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We all have have cute stories on how we met our Spouses. I met mine when I rescued her from a killer shark in the ocean (ok thats not true, but it sounds more impressive than I was set up on a blind date by my big sister). Reverend Wright met his when he was giving her and her then husband Delmer Reed marriage counseling. Now I am not a Biblical Scholar like Reverend Wright, but it sounds an awful like ” Coveting thy neighbor’s wife” to me. The story follows:

BARACK’S REV. ‘STOLE A WIFE’ EX-HUBBY: HE COUNSELED US, THEN WED HER
By SUSANNAH CAHALAN and VERONICA HINKE in Chicago and BRAD HAMILTON in New York May 4, 2008 — The Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Barack Obama’s loose cannon of a spiritual adviser, stole the wife of a parishioner – after the man sought Wright’s help in saving his troubled marriage, the former husband told friends. Delmer Reed, 59, confided to pals that he believed the minister moved in on his wife while Wright was counseling the couple at his Chicago church in the early 1980s, The Post has learned. “That’s exactly how he said it,” Reed’s divorce lawyer, Roosevelt Thomas, told The Post. “It looks like Delmer might have been right,” he said, because after Delmer and Ramah Reed were divorced, she got remarried – to Wright. “Either that or this was the biggest coincidence in the world.” Asked about the relationship between Wright and his ex-wife, Reed told The Post, “Oh, the things I could tell you.” Initially, he didn’t believe the rumors. “People were telling me that my extremely attractive wife was seen with the pastor,” Reed said. “But I didn’t believe it. I thought, ‘So what?’ ” Was he wrong in the end? “Well, yeah,” he said. Asked if Wright broke up his marriage, Reed laughed, then said, “I told my kids I wouldn’t say anything to hurt their stepfather, so I’m not saying anything.” But he said he’s been hounded by the press and “offered money” to tell his story. A spokesman for the Wright family flatly denied the allegation yesterday. “This story has no merit whatsoever and is not based on facts,” said George Lofton. “They had problems throughout the course of their turbulent marriage, and the couple never received marriage counseling from Rev. Wright or anyone else.” But Reed, a former investigator for the Illinois secretary of state, told The Post he and his ex-wife went to Wright’s Trinity United Church of Christ for counseling when their marriage hit the skids over his demanding work schedule. “I spoke with [Wright] four times over a few months,” Reed said in an interview at his upscale home in Lemont, Ill. “Her father asked me to go to counseling. We thought we’d be together forever. I decided to try to work this out.” Asked if he’s forgiven the pastor, Reed nodded. “I let it go,” he said. “I don’t want my kids to hear anything negative about their stepfather.”

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