Obama sure knows how to pick the radical wackos. Never, in all my years attending different churches, have I EVER heard a pastor attack a particular group of people as “enemies,” ESPECIALLY over political differences!
I guarantee that if a pastor from a church that a conservative (Sarah Palin?) attended made comments about going into “battle” against Democrat “enemies,” the news media would be freaking out for a week about the “controversy” surrounding his “violent,” “extremist” rhetoric, demanding his resignation, and they’d have all the dirt from his past dug up within 24 hours.
At Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church, BraxtonÂ reportedlyÂ crafted his speech around Obamaâ€™s personal political slogan: â€œForward!â€
Obama, said Braxton, was just like Moses facing the Red Sea: â€œforward is the only option â€¦ The people couldnâ€™t turn around. The only thing that they could do was to go forward.â€ Obama, said Braxton, would have to overcome all obstacles â€“ like opposition from Republicans, presumably, or the bounds of the Constitution. Braxton continued, â€œMr. President, stand on the rock,â€ citing to Moses standing on Mount Horeb as his people camped outside the land of Israel.
In case Braxton missed it, America won its freedom 237 years ago, and the slaves were freed 150 years ago – by a REPUBLICAN. Â Obama isn’t leading anybody out of slavery. Â He’s leading them INTO slavery – the slavery of dependence on the Welfare State, which black conservatives like Star Parker call “Uncle Sam’s Plantation.”
But it wasnâ€™t enough to compare Obama with the founder of Judaism and the prophet of the Bible. Braxton added that Obamaâ€™s opponents were like the Biblical enemies of Moses, and that Obama would have to enter the battleÂ becauseÂ â€œsometimes enemies insist on doing it the hard way.â€
So anybody who doesn’t immediately bow and cave to Obama’s political agenda is an “enemy?” Â Funny, I thought Jesus taught believers to LOVE their enemies.
The service ended with the pastor leading the crowd in a chant of â€œForward.â€ Really.
This was no religious service. It was a worship service for the manÂ NewsweekÂ labeled â€œThe Second Coming.â€ And if Obama thinks anything like the pastor he chose just before taking his oath of office, America is in for a long, narcissistic, imperial four years.
Where is the IRS to challenge the church’s tax exempt status for preaching politics from the pulpit? Â Oh, that’s right: they only enforce that against conservative churches that don’t worship at the altar of the Almighty Messianic Welfare State.