Thursday, August 21, 2008

Barack and the Bible

My sister-in-law sent this to my wife, who sent it to me:

The video above is produced by a 527 group called PhForAmerica. This is the full passage of the speech, from Obama's own Senate Web site:
Which passages of Scripture should guide our public policy? Should we go with Leviticus, which suggests slavery is ok and that eating shellfish is abomination? How about Deuteronomy, which suggests stoning your child if he strays from the faith? Or should we just stick to the Sermon on the Mount - a passage that is so radical that it's doubtful that our own Defense Department would survive its application? So before we get carried away, let's read our bibles. Folks haven't been reading their bibles.
Many evangelical Christians have read the Bible cover to cover, and have studied its most important passages extensively in Sunday schools and Bible study classes. Many self-taught fundamentalist laymen can cite chapter and verse all day long. These people would be deeply offended by a politician lecturing them that "Folks haven't been reading their bibles."

UPDATE: Linked at AOSHQ Headlines. Thanks.


  1. It's an abomination that you goyim continue to eat shellfish.

  2. Your "thank you" link to Ace just goes back to this page. Should it link to Ace's page?

  3. Fixed the link. BTW, I stopped eating shellfish many years ago. That stuff's nasty. Just look at it.

    Lobster? A giant aquatic cockroach.

  4. Correction: It's a DELICIOUS giant aquatic cockroach.

  5. Shellfish is "unclean" (in King James anyway, maybe
    "innapropriate for the chosen people" would work). Necrophillia and beastiality are "confusion". Sacrificing your children to a crude caricature of the One True Godis "abomination".
    "Skimming" isn't the same as "reading", and neither Leviticus nor Deuteronomy
    "suggest" anything.