May 7, 2008
AIKEN, S.C.---News 12 was first to tell you about the planned trip to Aiken next week by The Reverend Jeremiah Wright.
Rev. Wright is the recently-retired pastor of a large church in Chicago, who has close ties to Democratic Presidential candidate Barack Obama.
News 12's Chris Thomas has uncovered new information that creates confusion about the Aiken trip.
Rev. Wright was scheduled to be in Aiken next Monday through Wednesday to take part in a revival at the Second Baptist Church.
News 12 talked with the church Tuesday, and that was confirmed.
Wednesday morning, Thomas talked to and e-mailed the media coordinator at Chicago's Trinity Church. The coordinator told Thomas Rev. Wright has no plans to travel to Aiken next week.
This was news to Second Baptist when Thomas told them. The response was, "Oh really. We are not sure. Have a nice day." Then the person hung up the phone."
News 12 will continue to keep you updated on this story.