Saturday, February 26, 2011

Words and Actions from Barack Obama

Christian Nation
While on an overseas trip to Turkey in April 2009, Obama said, “…we do not consider ourselves a Christian nation…”

Muslim Nation
June, 2009. In an interview with Laura Haim on Canal Plus, a French television station, Mr. Obama noted that the United States also could be considered as “one of the largest Muslim countries in the world.”

National Healthcare
In June 2009, President Obama suggested at a town hall event that one way to shave medical costs is to stop expensive and ultimately futile procedures performed on people who don't stand to gain from the extra care. Obama said that families should not be unthinkingly approving so many additional tests or additional drugs. Instead, he said, "Maybe you're better off not having the surgery, but taking the painkiller."

Benefits of abortion
In March 2008, Obama said, “…politicians must trust women to make the right decisions for themselves.” Then he said, “…I've got two daughters. 9 years old and 6 years old. I am going to teach them first of all about values and morals. But if they make a mistake, I don't want them punished with a baby.

Defense of Marriage Act
To drum up support for his Senate bid in 2004, Obama wrote a letter to the Windy City Times, a publication targeted to Chicago’s gay community. “I opposed DOMA [the Defense of Marriage Act] in 1996. It should be repealed, and I will vote for its repeal on the Senate floor,” he vowed. “I will also oppose any proposal to amend the U.S. Constitution to ban gays and lesbians from marrying”

Feb. 24, 2011 The Obama administration said it will no longer oppose court challenges to the Defense of Marriage Act, which prohibits the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriages for purposes of taxes, social security and other programs.
In response, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said, “I will instruct department attorneys to advise courts in other pending Defense of Marriage Act litigation of the president’s and my conclusions” that the law’s definition of marriage as between a man and a woman is unconstitutional, Holder said in a statement. Members of Congress “who wish to defend the statute may pursue that option,” he said.

Coal-fired energy plants
In November 2008, Obama said, "…we would put a cap and trade system in place that is as aggressive, if not more aggressive, than anybody else's out there." Continuing on, he said, "So if somebody wants to build a coal-powered plant, they can; it's just that it will bankrupt them because they're going to be charged a huge sum for all that greenhouse gas that's being emitted."

We must watch what we eat
Speaking about the U.S. role in being a good example for taking care of the planet, Obama said in May 2008, "We can't drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times ... and then just expect that other countries are going to say OK."

Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell
In December 2010, President Barack Obama signed a landmark law Wednesday repealing the ban on gay men and women serving openly in the military, fulfilling one of his major campaign pledges and casting the issue as a matter of civil rights long denied. "No longer will tens of thousands of Americans in uniform be asked to live a lie, or look over their shoulder in order to serve the country that they love," Obama said.

Pro-Lifers are ideologues
In May 2009, Obama related a story about how a Christian, pro-life doctor was concerned about a comment on his web site saying Obama would fight "right-wing ideologues who want to take away a woman’s right to choose." After reading the doctor’s concerns, Obama said that even though he was not changing his position, he would delete that language from his website.

What exactly is an ideologue? It is a blindly partisan advocate or adherent of a particular a systematic body of concepts especially about human life or culture.

So, it seems that Obama is suggesting that Pro-Lifers are blindly partisan advocates of those who are yet unborn.

Obama could not have been placed in his office of President of the United States without the support of a large number liberal Christians. Why did they vote for Obama?

They may say that they voted for him because of his liberal fiscal policies such as entitlements, welfare, increased support of the poor, powerful labor unions, etc. Okay, that is a subject that we can argue about for many hours. However, liberal fiscal policies are only part of the package. What about the other half of his stance?

In one hand, he supports liberal fiscal policies, but in his other hand are liberal social policies. He supports terminating the life of unborn children. In fact, he suggests that those who call themselves Pro-Life are little more than blindly partisan advocates of silly concepts such as life. He supports the right of homosexuals to be united in marriage. In order to be politically correct, he tells the world that the United States is not a Christian nation. In order to make his National Healthcare plan work, he supports restricting life-saving medical care, and instead suggests that we take pain killers and accept the inevitable.

When people vote for a candidate, they are voting for the whole man, not just a part of the man. When Christians voted for his liberal fiscal policies, they also told the world that they support terminating the life of unborn babies; they support allowing homosexuals to marry; they shout to the world that we are not a Christian nation; and they support restricting medical care for the sick, and instead consider end-of-life options, possibly even euthanasia.

Many Christians are quick to say that the Bible instructs us to care for the poor and the needy. Therefore, they believe we should adopt mandatory fiscal policies that support the poor. Okay…but at the same time, these same Christians are telling the world that they are for abortion, homosexual marriage, and hiding the light of Christianity. Is this really how Christians should stand for Christ?

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