The AP reports:
Barack Obama has resigned his 20 year membership in the Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago in the aftermath of inflammatory remarks by his longtime pastor the Rev. Jeremiah Wright and more recent fiery remarks at the church by another minister.Trinity United is an explicitly racist church and has been for the 20 years that Sen. Obama belonged to it. That he resigns now tells us nothing but that the Obama campaign has been studying the polling data. The immediate benefit to the campaign is that, for the "unbiased" media at least, this resignation is all the excuse that they will need to ignore the issue from here on.