Funny how the former African American pastor of the Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago found time to be involved in an extramarital affair, circa post retirement from his head pastor job at the church. Sometime around February 2008 into the spring, the birds and the bees got busy. Well now, one might not think this is so shocking in this day and age, EXCEPT,
He is a preacher. He is married. The liaison was with a WHITE woman. AND she was married. AND became divorced as a result. AND unemployed.
Phew! Semi truck just rolled you over? Check out what the sources say about The Church Lady!
New York Post noted,
Elizabeth Payne, 37, said she had a steamy sexual affair with the controversial, racially divisive man of the cloth while she was an executive assistant at a church headed by a popular Wright protégé. [She spent a significant amount of time with Wright while setting up public appearances for him.]
When word of the unholy alliance got out, Payne’s husband dumped her, and she was canned from the plum job at Friendship-West Baptist Church, she told The Post.
She refused to reveal when the adulterous affair started or how she met Wright.
“Liz was by Rev. Wright’s side day and night during those days,” a church source said.
Fox News noted,
According to Payne’s estranged husband, Fred Payne, 64, Wright e-mailed Elizabeth Payne and told her he was going to leave his wife, Ramah, for her.
Wright married Ramah more than 20 years ago after he unsuccessfully provided marriage counseling for her and her former husband. [The other affair.]
Fred Payne said members of the church, including Haynes, would not be pleased about the interracial aspect of the relationship.
“People wouldn’t be happy to know that my wife was sleeping with a black man,” he said.
So much could be tossed out there about this revelation. Time to cavort while visiting Dallas on business. With the executive secretary of a long term buddy’s church. Feigning work as an excuse while entertaining extra-maritally; yet, carrying on God’s work on the side of the main extracurricular event. Those little commandments that talk about covet-ting neighbors things, or committing adultery. Yeah, stuff like that.
No wonder Barack Obama ran away as fast as possible from Wright in the spring time. Maybe he sensed something else was amiss, something else he couldn’t quite put his finger on or say. Forget about those 20 years of incendiary sermons on America’s deserving the 9/11 attacks, chickens coming home to roost, HIV invented by American government, G-d Damn America, U.S. of KKK, etc., that Obama sat (or slept) through! Obama’s selection of Wright as his mentor certainly makes one question Obama’s judgment, eh!?!
Let’s hope The Church Man and The Church Lady have asked forgiveness for their sins by now. And the wounds of those caught in the middle, on their way through the healing process.