President Barack Obama is typical of most narcissists who say what they think their audience wants to hear. If there is any backlash, they usually resort to a well-rehearsed list of excuses or defenses.
This is what happened when Obama decided to buck 6,000 years of tradition and reinterpreted the Bible to serve his own political purposes.
When Obama voiced his personal opinion on same-sex marriages, he didn’t consider the 95% of black voters who contributed to his historic election in 2008 — more than half of whom are opposed to same-sex marriage.
In each of the 30 states where gay marriage is banned, black voters were contributing factors.
Black voters make up between 15% and 30% of the voting pool in key states. But Obama didn’t care about the black vote in 2008, so he certainly isn’t concerned with the black vote now.
What does concern the president and his advisers are the evangelical churches whose denominations are mostly conservative. That is why, in the hours after his historic announcement on May 9, one of the first people Obama reached out to was the Rev. Joel C. Hunter, the pastor of a large conservative megachurch in Florida (pictured above).
Mr. Obama and his staff quietly went into damage control by reaching out to 8 ministers of large congregations in a conference call last week.
“Some of the faith communities are going to be afraid that this is an attack against religious liberty,” Mr. Hunter remembered telling the president, according to the NY Times.
“Absolutely not,” Mr. Obama insisted. “That’s not where we’re going, and that’s not what I want.”
Mr. Hunter, who considers Obama a close friend, said “I’m not at all surprised he didn’t call me before because I would have tried to talk him out of it.”
Mr. Hunter added: “One of the reasons he called was to make sure our relationship would be fine, and of course it would be.”
But the president didn’t score any points with a few of the ministers on the conference call, who told him they didn’t agree with his interpretation of the scriptures which defines marriage as a union between a man and a woman.
Pastor Jack Graham said, “At the source of the same sex marriage issue is the spiritual emptiness of a nation which has forgotten God and denied His Word.”
Albert Mohler said, “President Obama’s evolution ends.”
Bryant Wright, president of the Southern Baptist Convention, said, “A very sad day for America when the president comes out in support of same sex marriage. No surprise, but deeply troubling for our future!”
And Ralph Reed summed it up clearly when he said: “Obama’s announcement is a gift to the Romney campaign.”
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