Rev. Jeremiah Wright, the controversial minister of Obama’s Trinity United Church in Chicago has been important in Presidential candidate Barack Obama’s life. Wright is well-known in Chicago and in the black church world for taking over a small United Church of Christ congregation in 1972 and turning it into an 8,000-member powerhouse that advertises itself on its website as “unashamedly Black and unapologetically Christian”

More recently, his name is becoming nationally familiar as the longtime spiritual mentor of Barack Obama, who joined the church in 1988 – a move Obama says was important to shaping his identity as an African-American. In fact, Obama’s book title “Audacity of Hope” was taken from one of Wright’s sermons. (Plagiarism even then, huh?)

Here’s some audacious comments from the good Rev. Wright on random topics:

On Natalee Holloway: “One 18-year-old white girl from Alabama gets drunk on a graduation trip to Aruba, goes off and ‘gives it up’ while in a foreign country, and that stays in the news for months!” he added. “Maybe I am missing something!”

On 9/11: “In the 21st century, white America got a wake-up call after 9/11/01…White America and the Western world came to realize that people of color had not gone away, faded into the woodwork or just ‘disappeared,’ as the Great White West kept on its merry way of ignoring Black concerns.”

On Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan: “He brings a perspective that is helpful and honest…Minister Farrakhan will be remembered as one of the 20th and 21st century giants of the African-American religious experience.”

On Bill Clinton: (Some argue that blacks should vote for Clinton) “because her husband was good to us…”That’s not true. He did the same thing to us that he did to Monica Lewinsky.”

My question is that if Mitt Romney was forced to answer question on events that occured in the LDS Church in 1881 why hasn’t the media called on Obama to speak about what his church stands for today? Could you imagine Romney’s church describing itself as “unashamedly white?”

I’m wondering if this is fair game. Let me know.