|Obama's Marxist Faith Is Legitimate Campaign Issue|
Election 2012: Normally a president's faith is a personal, not political, matter and should be left alone. But Obama's faith dictates his political agenda, and therefore is fair game as a campaign issue.
GOP presidential front-runner Rick Santorum did not go "well over the line," as the White House howled, when he questioned Obama's faith during a recent speech. He didn't go far enough.
Santorum said Obama practices a "phony theology" not based on the Bible. He said it's tied to his agenda and led by "radicals" like the Rev. Jeremiah Wright.
Both are true statements. But there's more.
What he also could have said, but stopped short of saying, is that Obama's faith — Black Liberation Theology (BLT) — is actually a front for Marxism and communism. That makes it not only a legitimate topic of discussion, but a critical issue worth investigating.
If only the mainstream media would. Thanks to their refusal, Pew recently found 43% of Americans don't know what Obama's religion is. As we said in a series that ran on these pages in the run-up to the 2008 election, it's important they find out.
BLT, in fact, is the Rosetta stone for understanding Obama and his agenda, decoding his rhetoric, and divining where he plans to take this country. Here is a primer:
• The doctrine is an explicitly Marxist interpretation of the Bible whose aim is to stir up class and race hatred.
• BLT combines the teachings of Christ with those of Marx to justify the overthrow of the capitalist system.
• It does not believe the Bible is inerrant. Hence, it can be, as Obama put it, "modified to accommodate modern life."
• A core tenet holds that Christ was a black revolutionary oppressed and "lynched" by white Roman colonists, and that he delivered a liberating message of social and political change. He was not for all but only for the poor and oppressed — a liberator, not a personal redeemer.
• BLT ignores the epistles of Paul and the other apostles since they accept the institution of slavery that existed at the time.
• It also rejects heaven as "pie in the sky" and instead advocates changing the world in the here and now, something that Obama has said he found "very attractive."
• As professor James Cone, the father of BLT, once explained it, "Black theology seeks to prepare all nonwhites for revolutionary action."