Christians optimistic but disappointed in Obama

This story is so stupid I had to post it. It's like sticking your hand in a fire and being surprised you get burned!

Conservative evangelical and Catholic leaders who went out on a political limb (aka abandoning core beliefs) by aligning themselves with the Obama administration are expressing feelings ranging from disappointment to optimism in their reaction to the president's decisions so far on culture war issues.

Although most of President Barack Obama's moves on abortion and stem cell research have been expected, some right-leaning Christian leaders who took a risk sitting down at the table with a Democratic president feel that several major decisions fall short of the common ground Obama had promised on divisive social issues. Nawww, really?

Obama's reversal of Bush-era restrictions on federal funding for embryonic stem cell research is the latest example.

"Thus far, I have been disappointed to see little give. There's been a lot of take," said the Rev. Frank Page, a former president of the Southern Baptist Convention who serves on a month-old advisory board to Obama's White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. "I've seen little give in the area of relating to the evangelical community as far as life issues." Frank, newsflash, you're being used!

Others point out that Obama is, after all, a Democrat and supporter of keeping abortion legal - and he has promised to proceed with caution on stem cells. Not to mention every Christian with a brain should have known this long before they voted.

Obama "is not doing anything he hasn't said he was going to do during the campaign," said the Rev. Joel Hunter, an evangelical megachurch pastor from Orlando, Fla., and another advisory board member. "So I am not enthusiastic, but I'm not disappointed, because we knew what to expect. I'm encouraged he is not totally flipping to the other side. We've got to be patient here."
Huh? This guy is a megaidiot! What do you think will happen Joel? Obama will wake up one morning and suddenly be pro-life, pro-family join your facade of a church and live in peace and harmony?

One of the four main priorities of Obama's faith-based office is to find ways to reduce the abortion rate, an attempt at common ground. But shortly after taking office, Obama lifted restrictions on federal funding of international family planning groups that perform abortions or provide information about the procedure. If you kill a generation either by abortion or treating them like crops to be harvested for the medical market, eventually abortion rates will fall as fewer people are even born.

Obama's nomination of Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, a Catholic who supports abortion rights (There is no such thing) in conflict with church teachings, for health and human services secretary also has stirred the old culture war divisions.


Douglas Kmiec, a Pepperdine University law professor, Catholic opponent of abortion and former Reagan administration lawyer who became a lightning rod in the Catholic community for endorsing Obama, said he was encouraged by the administration's first seven weeks. What drug is he on?

He cited the abortion reduction goal, provisions in the stimulus package to help the poor and Senate approval of an expansion of State Children's Health Insurance Program, which Catholics on the left have promoted as a way to improve socio-economic conditions and reduce abortion rates.

Bottom line: Most of these so called pastors would not vote for Jesus if he ran for office because his ideas would be to restrictive and he would not seek enough "common ground" to lull these fools and their sad followers into a hypnotic trance.