The NY Post has uncovered more controversy surrounding Obama and his former pastor, Jeremiah Wright. In an article dated Tuesday, September 9, 2008, the NY Post reveals that Wright had an affair with Elizabeth Payne, a Dallas church worker. here are some exerpts from the breaking news:
“REV. WRIGHT DONE ME WRONG: CHURCH LADY”
“By SAMUEL GOLDSMITH in Dallas and JEANE MacINTOSH in NY”
“Posted: 4:13 am
September 9, 2008”
“He almost wrecked Barack Obama’s presidential dreams, and now firebrand pastor Jeremiah Wright has helped destroy a Dallas church worker’s marriage – and her job, The Post has learned.
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.”
” “I was involved with Rev. Wright, and that’s why I lost my job and why my husband divorced me,” Payne said. ”
“Payne’s husband, Fred Payne, 64, said he learned of the affair in late February, when he discovered e-mails between his wife and Wright.
“There must have been about 80 of them, back and forth,” he said. “Wright said things like he was going to leave his wife for Elizabeth.”
Wright has been married to his second wife, Ramah, for more than 20 years.
The preacher reportedly wooed Ramah away from her first husband in the 1980s, when the couple came to marriage counseling at Wright’s Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago.”
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