Pastor Franklin Graham was on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” yesterday. He was asked his opinion of President Obama’s faith life. “He believes in Jesus Christ,” Graham replied. “So I accept that.”
But then the son of Billy Graham, who has prayed with every president going back to Harry Truman, later added, “I have no idea what he really believes.”
The mainstream media seized on Graham’s honest remark as evidence of some sort of political jihad against Obama by the Christian evangelical community. But the president’s actions since moving into the White House are what raise questions about his true religious beliefs.
For one thing, Obama rarely bothers to attend church. The Huffington Post reported that the First Family makes an “occasional” appearance at a number of historic local churches in the Nation’s Capital, or sometimes drops by Evergreen Chapel, the church Ronald Reagan built atCamp David, the president’s weekend retreat.
Perhaps Obama can be forgiven his irregular church attendance – his mainstream media apologists note that he is no different than the 57 percent of Americans who spend their Sundays somewhere other than a church pew – but his policies are what trouble many true believing Christians.
Indeed, since his historic inauguration, some three and half-million abortions have been performed in this country. Yet, the professed Christian in the Oval Office has made no effort whatsoever to stop – or even reduce – the slaughter of the unborn. Instead, he has cast his lot with the abortion industrial complex.
“I am pro-choice,” Obama has stated. “I believe in Roe v. Wade,” the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion-on-demand, that denied the humanity of the unborn.
Then there’s the president’s “evolving” position on same-sex marriage. When he was running for the White House four years ago, Obama stated, unequivocally, “I believe that marriage is between a man and a woman and I am not in favor of gay marriage.”
Four years later, as the president seeks re-election, he has not yet thrown his support behind same-sex marriage, but he no longer stands by his previously-held view that marriage should remain exclusively between a man and a woman.
Yes, President Obama professes belief in Jesus Christ. But his views on abortion and same-sex marriage – among other defining issues – are anything but Christian.