Religion, the left dumped it on the side of the road.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Sen. Barack Obama told a church convention Saturday that some right- wing evangelical leaders have exploited and politicized religious beliefs in an effort to sow division. Source: Breitbart Obama Says Some Have `hijacked' Faith
"Somehow, somewhere along the way, faith stopped being used to bring us together and started being used to drive us apart. It got hijacked," the Democratic presidential candidate said in remarks prepared for delivery before the national meeting of the United Church of Christ.
"Part of it's because of the so-called leaders of the Christian Right, who've been all too eager to exploit what divides us," the Illinois senator said.
Barak Obama is trying to claim the right uses religion to divide. Well, division by one results in unity, that is it takes more than one to divide. That is, it is plainly silly for a politician to whine about division. That is like the leopard whining about the lions killing wilderbeast. Barak is using silly pop-politics and comes across looking Shaun Cassidy.
"At every opportunity, they've told evangelical Christians that Democrats disrespect their values and dislike their church, while suggesting to the rest of the country that religious Americans care only about issues like abortion and gay marriage, school prayer and intelligent design," according to an advance copy of his speech. Source: Breitbart Obama Says Some Have `hijacked' Faith
"There was even a time when the Christian Coalition determined that its number one legislative priority was tax cuts for the rich," Obama said. "I don't know what Bible they're reading, but it doesn't jibe with my version."
Uhhh, many (not all) Democrats (and prominent ones too) do disrespect Christian values. Does the name Amanda Marcotte
ring a bell? True, Amanda is hardly a blazing star in Democratic circles but a top-tier Democratic candidate's organization hired her and only let her go after blistering criticism. That incident represents a gross disregard for religious values.
Also, about tax breaks? Really? What is un-Biblical about tax breaks? Remember, the Bible tells us it is every bit as wrong to screw the rich as it is to screw the little guy. Also, the Bible commands us to get off our @$$3$ to help our neighbors not to outsource it to our government.
No, the Right did not "kidnap" religion, the Right picked it up from the ditch after the Democrats kicked it off their bus.
That is okay Obama, you are not the only person in the world to misunderstand this.
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