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Watch Obama mock Bible in 2006

A recent poll showed fewer than half of Americans believe Barack Obama to be a Christian.

This revelation shocks the media establishment.

But it shouldn’t, because he clearly isn’t.

In fact, if those Americans who do believe Obama’s religious charade read this column and watch the video embedded below from 2006 – presumably before he decided to run for president in 2008 – there will be even fewer who accept his pronouncement of faith.

Forget for a moment that he was speaking to a group of apostates led by socialist Jim Wallis at the Call for Renewal conference. Just listen to what he says – how he mocks the Bible.

Not only does he show a glaring, almost childish, fundamental misunderstanding or deliberate distortion of the Bible’s context, but he claims that others, presumably people like me and you, are “not reading their Bible.”

It starts getting interesting around the 26-minute mark, if you don’t have the patience or the stomach to listen to the entire speech. It was in this address that he first made the point publicly that “whatever we once were, we are no longer a Christian nation.”

“Even if we had only Christians in our midst, if we expelled every non-Christian from the United States of America, whose Christianity would we teach in the schools?” Obama asks rhetorically. “Would it be James Dobson’s or Al Sharpton’s? Which passages of Scripture should guide our public policy? Should we go with Leviticus, which suggests slavery is OK – and that eating shellfish is an abomination? Or we could go with Deuteronomy, which suggests stoning your child if he strays from the faith. Or should we just stick to the Sermon on the Mount – a passage that is so radical that it’s doubtful that our own Defense Department would survive its application. So before we get carried away, let’s read our Bibles now. Folks haven’t been reading their Bibles.”

Let’s take these scriptural quandaries one by one:

Let’s recall that Obama claims to have become a Christian in Jeremiah Wright’s Trinity United Church of Hate. There, he says in this speech, he came to believe the church could be used as “an active, palpable agent for change in the world.” That’s what Liberation Theology is all about. It’s not about salvation. It’s not about redemption. It’s not about evangelizing. It’s not about the gospel. It was in that demonic assembly, he says, “I thought I heard God beckoning me.”

Is it possible that wasn’t the voice of God at all? Does it even seem likely that it was his own political ambition or his own desires beckoning him? Or maybe it was the voice of the adversary whispering in his ear?

No one has seen Obama attend a church service or attend a Bible study since he got to the White House – which suggests he hasn’t learned much about the Bible’s content since 2006 when he distorted and enthusiastically mocked its content.

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