Wright: Obama Used Church for Political Gain

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During a recorded interview, President Obama's former pastor Rev. Jeremiah Wright said the Obamas used church to gain voter support, saying that "church was not their thing."

Wright made the comments during an interview with author Edward Klein for his new book, The Amateur.

The Blaze has just released audio clips of the interview between Klein and Wright.

Earlier this week, Klein released the three-hour recording to Fox News' Sean Hannity of his interview with the man known for his inflammatory rhetoric. The Blaze posted portions of the audio clips on Thursday.

In them Wright is heard recounting to Klein his personal experiences with the president during the past few years and his sadness over their deteriorated relationship.

Wright also addressed some of his own controversial sermons, the alleged political payoff of a fellow preacher by the Obama camp, as well as the president and first lady's church backgrounds.

"We know it wasn't his, but she was not the kind of black woman whose momma made her go to church, made her go to Sunday school," Wright says. "She wasn't raised in that kind of environment so the church was not an integral part of their lives before they got married, after they got married."

A Republican super PAC is deciding whether or not to use the comments in an ad campaign against Obama.

GOP presidential front-runner Mitt Romney has decided to stay away from the issue and focus his campaign on the economy rather than character assassinations.

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