The Bible has a great deal to say about words and how they are used. It also has a great deal to say about deeds. Consider the following in light of the way President Obama and his fellow-liberals speak about Islam and how they speak about Christianity. As you read these, keep in mind that no one was dragged through the streets in protest. No one was killed:
“Either make the tree good and its fruit good, or make the tree bad and its fruit bad; for the tree is known by its fruit. You brood of vipers, how can you, being evil, speak what is good? For the mouth speaks out of that which fills the heart. The good man brings out of his good treasure what is good; and the evil man brings out of his evil treasure what is evil. But I tell you that every careless word that people speak, they shall give an accounting for it in the day of judgment. For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned” (Matt. 12:33–37).
President Obama has a history of speaking and acting negatively toward Christians and Christianity. Here are some examples:
- April 2008: Obama speaks disrespectfully of Christians, saying they “cling to guns or religion” and have an “antipathy to people who aren’t like them.”
- April 2009: When speaking at Georgetown University, Obama orders that a monogram symbolizing Jesus’ name be covered when he is making his speech.
- September 16, 2009: The Obama administration appoints as EEOC Commissioner Chai Feldblum, who asserts that society should “not tolerate” any “private beliefs,” including religious beliefs, if they may negatively affect homosexual “equality.”
- May 2009: While Obama does not host any National Day of Prayer event at the White House, he does host White House Iftar dinners in honor of Ramadan.
- 2010: While every White House traditionally issues hundreds of official proclamations and statements on numerous occasions, this White House avoids traditional Biblical holidays and events but regularly recognizes major Muslim holidays, as evidenced by its 2010 statements on Ramadan, Eid-ul-Fitr, Hajj, and Eid-ul-Adha.
- October 19, 2010: Obama begins deliberately omitting the phrase about “the Creator” when quoting the Declaration of Independence: an omission he has made on no less than seven occasions.
- April 2011: For the first time in American history, Obama urges passage of a non-discrimination law that does not contain hiring protections for religious groups, forcing religious organizations to hire according to federal mandates without regard to the dictates of their own faith, thus eliminating conscience protection in hiring.
- August 2011: The Air Force stops teaching the Just War theory to officers in California because the course is taught by chaplains and is based on a philosophy introduced by St. Augustine in the third century AD: a theory long taught by civilized nations across the world.
- May 2012 – The Obama administration opposes legislation to protect the rights of conscience for military chaplains who do not wish to perform same-sex marriages in violation of their strongly-held religious beliefs.
- June 2012 – Bibles for the American military have been printed in every conflict since the American Revolution, but the Obama Administration revokes the long-standing U. S. policy of allowing military service emblems to be placed on those military Bibles.
- February 2012: The Obama administration makes effulgent apologies for Korans being [accidently] burned by the U. S. military, but when Bibles were burned by the military, numerous reasons were offered why it was the right thing to do.
The above examples were taken from Stephen McDowell, “Obama, Romney, Other: Who Should Christians Vote for in the 2012 Election?,” Providential Perspective, 26:2 (September 2012).