Spike Lee revealed he thought the economic difficulties plaguing the country were ordained by God to help get Barack Obama elected. He made this revelation on Morning Joe this morning in an interview with Joe Scarborough.
Joe kind of set him up, though, in my opinion, saying, “I’ve always believed, and it seems naive, that God’s had a hand in America, and I get the sense you feel that God has had a real hand in this.”
Lee responded by saying, “So many things have happened — all of a sudden, the economy goes south at that moment, and then McCain — there were so many things. It was almost a movement that had to be ordained, I think.”
On Sunday, Jeremiah Wright made an appearance in Washington, D. C., speaking at a chapel service at Howard University. He thinks God had a hand in Obama’s rise, as well.
Wright hailed Obama’s inauguration as a sign of God’s providence and the fruit of “the faith of Rosa Parks and the blood of Martin Luther King Jr.”
“The Lord stepped into a scrawny black kid’s ability,” said Wright, pastor emeritus of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, in a sermon at the historically black university. “The Lord stepped into his story and gave him a new attitude. The scrawny kid with the big ears said. ‘Yes we can. I got a new attitude.'”
His sermon went on to say that God can give people a new ability, a new attitude and a new address, used Obama as a prime example. “Barack’s got a new address,” Wright said to an overflow crowd that stood and cheered. “1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.”
He also threw in a little dig that Michelle Obama will be the first black woman to sleep in the White House — legally. I’ve heard that one before. Then he went on to say that maybe next it will be a black woman as president.
Greta interviewed Roland Burris last night in his new senate office and he was emotional about Barack Obama. He said that he felt Obama had divine favor, when asked how he thought Obama was able to overcome so many odds and become president.
Was Barack Obama’s presidency “divinely ordained?” What do you think?