Posted by: As I See It by Arnie | June 23, 2007

Obama now attacking Christian Rights.

“Sen. Barack Obama told a church convention Saturday that some right- wing evangelical leaders have exploited and politicized religious beliefs in an effort to sow division.” Yea, right, that was the motive or the evangelical leaders. To sow division among the many denominations, rather than trying to unite the body of Christ in order to put up a unified fight against the liberal secular progressives who are hijacking the Judeo-Christian heritage of America. No Barrack, you have it all wrong.

This church convention was sponsored by the United Church of Christ who invited Obama to come and speak, and speak he did. Speak out against what he calls the Christian Right to a group of people associated with the United Church of Christ, the Christian left wing. If you were attending a dinner party of your side of the family, would you think it the right thing to do to speak out against your spouses’ side of the family? Would your spouse think it was cool? Do you think it might cause a division? Then you said your spouses’ side started it all by hijacking your side by only getting political on certain issues, and not supporting some political issues your spouses’ side of the family favored.

“Part of it’s because of the so-called leaders of the Christian Right, who’ve been all too eager to exploit what divides us,” the Illinois senator said. “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,” according to an advance copy of his speech.

If I recall correctly, the Christian Right he is talking about, stood up for simple basic things important to Christianity. Things like the Ten Commandments, Voluntary School prayer, Abortion on demand, the teaching of creationism in schools next to the teaching of evolution, since neither one can be scientifically proven and should be treated as equally valid belief systems. And this one appears to be one of the biggies that Obama does not like, “male and female, created He them” Genesis 1: 27. No where in the Bible, does the scriptures say anything that would indicate that “As you mature then males can choose to be females and females can choose to be males.” And, “if a male wishes to live with a male and a woman wishes to live with a woman, do so in love and adoration, because Love is the primary thing.” But that is exactly what the progressive modern day part of Christianity wants the mainstream Christian Right to accept. I presume that we can’t and we won’t.

If that is divisive, so be it. But the divisive part will end up being on the progressives for breaking away from the mainstream and not accepting the scriptures as they are written, but instead, interpreting them in the light of modern day trends. The mainstream Christian Right does not hate the gays, we just hate what they do, as we also love the murderer, but hate the act of murder, as we also love the law-breaker, but hate the criminal acts he/she commits as we also do not hate the infidel, but only hate the idea of infidelity. Get that through your head Obama.

Yes, Barrack, you are flat out wrong.

 

A few notes about the gay advocacy of the United Church of Christ follows.

1985

The General Synod of the UCC adopted the Open and Affirming resolution,

which began this denomination-wide witness to inclusion, affirmation, and justice for

lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender/same-gender-loving (lgbt/sgl) persons.

1991
At the Eighteenth General Synod, a Resolution is voted, affirming the ministries of gay, lesbian, and bisexual Christians. An amendment, offered from the floor by a conference minister and approved, “urgently calls upon the local churches, associations and conferences to engage in a disciplined dialogue” on the biblical and theological foundations for being open-and-affirming, and requests that instrumentalities “provide study resources for the United Church of Christ.”
(91-GS-66, Minutes, p. 71.)

Now the Church of Christ has developed a special web resource for the LGBT community.

Obama, you are speaking as a babe, not knowing what you say and endorse.

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