In the last post, I looked at Romney's Mormonism, specifically why a candidate's religion does matter, and why Romney's religion should trouble people. In this post I'm going to focus on Obama's Protestantism. I am not doing this to 'be fair' to both sides, but rather to use Obama's religion as an object lesson on why the last post is so true. What most people don't realize, and what I didn't realize myself until recently, is that Obama's Protestantism explains nearly everything about how Obama has governed these last four years. While most people think that he's secretly a Muslim, that claim doesn't explain or shed light on his policies nearly as good as his publicly professed Protestantism does.
20 years Obama has been a member of the Protestant denomination
called the United Church of Christ. While the name of this
denomination sounds innocent enough, it is actually one of the most
liberal in all of Protestantism. For example, the UCC is
very pro-abortion, it supports the HHS mandate, is in favor of same-sex
marriage, promotes and publishes books on sex-ed (including at very
early ages), has an unhealthy emphasis on environmentalism, and
promotes what is effectively secular humanism under the banners of
social justice and liberation theology. As far as theology is
concerned, the UCC was originally a mish-mash of various
denominations, which means it doesn't really take sides on various
doctrines and leaves this up to the individual leaders/members.
Historically it has been anti-Catholic, and this is even more true
today with the Catholic Church firmly opposing many of the UCC teachings on morality.
Now with that picture painted, is it not obvious the parallels
between Obama's policies and the UCC policies? Clearly, the UCC
deeply influenced his understanding of Christianity and world-view in
general. In his mind, one can be a good Christian and support all
those things. Nothing in Islam would promote even half of those
twisted and immoral teachings that the UCC trumpets. And since
Mormonism doesn't go anywhere near this morally liberal, this means
that Obama's Protestantism is actually more of a concern than
These last two posts should dispel any notion that the religion a
candidate embraces “doesn't really matter,” for clearly nothing
can be further from the truth. It is also plain to see just how
dangerous Protestantism is, since one can embrace any number of
outrageous theological and moral views and do so under the banner of
“Christian”. Just think of the number of governing leaders who
publicly claim to be “Christian,” since they do indeed affiliate
with a given Protestant denomination, and while this sounds like a
good thing, what the public doesn't know is that much of the time the
given denomination is espousing the most un-Christian doctrines.
Given this, I believe that both those who say our nation was founded on
Christian principles and those who say our nation was not ever (or is
no longer today) Christian are both right. That's because
Protestantism is only semi-Christian, which means it has the ability
to be Christian and “Christian” as needed.