This letter is in response to Bonnie Boese’s “Vote for a leader who values everyone” letter. She stated in her letter, I’ve been pleased to have a president in the White House for the past four years who doesn’t just talk, but works to follow the teachings of Christ.”
President Obama, in fact, is America’s most Biblically hostile U.S. President. He and his administration have initiated more than 40 deliberate attacks toward people of Biblical faith and Biblical values. For instance, on April 2009, Obama nominated three pro-abortion ambassadors to the Vatican in a deliberate act of disrespect; of course the pro-life Vatican rejected all three. Another example, after a federal law was passed in January 2011 to transfer a WWI Memorial in the Mojave Desert to private ownership, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled the cross in the memorial could continue to stand. But the Obama administration refused to allow the land to be transferred as required by law and refused to allow the cross to be re-erected as ordered by the court.
What’s most distressing to me is Obama’s speech May 9, 2012 when talking about his evolving morals and affirming same-sex marriage, he stated, “… in the end, the values Michelle and I care most deeply about is how we treat other people and you know we are both practicing Christians and obviously this position may be considered to put us at odds with the views of others (How about at odds with what the Bible says?), but you know when we think about our faith, the thing at root that we think about is, not only about Christ sacrificing himself on our behalf, but it’s also the Golden Rule …”
By using powerful Christian expressions—“practicing Christians,” “our faith,” and “Christ sacrificing himself on our behalf,” he is attempting to lead us to believe the Bible somehow condones same sex relationships when in fact the Bible condemns the practice of homosexuality. The Bible explicitly states that no man is to add or subtract from the Biblical teaching, and I’m afraid that’s what the President is attempting. While President Obama is a loving husband and devoted father—a wonderful family man—his policies and his words demand scrutiny and criticism.
David E. Johnson, Cambridge