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Obama Speech a Major Topic at Easter Services

On Easter Sunday, the new pastor at Chicago's Trinity United Church of Christ delivered a sermon titled "How to Handle a Public Lynching." The controversy stemming from the sermons of Trinity's former pastor, Jeremiah Wright, and the speech on race by one of the church's members, Barack Obama, was a major topic at many other churches.

As one preacher said this Easter, even Barack Obama isn't bigger than Jesus, so at the Greater Bethel AME Church in Nashville, talk of Obama or his former pastor would not come from the pulpit. But from the sanctuary aisles to the choir room, the subject was never far from the surface.

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