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Moral Issues in Campaign 2008
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Obama Speaks of His Christian Faith, Jesus Christ
Sept. 30, 2010 - At a community meeting in Albuquerque, N.M., President Obama stated, "I'm a Christian bychoice." He said he was not raised in church, but became a Christian later in life.
- What drew him to Christianity was "the precepts of Jesus Christ" which spoke to him in terms of the kind of life he would want to lead, he explained.
- Source: Christian Post
Obama Is Not a Muslim: But many Americans think he is
Aug. 20, 2010 - According to a new Pew Forum Survey 29 percent of evangelical Christians, believe Obama is a Muslim, but only 27 percent think he is a Christian.
- The Pew survey was completed before the President made his statement last Friday supporting the right of Muslims to build an Islamic center near the World Trade Center site in Manhattan.
- Source: Tobin Grant -Christianity Today
- Obama: Muslim missionary? Part 1 - Chuck Norris - WorldNetDaily
- Obama: Muslim missionary? Part 2 - Chuck Norris - WorldNetDaily
- The Rev. Franklin Graham Says President Obama was 'Born a Muslim' - ABC
- Franklin Graham peppered Obama about ties to Islam - From 2008 Campaign - WorldNetDaily
- White House Says Obama Is Christian, Prays Daily - NewsMax
- Obama's 'Christianity' - David Limbaugh - WorldNetDaily
Influential Pastor Warns of Socialism, Departure from God
July 4, 2010 - Dr. Charles Stanley told his church and television audiences that there is a tide of socialism and anti-Christian sentiment threatening the nation.
- Source: Christian Post
'Freedom of Worship' Worries
Jun. 23, 2010 - Since the Fort Hood attack, the Obama administration has generally been using the phrase "Freedom of worship" in place of "freedom of religion." According to Nina Shea, director of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, freedom of worship might only mean the right to pray within the confines of a place of worship or to privately.
- "It excludes the right to raise your children in your faith; the right to have religious literature; the right to meet with co-religionists; the right to raise funds; the right to ...evangelize, [and] to have religious education or seminary training."
- Source: Christianity Today
Obama and evangelist Billy Graham share a prayer
Apr. 26, 2010 - At the end of his vacation in North Carolina President Obama visited Billy Graham at Graham's mountainside home. The ailing evangelist gave the President two bibles, one for him and one for the First Lady. Franklin Graham was also there.
The President went on from there to memorial service for 29 coal miners in West Virginia who were killed in an explosion on April 5.
- "The conversation was very cordial, very nice," the younger Graham said. "When the president got ready to leave, the president prayed for my father, my father prayed for him."
- Source: Breitbart
President Welcomes Pastors to Prayer Breakfast
Apr. 7, 2010 - President Obama approximately 90 Christian leaders at an Easter prayer breakfast in the White House. He spoke of Jesus:
He added, "And we glory in the promise of redemption in the resurrection."
- "The agony of crucifixion amid the cries of thieves. The discovery just three days later that would forever alter our world: that the Son of Man was not to be found in His tomb, and that Jesus Christ was risen."
Away With The Manger
Dec. 21, 2009 - Chuck Norris complains that, unlike previous presidents, Barack Obama ignores the real meaning of Christmas.
Norris gives examples of earlier Presidents who were not afraid to stand up for belief in the babe who was born in Bethlehem.
- Based upon President Obama's first year's utter disregard for America's Judeo-Christian heritage and promotion of a secular-progressive agenda and pro-Islamic platforms, the only white Christmas I would count on at the White House is a continued whitewashing of religious tradition.
- Source: WorldNetDaily
- National Treasures
- White House Christmas Cards
- Christmas with the Presidents - WallBuilders
- Ronald Reagan Christmas address (12/23/81) - You Tube
‘Islam is violent’ says President Obama’s new pastor Carey Cash
Oct. 15, 2009 - More than a year ago President Obama was forced to disown his Chicago pastor,Jeremiah Wright because of Wright's radical theology and rasist views. Since then the President has expressed a fondness for Carey Cash, the navy chaplain at the Camp David presidential retreat, and it appears that the President has heard more sermons by him than any other minister since taking office.
The White House denies that the President has chosen Cash as his new pastor, but he told reporters this summer that Mr Cash “delivers as powerful a sermon as I’ve heard in a while. I really think he’s excellent”.
Now some sources are criticizing Cash for being too evangelistic an for his mistrust of Islam.
- In a 2004 book describing his deployment to Iraq the year before, Mr Cash calls Islam violent, a faith that “from its very birth has used the edge of the sword as a means to convert or conquer those with different religious convictions”.
- Source: Times Online
- The Pastor Who Has Obama's Attention - Washington Post
- Barack Obama's pastor is evangelical nephew of Johnny Cash - Prophecy Central's "Good News" Section
- Camp David chaplain Lt. Carey Cash on The 700 Club - You Tube
- Editor's Note: Hopefully Bible-believing Christians will encourage President Obama to listen to pastors like Carey Cash. Liberals will criticise him for this, but why should we?
White House Will Not Observe Nat'l Day of Prayer
May 6, 2009 -
- Thursday is the National Day of Prayer and major events are planned at the U.S. Capitol. But unlike the last eight years of the Bush administration, the White House will not hold a big event.
- Source: CBN
- National Day of Prayer - Thursday, May 7, 2009
Obama: The Christian as President
Apr. 22, 2009 - Christian Philosopher John Mark Reynolds explains that American is mostly Christian without being a Christian state. We extol Christian ideals but still allow freedom of religion to all. Because of this freedom, we may disagree with the President's theology and some of his decisions, but he is still our president. Renolds says,
- By showing respect and opposition, I am true to my faith while remaining a patriot. Hopefully even this small example of loyal opposition will demonstrate how a nation can contain many different theologies and philosophies while still sharing common space amicably.
- Source: Crosswalk
Georgetown University Hid Religious Symbols at White House Request
Apr. 16, 2009 - Georgetown University, a Catholic institution, covered up religious insignia symbolizing the name of Jesus during President Obama's address there Tuesday after the White House requested the change.
- Source: Fox
Obama Picks Bush's Church for Easter Service
Apr. 12, 2009 - The Obama's have not yet chosen a new church home, but they attended Easter services at St. John's Episcopal Church near the White House.
- President George W. Bush often attended services there, and church history contends that every president since James Madison, the nation's fourth chief executive, has visited.
- Source: NewsMax
Future American Christian Students Uncertain As Obama Signs Stimulus Plan
Feb. 17, 2009 - One of the stipulations of the stimulus plan signed by President Obama today will end Christian activities in some college and university facilities. The rule states:
The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) says it will challenge the provision in federal court because it encourages discrimination. ACLJ chief counsel Jay Sekulow said, "This is an unacceptable provision that clearly discriminates against religious organizations that have a legal right to use those facilities."
- "No funds awarded under this section may be used for – (3) modernization, renovation, or repair of facilities – (A) used for sectarian instruction or religious worship; or (B) in which a substantial portion of the functions of the facilities are subsumed in a religious mission."
- Source: Worthy News
Conservative Groups Declare Obama's Stimulus Bill a War on Prayer
Feb. 4, 2009 - One provision of the stimulus bill that was passed by the House of Representatives last week is the prohibition of funds used for the "modernization, renovation, or repair" of facilities that allow "sectarian instruction, religious worship or a school or department of divinity."
Republicans in the House opposed the bill unanimously.
The Traditional Values Coalition, issued a statement complaining that President Obama is violating the right to free speech by using his stimulus plan to restrict the exercise of religion in public facilities.
- "What the government is doing is discriminating against religious viewpoints," said Mathew Staver, founder and chairman of Liberty Counsel, a Washington-based nonprofit organization that works to advance religious freedom.
- Source: Fox
Most underrated part of inauguration
Jan 26, 2009 - The crowd and the new President did not show much appreciation for Rick Warren's inaugural prayer, but Chuck Norris gives six reasons why he believes the prayer was a masterpiece for the occasion.
- Source: WorldNetDaily
- Text of Rev. Rick Warren's inaugural invocation - AP
Obama Begins Day with National Prayer Service
Jan 21, 2009 - President Obama will spend part of his first morning in office at the National Prayer Service held in the National Cathedral in Washington D.C.
Canon Carol Wade from the staff at the National Cathedral said that the prayers will celebrate diversity and reflect Obama's embrace of religious liberalism. It will include multiple clergy who are not Christian, but at its core it is Christian because that's what reflects Obama's beliefs.
- The invitation-only service, which has followed presidential inaugurals in the United States on and off since George Washington's swearing-in, is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. and run from 75 to 90 minutes.
- Source: Washington Post
"So Help Me God": Inauguration Day 2009
Jan. 20, 2009 - Chuck Colson
The many Christian elements of Inauguration Day are reminders of the country's Christian heritage.
Evangelical pastor Rick Warren will offer the invocation. While administering the oath of office, The Chief Justice of the United States will ask Barack Obama to place his hand on the Bible used by Abraham Lincoln at his inauguration. The oath will end with the words “so help me God.”
- The ceremony is a perfect example of why the separation of church and state is an elite fiction that bears little resemblance to how democracy really works.
- Source: Crosswalk
- Breakfast Focuses on Prayer for Obama - CBN
- Throngs Fill Mall as Obamas Head to Church - ABC
- Step by Step Through the Day - CQ Politics
- A Prayer for President Obama - Albert Mohler - Crosswalk
- Barack Obama’s Inaugural Address - NY Times
|Christianity and Barack Obama's Inauguration|
Recently we posted a link to “Seven Reasons Barack Obama is not a Christian.” The article is found on the Christian Anti-Defamation Commission’s website. The writer was alarmed by the fact that the President-elect claims to be a Christian, but he does not accept the Bible’s teaching on important issues like abortion and homosexuality. He has been deeply affected by theological liberalism, postmodernism and liberation theology.
We added the link because we share the writer's concerns. However, it is true that a great number of Christians voted for him, even though they knew where he stands on moral issues. The problem is not just with the President-elect, but with the masses in our country that don't understand or follow what the Bible teaches!
We can hope that the new president may now be influenced by strong Christians as he faces the great task ahead of him. He has asked Evangelical pastor Rick Warren to offer the invocation at his inauguration, and he plans to take the oath of office with his hand on Abraham Lincoln’s Bible. Wouldn't it be wonderful if he experienced a true conversion to Christ during his presidency like Abraham Lincoln did?
We are also instructed to pray for our governmental leaders.
I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone- 2 for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. 3 This is good, and pleases God our Savior, 4 who wants all men to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.
- 1 Timothy 2:1-4 (NIV)
Seven Reasons Barack Obama is not a Christian
Jan. 11, 2009 - Rev. Don Hamer, A Callifornia pastor, explains seven reasons he believes Barack Obama is not a true Christian. He admits that Obama claims to be a Christian, but fears that his plan is to re-define Christianity in a non-biblical way. Here are his seven reasons:
- 1 - Obama Believes There Are Many Paths to Heaven
- 2 - Obama Denies the Authority of the Bible
- 3 - Obama Supports Homosexuality
- 4 - Obama Supports Abortion
- 5 - Obama Affirms Muslim Prayer
- 6 - Obama is Associated with Black Liberation Theology
- 7 - Obama Has No Bona Fide Christian Testimony
- Source: Christian Anti-Defamation Commission
Rick Warren to Pray at Inauguration
Dec. 18, 2008 - President-elect Obama has asked evangelical Pastor Rick Warren to deliver the invocation at his inauguration on Jan. 20th. Liberal groups are not pleased with the choice.
Rev. Joseph Lowery, a civil rights icon, will give the benediction.
- Many call Warren a "homophobe" and an "anti-gay bigot" for his opposition to gay marriage. They are particularly upset that he supported California Proposition 8, which banned same-sex marriage.
- Source: CBN
- Liberals Outraged Over Rick Warren's Obama Invocation - NewsMax
- Statement by Dr. Rick Warren, Pastor of Saddleback Church Regarding the Invitation from President-elect Obama to Deliver the Inaugural Invocation
- The High Cost of Being (and Staying) Cool -- Rick Warren in a Whirlwind - Crosswalk
- Inaugural Pastor Rick Warren Slammed Left and Right - NewsMax
- An open letter to Rick Warren - Joseph Farah - WorldNetDaily
Obama: I'll reboot Muslims' US image
Dec. 10, 2008 - President-elect Obama says he will follow through with a campaign pledge to repair America's reputation worldwide. He will follow the tradition of using his entire name, Barack Hussein Obama, in his swearing-in ceremony, and will deliver a speech in a Muslim capital. He has not yet said when and where that speech wil be given.
- Source: Jerusalem Post
- Obama to address Islamic world - WorldNetDaily
Obama Skips Church for Gym After Election
Nov. 24, 2008 -
It could be that he fears an appearance by the Obama family might disrupt a service. But it has been noted that Presidents Bush and Clinton did attend church in the weeks after he was elected.
- President-elect Barack Obama has not attended a church service since winning the election and instead has spent time on Sundays working out at a Chicago gym.
- Source: News Max
Activist: 'Pastor to presidents' replaced by gay bishop
Nov. 12, 2008 - According to The Times of London President-elect Obama sought out New Hampshire homosexual bishop Vicki Gene Robinson for advice three times during his presidential campaign. The ordination of Robinson has caused a deep rift in the Episcopal/Anglican church. Robinson says that Obama has affirmed to him his "equal civil rights" for homosexuals.
Peter LaBarbera, president of Americans for Truth About Homosexuality, said:
- "It looks like Billy Graham has been replaced by a gay bishop. We're moving to, perhaps, our first anti-Christian president; it's beyond post-Christian."
- Source: OneNewsNow
Obama Wins, Candidates Call For Unity
Nov. 5, 2008 - Historic election picks first African-American president, and both candidates give eloquent speeches calling for unity and cooperation.
- Analysis: Key Factors in the 2008 Presidential Race - Fox
- McCain's Concession Speech - Fox
- Obama's Victory Speech - Fox
Earlier News From The Presidential Campaign
Differences surface in McCain-Obama Christian forum
Aug. 18, 2008 - During the Saddleback Forum, where Presidential canditates Obama and McCain were asked the same questions about faith issues, a sharp difference was noticed on their answers when Pastor Rick Warren asked when life and human rights begin. McCain simply answered, "At conception." But Obama said there was a difference based on how you look at the issue - whether from a theological perspective or a scientific perspective. He added, "Answering that question with specificity is above my pay grade.
- Warren asked each candidate what Jesus meant to him. Both gave the essential Christian response that Jesus is the savior who redeems them.
- Source: USA Today
Dobson Accuses Obama of 'Distorting' Bible
June 23, 2008 - Dr. James Dobson of Focus on The Family, says that Presidential nominee Barak Obama distorts the Bible and is pushing a "fruitcake interpretation" of the Constitution. In his Tuesday radio program Dobson gives examples and added,
Obama has said that Jesus' Sermon on the Mount is "a passage that is so radical that it's doubtful that our own Defense Department would survive its application."
- "I think he's deliberately distorting the traditional understanding of the Bible to fit his own worldview, his own confused theology."
- Source: NewsMax
- Text of Barack Obama's 'Call to Renewal' speech - Citizenlink
- Obama Accuses Dr. Dobson of 'Making Stuff Up' - NewsMax
Is Obama really a Christian?
June 14, 2008 - Joseph Farah cites a Chicago Sun-Times interview of Barak Obama four years ago to show that Obama "has no concept of what it means to be a follower of Jesus."
Farah, who is editor of WorldNetDaily, goes on to clarify that the Bible teaches that being a Christian means accepting Jesus' atoning, sacrificial death on the cross as full, unmerited payment for one's sins.
- He states, for instance, that he has no idea of what will happen to him when he dies....
He says there are many paths to heaven.
He suggests his eternal destination has something to do with being a "good father."
Barack Obama Is Not a Christian
June 2, 2008 - By Cal Thomas
Chicago Sun-Times columnist Cathleen Falsani interviewed Obama in 2004 for her book, “The God Factor: Inside the Spiritual Lives of Public People." Several of his responses raise doubt that he is a true Christian.
Thomas concludes that "One cannot deny central tenets of the Christian faith, including the deity and uniqueness of Christ as the sole mediator between God and Man and be a Christian."
He says he is "rooted in the Christian tradition,” but there are many paths to the same place.
He responded to John 14:6 - where Jesus claimed to be "the way," by saying that all people of faith — Christians, Jews, Muslims, animists, everyone — know the same God.
He says he doesn't believe in Hell, but doesn't know he is going to Heaven either.
- Source: Fox Forum Blogs
Obama Praised Wright, Criticized Traditional Black Churches on Homosexuality
May 29, 2008 - Senator Barack Obama criticised black churches as "homophobic" because blacks attend church more regularly than other people and interpret the Bible more traditionally. He said that Jeremiah Wright, his former pastor, was on the right side of the homosexual debate.
- Source: Crosswalk
Replacement Obama Pastor Just As Controversial As Wright
May 7, 2008 - Barak Obama called Otis Moss, the new pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ, "a wonderful young pastor." But the 37-year-old “hip-hop pastor,” who is scheduled to take over in June has called Biblical patriarch Abraham a “pimp.” He also called the late rapper Tupac Shakur a “prophet,” and reciting at length lyrics to Shakur’s song “Thugz Mansion.”
- Source: NewsMax
Obama Slams Pastor's Ridiculous Remarks
April. 30, 2008 - Presidential candidate Barack Obama had a very negative reaction to the speech by his Pastor, Jeremiah Wright.
“He also said that Wright now exemplifies everything that white Americans fear in a black politician or pastor.
- Barack Obama went on a new offensive against his former pastor Tuesday, calling the Rev. Jeremiah Wright Jr.’s remarks “appalling” and effectively breaking ties with him.
- Source: Fox
- The Obama-Wright Divorce - Washington Post
- What Did Obama Know, And When Did He Know It? - Houston Chronicle
Obama Was At 'Hate U.S.' Sermon
Mar. 17, 2008 - Responding to news of his pastor, Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr., Senator Obama claimed he never personally heard his pastor preach hatred of America. However, Jim Davis, a freelance correspondent was in church with Obama when Rev. Wright delivered one of these sermons.
- ... Obama was in the pews last July 22 when the minister blamed the “white arrogance” of America’s Caucasian majority for the world’s suffering, especially the oppression of blacks.
- Source: Ronald Kessler - NewsMax
- Obama's Church: Cauldron of Division - NewsMax
- Trinity United Church of Christ
- Segment of the July 22 messageYouTube
- Report Places Obama at Controversial July ‘07 Wright Sermon; Official Schedule Places Him in Miami - Fox
Obama pastor: Not God bless, but God d--- America!
Mar. 14, 2008 - More information is coming to light about Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Barak Obama's pastor and mentor for 20 years. In recorded sermons Wright has strongly condemned the United States for provoking the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks by dropping nuclear weapons on Japan in World War II and supporting Israel since 1947.
- Then he turned his Trinity United Church of Christ into an institution that had all the earmarkings of a black separatist congregation.
- Source: WorldNetDaily
- Earlier article: Jan. 9, 2008 - Obama's church: More about Africa than God?
- Obama says his pastor'pained and angered me' - WorldNetDaily
- Obama Denounces Pastor's 9/11 Comments - NewsMax
Obama: Sermon on Mount OKs Same-Sex Unions
Mar. 3, 2008 - At a college in Ohio, Sen. Barack Obama claimed that the Sermon on the Mount justifies his support for legal recognition of same-sex unions.
- He also told the crowd that his position in favor of legalized abortion does not make him "less Christian."
- Source: NewsMax
- Obama ties same-sex issues to Jesus' Sermon on Mount - WorldNetDaily
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