Last week, we began our campaign trail series, “MOVE 2008” with a little diatribe about ‘Focus on the Family’ founder and beloved evangelical leader, James Dobson, calling out Barack Obama for biblical revisionism.
Not a day after that story went public, a Web site was launched aptly titled, “JamesDobsonDoesntSpeakForMe.com” was put into the cyber-verse for all those concerned. Of course, you presume an Obama fan, staffer or strategist would be the culprit behind it. However, I’m sure Colorado Springs was buzzing when word came out that no other than Rev. Kirbyjon Caldwell was the Site’s mastermind.
Yeah, THAT Caldwell – Bush 43 consultant, spiritual adviser, officiant of Jenna Bush’s wedding and pastor of one of the most prestigious churches in the country. Check out the story from the Washington Post. Ya’ think when the morning paper and presidential cup of Dunkin’ Donuts hit the Resolute Desk, President Bush was scratching his back where that knife wound was left?
“I think it’s a crime and a shame that Senator Obama has had to explain the fact that he’s a Christian,” Caldwell said in a recent interview. “Criticize his politics. Criticize his stance on whatever, but don’t question his faith. Never in the history of American politics has someone said that he is a Christian and someone came back to say, ‘No you’re not.'”
He’s right, you know. Just because some misguided and delusional rednecks out there make light (Shoot, light? More like a solar flare) out of Barack Hussein Obama’s controversial middle name, people have presumed he was Muslim from jump street. Although that is incorrect, unfortunate and just sad, Caldwell really should see Dobson’s point of view as well.
This homogenized ‘we-are-the-world’ theology that is being propagated by Hollywood and Capitol Hill is revolting. The Bible says what it says, and simply because the Holy Writ doesn’t appear as P.C. as the rest of these lukewarm, pew warming tools on the coasts, doesn’t mean you have carte blanche to rewrite a psalm for complete inclusion.
Personally, I think many evangelists are attacking Obama on the street of religious belief is because ‘their horse in this race’ isn’t even parking his “Straight Talk” bus anywhere on the pavement. And, according to the enclosed slick ad and strategic political speak, Obama is having a flippin’ block party.