Obama administration advising black pastors on how to get out the vote

From the Blaze.

Excerpt:

Representative Emanuel Cleaver of Missouri revealed on MSNBC Tuesday that lawyers from the ACLU, IRS administrators, and even Attorney General Eric Holder will soon be speaking with hundreds of pastors in the African-American community on how they can best comport themselves throughout the 2012 election.

“We will have representatives from nine denominations who actually pastor somewhere in the neighborhood of about 10 million people,” he said, “and we’re going to first of all equip them with the information they need to know about what they can say and what they cannot say in the church that would violate their 501c3 status with the IRS.” [Emphasis added]

While they won’t specifically tell people whom to vote for, the respected speakers will discuss “draconian” (hint) voter identification laws, and the Congressional Black Caucus expects the move will only help the Obama’s campaign.

[…]Reports have noted that Obama alienated members of the African American community after endorsing gay marriage and overseeing an increase of the African American unemployment rate to roughly 14% (nearly 35% for teenagers).

This is one of those curious things that confuse people about Christianity – the number of people who claim to be Christians but who are clearly not Christians in serious sense of the term. Let me be clear. There is no such thing as an authentic Christian who votes in favor of partial birth abortion, the redefinition of marriage, subsidies for those who have babies out of wedlock, and increased economic dependence on a secular leftist state which is hostile to Christian evangelism and school choice.

For the record, I am a colored Protestant, and I have darker skin than Obama. I am a real Christian, and it doesn’t matter to me what Obama looks like when I’m voting. I vote based on Christian convictions, not tribalism and racism. There is no support for redistribution of wealth from families to government in the Bible. On the contrary, there is support for private property and meaningful work and private charity. It’s up to each Christian to be informed and to vote accordingly.

5 thoughts on “Obama administration advising black pastors on how to get out the vote”

  1. Don’t worry, the ACLU will put a stop to this transparent violation of the “separation of church and state.” Wait, what’s that?! The ACLU is part of the process? Shocking.

    It isn’t surprising that they are focusing on those supposedly racist voter ID laws that even flaming liberals in other countries realize are as practical as can be. The real racism is assuming that if you have a certain skin color then you are too stupid to get a free government ID.

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  2. I agree that Christians should not vote “in favor of partial birth abortion, the redefinition of marriage,” etc. I vehemently disagree that any of us have a right to read other believers out of the faith should they do so. There is nothing in Scripture that ties being born again to how a person votes. Therefore, if we step in to say what Scripture does not say, we tread on forbidden ground. Certainly we have a right to attempt to persuade Christians on how their vote might best honor Christ. But to make declarations on a person’s salvation based on how they vote is not ours to do.

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  3. So you don’t think Obama is an authentic Christian. That much is clear. I get that.

    But are you really suggesting that true Christians are obliged to vote only for candidates who are themselves “authentic” Christians?

    You actually seem to be saying that this political choice for voters represents a test of THEIR Christianity? Perhaps you take all of this all for granted – but it’s actually quite stunning.

    Is that what your own Christian convictions tell you?

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  4. “For the record, I am a colored Protestant, and I have darker skin than Obama. I am a real Christian, and it doesn’t matter to me what Obama looks like when I’m voting. I vote based on Christian convictions, not tribalism and racism. There is no support for redistribution of wealth from families to government in the Bible. On the contrary, there is support for private property and meaningful work and private charity. It’s up to each Christian to be informed and to vote accordingly.”

    Wow, AMEN! I know you operate rather anonymously here but this gives us a little window into who you are.
    God bless you Wintery Knight!

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