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(RNS) President Obama dropped his membership at Chicago's Trinity United Church of Christ after racially tinged sermons by the Rev. Jeremiah Wright (right) nearly derailed his campaign. RNS file photo courtesy Trinity United Church  of Christ.

(RNS) President Obama dropped his membership at Chicago’s Trinity United Church of Christ after racially tinged sermons by the Rev. Jeremiah Wright (right) nearly derailed his campaign. RNS file photo courtesy Trinity United Church of Christ.

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(RNS) President Obama dropped his membership at Chicago's Trinity United Church of Christ after racially tinged sermons by the Rev. Jeremiah Wright (right) nearly derailed his campaign. RNS file photo courtesy Trinity United Church of Christ.