Rudy Giuliani tossed the liberal media some red meat last week at an event for presidential hopeful Scott Walker when he said:
“I do not believe, and I know this is a horrible thing to say, but I do not believe that the president loves America,” Giuliani said during the dinner at the 21 Club, a former Prohibition-era speakeasy in midtown Manhattan. “He doesn’t love you. And he doesn’t love me. He wasn’t brought up the way you were brought up and I was brought up through love of this country.”
“I’ve said repeatedly that (Giuliani) can speak for himself,” Walker told the paper regarding the former mayor’s statements at a Walker fundraiser earlier this week. “The president can defend that.”
Then the big follow-up: “Do you think the president loves America?”
The possible 2016 White House candidate said he’s never asked the president about it.
“I assume most people in this country love America. And to me I don’t think it’s worth getting into the battle over whether he does or he doesn’t,” Walker told the Journal Sentinel. “He can handle that himself. I know I do. And I know there are great people in this country who love this country and who … feel this country’s exceptional and it doesn’t necessarily align by party. I think there are Republicans and Democrats and plenty of people in between. I’ve never asked the president so I don’t really know what his opinions are on that one way or another.”
Walker — who’s in Washington for a weekend meeting of governors — told The Associated Press: “You should ask the president what he thinks about America.”
Ask the president? Ask the President?
Walker was supposed to cave in at that point and “admit” Obama loved America.
But does he? Well, if you recall he does not put his hand over his heart for the National Anthem.
Yet he shows great fondness for the flag of Ghana:
“[F]or the first time in my adult lifetime, I am really proud of my country. And not just because Barack has done well, but because I think people are hungry for change. I have been desperate to see our country moving in that direction…”
“I’ve actually never talked about it or I haven’t read about that,” Walker said.
“I’ve never asked him that,” he added, in response to questions from two Post reporters. “You’ve asked me to make statements about people that I haven’t had a conversation with about that. How [could] I say if I know either of you are a Christian?”
“To me this is a classic example of why people hate Washington and increasingly they dislike the press,” he added. “The things they care about don’t even remotely come close to what you’re asking about.”
Later his office called the reporters and backtracked on this, as Republicans are expected to do.
Walker spokeswoman Jocelyn Webster then called the Post to clarify Walker’s remarks.
“Of course the governor thinks the president is a Christian,” she said.“He thinks these kinds of gotcha questions distract from what he’s doing as governor of Wisconsin to make the state better and make life better for people in his state.”
But let’s take a look at the mountain of evidence on Obama’s Christianity.
Name one deed Obama has done during his time in office that was completely and selflessly done to support Christians. Or Jews. (Don’t worry. I couldn’t think of anything either.)
Now name one deed Obama has done in support of Muslims and Islam. That is a pretty long list.
Recently at the National Prayer Breakfast Obama said:
We have seen professions of faith used both as an instrument of great good but twisted in the name of evil. From a school in Pakistan to the streets of Paris we have seen violence and terror perpetrated by those who profess to stand up for faith – their faith – profess to stand up for Islam but in fact are betraying it.
And lest we get on our high horse and think this is unique to some other place – remember that during the Crusades and the Inquisition committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ.
An interesting pairing of thoughts. Obama admits violence has been happening in the name of Islam but he believes the perpetrators are not truly believers in Islam, but imposters who betray Islam. And then he goes back centuries and blames the Crusades as an example of Christians doing terrible things. Yet he did not say these Christians were betraying the religion. Nor did he mention the reason the Crusades happened in the first place – to repel the invading and murderous Muslims who invaded Europe.
Obama has a pretty consistent record when it comes to defending Islam. But he is quick to condemn Christians and Jews. And his treatment of Israel has been abysmal. And it is clear to many that Obama favors a nuclear Iran to “keep the Jews in check”. But we all know Iran sees a nuclear bomb as an offensive weapon and Israel views the bomb as defensive and a deterrent.
In the Bible, Titus 1 has something to say about people like Obama:
15 To the pure, all things are pure; but to those who are defiled and unbelieving, nothing is pure, but both their mind and their conscience are defiled.
16 They profess to know God, but by their deeds they deny Him, being detestable and disobedient and worthless for any good deed.
And Matthew 7 says:
15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
16 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?
17 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.
18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.
19 Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.
20 Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.
Verse 20 can be translated as “by their deeds” you will know them.
And I think we can look at Obama’s deeds and know where his heart is.
So is Obama a Christian? His deeds would indicate otherwise.
But here is a thought. How about on of the liberal media reporters ask Obama if he is Christian or Muslim? These reporters were upset with Walker’s non answer. Wait until you question Obama.