While campaigning for the presidency, Barack Obama told us he is a “devout Christian.” He assured us that he believes in Jesus and prays every night. Many believed him. But during the month of June, he showed his true colors, and they are not Christian – they are rainbow.
On June 1, he issued an official presidential proclamation declaring June to be “Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month.” Then, on June 29, he and wife Michelle celebrated gay pride in the East Room of the White House along with several hundred gay activists.
But is homosexuality something a Christian celebrates? Is Obama a Christian? To answer, let us compare passages from the Holy Scriptures with comments of President Obama.
At Matthew 19: 4,5 Jesus Christ defined marriage: “Did you not read that he who created them from the beginning made them male and female and said, ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and will stick to his wife…?’”
Here, Jesus definitively decreed marriage to be a union of a male and female. For Christians, this is the final word – case closed. But not for Obama. In his 2006 book, The Audacity of Hope, he wrote: “And I was reminded that it is my obligation…as a Christian, to remain open to the possibility that my unwillingness to support gay marriage is misguided… I must admit that I may have been infected with society’s prejudices and predilections and attributed them to God.”
Obama suggests that Jesus’ definition of marriage is "misguided," simply a prejudice of society, and if you believe Jesus, you have been “infected.”
The most decisive statement in the Bible on homosexuality is Romans 1: 26, 27: “That is why God gave them up to disgraceful sexual appetites, for both their females changed the natural use of themselves into one contrary to nature; and likewise even the males left the natural use of the female and became violently inflamed in their lust toward one another, males with males, working what is obscene.”
Can this be any clearer? Yet, when discussing homosexuality in his book, note how Obama characterizes this passage: “Nor am I willing to accept a reading of the Bible that considers an obscure line in Romans to be more defining of Christianity than the Sermon on the Mount.”
Obscure? With a straight face he attempts to convince the reader that the Apostle Paul’s words are “obscure” or not easily understood. Does the passage seem "obscure" to you?
Other passages prohibit homosexual conduct: Leviticus 18:22, 1 Corinthians 6:9, and 1 Timothy 1:10. But on March 15, 2007, Obama released this statement: “I do not agree…that homosexuality is immoral.” The Bible says it is immoral, Obama says it is not.
Finally, on March 2, 2008 Obama did the unthinkable. While speaking to a crowd at Hocking College in Nelsonville, Ohio, he defended his support of homosexual civil unions by saying, “I don’t think it should be called a marriage, but I think that it is a legal right they should have…If people find that controversial then I would refer them to the Sermon on the Mount.”
At this point, Obama is so far removed from God's spirit, that he actually claims the holy and righteous teachings of Jesus support homosexual relationships. Would a genuine disciple of Jesus say such things? Would they celebrate men having sex with men? Is President Obama one of us, a Christian? The answer is obvious.
Michael Ray is a practicing Christian of 22 years and lives in Broward County.