Monday, March 03, 2008

Obam the Preacher

Let’s see, we have Obama the charismatic speaker with his message of “Change!”

Now we have Obama the preacher with his message of “Change!” as in ‘Change the meaning of Scripture.

Obama’s reinterpretation of Holy Scripture adds to his list of changes he would like to make as President of the United States.
Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) told a crowd at Hocking College in Nelsonville, Ohio, Sunday that he believes 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."

"I don't think it [a same-sex union] should be called marriage, but I think that it is a legal right that they should have that is recognized by the state," said Obama. "If people find that controversial then I would just refer them to the Sermon on the Mount, which I think is, in my mind, for my faith, more central than an obscure passage in Romans." (See video here) St. Paul's Epistle to the Romans condemns homosexual acts as unnatural and sinful.

Obama's mention of the Sermon on the Mount in justifying legal recognition of same-sex unions may have been a reference to the Golden Rule: "Do to others what you would have them do to you." Or it may have been a reference to another famous line: "Do not judge, or you too will be judged."

So according to Mr. Obama the Sermon on the Mount justifies same-sex-unions. That according to Obama, was the message of ‘Change’ Jesus was talking about with the New Covenant.
Oh, and his [Obama] position in favor of legalized abortion does not make him “less Christian”

Mr. Obama seems to think that not all passages are true in the Bible and you can pick and choose which ones you like the best or at least ones that seem to fit well with getting you elected. And if you have to tweak them to whatever you want them to mean.

So Mr. Obama, if you don’t like Romans 1:27

27 and in the same way also the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire toward one another, (A)men with men committing indecent acts and receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error.

Or 1 Corinthians 6:9

9Or (A)do you not know that the unrighteous will not (B)inherit the kingdom of God? (C)Do not be deceived; (D)neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor [a]effeminate, nor homosexuals,

Or from the Old Testament Leviticus 20:13

13'(A)If there is a man who lies with a male as those who lie with a woman, both of them have committed a detestable act; they shall surely be put to death. Their blood guiltiness is upon them.

The Sermon, recorded in the Gospel of Matthew, includes the Lord's Prayer, the Beatitudes, an endorsement of scriptural moral commandments ("anyone who breaks one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do the same will be called least in the kingdom of heaven"), and condemnations of murder, divorce and adultery. It also includes a warning: "Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves."
The passage from St. Paul's Epistle to the Romans, which Obama dismissed as "obscure," discusses people who knew God but turned against him.
"They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator--who is forever praised," wrote St. Paul. "Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural ones. In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed indecent acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their perversion."

Obama: Sermon on Mount Oks Same-Sex Unions

I guess you can quote the Sermon on the Mount and just twist it into something it doesn’t say. Killing the innocent isn’t a teaching Jesus mentions in his sermon either.

If you think ‘Changing’ Holy Scripture is alright to do, what kind of ‘Changes do you really have in store for us if elected?

Does Mr. Obama have the Catholic vote?
I pray not...

I’ve provided some links for Mr. Obama to read up on.

Gay Marriage

"What's Your Authority?"

The Soul of Senator Barack Obama - Part 2

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