Here's an article on her church and pastor. Some will love it and others may not, but for me this is the kind of thinking that should be far far away from the White House. Believing you might go to hell for not voting for Bush or praying to a divine being for any political reason seems very similar to me of the outlandish thinking of other religious extremists. Almost a milder Taliban like way of thinking. Also, do you want a persons finger on the button who believes in an Apocalyptic world view?
How is this any different than the reverand wright sermons on down with whitey, ect ect. You cant defend obamas church on one hand and demonize another church via sound bytes and news articles not unless you are willing to do it equally.
I'm not excusing what Wright said, but since you asked what the difference is here in my view is what that difference is. Wright's rantings had to do with the treatment blacks received in this country in a certain time in our history of which he was a recipient of that kind of treatment. He chose a very poor way of expressing that especially if he had any kind of concern, which apparently he didn't, for Obama.
To me that is different then a preacher implying you are going to go to hell or your salvation is in jeopardy if you don't vote for Bush. Or praying for your agenda to get pushed. That is toxic.