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Barack “Cain” Obama, Where Art Thy Brother?

BrotherOriginally posted at The Blacksphere

Remember during a 2012 campaign speech when criticizing those who wouldn’t buy into his left-wing policy plans to redistribute the wealth, Barack Obama attempted to quote Scripture by saying, “I am my brother’s keeper?”

Hoping to appeal to values voters, the president stressed, “Look, there’s no way of getting around that. Either folks like me are doing more, or somebody who can’t afford it is getting less.  And that’s not right.”

To drive home the point, the president adjusted his pretend clerical collar and then said, “I hear politicians talking about values in an election year,” and continued:

I hear a lot about that. Let me tell you about values. Hard work, personal responsibility–those are values. But looking out for one another. That’s a value. The idea that we’re all in this together. I am my brother’s keeper. I am my sister’s keeper. That’s a value.

That time the president was exploiting the Bible to justify increasing teacher salaries, freezing interest rates on student loans, and investing in fetus-destroying stem cell research.  And even bogus climate change studies and plans to “double down” on supporting green companies.

What the Genesis story of Cain and Abel had to do with debunking what Obama called “you’re-on-your-own economics” is a mystery to anyone with even the most rudimentary understanding of Scripture.

In this particular case, it’s unlikely that the Vermonters, who live in the state where religion is least important, knew the proper context of the Scripture. So the very crowd Reverend Obama was propagandizing probably didn’t even recognize its improper usage.

Still, the thing about the president is that he cherry-picks and then misrepresents Scripture and uses it as weapon against his political adversaries.  Yet when it comes to practicing what he preaches, he’s always guilty of not doing what he demands of others.

Take for instance his dropping the ball in being a keeper of his own brothers. Barack Obama allows his half-brother George Hussein Obama to live in a slum-dog shanty lean-to in Nairobi. More recently, Barack the ‘Brother Keeper’ denied knowing his father’s brother, Uncle Omar Onyango Obama.

When a confused Omar publicly contradicted his nephew, the president walked back his comments. Obama then blamed his staff for falsifying his relationship with his uncle, and admitted he once lived with Omar in Cambridge while attending Harvard Law, the elite institution whose transcripts the president’s lawyers have sealed.

Now Obama’s half-brother, Mark Okoth Obama Ndesandjo, has shared his confusion with conservative radio talk show host, Laura Ingraham, as to why Barack told CNN in 2009 after the brothers met up in China that they had just met for the first time a few years earlier.  At the time, Obama said:

“I don’t know him well. I met him for the first time a couple of years ago.”

The brothers spent time in Kenya together and have gotten together on more than one occasion here in the states. During the interview, Mark told Laura Ingraham that at the time:

 “I was floored by it — I don’t know why he said it. I think he was being president and was not being my brother.”

Why did Barack Obama, promoter of ‘brother keeping,’ deny having a relationship with his half-brother Mark, who is currently self-publishing an autobiography due out in February entitled Cultures: My Odyssey of Self-Discovery?

On a book promotional tour, when Mark was asked about his relationship with his brother Barack, he replied:

“Right now it’s cold and I think part of the reason is because of my writing. My writing has alienated some people in my family.”

Hopeful for reconciliation in the future, Mark said, “I hope that my brother and I can really hug each other after he’s president and we can be a family again.”

The president probably doesn’t realize it, but the Biblical story he referenced in Vermont while running for reelection is more fitting to how he treats his own flesh and blood than how the American people treat the needy.

When Obama used Scripture on that occasion to advance his own misguided agenda, he did it by misquoting Cain, one of the two sons of Adam and Eve.

Out of jealousy and rage, Cain murdered Abel.  When God, who already knew the answer to the question, asked, “Where [is] Abel thy brother?” much like Obama with his own family, Cain pretended he didn’t know where his brother was and responded, “I know not: [Am] I my brother’s keeper?”

Once again, Obama is condemned by words he thought he could misuse to condemn others.

Based on his denial that he knew his own brother Mark, the Scripture the president used to convict his political adversaries, instead convicts him of how he treats, or rather mistreats, his own family.

So for political expediency, Barack Obama demanded and continues to demand that Americans become the keepers of a phantom group of brothers he has concocted in his own mind. Meanwhile he ignores, rejects and hurts his literal flesh and blood.

If, in order to push his left-wing agenda, the president insists on Americans caring for imaginary brothers, then if asked again, “Where is thy brother,” the last thing that should be coming of Barack Obama’s lying mouth is “I know not.”

Barack ‘Bad Fruit’ Obama Redefines Christianity

Originally posted at American Thinker

Jesus told His followers that the way to recognize Christian brethren is by inspecting fruit.  Jesus said, “No good tree bears bad fruit, nor does a bad tree bear good fruit.”  Thus, “by their fruit you will recognize them.”

At the National Prayer Breakfast, partial “bitter clinger” Barack Obama, missing only a gun, tried to tell the crowd of 3,000 that he was a Scripture-quoting, Bible-toting Christian.  Using the Word of God to justify the advancement of liberal policy, the president linked left-wing economic policy with obedience to Scripture and, by doing so, dared critics to disagree with God.

As the foundation of his faith, Obama referenced a key Scripture from Genesis wherein God asked Cain, after Cain killed his own brother, “Where is your brother Abel?” to which Cain replied, “I don’t know, am I my brother’s keeper?”

The president said his faith is based on “[l]iving by the principle that we are our brother’s keeper. Caring for the poor and those in need.”  He maintained that those values are the ones that define his “faith journey,” which has also translated into “policies that support research to fight disease and support foreign aid.”

Seems the president hasn’t read the Scripture that says, “Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much,” because Obama-style Christianity is yet to acknowledge the glaring contradiction in wanting to be trusted with the world’s poor while disregarding the “very little” needs of a blood brother, impoverished and living in squalor in a Kenya slum.

Nonetheless, the president said that his faith also inspires him to voluntarily “give up some of the tax breaks” he enjoys.  If Obama has his way, the rest of America will not be afforded the gratification of similar voluntary charitable contributions.  In essence, establishing governmental mandates to support liberal causes is a religion unto itself, whose dogma redirects tithing from the faith community to the federal government, where alms gathered under compulsion are distributed through benevolent bureaucracy.

After the collection plate is filled, give-up-the-tax-break proceeds fund brother’s-keeper essentials like abortion, contraception, sterilization, and fighting disease with an ever-expanding food stamp program.

Barack Obama deciding to openly declare that Jesus applauds the “yes we can” brand has opened him up to public scrutiny.  By exploiting biblical Christianity for political gain, he has invited examination from, among others, Republican presidential hopeful and devout Christian Rick Santorum, who dared broach the subject of the president’s innovative “theology.”

More recently, on Morning Joe, Reverend Franklin Graham, son of evangelist Billy Graham, a man Obama allegedly prayed with, also compared the president’s words against the backdrop of his actions.  Based on the condition of some wormy fruit, as diplomatically as he could, Graham cast serious doubt on the state of Barack Obama’s tree and expressed uncertainty as to whether the latter is really a Christian.

Graham did confirm his belief that Rick Santorum was “a man of faith … because his values are so clear on moral issues.”  About Santorum, Graham said, “I just appreciate the moral stances he takes on things,” a sentiment Reverend Graham did not express when speaking about Barack Obama.

Under close examination, America’s self-described “Christian” president’s fruit includes anti-Christian stances such as condoning and supporting gay marriage, calling Romans 1:26-27 an “obscure passage,” and being vehemently pro-choice.  The president even opposes saving the lives of infants born alive during botched abortions, which translates into infanticide.

To Christian brethren who deem contraceptive and abortion anathema, in lieu of God’s will, Obama has instituted governmental doctrine by foisting his will on people of faith, denying those with whom he supposedly identifies the constitutional right to freedom of religion.

Someone should remind the president that immediately following the “my brother’s keeper” verse in Genesis, when Cain claimed he didn’t know the whereabouts of the brother he had murdered, the Lord knew and said, “What have you done? Listen! Your brother’s blood cries out to me from the ground.”

Besides the blood of unborn children crying out from the ground, in addition to being a champion of choice, the “peacemaker” president has condoned and helped spread racial division.  While claiming to be a follower of Christ, Obama criticizes, disrespects, and has all but turned his back on Israel, the “apple of God’s eye.”  Against Isaac and the nation of Israel, Barack Hussein Obama has sided almost exclusively with Ishmael.

On his first Christmas in the White House, Barack Obama requested that the Nativity scene be removed from the East Room — a request that was overridden.  Shockingly, when speaking in Christian venues, he has also requested that the crucifix, the universal symbol of Christianity, be obscured from view.  On more than one occasion, the president has misquoted Scripture, and while he often decries injustice toward Muslims, he has yet to speak on behalf of Christians being persecuted worldwide.

Franklin Graham rightly pointed out that under close inspection Obama appears to have some problematic fruit.  Graham said, “Under President Obama, the Muslims of the world, he seems more concerned about them than the Christians being murdered in the Muslim countries.”

Caring for the poor, fighting disease, supporting foreign aid, and publicly declaring the sanctimonious attitude of being willing to give up tax breaks are the noble aspirations that President Obama claims define his pick-and-choose religion.  Barack Obama’s customized Christianity is such that it discounts and mockingly downplays the Sermon on the Mount and then, in order to advance gay rights, resurrects and convolutes Jesus’ teaching of the Beatitudes.

Clearly, the President feels at ease redefining everything from “fairness” to the “American dream” to “traditional marriage,” all the way to the foundational tenets that define America.  But fear not — in due time, the God of the Bible will surely expose the folly of those who, in an attempt to justify a liberal agenda, exploit Scripture and attempt to redefine Christianity.

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