That Muslim Obama

Er, did I miss something here?

During an interview on “Fox News Sunday,” which was filmed after Saturday’s rally, Beck claimed that Obama “is a guy who understands the world through liberation theology, which is oppressor and victim.”

“People aren’t recognizing his version of Christianity,” Beck added.

…snip….

Beck made the remarks in answer to a question about his previous accusation that Obama was a “racist” who has “a deep-seated hatred for white people.” He contended that that statement “was not accurate” and that he had “miscast” Obama’s religious beliefs as racism.

…snip….

Beck, on his Fox News show Tuesday, said that liberation theology is at the core of Obama’s “belief structure.”

“You see, it’s all about victims and victimhood; oppressors and the oppressed; reparations, not repentance; collectivism, not individual salvation. I don’t know what that is, other than it’s not Muslim, it’s not Christian. It’s a perversion of the gospel of Jesus Christ as most Christians know it,” Beck said.

Source

(edits made to isolate Beck’s statements from the chaff of retorts and speculation)

Now, I am no Beck fan.  His mannerisms are obnoxious, at best, and he tends to say some really, really stupid things.  Even so, he tends to hit the nail on the head on occasion, and I can follow a majority of his more conspiratorial stuff.

Having said that, whether he is right or wrong here is irrelevant.  Why does the “brand of Christianity” matter?  This is reminds me of how everyone was worried the Vatican would have a proxy puppet in JFK (no, I was not alive, but I have read the history).

Now, I often speak about how I will no longer be shouted down for calling things truthfully and with good intention.  I do not believe questioning Obama is racism, I see it as patriotism.  However, this whole “Muslim” attack meme is an act of racism disguised in anti-Muslim fervor.  For example:

This is not productive dialogue, and will only serve to get out a less informed voter:  the bigot.

I fully believe it was racism that won the election for Obama.  It is a shame.  It would be a further shame if it were racism that got him removed from office.

This man has performed fairly miserably, while being given an impossible hand to play.  Yes, as a senator he was part of the problem…but repairing it was something I am unsure anyone could do.

Regardless, he could have made a good start by just living up to his campaign promises.

Now, I want you to notice that I just gave a reasonably well informed monologue for the pro’s and con’s of our POTUS, while not mentioning his religion, race, or sexual actions.  It is a rare thing to find such dialogue in politics today.  However, each of you can help by demanding the dialogue to rise above the petty and meaningless.

I am fortunate to be a part of two separate forums where people are, for the most part, civil to each other and provide solid and well thought out reasons for their positions.  Perhaps the whole nation can find such discourse.

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