Obama Quits Trinity Church

Hopeful resigns by letter after latest pulpit controversy
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted May 31, 2008 6:01 PM CDT
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(Newser) – Barack Obama quit his longtime church today in an apparent attempt to quell its latest pulpit controversy, Politico reports. Obama resigned by letter to the Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, where a reverend accused Hillary Clinton this week of acting "entitled" to the presidency because she is white. Last month, Obama denounced Trinity's Rev. Jeremiah Wright for his heated racial sermons.