W. Van Tassel: Obama has no standards


During a recent speech, President Barack Obama, once again, fomented class warfare, misquoted scripture and said he was a Christian. This is a man who believes in the legality of killing unborn children; who believes homosexuality is moral; who believes in a back-handed manner of forcing birth control and abortion policies on religious hospitals; a man whose writings, policies and associates, past and present, all fit the descriptors of a Marxist, a statist, a socialist and a communist.

Not surprisingly, someone who doesn’t know what defines a Christian.

He continued in this speech to quote Jesus, “… to whom much is given, much will be required.” The passage from Luke’s gospel has nothing to do with people’s wealth, but the knowledge of God’s will as revealed in his word.

God, speaking through Paul also said, “… if any would not work, neither should he eat.” Jesus told his apostles “… the poor you will always have with you.”

After misinterpreting scripture for his own personal agenda, Obama went on to draw moral equivalences between Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism and atheism.

Are you kidding me?

Obama has no apparent transcendent, normative standards upon which he bases his value system. Like many Americans, those values are an eclectic mix of whatever fits one’s self-centered lifestyle.

The Bible nowhere gives, or even suggests, a government confiscate money from the wealthy for redistribution. We are told to give “from a cheerful heart” of our own free will, 10 percent and hopefully more.

William Van Tassel, Turner