[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]If Obama is a Christian with a love for Jesus Christ, then he certainly has an interesting way of showing it. When he talks about the Koran, the religious text of Islam, he refers to it as the ‘holy’ Koran. However, the Holy Bible, the word of God in the form of a collection of text central to Christianity, does not get such reverence from Obama. When he refers to it by name, it is simply ‘the bible.’ However, during his recent appearance at the Catholic-Evangelical Leadership Summit, held at Georgetown University, Obama went even further in his lack of reverence for the Holy Bible during a panel discussing poverty. He outright perverted the Bible as he used it to disrespect Jesus Christ.
[/vc_column_text][banner300 banner=”5517620b381df”][vc_column_text]As he told a story about walks discussing policy with his chief-of-staff, Obama egregiously misquoted Matthew 26:11 and painted Jesus as a cynic when it comes to poverty. In this Bible verse, Jesus says, “The poor you will always have, but you will not always have me.” What Jesus means is that poverty is something that exists, despite any efforts to eradicate it. Our world is not a perfect world, it is a fallen one. There is no such thing, despite the best efforts by Democrats to convince us otherwise, as utopia. One would think the government, especially Democrats, would have grown to know by now that these words ring true.
Since America’s ‘war on poverty’ was begun by Democrat President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1964, the country has spent more than $22 trillion supposedly fighting poverty. To put this in perspective, this is more than our entire national debt which is over $18 trillion.
Today, over 50 years later, there has been relatively no gain in this war against poverty, as reported by the Heritage Foundation in 2014.
This week, the Census Bureau will most likely report that the poverty rate last year was about 14 percent, essentially the same rate as in 1967, three years after the War on Poverty was announced. As Chart 1 shows, according to the Census, there has been no net progress in reducing poverty since the mid to late 1960s. Since that time, the poverty rate has undulated slowly, falling by two to three percentage points during good economic times and rising by a similar amount when the economy slows. Overall, the trajectory of official poverty for the past 45 years has been flat or slightly upward.
[/vc_column_text][banner300 banner=”553157113d3ff”][vc_column_text]But these facts did not stop Obama from blaspheming the Word of God and attacking Jesus Christ while speaking to a group of Catholics. (emphasis mine)
“One of the things I’m always concerned about is cynicism,” Obama said. “My chief of staff, Denis McDonough, we take walks around the South Lawn, usually when the weather is good. And a lot of it is policy talk, sometimes it’s just talk about values. And one of our favorite sayings is our job is to guard against cynicism, particularly in this town. And I think it’s important for us to guard against cynicism and not buy the idea that the poor will always be with us and there’s nothing we can do, because there’s a lot we can do. The question is, do we have the political will, the communal will to do something about it.”
So there you have it. Barack Obama, by his words, describes the words of Christ as cynicism. Perhaps we should not be surprised. After all, he has never chastised anyone for slandering the name of Jesus. Instead Obama said, “The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam.”