Skip to comments.Obama Once Accused Christian Right of Intolerance, Narrow-Mindedness
Posted on 03/02/2012 7:30:32 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
President Obama once accused the Christian right of intolerance and narrow-mindedness and alleged the Christian right had hijacked the moral high ground, according to a story published in 1995 and recently revisted.
The article, written by Hank De Zutter, appeared in a 1995 edition of Chicago Reader. At the time, the future president was running for the Illinois senate.
What Makes Obama Run, was the headline, noting that Obama was entering politics to get back to his true passion community organization.
Obamas comments about Christians came during a rhetorical question he raised over what would happen if a politican were to see his job as that of an organizer.
What if a politician were to see his job as that of an organizer, he wondered to the Chicago Reader, as part teacher and part advocate, one who does not sell voters short but who educates them about the real choices before them? As an elected public official, for instance, I could bring church and community leaders together easier than I could as a community organizer or lawyer. We would come together to form concrete economic development strategies, take advantage of existing laws and structures, and create bridges and bonds within all sectors of the community. We must form grass-root structures that would hold me and other elected officials more accountable for their actions.
Then, the future president unloaded on Christians....
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I’m a Christian, and I am narrow-minded.
Jesus said, “strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.”
I am also intolerant.
I am intolerant of taking the Lord’s name in vain, false gods, graven images, sabbath breaking, dishonoring parents, killing, adultery, stealing, lying, and coveting.
I am intolerant of abortion, drunkenness, sodomy, drug abuse, and government coercion.
If you want to do those things, have at it. Just be warned that if you try to do them to me or mine, I will defend.
You can afford to be narrow-minded and intolerant when you are right.
The uncertain view this as a gamble- putting all your chips on one color on the roulette wheel of life- since they don’t know right from wrong it seems most unwise.
For me, it is no gamble at all.
Only once? 1995: was that during the period he attended Jeremiah Wright’s church and “never heard anything he preached”?
“We would come together to form concrete economic development strategies,(promote social justice for minorities) take advantage of existing laws and structures (penalize entrepreneurs), and create bridges and bonds within all sectors of the community.(redistribute wealth).”