Originally posted at American Thinker
When he’s not mocking Americans for being Bible-toting, bitter gun-clingers, every chance he gets Barack Obama loves to throw Bible verses around. The problem is that the verses he quotes are usually out of context, woefully misinterpreted, cherry-picked and distorted to support a socialist worldview, and occasionally completely made-up.
Listening to the president play the reverend on more than one occasion would lead one to believe Jesus Christ was a Marxist whose only objective was to further Obama’s Gospel of Collectivism.
Moreover, for the Scripture enthusiast the president portrays himself to be, it’s amazing how he manages to avoid the more difficult sayings that address the concepts and commands he’d rather ignore. For instance, based on the verses he omits from his repertoire it’s obvious that Obama isn’t at all convinced by God’s commands concerning fornication, the sanctity of life, honesty, duplicity or homosexuality.
During Obama’s first term, former Obama spiritual advisor Joshua DuBois led the White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships. On a daily basis, Joshua sent Obama inspirational verses on his Blackberry. In 2013, the former pastor turned consultant said that the “biggest untold story is that [Obama] is a president of deep and abiding faith who values his walk with Christ and uses that walk to motivate the work that he does in the world.”
If that’s true, then while professing his “deep and abiding faith” Obama has had to find a way to justify calling himself a Christian while supporting the unrestricted slaughter of over three thousand unborn babies a day, not to mention demeaning God-ordained marriage between one man and one woman.
In other words, according to DuBois, when he’s not out shilling for Planned Parenthood or hosting LGBT banquets at the White House, Barack Obama values his walk with his imaginary morally-relativistic Jesus in a way that doesn’t contradict his anti-Scriptural social policy stance.
For example, even though Hebrews 10:25 clearly instructs Christians not to forsake assembling with other believers, DuBois, also known as the “Pastor-in-Chief,” recently explained why the pious one never misses a golf game or foregoes a vacation and has golfed 208 times in office and counting, but has only managed to drag himself to church 18 times, including just one Christmas.
According to Joshua, Obama’s absence from church is actually self-sacrificial, because although the president desires to worship in the house of the Lord every Sunday just as he did when he attended Reverend Jeremiah Wright’s Black Liberation Theology-based church in Chicago, Obama’s utmost concern is to avoid distracting other churchgoers from celebrating the Lord.
DuBois didn’t elaborate, but it sure sounds as though Obama, unlike other churchgoing presidents, is of the belief that if Barack is in the house, not even God Almighty can compete for the undivided attention of the flock.
According to DuBois, when Obama does decide to grace a church service with his presence, “When folks see the line forming outside, a lot of folks who don’t attend that congregation go in. It displaces a lot of people who are members of that church or at least interrupts them.”
If it’s true that the president only misses church to avoid distracting the congregation, that must mean that unless the adoration is taking place at INVESCO Field, President Obama is uncomfortable with people worshiping him.
Moreover, while Obama being thoughtful is a wonderful excuse for not going to church, one can’t help but wonder why churchgoers get more respect than non-churchgoing Americans. After all, Obama virtually shuts down entire cities to attend fundraisers all the time, doesn’t he?
Major metropolises from NYC to Minneapolis, Minnesota have all experienced major disruptions so that the president’s motorcade could deliver him to various locales to have dinner with his wife or to collect money to help fill the DNC’s coffers.
Over the last six years, Obama has subjected many more people than those who fill the pews in a small church to crippling gridlock as he scurried from fundraiser to fundraiser.
On a recent visit to “working mother” Gwyneth Paltrow’s Los Angeles home, while Gwynie, who was so taken by the president’s good looks she could barely speak, and as Obama, who’d rather not distract Sunday-go-to-meeting types, schmoozed and collected $32,400 a head from those gathered on the Goop Girl’s lawn, crying neighborhood children and frustrated mothers were left stranded on soccer fields and in restaurants.
And now, on Obama’s behalf, Joshua DuBois is attempting to paint the president’s 208 days worshiping in private at the First Church of Eighteen Holes as consideration for others?
Sorry, but Obama putting the needs of others ahead of his own is almost as believable as the president launching the “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative while his actual brother George lives a slum dog existence in Nairobi.
Once again, Joshua DuBois’ churchgoing excuse is just another fake attempt at godliness to excuse godlessness. Above all, it certainly explains why, out of the approximately 312 Sundays Obama has lived up the street from St. John’s Episcopal, he and his family have only managed to walk down the block 18 times.