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September 10, 2008 Leave a comment Go to comments

Woman Says She Had Affair With Obama’s Ex-Pastor

A woman in Texas says she lost her job and her marriage as a result of the affair with Rev. Jeremiah Wright, who is also married.
Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Barack Obama’s former pastor and spiritual advisor is being accused of ruining a woman’s marriage.

A 37-year-old white woman in Dallas, Texas told the New York Post she had a steamy affair with the clergyman, whom she met when she worked as an executive assistant at a church that is led by a follower of Wright.

Elizabeth Payne said her husband dumped her after the alleged affair with the 67-year-old Wright. She said she was also fired from her job at Friendship-West Baptist Church.

“I was involved with Rev. Wright, and that’s why I lost my job and why my husband divorced me,” Payne told The Post. Payne’s husband told The Post he discovered a number of e-mails between his wife and Wright.

“There must have been about 80 of them, back and forth,” he said. “Wright said things like he was going to leave his wife for Elizabeth.”

Wright is currently married to his second wife, Ramah.

Ramah Wright reportedly went to Jeremiah Wright’s Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago for marriage counseling in the 1980s when she and her first husband were trying to keep their marriage alive.

Wright is best remembered for his comments that eventually led to Obama cutting ties with him.

“He doesn’t fit the model. He ain’t white, he ain’t rich, and he ain’t privileged,” Wright said of Obama. “Hillary fits the mold. Europeans fit the mold, Giuliani fits the mold. Rich white men fit the mold. Hillary never had a cab whiz past her and not pick her up because her skin was the wrong color.

“Hillary never had to worry about being pulled over in her car as a black man driving in the wrong… I am sick of Negroes who just do not get it. Hillary was not a black boy raised in a single parent home, Barack was. Barack knows what it means to be a black man living in a country and a culture that is controlled by rich white people.”

Wright also criticized former President Bill Clinton for his actions with former White House intern Monica Lewinsky.

Wright, who is now retired, has reportedly moved into a brand new mansion worth more than $1 million.

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  1. liquidassets
    September 10, 2008 at 8:50 pm

    I’m still campaigning for Obama; but I wish he had denounced Wright earlier and more strongly. If Obama loses because of Wright, it’s his own fault: Back when Obama needed black votes to win State senate seat in his neighborhood in Chicago’s side, he went to the influential Wright for endorsement and got it, however: Wright reportedly warned him “Are you sure you want me on your side? I think I’m too liberal for you”. Obama needed the votes so made a deal with the devil. And sure enough, it’s coming back to haunt him in various ways. I’m not sure if it was naivte on his part, or just a calculated gamble that he lost. But it’s sad to see this affecting the campaign, as Obama’s philosophy and strategies seem opposed to Wright’s. But it’s Obama’s own fault. When confronted by this, I just say that Obama has cut off from this guy, realized his mistake, that Wright doesn’t represent him.

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