Obama is one strange dude. He spent 20 years in a church where the only religion was Hate Whitey! He swore that he would never turn his back on his pastor. Then he turned his back on him. He claimed that he followed the Christian tradition, whatever that means. Then on the campaign trail he belittled Christians who clung to their religion. Once he was elected he claimed to be searching for a house of worship, but months later the press reported that he had not darkened the doors of a church since he occupied the White House.
Obama is one strange dude. He spent 20 years in a church where the only religion was Hate Whitey! He swore that he would never turn his back on his pastor. Then he turned his back on him. He claimed that he followed the Christian tradition, whatever that means. Then on the campaign trail he belittled Christians who clung to their religion. Once he was elected he claimed to be searching for a house of worship, but months later the press reported that he had not darkened the doors of a church since he occupied the White House. Then suddenly, when he became desperate because the majority of Americans had turned against his health care reform plan, Obama turns into a preacher! Im getting dizzy with all these flip-flops. Will the real Obama please
The latest ABC-Washington Post poll now shows that a clear majority of American citizens oppose Obama's so-called health care reform plan mostly because it reforms nothing, and adds trillions to the national deficit. (But the majority of illegal aliens are still solidly behind the plan.) Obama, who has been accustomed to worship and adoration, has become increasingly desperate in the face of the angry and vocal opposition to his plan. He became so frantic that he made the stupid move of trying to preach to a bunch of preachers.
In a hastily arranged conference call on August 19 with 140,000 religious leaders Obama ranted and raved and misquoted Scriptures. I dont know who these leaders were because for some reason I wasnt invited. Somehow I doubt that any conservative preachers were. The invitations were arranged by a group called Faith for Health, which is squarely in Obamas camp. The same day he spoke to a group of 1,000 rabbis and told them, but he held back on the fire and brimstone with them.
It reminded me of the Town Hall meeting held in South Florida by Democrat coward Robert Wexler. He didnt want to hear any cross words, so he gave all the 500 tickets to the event to a group that promotes a complete government takeover of the nations healthcare system. No one else was allowed in; over 2,000 people were turned away. Even his supporters werent allowed to ask questions openly; they had to submit them in writing, and he only answered the ones he liked. If he really wanted to hear what his constituents had to say, he wouldnt have booked the smallest auditorium in the area and stacked it with bootlickers.
In like manner, many of the groups listed on the Faith for Health website had names that began with the word Progressive (the new code word for Socialist); fringe groups of national denominations listed in such a way as to make it appear that the denomination itself was part of the group; all the denominations that have homosexual clergy; and of course the Islamic groups. And, like Wexler, Obama only allowed two pre-approved questions from the 1,000 rabbis on their conference call.
On his conference call Minister Obama swore that everyone who spoke against his plan was bearing false witness. (Oh, my! Does that mean I am going to fry in hell?) He also misquoted the Word of God when he said that we are all supposed to be our brothers keeper. The message was simple. Even if you believed in REAL health care reform, even if you advocated changes that would actually improve the health delivery in this nation and bring costs down; you are an EVIL person if you dont push HIS healthcare plan. Obamacare is Holy. Anything else, no matter how many doctors and health care experts support it, comes directly from the mouth of Satan!
And the hilarious part is that he told the preachers and rabbis what they should speak about to their congregations. He told the rabbis what they should discuss on Rosh Hoshanna, and he told the pastors what their sermons should be on Sunday. The bottom line: If they were REAL clergymen they would want Obamacare to pass, and in order for that to happen, all people of faith will have to get behind it. So the rabbis and preachers had better get with the program. This is so funny because any time an evangelical talks about something political, like, for instance, passing laws against murdering unborn babies, Obama and his liberal trolls go ballistic. But when it comes to pushing his faltering health care bill, its perfectly fine to mix church and state because Obama, the High Priest of Liberalism, has declared it a moral issue.
Even some of the clergy who were invited to Obamas two conference calls were offended by his statements, and his telling them what to preach. He told the rabbis, We are Gods partners in matters of life and death. They were told to keep Obamas remarks off the record, but some published them on Twitter and blogs. Strangely, this material was scrubbed (removed) a short time later (see LINK below). Some preachers were upset because he implied a kind of scriptural or holy support for his program.
If youre lucky you wont have to endure the hokey commercial his hacks have put together to make it appear that all people of faith are behind Obamacare. My favorite parts were a preacher of some sort claiming, Millions of people of faith support health insurance reform. He was followed by a Baptist preacher who for some strange reason totally misquoted II Timothy 1:7, which says For God has not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. His version (which fit better with the script of the commercial) was, but of love and action. Call me crazy, but if I was a preacher supposedly representing people of faith on a commercial aired on national television, I think Id take a few seconds to make sure I wasnt misquoting God.
Look, I can understand the guy being desperate. After all, he promised the Kennedys, who financed his election; the Acorn people who broke every election law to get him elected; and all the illegal aliens and felons who voted for him, that he would get government healthcare passed. Now hes looking bad. He had to do something.
But this was stupid. Americans are not always the brightest people on the planet. After all, enough of us bought his lies to elect him. But I doubt there are very many people in this country, even the simplest among us, who believe that Obama has suddenly got religion. Everyone knows he is cynically manipulating the liberal religious people. He thinks he can get them to convince the rest of us that passing stupid legislation that will destroy the best health care system in the world, is somehow a holy cause.
Its not going to work, Obama. Youve lost. This just makes you look deceitful and manipulative. Using God is just plain bad manners.
Dr. Tom Barrett has been an ordained minister for 30 years. He has written for local and national publications for most of his life, and has authored several non-fiction books. He has been interviewed on many TV and radio programs, and speaks at seminars nationwide. Tom is the editor and publisher of Conservative Truth, an email newsletter read by over fifty thousand weekly which focuses on moral and political issues from a Biblical viewpoint.