Saturday, June 23, 2007

I guess separation of Church and state only applies to conservatives

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Sen. Barack Obama told a church convention Saturday that some right- wing evangelical leaders have exploited and politicized religious beliefs in an effort to sow division. "Somehow, somewhere along the way, faith stopped being used to bring us together and started being used to drive us apart. It got hijacked," the Democratic presidential candidate said in remarks prepared for delivery before the national meeting of the United Church of Christ.

"Part of it's because of the so-called leaders of the Christian Right, who've been all too eager to exploit what divides us," the Illinois senator said.

The "hijacking" was done by people who forgot that the point of the Bible was to teach men about their lost condition and to point the way toward God. The unity commanded by scripture is that of "one Lord, one faith, one baptism". It is a unity built upon a common adherence to sound doctrine. Those who are fracturing that unity are the ones who seek the praise of men rather than the praise of God by cherry-picking those parts of the Bible which fit in with modern materialist politically correct thought and "reinterpreting", minimizing, explaining away or simply ignoring those parts which they find embarrassing.

"At every opportunity, they've told evangelical Christians that Democrats disrespect their values and dislike their church, while suggesting to the rest of the country that religious Americans care only about issues like abortion and gay marriage, school prayer and intelligent design," according to an advance copy of his speech.

Is Mr. Obama seriously implying that Democrats respect Biblical values like "abortion is murder", "homosexual acts are sin", "sex outside of marriage is sin", "marriage is between one man and one woman and is for life", "capital punishment is not only allowed by God but actually commanded by Him" and "If anyone will not work he shall not eat - meaning no welfare for the able-bodied"? Is he seriously implying that Democrats like real Christian churches (rather than politically correct socialist organizations that call themselves churches). I'll wait if you want to open another window and Google the name Jerry Falwell if you want to see what the left thinks of real Christians.

"There was even a time when the Christian Coalition determined that its number one legislative priority was tax cuts for the rich," Obama said. "I don't know what Bible they're reading, but it doesn't jibe with my version."

Let me translate libealspeak into plain English: "Tax cuts for the rich" means letting the people who actually provide jobs keep more of the money they produce so that they can provide even more jobs and letting Middle Class families spend their money on things they think are important rather than letting the government take it by threat of force and spend it the way that left-liberal "elites" like B. Hussein Obama and Mrs. Bill Clinton think are important.

I genuinely feel sorry for Mr. Obama if he feels that theft under color of authority is a Christian value.

Obama is a member of the United Church of Christ, a church of about 1.2 million members that is considered one the most liberal of the mainline Protestant groups.

This says it all. The UCC abandoned serving God for serving the left-wing agenda long ago.