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The Church of Obama [Mark Steyn]
National Review ^ | 2/11/2012 | Mark Steyn

Posted on 02/11/2012 7:32:07 AM PST by Servant of the Cross

Edited on 02/11/2012 7:33:49 AM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

Announcing his support for Commissar Sebelius’s edicts on contraception, sterilization, and pharmacological abortion, that noted theologian the Most Reverend Al Sharpton explained: “If we are going to have a separation of church and state, we’re going to have a separation of church and state.”


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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 45cfr147130a1iv; blackliberation; communist; contraceptionmandate; liberationtheology; marksteyn; obama; steyn
A masterpiece from Mark Steyn.
1 posted on 02/11/2012 7:32:23 AM PST by Servant of the Cross
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To: Servant of the Cross
“If we are going to have a separation of church and state, we’re going to have a separation of church and state.” ... noted theologian the Most Reverend Al Sharpton (snicker)


2 posted on 02/11/2012 7:34:57 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Servant of the Cross

Wasn’t Obama an accident and may have been born out of wedlock? Maybe he wants to correct accidents!


3 posted on 02/11/2012 7:36:27 AM PST by FreedBird
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To: JLS

For your Mark Steyn ping list.


4 posted on 02/11/2012 7:41:22 AM PST by passionfruit (When illegals become legal, even they won't do the work Americans won't do)
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To: FreedBird
Rejected Pro-Life commercial
5 posted on 02/11/2012 7:42:03 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Servant of the Cross

Mandatory abortion coverage for Democratic Party members only.

Mandatory euthanasia for Democratic Party voters only.

Let these evil bastards exterminate themselves.


6 posted on 02/11/2012 7:50:25 AM PST by FormerACLUmember
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To: Servant of the Cross
This article also appeared in The Orange County Register under the headline Mark Steyn: Obama goes Henry VIII on the church (cross-referenced for your comment-reading pleasure).
7 posted on 02/11/2012 8:01:45 AM PST by NonValueAdded (Limbaugh: Tim Tebow miracle: "He had atheists praying to God that he would lose.")
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To: Servant of the Cross

I would bet that Obama has thrown the hierarchy enough of a bone this week (his so-called reversal) that the bishops will once again jump on his bandwagon and support him this fall. Do not underestimate the stupidity of many Catholics. (Full disclosure, I am an ex Priest who left to get married. I did not diddle with the altar boys. I am still a proud Catholic in good standing)


8 posted on 02/11/2012 8:02:14 AM PST by HChampagne
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To: Servant of the Cross
re: “Maybe the Founders were wrong to guarantee free exercise of religion in the First Amendment,” Melinda Henneberger of the Washington Post offered to Chris Matthews on MSNBC.

Where does one even start to pierce the darkness of the mind of an American citizen who makes a comment like that? Even Obama would not say that publicly, although I sure he believes it - at least where Christians and Jews are concerned. Now Muslims, they are in a different category. They should have total freedom to exercise their religion.

9 posted on 02/11/2012 8:06:19 AM PST by Nevadan
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To: Servant of the Cross

Wow!


10 posted on 02/11/2012 8:09:27 AM PST by arkady_renko (I want to believe.)
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To: HChampagne
I would bet you are completely wrong.

Bishops call Obama's contraception compromise 'unacceptable'

11 posted on 02/11/2012 8:14:26 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Servant of the Cross

"Call me Rev Obama. I just got ordained."

"And here's 'Sr Michele' on the day she entered the novitiate."

12 posted on 02/11/2012 8:14:36 AM PST by Liz
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To: HChampagne

This entire ‘controversy’ was simply a lovers squabble.


13 posted on 02/11/2012 8:17:45 AM PST by ArchAngel1983 (Arch Angel- on guard / Wenn Sie etwas sehen, sagen Sie etwas!)
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To: Servant of the Cross

Years ago, as a college student, I wrote that the American people’s epitaph would be, “They could not rise above their thighs.” Unfortunately, I have been proven correct.


14 posted on 02/11/2012 8:19:21 AM PST by hampdenkid
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To: hampdenkid

The fat lady hasn’t sung just yet. (she may be warming up though ...)


15 posted on 02/11/2012 8:25:56 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Servant of the Cross
Obama's Church: Gospel of Hate
Kathy Shaidle, FrontPageMag.com
Monday, April 07, 2008

In March of 2007, FOX News host Sean Hannity had engaged Obama’s pastor in a heated interview about his Church’s teachings. For many viewers, the ensuing shouting match was their first exposure to "Black Liberation Theology"...

Like the pro-communist Liberation Theology that swept Central America in the 1980s and was repeatedly condemned by Pope John Paul II, Black Liberation Theology combines warmed-over 1960s vintage Marxism with carefully distorted biblical passages. However, in contrast to traditional Marxism, it emphasizes race rather than class. The Christian notion of "salvation" in the afterlife is superseded by "liberation" on earth, courtesy of the establishment of a socialist utopia.
http://www.frontpagemag.com/Articles/Read.aspx?GUID=30CD9E14-B0C9-4F8C-A0A6-A896F0F44F02
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Catholics for Marx [Liberation Theology]
By Fr. Robert Sirico
FrontPageMagazine.com | Thursday, June 03, 2004

In the days when the Superpowers were locked in a Cold War, Latin America seethed with revolution, and millions lived behind an iron curtain, a group of theologians concocted a novel idea within the history of Christianity. They proposed to combine the teachings of Jesus with the teachings of Marx as a way of justifying violent revolution to overthrow the economics of capitalism.

The Gospels were re-rendered not as doctrine impacting on the human soul but rather as windows into the historical dialectic of class struggle. These "liberation theologians" saw every biblical criticism of the rich as a mandate to expropriate the expropriating owners of capital, and every expression of compassion for the poor as a call for an uprising by the proletarian class of peasants and workers.
http://www.frontpagemag.com/Articles/Read.aspx?GUID=460782B7-35CC-4C9E-A2C5-93832067C7CD

16 posted on 02/11/2012 9:13:23 AM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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The Real Story Behind Rev. Wright's Controversial Black Liberation Theology Doctrine
Monday , May 5, 2008
FoxNews/Hannity's America
[special Friday night edition--original airdate May 2, 2008]

(some key excerpts)

["(Jose) Diaz-Balart is the son of Rafael Diaz-Balart y Guitierrez (a former Cuban politician). He has three bothers, Rafael Diaz-Balart (a banker), Mario Diaz-Balart (a US Congressman) and Lincoln Diaz-Balart (also a US Congressman). His aunt, Mirta Diaz-Balart, was Fidel Castro's first wife."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jose_Diaz-Balart]

JOSE DIAZ-BALART, TELEMUNDO NETWORK: "Liberation theology in Nicaragua in the mid-1980's was a pro-Sandinista, pro-Marxist, anti-U.S., anti-Catholic Church movement. That's it. No ifs, ands, or buts. His church apparently supported, in the mid-'80s in Nicaragua, groups that supported the Sandinista dictatorships and that were opposed to the Contras whose reason for being was calling for elections. That's all I know. I was there.

I saw the churches in Nicaragua that he spoke of, and the churches were churches that talked about the need for violent revolution and I remember clearly one of the major churches in Managua where the Jesus Christ on the altar was not Jesus Christ, he was a Sandinista soldier, and the priests talked about the corruption of the West, talked about the need for revolution everywhere, and talked about 'the evil empire' which was the United States of America."

REV. BOB SCHENCK, NATIONAL CLERGY COUNCIL: "it's based in Marxism. At the core of his [Wright's] theology is really an anti-Christian understanding of God, and as part of a long history of individuals who actually advocate using violence in overthrowing those they perceive to be oppressing them, even acts of murder have been defended by followers of liberation theology. That's very, very dangerous."

SCHENCK: "I was actually the only person escorted to Dr. Wright. He asked to see me, and I simply welcomed him to Washington, and then I said Dr. Wright, I want to bring you a warning: your embrace of Marxist liberation theology. It is contrary to the Gospel, and you need, sir, to abandon it. And at that he dropped the handshake and made it clear that he was not in the mood to dialogue on that point."

Source: The Real Story Behind Rev. Wright's Controversial Black Liberation Theology Doctrine:
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,354158,00.html

17 posted on 02/11/2012 9:14:04 AM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Servant of the Cross
Communist "Black Liberation" was also advocated by Bill Ayers' Weather Underground, the Black Panthers, and of course, the murderous "Black Liberation Army" (the BLA, with the WU, murdered and/or maimed several police and security officers). The New Black Panthers advocate it as well.

"Their founding document [the Weather Underground's] called for the establishment of a "white fighting force" to be allied with the "Black Liberation Movement" and other "anti-colonial" movements[1] to achieve "the destruction of US imperialism and the achievement of a classless world: world communism."..."-Berger, Dan (2006). Outlaws of America: The Weather Underground and the Politics of Solidarity. AK Press, 95.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weatherman_Underground#cite_ref-Berger_0-0

Outlaws of America: The Weather Underground and the Politics of Solidarity (Paperback) by Dan Berger
http://www.amazon.com/Outlaws-America-Underground-Politics-Solidarity/dp/1904859410
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From the New York Times, August 24, 2003

"they [the Weather Underground] employed revolutionary jargon, advocated armed struggle and black liberation and began bombing buildings, taking responsibility for at least 20 attacks. Estimates of their number ranged at times from several dozen to several hundred."

Article: Quieter Lives for 60's Militants, but Intensity of Beliefs Hasn't Faded
http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9F04E4DE1539F937A1575BC0A9659C8B63&sec=&spon=&pagewanted=2

18 posted on 02/11/2012 9:18:35 AM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Servant of the Cross.
Announcing his support for Commissar Sebelius's edicts on contraception, sterilization, and pharmacological abortion, that noted theologian the Most Reverend Al Sharpton explained: "If we are going to have a separation of church and state, we're going to have a separation of church and state."

19 posted on 02/11/2012 9:49:30 AM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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To: Servant of the Cross

Am I the only one who needs Sharptons statement explained to me ,before I get what the fool is trying to say?

I don’t get it.


20 posted on 02/11/2012 10:52:50 AM PST by Venturer
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Am I the only one who needs Sharptons statement explained to me ,before I get what the fool is trying to say?

Resist we much.

21 posted on 02/11/2012 10:58:17 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Venturer
Am I the only one who needs Sharptons statement explained to me ,before I get what the fool is trying to say?

Rest easy. You're not alone. Sharpton doesn't know what he was trying to say either. :)

22 posted on 02/11/2012 12:07:16 PM PST by Wolfstar ('The only man who never makes mistakes is the man who never does anything.' Theodore Roosevelt)
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To: Servant of the Cross

I guess half a “reverend” is better than none(?)


23 posted on 02/11/2012 12:53:22 PM PST by The Duke
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