Saturday, May 12, 2012

Obama, Gay Marriage, and Bogus Christianity

It’s been a few days since the Presidents abominable endorsement of homosexual marriage, and my spirit is still quite disturbed and disgusted by what took place. The social, political, and spiritual ramifications of what the president did are huge, and we’ll see this all unfold over time.
To me the most striking aspect to all this are the spiritual ramifications of course,  and especially in these 2 respects:
A/ Obama used scripture and his supposed Christian faith to justify his opposition to, AND his support of, homosexual marriage. Talk about twisting scripture when it’s convenient!
B/ Obama is a pseudo-Christian, but has been defended and supported by many pastors & preachers (especially among the black clergy in particular), which is disturbing on multiple levels.
So allow me to start off my rant with this:
1/ When Obama said he opposed same sex marriage, he said it was because of his biblical/Christian beliefs. But incredibly, when he decided to come out and support gay marriage, he also used scripture to support his belief. As USA today, put it well:
In fact, one of the most striking aspects of Obama's revelation on Wednesday that he and his wife, Michelle, support marriage rights for gays and lesbians, is that he invoked their Christian faith to support his views. In past years, Obama — as many believers still do — had cited his religious beliefs to oppose gay marriage. (See full article here. )
Barack Obama’s own words:
“I believe that marriage is the union between a man and a woman. Now, for me as a Christian…it is also a sacred union. God’s in the mix.” -August 2008 / Interview with Pastor Rick Warren, Saddleback Church.
Yet in his interview with ABC News, he actually invokes the New Testament “Golden Rule” to support his new, “evolved” view:
“[Michelle and I] we are both practicing Christians and obviously this position may be considered to put us at odds with the views of others. But, you know, when we think about our faith, the thing at root that we think about is, not only Christ sacrificing himself on our behalf, but it’s also the Golden Rule, you know, treat others the way you would want to be treated.“And I think that’s what we try to impart to our kids and that’s what motivates me as president and I figure the most consistent I can be in being true to those precepts, the better I’ll be as a dad and a husband and, hopefully, the better I’ll be as president,”   May 9, 2012
So now the Golden Rule (Matt 7:12/ Luke 6:31) is now to be used to support sexual immorality?
Wow. Just… wow.  Lord help us.
[As an aside, Bear in mind  that Obama’s 2008 statement above was made while  sitting on the platform in an Evangelical church (so what else was he going to say in front of a buch of Evangelicals?)… Furthermore, he was also running for office at the time. That’s actually a big deal, since Obama had already been on record n 1996 as saying I favor legalizing same-sex marriages, and would fight efforts to prohibit such marriages.” . This was said before he ran for US Senate and the presidency. See here. ) There’s also evidence that Obama and/or his underlings lied about it  in 2011 when confronted with his own words from 1996. See here)]
Anyway, moving on… this just leads me to my other observation:
2A/ Obama is a fake Christian, and always was.
Personally, I’ve NEVER believed Obama was a born again Christian. Not for a millisecond.  The closest he’s come to any kind of Christian experience is his membership in the church of pot-stirrer and racial agitator Rev. Jeremiah Wright, a purveyor of Black Liberation Theology.  Black Liberation Theology is, in essence, a social/political gospel, not a true gospel of salvation.
Enough said on that for now; however…
2B / Despite this man not showing any fruit of being born again, Obama had (and presumably still has) widespread support of many (most?) in the black clergy nationwide. And more than a few of them in the past have bristled at the thought that anyone would question Obama’s Christian faith. For example…
In the video above we see Bishop TD Jakes saying he’s offended (!) by Rev. Franklin Graham questioning Obama’s Christian faith, and even suggests Franklin should apologize! I wonder what Jakes and others think now, since “Mr. Christian” Obama has now squarely come out in favor of something God clearly considers to be an abomination.
In a nutshell, it’s fairly obvious that many of these churches and their members voted in large part based on racial considerations, rather than on any spiritual conviction. It’s sad to me that pastors would come out and give their support to an ungodly man simply because he’s “one of us”. But what does it say about the theological grounding and/or discernment of these men, if they actually sincerely feel/felt that Barack Obama is a born again Christian? Of course, as goes the shepherd, so goes the sheep; thus, if the shepherds are clueless, what does that say for their sheep? Nothing good, frankly.  
Bottom line, the “black church” as a whole is in trouble (or maybe I should say “a great many black churches”, to be fair),. Blind sheep led by blind shepherds. I’m not saying that to be harsh; just calling it like it is.
I do wonder now: how long before the majority of black churches come out accepting or supporting same-sex marriages?  The Devil is definitely working on that, so that may not be too far away.
Come Lord Jesus, and rescue your people from this collective insanity, and this spirit of darkness that is beginning to cover our land.

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