Liberals and Their Pastors

I find it amusing that many conservatives are trying to posit a conservative attitude onto Barack Obama for his pastor’s outspoken positions and the trembling he induces in white America. Time and time again, I hear liberals criticized for picking and choosing the beliefs of their chosen faith. It seems convenient to level this criticism wherever it can be aimed, but hold the presumptive Democratic nominee to Rev. Wright’s views as if he were McCain or somebody.

Get it straight, people. If Obama were a mindless Stepford disciple, he would probably be conservative. If he were a liberal, according to the critics, he would be a member of Chicago’s Trinity UCC in name only, right?

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Todd and his family live in Ames, Iowa. He serves a Catholic parish of both Iowa State students and town residents.
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3 Responses to Liberals and Their Pastors

  1. Gavin says:

    Frankly, that’s exactly what I’ve said all along: he probably only attends on Easter and Christmas. Actually I think the same of conservatives. What’s particularly pathetic about our system now is you’ve always had Republicans saying they are religious just to get votes, and now the Democrats are doing the same lie. Actually that’s what I like about McCain: he doesn’t seem to be using his religious views as a political tool, unlike his fellow GOPers or Obama.

  2. Tony says:

    Dad gum it, Todd, you’re right (as in versus wrong as opposed to versus left).

    Conservatives are judging Obama as if he were a conservative. Kind of like thieves think everyone steals. We generally listen to what our spiritual advisers tell us and take it to heart to change our lives.

    Liberals just hang in the proper church for political expediency, and change their core beliefs when it suits them (oops, I implied that liberals had core beliefs… my bad).

    Rev Wright explained it himself and I’ll paraphrase: Obama is a politician. He has to say what he has to say to get elected.

  3. Michael says:

    Given that you judge others’ faith and practice, and do so with an arrogance worthy of Satan, is it so surprising that decent people (you know, the ones you don’t like) think you’re not Christian?

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