Beware The Expedient Religion of Barack Obama

21 08 2009

Pastors and rabbis had better beware the expedient religion of Barack Obama.

Today it was reported that President Obama attempted to enlist the assistance of Jewish rabbis during the Rosh Hashanah holiday to further the promotion of his health industry takeover.  Speaking to around 1000 rabbis, the President urged the religious leaders to preach healthcare deform reform from the pulpit over the Jewish New Year, saying:”We are God’s partners in matters of life and death.”

Immediately I remembered his answer to Saddleback Church Pastor Rick Warren during the campaign, when asked at what point an unborn child might deserve human rights.  Obama demurred, claiming:“… whether you’re looking at it from a theological perspective or a scientific perspective, answering that question  with specificity … is above my pay grade.”

So let me get this straight.  The President knows for certain that he is cooperating with God in the “matter of life and death” that arises from health care deform reform legislation, but when it comes to life and death of an innocent unborn American, he can’t be certain at all what God wants him to think.

All of this suggests that Barack Obama’s theology — like his attendance at Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, and his relationship with its former pastor, the Reverend Jeremiah Wright — constitute matters of simple political expediency.  He embraces them when they suit his current political need, and he throws them under the bus when they stand in the way of political victory.



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22 08 2009

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