Top Five Attacks On Barack Obama’s Christianity
Nothing Will Convince Concervatives That Obama is a Man of Faith
Say a prayer for President Barack Obama. He’s a Christian and has said so many times. But he might as well be telling Republicans that he had a sex change at the age of nine.
They’re not really listening to him. Instead several right wing, religious politicians have led a chorus of dog whistlers, who seek to fire up their base by questioning the Obama’s faith.
Indeed, there are scriptures and passages in the Christian bible that speak of how one’s faith may be tested.
From 1 Peter 5:8-9 NIV:
“Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that the family of believers throughout the world is undergoing the same kind of sufferings.”
(Let’s just establish here that the author of this post is not loosely implying “enemy,” in the above passage, means Republican presidential candidates.)
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It’s hard to fathom why anyone of faith would seek to undermine someone of similar faith, unless that someone is explicitly misrepresenting the tenets of that religion. That, of course, is up for rigorous debate.
Tell us what you think about this in the comment section. But first, here are the top five ways “religious conservatives” have attacked the commander-in-chief’s faith:
1. The Rev. Jeremiah Wright Saga
It all started with Obama’s former Chicago pastor in 2008. Here’s a TV ad purchased by a Pennsylvania Republican group during the 2008 election cycle. They aren't saying he's not Christian, they're just saying he's the wrong type of Christian.
2. Rick Perry’s ‘Strong’ Ad
Remember that slow talkin’ governor of Texas, Rick Perry. Yeah, he certainly ruffled feathers in his campaign ad, which decries Obama’s nonexistent war on religion.
3. Rick Santorum and the unchecked Muslim comment
The former Pennsylvania senator drew criticism for not correcting a supporter who falsely stated Obama is an “avowed Muslim.” It was, of course, intended as a slur. And notice the senator's body language after the comment is made.
4. Donald Trump whispers his doubts with Obama’s convictions
The ‘carnival barker’ and Mitt Romney-backer used his Twitter account to voice his skepticism of Obama’s words during the 2012 prayer breakfast in Washington.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 3, 2012
5. Newt Gingrich uses crystal ball, foresees a second-term Obama war on Catholics
One of Washington’s most famous serial adulterers has a feeling about what Obama will do on the first day of his second term.