Good, I am glad to hear that you do not ascribe to any parts of it.
The reason it just recently came into the news or limelight is because it is the first time that it appeared to play a significant role in potential national policy, by virtue of the fact that Obama placed his faith in a religion that is wholly based upon it.
I see two possibilities for the reasons Obama endorsed BLT. I do not think Obama is a dumb person, so I have been compelled to believe he has much emotional or intellectual investments, sympathies, and agreement with it. Otherwise, he would not have kept going there for alot of years. This is not a mainstream belief at all, not even for black folks, is it snood? After all, look at the religion of J. C. Watts, it is worlds different. But again, BLT is more political than religious in my opinion. The other possibility is that Obama had no agreement with it and simply used the membership as a vehicle for community organizing in Chicago. That is almost as damning as the other possibility, and I don't see how there could be any other possibilities besides those two. I guess it is possible he was too blind to see the BLT as part of the church or he passed it off as totally harmless or insignificant, but I think that is too naive and dumb for anyone like Obama to do.
The main media pretty much dismissed BLT and Wright as insignificant, a non issue, it was left up to Talk Radio to talk about it, research it, and publicize it, but they were made fun of as nutcases. No, of course I disagree, and I believe some of these things give us a pretty good window into Obama's mindset, and so are extremely important. I think they are very unAmerican, and as a military guy that has dedicated your life to this country, I have to wonder how you feel about this deep down, or do you really think such things will lead to a better country?
I said it during the campaign, snood, but my fear is that Obama will set race relations back decades, because if he ends up being a flop, more blacks and liberals will blame racism, when it really had no blame at all, it is Obama's politics and incompetence. I would vote for any black conservative any day, its politics, not race. For example, when Michael Steele speaks, he voices what I believe, and I love the guy and what he stands for. This is not race at all, it is radical politics that we conservatives reject as totally unacceptable.