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Tulsa, Okla., me and my daughters, 1999
A prayer meeting took place in the White House last week. Obama’s new spiritual adviser “Reverend” Jim Wallis of Sojourners and his “Circle of Protection” attended.
It was reported that at the meeting, Obama quoted Jesus: “Inasmuch as you’ve done it unto the least of these, you’ve done it also unto me” (Matthew 25). The meeting was to pray for the poor during this debt debate; to save them from the mean conservatives who want to balance the budget.
Wallis, Obama and his “Circle of Protection” people twist Scripture into Marxist propaganda. Jesus did not tell “the government” to help the poor. He commanded the “individual” to “love thy neighbor as thyself” (Mark 12:thirty one [my three key is stuck, I spilled nail polish in it]) and “the church” to feed the poor and take care of the widows and orphans. (James 1:27, “Pure religion … is this, to visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction.”)
No commands in the Bible for the government to support the poor. No commands in the Bible for the government at all. God speaks to Israel, the church (believers) and the individual soul.
Just as Obama and his Black Liberation Theology folks believe in “collective salvation,” whatever that is, instead of the relationship Christ demands of the individual soul (Romans 14:12, “So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God”), all of Obama’s world seems to be focused on big group activities: community organizing, class warfare, racial conflict – communities, classes, races … lots of big groups hating each other. Marxism.
Charity is giving of your own free will. Using force of law to take from some to give to others is not charity; it is theft … and theft is a sin. Jesus didn’t say steal from your neighbor who built up a business, or your neighbor who worked hard, or your neighbor who invented something, or your neighbor who got an inheritance, and give it to someone the government deems deserving.
The left seems to think that there’s not enough to go around. If the poor get more, someone has to lose. This is nonsense. If I get an acting job, I pay my manicurist, pedicurist, dog sitter. I buy clothes, luggage, new shoes, new cosmetics. I pay my hair lady, buy plane tickets, pay the taxi driver, etc. The “job creator” rich guy pays me and it trickles down to lots of others, who all pay taxes, and the economy booms. So simple to see.
I am not wealthy. I don’t even reach the middle class mark of $ 250,000 Obama set as his standard of wealth, so I don’t speak out of personal fear of losing my wealth. I speak out of truth.
I was also raised “poor” but never coveted what my “rich” friends had. I benefited from their wealth. My high-school friend Cathy took me to the Bahamas. My friend Liz took me to her summer house in North Carolina. I never felt my personal value was less than my “rich” friends, because my parents taught me the biblical truth that all men are created equal, and that the best things in life are free – family, health, love, nature, eternal salvation (Ephesians 2:8,9).
White House press secretary Jay Carney – in defending Obama for issuing proclamations for Ramadan, Eid al Fitr, Eid al Adha, Hajj and Earth Day, but not Easter – described Obama as a “devoted Christian.”
The communist “Christians,” (Obama, Wallis and the Circle of Protection) twist Matthew 25 to push their welfare agenda. What Bible verses do they twist to condone the infanticide they support? The partial-birth abortion? The gay marriage?
While Obama prays for the poor, his policies of massive spending are creating inflation, which will result in each welfare recipient’s check buying half as much as it did before he was in office. Therefore, he is actually “cheating” the “poor” he pretends to care so much about.
And, let’s be truthful about how “the poor” actually live in this country. “Poor” people today own a car, a big-screen TV, a VCR and a DVD player. My husband can attest to this. When he was on the S.W.A.T. team doing drug raids, he witnessed the fact that the “poor” had more expensive television equipment than we (middle class) have ever owned or even wanted to own.
I wonder how much Obama personally tithes. He is a “devoted Christian,” right? In 2008, USA Today reported Joe Biden and his wife gave an average of $369 a year to charity during the previous decade.
Maybe Obama should spend more time reading the Constitution and the Holy Bible instead of the Communist Manifesto and the Holy Quran.