Conservative right-wing conspiracy theorists have been painting President Obama as an enemy of Jesus Christ for a while. Now, Steve Deace tells us that Jesus Christ himself confirms that Obama is not a Christian.
Peace published a lengthy article in the Washington Times that uses Bible passages to explain why Jesus says Obama is not a Christian. Mr. Obama’s transgressions against Jesus include voting for pro-choice legislation when he was a senator and hanging out with the now-infamous Reverend Jeremiah Wright.
The article is just one of a spate of recent commentary from conservatives calling President Obama’s faith into question. The latest series of complaints from the right stemmed from the president’s remarks at the National Prayer Breakfast earlier this month, where Mr. Obama placed the current conflict with ISIL into the larger historical context of the violence of the Crusades, the Inquisition, and slavery, all of which were justified in Jesus’ name. Since then, Republican political leaders and bloggers have had a lot to say about the president’s faith or lack thereof.
CNN quotes a post written by Erick Erickson at RedState.com.
“Barack Obama is not, in any meaningful way, a Christian. Christ himself is truth. When we possess Christ, we possess truth. The President is a moral relativist.”
Deace goes a step further with his accusations, if not in substance then in theatrics. He starts his commentary by saying that a minister’s son is not the best person to judge Mr. Obama’s faith, referring to Scott Walker’s comments a few days earlier, but that he (Deace) knows someone who is.
“Who is more qualified to consult on who is and isn’t a Christian than Jesus Christ? When I asked him what he thought, Jesus made it quite clear that President Obama is not a Christian.”
Of course, the faith commentary has heated up on Twitter, too.
Old CW on Walker: HOW DARE HE NOT AFFIRM OBAMA’S STEADFAST CHRISTIAN FAITH??? New CW on Walker: HA! What a RUBE. He says he talks to God!
— Jay Caruso (@JayCaruso) February 24, 2015
I don’t get upset at all that some leftists are accusing me of not being a Christian. But they sure do get upset over Obama’s faith.
— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) February 24, 2015
Lemme make it easy for you, okay? So there’s no confusion. Obama is NOT a Christian and he does NOT love America. Got it? Good.
— Pam Besteder (@pambesteder) February 23, 2015
My latest column: ‘Obama Is Not a Christian.’ ‘Obama Is a Muslim.’ ‘Obama Doesn’t Love America.’ http://t.co/Ls1Yfhos2N
— Bryan Fischer (@BryanJFischer) February 23, 2015
Framing the discussion as us vs. them during debates over whether or not Mr. Obama is a “true” Christian may be spilling into the lives of ordinary Americans in negative ways. The Inquistr recently reported that a woman in Idaho allegedly attacked and stomped a Jewish acquaintance to force her to believe in Jesus Christ.
What impact does this type of religious and political debate have on the quality of discourse in the U.S. today?
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