Yes, I am disappointed that President Obama has publicly approved of same-sex marriages even though he does not favor federal legislation to this effect and knows that in every state where it has been proposed, it has not passed.
So why would Obama be the first president to “come out of the closet”? Is it his extreme liberalism? Was it a purely a political move? Or is he the devil in disguise as much of the Religious Right believes?
There is no escaping that he is the most liberal president we have had in some time and the Bleeding Hearts Club – of which I have been a lifelong member — finds it hard to limit civil rights and liberties of any citizens regardless of the other characterizations of those citizens. He also has socialist leanings, if you consider requiring the wealthy to pay the same percentage “thanksgiving offering” as the rest of us and health care we can all afford. And he believes in the need for government oversight again of the financial institutions relieved of oversight under the George W. Bush administration, a major factor that led to the current Depression.
Coming Out hurts Obama in polls
Politically, the timing for his announcement – largely the result of Vice President Biden’s interview on Meet The Press the previous Sunday – could not have been worse for him. It became political fodder for GOP frontrunner Mitt Romney to fire up the evangelicals at Liberty University. Polls show it lost Obama about 7 percent of the electorate which is reflected in the current 4 percent lead given to Romney – his first lead since polling began. Certainly it has resulted in funding for Obama’s campaign from the gay and lesbian community and their commitment to get out the vote for him.
But I believe the Religious Right drove our president to this decision. Bible colleges and religious institutions have betrayed their core values and surrendered their podiums to politicians who will say anything for their constituencies’ votes and even flip-flop on their stand about same-sex marriage. Pastors and preachers have compromised their pulpits to demonize Obama just for his Moslem beliefs – which are guaranteed UNDER GOD by our U.S. Constitution. Obama is so hated and despised that Church-going Congressmen in league with Religious leaders, Religious lobbyists and Religious advertising executives vowed to oppose him on every front.
Religious conspirators and impotent church
Robert Draper in his expose of the Obama Congress, “Do Not Ask What Good We Do,” exposes the conspiracy by religious leaders, congressmen and financiers to oppose everything about Obama’s administration “just so he will fail,” regardless of how this strategy has hurt the nation. WE SHOULD FIND FAULT WITH THE CHURCHES, BIBLE COLLEGES AND SORRY EXCUSES FOR PASTORS AND PREACHERS WHO ARE PART OF THIS CONSPIRACY.
I would also like to remind the leaders of the churches and religious institutions of your responsibility as servants of Creator to never judge a sinner. We may judge the sin, but not the sinner. I also believe “legislating morality” as the GOP is attempting is a cop-out by a weak and impotent politically infiltrated church who should not have to rely on government to fix moral behavior.
The root of homosexual sins
Look instead at the Gospel you preach and its omission of Torah principles. See our blog titled, “Wrong Gospel Preached by Church for Past 2,000 Years.” Look at the Light you are supposed to be to ALL of the masses. Look at the sin in Romans 1 and tackle these alternate lifestyles at their roots: Failing to glorify Creator as Creator (possibly pertaining to Shabbat?), unthankfulness (no knowledge of the Bread of Shame), vain imaginations and foolish hearts filled with idolatry and lust (all linked to turning away from God). Church, if your Light were Torah, the “biblical” “lamp unto my feet and light unto my path” would they turn away?
Church if you are not yourself responsible for the explosion of these alternative lifestyles in your midst, be doubly careful you don’t judge those caught up in them … less your judgment bring the judgment from their heads to your congregations.
Spiritual issue remains Birthright
The most important spiritual issue in this election remains whether the Birthright of Joseph would be usurped in the Palestinian state soon to be declared. Neither candidate has yet to state for the record his position on the Birthright concern, which determines whether America will remain under a curse for attempting to curse Israel or be delivered from the curse.
Until we get an answer from Romney on his position as a Mormon disciple of Joseph (156) Smith (510) = 666, who divined the inheritance of Joseph to be here in America, my only advice to the Religious leaders who invite Romney’s pandering is this. For your own protection, smash or burn the podium afterwards.
Maggid ben Yoseif