Tuesday, 24 June 2008

Evangelist accuses Obama of 'distorting' Bible

http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/06/24/evangelical.vote/index.html
Alexander Mooney, CNN
24 Jun 2008


A top U.S. evangelical leader is accusing Sen. Barack Obama of deliberately distorting the Bible and taking a "fruitcake interpretation" of the U.S. Constitution.
James Dobson says Barack Obama is distorting bibical teachings to fit "his own confused theology."
In comments aired on his radio show Tuesday, Focus on the Family founder James Dobson criticized the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee for comments he made in a June 2006 speech to the liberal Christian group Call to Renewal.
In the speech, Obama suggested that it would be impractical to govern based solely on the word of the Bible, noting that some passages suggest slavery is permissible and eating shellfish is disgraceful.
"Which passages of scripture should guide our public policy?" Obama asked in the speech. "Should we go with Leviticus, which suggests slavery is OK and that eating shellfish is an abomination? Or we could go with Deuteronomy, which suggests stoning your child if he strays from the faith? Or should we just stick to the Sermon on the Mount?
"So before we get carried away, let's read our Bible now," Obama said, to cheers. "Folks haven't been reading their Bible."

He also called Jesus' Sermon on the Mount "a passage that is so radical that it's doubtful that our Defense Department would survive its application."
(read more)
http://www.jesuscreed.org/?p=4008
Dobson on Obama (25 Jun 2008) - Scot McKnight, JesusCreed.org

http://elections.foxnews.com/2008/06/24/obama-dobson-is-making-stuff-up-with-bible-criticism/

Obama: Dobson Is ‘Making Stuff Up’ With Bible Criticism (24 Jun 2008) - Foxnews.com

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