How does having a Muslim president constitute a sin against the Lord? Which commandment does this violate? Was it a sin against the Lord that the Romans ruled over Jerusalem in the time of Jesus?
I’m guessing this guy is not likley to big on Mormons either. What would he have done if Mitt Romney had won the nomination or perhaps some of of Jewish heritage?
The reference in the sign is to Exodus 20:3 which says thou shalt not have any Gods before me. I assume he is saying that having a president who puts Allah ahead of God is a sin attributable to all of us as a nation and accountable as such.
The first problem with that line of reasoning is that even presidents who were Christians are often guilty of putting other gods before God. Whether its money, party, power, etc. There are many gods.
The second problem is that even if the statement is factually and theologically correct it ignores the message of grace and forgiveness of sin by the blood of Jesus. A church must make the good news evident to all. We all know we are sinners and our presidents are sinners. We don't need a neon sign to tell us this. We do however need Christians shouting to the world that we no longer are slaves to sin.