She might have more influence over the lives of some people than do some pastors.
She seems to be known for a lot of good works/acts.
(She got her media start in Nashville, and was the first female black news anchor on the local CBS outlet. Her sister spent several years here in the same role.)
it could be either because of the force of her personality, OR, because of of her life experiences which are well known so people know she truly can empathize with them.
I didn't watch the YourTube links. If they are anything like the Rev. Wright ones, I saw enough of those. BTW, James, he did earn his title. Just like I guess Rev. Dobson did his, as well as some others who are often quoted nationally with whom I usually disagree on matters of Faith.
Sunday morning, at church and a what is the sermon about? Seems Oprah has a problem with Jesus being who he claimed he was. Learned she had also been a member of the (notso) Rev Wright's group at one time. Did Wright help Oprah "lose her religion"? Basically the sermon was addressing some of the assertions she'd made and the errors. There's a multitude of youtube videos on it, pick your own.