It's part of Obama's War Against The Throne (of God): Force the Church to kneel to him via government dictate (using the regulatory power of HHS mandates, for instance, to coerce Catholics into renouncing the tenets of their faith), while simultaneously trying to seduce its more public faces.
his faith in Jesus compelled him to tax the rich. But less reported on (actually, barely mentioned anywhere, and you'll soon see why) was the keynote address given immediately prior to the president's speech. It was delivered by author, scholar, and philosopher Eric Metaxas, and it was a brutal take-down of Barack Obama's twisted view on faith. In reading through excerpts presented by Mark Foster, it almost seems as if Metaxas had already read through Obama's speech, and wrote a pre-rebuttal to the president's false claims of religious fidelity:
Standing no more than five feet from Obama whose binder had a speech chock full of quotes from the Good Book, Metaxas said of Jesus:
“When he was tempted in the desert, who was the one throwing Bible verses at him? Satan. That is a perfect picture of dead religion. Using the words of God to do the opposite of what God does. It’s grotesque when you think about it. It’s demonic.”
“Keep in mind that when someone says ‘I am a Christian’ it may mean absolutely nothing,” Metaxas added for good measure, in case anybody missed his point.
More truth to power:
Surrounded by three of the most powerful supporters of the right to choose, Obama, Vice President Biden, and former speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi — two Catholics and a Protestant — Metaxas said:
“Wilberfoce suddenly took the Bible seriously that all of us are created in the image of God, to care for the least of these.”
After carefully describing the inhumane treatment of both Jews and Africans by those claiming to be Christians, he asked then answered a question:
“You think you’re better than the Germans of that era? You’re not,” adding: “Whom do we say is not fully human today?”
Obama then went on to speak...and claimed to be a Christian, while throwing out bible verses and saying what's the big deal - Judaism/Christianity/Islam - it's all the same thing.
But back to Metaxas:
...one got the feeling that this was a modern-day, and perhaps more humorous version, of what Old Testament prophets regularly did to Kings of Israel: deliver brutally honest messages from Yahweh with little regard for their personal safety. Only this time, there were no beheadings, only the difficult-to-watch spectacle of seeing a president forced to uncomfortably read a speech which had just been shredded to pieces by a man who couldn’t possibly have known what was coming. And as he did so, the audience in that room likely left with Metaxas’s four-word condemnation, intentional or not, of the 44th president of the United States ringing in their ears:
“God is not fooled.”
And neither are the American people. As Metaxas notes, Obama is not the first to toss around bible verses in the service of things far less than holy...