Barack Obama To Usher In A New Kingdom On Earth!
GREENVILLE, South Carolina (CNN) — Republicans no longer have a firm grip on religion in political discourse, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama told Sunday worshippers.
Sen. Barack Obama speaks Sunday at Redemption World Outreach Center in South Carolina.
“I think that what you’re seeing is a breaking down of the sharp divisions that existed maybe during the ’90s,” said Obama. “At least in politics, the perception was that the Democrats were fearful of talking about faith, and on the other hand you had the Republicans who had a particular brand of faith that oftentimes seemed intolerant or pushed people away.”
Obama said he was pleased that leaders in the evangelical community such as T.D. Jakes and Rick Warren were beginning to discuss social justice issues like AIDS and poverty in ways evangelicals were not doing before.
“I think that’s a healthy thing, that we’re not putting people in boxes, that everybody is out there trying to figure out how do we live right and how do we create a stronger America,” Obama said.
He finished his brief remarks by saying, “We’re going to keep on praising together. I am confident that we can create a Kingdom right here on Earth.”
Okay, let’s take a look at this for a moment. First, what is the Redemption World Outreach Center? It is a church that began in 1991 with 3 members. The pastors (who unapologetically call themselves apostles) are Ron and Hope Carpenter. Hope also professes to be a “prophetess of the Lord.” Now despite this, the website indicates that the Church is a Bible-believing Church. The church has a specific goal of reaching inner-city residents of Greenville, South Carolina. Now here is my problem with this event–he is speaking at Church while campaigning for President. Here in Houston, the Democratic party has regularly attacked certain conservative congregations for having any Republican speak for any reason as a violation of the Church’s non-profit legal designation. Yet, here we have a candidate for President speaking at a Church on Sunday and calling out Republicans as having a “particular brand of faith that oftentimes seemed intolerant or pushed people away.”
Here is what Senator Obama is saying: Republicans are racist. It is a theme that Democrats love to drum and he is telling this multiracial crowd that Republicans’ version of Chrisianity has no place for non-whiteys. Which, by the way, is RIDICULOUS. I’m so tired of doublespeak–Senator Obama why don’t you say what you really mean–You think that Republican who profess to be Christians are—what is the word again—“Phony Christians.”
Now what in the world did he mean by the last statement a “Kingdom on Earth.” Last time I checked my Republican Bible, you know the one, it is in the shape of a giant Elephant and it has the 11th commandment “thou shalt only allow white people into our congregation who donate heavily to the GOP” (seriously!) , it says that Jesus will be ushering in the New Jerusalem and establishing His Kingdom on Earth. I guess your donkey-shaped Bible indicates that a Democratic Senator is going to do that instead.
Stop campaigning in Churches Senator Obama–it demeans the purpose of worship–I assure you, there is no version of the Bible that states we are to worship you!