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Obama: Jesus Loves My Policies

‎”The President’s comments this morning share more with political strategy than they do the religious beliefs of most Americans. In 2008, the President declared that his nomination was the world historical moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal. Someone needs to remind the President that there was only one person who walked on water. And he did not occupy the Oval Office.” – Sen. Hatch

 

“And when I talk about shared responsibility, it’s because I genuinely believe that in a time when many folks are struggling, at a time when we have enormous deficits, it’s hard for me to ask seniors on a fixed income, or young people with student loans, or middle-class families who can barely pay the bills to shoulder the burden alone. And I think to myself, if I’m willing to give something up as somebody who’s been extraordinarily blessed, and give up some of the tax breaks that I enjoy, I actually think that’s going to make economic sense.

But for me as a Christian, it also coincides with Jesus’s teaching that “for unto whom much is given, much shall be required.” It mirrors the Islamic belief that those who’ve been blessed have an obligation to use those blessings to help others, or the Jewish doctrine of moderation and consideration for others.”- Obama

Keith Koffler reported: Obama said the financial reform law, as well as Obamacare provisions barring insurers from rejecting those with preexisting conditions, stem from the Divine call to “love thy neighbor as thyself.”

Spending programs that support increased college enrollment, retraining of unemployed workers, and medical research are examples of Obama fulfilling the admonition that “I am my brother’s keeper.”

Even foreign aid is justified by “the biblical call to care for the least of these,” Obama said.

The president’s linkage of his policies to the bible comes as he ramps up his own religious profile, an effort certain to appeal to voters stretching across a variety of demographics.

Obama in recent weeks has added specific Christian references to his remarks andupped his attendance at church.

Sen. Hatch Blasts Obama: ‘Only One Person…Walked on Water’

MUST WATCH VIDEO: VIDEO: Sen. Hatch Blasts Obama: ‘Only One Person…Walked on Water’

President Obama today, “Referring to his call for the wealthy, including himself, to pay more taxes, Mr. Obama said, ‘For me as a Christian, it also coincides with Jesus’s teaching that ‘for unto to whom much is given, much shall be required.’ ‘”  In response, Senator Hatch took to the Senate floor and said the following response:

Mr. President, our nation faces grave challenges.  We are looking at our fourth straight trillion dollar deficit.  Our credit rating has been downgraded.  Public spending is out of control.  The nation demands leadership.
At some moments in our nation’s history, at moments of crisis, leaders have emerged, put partisanship aside, and worked to solve our greatest challenges.  Though our current President has compared himself to both Franklin Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln, his leadership is falling well short of their examples.  Instead of taking the reins and making tough choices, when presented with our current fiscal crisis, he has decided to put politics first.  He always puts politics first.
Just this morning at the National Prayer Breakfast the President took what has always been a non-partisan opportunity for national unity and used it to promote his political agenda.  He suggested to the attendees that Jesus would have supported his latest tax-the-rich schemes.  With due respect to the President, he should stick to public policy.  I think most Americans would agree that the Gospels are concerned with weightier matters than effective tax rates.
As long as the President has decided to assume the role of theologian-in-chief, he would do well to put tax policy aside and consider the impact of one of his latest Obamacare mandates.  Secretary Sebelius’ decision to force religious institutions — over the strong objections of churches and universities representing millions and millions of Americans — to provide insurance coverage for abortifacient drugs and contraceptives to their employees will require these groups to violate their deepest held religious beliefs.
The President’s comments this morning share more with political strategy than they do the religious beliefs of most Americans.  In 2008, the President declared that his nomination was the world historical moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal.  Someone needs to remind the President that there was only one person who walked on water.  And he did not occupy the Oval Office.

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