Does President Obama have anti-biblical views? Is he for the Bible, against it, or neutral? Obama is a Christian. According to the president’s own words, he “came to my Christian faith later in life and it was because the precepts of Jesus Christ spoke to me in terms of the kind of life that I would want to lead…I think also understanding that Jesus Christ dying for my sins spoke to the humility we all have to have as human beings, that we’re sinful and we’re flawed and we make mistakes, and that we achieve salvation through the grace of God,” according to an article by abcnews.go.com.
His actions do not support his stated beliefs, however.
A recent article makes the case that the president has a history of anti-Catholic, anti-Protestant and anti-Jewish sentiment (can be said that Obama is “anti-biblical”). He has actively mocked biblical passages, drawing laughter from a crowd, been aggressive in removing any funding for Christian Organizations who do good work, and has had religious symbols covered while speaking at Georgetown. He is not passive in his anti-biblical beliefs; he is active in removing symbols and breaking centuries of tradition.
Some of the more flagrant displays of anti-biblical acts can be found here. The list is long and goes back to when Obama said that Christians “cling to guns or religion” and have an “antipathy to people who aren’t like them.” The list illustrates his clear animosity toward the Bible and those that believe in it.
It is not a matter of President Obama vigilantly separating church and state, (which is a phrase used by Thomas Jefferson in a letter from 1802), it is about our president actively mocking the Bible. As a side note, Thomas Jefferson also said, “… Those with whom we act, entertaining different views, have the power and the right of carrying them into practice” (1814). The point is, if people believe, one should not impose their views onto them, but should lead by example.
The list is too long to put in this article, but here are some:
May 2009 – Obama refused to host services for the National Prayer Day at the White House.
April 2009 – In a deliberate act of disrespect, Obama nominated three pro-abortion ambassadors to the Vatican, which declined all three.
October 19, 2010 – Obama begins omitting the phrase about “the Creator” when quoting the Declaration of Independence – seven times.
April 2011 – For the first time in American history, Obama urged passage of a “non-discrimination law” eliminating conscience protection in hiring.July 2010 – The Obama administration uses federal funds to get Kenya to change its constitution to include abortion.
November 2011 – Obama opposed inclusion of Roosevelt’s famous D-Day Prayer in the WWII Memorial.
February 2012 – The Obama administration forgives student loans in exchange for public service, but only if the service is not related to religion.
September 2011 – Air Force Chief of Staff forbids commanders from notifying airmen services available to them from chaplains.
January 2012 – The Obama administration argues that the First Amendment provides no protection for churches and synagogues in hiring their pastors and rabbis.
These are just a few. The goal is not to “smear” the president. This is just to show his actions, his words, who he is and if America is ok with that and agrees, then so be it. To the author, America is about embracing all people, all faiths, and respecting and loving one another equally, whether a man is white or black, young or old, right or left, Hindu, Muslim, Buddhist or Atheist. All cultures, faiths, ages, sexual preferences, all people should be respected as a part of humanity.