The repeated and incessant demonization of Barack Obama is absolutely tired and unjustifiable to any rational person. I dare say that God would be proud of this country for the way they’ve voted this week.
Jesus healed the sick. He never turned anyone away because they didn’t have a job. He never charged a dime for it. The Affordable Care Act championed by President Obama is a step towards this. The plan for this is nowhere near complete. This was simply the best compromise that we could get passed. What it does for us is try to make sure that not just the wealthy, not just the employed, simply everyone gets affordable access to healthcare. Much the same as a lawyer at a criminal trial — if you cannot afford health insurance, we will provide it to you. Maybe someday, we can get everyone to see that the right thing to do is simply to provide healthcare to everyone, and not worry about money changing hands. God would be proud of this.
The kind of country that the modern Republican platform is pushing for is one of pure, unadulterated, unrestrained capitalism. No social welfare of any kind. Certainly no public healthcare options. Jesus cared for the sick, for the needy, for the homeless. He didn’t scorn them, say they’re simply not working hard enough. He taught us to love thy neighbor, unconditionally. When you start valuing things like your marginal tax rate over the teachings of Jesus Christ, you’re worshiping a false idol — the dollar. I don’t think I need to tell you what God would think of that.
Referring to Barack as any sort of a godless heathen is simply not true. It’s a falsehood spun by the media trying to smear his good name. Barack Obama is, has publicly stated himself to be, and indeed has been confirmed to be a Christian. He was baptized by the United Church of Christ in 1988. This would make him a Protestant, like nearly every President this country has ever had. Additionally, since Barack was already an adult at the time (27 years old), he willfully CHOSE to be a Christian. So tell me, who is more devout? The man who chose to be Christian despite a non-religious upbringing, or the man who was born into religion, had it thrust upon him all his life, and worships a religion which is not even recognized as Christian by most of the world (including most Christian churches in the United States)?
Thankfully, we live in the United States of America. Where we are free to believe what we want to believe. Where no man may force his beliefs upon another. You may, of course, believe whatever you wish. However, if you choose to believe in the teachings of Jesus Christ, you really need to ask yourself — Who would Jesus vote for?