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The Muslim Question
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 with this:

"Obama has never been a practicing Muslim.  The statement added that as a child, Obama had spent time in the neighborhood's Islamic center."

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 IS a 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.
Quranic Studies

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."

Our 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 classes."

"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."

The Witnesses
In "Dreams...," Obama himself recalls, "In the Muslim school, the teacher wrote to tell mother I made faces during Koranic studies."

According to Tine Hahiyary, 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 said.


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 quoted as 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."

In an 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."
The Answer?
On February 27th, 2007, Barack Hussein Obama said the Muslim call to prayer is "one of the prettiest sounds on Earth."

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 the  Shahada:

"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.

Original New York Times source -- has been deleted and re-posted by the New York Times -- HERE is the Kristof article on another site.
Muslim Perception
An American Expat in Southeast Asia blog, written by an American who has lived in Indonesia for 20 years and has met with both the Taliban and al-Qaeda, contains the following:

"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 apostasy."

"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."
Apostasy

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 deserve 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 many questions.

The Problem
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.

Epiphany

When Obama first undertook his agitating 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."
The Church
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.

Obama didn't join just any church, but a huge black nationalist church, the
Trinity United Church of Christ (UCC).  Its pastor, Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright, a former Muslim and black nationalist, unabashedly preaches a "black" gospel" and "liberation theory."

Trinity describes itself as a "congregation which is Unashamedly Black 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.


T
he expanded "Black Value System" has been removed from the Trinity website, but I have cached it HERE and it's a must read.

In 2001, Obama’s Trinity United Church of Christ passed a resolution declaring that:

“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…”
The Theology
Wright sought to build his church on the black "Theology of Liberation," the Marxist ideology introduced in 1968 by Rev. James Cone of New York.  It emphasizes Africa's contribution to Christianity rather than that of mainstream theologians.

Black Liberation Theology embraces a black God.

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) he wrote:

"...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."

Islam and Black Liberation Theology
The Reverend
Around 1988, Obama fell under the spell of a leftist black nationalist preacher, who preached African-American 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 Wright’s sermons.

Obama 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 hate.
 

 

When he took over Trinity United Church of Christ in 1972, Rev. Jeremiah Wright Jr. was a maverick pastor with a wardrobe of dashikis and a militant message.

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 in the 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 masters 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 zenith."

Ben Wallace-Wells notes in Rolling Stone: "This is as openly radical a background as any significant American political figure has ever emerged from."

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.

The Conversion
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 out.

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 that.'"

"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."

The specifically 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 church."

"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 black-liberation theologists.

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.

Falsani 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 to Christ.

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 own.

Request for info:
If anyone, anywhere, can validate Obama's baptism, please contact me via email with a source, link or other documentation.
The Relationship
On "The View," Obama 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 moves.

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 broke big.
 

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 Wright.

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?


      

The Sermons
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 the connection:

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.
The Wright Stuff
In a 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.

And these . . .

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?"
The Rev Preaches


    
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 have been 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, hate-monger!

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 them?

In the Trinity United Church of Christ Bulletin, January 21, 2007, on pages 9 and 10, "The Pastor's Page," are these words:

"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 achievement award.

* 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 God.

* 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.

Oops, I Forgot
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 now.  Surprise!
Just Wait 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."
Reverend Pfleger
More video of Rev. Michael "Vanilla Ice" Pfleger’s race-baiting sermon last week at Trinity United Church of Christ has emerged on YouTube.
  

"America is the greatest sin against God."  (00:58)

      

Reverend Meeks
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 2007.

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 niggers."

"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 television channel.

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 council.

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 Bible study.

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.

Reverend Moss
Current Trinity pastor and N-word-spouting Ice Cube fan Otis Moss, whom Obama refers to as a "wonderful young pastor."


"At war with the enemy" (09:12)


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.

Minister Farrakhan
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 Louis Farrakhan," 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 Farrakhan.
 


And here's another featuring the hater, Farrakhan.



For more about the deranged, hateful content of Trumpet.


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n 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"

(More racist quotes from Louis Farrakhan and a video that will introduce you to T. H. L. Farrakhan)

Israpundit broke 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" -- a 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 States.

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."

Actively embracing 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 Sojourners.

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."

The country, meanwhile, may be properly concerned that the president has sought spiritual counsel from a figure as removed from the political mainstream as Jim Wallis.

Doesn't Obama know any Americans?
Is He Or Isn't He?
There is a poll, being conducted by Andrew Sullivan, on AOL's Hot Seat."  The poll question:

Is Obama a fake Christian?

The results:
   57%    Yes
   30%    No
   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, adding, "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 said.

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.  This is the statement:

"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."

Wright Returns
Jeremiah "God Damn America" Wright, the former pastor of Obama's church, made an appearance today at Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church in downtown Houston.

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 security concerns."

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 racist?

And Returns Again
He's Baaaaaaaaack!

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 days.

"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 spreading AIDS.

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."

Meanwhile, Obama diligently works towards driving the Israelis out of Jerusalem -- and out of the Mideast altogether, if he can.
Rev. Wright In The Forum


click image for the ongoing antics of Rev. Jerry
  
The New Church
Obama 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 sermon.

This is interesting -- the Apostolic Church of God's website states, "We 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.
Oh?

 


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 afraid.


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: "I do 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 citizens."

From an article found here

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 this nation, 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, "The 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 State."

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 Holy Scripture."

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 Agnostics.  In 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 prayer.

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.  Our 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 that the 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 demonstrate?

Posted by FReeper HighlyOpinionated

Obama Bans Jesus
Georgetown University says 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.

As 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 was 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"  (02:50)
        
"...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 world..."

I sat with Father Pfleger.  I sat with Tavis Smiley.  I sat with Brother Jeremiah E. Wright, and I said..."

It's interesting that Nation of Islam leader Farrakhan refers to Rev. Wright as brother?
Yo!  Obama!  It's Freedom OF Religion
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 himself.

"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.

"Your 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 said.

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."

Continue reading here . . .
Who Is He, Anyway?
John Hinderaker 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 basic beliefs:
    

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 percent.

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 Exposed!"

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 stonewall?

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.

And that 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 quoted 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."

The FactCheck.org document doesn't matter anyway.  Obama is NOT a natural-born citizen -- two American citizen parents -- born in America -- no foreign entanglements -- unlike the British/Kenyan/Indonesian/Muslim/American, Barack Obama.

Again, 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.

If 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.

I 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.

The 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 see.

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.

There's more here if you can stand it . . .

Related:  Obama's Been a "Diligent and Personally Committed" Christian?

Oh, lordy!  Are these people journalists or publicity agents?
Obama’s Jihad
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 ago.

As Americans have gotten to know Obama better, more have apparently come to believe he prays to Allah.

Big media 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 Islamophile-in-Chief.

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 Allah.

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 and observance.

But Obama is very selective in his concern for religious liberty.

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Obama’s Unique Form Of Christianity
Madeline Brooks says 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.

On a tip 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.

Baptism is 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 baptism.

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 Time
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 Chicago pal 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 church!

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.

Because, despite 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 Sunday.

Of course, the last time Obama had a regular church, it was Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago of the Rev. Jeremiah Wright fame, and, well, we all know how that turned out.

Obama’s 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!

Following the 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.
Obama's "Christianity" 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.

"I met [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."

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Obama Practices Type Of Marxism Disguised As Religion
Jim Hoft 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  (01:06)
    
Of course, Glenn Beck is correct.  On his 1983 arrival in Managua, Nicaragua, Pope John Paul II publicly reprimanded Jesuit priest and Sandinista Minister of Culture Ernesto Cardenal.
    
     
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 him.

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.

The 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.

    
In the 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 white enemy."

    
And that, my friends, tells you all you need to know about the kind of "Christianity" Barack Obama practices.
Obama Finally Goes To Church
Ben Smith 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 congregation (giggle).  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 mornings.

Ben Smith proves what a reliable Obot he is by presenting the White House talking points in this item.

But, 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.

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Related:  Consigliere5 has found a few more omissions
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. Wright.

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.

Jim Hoft says this was actually a bit tame from what we are used to hearing from this idiot Marxist.

Another reverend -- same sermon.
Obama Gets Religion -- And Just In Time
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.

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A hopeful interpretation would come to the same conclusion.  Obama is shameless.
 

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