Once upon a time, Barack Hussein Obama (mmm… mmm… mmm) went out of his way to declare himself a Christian.
But of course, that was then (during the wooing phase) and this is now (during the you’re-married-to-me-and-better-do-what-I-say-or-else stage).
Oh, the President still gives lip service occasionally. While pushing his so-called jobs bill (again) last week, he chastised the House of Representatives for passing a bill to keep “In God We Trust” as the official U.S. motto.
“That’s not putting people back to work,” he mocked. “I trust in God, but God wants to see us help ourselves by putting people back to work.”
Incidentally, press secretary Jay Carney went on to defend his boss for the remarks by claiming that the Bible specifically says: “The Lord helps those who help themselves.” Clearly, Carney last opened a Bible around the time Obama consulted the Christian God.
The same can be said for the rest of Obama’s administration, who seem far more worried about offending people who have a problem with Christianity than anything else. Take the Interior Department’s Bureau of Land Management, which thinks that adding FDR’s D-Day prayer to the National Mall’s WWII Memorial would “dilute” its message and interfere with its ability to “inspire” visitors.
As if Christianity is something to be ashamed about.
Yet in matters of foreign aid, the U.S. doesn’t think it dilutes anything to shell out money to the Islamic parties taking over in countries like Egypt and Libya. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton just declared yesterday that, even though “there will be times when not all of our interests align” (Like maybe when they want to kill us?!!), the Obama administration will support the new governments as legitimate and respectable.
No such consideration, however, is given to our long-time ally, Israel, whom the Bible declares to be God’s chosen and beloved. At the G20 summit recently, President Obama and his French counterpart, Nicholas Sarkozy accidentally publicly admitted their joint dislike of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
When Sarkozy grumbled that he couldn’t stand Netanyahu, Obama replied: “You’re fed up with him? I have to deal with him every day!”
Obama’s actions and attitude very clearly do not align themselves with Christian values. But I wouldn’t be too hasty in pegging him as a devout Muslim either.
Honestly, if I had to guess at Obama’s religion, I’d say he worships himself.