The mini-flap (a flapette?) over Rick Warren giving the invocation at St. Obama’s coronation is way past silly. Rick Warren is a Southern Baptist, and, as such, has a worldview that is anathema to Obama’s far-left backers. And yet The One has, cynically in my view, selected Warren.
As a Baptist, I’m pleased. Rick Warren will do just fine, although Franklin Graham is more to my liking — he’s not afraid to pray as all Christians must, in the name of Jesus. Think this isn’t an issue? Check this out from the WaPo. They’re always on the prowl for those of us who would pray to Jesus Christ as the Son of God. Too “exclusive,” you see.
You may pray as you wish, but please don’t expect a Christian to repudiate Jesus. In public prayer, or in private. For, as Jesus tells us in Mark 8:38:
whoever is ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him will the Son of Man also be ashamed when he comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.
So, why is Obama cynical in his selection of Warren? Well, Obama did spend twenty years in an un-Christian, hate-America, hate-white folk place: Trinity United Church of Christ (not!). He only quit the church when his long-time friend, spiritual guide, and pastor, Jeremiah “God-Damn America” Wright, surfaced, like a diseased turd, and came into public view.
Oops. Obama used Trinity as a political stepping stone and ignored what was said and done there. Or, he believed in the Afro-centric, anti-white rhetoric he had to have heard, again and again and again. Neither choice is very good.
Since his election, Obama has gone out of his way to reassure us that he’s actually an American, not a Kenyan or Indonesian muslim radical. And that he’s “pragmatic.”
Yes, he’s all of that. If we define “pragmatic” as doing whatever it takes to seize and hold power. His success to date, at least among the mainstream media, shows that you can, indeed, fool some of the people all of the time.