During a discussion with a Christian author, President Obama asked, “How do you reconcile the idea of faith being really important to you and you caring a lot about taking faith seriously with the fact that, at least in our democracy and our civic discourse, it seems as if folks who take religion the most seriously sometimes are also those who are suspicious of those not like them?”
The author, who clearly knows that opening up God’s saving love to all mankind (not just Jews) was at the heart of Jesus’ ministry and mission, correctly replied that those “turning in on themselves — and God knows, arming themselves” against an “imagined other,” are not “taking their Christianity seriously.”
Not much has changed in Obama’s attitude toward “those not like [him]”, has it? In 2008, he famously dismissed small town, right-wing Christians as xenophobic bigots too.
This is rich coming from a man who has spent his entire presidency advancing the spread of xenophobic, bigoted, Muslim terrorists.
One can also see how famously open-minded and loving Obama’s followers are towards those who oppose abortion and gay marriage. Ditto anyone who supports the Constitution and restrained government. Ditto anyone who supports the right of Israel to exist in peace. Ditto anyone who supports any political candidate who isn’t like Obama. I don’t really need /sarc tags here, right?
Oh wait. Doesn’t that mean that Obama is a bigot and a xenophobe? The fact is that Obama’s lassez-faire attitude only applies to sin.
If God hates it, Obama is all for it.
This is not surprising coming from someone for whom “god” is a concept rather than a foundational absolute, a haloed reflection of his own image rather than the great I AM who created all that is.
Does Obama even listen to his verbal content, or are his mellifluous tones sufficient to lull him into a self-congratulatory trance?
- H/t Jane Dough comment @ https://polination.wordpress.com/2015/10/13/welcome-to-vegasbaby/#comment-60052