So – we need a website that just compiles Bo’s sayings about Christians…
In Feb. at the Prayer Breakfast, Bo said Christians need to “get off their high horse”… For Easter, at the annual White House Easter prayer breakfast! [does he have a problem with Prayer Breakfasts…?] he just said,
“On Easter, I do reflect that as a Christian, I am supposed to love,” Obama said. “I have to say that sometimes, [here his voice gets into that familiar harsh scolding tone he likes to use] when I listen………. to… LESS THAN LOVING EXPRESSIONS BY CHRISTIANS…
I. GET. CONCERNED. [then back to his typical conversational tone] But that’s a topic for another day.”
“WHERE THERE IS INJUSTICE… ,” Obama [intoned in his typical MLK imitation]
saidbefore he began to laugh and said, “I was about to veer off. I’m pulling it back.”
Video available from lots of places – here’s one.
“Where there is injustice, we defend the oppressed,” he continued [in a more normal voice]. “Where there is disagreement, we treat each other with compassion and respect. Where there are differences, we find strength in our common humanity, knowing that we are all children of God.”
Now, this is code that refers to the recent brou-ha-ha about the RFRA in Indiana. Funny how he leaves out the vitriolic harassment by gays and their supporters against the religiously-free pizza place owners – not to mention the compassionate and respectful arson- and death-threats….!
He also quoted Pope Francis, who called for Christians to see God in all who are oppressed and discriminated against.
“Isn’t it how Jesus lived? Isn’t that how he loved? Embracing those that were different. Serving the marginalized. Humbling himself to the last,” Obama said. “This is the example we are called to follow. To love him with all our hearts, mind and soul and to love our neighbors, all our neighbors, as ourselves.”
Nice of “Imam Bo” to tweak Christ in order to scold Christians. First, two rhetorical questions that conflate Jesus to the modern ghey question. Then, using weasel words to make linkages that do not exist.
“Embracing“? Show me one instance in the Bible where Jesus embraced anyone. So “embracing” is a literary stretch – NOT a literal example. And in this meaning, Christ did NOT embrace EVERYONE who was “different” (another code word that means ANY non-Christian) and who chose to continue in sin. Repent was the word of the day for sinners…. and that would include the adulteress woman about to be stoned, and… gheys.
“Serving” the marginalized?! Well, keeping in mind Bo uses “marginalized” to mean “gay”, would “serving” them involve…..? Bo’s usual use of “serving” has to do with volunteering at food banks… but here, he could easily be referencing “serving” gheys at their same-sex “weddings”… the very act which businesses are declining due to their religious convictions. Jesus “served” all of humanity by doing what His Father sent him to do… NOT by assisting gheys in their rejection of God’s rules.
Then Bo uses that little stab about Christ “humbling himself to the last” to imply that those who refuse to “serve” same-sex “weddings” are not being humble, but are being its opposite – arrogant.
Well, I’m going to post this as is – I’ve rambled enough already, and must go Live Life. Maybe I will edit it later… : )