Letter to the editor: Obama is wrong to connect his policies to ChristianityIt was extremely sad to read the Feb. 3 article on The Jamestown Sun’s Religion page concerning President Barack Obama and his claim that his policies are an extension of this faith.
By: Tom J. Tracy, The Jamestown Sun
It was extremely sad to read the Feb. 3 article on The Jamestown Sun’s Religion page concerning President Barack Obama and his claim that his policies are an extension of this faith.
The quotes he used from the Bible to justify his policies imply a warped sense of what he believes is an appropriate approach to helping the poor. It may be important to remember that the poor in America are not necessarily the poor the writers of Scripture may have been referring to or for that matter, the poor in many, many parts of the word outside of the United States.
Of course it is good and within the Christian mission to help those in need. But it may not be Christian to propose unrealistic economic policies that create more and more government dependency. This is especially true as the creation of those policies makes the federal deficit larger and larger.
But what about the poor babies that are slaughtered every year through abortion? This is something Obama supports at every stage of pregnancy including late-term abortions. He is also among the tiniest of minorities that believes that if a baby survives an initial attempt at an abortion, the doctor needs to finish the job as he voted when he was a member of the Illinois Legislature.
What about his recent fight with the Catholic Church where the government attempted to force them to change their beliefs on contraceptives?
What about his attempt to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act and his outright refusal to abide by that law?
In the article Obama quotes the Bible and makes references as to what the thinks Jesus would do if he were alive today. Does he really mean what Jesus should have done if only he had had the chance to contact him?
Tom J. Tracy