Apparently, The Obama Girl was on Sean Hannity’s TV program last month discussing her current views of President Obama (she says she is no longer infatuated with him and gives him a grade of B-minus) and during the interview suggested that she liked Mike Huckabee.
So shortly after that, Huckabee had her on his own Fox TV program … and, as a result, he’s now being forced to explain to his supporters that having her on his program doesn’t mean he is “abandoning Jesus.”
[Amber Ettinger, the Obama Girl,] was a guest on this show a couple of weeks ago, but her appearance sparked a very strong and mostly critical reaction. Much of the heat was directed at me for what the viewers perceived as abandonment of my Christian principles.
I don’t hide the fact that I am a Jesus person — a true believer in Him. My show will always treat faith in a positive and encouraging way. It’s not a religious show, nor is the Fox News Channel a religious network, but our viewers tend to be typical of most Americans, which means they believe in God, traditional moral values and love their families and country … To those who felt that her brief appearance on my show signaled my abandoning Jesus, I strongly beg to differ. Some of the e-mails forcefully stated that Jesus wouldn’t have anything to do with Obama Girl — I guess because of her song or her attire. I must have read a different version of the New Testament, because Jesus was all about focusing on the very people that the religious people rejected, whether ne’er-do-well tax collectors like Zaccheus, a woman at the well caught in the very act of adultery, Mary Magdalene (who had a salacious reputation) or even social outcasts like lepers. Jesus said that like a physician, he didn’t come for the people who were feeling all good about themselves, but for the sick. He didn’t come for the righteous, but for the sinners.
By the way, Amber Ettinger did not come across at all like some wild child. I wish all people her age were as polite, gracious and well-informed as she is.
For me, being Christian doesn’t mean that I isolate myself from others; it means that I know that I too am a sinner and so I don’t mind associating with people who are different than me. I figure if Jesus can love and forgive me, he must love everyone, and if He loves somebody, the least I can do is love them too.