Barack Obama's former pastor says criticism of his sermons is an attack on the black church. And he's delivering that message to the Washington media.
In a speech to the National Press Club, the Reverend Jeremiah Wright also defended his patriotism. He said he and members of his church, Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, have served in the military while some of his critics have "used their positions of privilege" to avoid service.
Wright also said he hopes that the controversy surrounding him will spark an honest dialogue about race in this country.
Video clips of Wright's sermons have been widely shown on television and the Internet. They also proved damaging to Obama's presidential campaign.
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