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Obama is the "wrong" kind of Christian Dovahkiin 1 child; 1 angel baby; Kentucky 16776 posts
21st Oct '12

It is long, yes, but it is worth reading. I'd like to discuss this. If you are a Christian, do you believe that Obama is indeed the "wrong" kind of Christian? Does his stance on abortion, same-sex marriage, and "Muslim sympathies" cause you to feel this way?



To some, Obama is the 'wrong' kind of Christian



By John Blake, CNN



President Barack Obama was sharing a pulpit one day with a conservative Christian leader when a revealing exchange took place.
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback, a conservative Christian who has taken public stands against abortion and same-sex marriage, had joined Obama for an AIDS summit. They were speaking before a conservative megachurch filled with white evangelicals.



When Brownback rose to speak, he joked that he had joined Obama earlier at an NAACP meeting where Obama was treated like Elvis and he was virtually ignored. Turning to Obama, a smiling Brownback said,

Emmy's Mom 1 child; Indiana 1831 posts
21st Oct '12

I read that earlier and I think it's quite offensive honestly. How can you be the wrong kind if Christian? You believe what you need to believe, and follow what you believe is right.



I think the writer is just playing into the ideas that some people have of Obama being Muslim. Which, in my opinion is not a bad thing at all, but a lot of people use it as an insult.

Dovahkiin 1 child; 1 angel baby; Kentucky 16776 posts
21st Oct '12
Quoting Emmy's Mom:" I read that earlier and I think it's quite offensive honestly. How can you be the wrong kind if Christian? ... [snip!] ... people have of Obama being Muslim. Which, in my opinion is not a bad thing at all, but a lot of people use it as an insult."


I find it offensive as well, especially the author's continuous use of the phrase "black church." Like okay? Does it really matter? You could just say church.

Soon 2B Mom of 2 2 kids; North Highlands, California 3785 posts
21st Oct '12

I didnt read it all, because I already know his policys, and what not... I think anyone who judges him as a "wrong" kind of christian, is a wrong kind themselves. Judge not ye be not judged. Btw I'm not christian, but I was, and I stopped being christian the day my family and childhood church told us my gay brother was no longer welcome at their church, because he is gay. (Doesnt mean I dont belive in God) Personally imo, I think there is already a "wrong kind of christian" and if Obama being tolerant of all kinds of people makes him wrong, than I would rather be wrong than right.

Edit: I just read it all, and this article is a joke. I love how the lady point out going to church doesnt make someone a Christian.... I bet she taught her kids when someone point a finger three more point back.

Emmy's Mom 1 child; Indiana 1831 posts
21st Oct '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting bbbt:</b>" I find it offensive as well, especially the author's continuous use of the phrase "black church." Like okay? Does it really matter? You could just say church. "</blockquote>




Exactly. It's very racial based.



Everything Obama does is over analyzed into it either being because he has strong ties to the black community or because he has Muslim history. Whatever happened to him doing the things he does because he's simply a person making the choices he believes are best.

Dovahkiin 1 child; 1 angel baby; Kentucky 16776 posts
21st Oct '12
Quoting Emmy's Mom:" <blockquote><b>Quoting bbbt:</b>" I find it offensive as well, especially the author's ... [snip!] ... Whatever happened to him doing the things he does because he's simply a person making the choices he believes are best."


Obama being president has made me realize how incredibly racist our nation still is.

Emmy's Mom 1 child; Indiana 1831 posts
21st Oct '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting bbbt:</b>" Obama being president has made me realize how incredibly racist our nation still is."</blockquote>




It's awful. I don't know how you could be alive today and be a racist. I've good and bad people from all races and religions. Obama takes so much shit it's crazy, but yet we have a governor who's very own state he governed will not be voting for him for president, he refuses to really take a firm stance on letti Ledbetter act, yoyos on his policies, promises huge things but can't say how he will deliver, and wants to make decisions about a woman's body and take away the right to choose.



By all means though let's continue to write articles such as this one about Obamas faith while putting in digs at his black and Muslims roots. It's pathetic.

Dovahkiin 1 child; 1 angel baby; Kentucky 16776 posts
21st Oct '12
Quoting Emmy's Mom:" <blockquote><b>Quoting bbbt:</b>" Obama being president has made me realize how incredibly ... [snip!] ... to write articles such as this one about Obamas faith while putting in digs at his black and Muslims roots. It's pathetic."


Ha, you are so right. You get an internet high five from me. :)

Emmy's Mom 1 child; Indiana 1831 posts
21st Oct '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting bbbt:</b>" Ha, you are so right. You get an internet high five from me. :) "</blockquote>




Lol, thank you! I usually steer clear of voicing my political opinion because its not going to change someone's mind, but damn it if sometimes it don't just come bursting out of me. Better that I guess than relentlessly shaking some sense into Romney supporters

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21st Oct '12
mamaluvsher4babies 36 kids; California 4230 posts
21st Oct '12
Quoting bbbt:" Obama being president has made me realize how incredibly racist our nation still is."


I agree with you our nation is still racist, but just not by whites. I was NEVER called a racist until I was 32. I said I didnt like Obama..some black ladies called me a racist white whore blah blah blah..I am far from racist... Blacks can be racist..hispanic etc.. Alot of things get twisted and some call it racist.. Oh and I dont think there is a wrong kind of Christian..I believe in GOd but I also believe in same sex marriage..we believe what we believe..doesnt make us horrible people

Emmy's Mom 1 child; Indiana 1831 posts
21st Oct '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Honda450:</b>" http://gawker.com/5953357/missouri-pastors-fiery-speech-against-equal-rights-for-homosexuals-has-stunning-twist-ending I watched this and you have to watch the WHOLE thing."</blockquote>




Oh wow! The whole time I was disturbed! The ending is amazing!!! Great video!

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21st Oct '12
Quoting Emmy's Mom:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Honda450:</b>" http://gawker.com/5953357/missouri-pastors-f ... [snip!] ... watch the WHOLE thing."</blockquote> Oh wow! The whole time I was disturbed! The ending is amazing!!! Great video!"

I know me too! I was beyond mad when watching it, but the end was like WOW!

Soon 2B Mom of 2 2 kids; North Highlands, California 3785 posts
21st Oct '12
Quoting mamaluvsher4babies:" I agree with you our nation is still racist, but just not by whites. I was NEVER called a racist until ... [snip!] ... Christian..I believe in GOd but I also believe in same sex marriage..we believe what we believe..doesnt make us horrible people"


I'm really glad you pointed that out. Where I lived in TN, black people were by far more racist that anyone else. We will never be a united nation untill ALL racism is gone, and not just from one or two races. Honestly I dont think it will ever happen though. It is pretty sad, because all Americans (except American Indians) are imigrants.

Soon 2B Mom of 2 2 kids; North Highlands, California 3785 posts
21st Oct '12
Quoting Honda450:" http://gawker.com/5953357/missouri-pastors-fiery-speech-against-equal-rights-for-homosexuals-has-stunning-twist-ending I watched this and you have to watch the WHOLE thing."


Greatest video ever :D