Obama and Hijacked Christianity

B. Hussein Obama was at a church convention where he said that the Christian right was responsible for hijacking religion and causing a divide among people.

“Somehow, somewhere along the way, faith stopped being used to bring us together and started being used to drive us apart. It got hijacked,” the Democratic presidential candidate said in remarks prepared for delivery before the national meeting of the United Church of Christ.

“Part of it’s because of the so-called leaders of the Christian Right, who’ve been all too eager to exploit what divides us,” the Illinois senator said.

“At every opportunity, they’ve told evangelical Christians that Democrats disrespect their values and dislike their church, while suggesting to the rest of the country that religious Americans care only about issues like abortion and gay marriage, school prayer and intelligent design,” according to an advance copy of his speech. Breitbart

It should be noted that Obama belongs to a very liberal branch of the Protestant Church that allows gay clergy and supports same sex marriage. It is his right to belong to that Church and I am not surprised that a liberal would belong to a church that made it easy to worship according to his liberal values. What I want to know is how the Christian Right has hijacked anything. The liberal churches like Obama’s are straying from beliefs and teachings that have been around for thousands of years and yet, those who are teaching the same values year after year are the hijackers.

I see this as a method to divide the electorate and to insult traditional Christian values in hopes of making people feel guilty for their beliefs. It is similar to the race card. Vote for Obama because he is black and you are guilty of slavery and racism. A vote for him will cleanse your sins and relieve you of the guilt of racism. Vote against him and you are the racist we know you to be. In religion he is saying that if you espouse traditional values and not the more liberal ones his church believes in then you are a bigot and dividing the country. Vote for Obama and show that you are not some radical right wing Christian.

Could someone explain to me how it is that the Conservative Christian base is the bad guy? We believe in the sanctity of life and that abortion is murder. We believe that homosexuality is a sin (hate the sin, not the sinner) and we believe in living by a set of rules called the Ten Commandments that have been the law of God since Moses brought them down from the mountain. Following the traditional (or Christian Right as liberals call it) values of Christianity allows people to live in peace and live generally good lives.

Sure, there are Christians who sin and don’t always follow the rules but when they repent those sins are forgiven. Obama and people like him want you to believe that the Christian Right is what is wrong with America when in fact it is adherence to liberal positions and “values” that has divided this country and caused strife. If the liberal values of Christianity that Obama lives by are the way to go why do most churches shun those beliefs and stick to traditional values?

By attacking the Christian Right and those who hold traditional Christian values, Obama is the one who is dividing people along religious lines. The shame of it is that he is attacking certain Christians for political expediency and for no other reason. I wonder if he will stick to this belief should he win the primary? Attacking the Christian Right in the general election race might be a recipe for disaster.

I wonder why Obama felt it was necessary to attack a segment of the Christian religion? Perhaps it was the Muslim blood running through his veins that made him do it. That might explain why he did not indicate that the beliefs of Muslims and their desire to take over the world are much more damaging then the beliefs of people who follow traditional teachings. Muslims hijacked more than religion when they killed 3000 of our citizens in the name of their faith.

I guess when a politician is 12 points behind an opponent who is Godless, he feels the need to inject religion into the debate.

When members of the Christian Right strap on bomb vests and blow up innocent people or fly planes into buildings, Obama can have his say. Until then he should stick to politics and leave religion to religious leaders.



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3 Responses to “Obama and Hijacked Christianity”

  1. I wonder why Obama felt it was necessary to attack a segment of the Christian religion? Perhaps it was the Muslim blood running through his veins that made him do it.

    I’m still not convinced that Barak HUSSEIN Obama isn’t a Muzzie. UCC is an interfaith church.

  2. Sheila says:

    WHO hijacked WHOM?? Christians from ALL denominations have been under attack for 40 years by liberals telling us we are mean, insensitive, exclusivist, homophobic, xenophobic, and anti-Constitution! The Bible says what the Bible says. The truth does not depend on belief to be the truth. I notice Democrats never miss a photo-op in any church who will have them.

  3. Virginia says:

    Amen !!! Amen!! Thanks Bigdog.