You have to wonder why President Obama even bothers to talk about his Christian faith because nothing he says will ever be good enough for the “real” Christians in the Religious Right.
Earlier this week, Obama was asked about his faith and responded:
“I came to my Christian faith later in life, and it was because the precepts of Jesus Christ spoke to me in terms of the kind of life that I would want to lead,” Obama said. “Being my brothers’ and sisters’ keeper. Treating others as they would treat me. And I think also understanding that, you know, that Jesus Christ dying for my sins spoke to the humility that we all have to have as human beings.”
But of course, that just opens him up to attacks from the likes of Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council:
The man we know as President may be a Christian by choice–but he’s far better known as the leader of a movement about “choice.” And while his salvation may be deeply private, his agenda to advance abortion has been anything but. He told the crowd in New Mexico that his “public service” is an “effort to express his Christian faith.” If so, then he has a vastly different understanding of biblical truth than I do. Funneling billions of American dollars to the killers of innocent unborn life–life created by God and in His image–is not an “expression” of the Christian faith, or most other faiths for that matter. It’s a horrifying government-funded massacre.
And Bryan Fischer, who attacked him for being totally ignorant:
According to Obama, his understanding of the story of Cain and Abel is 180 degrees out from reality, and his understanding of the Golden Rule is that he gets to be as mean to others as he thinks they are to him … the phrase “brother’s keeper” was not found on the lips of Jesus but on the lips of a murderer who was trying to dodge a felony charge from God himself. In other words, the phrase “brother’s keeper” meant the exact opposite of what the president thinks it means.
Then The One compounded his theological error by turning the Golden Rule on its head, and verbalizing a version that gives him permission to be as malicious and cruel as he perceives his political opponents to be, which could explain a lot.
Obama also exposed his anti-Christian mindset when he said, regarding other people, that it was his task “to help them find their own grace.” This “all roads lead to heaven” nonsense is about as far from the “precepts of Jesus Christ” as you can get. For Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me (John 14:6).”
Of course, the president has the right to hold and promote a view of salvation that is different than the view of Christ. What he is not entitled to do is to call himself a Christian while doing it.
And finally from Gary Cass of the Christian Anti-Defamation Commission, who used it as an excuse to attack Obama as a “typical, limousine Marxist hypocrite”:
What Obama really means by being his “brother’s keeper” is what he always means: the theft and redistribution of your money through the coercive powers of the government. You’ll have a very difficult time justifying that on biblical grounds. Even Marx admitted that the Bible did not teach collectivism. But, Obama either doesn’t care or seem bound by the need to be consistent.
If you read other accounts of Obama’s conversion it sounds very much like he choose to be a Christian because, with a selective reading of a few biblical texts, he could justify to his Marxist / Socialist / Jeremiah Wright / Black Liberation political ideology. Obama has created Christ in his own image with a communist beret. No wonder he finds Christ appealing.
But, Obama is a typical, limousine Marxist hypocrite. Although he makes millions of dollars every year, his concern for his real biological family is completely lacking. Otherwise, his aunt would not have been living on government assistance in government subsidized housing.