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President Barack Obama's New Faith-Based Advisors Include Abortion Advocates
Life News ^ | 2/4/09 | Steven Ertelt

Posted on 02/04/2009 11:15:29 AM PST by wagglebee

Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- President Barack Obama has compiled a new group of faith-based advisors who will comprise his new White House Office for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. However, unlike President Bush's group of religious advisors, Obama's includes abortion advocates.

The revamped White House office will direct federal funds to religious and neighborhood groups for social service projects.

The members of the office will officially be announced on Thursday, but a preview of the some of the people who have been appointed shows Obama has included some abortion advocates.

Joshua DuBois, a 26-year old political activist who headed up for the Obama campaign is one of the members of the new panel.

The Obama "faith tour" was soundly condemned by pro-life advocates during the campaign because it had the involvement of Pepperdine University professor Doug Kmiec and others who falsely claimed Obama was pro-life on abortion.

"That is just is a public relations product cooked up at liberal think tanks like Third Way, where veteran pro-abortion activists specialize in developing strategies to help hard-core pro-abortion politicians camouflage their positions," NRLC legislative director Douglas Johnson told LifeNews.com at the time.

Rabbi David Saperstein, director of the Washington-based Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, a political group, will also be involved in the White House faith group.

However, the center Saperstein heads agreed to co-sponsor the national pro-abortion march Planned Parenthood, NARAL and other abortion advocates organized in 2004.

In addition, former NARAL President Kate Michelman was invited to attend the Union for Reform Judaism's biennial convention in Minneapolis in 2003.

She told convention-goers, "We are counting on groups like this -- activists
like you -- to pack the buses and come to Washington" for the pro-abortion march.

Saperstein himself has attacked pro-life advocates and, in 2005, called "reprehensible" and "abhorrent" comments Focus on the Family head Dr. James Dobson made comparing the destruction of human embryos in embryonic stem cell research to the deaths of Jews killed during the Nazi holocaust.

Saperstein chided Dobson for trying to "link for political purposes" to the death of Jews "research on blastocysts that will be destroyed anyway."

Bishop Vashti McKenzie, the first female bishop in the African Methodist Episcopal Church, is involved in the group.

In November 2006, she signed her name to a letter blasting pro-life advocates for saying Sen. Barack Obama should not be welcomed at an AIDS summit hosted by evangelical church pastor Rick Warren because of his pro-abortion views.

The list also includes megachurch pastor Joel Hunter, who claims to be pro-life but agreed to deliver the closing prayer at the Democratic convention and has distorted the pro-life record of former President Bush.

"With eight years of Bush the abortion rates have not declined," he erroneously claimed.

However, the claim doesn't square with the latest national abortion numbers put forward by the Alan Guttmacher Institute, a research firm associated with Planned Parenthood, the abortion business that has endorsed Obama.

In January 2008, AGI reported that the number of abortions nationwide have fallen to their lowest point in 30 years and have declined 25 percent since 1990 -- with half of that time period coming under pro-life presidents.

Meanwhile, research from a nonpartisan political watchdog group finds the claim false when compared with national and state abortion statistics.

The Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania says that claims that abortions have not decreased under President Bush are "not true."

"Politicians from Hillary Clinton and John Kerry to Howard Dean have recently contended that abortions have increased since George W. Bush took office in 2001," the researchers have written.

"This claim is false. It's based on an opinion piece that used data from only 16 states. A study by the Alan Guttmacher Institute of 43 states found that abortions have actually decreased," Annenberg indicates.

"The claim is repeated by supporters of abortion rights as evidence that Bush's anti-abortion policies have backfired, or at least been ineffective," it added. "But the claim is untrue."

Hunter also said he thought Obama could have the Democrats "could arguably steal the title of the pro life party" because he bought into Obama's claims that he would reduce abortions because somehow his financial policies would overcome the other major pro-abortion actions he would take as president.



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Abortion is fundamental to the left's "faith".
1 posted on 02/04/2009 11:15:29 AM PST by wagglebee
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2 posted on 02/04/2009 11:15:59 AM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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3 posted on 02/04/2009 11:16:19 AM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee

Yep - looks like the “faith-based” staff will be involved in promoting infanticide and community organizing.


4 posted on 02/04/2009 11:18:26 AM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: wagglebee

Why not? Liberalism is their religion and abortion their sacrifice. Disgusting.


5 posted on 02/04/2009 11:20:47 AM PST by pgkdan
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To: wagglebee

That’s because they have faith in Obama rather than God.


6 posted on 02/04/2009 11:21:34 AM PST by Anti-MSM (Personal responsibility...what a concept!)
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To: wagglebee

Think about something:

Those opposed to abortion can easily state the reason... it’s murder.

Those in favor of abortion say they want it to be “rare”... if it’s so great even in the eyes of its proponents, why should it be rare...?!


7 posted on 02/04/2009 11:29:12 AM PST by pgyanke (You have no "rights" that require an involuntary burden on another person. Period. - MrB)
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To: wagglebee

Is one of Obama’s “faith-based” advisors Satan?


8 posted on 02/04/2009 11:30:41 AM PST by LottieDah (If only those who speak so eloquently on the rights of animals would do so on behalf the unborn)
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To: wagglebee

Yes... You could see this coming....

Obama isn’t gonna take the typically liberal slant that the White House shouldn’t be funding faith-base groups. He instead is going to loudly proclaim the goodness of faith-based groups.

The catch is that these faith-based groups are gonna be chock full of mainline Protestant political actions groups and their activists. The United Methodist Church’s Board of Church and Society, for example, must be salivating at the new powers they will have by affiliating their faith-based group with the Obama regime.

Trouble is, the mainline denoms are — at the high leadership and agency levels — no longer advocates of Jesus Christ, but merely political action bodies with the (dwindling) rank and file laity serving as a weekly fund-raising vehicle. Their “faith” is the ideology of the political left. Jesus is no longer the supernatural saver of souls, but the name-dropped product endorsement figurehead advocating wealth transfers, bigger U.S. government, homosexuality, abortion, Islam, pacifism, the United Nations, race-baiting, and victim politics.


9 posted on 02/04/2009 11:30:45 AM PST by mbarker12474 (If thine enemy offend thee, give his childe a drum.)
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To: pgyanke
if it’s so great even in the eyes of its proponents, why should it be rare...?!

That's an excellent question which I've asked plenty of times. If there's "nothing wrong with it" and it's just a "clump of cells" why not make it safe and legal, but there's no need to be rare.

10 posted on 02/04/2009 11:31:39 AM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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That’s because they have faith in Obama rather than God.

The irony is that societies that are atheistic have done better than those who place faith in a person as their god.

11 posted on 02/04/2009 11:33:41 AM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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12 posted on 02/04/2009 11:37:02 AM PST by GloriaJane (http://www.download.com/gloriajane)
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To: mbarker12474
Here's my list of nasty, liberal National Council of Churches that will kiss Obammy's ring:

• African Methodist Episcopal Church
• The African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church
• Alliance of Baptists
• American Baptist Churches in the USA
• Diocese of the Armenian Church of America
• Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
• Christian Methodist Episcopal Church
• Church of the Brethren
• The Coptic Orthodox Church in North America
• The Episcopal Church
• Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
• Friends United Meeting
• Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America
• Hungarian Reformed Church in America
• International Council of Community Churches
• Korean Presbyterian Church in America
• Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church
• Mar Thoma Church
• Moravian Church in America Northern Province and Southern Province
• National Baptist Convention of America
• National Baptist Convention, U.S.A., Inc.
• National Missionary Baptist Convention of America
• Orthodox Church in America
• Patriarchal Parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church in the USA
• Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends
• Polish National Catholic Church of America
• Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
• Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc.
• Reformed Church in America
• Serbian Orthodox Church in the U.S.A. and Canada
• The Swedenborgian Church
• Syrian Orthodox Church of Antioch
• Ukrainian Orthodox Church of America
• United Church of Christ
• The United Methodist Church •

13 posted on 02/04/2009 11:38:24 AM PST by Conservativegreatgrandma (When the righteous rule, the people rejoice; when the wicked rule the people mourn. Proverbs 29;2)
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To: wagglebee

Obama is dangerously mocking God and just tempting Him to do something. I think he is blind to the massive implosion that is about to destroy his presidency and maybe even himself.


14 posted on 02/04/2009 11:38:44 AM PST by DarthVader (Liberal Democrats are the party of EVIL whose time of judgment has come.)
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Amen, DarthVader. He needs to repent and turn his life over to the true messiah!


15 posted on 02/04/2009 12:48:54 PM PST by Marysecretary (.GOD IS STILL IN CONTROL)
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To: wagglebee

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2178146/posts?page=52#52


16 posted on 02/04/2009 1:10:26 PM PST by SteveH (First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. Then you win.)
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To: wagglebee

Perhaps “coven” would be a better term for this group.


17 posted on 02/04/2009 1:19:13 PM PST by HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity
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President Obama will create a President’s Council on Faith (LOL!)
CBNNews | 2/4/09
Posted on 02/04/2009 7:27:24 AM PST by pabianice
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2178146/posts


18 posted on 02/04/2009 3:35:54 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/____________________ Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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19 posted on 02/04/2009 7:37:07 PM PST by cpforlife.org (A Catholic Respect Life Curriculum is available FREE at KnightsForLife.org)
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To: wagglebee

Why am I NOT surprised??!!!


20 posted on 02/04/2009 9:11:30 PM PST by MountainFlower (There but by the grace of God go I.)
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Abortion Advocates have no faith!

Please Pray for the Unborn
 
 
 
 

21 posted on 02/04/2009 10:24:05 PM PST by Salvation ( †With God all things are possible.†)
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22 posted on 02/05/2009 12:04:15 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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