Saturday, February 07, 2009


A friend of mine just posteda link to a blog with this mind-blowing quote from our Hypocrite-in-Chief at the National Prayer Breakfast:

(F)ar too often, we have seen faith wielded as a tool to divide us from one another - as an excuse for prejudice and intolerance. Wars have been waged. Innocents have been slaughtered ... all in the name of perceived righteousness...But no matter what we choose to believe, let us remember that there is no religion whose central tenet is hate. There is no God who condones taking the life of an innocent human being. This much we know.

Obama actually said:

“There is no God who condones taking the life of an innocent human being.
This much we know.”
If he feels that way, why did President Obama made it a prior to end U.S. restrictions on funding abortion? Good grief.

"...he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways." James 1:8


Jon said...

You may well be right, but a couple things.

1. I thought the title of your blog post was a bit ironic, because I looked up the "Mexico City Policy," and found a pro-life commentary on that issue with the same word in the title: "Family Planning - An Exercise in Doublespeak". Ironically, it effectively condemns the ban as a nominal gesture that is not pro-life.

2. On the same subject, one might apply the Orwellian term "doublespeak" (and the appropriate connotations) to Obama's predecessor on other issues as well. It seems as though all of the Bush rhetoric about funding to faith-based organizations had little real substance (and in fact may have adversely affected the process), and that it did little more than to more closely align conservative Christians to the Republican party. At least, so says conservative writer David Kuo in Tempting Faith. Kuo is a former Bush staffer working in the Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives.

In any case, this is no defense of Obama, nor is it a total criticism of Bush. I increasingly find that while politicians and presidents often do wonderful things for this country, most of them are flawed. I am convinced that both Bush and Obama are men who love this country and desire to do the right thing. Unfortunately, when they're wrong on something, they fail while being most powerful person on earth, meaning each of their decisions impacts millions of people around the world. What a burden! Is Obama any more wrong than the Christian sitting in church who for whatever reason doesn't believe abortion is always wrong? The difference is, of course, that Obama has to make actions on those beliefs, and those actions affect millions of lives.

Alisa said...
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Alisa said...

First, we answer for what we (US) do, not what the Mexican government does. We limit our funds, if they quibble about it - they answer to God.

Secondly, I do not share your belief that Obama wants to do what is right. He speaks out of both sides of his mouth. He says God doesn't condone the taking of an innocent life and yet he has defended even partial birth abortion - where a baby is delivered except for the head and then is stabbed in the base of the head and brain suctioned out collapsing the skull. I'm graphic for a reason, Jon. Your guy supports THIS!

I've said before, well-intentioned Obama voters are going to discover they have been royally duped!

Alisa said...

Oh and the Christian sitting in church who doesn't believe abortion is wrong is either ignorant of Scripture and/or what abortion actually is or is blatantly disregarding what Scripture has to say about the matter. And yes, Obama is more wrong. To whom much is given will much be required.