President Obama was heavily criticized in 2015 after he suggested the Crusades were erroneously fought, and that slavery was committed by those invoking the name of Christ. Criticizing Christians and Christianity was a trend for the Obama Administration.
Obama started this crusade against Christianity before he was even president. An old video of Obama in front of a so called ‘Liberal Christian’ group shows the former president mocking and belittling the Bible and Jesus Christ to laughter and applause. (via Political Insider)
The speech was given at the Call to Renewal’s “Building a Covenant for a New America” conference on June 28, 2006. The video is part of Obama’s keynote speech given to the religious-left in attendance. “Call to Renewal” was a gathering of religious leaders to discuss the relationship of faith and politics and how one affects the other in Washington.
During the speech, Obama asks, “which passages of scripture should guide our public policy?” and then uses a twisted interpretation of the passages to ridicule the concept of Christianity defining politics. The examples as shown in the video are Leviticus, “which suggests that slavery is okay,” and Deuteronomy, “which suggests stoning your child if he strays from the faith.”
Most insulting was when Obama took a jab at Jesus, mocking the Savior’s ‘Sermon on the Mount’ claiming it is, “a passage that is so radical that it’s doubtful that our own defense department would survive its application [turning the other cheek].”
James Dobson, a noted evangelical leader, was offended by the mocking and arrogance of Obama in his speech, saying, “I think he’s deliberately distorting the traditional understanding of the Bible to fit his own worldview, his own confused theology.”
He was also critical of Obama’s theory that politicians should take a middle ground on issues of morality when making decisions, calling it “a fruitcake interpretation of the Constitution.” “This is why we have elections,” he continued, “To support what we believe to be wise and moral. We don’t have to go to the lowest common denominator of morality, which is what he is suggesting.”
Obama was unapologetic for his statements in the speech. His religious advisor, Shaun Casey, believes the criticism and outcry over his remarks is merely conservatives frustrated with Obama’s success. “I think on the other hand, he’s [Dobson] frustrated that Senator Obama’s outreach to evangelicals seems to be getting some traction at the grass-roots level, as well as among a number of prominent evangelical leaders,” Casey said. (via NPR)
Obama’s time as president was certainly following the ‘lowest common denominator of morality’. Flip-flopping on whether he supported redefining marriage until fully supporting it in the end, and being “deeply committed” to the slaughtering of babies in pro-abortion efforts, Obama has promoted himself as a spiritual leader while failing to advocate proper morals and values.
Liberals reject conservative Christianity and its principles, they mock and ridicule us, reducing our most deeply-held beliefs and values to punchlines in their jokes with friends. While we fight for a baby’s right to live, many go so far as to support ‘post-birth abortion’. The video served as an early warning of the condescending attitude Obama would have toward conservatives, and, unfortunately, it’s an attitude that has only become more ingrained into our culture.