This page is
loosely organized around Obama's spiritual journey.
On January 24. 2007, the Obama campaign released the following
statement, "To be clear, Senator Obama has never been a Muslim, was
not raised a Muslim, and is a committed Christian who attends the United
Church of Christ in Chicago.
On March 14th, in a
statement to The Times, the Obama campaign corrected that statement
"Obama has never been a practicing Muslim. The statement added
that as a child, Obama had spent time in the neighborhood's Islamic
In two months the Obama Campaign has gone from describing the U.S.
presidential hopeful as never having been a Muslim and never having been
raised as a Muslim to now having never having been a practicing Muslim.
But Muslims do not see
practice as key.
Islam is patrilineal. For Muslims, that fact that Obama was born to a line of Muslim males makes him born a
Muslim. Further, all children born with an Arabic name based on
the H-S-N trilateral root (Hussein, Hassan, and others) can be assumed
to be Muslim, so they will understand Obama's full name, Barack Hussein
Obama, to proclaim him a born Muslim.
Obama's father was a Muslim. Obama's grandfather was a Muslim.
Obama's stepfather was a Muslim. Sarah, who Obama calls
grandmother is a Muslim. Obama's half-brothers and sisters are
Muslims. To Muslims, Obama
Muslim, no matter what he says.
Obama's sister Maya was quoted by the New York Times as saying,
"My whole family was Muslim." I
assume she considers Obama a member of her family. After all, she
refers to him as "my brother."
For a time, Obama clearly lived and was educated as a Muslim. Only
Obama knows what he is today.
In his autobiography, "Dreams From My Father," Obama mentions studying
the Quran and describes the public school as "a Muslim school."
During the time that he was in
Indonesia, young Barry Soetoro, being a Muslim, would have been
required to study Islam daily in school.
He would have been taught to read and write Arabic, to recite his
prayers properly, to read and recite from the Quran and to study the
laws of Islam.
However, Obama received additional training. As the principal from
1971 through 1989 remembers, Obama had studied "mengaji."
guy in Jakarta writes: "The actual usage of the word 'mengaji' in
Indonesian and Malaysian societies means the study of learning to recite
the Quran in the Arabic language rather than the native tongue.
"Mengagi" is a word and a term that is accorded the highest value and
status in the mindset of fundamentalist societies here in Southeast
Asia. To put it quite simply, 'mengaji classes' are not something
that a non practicing or so-called moderate Muslim family would ever
send their child to. To put this in a Christian context, this is
something above and beyond simply enrolling your child in Sunday school
"The fact that Obama had attended mengaji classes is well known in
Indonesia and has left many there wondering just when Obama is going to
come out of the closet."
"As I've stated before, the evidence seems to quite clearly show that
both Ann Dunham and her husband Lolo Soetoro Mangunharjo were in fact
devout Muslims themselves and they raised their son as such."
recalls, "In the Muslim school, the teacher wrote to tell
mother I made faces during Koranic studies."
one of Obama's teachers and the
principal from 1971 through 1989, Barry actively took part in the
Islamic religious lessons during his time at the school.
"I remembered that he had studied "mengaji" (recitation of the Quran)" Tine
Obama's classmate Rony Amiris
describes young Barry as enjoying playing football and marbles and of being a very devout Muslim.
Amir said, "Barry was previously quite religious in Islam. We
previously often asked him to the prayer room close to the house.
If he was wearing a sarong he looked funny."
Another classmate, Emirsyah Satar, CEO of Garuda Indonesia, was
saying, "He (Obama) was often in the prayer room wearing a 'sarong',
at that time. He was quite religious in Islam but only after marrying Michelle, he
changed his religion."
interview with the New York Times, Maya Soetoro-Ng, Obama’s younger
half sister, told the Times, "My whole family was Muslim, and most of
the people I knew were Muslim."
On February 27th, 2007, Barack Hussein Obama
said the Muslim call to prayer is "one of the prettiest sounds on
In an interview with Nicholas Kristof, published in The New York Times, Obama recited the
Muslim call to prayer, the Adhan, "with a
first-class [Arabic] accent."
The opening lines of the Adhan (Azaan) is
"Allah is Supreme! Allah is Supreme!
Allah is Supreme! Allah is Supreme!
I witness that there is no god but Allah
I witness that there is no god but Allah
I witness that Muhammad is his prophet... "
According to Islamic scholars, reciting the Shahada, the Muslim
declaration of faith,
makes one a Muslim. This simple yet profound statement
expresses a Muslim's complete acceptance of, and total commitment to,
the message of Islam.
Obama knows this from his Quranic studies -- and he knows the New York
Times will publish this fact and it will be seen throughout the world.
"Barack Hussein Obama might have convinced some Americans that he is no
longer a Muslim, but so far he has not convinced many in the world's
most populous Muslim country who still see him as a Muslim and a
crusader for Islam and world peace."
"Barack Hussein Obama's race, his staunch opposition to the war in Iraq,
his sympathy to Islam and Muslims worldwide and his Muslim heritage
receive the Indonesian media coverage. There is no mention of his
"A good example of how some of the Indonesian media is reporting on
Obama's religion can be found in the following."
"Ayah kandung Obama disebut-sebut seorang
Muslim, dan Barack Obama juga disebutkan pernah memeluk Islam. Setalah
tinggal di AS dan diasuh neneknya, Obama mengaku telah memeluk Kristen.
Masalah agama apa yang sekarang dianut Obama, itu adalah prinsip dirinya
yang harus dihormati siapapun. Dan hanya Obama sendiri yang tahu dan
akan mempertanggungjawabkan di hadapan Tuhan yang diyakininya."
"begin my translation..."
"Obama's father was mentioned to be a Muslim
and Barack Obama had embraced Islam. After living in the USA and
being taken care of by his grandmother, Obama claimed to embrace
Christianity. The problem with religion and what is now followed
by Obama is a principal he himself must honor. And only Obama
personally will account before God for his beliefs."
"What I found interesting in the article was the use of the word 'mengaku'
when refering to Obama's conversion from Islam to Christianity.
The word 'mengaku' in Indonesian means "claimed" and as such leaves the
insinuation to the native Indonesian reader being that Obama might
actually still be a Muslim.
But this is how Indonesians see Obama,
they don't see him as an apostate at all, they see him as a crusader for
the cause of Islam."
Obama became an Islamic apostate Muslim by his
conversion and the question needs to be asked, was Obama's conversion faith-based or political expediency?
In either case,
Muslims view Obama as first a Muslim and then as an apostate Muslim.
He could face the death penalty in nearly the entire Islamic world.
There is no dispute among either ancient or modern
Muslim scholars that under Islamic law, a murtadd, "one who turns his back on Islam," an apostate, must be put to death. Irtidad,
apostasy, is committing treason against God, and traitors
to be killed. At a minimum, other Muslims would shun him if
not kill him and his mother. The fact that Obama is eagerly welcomed by the Muslim community begs
For Obama the acknowledgment of his religious upbringing has not been
forthcoming and despite all the evidence to the contrary Obama continues
to deny the fact that he was ever a Muslim. In the alternative,
Obama would apparently have us to believe that one can somehow embrace
Christianity without having to renounce Islam
So is Barack Obama really a stealth Muslim masquerading as a Christian?
That all depends on what your definition of "is" is.
Obama has created this problem for himself. His own dissimulation has marked him as a man that can't be completely trusted.
When Obama first undertook his
work in Chicago's South Side poor neighborhoods, he was un-churched.
Yet his office was in a Church and most of the folks he needed to
agitate and organize were Church people -- pastors and congregants --
who took their churches and their church-going very seriously.
Again and again, he was asked by pastors and church ladies, "Where do
you go to Church, young man?"
So, Obama finally joined a church, in part to deepen what one friend
called "a whole web of relationships" in the community that gave him a
strong political base and a well-connected mentor.
In the paperback version of "The Audacity of Hope," in the chapter entitled "Faith," beginning on
page 195, and ending on page 208, Obama is telling us that he doesn’t really have any profound
religious belief, but that in his early Chicago days he felt he needed
to acquire some spiritual "street cred."
Note: Some of the links to Trinity UCC
web pages are to cached copies of the Trinity website saved during the
period Obama was a member. Rev. Right has retired and the new
pastor, Rev.Meeks, has cleaned up Trinity's image.
Trinity describes itself as a "congregation which is
and Unapologetically Christian. Our roots in the Black religious
experience and tradition are deep, lasting and permanent. We are an
African people, and remain 'true to our native land,' the mother continent, the
cradle of civilization."
"Trinity has a non-negotiable commitment to Africa, is committed to the historical education of African people in diaspora
and committed to liberation, restoration, and economic parity."
Trinity adopted the Black Value System written
by the Manford Byrd Recognition Committee chaired by Vallmer Jordan in
1981. They believe in the following 12 precepts and covenantal
statements. These Black Ethics must be taught and exemplified in
homes, churches, nurseries and schools, wherever Blacks are gathered.
They must reflect on the following concepts:
1. Commitment to God
2. Commitment to the Black Community
3. Commitment to the Black Family
4. Dedication to the Pursuit of Education
5. Dedication to the Pursuit of Excellence
6. Adherence to the Black Work Ethic
7. Commitment to Self-Discipline and Self-Respect
8. Disavowal of the Pursuit of "Middleclassness"
9. Pledge to make the fruits of all developing and acquired skills
available to the Black Community
10. Pledge to Allocate Regularly, a Portion of Personal Resources for
Strengthening and Supporting Black Institutions
11. Pledge allegiance to all Black leadership who espouse and embrace
the Black Value System
12. Personal commitment to embracement of the Black Value System.
Please read the "Black Value System"
again -- only this time, substitute the word "White" for "Black."
If your church had such a "White Value System" Jesse and Al and the
NAACP would have 10,000 demonstrators out front in a heartbeat.
The expanded "Black Value System"
has been removed
from the Trinity website, but I have cached it
HERE and it's a must
“WHEREAS: The institution of Slavery is internationally recognized as
crime for which there is no statute of limitations, AND
WHEREAS: Uncompensated labor was demanded from enslaved Africans and
their descendants for more than two centuries on U.S. soil; AND
WHEREAS: The principle that reparations is the appropriate remedy
whenever government unjustly abrogates the rights of a domestic group or
foreign people whose rights such government is obligated to protect or
uphold has been internationally recognized…”
Wright sought to
build his church on the black
Liberation," the Marxist ideology introduced in 1968 by Rev. James Cone of New York.
emphasizes Africa's contribution to Christianity rather than that of
Liberation Theology's god isn't the loving, forgiving,
wise, and powerful God most Christians know. Obama's god, the god of
Trinity, is not in the business of bringing people together, instead he
is a god that is totally exclusive to the black community. White
Americans need to realize that Obama's god is not here for
understanding, or reconciliation. Obama's god is here to participate in
the destruction of the white race by any means possible.
Barack Obama's Jesus, a black man, was sent to this world by God to
endure the pain and humiliation of black people in order to free them
from the oppression of whites and transform them into liberating
servants. Trinity's Jesus is not the Jesus of the bible. So when Obama
says Rev. Wright, "introduced me to Jesus," he is speaking of a Jesus
that belongs solely to the black community. In the words of Rev.
Wright's mentor and most prominent theologian in this religion, James
Cone, "Black theology refuses to accept a God who is not identified
totally with the goals of the black community. If God is not for us and
against white people, then he is a murderer, and we had better kill him. The task of black theology is to kill Gods who do not belong to the
black community ... Black theology will accept only the love of God
which participates in the destruction of the white enemy."
Many people doubt that Obama can believe this filth, but Obama admits
that the first thing that attracted him to Trinity was the "Black Value
System." A system based on James Cone's revelation that Jesus is for
black people only, "In the New Testament, Jesus is not for all, but for
the oppressed, the poor and unwanted of society, and against oppressors
... Either God is for black people in their fight for liberation and
against the white oppressors, or he is not." Add to this his twenty year
membership, marriage, and baptism of his daughters and you have a
Presidential candidate that is up to his ears in hatred of white people.
America be warned, Obama's god is very similar to the god of jihad and
terror. Obama's faith and extreme Islam share a common thread: they both
see America as an oppressor that god has decided to destroy. As James
Cone says, "What we need is the divine love as expressed in Black Power,
which is the power of black people to destroy their oppressors here and
now by any means at their disposal. Unless God is participating in this
holy activity, we must reject his love."
Pope Benedict XVI fought the infiltration of Marxists promoting
Liberation Theology in the church. In "Liberation Theology" (2007)
"...where the Marxist ideology of liberation had been consistently
applied, a total lack of freedom had developed, whose horrors were now
laid bare before the eyes of the entire world. Wherever politics
tries to be redemptive, it is promising too much. Where it wishes
to do the work of God, it becomes not divine, but demonic."
under the spell of a leftist black
nationalist preacher, who
unity through antipathy toward whites. The Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright, who acts as Obama's
personal spiritual adviser, is militantly Afrocentric. His
website proudly claims, "We
are an African people, and remain 'true to our native land,' the mother
continent, the cradle of civilization."
Wright, who married the Obamas, remains a
major influence on the presidential candidate, despite their
estrangement during the campaign. The title of Obama’s second book, The
"Audacity of Hope," is borrowed from one of
writes in "Dreams..." that the very first time he attended Trinity
United Church, he heard Rev. Wright rant that "white folks' greed runs a
world in need," and for the next twenty years Obama, his wife and
subsequently, his children, would be a witness to Wright's racism and
took over Trinity United Church of Christ in 1972, Rev. Jeremiah
Wright Jr. was a maverick pastor with a wardrobe of dashikis and a
Wright had grown up in Philadelphia, the son of a Baptist minister. he
had resisted his father's vocation at first, joining the Marines out of
college, dabbling with liquor, Islam, and black nationalism
sixties. But the call of his faith had apparently remained, a
steady tug on his heart, and eventually he'd entered Howard, then the
University of Chicago, where he spent six years studying for a Ph.D. in
the history of religion.
He graduated from Howard University and earned bachelor's and master's
degrees in English with a focus on African spirituals. At the
University of Chicago Divinity School, he earned another
degree in the
history of religions with a focus on Islam.
In a Trinity church bulletin, Rev. Wright penned the following: "Most of
our members do not know that my Master’s Degree from the University of
Chicago’s Divinity School was in the area of Islam in West Africa during
the 19th Century -- when the trans-Atlantic Slave Trade was at its
Ben Wallace-Wells notes in Rolling Stone: "This is as openly radical a
background as any significant American political figure has ever emerged
Obama chose this minister and his church very
carefully. He "could have picked any church -- the spare,
spiritual places in Hyde Park, the awesome pomp and procession of the
cathedrals downtown. He could have picked a mosque, for that
matter, or even a synagogue. Obama chose Trinity United. He
picked Jeremiah Wright. Obama writes in his autobiography that on
the day he chose this church, he felt the spirit of black memory and
history moving through Wright, and 'felt for the first time how that
spirit carried within it, nascent, incomplete, the possibility of moving
beyond our narrow dreams.'"
In August, 2008, New York Magazine did a special issue on
race and the US election. There’s lot of good stuff in the package
but this line from John Heilemann’s cover story stood out to me:
"In October, Obama’s former pastor, (Jeremiah) Wright, will
publish a new book and hit the road to promote it."
This is a huge problem for Obama. It means that the whole
controversy over Wright’s racialist sermons and his friendship with
Obama is going to be returning to the news agenda just as undecided
voters begin to make up their minds.
There is much confusion surrounding the date of
Obama's conversion. Newspaper reports place this event in 1988. On Fox
News, March 14th, 2007, Obama himself placed this even in 1992, but
continues to say he's been a Christian for 20 years -- you figure it
Nobody, except Obama knows if his conversion to Christianity is real or
not. Although some reports and even Obama have referred to a
"baptism", there doesn't appear to be any record of a baptism.
Chicago-based journalist, broadcaster and critic
Andy Martin, when asked about Obama's baptism, wrote, "I have never
been able to obtain any evidence that he was baptized, although I asked
for those records."
It seems that Obama's conversion occurred when he answered one of
Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright's altar calls by
walking down the aisle
of Trinity Church to make a formal commitment of his faith.
Cathleen Falsani, religion columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times,
writes, "He (Obama) described his conversion experience in
his mid-20s, how he walked the aisle at Trinity United Church of Christ
one Sunday in a public affirmation of his private change of heart."
"I came to Christianity through the black church tradition where the
line between evangelical and non-evangelical is completely blurred.
Nobody knows exactly what it means."
"Does it mean that you feel you've got a personal relationship with
Christ the savior? Then that's directly part of the black church
experience. Does it mean you're born-again in a classic sense,
with all the accoutrements that go along with that, as it's understood
by some other tradition? I'm not sure."
"There are aspects of Christian tradition that I'm comfortable with and
aspects that I'm not. There are passages of the Bible that make
perfect sense to me and others that I go, 'Ya know, I'm not sure about
"It wasn't an epiphany,"
he says of that public profession of faith. "It was much more of a
gradual process for me. I know there are some people who fall out. Which
is wonderful. God bless them.... I think it was just a moment to certify
or publicly affirm a growing faith in me."
political character of his new church is what drew Obama out of his
skeptical isolation and into religion. Obama wrote::
"But as the months passed in Chicago, I found myself drawn to the
"For one thing, I believed and still believe in the power of
African-American religious tradition to spur social change . . . the
black church understands in an intimate way the biblical call to feed
the hungry and cloth the naked and challenge the powers and
principalities . . . I was able to see faith as more than just a comfort
to the weary or a hedge against death; it is an active, palpable agent
in the world. It is a source of hope."
"It was because of these newfound understandings that I was finally able
to walk down the aisle of Trinity United Church of Christ one day and
affirm my Christian faith."
In other words, Obama’s membership at Trinity UCC resulted from his
familiarity with Wright’s political views. Even Obama’s phrase
“challenge the powers and principalities” is a particular favorite of
Falsani warns us that Obama’s walking the aisle at Trinity is poles
apart from what Christians commonly refer to as being "saved,
transformed or washed in the blood." In other words, it’s not to
be confused with what Jesus called being "born again." As Mr.
Obama himself explains, "It wasn’t an epiphany … but just a moment to
certify or publicly affirm a growing faith in me."
In another account of this event, Manya Brachear, writing in the Chicago
Tribune, describes the event thusly: "When Obama sought his own
church community, he felt increasingly at home at Trinity. Before
leaving for Harvard Law School in 1988, he responded to one of Wright's
altar calls and declared a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
wonders, "What kind of faith is it that is growing in Barack Obama?
Is it the historic Christian faith? Not according to the good
senator, who describes his faith as: (1) Suspicious of dogma (2) Without
any monopoly on the truth (3) Nontransferable to others (4) Infused with
a big healthy dose of doubt, and (5) Indulgent of and compatible with
all other religions."
Unlike traditional Christianity, which Mr. Obama bemoans for its "call
to evangelize and proselytize," the good senator’s faith is strictly a
personal and private affair. Although he has no qualms about
parading it in public in hopes of bolstering his political career, he
would never dream of preaching it to others in hopes of converting them
At the core of Obama's faith -- whether lapsed
Muslim, new Christian or some mixture of the two -- is African nativism.
Obama's having pledged
allegiance to the Black Value System raises political issues of its
Request for info:
If anyone, anywhere, can validate Obama's baptism,
please contact me via email with a source, link or other documentation.
continued his efforts to distance himself from his
pastor, Rev. Jeremiah Wright, and his incendiary sermons.
AP has already noted Obama’s statement that he would have left
Trinity United had Wright’s repeated rhetoric not escaped his notice,
but Geraghty caught Obama minimizing Wright in a way that contradicts
Obama’s own statements earlier in the campaign and in his book, Dreams
from My Father (emphasis mine):
"I talked to [Wright] after this episode. I think he’s saddened
by what’s happened. I feel badly that he has been characterized in just
this one way. But he was my pastor. I think people overstate this
idea of mentor or spiritual adviser. He was my pastor."
People tend to overstate the idea of mentor or spiritual adviser? I
wonder why? Could it be because Obama himself emphasized it at the
beginning of his campaign?
Obama says that rather than advising him on strategy, Wright helps
keep his priorities straight and his moral compass calibrated.
"What I value most about Pastor Wright is not his day-to-day
political advice," Obama said. "He’s much more of a sounding board for
me to make sure that I am speaking as truthfully about what I believe as
possible and that I’m not losing myself in some of the hype and hoopla
and stress that’s involved in national politics." …
Though Wright and Obama do not often talk one-on-one often, the
senator does check with his pastor before making any bold political
Also, Wright didn’t just serve as Obama’s pastor, political adviser, and
calibrator of the moral compass. Wright had an official position
as an adviser to the campaign in outreach to African-American
communities. That Obama claims he didn’t know about Wright’s
positions on race in America before appointing Wright to that task asks
people to believe that Obama is, frankly, a fool rather than someone who
couldn’t calculate the political damage of "US of KKK-A" and allegations
that the American government created HIV to commit genocide.
Obama asks us to trust his judgment and believe that he is a new breed
of truth-teller in American politics. Instead, he has demonstrated
years of bad judgment in immersing himself in conspiracy-theory theology
and anti-American rants, supporting it with tens of thousands of dollars
in donations, and then trying to excuse it away with threadbare
rationalizations and minimalizations. He will engage in all sorts
of doubletalk to achieve victory, which is nothing new in politics --
and exposes Obama as nothing exceptional at all, except in his stunning
lack of experience.
Update (AP): A quick
Google search reveals that there sure are a lot of people out there
who were confused on this "pastor vs. mentor" point. Including Obama’s
hometown paper, in an article written before the Wright scandal
During the recent media super storm: Obama's Pastor Disaster, CBS 2
Chicago has strangely not released
the video they have of Obama at Trinity
United Church of Christ for a Book Signing/Church Service with Pastor
According to a Chicago Tribune article, at the Service Obama spoke to
the cheering congregation and the choir sang, "Hallelujah Barack." After the service Wright and Obama sat together, laughing,
talking and signing books.
Leaving one to wonder, if a republican
candidate had this sort of controversy swirling around would the footage
have found it's way to the national and cable news networks by now?
Why should Reverend Wright’s past
as Muslim concern us?
First, Reverend Wright’s
hate sermons are virtually identical as those
given by his good friend, Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, who
followed in the footsteps of Malcolm X. For example, this
description by Ben Wallace Wells, published in Rolling Stone makes clear
Wright takes the pulpit here one Sunday and solemnly, sonorously
declares that he will recite ten essential facts about the United
States. "Fact number one: We’ve got more black men in prison than
there are in college," he intones.
"Fact number two: Racism is how this country was founded and how this
country is still run!" There is thumping applause; Wright has a
cadence and power.
Now the reverend begins to preach. "We are deeply involved in the
importing of drugs, the exporting of guns and the training of
professional KILLERS. . . . We believe in white supremacy and black
inferiority and believe it more than we believe in God. . . . We
conducted radiation experiments on our own people. . . . We care nothing
about human life if the ends justify the means!"
The crowd whoops and amens as Wright builds to his climax: "And.
And. And! GAWD! Has GOT! To be SICK! OF
THIS SHIT! ...
Muslims Welcome At Trinity
In my quest to discover Senator
Barack Obama’s ties to Islam, I have run across another juicy tidbit.
There appears to be no end in sight to his church’s ties to this
"religion of peace."
The Straight Way of Grace Ministry, run by
Usama K. Dakdok, is a Christian ministry and outreach to the Muslim
community, with hopes of leading them away from their false beliefs to a
personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Dakdok, an Egyptian
Christian, grew up in Egypt in a predominantly Muslim culture and came
to the United States sixteen years ago. He is well-informed about
Islam and has a burden to reach lost Muslims.
Dakdok has concerns
regarding Obama’s Christian faith. Because of these concerns, he
contacted Obama’s Chicago church, Trinity United Church of Christ,
posing as an Egyptian Muslim interested in joining the church. He
had the following conversation with a church employee: "If I am Muslim
and believe in prophet Muhammed, peace be upon him and I also believe in
Jesus, peace be upon him, do I have to give up my Islamic faith to be a
member in your church?" The Trinity U.C.C. employee responded,
"No. We have many Muslim members in our church." The phone
conversation was witnessed by four other individuals, and he claims he
can produce the phone records to verify this exchange.
speech made at Howard University in January 2006, Rev. Wright
offered the following conspiracy theories:
"America is still the No. 1 killer in the world. ... We are deeply
involved in the importing of drugs, the exporting of guns, and the
training of professional killers. ... We bombed Cambodia, Iraq and
Nicaragua, killing women and children while trying to get public opinion
turned against Castro and Ghadhafi. ... We put [Nelson] Mandela in
prison and supported apartheid the whole 27 years he was there. We
believe in white supremacy and black inferiority and believe it more
than we believe in God."
His voice rising, Mr. Wright said, "We supported Zionism shamelessly
while ignoring the Palestinians and branding anybody who spoke out
against it as being anti-Semitic. ... We care nothing about human life
if the end justifies the means ..."
Concluding, Mr. Wright said: "We started the AIDS virus. ... We are only
able to maintain our level of living by making sure that Third World
people live in grinding poverty. ..."
It isn’t so much the anger that Wright manifests that will be
off-putting to mainstream Americans of all creeds and colors, but the
conspiracy-theory lunacy that he spews. Almost all Americans gave
up on supremacy theories decades ago; most of those who espoused them
are dead. No one has argued in the mainstream in any way, shape,
or form for that kind of nonsense since the Dixiecrat movement died out
in the 1960s. An ill-worded valediction for Strom Thurmond six
years ago drew so much condemnation that it forced Trent Lott out of his
leadership position in the Senate, although to be fair, former Klan
Kleagle Robert Byrd remains in the Senate -- as a Democrat.
Most Americans would find the notion that we are crypto-supremacists
insulting and offensive. And yet two of the most popular people in
the U. S. choose to attend the church of a minister who apparently makes
that a recurring theme of his ministry. In Obama’s case, he has
given over $22,000 to support Wright and his message in 2006 alone.
Wright on 9/11: "White America got their wake-up call after 9/11.
White America and the Western world came to realize people of color had
not gone away, faded in the woodwork, or just disappeared as the Great
White West kept on its merry way of ignoring black concerns." On
the Sunday after the attacks, Dr. Wright blamed America.
Wright on the disappearance of Natalee Holloway: "Black women are being
raped daily in Africa. One white girl from Alabama gets drunk at a
graduation trip to Aruba, goes off and gives it up while in a foreign
country and that stays in the news for months."
Wright on Israel: "The Israelis have illegally occupied Palestinian
territories for over 40 years now. Divestment has now hit the
table again as a strategy to wake the business community and wake up
Americans concerning the injustice and the racism under which the
Palestinians have lived because of Zionism."
Wright on America: He has used the term "middleclassness" in a
derogatory manner; frequently mentions "white arrogance" and the
"oppression" of African-Americans today; and has referred to "this
racist United States of America."
Wright on whites:
"In a world that is controlled by white supremacy, in a country that is
on its way to hell in a hand basket because of lying politicians, in a
culture that still thinks 'white is right' and with young people who do
not have a clue as to our story, our history, our legacy or our destiny,
we still have African-American Christians who are more concerned about 'bling
bling' than about freeing our minds."
Obama says, "Who knew?"
Obama Says, Huh?
Did He Or Didn't He?
In one of the biggest lies he ever
told, Obama said he's never witnessed or heard Rev. Wright's statements
before and he "vehemently condemns" the words of his pastor and mentor,
an official member of Obama's campaign. Wright is a
member of Obama's African American Religious Leadership Committee.
What an absolute pile of rubbish! Obama and his wife Michelle
listening to this man for 20 years and is a bold-faced liar to now
claim he had no idea the "the Rev" was such an anti-American, racist,
Why hasn't Obama denounced "the Rev" at any time in the past 20 years?
The answer, of course, is because Obama wasn't running for national
office before -- that's one reason.
Another? Obama and Wright are of the same mind -- now and then!
Barack may not have heard Wright's rants, but did he read
In the Trinity United Church of Christ
January 21, 2007, on pages 9 and 10, "The Pastor's Page," are these
"We have lost over 3,000 boys and girls in an illegal and unjust war,
and the media is on a feeding frenzy about Barack Obama’s church.
Where is the outrage about the 3,000 dead American military personnel
and the 600,000 dead Iraqi civilians who are dead for no reason
other than greed and ego? What’s goin’ on?"
"I use his words today on the third Sunday of a New Year to keep before
you the painful truth of who we are and where it is we are in this
racist United States of America! What’s goin’ on?"
"The reality, however, is that the entire war in Iraq and the larger
"war on terror" have been based on lies, half-truths and distortions to
serve the agenda of the United States imperialism. Where is the
public outcry? Where is the outrage? What’s goin’ on?"
He may never have heard Wright actually say the U. S. was racist or an
aspiring empire, but did he ever read it in the church bulletin? Ever?
Since racism, bigotry, and anti-Americanism are
central themes of Rev. Wright's, you'd have to believe all of the
following to believe that the senator didn't know about what was going
on in his church for 20 years:
* You'd have to believe that the senator was sleeping during all of the
sermons he attended for 20 years.
* You'd have to believe that his wife, Michelle, was also was sleeping
for 20 years, as she would have surely told him if she heard such bias
and insanity (about AIDs, for example).
* You'd have to believe that neither the senator nor his wife read any
of the church publications, where you could find Rev. Wright's bigotry,
racism and activities, such as visiting Libya to meet with Moammar
Gadhafi or awarding that infamous bigot, Louis Farrakhan, a lifetime
* You'd have to believe that the senator and his wife weren't reading
general-circulation newspapers or watching television news, where they
would have found Rev. Wright's pronouncements and activities.
* You'd have to believe that neither the senator nor his wife talked to
other members of the congregation or other members of the larger
community who were aware of Rev. Wright's bigotry and racism.
* You'd have to believe that the senator never talked to his pastor, as
he would have surely picked up his central focus if he did. A
professional politician and a highly political pastor talk for 20 years,
but only of Christ and family. That would take a miracle sent from
* Finally, you'd have to believe that the senator never heard or read
the sermon, which the senator says inspired his book The Audacity of
Hope. Had he even read that one sermon, he would have had a good
taste of Rev. Wright's bigotry, racism and hatred of whites.
Despite all that, the senator first tried to claim he "heard no evil."
He wasn't in the pew when the bigotry, racism, and anti-Americanism
poured forth. Having told that whopper, and sensing he was turning
into a Pinocchio with an ever-longer nose, he seemed to change his story
in the Philadelphia speech. There he tried to come up with a more
believable lie. He admitted he knew Wright to be "an occasionally
fierce critic of American domestic and foreign policy." He said he
disagreed with many of his political views "just as many of you" have
disagreed with your pastors, priests and rabbis.
This seemed to suggest that, although he heard some of Rev. Wright's
poisonous pronouncements, he still could not disown his pastor, who was
like an "uncle" to him, and who he could no more disown than he could
disown the black community. This was what I call lie No. 2.
Then, when he subsequently appeared on Barbara Walters' television show
"The View," he went back to his original "hear no evil" version of the
lie, i.e., lie No. 1. He didn't hear this stuff, and if he
did he would have been uncomfortable, and might have left the church.
President-elect Barack Obama
said in 2004, while he was a state legislator running for a U.S.
Senate seat, that he attended services at Trinity United Church of
Christ every week.
This is in contrast to what Obama, as a presidential candidate, said
this year after controversial anti-American remarks by the Rev. Jeremiah
Wright surfaced. Obama then told news outlets that he did not
attend the church frequently and was not aware of Wright’s comments.
The comments from Obama about his church attendance appeared in the
transcript of an interview posted Tuesday on the religious news Web site
Beliefnet.com. The interview was conducted on March 27, 2004 by
Chicago Sun-Times religion writer Cathleen Falsani for a story on
Obama’s faith, but the interview was not released in its entirety until
Till The Jews Find Out
In March, 2007,
Obama's pastor Jeremiah A. Wright
told The New York Times in an
interview, "When his (Obama's) enemies find out that in 1984 I went to
Tripoli," with Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan to visit Libyan
leader Moammar Gadhafi, "a lot of his Jewish support will dry up quicker
than a snowball in hell."
More video of Rev. Michael "Vanilla Ice" Pfleger’s race-baiting
sermon last week at Trinity United Church of Christ has emerged on
"America is the greatest sin against God."
Described in a 2004 Chicago Sun Times article as someone Barack
Obama regularly seeks out for "spiritual counsel," James Meeks, who will
serve as an Obama delegate at the 2008 Democratic convention in Denver,
is a long-time political ally to the democratic frontrunner.
When Obama ran for the U.S. Senate in 2003, he frequently campaigned at
Salem Baptist Church while Rev. Meeks appeared in television ads
supporting the Illinois senator’s campaign…
Since that time, not only has Meeks himself served on Obama’s
exploratory committee for the presidency and been listed on the Obama’s
campaign website as one of the senator’s "influential black supporters,"
but his church choir was called on to raise their voices in praise at a
rally the night Obama announced his run for the White House back in
Interestingly, the Chicago Sun Times has also reported that both Meeks
and Obama share a history of substantial campaign contributions from
indicted real estate magnate Tony Rezko.
James Meeks: Obama’s Other Bigoted Spiritual Leader (02:39)
Meeks has called white American mayors "slave masters," and referred to
black preachers and politicians who "protect" the "white man" as "house
"We don't have slave masters, we got mayors," exclaimed James Meeks, an
Illinois state senator and pastor of one of the largest churches in the
state, in an August, 2006 sermon broadcast on a Chicago community
Continued Meeks in the sermon: "But they are still the same white people
who are presiding over systems where black people are not able to be
educated. You got some preachers that are house niggers. You got some
elected officials that are house niggers. Rather than them try and break
this up, they're gonna fight you to protect that white man."
Meeks has campaigned for Obama and allowed Obama to campaign at his
church during the presidential candidate's 2004 senatorial run -- a
violation of federal election law.
A recent Meeks endorsement of Obama is touted on the presidential
candidate's campaign website.
In a 2004 interview with Cathleen Falsani of the Chicago Sun-Times,
Obama described Meeks as an adviser who he seeks out for spiritual
Obama told the Sun-Times that the day after he won a 2004 senatorial
primary, he stopped by Meeks' Salem Baptist Church for Wednesday-night
In 2006, Meeks informed his church during a sermon he may run for
Illinois governor. He was recorded telling the mostly black congregation
any "white Christian" who doesn't vote for him is a "racist."
"If I do run and there are two people in the race who both are not
standing for morality, if I don't have every white Christian vote in the
state of Illinois, I will stand on top of the Sears Tower and call every
one of y'all racist," Meeks said from his pulpit.
And just take a look at the congregation. Once again, the whole
building erupts in applause, shouts and dances of agreement -- a little
long, but a one-minute viewing will give you the sense of this man.
It's not just that
Obama's pastor Jeremiah A. Wright
told The New York Times in an
interview, published March 6th: "When his (Obama's) enemies find
out that in 1984 I went to Tripoli," with Nation of Islam leader Louis
Farrakhan to visit Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, "a lot of his Jewish
support will dry up quicker than a snowball in hell."
It's that at Trinity UCC's 2007 Trumpet
Gala, Rev. Wright named the "Honorable Minister
acting head of the Nation of Islam, as Trinity's "Man
of the Year," and awarded him the the "Rev. Dr. Jeremiah A.
Wright, Jr., Lifetime Achievement Trumpeteer Award."
Let’s recall the facts. Trumpet magazine explicitly explained in
the video it prepared for the banquet at which Farrakhan was honored
that it was honoring Farrakhan for his purported dedication to "truth,
education, and leadership." [Surprise, surprise, the video seems
to have been pulled from YouTube.] Obama's spiritual mentor Rev.
Wright, meanwhile praised Farrakhan in the magazine for his "astounding
and eye-opening" analysis of the "racial ills of this nation," a
"perspective" that is "helpful and honest." I even got hold of the
interview the magazine did with Farrakhan. No mention was made in
any of these sources of "rehabilitation work for ex-offenders."
"Trumpet," Rev. Jeremiah Wright's news magazine, has
featured images of Obama on its cover with Nation of Islam Minister
and hater, Louis Farrakhan -- at least three times:
Here’s one of the images, featuring pictures of Barack Obama, Rev.
Wright, the founder of the Nation of Islam, Elijah Muhammad, and Louis
And here's another featuring the hater, Farrakhan.
more about the deranged, hateful content of Trumpet.
on April 11th, 2008, in Levittown, Penn., Obama was asked about
his church’s magazine giving an award to Rev. Louis Farrakhan.
"This was done by a magazine that was connected to the church," Obama
explained. "I would have never done it. It was primary
focused on the rehabilitation work that they do for ex-offenders in
Chicago. That doesn’t excuse it, that just explains it."
The first time Obama said this, I could believe he was misinformed
[update: indeed, the first time he said this, he only said he "assumed"
this was the reason]. The second time, perhaps that he was caught
off guard and didn’t have his story straight. Now, I can only
conclude that he is intentionally choosing to blatantly lie about this,
hoping that no one will notice and call him on it.
It was Farrakhan, who was quoted saying, "White people are potential
humans -- they haven't evolved yet"
racist quotes from Louis Farrakhan and a
video that will
introduce you to T. H. L. Farrakhan)
the news that
Obama’s church published an opinion piece that accused Israel of
developing an "ethnic bomb" the purpose of which is to kill black
people and Arabs.
Obama’s Newest Spiritual Advisor
Now that he
no longer draws spiritual succor from Jeremiah Wright -- the
America-hating, racist demagogue who served as his pastor and spiritual
mentor for twenty years -- Obama has turned elsewhere for guidance in
the task of carrying out his political duties while remaining true to
his religious values.
The most notable of his spiritual advisors
in March 2009 is his
friend of many years, Rev. Jim Wallis, founder of the Sojourners
organization. Says Wallis, "We’ve [he and Obama] been talking
faith and politics for a long time."
Who is Jim Wallis? According to The
New York Times, Wallis "leans left on some issues" but overall is a "centrist, social justice" kind of guy. But a closer look at Wallis’s
background reveals him to be nearly as radical, if better at disguising
the fact, as Jeremiah Wright.
As a teenager in the
1960s, Wallis joined the civil rights movement and the anti-Vietnam War
movement. His participation in peace protests nearly resulted in his
expulsion from the Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Illinois. While at Trinity, Wallis founded an anti-capitalism magazine called the
Post-American, which identified wealth redistribution and
government-managed economies as the keys to achieving "social justice"
term that, as educator/journalist Barry Loberfeld has pointed out, is
essentially "code for communism."
In 1971, the 23-year-old Wallis
and his Post-American colleagues changed the name of their publication
to Sojourners, and in the mid-1970s they moved their base of operation
from Chicago to Washington, DC. As one of its first acts, Sojourners
formed a commune in the DC neighborhood of Southern Columbia
Heights, where members shared their finances and participated in various
activist campaigns that centered on attacking U.S. foreign policy,
denouncing American "imperialism," and extolling Marxist revolutionary
movements in the Third World.
Giving voice to Sojourners’
intense anti-Americanism, Jim Wallis
called the U.S.
"the great power, the great seducer, the great captor and destroyer of
human life, the great master of humanity and history in its totalitarian
claims and designs."
In parallel with his magazine’s stridently antiwar
position during the Seventies, Wallis championed the cause of communism.
Forgiving communism’s brutal standard-bearers in Vietnam and Cambodia
the most abominable of atrocities. He was silent on the subject of the
murderous rampages of Pol Pot’s Khmer Rouge in Cambodia. In fact,
several Sojourners editorials attempted to exculpate the Khmer Rouge of
the charges of genocide, instead shifting blame squarely onto the United
Following the 1979 refugee crisis in Vietnam, Wallis
lashed out at the desperate masses fleeing North Vietnam’s Communist
forces by boat. These refugees, as Wallis saw it, had been "inoculated"
by capitalist influences during the war and were absconding "to support
their consumer habit in other lands."
liberation theology, Wallis and Sojourners in the 1980s rallied to the
cause of Communist regimes that had seized power in Latin America with
the promise of bringing about the revolutionary restructuring of
society. Particularly attractive for the ministry’s religious activists
was the Communist Sandinista dictatorship that took power in Nicaragua
in 1979. Wallis embarked on an editorial crusade in Sojourners to
undercut public support for a confrontational U.S. foreign policy toward
the spread of Communism there and elsewhere in the Western Hemisphere.
Moreover, he invited the Committee in Solidarity with the People of El
Salvador (CISPES) -- the public relations arm of the El Salvadoran
terrorist group the FMLN -- to take part in a number of initiatives with
In 1995 Wallis founded Call to Renewal, a coalition
of religious groups united in the purpose of advocating, in religious
terms, for leftist economic agendas such as tax hikes and wealth
redistribution to promote "social justice."
To this day, Wallis
remains fiercely opposed to capitalism and the free-market system. "Our
systems have failed the poor and they have failed the earth," Wallis has
said. "They have failed the creation."
Immediately after Obama’s
January 20th inauguration, a rejoicing Wallis told The Washington Times:
"My prayers for decades have been answered in this minute. I'm proud of
my country for the first time in a very long time."
meanwhile, may be properly concerned that the president has sought
spiritual counsel from a figure as removed from the political mainstream
as Jim Wallis.
know any Americans?
There is a
poll, being conducted by Andrew Sullivan, on AOL's Hot Seat."
The poll question:
Is Obama a fake Christian?
13% I'm not sure
As of September 7th, 7 out of 10 respondents don't believe Obama (314,545 +).
Under The Bus With You
Obama quits racist church!
Obama whined, "This is not a decision I come to lightly ... and it is
one I make with some sadness."
Sure, everybody gets sad when they get busted.
"I'm not denouncing the church and I'm not interested in people who want
me to denounce the church," he said,
"It’s not a church worthy of denouncing."
Sure, they're a bunch of racists, but being a
racist myself, I can't denounce the church nor its pastors, including
the new one, who is a racist, as well. (video)
"It's clear that now that I'm a candidate for president, every time
something is said in the church by anyone associated with Trinity,
including guest pastors, the remarks will imputed to me even if they
totally conflict with my long-held views, statements and principles," he
His "long-held views" statement is a joke. Read the
"Obama and Race" page to get a sense of
Obama's "long-held views," example: -- "I ceased to
advertise my mother’s race at the age of twelve or thirteen, when I
began to suspect that by doing so I was ingratiating myself to whites"
or the statement under the "Latest News" graphic.
The hate has been going on in that building as
long as Obama and his wife have been members -- they know it, and they
are part of it -- and he isn't leaving the church for anything that goes
on there, or anything being taught there, he's leaving because of all
the media attention they are getting.
After defending Rev. Wright for weeks, Obama's communications director
Robert Gibbs told reporters that Obama had left the Trinity Church.
"I think what [decision] Barack Obama made in the past few days is a
deeply personal, not political decision," Gibbs said in an exclusive
appearance on "This Week with George Stephanopoulos."
Not political -- LOL!
Like his poor white grandmother,
Obama has now thrown the church and all of its associated the
"Reverends" under the bus, but just look at what
he said previously:
"Well, my pastor (Wright) is certainly someone who I have an enormous
amount of respect for."
"I have a number of friends who are ministers. Reverend Meeks is a
close friend and colleague of mine in the state Senate. Father
Michael Pfleger is a dear friend, and somebody I interact with closely."
Jeremiah "God Damn America" Wright, the former pastor of
made an appearance today at Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church in
Mike Snyder of the Houston Chronicle wrote that Wright has been "a
regular guest minister at Wheeler Avenue for more than 15 years"
although a "scheduled appearance in March was canceled because of
Wright "spoke glowingly of Obama while preaching at Wheeler Avenue
Baptist Church, as part of a message that God takes 'the ordinary and
turns it into the extraordinary'," Jones wrote.
True to form, Wright was immediately quotable, as reported by Jones:
"The Lord turned the ordinary into the extraordinary. Y’all just
saw it this past week. It was on national television," Wright said
to applause. "This ordinary boy just might be, come November, the
4th, this ordinary boy from a single parent home with a daddy from Kenya
and a mama from Kansas. This ordinary boy just might be the first
president in the history of the United States to have a black woman
sleeping at 1600 Pennsylvania, legally."
BOY? Can you call Obama "boy?"
Do you think we'd get any mail if you or I referred to Obama as "boy?"
Google returns 12,200,000 results for "Obama" and "boy" -- is Google
And Returns Again
Obama's racist and anti-American minister
and mentor, Jeremiah Wright, is now
blaming "them Jews" for keeping Obama from giving him a call these
"Them Jews aren't going to let him talk to me. I told
my baby daughter that he'll talk to me in five years when he's a lame
duck, or in eight years when he's out of office," Wright told the Daily
Press in Newport News, Va.
"They will not let him talk to
somebody who calls a spade what it is .... I said from the beginning:
He's a politician; I'm a pastor. He's got to do what politicians
do," Wright continued.
The White House wanted no part of another
Wright controversy, and declined to comment. But officials pointed
out that Obama and Bridezilla to end their 20-year relationship with
Wright, pastor emeritus of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago,
after he made incendiary remarks such as blaming the U.S. government for
In his latest diatribe, Wright said, "Ethnic
cleansing is going on in Gaza. Ethnic cleansing [by] the Zionist
is a sin and a crime against humanity, and they don't want Barack
talking like that because that's anti-Israel."
diligently works towards driving the Israelis out of Jerusalem -- and
out of the Mideast altogether, if he can.
Rev. Wright In
click image for the ongoing antics of
headed to church this Father’s Day 2008 in his hometown of Chicago
-- the first time he’s been to church since he severed relations with
his former pastor, Reverend Jeremiah Wright. The Obama family
attended services at Chicago’s Apostolic Church of God, one of the
city’s largest African-American congregations.
Obama took to the pulpit to deliver a speech on fatherhood, a tenet that
should be strengthened, he observed. "Too many fathers are also
missing. Too many fathers are MIA. Too many fathers are
AWOL. Missing from too many lives and too many homes.
They’ve abandoned their responsibilities, they’re acting like boys
instead of men, and the foundations of our family have suffered because
of it. You know and I know this is true everywhere, but nowhere is
it more true than in the African-American community."
Obama knows a lot about this subject. His
own father, Barack Hussein Obama Sr., went AWOL and abandoned Obama at the age of two,
because his family was a hindrance to his career ambitions.
Obama's denial about who his father really was is best illustrated by
this passage from his first book, "...never emulate white men and brown
men whose fates didn’t speak to my own. It was into my father’s
image, the black man, son of Africa, that I’d packed all the attributes
I sought in myself..."
Bigamy, child abandonment, alcoholism and spousal abuse -- are some of
his father's attributes.
The photo-op over, the senator left the sanctuary before the actual
This is interesting -- the Apostolic Church of
believe in water baptism in the name of Jesus Christ, and the receiving
of the Holy Ghost."
Does that mean Obama will finally get baptized and become a real
Christian? Swearing allegiance to the Black Value System really
doesn't make one a Christian, no matter what Obama says.
I'll be watching.
Obama says, "We are no longer a Christian Nation" (00:17)
Obama, you should read George Washington's 1790 letter to the Jewish community
of Newport, Rhode Island. He understood:
The Citizens of the United States of America have a right to applaud
themselves for having given to mankind examples of an enlarged and liberal
policy: a policy worthy of imitation. All possess alike liberty of
conscience and immunities of citizenship. It is now no more that
toleration is spoken of, as if it was by the indulgence of one class of people,
that another enjoyed the exercise of their inherent national gifts. For
happily the Government of the United States, which gives to bigotry no sanction,
to persecution no assistance requires only that they who live under its
protection should demean themselves as good citizens, in giving it on all
occasions their effectual support.
May the children of the Stock of Abraham, who dwell in this land, continue
to...enjoy the good will of the other Inhabitants; while every one shall sit in
safety under his own vine and figtree, and there shall be none to make him
Oh, by the way, Obama, the United States of America is very much a "Christian Nation."
Protestants comprise 51.3% of its population, Roman Catholics 23.9%, Mormons
1.7%, other Christian 1.6%, Jewish 1.7%, Buddhist 0.7%, Muslim 0.6%. -- That's
78.5% of its population who are Christian -- Source:
CIA World Fact Book
Once again, Obama demonstrates that he doesn't know what he's talking about.
Obama Says America
Is Not A Christian Nation
Obama, the man
who raised his right hand and swore on Lincoln’s Bible: in accordance
with Article II, Section 1 of the U.S. Constitution:
solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will
faithfully execute the office of President
of the United States, and will to the best
of my ability, preserve, protect and
defend The Constitution of the United
States" has in a
news conference in the sovereign Nations
of Turkey and Indonesia (which means "on
foreign soil") stated that
"We do not
consider ourselves a Christian nation, a
Jewish nation or a Muslim nation. uh uh...
we consider ourselves uh uh a nation of uh
When President Harry
Truman wrote to Pope Pius XII in 1947 that
"This is a Christian nation.", he
certainly did not mean that the United
States has an official or
legally-preferred religion or church.
Nor did he mean to slight adherents of
non-Christian religions. But he
certainly did mean to recognize that
its institutions and laws, was founded on
Biblical principles basic to Christianity
and to Judaism from which it flowed.
As he told an Attorney General's
Conference in 1950,
fundamental basis of this nation's laws
was given to Moses on the Mount. The
fundamental basis of our Bill of Rights
comes from the teachings we get from
Exodus and Saint Matthew, from Isaiah and
Saint Paul. I don't think we
emphasize that enough these days. If
we don't have a proper fundamental moral
background, we will finally end up with a
totalitarian government which does not
believe in rights for anybody except the
Woodrow Wilson, in his election campaign
for President, made the same point: "A nation which does
not remember what it was yesterday, does
not know what it is today, nor what it is
trying to do. We are trying to do a
futile thing if we do not know where we
came from or what we have been about....
America was born a Christian nation.
America was born to exemplify that
devotion to the tenets of righteousness
which are derived from the revelations of
The crucial role of
Christianity in this nation's formation is
not without dispute, although as Revolutionary
leader Patrick Henry said: "It cannot be
emphasized too strongly or too often that
this great nation was founded, not by
religionists, but by Christians; not on
religions, but on the gospel of Jesus
Christ. For this very reason peoples
of other faiths have been afforded asylum,
prosperity, and freedom of worship."
John Ashcroft was roundly criticized for
his "No King but Jesus" speech at Bob
Jones University, but he was only
reminding us of our colonial and
Revolutionary War heritage. In a 1774 report to
King George, the Governor of Boston noted:
"If you ask an American, who is his
master? He will tell you he has
none, nor any governor but Jesus Christ."
The pre-war Colonial Committees of
Correspondence soon made this the American
motto: "No King but King Jesus." And
this sentiment was carried over into the
1783 peace treaty with Great Britain
ending that war, which begins "In the name
of the most Holy and Undivided Trinity...
Samuel Adams, who has been called 'The
Father of the American Revolution' wrote
The Rights of the Colonists in 1772, which
stated: "The rights of the colonists as
Christians...may be best understood by
reading and carefully studying the
institution of the Great Law Giver and
Head of the Christian Church, which are to
be found clearly written and promulgated
in the New Testament."
It is frequently
asserted by those seeking to minimize
Christianity's central role in our
nation's founding and history, that the
founders themselves were not practicing
Christians, but rather were Deists or
a 1962 speech to Congress, Senator Robert
Byrd noted that of the 55 delegates to the
Constitutional Convention, 29 were
Anglicans, 16-18 were Calvinists, and
among the rest were 2 Methodists, 2
Lutherans, 2 Roman Catholics, 1 lapsed
Quaker-sometimes Anglican, and only 1 open
Deist — Benjamin Franklin who attended all
Christian worships and called for public
The last paragraph of
this article states:
Can America still be
called a Christian nation? It is
certainly a more religiously pluralistic
and diverse society than it was during the
18th, 19th, and early 20th centuries.
There are increasing numbers of
non-Christians immigrating to this
country, and there has been a rapid rise
in adherents to Islam among our
population. There are millions of
Muslims, Jews, Buddhists, Shintoists,
Unitarians, Hindus, Wiccans, Naturists,
Agnostics, and Atheists, but Christians
comprise roughly 84% of the population.
constitutional legal system is still based
on the Jewish/Christian Bible, not the
Koran or other holy book. We still
observe Sunday, the Christian Sabbath, as
an official holiday. Easter and
Christmas still have a special place in
the holiday lexicon. The Ten
Commandments are still on the wall behind
the Supreme Court Justices when they take
the bench. Our coins still display
the motto "In God We Trust." The US
is still firmly part of a Western
Civilization fashioned by a
Judeo-Christian religious ethic and
heritage. Alexis de Tocqueville
observed more than a century and a half
ago, "There is no country in the world,
where the Christian religion retains a
greater influence over the souls of men
than in America." That is still true
today. We live, not under a
Christian government, but in a nation
where all are free to practice their
particular religion, in accommodation with
other religions, and in accordance with
the basic principles of the nation, which
are Christian in origin. It is in
that sense that America may properly be
referred to as a Christian nation.
Therefore, I respectfully request that the
Obama, retract his statement and apologize
to this Nation and to the memory of the
Founding Fathers for broadcasting to the
world (on more than one occasion) that "we
are not a Christian nation."
May I remind you all
definition of traitor is "one who leads
you to believe something that is not
true." A traitor who betrays his
Country commits treason. And treason
is an impeachable offense.
Is, in your minds, Obama, a traitor yet?
What will it take for him to so
it covered over the monogram "IHS" -- symbolizing the name of Jesus
Christ -- because it was inscribed on a pediment on the stage where
Obama spoke at the university on Tuesday and the White House
had asked Georgetown to cover up all signs and symbols there.
of Wednesday afternoon, the "IHS" monogram that had previously adorned
the stage at Georgetown’s Gaston Hall was still covered up -- when the
pediment where it had appeared was photographed by CNSNews.com.
After all, Georgetown didn't take this unfortunate action when First
Lady Laura Bush was speaking to announce a partnership between the
U.S.-Afghan Women's Council and Georgetown University. The event
captured by a White House photograph that shows the "IHS" on the
pediment directly behind the podium where Mrs. Bush was speaking. One
wonders if Obama would have covered up الله, Allah?
Before He Was Elected He Was Selected
Black Islamist, Calypso Louie, says, "Our Role Was To Put Him In Orbit"
"...that this man [Obama], was the right man, at the right time, and
if we back him, this man could change the face of America, in the
It's interesting that
Nation of Islam leader Farrakhan refers to Rev. Wright as brother?
Yo! Obama! It's Freedom OF
Bob Unruh says it's just one more "fiber" of
the U.S. Constitution, but if enough are torn, the document itself will
unravel, according to a Washington-based faith organization that is
chiding Barack Obama for repeatedly referring to the "freedom of
worship" in the United States, when the Constitution actually calls for
"freedom of religion."
Officials with the Faith and Freedom
Institute have dispatched a letter to Obama, asking that he correct
"While some may deem the words 'worship' and 'religion'
to be synonymous, and thus interchangeable, they are most definitely
not!" said the letter from Faith and Freedom Institute President Gary
Dull, Vice President Dave Kistler and historian Don Kistler.
"The First Amendment of the United States Constitution uses the word
'religion' and states unequivocally that Congress cannot prohibit the
'free exercise' of said 'religion,'" the letter continues.
use of the word 'worship' implies that we have freedom ONLY within the
confines of structures set aside for religious expression (i.e.
churches, synagogues, etc.). This is not only a gross departure
from the original intent of the First Amendment, but is also the first
step toward eliminating faith expression in the public marketplace."
The organization, which says its purpose is to provide educational
support for the moral, spiritual, political and biblical foundations of
the U.S., argued words have meaning.
"To some, that may not
appear to be a great issue, but it steals away the language of the First
Amendment of the U.S. Constitution and gives a different meaning to the
freedom to practice our religion as we determine," the organization
Dull said the change in terminology is significant.
"Worship" usually is done behind the walls and closed doors of a
building set aside for that purpose. "Religion," on the other
hand, includes the biblically mandated activity of declaring the Gospel
to all nations.
Freedom of religion, he said, "actually means
that we can practice religion in public space. Freedom of worship
is more personal and often behind the doors of a church."
says Barack Obama is a
polarizing and sometimes puzzling figure. It is no shock that many
Americans don't know what to make of him. My own explanation is
that voters weren't ready for a post-American presidency. Some,
though, speculate in different channels.
The Pew poll, as
reported by the Associated Press, finds confusion about Obama's most
Americans increasingly are convinced --
incorrectly -- that President Barack Obama is a Muslim, and a
growing number are thoroughly confused about his religion.
I love that "incorrectly." The AP has evolved
into an opinion machine, so it's rare and a little startling to see it
stand up so boldly for a "fact." He's not a Muslim, dammit!
More on the poll data:
Nearly one in five people, or 18 percent,
said they think Obama is Muslim, up from the 11 percent who said so
in March 2009, according to a poll released Thursday. The
proportion who correctly say he is a Christian is down to just 34
The largest share of people, 43 percent, said they
don't know his religion, an increase from the 34 percent who said
that in early 2009. ...
In a separate poll by Time
magazine/ABT SRBI conducted Monday and Tuesday -- after Obama's
comments about the mosque -- 24 percent said they think he is
Muslim, 47 percent said they think he is Christian and 24 percent
didn't know or didn't respond.
So, what is going on here? First, we are
seeing fallout from the Jeremiah Wright affair. I would never
presume to pass judgment on Obama's spiritual life. But one thing
I will say with confidence: Jeremiah Wright is no Christian. His
ideology of hate disqualifies him. So many millions of Americans,
learning that Wright was Obama's spiritual mentor, must have wondered
where Obama himself was coming from. I think that is the main
source of confusion, coupled with Obama's lack of connection to any
identifiable Christian tradition.
The second factor, I think, is
Obama's effort to project a post-American, above-America persona.
Obama postures as a citizen of the world who has graced America by
condescending to be our President and to instruct us. Some
liberals accept this posturing gratefully, but most Americans don't.
Obama has defined himself as literally exotic. Small wonder that
some Americans attribute exotic qualities to him. We're not sure
who he is, exactly, but he certainly isn't one of us. Given the
currents that swirl through world events these days, being a Muslim is
one interpretation of Obama's exoticism. Those who construe Obama
in this way may well be wrong, but it is not hard to understand why they
interpret his aloof non-Americanism in this way.
In Defining Obama, Misperceptions Stick
Sheryl Gay Stolberg attempts to defend her
ObamaMessiah in The New York Times, writing, Americans need only stand
in line at the grocery checkout counter to glimpse the conspiracy
theories percolating about Obama. "Birthplace Cover-Up," screams the
current issue of the racy tabloid Globe. "Obama’s Secret Life
Sheryl Gay could
stop wringing her hands if Obama released his bona fides tomorrow.
He won't. He'll continue to spend millions to hide them
from the American People. Inquiring minds want to know, why the
The article claims, without proof, that
Obama uses a phony Social Security number as "part of an elaborate
scheme to conceal that he is not a natural-born U.S. citizen."
Despite evidence to the contrary from Obama aides -- they posted his
birth certificate, from Hawaii, on the Internet during his presidential
campaign -- polls show that as many as one quarter of Americans still
believe Obama was born outside the United States.
Without proof? Sheryl Gay, here's
the proof he's had
dozens of Social Security Numbers, and the one he uses most was issued
in the 19th century. Haven't heard that the Social Security
scandal was connected to the "natural born" citizen scandal though.
thing that's up on
FactCheck.org is not a birth certificate, it's a counterfeit document,
and Hawaiian Department of Health spokesperson, Janice Okubo, has been
as saying, "I don't know that it's possible for us to even say
beyond a doubt what the image on the site represents."
FactCheck.org document doesn't matter anyway. Obama
a natural-born citizen -- two American citizen parents -- born in
America -- no foreign entanglements -- unlike the
British/Kenyan/Indonesian/Muslim/American, Barack Obama.
the concerns of folks who believe Obama was born in a foreign country
would be put to rest if Obama just did a document dump. Just show
us the REAL birth certificate.
Now comes fresh
evidence of misperceptions about Obama taking root in the public mind: a
new poll by the Pew Research Center finds a substantial rise in the
percentage of Americans who believe, incorrectly, that Mr. Obama is
Muslim. Obama is Christian, but 18 percent now believe he is
Muslim, up from 12 percent when he ran for the presidency and 11 percent
after he was inaugurated.
Obama is a Christian, I'm a toadstool. I don't think he's a Muslim
either -- he's superior to all that -- but he's more sensitive,
sympathetic, and empathetic towards Islam than he is towards
Christianity. I believe him when he says he will stand with them.
suppose we can't blame him for that. The liberation theology crap
that the Rev. Jeremiah Wright preached from his pulpit at Trinity UCC is
not Christianity, and that was Obama's only experience.
Associated Press is unquestionably Obama's most supportive news
organization, but inserting this editorial -- "...who believe,
incorrectly, that Mr. Obama is Muslim..." -- in the middle of a news
item, is as glaring example of journalistic malpractice you're likely to
I've seen a dozen articles on this issue, and every last one
of them use the word,
"incorrectly" to describe the notion that Obama might be a Muslim --
just a coincidence, I suppose.
Related:Obama's Been a "Diligent and
Personally Committed" Christian?
Oh, lordy! Are these people
journalists or publicity agents?
Gary Bauer says a new Time poll finds that one
quarter of Americans believe Barack Obama is a Muslim. What’s most
interesting about that fraction is that more Americans now believe Obama
is a Muslim than believed it when he was running for president two years
As Americans have gotten to know Obama better, more have
apparently come to believe he prays to Allah.
predictably is interpreting the poll as exposing Americans’ ignorance
and xenophobia. But it is actually the best evidence yet that,
whatever his faith, Barack Obama, since 9/11, has exposed himself as the
Obama’s Islamophilia has manifested itself
in ways big and small -- in his unflinching antagonism toward Israel and
his bowing to Muslim autocrats, in his 2007 comment that the Muslim call
to prayer is "one of the prettiest sounds on earth," in his hosting of a
Ramadan dinner at the White House while cancelling National Day of
Prayer events at the White House.
But it is perhaps most evident
in what has become clear about Obama’s view of religious freedom: that
God rarely has a place in the public square unless that god is called
Obama’s initial remarks about the Ground Zero mosque were
illustrative. In defending the Cordoba Initiative’s right to build
the mosque, Obama said, "This is America, and our commitment to
religious freedom must be unshakeable. The principle that people
of all faiths are welcome in this country … is essential to who we are."
Under the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, freedom of religion
is defined as the freedom of an individual or community, in public or
private, to manifest religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship
But Obama is very selective in his concern for
new questions arise lately concerning whether Obama is a Muslim or a
Christian, as he gives his partial support to the mosque at Ground Zero.
We’ve all heard by now that Obama became a Christian mostly to
expedite his political career and that the Trinity United Church of
Christ he joined, presided over by Reverend Jonathan Wright, was not
exactly mainstream. We’ve heard about Wright’s damning of America
and we know that the church was -- and might still be -- a hot bed of
black nationalism. But what is not as well known is that no
baptism is required, nor must Muslims renounce Islam to be accepted as
full members in that church.
from a pastor, I called the Trinity United Church back in February, 2010
to ask about the requirements of membership. The church
receptionist transferred my call to the Director of Membership, who told
me that baptism is optional and that Muslims who believe in the prophet
Mohammed can be full members. In fact, she reassured me
cheerfully, they have plenty of Muslim members.
Never mind that
this is theologically impossible, except when one makes one’s own rules.
The doctrines of Christianity and Islam are incompatible.
Christianity believes that Jesus Christ is one with the Creator, through
the doctrine of the Trinity, and that Jesus died on the cross in order
to redeem humanity from its sins. Islam calls the Trinity
"idolatry" because it sees the Trinity’s three parts as separate
entities -- three distinct gods -- instead of one divine being.
Islam also denies Christianity’s claim that Jesus Christ died on the
cross, or that he is the unique savior of humanity.
central to Christian practices, both as a way to mark the convert’s
entrance into a new life and as a washing away of sinful practices from
the person’s past. The core of the new life as a Christian is a
renunciation of other religious beliefs. The World Council of
Churches is an umbrella organization for Protestant churches that
represents about 550 million Christians throughout more than 120
countries. It has declared the centrality of baptism for a
Christian, and notes that no matter how much churches may differ in
other ways, the vast majority of churches agree on the importance of
Why would a Muslim want to join a church that
proclaimed these Christian beliefs? It would be a betrayal of his
own convictions. Besides, the word "Trinity" is in the name of the
Trinity United Church of Christ, which should discourage a Muslim who
thinks the Christian trinity is blasphemous. What’s going on here?
The Trinity United Church of Christ is affiliated with the mainline
United Church of Christ which branched out of Congregationalism, and
going back even further, that denomination had its roots in Puritanism.
All these connections are very traditional. The affirmation of
faith of the parent organization, as found in their constitution begins
with, "The United Church of Christ acknowledges as its sole Head, Jesus
Christ, Son of God and Savior." However, when the black pride
movement burgeoned in Chicago during the 1960s at the time when Malcolm
X made that city the headquarters for the Nation of Islam, the Trinity
United Church of Christ appears to have made doctrinal adjustments to
accommodate its constituents. They were African Americans who
wanted a veneer of Christianity, which many of them had been raised
with, to cover their newly acquired black nationalism and Nation of
Islam inspired faith. At the same time, the church needed new
members because church attendance was falling off.
So a new
syncretic religion was born, Muslim Christianity. Never mind that
it makes a mish mash of theology -- in order to suit the emotional and
cultural needs of the parishioners. Obama may have been telling
the truth when he called himself a Christian, even though he has not
apparently spent much time in any church since leaving the tutelage of
Rev. Wright. But for the rest of us, there is confusion, a
confusion that is sure to grow as not only Obama but possibly many
others influenced by him, take the side of Islamic political entities
while still calling themselves "Christian."
Teeing Off The Nation -- One Sunday At A
Gayle Fee & Laura Raposa
say another Sunday, another missed opportunity for Obama to prove to
America he’s not a Muslim -- but instead of attending church services at
one of the dozens and dozens of quaint, island Christian churches
yesterday morning, he hit Our Lady of the Fairways, aka the Vineyard
Golf Club, yet again, to play 18.
Obama again teed off with
Eric Whitaker and aide Marvin Nicholson. Rounding out the
foursome was Bill Lewis, a regular Vineyard vacationer who played with
Obama and Whitaker last year. Once again, the press corps was kept
far, far away from the golf party.
Perhaps the alleged Leader of
the Free World is a little sensitive about his game. Because our
spies report that Barry was hacking away at a ball in the bunker on the
12th hole -- a la Judge Elihu Smails -- before giving up and throwing it
onto the green. Shades of Bill Clinton!
Anyway, it was
Obama’s second outing to the posh, private golf club since landing
Thursday on The Rock. He teed off at 8:30 a.m. under cloudy,
drizzly skies. A perfect day to be inside. Like, say, in
Now you’d think, with polls showing that one in five
Americans believe Obama is a Muslim -- and with the furor over his
flip-flops on the Ground Zero mosque -- that his White House handlers
might have orchestrated a nice little photo op of the first family doing
a little vacation worshiping yesterday morning.
the administration’s insistence that Barry is a Christian and that he
prays daily, most Americans have noticed that Obama rarely attends
church. That’s a noticeable departure from previous presidents,
such as George W. Bush and Clinton, who were on their knees every
handlers have said Obama doesn’t attend services regularly because he
doesn’t want to be "hugely disruptive to congregations." This is
apparently not an issue on the golf course. Especially now that
the Secret Service is following the boss in golf carts instead of those
giant SUVs they drove down the fairways last year!
golf game, Obama went back to Blue Heron Farm and spent the rest of the
day in seclusion there.
Related:Obama’s Played More Golf in 2
Years Than Bush Did Both Terms.
Is A Con
Jack Cashill says the italics in the title
above are hard-earned. Barack Obama embraced Christianity for two
reasons, and neither had anything to do with the person after whom
Obama's newfound faith was named.
These are the same two
calculated reasons Obama married Michelle. The move strengthened
his desperately shaky identity as an African-American, and it solidified
his political base in black Chicago.
In his 1995 memoir, Dreams
From My Father, Obama relates at great length his 1988 conversion at
Jeremiah Wright's church. The one person left out of the retelling
is Jesus Christ.
Obama hears the name "Jesus" being shouted and
sung at church, but nowhere in Dreams does Obama have anything to say
about the man or his mission.
What attracts Obama to church is
his ability to participate in a showy way in the larger black
experience. He writes -- with a little help from his friends -- of
his presumed conversion:
Those stories-of survival, and freedom,
and hope-became our story, my story; the blood that had spilled was our
blood, the tears our tears; until this black church, on this bright day,
seemed once more a vessel carrying the story of a people into future
generations and into a larger world.
Aligning with the Reverend
Wright might not seem a particularly shrewd move for someone plotting to
become president, but in 1988 the relentlessly ambitious Obama had his
sights set on becoming mayor of Chicago. For this, a base in a
large and influential church like Wright's was essential, especially for
an outsider like Obama.
At the time Obama was modeling his
career on that of his political hero, the late Chicago mayor, Harold
Washington. Washington had used his base in Chicago's black community to
become state senator, congressman, and finally mayor.
[Obama] sometime in the mid-1990s." terrorist emeritus Bill Ayers would
later tell Salon. "And everyone who knew him thought that he was
politically ambitious. For the first two years, I thought, his
ambition is so huge that he wants to be mayor of Chicago."
Obama Practices Type Of Marxism Disguised
says popular TV and radio host Glenn
Beck told Chris Wallace on FOX News Sunday today that Barack Obama’s
practice of "Black Liberation
Theology" is actually a type of Marxism disguised as religion that the Catholic Church has spoken out against.
Glenn Beck: Obama Practices Marxism Disguised as Religion
Of course, Glenn Beck is correct. On
his 1983 arrival in Managua, Nicaragua, Pope John Paul II publicly
Jesuit priest and Sandinista Minister of Culture
The Pope was highly suspicious of Marxist thought:
(From an old Newsday article)
In 1983, Pope John Paul II visited
Nicaragua. On his arrival at the airport tarmac, the Pope visibly
admonished a Marxist Nicaraguan priest who had been waiting to greet
His battles with communism left John Paul deeply
suspicious of Marxist thought. By his lights, that included liberation
theology, which tried to bring the concern of Jesus for the poor to bear
on the miserable living conditions in Latin America. For John Paul,
liberation theologians had borrowed too much from Marxism.
most famous images of his concern occurred during a visit to Nicaragua,
where priests were serving in the cabinet of the Sandinista government. John Paul wanted them out. One of them, Ernesto Cardenal, met him at the
airport, and the pope visibly admonished him.
words of Rev. Wright's mentor, and most prominent theologian in
Black Liberation Theology, James Cone:
"Black theology refuses to accept a God who is not identified
totally with the goals of the black community. If God is not for us
and against white people, then he is a murderer, and we had better
kill him. The task of black theology is to kill Gods who do not
belong to the black community... Black theology will accept
only the love of God which participates in the destruction of the
And that, my
friends, tells you all you need to know about the kind of "Christianity"
Barack Obama practices.
Obama Finally Goes To Church
reports that Barack Obama, beset by substantial public doubts about
his religion and suspicions that he is Muslim, took a few steps on
Sunday to dispel those image problems: He and his family crossed
Lafayette Park to St. John’s Episcopal Church, just the third time he
has worshipped in public since last year.
Obama, Michelle and
their daughters joined about 40 other worshippers, according to pool
reports, and heard a sermon on a passage from the Gospel of Luke that
ends, "You cannot serve God and wealth." They also took Communion
as a family.
Afterward, the Obamas strolled back to the White
House across Lafayette Square, which was closed to the public.
Since arriving in Washington, Obama -- who was a member of the
black-African Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago -- has largely
chosen not to attend public church services because of the possible
disruptions his presence, and the increased security, would cause a
Obama has said he relies on black liberation theology to perform his
duties, and White House officials said the president relies on a close
circle of spiritual advisers.
Last month, a poll indicated a
majority of the public had doubts about Obama’s religious beliefs, even
though his alleged Christian faith was a key part of his pitch as a
presidential candidate. Although he said he regularly reads the
Bible and prays, Obamat has maintained he doesn’t want to ostentatiously
fake a devotion to organized religion that he’s never had before, and he
is more often seen going to the golf course or the gym on Sunday
Ben Smith proves
what a reliable Obot he is by presenting the White House talking points
in this item.
what Big Ben is not telling you, is that Obama went to church
to hear its
Muslim guest speaker, Ziad Asali, M.D., Founder and President of the
American Task Force on Palestine, pontificate on the subject of:
"Prospects for the Two-State Solution the Middle East."
Obama Omits "Creator" For Third Time
The Blaze isn't even a little bit surprised
that communists like Obama believe man’s "unalienable rights" are given
to us by the federal government, not God.
During a speech Monday,
Barack Obama once again omitted the Declaration of Independence‘s
mention of man’s "Creator" as the source of his "unalienable rights."
While delivering remarks at a dinner fundraiser for the Democratic
Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) in Rockville, Md., Obama spoke
about what he called the "essence" of the upcoming midterm election:
"As wonderful as the land is here in the
United States, as much as we have been blessed by the bounty of this
magnificent continent that stretches from the Atlantic to the
Pacific, what makes this place special is not something physical.
It has to do with this idea that was started by 13 colonies that
decided to throw off the yoke of an empire, and said, 'We hold these
truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that each
of us are endowed with certain inalienable rights, that among these
are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.'"
This isn’t the first time that Obama has
selectively edited the Declaration in not acknowledging the role of God
in bestowing these rights upon man. During a Sept. 15 speech
before the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute’s Annual Awards Gala,
Obama omitted the religious reference, but the White House dismissed
criticism, saying that Obama "went off script and adlibbed when he made
that mistake." But just a week later, Obama made the exact same
"mistake" speaking at another fundraiser, this time in New York City.
The Rockville omission makes three.
Related:Consigliere5 has found a few
Obama's Spiritual Guide
There's no difference between Obama's new,
anti-capitalist, Marxist apologist, spiritual adviser, and his previous
religious mentor, Rev. Jeremiah A.
Whenever you hear Obama claiming to be a Christian,
this is the christianity -- Marxist
liberation theology -- that
he is referring to. It doesn't have a whole lot to do with Jesus,
or Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.
Julie Mason says Barack Obama inhabits a
largely secular presidency, rarely blending his religious beliefs with
his public duties, and spending more Sundays shooting hoops than going
to church. So it was a notable shift when Obama went deeply devout for
last week's National Prayer Breakfast, telling attendees the role daily
prayer plays in his life.
"When I wake in the morning, I wait on
the Lord, and I ask Him to give me the strength to do right by our
country and its people," Obama said. "And when I go to bed at night, I
wait on the Lord, and I ask Him to forgive me my sins, and look after my
family and the American people, and make me an instrument of His will."
A cynical interpretation would note Obama's intensely religious
rhetoric -- even for a prayerful event -- coincides with the unofficial
start of the presidential campaign season.