An event honoring controversial Chicago pastor Jeremiah Wright at Texas Christian University has been moved off campus because of security issues, TCU announced Wednesday.While a pile of mealy-mouthed double-talk.
Dr. Wright, a former pastor of and mentor of presidential candidate Barack Obama, has been a subject of controversy after video clips broadcast his condemnation of American racism and U.S. foreign policy.
Members of TCU's board of trustees voted to move the Brite Divinity School's fourth annual Black Church Summit events off the Fort Worth campus. Officials at the divinity school agreed, according to a statement from TCU.
Fort Worth police Lt. Paul Henderson said he had not heard any specific reasons why the event will be moved from TCU. "We don't have any information on any threat against the event. It may be due to some concerns related to on-campus security."
The Brite school has not announced a new place for the event.
Luther King, chairman of the TCU board, said in the written statement that "while the University should be a place where controversial opinions are freely expressed, the safety and security of students, faculty and staff are the primary concern of the Board."
Brite Divinity plans to honor Dr. Wright, retired pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ, at the summit's awards banquet March 29. The school cited the church's efforts and aid to agencies supporting mission work in Africa and South America.
"Brite does not endorse all of the statements or views of any of the church leaders recognized by the Divinity School," its Web site said. "Brite is recognizing Dr. Wright for his forty-year ministry linking divine justice and social justice."
I notice now he's being referred to as Dr. Wright.
Thanks to Gateway Pundit for the link.