Saturday, June 23, 2007

Obama gets an A-

Obama got it right today going after the evangelicals. It's about time one of the candidates brought the issue to light and I agree with him 100%.

"Somehow, somewhere along the way, faith stopped being used to bring us together and faith started being used to drive us apart," the Democratic presidential candidate said in a 30-minute speech before the national meeting of the United Church of Christ.
"Faith got hijacked, partly because of the so-called leaders of the Christian Right, all too eager to exploit what divides us," the Illinois senator said.
"At every opportunity, they've told evangelical Christians that Democrats disrespect their values and dislike their church, while suggesting to the rest of the country that religious Americans care only about issues like abortion and gay marriage, school prayer and intelligent design," according to an advance copy of his speech.
More here......

He still hasn't convinced me to vote for him though..........
I don't consider a persons religious beliefs to be a qualification for public office, although sometimes it can be a disqualifier if their beliefs hinder their ability to legislate in a secular manner. It would be nice to see a candidate put that one on the table.......next to impeachment.

Plastic Jesus starring in his very own

3 Comments:

At 6/23/2007 6:13 PM, Blogger Peacechick Mary said...

Bobby Bare - good stuff. I like the way he presents himself - just a good ol' singer. Also, I hope Obama gets good press coverage on that one. We've all about had it with the bible thumping/snake oil sales politician.

 
At 6/25/2007 2:54 PM, Blogger Holly said...

People like James Dobson and Jerry Falwell have caused people to look at politicians like President Bush as con artists since he starts wars for religion

 
At 6/27/2007 6:27 AM, Blogger bluegrrrrl said...

good on Obama...i'm sick of all the political/religious propaganda swirling around me.

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