James Dobson is RIGHT on Obama!

“I think he’s deliberately distorting the traditional understanding of the Bible to fit his own worldview, his own confused theology,” Dobson said (about Obama)…………..

“He is dragging biblical understanding through the gutter.”

Truer words never spoken in the recent campaign!

I am wondering how long it will take the media and the George Soros/Huffington lefties to demand that Dobson apologize for “criticizing the holy Obama”?

(Remember these are the same types who thought Reverend Wright was spot on in his denouncing of white Americans, this country, and even Hillary Clinton.)

You can read more at CNN Political Ticker .  The quotes below are from an article in the Las Vegas Sun (NOTE: when I first posted, I had a bad link to the Sun, and now can’t find the link….but the info below came from that article.  More info is at the CNN link above.)

Dobson reserved some of his harshest criticism for Obama’s argument that the religiously motivated must frame debates over issues like abortion not just in their own religion’s terms but in arguments accessible to all people.

He said Obama, who supports abortion rights, is trying to govern by the “lowest common denominator of morality,” labeling it “a fruitcake interpretation of the Constitution.”

“Am I required in a democracy to conform my efforts in the political arena to his bloody notion of what is right with regard to the lives of tiny babies?” Dobson said. “What he’s trying to say here is unless everybody agrees, we have no right to fight for what we believe.”

That is the nail on the head there by Dobson….the relative morality and relative view of Christianity of the left is summed up in that sentence.  It also includes reference to Obama and the left’s need to silence and neuter those of us who are Christians of the Bible who believe “Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Life!”.

Perhaps Dobson was rightfully responding to many of the misguided and distorted views of Christians held by Obama for years.

From Breitbart in 2007 at United Church of Christ convention (Same church denomination of Reverend Wright and Obama if that tells you anything!):

Sen. Barack Obama told a church convention …..that some right-wing evangelical leaders have exploited and politicized religious beliefs in an effort to sow division.

He should know…he’s the master at that tactic.  More:

“Somehow, somewhere along the way, faith stopped being used to bring us together and started being used to drive us apart. It got hijacked,”

“At every opportunity, they’ve told evangelical Christians that Democrats disrespect their values and dislike their church, while suggesting to the rest of the country that religious Americans care only about issues like abortion and gay marriage, school prayer and intelligent design”.

“I don’t know what Bible they’re reading, but it doesn’t jibe with my version.”

The height of pomposity……he’s right about his version of the Bible, though….it doesn’t jibe at all with the Christian Bible most Americans are familiar with.

And I guess gay marriage and abortion rammed down the throats of evangelical Christians and conservatives by liberal, left-wing judges can’t be considered as disrespecting the values of Christians and the laws of God……Also, the assault on churches and what can be preached from the pulpit is a clear threat to the institutions and values of traditional Christians in this country.

Or read a portion of Obama’s 2006 speech to United Church of Christ:

“When we discuss religion only in the negative sense of where or how it should not be practiced, rather than in the positive sense of what it tells us about our obligations towards one another; when we shy away from religious venues and religious broadcasts because we assume that we will be unwelcome — others will fill the vacuum, those with the most insular views of faith, or those who cynically use religion to justify partisan ends,” Obama said. “In other words, if we don’t reach out to evangelical Christians and other religious Americans and tell them what we stand for, then the Jerry Falwells and Pat Robertsons and Alan Keyeses will continue to hold sway.”

How’s that for unifying? I thought Obama was supposedly the one to unify.  Just two years ago, he insinuates that the conservative Christians need to be neutered and cynically refers to using religion for partisan ends….

Maybe most troubling there is his reference to religion “tells us about our obligations towards one another.”  From his words there, it is an arrogant mindset to think that “evangelical Christians and other religous Americans” are sheep that simply follow what the “radical Christians” (in his mind) tell them to do.  

 And Obama assumes that only his view is correct and he is the Superman to save us all….and that view contains the notion that relative morality, feel-good religion, and government are the means to fulfill those obligations.  Apparently they are not being met by most Americans who are merely sheep blinded by their wrong and negative view of religion!

Obama uses race and religion for partisan ends….more hypocrisy from the self-appointed “chosen one”.

UPDATE 6/24/08 – A great post from La Shawn Barber outlining the Old Testament and New Testament purposes as it pertains to Obama’s misinterpretation of both!  Succinct and very well done.


13 Responses

  1. Its so hard for people to tell when people are twisting scripture because its usually just a personal interpretation. I wont vote for Obama because of what ive seen on http://www.TheObamaPlan.com

    I cant believe the news isnt covering this.

  2. MIke,
    The mainstream media is an integral working part of Obama’s campaign….don’t expect them to cover anything negative or, in some cases, truthful about Obama…
    Unbelievable the blinders and naivete of citizens of this country.

  3. Jesus’ teaching was to love and respect everyone equally. Guess Dobson missed that in his own Bible reading.

  4. “What a pompous ass……he’s right about his version of the Bible, though….it doesn’t jibe at all with the Christian Bible most Americans are familiar with.

    And I guess gay marriage and abortion rammed down the throats of evangelical Christians and conservatives by liberal, left-wing judges can’t be considered as disrespecting the values of Christians and the laws of God……Also, the assault on churches and what can be preached from the pulpit is a clear threat to the institutions and values of traditional Christians in this country.”
    How are your incredibly inflammatory comments going to convince anyone, Christian or other, to take up your position? These sorts of comments, are exactly what Obama, and supporters, are talking about when they point out divisive religious politics. What small parts I may have agreed with or considered in your comments, lost all credibility when you resorted to cursing.

  5. Amandabart,
    Because a Christian leader voices an opinion based on his years of Bible teaching does not mean he doesn’t love the individual…it just means he disagrees with him.

  6. amybaker,
    You are probably right about the word I used…sorry…I hesitated when I first wrote it…and should have listened to my instincts.

    I have edited my post.

    Point well taken.

  7. What most people do not understand about black theology, as manifested in the Trinity United Church of Christ and the teachings of the Nation of Islam, is that it is purely and simply Marxism wrapped around religion. This explains why the Nation of Islam is regarded as “apostate” by the mainstream Islamic following, but it does not explain why the United Church of Christ has not repudiated “black Marxist theology.” And, I suppose this is what happens when: (1) Politics and social action supplant the teachings of Christ, and (2) independent clerics lead their congregations away from the Judeo-Christian Bible.

    Personally, I don’t care what religion Obama adheres to; I simply resent his minister’s condemnation of my country (I never heard that kind of language in Church), and Obama’s claims that it doesn’t represent his point of view. Common sense should tell us that either Obama is a liar, or that he is merely a political opportunist who achieved political support through his affiliation with black Marxist theology, or he is both. Whatever the situation, this is not the kind of man I want sitting in the White House . . . the People’s House . . . and indeed, if he is elected to the Presidency, our Nation will be in deeply serious trouble. I wonder . . . can our people truly be so under-educated to give credence to Obama’s rhetoric? If the answer is yes, then I suspect we’ll deserve exactly what we get.

    Semper Fi

  8. Mustang,
    Well said…you have a great ability to say alot in fewer words than most (including myself!)

    I pretty much feel the same way you do about getting what we deserve and your view of Obama and his church.
    Thanks for reading and posting…

  9. Why am I not surprised that this post (and most of the responses) condemned Obama’s views on or statements about the Bible, without once actually quoting something Obama specifically said about the scriptures.

    I don’t mind a condemnation of someone’s political views based on their political statements, but to condemn someone’s beliefs about the Bible without once demonstrating what specifically you’re talking about is, well, a false witness.

    What’s the Bible say about that? Or is that sort of “Old Testament” mumbo-jumbo rejected by Dobson and his followers?

    Personally I follow Christ, not James Dobson. Which means I am not tied to Dr. Dobson’s interpretations of scriptures, nor do I need to follow him in dismissing everything in the Hebrew Bible.

  10. Sam,
    I just noticed my link to the article I cited was a bad link and now I can’t find the Las Vegas Sun link…but I have corrected the link in the post to the CNN Political Ticker. I assumed that readers could see Obama’s scripture comments there. (sorry for the bad link…)

    Obama did actually say something about the scriptures.
    From CNN, he said:
    “Should we go with Leviticus, which suggests slavery is OK and that eating shellfish is an abomination? Or we could go with Deuteronomy, which suggests stoning your child if he strays from the faith? Or should we just stick to the Sermon on the Mount?
    “So before we get carried away, let’s read our Bible now……..Folks haven’t been reading their Bible.”
    He also called Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount “a passage that is so radical that it’s doubtful that our Defense Department would survive its application.”

    So I think a Biblical scholar like Dobson, or any of us Christians, for that matter, have every right to condemn Obama’s distorted view of the Bible. and the relationship between the Old and New Testaments.

  11. […] See my earlier post on Dobson’s comments earlier this week regarding Obama’s misguided view and […]

  12. Leave your church when some one preaches something you don’t agree with. Leave your city when someon is in office you don’t agree with. Leave your state when someone is in office you don’t agree with. LEave your country when someone is in office you don’t agree with.

    I gues you guys have no where to go? Stay and influnece someone and make a CHANGE

  13. spacebatman,
    I am not exactly following your point….and who is “you guys”?

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