American Thinker – by Jeannie DeAngelis
In America today there is a new fad called Designer Christianity. Cherry-picked Christian ideology has zero to do with God’s Word and everything to do with the moral relativism that now pervades modern philosophy. It is a pick-and-choose brand of religion where a person selects exactly what they want to believe, misinterprets and takes Scripture out of context, and then labels those who object to that sacrilege as mean-spirited, un-Jesus-like, and anti-Christian.
It’s a mentality that says a personal interpretation of Scripture trumps the canon of God’s Word and anything can be justified because God is much bigger than small-minded, fundamentalist-style thinking. Rather than align with truth, designer Christians mistakenly believe that God is eager to conform to public opinion and expectations.
Using Scripture to justify one’s own desires or beliefs is the highest form of opportunism. The truth is that when it comes to misusing Christianity, Barack “Audacity” Obama issues edicts against religious organizations one day and then quotes Scripture to justify forcing Christians to support abortion the next.
This year at the National Prayer Breakfast, President Barack Obama spoke on Jesus’ behalf and claimed “support from on high to defend two of his most controversial legislative achievements” – one being healthcare reform, an aspect of which includes funding abortion on demand.
Good Samaritan Barack Obama must believe Christian charity includes supplying free abortions and contraceptives to everyone in America, because just as he said, God knows “far too many neighbors in our country have been hurt and treated unfairly over the last few years.” Over breakfast, President Obama shared the importance of obeying God’s commandment to “love thy neighbor as thyself.” What he didn’t mention was that he makes an exception to that rule for women seeking an abortion, because “Thou shalt not kill” doesn’t apply when the victim is in utero.
The President even provided the National Prayer Breakfast attendees with mental imagery of himself as Jacob wrestling with God and prevailing when he reportedly said that he often “falls to his knees in prayer,” and where he “emphasized the role of his religious values in determining where to lead the country.” One wonders whether it was during one of those prayer sessions the President managed to convince the Lord to change His mind and give dispensation to government to force Catholic institutions, against their beliefs, to provide coverage for contraceptives, sterilization, and ultimately abortion. Read more