in public," said Louis Rago, president, American Human Relations Foundation.

Reverend Wright has not been available for comment.

In an interview taped Thursday for the ABC show 'The View,' Obama had this to say about the ongoing Wright controversy:

"Had the reverend not retired, and had he not acknowledged that what he said had deeply offended people, and was inappropriate, and mischaracterized what I believe is the greatness of this country for all its flaws, then I wouldn't have felt comfortable staying at the church."

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