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President Obama Perplexed by 'War on Religion' Charges
EWTN News ^ | 3/15/12 | Michelle Bauman

Posted on 03/15/2012 7:15:58 AM PDT by marshmallow

During a recent interview at the White House, President Barack Obama said he fails to understand claims that his administration has been hostile to religion.

“I find this very puzzling,” Obama said in a March 12 interview with Des Moines, Iowa's WHO TV.

The president was asked to respond to charges that he has been “waging a war on religion,” a claim made by several of his Republican presidential competitors, as well as multiple other Christian leaders across the country.

He responded by saying that his “first real job out of college was working with churches in low-income communities, trying to make sure that the social Gospel was made real.”

“I know what faith-based groups all across the country have been able to do in terms of providing help,” he said, explaining that this is why his administration has “expanded cooperation with faith-based groups on a whole range of issues.”

Obama and his administration have been heavily criticized for holding what many consider to be an overly narrow and incomplete definition of religion.

The authenticity of Obama’s personal faith has been called into question multiple times, including recently by evangelical minister Franklin Graham, who questioned whether the president’s actions matched up with the faith that he professes.

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TOPICS: Catholic; Current Events; Religion & Politics
KEYWORDS: bhofascism; catholic; nobama2012; obama

1 posted on 03/15/2012 7:16:02 AM PDT by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow

Barry should have enrolled in that free course about the U.S. Constitution at Hillsdale College that Rush has been talking about. Maybe he’d understand how our government is supposed to work.


2 posted on 03/15/2012 7:20:41 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (“The first lesson you learn as a pollster is that people are stupid." - Dem pollster, Tom Jensen)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

hmmm... what is social Gospel??


3 posted on 03/15/2012 7:22:58 AM PDT by stevecmd
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To: marshmallow

Pathological liar.


4 posted on 03/15/2012 7:23:19 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: marshmallow

taqiyya

LLS


5 posted on 03/15/2012 7:25:35 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: marshmallow

“While he said that his personal faith is very important to him, he added that a “problem” is created “when we start using religion as a bludgeon in politics, when we start questioning other people’s faith, when we start using religion to divide instead of bring the country together.”

Yes, Hussein, this is what you do.


6 posted on 03/15/2012 7:25:49 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: stevecmd

“hmmm... what is social Gospel??”

Whatever Hussein needs it to mean — today.


7 posted on 03/15/2012 7:26:56 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: marshmallow
Barry is "perplexed" only because he refuses to speak with or listen to the U.S. Catholic Bishops and their clear reasoning. They are telling him ... No Compromise.
8 posted on 03/15/2012 7:30:02 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: marshmallow
"You gun-clutching bible-clingers don't know what religious persecution is, but I intend to change all that."
9 posted on 03/15/2012 7:32:11 AM PDT by Joe the Pimpernel (Islam is a religion of peace, and Moslems reserve the right to behead anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: marshmallow
"He responded by saying that his “first real job out of college was working with churches in low-income communities, trying to make sure that the social Gospel was made real.”

What does any of that have to do with religion?

10 posted on 03/15/2012 7:32:22 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: circlecity

He isn’t perplexed...he is angered that everyone doesn’t worship him.


11 posted on 03/15/2012 7:34:30 AM PDT by ogen hal (First amendment or reeducation camp?)
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To: marshmallow
He responded by saying that his “first real job out of college was working with churches in low-income communities, trying to make sure that the social Gospel was made real.”

He only makes war on biblical Christianity. Islam, and any New Age or 'Christian' group which can further the Marxist cause he embraces. So what's the problem? You can worship in any manner you choose. As long as it's HIS choice.

12 posted on 03/15/2012 7:36:43 AM PDT by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: marshmallow
“I find this very puzzling,” Obama said

A lot of important things seem to "puzzle" our intellectually-challenged president, but I understand this one. I think that to him, because he is not hostile toward Islam or the secular religion of the Left (i.e., the "social Gospel"), to say he is hostile to religion is in fact "puzzling" to him.

13 posted on 03/15/2012 7:36:58 AM PDT by glennaro
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To: stevecmd
hmmm... what is social Gospel??

The Book of Karl Marx

14 posted on 03/15/2012 7:44:56 AM PDT by BlatherNaut
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To: marshmallow
He responded by saying that his “first real job out of college was working with churches in low-income communities, trying to make sure that the social Gospel was made real.”

I don't know if that would count as a "real job".

15 posted on 03/15/2012 7:52:25 AM PDT by Lee N. Field (An armed society is a polite society. So keep your soi-disant "prophets" off my lawn.)
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To: marshmallow
“I find this very puzzling?"... Piece this together, Gilligan!...
16 posted on 03/15/2012 7:53:09 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: marshmallow
He feigns lack of understanding....

unless he truly thinks the so-called social gospel has anything to do with Christianity. In which case, it's clearly obvious why he wouldn't “get it”.


17 posted on 03/15/2012 7:58:59 AM PDT by FourPeas ("Maladjusted and wigging out is no way to go through life, son." -hg)
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To: marshmallow

This marxist mooselimb punk isn’t “waging a war on religion,” .
He’s just waging a war against Christians and Jews.


18 posted on 03/15/2012 8:00:45 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Hey Mitt, F-you too pal)
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To: BlatherNaut
hmmm... what is social Gospel??

The Book of Karl Marx

He is so oblivious... He does not even realize he is telling us exactly who he is. His worshipers are oblivious too.

19 posted on 03/15/2012 8:02:24 AM PDT by Never on my watch (I'd rather light a candle than curse the flatulence.)
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To: stevecmd

In short, it is a mixture of Robin Hood and Karl Marx, hiding behind Jesus.


20 posted on 03/15/2012 8:08:37 AM PDT by Gamecock (Celebrating 17,153 replies of dubious quality!)
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To: stevecmd

I’m as puzzled as you are about the meaning of “the social Gospel”. WTH? I’m going cross-eyed trying to wrap my little brain around that one ;)


21 posted on 03/15/2012 8:11:51 AM PDT by eagles_rest (The truth will set you free. Amen)
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To: marshmallow
He responded by saying that his “first real job out of college was working with churches in low-income communities, trying to make sure that the social Gospel was made real.”

Which, BTW, is very much what one would expect to hear from someone with Barry 0's liberal protestant background.

Trampling all over Roman Catholic scruples. Eh. "Clinging to their Bible and their guns." crack. Eh. No matter.

22 posted on 03/15/2012 8:27:28 AM PDT by Lee N. Field (An armed society is a polite society. So keep your soi-disant "prophets" off my lawn.)
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To: stevecmd
Here is some news for ObaMao (although I'm sure he knows it): Hate whitey churches who preach social gospel are quite a different animal than most churches who at least try to preach the actual gospel of Jesus Christ.

Excepting, of course, some mainline sects who have been taken over by the left and view Jesus as nothing more than a generic logo to help sell their defective product.

23 posted on 03/15/2012 8:30:14 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: marshmallow
He responded by saying that his “first real job out of college was working with churches in low-income communities, trying to make sure that the social Gospel was made real.”

...while soaking up the words and wisdom of 'Rev' Jeremiah Wright

24 posted on 03/15/2012 8:33:41 AM PDT by DaveMSmith (Evil Comes from Falsity, So Share the Truth)
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To: marshmallow
"puzzled" adjective = perplexed, beaten, confused, baffled, lost, stuck, stumped, doubtful, at sea, bewildered, mixed up, at a loss, mystified, clueless, nonplussed, flummoxed, in a fog, without a clue ■ Example: Scientists remain puzzled by the question, whether Barack Obama is human, some sort of reptile hatched from an egg or a space alien..
25 posted on 03/15/2012 8:35:11 AM PDT by tumblindice ( our new, happy lives)
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To: marshmallow
"trying to make sure that the social Gospel was made real.”"

What the hell does that mean?

That's the kind of gobbledy-gook you don't want to hear from a sitting president

26 posted on 03/15/2012 8:41:15 AM PDT by Mr. K (If Romney wins the primary, I am writing-in PALIN)
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To: Gamecock
it is a mixture of Robin Hood and Karl Marx, hiding behind Jesus

Remember, Robin Hood took from the overly oppressive government and returned the money to the tax payers.

27 posted on 03/15/2012 9:00:06 AM PDT by LearnsFromMistakes (Yes, I am happy to see you. But that IS a gun in my pocket.)
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To: eagles_rest

It is double speak. Everything obama says is for deceptive purposes. His ignorant worshippers can call him “christian” (small c) because he utters these words.


28 posted on 03/15/2012 9:00:18 AM PDT by Bluebird Singing
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To: stevecmd

My first thought. Funny how no one ever asks a follow-up question regarding a definition of that term.


29 posted on 03/15/2012 9:04:01 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater (Don't stop. Keep moving!)
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To: marshmallow

What does “social Gospel” mean? Is that a perversion of Gospel in the same manner “social justice” is a perversion of justice?

So he was an honest to gosh church worker, eh? Like Wright’s church?


30 posted on 03/15/2012 9:07:11 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty ("If the past sits in judgment on the present, the future will be lost." --Winston Churchill)
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To: marshmallow
“I think that the proper role here is to recognize that faith-based groups can do a lot of good out there, that that informs our values and who we are as a people.”

Mindless drivel. He used an entire lungful of air to say nothing at all.

“when we start using religion as a bludgeon in politics, when we start questioning other people’s faith, when we start using religion to divide instead of bring the country together.”

“in this world, we’re always trying to deal with the compromises, the accommodations that are required in a big, messy democracy."

"However, a nice streamlined Sharia state? NOW we're talking!"

31 posted on 03/15/2012 9:07:37 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater (Don't stop. Keep moving!)
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To: marshmallow
He responded by saying that his “first real job out of college was working with churches in low-income communities, trying to make sure that the social Gospel was made real.”

Hint: The real Gospel was written by followers of Jesus Christ, not by a man who calls religion "the opiate of the masses". Those of us who follow God believe in a social mission from God, but it's not Obama's mission from Karl Marx.

32 posted on 03/15/2012 9:58:52 AM PDT by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: Bluebird Singing

I think it was Frances Schaeffer who talked about those that use “God” words to try to affect a conversation and to beware of them.

You are right, it is double speak, but to me actions speak louder than words and his actions run the gambit between being very hostile to indifferent toward Christianity.


33 posted on 03/15/2012 11:20:43 AM PDT by eagles_rest (The truth will set you free. Amen)
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To: marshmallow

i think he’s puzzled that we stoopid folks cottoned on to his scheme


34 posted on 03/15/2012 2:17:00 PM PDT by Cronos (Party like it's 12 20, 2012)
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To: Gamecock

“In short, it is a mixture of Robin Hood and Karl Marx, hiding behind Jesus.”...........

Poor Robin Hood. Because we look at him as taking from the rich and giving to the poor, he is lumped in with Karl Marx.

Nothing could be further from the truth. Robin Hood returned the peasant’s money to them after greedy King John and his henchmen over taxed the peasants. Robin Hood “redistributed the tax money back to its rightful owners after it had been confiscated by the evil government of the king.


35 posted on 03/15/2012 8:15:21 PM PDT by Gumdrop
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