As most of you know by now, White House press secretary Jay Carney was asked earlier this week why President Obama did not give a statement on Easter. Carney first feigned ignorance regarding whether or not a statement had actually been issued. Then when pressed further, he sprinkled a little sarcasm into his response. Here’s the video link -
It’s probably fair to say that the President’s attitude towards Christianity has been a little difficult to interpret at times. He has, however, made clear his total endorsement and support of Islam, releasing statements during the Muslim holidays of Ramadan, Eid-ul-Fitr, the Hajj, Eid-ul-Adha and Persian Nowruz. And of course, the White House did release an eight paragraph statement celebrating Earth Day, which to some people, has become a religion in its own right. But a similar statement regarding the meaning of Easter seems to have been omitted by this administration.
Perhaps this was just an oversight. The president did attend a church for 20 years that was shepherded by Rev. Wright, but then again, Rev. Wright’s politics and condemnation of the United States of America has been fodder for much criticism. Now Obama has found a new pastor, Rev. Jim Wallis, who is also a member of President Obama’s “faith council”. Unfortunately, Wallis’s rhetoric is as extreme as Rev Wright’s, as demonstrated by his statement that the U.S. is “the great captor and destroyer of human life.” That is directly at odds with a belief held by most Americans that the United States is a noble nation, founded under Judeo-Christian principles and charged with keeping world aggression at bay. We are also usually the first to offer humanitarian aid whenever the opportunity arises.
It’s clear that both views cannot be reconciled by this current president, regardless of the spin generated by his public relations machine. So the ambiguity of Obama’s real opinion of Christianity continues, at least from my perspective, because of his choice of pastors as well as his actions and words, or lack thereof. His support and endorsement of Islam, however, seems crystal clear. And that’s fine, unless the president’s words and actions have been intentionally designed to misrepresent his Christian faith to the American public in order to garner votes. And I think most of us would agree that Christianity can be described as a relationship between the individual and God. It is not a political bargaining chip.
So it seems appropriate this week to reprint an article originally published by the Obama White House Diaries on June 15, 2010. After reading it, let me know what you think, because someone’s not telling the truth.
OWD 6/17/2010 – Who is lying? Obama or the Egyptian Foreign Minister?
You may have heard of Pamela Geller. She is the editor and publisher of a website called Atlas Shrugs and was also the former associate publisher for the New York Observer. Yesterday, one of her articles appeared in American Thinker. When I read it, my jaw dropped. Geller reports that Obama swore his allegiance to the Muslim religion and denounced Israel during a private meeting with Egyptian foreign minister Ahmed Aboul Gheit. Who is the original source of this startling accusation? It was Gheit himself. He was quoted as telling Israeli journalist Avi Lipkin:
“”The American President told me in confidence that he is a Muslim.”
“He (Obama) asked that the Moslem world show patience. Obama promised that once he overcame some domestic American problems (Healthcare) [sic], that he would show the Moslem world what he would do with Israel.”
The article goes on to discuss how no one surrounding the Obama campaign was allowed to bring up any reference to his Muslim roots. It was only until after the election that Obama’s pro-Muslim stance began to build momentum. Geller also chronicles in some detail over 30 dates and associated actions by the White House which suggest not only tolerance of worldwide Muslim aggression, but advocacy at the expense of our relations (or lack thereof) with Israel. Here is the whole story:
If you believe the article, then it’s easy to connect the dots and explain why, just last week, Obama announced that he is giving another $400 million to the Palestinians. This money is being sent to the other side of the world at a time when Americans in our Gulf region have been devastated financially. Many also believe that this money will ultimately end up in the hands of the terrorist organization Hamas. According to Media Watch -
“Official PA TV continues to teach children to envision a world in which Israel does not exist and all of Israel is instead part of the “State of Palestine.” One official statement on PA TV a few weeks ago said that all the cities that are now within Israel should be part of Palestine and told all Jews to get out and go back to their homeland in Poland.”
By the way, it is predicted that Obama will be supporting a resolution in the United Nations next week condemning Israel’s raid on the flotilla from Turkey. Israel maintains that the intervention was provoked since the purpose of the flotilla was to break the Israeli blockade and smuggle terrorists into Gaza. Apparently our federal government is now officially siding with Palestine over Israel.
At issue here is not whether Obama is a Muslim. The issue involves misrepresentation to the American people during the campaign in order to gain control of our government under false pretenses. The American people have a right to know the belief system of a candidate, and whether or not that belief system is detrimental to our democracy which was founded upon Judeo-Christian principles back in 1776. We did not intentionally elect a Palestinian representative as our president. The Oval Office is not a tool for promoting the agendas of foreign Muslim nations, including their self-described desire to dominate the world under the rule of Sharia law.
So it appears that someone is lying. It is either the Egyptian Foreign Minister or Barack Obama, who represented himself as a Christian during the campaign. Here are his own words from January, 2008:
“I’ve been to the same church _ the same Christian church _ for almost 20 years,”
“I was sworn in with my hand on the family Bible. Whenever I’m in the United States Senate, I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America. So if you get some silly e-mail … send it back to whoever sent it and tell them this is all crazy. Educate!”
I just noticed that his statement never directly proclaims his Christianity, only that he attended a Christian church and was sworn in with his hand on the Bible.
Did you notice that too? Who exactly is teling the truth, Obama or Gheit?
Vote in November and again in 2012.