Barack Obama, a ‘Christian’, has declared war on the Judeo Christian culture (WORLD TRIBUNE) Jeffrey T. Kuhner 02/24/11)
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In 2008, the media peddled the false narrative that then-Sen. Barack
Obama was a post-partisan pragmatist. In 2012, he is being sold as a
compassionate Christian who champions social justice, economic
fairness and civil rights — a combination of Martin Luther King Jr.
and President Franklin D. Roosevelt. He is neither. The liberal media
desperately want you to believe the myth so Mr. Obama wins re-
Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum took a kick at those
dual myths, re-igniting the debate on who Mr. Obama really is and
what he believes. In recent comments to the Ohio Christian Alliance,
the former Pennsylvania senator said the president believed in “some
phony theology. Oh, not a theology based on the Bible, a different
theology, but no less a theology.”
This triggered a media firestorm. For example, CBS host Bob Schieffer
was indignant. On “Face the Nation,” he demanded to know whether Mr.
Santorum was challenging Mr. Obama’s professed Christian faith. Mr.
Santorum backpedaled, saying, “I accept the fact the president is a
Christian.” He added: “I’m not questioning the president’s beliefs in
Mr. Santorum’s larger point is that Mr. Obama and his liberal allies
have embraced radical environmentalism — a form of neo-paganism. The
green movement — exemplified by the hoax of man-made global warming —
has degenerated into a pseudo-religion. Environmentalists worship
Gaia, Mother Earth, turning it into a secular goddess. Hence, they
believe industrial civilization must be subordinated to a green
socialist agenda. This is why Mr. Obama has dramatically strengthened
the Environmental Protection Agency, favors cap-and-trade
legislation, prevents most oil drilling along the Gulf Coast and in
Alaska, and nixed the Keystone XL pipeline project. Mr. Santorum
rightly argues that Mr. Obama’s green “theology” trumps the economic
interests of Americans; the president is behaving like a quasi-
religious zealot. True.
Yet Mr. Santorum should have done more than just attack Mr. Obama’s
extreme environmentalism. Instead, when confronted by liberal
hostility, the Republican social conservative retreated. The record
is clear and obvious: The president is more a radical secular
progressive than a real Christian. He has more in common with
Vladimir Lenin than Jesus Christ.
Mr. Obama does not attend a regular church. For more than 20 years,
he attended the church of the Rev. Jeremiah Wright. Mr. Obama has
said that Mr. Wright had been his pastor, baptized his children and
presided over his marriage. Mr. Wright, however, champions black
liberation theology. It is not a recognized Christian denomination;
rather, it is a political ideology masquerading as religious faith.
It combines black nationalism, anti-Western imperialism and state
socialism. Mr. Wright’s theology replaces Christ with Karl Marx on
the cross — it is a fusion of militant racialism with watered-down
Marxism. It can be distilled to one seminal idea: hatred of America.
Mr. Wright believes the United States is dominated by white supremacy
and is responsible for oppression and mass poverty in the Third
World, especially the Muslim Middle East.
Liberals insist that, if he calls himself a Christian, Mr. Obama must
be a Christian. This reflects their moral relativism: Truth is
defined not by objective reality, but an individual’s subjective
claims. This is false. If someone claims to be courageous, virtuous
or honorable, it does not mean they are. Since the 1960s, the modern
left has sought to destroy moral and intellectual standards,
promoting a shallow secular humanism. At its core, Christianity
believes in the divinity of Christ — that He is the son of God and
was crucified in order to save humanity from its sins. Jesus embodies
suffering goodness in a wicked world. Mr. Wright — like all
supporters of black liberation theology — denies the divine nature of
Christ. No amount of media spin or lies can change this.
Mr. Obama is a radical leftist. Like all such extremists, he has
nothing but contempt for traditional Christianity and the family.
During the 2008 campaign, he decried Americans who “cling to guns or
religion.” He supported partial-birth abortion — infanticide. As a
state senator, he voted for legislation allowing doctors to kill
viable babies born during botched abortions. He has embedded federal
funding of abortion in Obamacare. In other words, devout Christians —
as well as Orthodox Jews and Muslims — must subsidize with their
taxpayer dollars a practice they find morally abhorrent. He refuses
to uphold the Defense of Marriage Act. He has enabled homosexuals to
openly serve in the military — significantly advancing the “lesbian,
gay, bisexual and transgender” agenda. He is now mandating that
health insurers for nearly all religious organizations provide their
employees with free contraception and sterilization procedures —
including the morning-after pill. This is a direct assault upon the
Catholic Church, conscience rights and religious freedom.
Mr. Obama has declared war on our Judeo-Christian culture. He
understands the economic transformation of America cannot take place
without a government-imposed social revolution: Smash religion and
the family — the key institutions of civil society — and the
restraints upon the federal leviathan are removed. The path is laid
for a soft authoritarian nanny state. The president acts as if he is
hell-bent on eradicating Christianity from the public square.
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