Obama Attacks the Bible
Posted by Mats on 04/06/2009
After the Jeremiah Wright controversy, the Fr. Pfleger controversy, the gun-toting Bible thumpers controversy, etc. you’d think that the Obama camp might want to steer clear from the topic of religion.
Sadly, it has not worked out that way.
Dr. James Dobson just slammed Barack Obama for his “fruitcake interpretation” of the Bible.
Dr. Dobson attacked Obama for dragging biblical understanding through the gutter.
The Las Vegas Sun reported:
As Barack Obama broadens his outreach to evangelical voters, one of the movement’s biggest names, James Dobson, accuses the likely Democratic presidential nominee of distorting the Bible and pushing a “fruitcake interpretation” of the Constitution.
The criticism, to be aired Tuesday on Dobson’s Focus on the Family radio program, comes shortly after an Obama aide suggested a meeting at the organization’s headquarters here, said Tom Minnery, senior vice president for government and public policy at Focus on the Family.
The conservative Christian group provided The Associated Press with an advance copy of the pre-taped radio segment, which runs 18 minutes and highlights excerpts of a speech Obama gave in June 2006 to the liberal Christian group Call to Renewal. Obama mentions Dobson in the speech.
“Even if we did have only Christians in our midst, if we expelled every non-Christian from the United States of America, whose Christianity would we teach in the schools?” Obama said. “Would we go with James Dobson’s or Al Sharpton’s?” referring to the civil rights leader.
Dobson took aim at examples Obama cited in asking which Biblical passages should guide public policy _ chapters like Leviticus, which Obama said suggests slavery is OK and eating shellfish is an abomination, or Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount, “a passage that is so radical that it’s doubtful that our own Defense Department would survive its application.”
“Folks haven’t been reading their Bibles,” Obama said.
Dobson and Minnery accused Obama of wrongly equating Old Testament texts and dietary codes that no longer apply to Jesus’ teachings in the New Testament.
“I think he’s deliberately distorting the traditional understanding of the Bible to fit his own worldview, his own confused theology,” Dobson said.
“… He is dragging biblical understanding through the gutter.“
Bummer… Dobson was probably not very impressed with Obama’s choice of pastors for 20 years.
And, this video hasn’t helped the radical Obama, either:
In an interview to Christian News Network and in at least one speech last year Obama said this:
“I think that the right might worry a bit more about the dangers of sectarianism. Whatever we once were, we’re no longer just a Christian nation; we are also a Jewish nation, a Muslim nation, a Buddhist nation, a Hindu nation, and a nation of nonbelievers…”
UPDATE: Here is the audio link for Dr. Dobson’s broadcast on Obama.