Beware, beware of the Sound Bites... they usually mislead more than inform. Below are two of Barack Obama's pastor's controversial remarks IN CONTEXT. Before you claim this pastor was highly offensive I suggest you take a little bit of time to view the whole picture.
The "Chickens Coming Home to Roost" Sound Bite:
The bottom line: he was simply preaching that violence begets violence. The quote isn't even his - it's from a white ambassador in the 60's.
The "God Damn America" Sound Bite:
The bottom line: he was saying that the government of America has failed when it treats citizens as less than human or acts like it is God and supreme in it's power and authority.