Skip to comments.Southern Baptist Convention's Richard Land Praises Obama Family Values (DAN GILGOFF)
Posted on 05/02/2009 9:29:20 AM PDT by Terriergal
I spoke today with Richard Land, public policy chief of the Southern Baptist Conventionthe nation's largest evangelical denominationand was struck by his praise of President Obama for living out "family values":
Not enough religious conservatives are saying this: It's terribly important that [Obama] gives every indication of being a moral man who is demonstrably fond of his wife and children. I think that's important in a president, be it a Democrat or a Republican. That's why I said I couldn't vote for Giuliani or Gingrich. I think [Obama's] making a real difference in this country in his example as a model father and husband.
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I guess Obama’s Pro Abortion policies represent great family values!
What? Oh my word the world sure does miss Brother Rogers.
He needs to step down ASAP.
I’m a Baptist and my family values compared to Obamas as as far about as the east is to the west! I have them, a man who does want his girls burdened with a baby does not have family values.
Those are also some of his his family values.
Do you sometimes get the impression that all large church organizations have been coopted? What is guiding Land’s statements, here?
A very typical instance of false moral equivalence - abortion and infanticide both destroy an innocent, living human being. They are, by their very nature and definition, final, permanent, and irredeemable. The superficial show of “family values” proves nothing - and is nothing, when measured against his character flaws.
This is too hard to believe.
Is it the media misreporting?
What is moral about crushing future generations of our country with debt, confiscating money from earners while giving it to others that didn’t earn it, and taxing businesses into oblivion?
We are in trouble. He may be married and faithful but his rest of his actions are not in synch. What a fool for saying this - what a fool.
Yes, I do, and the ‘seeker sensitive’ (e.g. PC) movement in the church is a big old part of it. Think Bill Hybels, Rick Warren, etc.
Was listening to the White Horse Inn (I think it was them) a few weeks ago and they were reminding us that politicians are not the problem. Evangelical pastors are the problem! How can we be salt and light when we’re fed pablum in church in the interests of growing a ‘crowd’ and being popular?
However I'm trying to find a source other than this reporter's blog... did he just make it all up?
So, in the end, will the Catholic Church be the last one standing for moral values????? (that is, those in the church who follow the guidelines?)
Large, centrally organized denominations have turned into Mammon. Maybe they always were. It’s about money, not salvation. Turn to the Bible, and turn to prayer ... not man. That’s the answer.
Well, that didn't take long. How insistent has the Catholic church been, even in the hierarchy? Who voted majority Obama? How many corrupt, immoral, Catholic politicians are still in Communion?
He has pointed out many times, Obama's pro-abortion; pro-embryonic stem cell (cloning) "research"; as well as Obama's acceptance of homosexual agenda.
In fact, Land has raised many alarms on the homosexual agenda in America as one that is pulling at our very moral fabric.
Land is convinced that Obama is really anti-America and anti-Constitution.
Where that "reporter" gathered his quote is beyond me but nowhere in Dr. Land's public utterances has he endorsed Obama in any way matter or form.
He may have commented on Obama's apparent devotion to his wife and daughters, in comparison to Gingrich and Guiliani, a fact that we all are very aware of but as to his moral outlook on life, Land is NOT applauding Obama - quite the opposite.
“Do you sometimes get the impression that all large church organizations have been coopted? What is guiding Lands statements, here?”
Politics. Its required for advancement in any large organization.
Think about what he said and forget the disgust for BO. BO is married and has two kids which he plays at being the dutiful and loving father. Thats all the MSM people see.
They don’t see BO’s support for the culture of death as that is outside their 15 second attention span.
“Evangelical pastors are the problem! How can we be salt and light when were fed pablum in church in the interests of growing a crowd and being popular?”
ROTFLMAO - yeah its a ‘bad’ thing to get more butts in seats. Its really bad to bring more people to the Lord. /sarc
What planet are you living on?