The Reverend Jeremiah Wright—Barack Obamas controversial former pastor—is scheduled to preach Sunday at Friendship-West Baptist Church for the 25th Pastoral Anniversary Celebration of Senior Pastor Dr. Frederick D. Haynes III. Wright, incidentally, name-drops Haynes in his notorious Americas chickens coming home to roost message. Haynes might not be well-known to white Dallasites, but hes a big name in the black church scene and pastors a 10,000-member megachurch on Interstate 20. Haynes has known Wright, former pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, for years, and Wright wrote the introduction to a book Haynes wrote in 2007.
Wright was supposed to preach in Dallas last month, but his Texas appearances were canceled for unspecified security concerns. Wright is scheduled to speak Sunday at 8 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. at Friendship-West, and a woman in the church office cautioned us that no cameras are allowed, and the event is normally members only.