For a political party that’s uniquely hostile to Christianity but not other religions, it is strange to say the least that the Democrats don’t hesitate to invoke the Lord’s name when it suits their purpose. The best case in point is the Democrats’ deification of Obama in 2008.
Writing for WND, Sept. 3, 2012, Drew Zahn reminds us of these grotesque examples:
- A website in 2008, which called itself “Is Barack Obama the Messiah?,” carried this quote: “OBAMA BE THY NAME, THY CHANGE WILL COME, THY WILL BE DONE …”
- In an interview with the Associated Press, British pop singer Sting said Obama could be the divine answer to the world’s problems: “In many ways, he’s sent from God, because the world’s a mess.”
- Maggie Mertens, associate editor of the student newspaper Smithsophian at Massachusetts’ Smith College, wrote that “I will follow him” because “Obama is my Jesus”.
- An artist, Michael D’Antuono, painted a portrait of Obama in a Christ-like pose with a crown of thorns.
- Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan declared that when Obama talks, “the Messiah is absolutely speaking.”
- Even the Dutch were similarly stricken with the messianic zeal. Extolling Obamacare, an editorial in the Dutch newspaper Politiken in 2009 actually declared that “Obama is, of course, greater than Jesus.”
- Obama himself encouraged the idolatry. In a speech on January 7, 2008, at Dartmouth College just before the New Hampshire Primary, the POS told the gullible students: “A light will shine through that window, a beam of light will come down upon you, you will experience an epiphany, and you will suddenly realize that you must go to the polls and vote” for Obama.
Flash forward to today. To quote Yogi Bera, it’s déjà vu all over again.
The streets surrounding the 2012 Democratic National Convention site are dotted with vendors selling Obama-themed merchandise. David Weigel of Slate.com came across a photo calendar made by James Hickman and being hawked by Hickman’s nephew.
Weigel writes that most of the calendar’s months are filled with photos of Obama and factoids about the history of black Americans, but for the August entry (the month of Obama’s birth), the page features Obama’s purported short-form birth certificate and the words, “Heaven Sent: For God so loved the world, that he have his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life – John 3:16.”
John 3:16 refers to Jesus Christ as the Son of God. But the calendar, with Obama’s purported birth certificate and a photo of the POS with sunlight streaming down on his profile, implies the “heaven sent” is not Jesus, but Obama.
In a separate video posted by James Hickman, he urges Americans “to get out and vote for” Obama and that “I give up love and everything to Obama.” Hickman’s speech is immediately followed by Obama adoring signs: “I love you President Obama! God bless you!” and “God has spoken … another 4 yrs!”
I have a better Bible quote for Hickman and all the Obama idolators:
“And no wonder, for even Satan masquerades as an angel of light.” -2 Corinthians 11:14
H/t FOTM’s Grouchy Fogie