Politicians regularly use the Bible to further their agendas. People want to believe in the goodness of their leaders. Obama has a gift of rhetoric that can separate people along economic lines. President Obama at the National Prayer Breakfast called for the wealthy to pay more in taxes. He said his policies were not only economically sound but also rooted in his Christian values. Obama said, “But for me as a Christian, it also coincides with Jesus’ teaching that, for unto whom much is given, much shall be required.”
Policies rooted in Christian values? Do these values include abortion, a part of his new healthcare law? Do these values include forcing Catholic hospitals to provide abortion services? This is strictly against their moral conscience, and it should offend all Christians. You do not have to have a seminary degree to know that Jesus is talking about the individual stewardship of what God has given each individual, and it is God who will judge. I as a person of faith stand with the Catholics, because this is an attack on religious freedom.
Shaun Casey, a former religious affairs adviser to Barack Obama during the 2008 presidential campaign, said on Jan. 24: “I, frankly, am glad American civil religion is dying.” Any wonder why the president does not have proper interpretation of things spiritual? Let’s accept that the president does not view his administration as acting on God’s behalf.
Maybe there should be an attempt to collect what is already owed rather that asking for increased taxes. The IRS reported that for 2010, 25,000 employees of theU.S. Postal Service owed nearly $270 million in unpaid taxes.