President Obama is on the immigration press tour, stopping for a town hall meeting in Nashville on Tuesday to tell his flock of followers how important his executive action is for the country. As part of his argument for a more progressive approach to immigration reform, the president had the gall to compare illegal aliens to Mary and Joseph.
Obama told the crowd that Christmas was a holiday commemorating a “soon-to-be mother” traveling with “a husband of modest means” in search of a place to stay, only to be turned away by an inn without any vacancies. “As I said the day that I announced these executive actions that we were once strangers too, and part of what my faith teaches me is to look upon the stranger as part of myself. And during this Christmas season, that’s a good place to start.”
It’s a nice sentiment, but it’s a bit late in the game for Obama to be appealing to Christian beliefs. The debate over the president’s religious heritage and the questions over his true “faith” have been ongoing, but you don’t need to get into his church attendance to see what kind of enemy he’s been to Christians. For him to engage in round after round of religious persecution, only to turn around and use the Gospel as his foundation, is too much to take.
A Few Christmastime Examples:
– His Obamacare plan has given business owners of faith the precarious dilemma of defying either God’s word or the law when it comes to abortion and abortion drugs.
– For the entirety of his tenure, he has excised nearly every mention of God from his annual Thanksgiving speeches, breaking presidential tradition.
– On at least seven occasions, he has recited from the Declaration of Independence the timeless phrase, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights…” Except when Obama recites it, he skips “their Creator.”
– Who could forget his 2008 campaign speech where he called out small-town Midwesterners lamenting the loss of jobs: “And it’s not surprising then they get bitter,” said Obama, “they cling to guns or religion or antipathy toward people who aren’t like them…”
– In February 2011, Obama told Eric Holder’s Justice Department to stop defending the federal Defense of Marriage Act.
This is far from an exhaustive list. Depending on where you fall on the religious scale, you might be able to find hundreds of other examples of offensive, anti-Christian speeches and actions from this president. And keep in mind that Obama isn’t stupid. He knows that most of the country still believes in God. His record against Christianity must be viewed in the appropriate light; i.e., he is trying to appear as a man of faith.
In more than 200 years, we’ve never had a president this divorced from the Christian religion. Which, okay, fine. There’s no law in the Constitution that says you have to be a Christian to be President of the United States. But if you’re going to champion gay rights, Islam, and abortion, at least have the decency to shut up about the story of Christ. You haven’t been fooling anyone for a very long time.