President Obama and the Bible seem to have a relationship of convenience.
I hear the President consulted and quoted from the Bible in making his royal fiat Thursday night. Associated Press reported:
President Barack Obama appealed to the Good Book on Thursday evening when he addressed the nation regarding his executive order on immigration amnesty.
During his speech, Obama alluded to the Old Testament law that mandated that the Ancient nation of Israel look after the foreigners among them.
“Scripture tells us that we shall not oppress a stranger, for we know the heart of a stranger –- we were strangers once, too,” said Obama.
“My fellow Americans, we are and always will be a nation of immigrants. We were strangers once, too. And whether our forebears were strangers who crossed the Atlantic, or the Pacific, or the Rio Grande, we are here only because this country welcomed them in, and taught them that to be an American is about something more than what we look like, or what our last names are, or how we worship.”
Interesting how Barack Obama refuses to consider the Bible on any other issue, where his positions find no support or solace, and are condemned as wickedness.
Does this mean all of the “separation of church and state” zealots will be seeking to strike down what he just decreed, since he obviously found his inspiration in Scripture? Consistency demands it, you know.
I’ve got a verse that fits: “You are of your father the devil and your will is to do your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks out of his own character, for he is a liar and the father of lies.” –Jesus in John 8:44
P.S. I can’t help notice the picture I chose for this post. I think the President looks good with those colors. Maybe we can trade him to Mexico for future considerations, and then… just forget about those considerations.