Tag: Wright

The Case Against Barack Obama: Theology/Worldview

Most political analysts refuse to enter the field of theology and worldview. They prefer instead to just look at the externals of a person’s policies. Yet all externals proceed from what is internal. The questions need to be asked: What does a person believe to be ultimate reality? What principles guide his thinking? How are those ideas then translated into policy? For Obama, as with anyone, we must begin at the beginning. Both of Obama’s parents were decidedly on the… Read more »

The Media & Evangelical Presidential Candidates

I’ve mentioned double standards so often when it comes to media coverage that I’m afraid we can become numb to the ongoing hypocrisy. Yet I must point to another example today. Remember how outraged the media was when they discovered that candidate Barack Obama was a member of a church where the pastor, Jeremiah Wright, was an advocate of the terrorist organization Hamas and who infamously declared that America should be damned by God? You don’t recall that outrage? Well,… Read more »

In Support of Israel–Unlike Our President

If anyone still retained any doubt about where President Obama stands on the Israeli-Palestinian issue, that doubt should be gone now. In his speech yesterday, the president actually called for Israel to return to its pre-1967 borders. History reminder: in 1967, the nation of Israel fought the Six-Day War against its Arab “neighbors”—that term is more outlandish than descriptive. As a result of that war, this tiny country added more territory, which has caused great consternation in the Arab world… Read more »

Obama's Religious Beliefs

A poll stunned the news media last week, and its reverberations haven’t ceased. Fully one in five Americans believe Obama is a Muslim. Reaction from the White House and the news media has been identical: no, that’s mistaken—Obama is a Christian. Even conservative commentators and news media have taken up the same chant. What’s the truth? First, I don’t believe Obama is a Muslim. To be a real Muslim, he would have to be adhering to all the tenets of… Read more »

Put Race Behind Us

Do I really want to write about racism again? Not really. But the accusations continue to spread. The latest people accused of racism are those on the House Ethics Panel. Why? Well, they have investigated Charlie Rangel [see an earlier post] and now Rep. Maxine Waters. The charges against Waters are significant. She’s accused of trying to get TARP funds for a bank connected with her husband. He owns considerable stock in it; she would have benefited greatly financially if that had… Read more »

Needed: A New Strategy

Here’s something you might have missed if you watch only the mainstream media. A couple days ago, in Chicago, the so-called Rev. Jeremiah Wright awarded himself (yes, you read that correctly), radical Catholic priest Michael Pfleger, and the disturbingly racist Louis Farrakhan “Living Legend” awards. The only Chicago personality missing was Prof. William Ayers, another great American. Now, the quiz: which American president is very connected with all these individuals? What’s that? Not a tough enough question? How about this one: which American… Read more »