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Obama: Wright is my “pastor,” not “spiritual adviser”

In his continuing effort to put the issues of his controversial pastor to rest, Barack Obama took a different tack when he spoke Wednesday from the pulpit of a Philadelphia synagogue, downplaying the role of the Rev. Jeremiah Wright in his life.

“He was my pastor,” Obama said, dismissing the notion frequently put forward that Wright was his “spiritual adviser.”

See JTA’s full coverage of the Obama appearance here.

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