Interpreting Christ

Sen. Barack Obama says he understands that some people don’t agree with him on issues of abortion same sex unions, but he refers them to the Bible for his justification.

Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) told a crowd at Hocking
College in Nelsonville, Ohio, Sunday that he believes the Sermon on the
Mount justifies his support for legal recognition of same-sex unions.
He also told the crowd that his position in favor of legalized abortion
does not make him “less Christian.”

That’s sure making truth relative, and convenient. To what might he be referring?

Obama’s mention of the Sermon on the Mount in justifying
legal recognition of same-sex unions may have been a reference to the
Golden Rule: “Do to others what you would have them do to you.” Or it
may have been a reference to another famous line: “Do not judge, or you
too will be judged.”

The Sermon, recorded in the Gospel of Matthew, includes the Lord’s
Prayer, the Beatitudes, an endorsement of scriptural moral commandments
(”anyone who breaks one of the least of these commandments and teaches
others to do the same will be called least in the kingdom of heaven”),
and condemnations of murder, divorce and adultery. It also includes a
warning: “Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s
clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves.”

Did anyone bring that up? Probably not. Obama is not getting challenged much, yet. So he continued…

On the topic of abortion, Obama said his support for keeping it legal does not trespass on his Christian faith.

“I think that the bottom line is that in the end, I think women, in
consultation with their pastors, and their doctors, and their family,
are in a better position to make these decisions than some bureaucrat
in Washington. That’s my view,” Obama said about abortion. “Again, I
respect people who may disagree, but I certainly don’t think it makes
me less Christian. Okay.”

Less Christian than….what? Or whom?

Aside from the fundamental Christian morality involved here, there’s
a breakdown in logic. What he fails to see is that in this ‘view’, some
bureaucrat in Washington is deciding that a child in his or her
mother’s womb is not a person deserving of constitutional protection.
In defiance, by the way, of the moral code of Judeo-Christian
civilization for two millenia.

Christians believe that ‘He came that we might have life’, but
apparently some Christians in high places can determine which ones
among us are worthy of it. And then they dare you to judge them for it.

Don’t judge. Just be wise and informed voters.


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