Nathan R. Jessup

God Becomes A Problem For Obama

In America, Breaking News, Obama, Religion on February 24, 2010 at 7:27 pm

Obama’s campaign to remove God from his new America is now facing international challenges.  Recently, the Chicago Council On Global Affairs, after a two-year study, determined the following:

(via Washington Post) American foreign policy is handicapped by a God gap, a narrow, ill-informed and “uncompromising Western secularism” that feeds religious extremism, threatens traditional cultures, and fails to engage and encourage religious groups that promote peace, human rights and the general welfare of their communities.

In the following video Obama mocks the Bible while remarking, “we are no longer a Christian nation”.

So that video was then, and this is now.  Obama’s choice is clear: stay God-neutral while foreign nations grow uneasy, or present a manufactured renewal of your faith to the world.  Strangely, I always believed one’s faith came before everything, not because(who knew foreign policy would eventually bring Obama closer to God?)

(Washington Post continued)

In its report, “Engaging Religious Communities Abroad: A New Imperative for U.S. Foreign Policy,” the council’s 32-member task force warns of a serious “capabilities gap” and recommends that President Obama and his National Security Council make religion “an integral part of our foreign policy.”

The 99-page report was issued Tuesday and delivered to the White House, which is studying the issue, said Thomas Wright, the council’s executive director of studies. Some members of the independent task force also are working with the White House commission and they have been trading notes, Wright said. “We’re confident that everyone agrees this is a priority for this administration, not a matter of if we need to do this but how. We hope this report will give them a framework for how,” Wright said.

It will be interesting to see if the recommendation brings about a ‘change’ in the President’s God policy.

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