Jeffrey Kuhner at The Washington Times takes issue with Rick Santorum a bit in regard to what he characterizes as back-pedaling on the question of whether President Barack Obama is a Christian:
Yet Mr. Santorum should have done more than just attack Mr. Obama’s extreme environmentalism. Instead, when confronted by liberal hostility, the Republican social conservative retreated. The record is clear and obvious: The president is more a radical secular progressive than a real Christian. He has more in common with Vladimir Lenin than Jesus Christ.
Well, now, that’s rather harsh, huh? I’m not sure that I would have said anything different than what Rick Santorum said, if I were seeking the office of President of the United States. Here’s the quote:
“I accept the fact the president is a Christian. I’m not questioning the president’s beliefs in Christianity.”
See, it’s not up to a president to define what Christianity is. This is Bishop Lori’s very point to the president in regard to the attack on religious freedom:
“Does the fact that large majorities in society, even large majorities within the protesting religious community, reject a particular religious belief make it permissible for the government to weigh in on one side of that dispute?” [Bishop Lori] asked.
Indeed. So, if Rick Santorum questioned the president’s Christianity, this would beg the question as to how he defines Christianity, and again, that’s not the proper role for a president. At the same time, the rest of us have a right to our opinions on the matter, even if the president’s goons may come after us, and certainly Rick Santorum has a duty to defend the Judeo-Christian ethic our country was founded on, no matter who may attack it.
I don’t even know if the president ever decided on which church he would attend. That’s how little I pay attention to his personal actions in the area of religion. I know Obama quotes Scriptures to justify his policies, and no one in the mainstream media bats an eye at this, but if Rick Santorum mentions anything about religion, there is a mushroom cloud of protest from the Left and lots of shushing from the Right. That, I know. I also know that many non-Catholic Christians and Jews have linked arms with the Catholic Church in protest over the HHS mandate which crushes religious freedom, and this indicates to me a solidarity in the community of faith against President Obama that would not even be necessary if he were serious about his Christianity. It leaves me questioning, at the very least.
What do you think of Kuhner’s claim that President Obama has more in common with Lenin than with Christ? Vote below. I’m very curious to know how my readers answer this question.