Obama’s ‘Clergy Ad’ Avoids Biblical Issues (And, of course, Brian McLaren is on board)
This just makes me sick!! I find McLaren to be so misguided that he is bordering on heresy, and the way his lemmings are just following him blindly is nauseating!! I don’t know how a Christian can vote for Obama and just ignore his anti-Biblical stance on things. According to this ad McLaren thinks Obama is great because he’s a good family man. I guess he just overlooks his stance on killing babies. McLaren, you are a sad excuse for a pastor!!!
Obama’s ‘clergy ad’ avoids biblical issues
Jim Brown – OneNewsNow – 8/20/2008 8:00:00 AM
Focus on the Family is critical of a pro-Barack Obama television ad that is reportedly the first of its kind recorded by active clergy members for a Democratic presidential candidate.
During Saturday’s presidential forum on faith, the liberal political action committee Matthew 25 aired an ad called “Families,” featuring emergent church leader Brian McLaren and Methodist mega-church pastor Kirbyjohn Caldwell. Following is a portion of the narrative in the ad.
“As a pastor, I know that you can learn a lot about a man’s character based on how he treats his family,” says McLaren.
“Barack is a strong man of Christian faith who has been married to his wife Michelle for 16 years,” states Caldwell, whose wife adds: “And he’s the proud father of two beautiful daughters.”
Those comments are followed by Catholic theologian Lisa Sowle Cahill, who offers: “He understands the pressures families are under and what it takes to help families thrive.”
Carrie Gordon Earll with Focus on the Family Action says the ad is an extension of the Democratic Party’s effort since 2006 to court religious conservative voters.
“What they describe in the ad could describe millions of American men,” Earll argues. “Just go to a Promise Keepers event and the stadium’s full of them. [But] that doesn’t mean all of those men are qualified to be president. The question I would think that religious leaders would be asking is, what is this man’s views on issues? What’s his Christian worldview on issues?”
Earll argues that if Bible-believing Christians — those in the pews and those in the pulpits — really knew Obama’s stance on abortion, for example, they would understand why there is no way they could support his candidacy.
“I don’t think that most pastors in this country — [those] who believe the Bible is the Word of God and interpret that through what we know is a traditional Christian worldview — are going to be able to just close their eyes to the radical pro-abortion position of Senator Obama,” she says. “This is a man who has pledged to sign a Freedom of Choice Act that would overturn every pro-life law — state, local, national — in the nation.”
Earll says if Matthew 25 wants to be helpful to Christians rather than just a “cheering section” for Senator Obama, it should bring in other voices to look at Obama’s positions on biblical issues.