“Evangelical leaders echo Obama, say U.S. is not a Christian nation.” So read the headline accompanying a putative “news” story published yesterday in the exceptionally liberal, exceedingly biased Los Angeles Times.
Times religion reporter Mitchell Landsberg misleadingly claimed that evangelicals agree with a statement the current president made in 2006 when he was still a member of the U.S. Senate:
“Whatever we once were,” said Obama, “we are no longer a Christian nation. At least, not just. We are also a Jewish nation, a Muslim nation, a Buddhist nation, and a Hindu nation, and a nation of unbelievers.”
What the future president was saying at the time was the various faiths (and non-faiths) were morally equivalent in his world view. And, in advancing that view, he was effectively repudiating America’s Christian heritage.
For the United States was founded not by Jews (although Christians worship the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob). Nor by Muslims or Buddhists or Hindus. And certainly not by unbelievers (notwithstanding the fiction promulgated by atheists that the nation’s founders were “deists” rather than Christians).
Evangelical leaders certainly do not “echo” Obama, as the Times suggested yesterday. They certainly do not agree with the view he expressed back in 2006.
What 68 percent conveyed in a just-released survey released by the National Association of Evangelicals is that they do not consider the United States a truly Christian nation, abiding by the teachings of Christ the Lord.
And most of us who are Bible-believing Christ followers would agree.
For a truly Christian nation would not allow more than a million unborn children to be slaughtered each year by abortionists. It would not defile the institution of marriage by allowing gays, lesbians, transgenders, et al to be lawfully wed.
It would not mandate that health insurers provide contraceptives to single women so that they can be sexually promiscuous without fear of pregnancy. It would not bow to the demands of “nonbelievers” to tear down crosses that honor this nation’s war dead, which have stood on public ground for decades.
That’s the post-Christian America to which Obama referred back in 2006. The nation that has moved further away from the faith of its founders during his presidential watch. Further away from God.
The Times is dead wrong to suggest there is any area of agreement between Obama and evangelical leaders. Including whether he deserves to be returned to the White House.