From Burt Prelutsky this week, we get a closer look at Barack Obama and Chicago’s Trinity United Church of Christ, where Mr. Obama has been a member for the past 20 years (before that, according to reports, he was a Muslim).

According to the Church’s website

…the vision statement of the TUCC is based upon something called the systematized liberation theology that began in 1969 with the publication of Dr. James Cone’s book, “Black Power and Black Theology.”

Trinity United boasts that it is a congregation “Unashamedly Black and Unapologetically Christian.” What’s more, “it is a congregation with a non-negotiable commitment to Africa. We are an African people, and remain true to our native land, the mother continent, the cradle of civilization.”

Its pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr., has referred to “white arrogance” and “the United States of Whiter America.”

…Furthermore, Rev. Wright’s church publishes a magazine, The Trumpet. Not too surprisingly, all things considered, the recipient of the 2007 Lifetime Achievement Trumpeter Award for Social Justice was none other than Louis Farrakhan, the fellow who plays the race card even better than he plays his violin.

Read all of Burt’s article here.