The Rev. “God d— America!” in Greensboro?
March 13, 2013 29 Comments
It seems that a local congregation, Providence Baptist Church on Tuscaloosa Street in east Greensboro, has been hosting anniversary and revival services over the last several days. Howard Chubbs is the pastor of this particular church. But this was apparently planned to be such a special time that a headline speaker from out of town was invited to lead these services.
Over the last several days, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright was scheduled to have been right here in Greensboro, serving as the main speaker at these services. Wright, of course, used to serve as Pastor of the Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago. He attained some degree of celebrity during the 2008 presidential campaign season.
One can scarcely imagine the kind of remarks Wright might have shared at these services; and the response of the congregation to these remarks.
Unfortunately, there has been little media coverage as of this writing that I have been able to discern. It is difficult to know to what extent these services produced fruit for the kingdom.
It will be interesting to see whether this event is covered prominently in the local media; or whether it is somehow hoped that few will notice it even took place.
Dr. Joe Guarino is a Guardian columnist.