Barack Obama rocks (VIII): Hobnobbing with religionists...
(Tim, w/thanks to a friend) Once again, we have the man who claims to speak for evangelicals as an "insider" making statements to the national press on our behalf. Along with about twenty-nine other religionists, Rich Cizik, Vice President for Governmental Affairs of the National Association of Evangelicals, met yesterday with Senator Barack Obama to, according to Senator Obama's invitation, share "anything that's on your mind that is of concern to you."
"Anything...of concern to" them? Things like dead babies? Babies ripped apart, piece by piece, under Senator Obama's late-term abortion advocacy? Babies whose skulls are crushed in order to make it easier for them to be pulled from the body without the mother hearing their born child's death scream?
As Terence Jeffrey puts it:
Barack Obama is the most pro-abortion presidential candidate ever. He is so pro-abortion that he refused as an Illinois state senator to support legislation to protect babies who survived late-term abortions because he did not want to concede--as he explained in a cold-blooded speech on the Illinois Senate floor--that these babies, fully outside their mothers' wombs, with their hearts beating and lungs heaving, were in fact "persons."
Maybe another of the "concerns" these men had on their hearts was this statement by Senator Obama that our Lord's Sermon on the Mount justifies covenant unions between sodomites?
I don't think it [a same-sex union] should be called marriage, but I think that it is a legal right that they should have that is recognized by the state. If people find that controversial then I would just refer them to the Sermon on the Mount, which I think is, in my mind, for my faith, more central than an obscure passage in Romans.
And all the cool hep dudes who voted for Senator Obama and attend PCA city churches around the country responded "Amen and amen."
Joshua Dubois, Senator Obama's Director of Faith Outreach, said yesterday's meeting was held with "prominent evangelicals and other faith leaders" who "discussed policy issues and came together in conversation and prayer."
Great. So the Obama campaign announces a group prayer meeting with Mr. Cizik, Bishop T. D. Jakes, Mr. Franklin Graham, and "other faith leaders." Does he mean other leaders of the Christian faith? Or is it leaders of other faiths?
"I think it's important to point out this isn't a group of people who are endorsing Obama," Cizik said in an interview. "People were asked for their insider wisdom and understanding of the religious community."
Pastor Max Lucado was there, too.