April 7, 2008

NOT THEIR GOD:

The Surprise Effect of Rev. Wright (Floyd and Mary Beth Brown, 4/07/08, FrontPageMagazine.com)

The plan to woo evangelicals was masterful and working until his minister, Jeremiah Wright, hit the TV news channels. It appears support from this newly converted group is slipping away in the aftermath of the disturbing revelations about his pastor of 20 years, Rev. Wright. Wright’s hate-filled, racist, anti-American ranting, profanity and taking the Lord’s name in vain doesn’t sit well with most Americans, but they are especially distasteful to Christians. Such venomous and hateful words go against the basic tenets of evangelical Christianity.

Barak Obama’s church, Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, is dedicated to Black Liberation Theology and income redistribution. This liberal theology goes hand-in-hand with the liberal politics which Obama espouses. Obama’s faith is heavily based in the social gospel, meaning an emphasis is placed on the humanitarian example of Jesus. Humanity’s need for a savior to pay the debt due because of sin, which is satisfied by Christ’s death and resurrection, is relegated to the sidelines.

Obama’s theology is now the subject of intense review on several Christian Web sites. What is raising eyebrows with evangelicals is what Obama said while speaking at a town-hall forum in North Carolina on March 26, 2008. When asked, he spoke about his Christian faith and then mentioned his late mother who was “not a believer.” He continued, "But she was the kindest, most decent, generous person that I have ever known," Obama said. "I'm sure she is in heaven, even though she may not have subscribed to everything that I subscribe to."

A basic tenet of evangelicals is that people believe in Jesus Christ in order to go to heaven. Evangelicals do not believe the door of heaven is open to every “kind” and “generous person.”


The plan wasn';t going to withstand his support for infanticide, stated willingness to kill Terri Schiavo and his own grandchildren anyway.

Posted by Orrin Judd at April 7, 2008 8:32 AM
Comments

"But she was the kindest, most decent, generous person that I have ever known,"

They said that about Raymond Shaw, too.

Posted by: Raoul Ortega at April 7, 2008 10:55 AM

Like so many before him (Dukakis, Kerry, etc.), Obama seems to have a wonderfully broad appeal, so long as the MSM can keep middle America from discovering his true history, beliefs and plans.

Once the "genie is out of the bottle", he's in real trouble. Given today's media world (talk radio, the web, Fox News, 527 groups), Barak is headed for a rude surprise. Assuming he is the Democrat nominee, the months to come will see the American public disabused of its previous rosy notions about Mr. Obama, as the Conservative media explores such topics as the good reverend Wright, Obama's voting record, his radical Chicago roots, and his real plans for the nation.

Maybe I'm wrong and the country has shiften dramatically to the left. If not, we may be headed for another McGovern/Dukakis scale outcome.

Can America wake up and elect a true patriot, named John McCain? Yes, we can.

Posted by: JonSK at April 7, 2008 11:51 AM

The audacity of the con.

I know some evangelical folks that fell for his rhetoric. They were dumbfounded when the Wright videos came out. "How can it be?"

He's the democrat Romney.

Posted by: Jorge Curioso at April 7, 2008 2:50 PM

Wright's bellowing isn't the half of it. The church has bought his new retirement home, a $1.6 million mansion in a gated community, almost exclusively white. And he and Meeks talk about house slaves?

Wright is Benny Hinn with a sharp tongue. Or Al Sharpton without the NY wit.

Posted by: ratbert at April 8, 2008 12:01 AM
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