Wright's church has a mission statement declaring its purpose to be "agents of change for God who is not pleased with America's economic maldistribution". Wright's webpage declared the church to be "a church whose theological starting perspective starts from the vantage point of Black liberation theology being its center."vii
Wright, in his church bulletin of July 22, 2007, published a Hamas manifesto which defended terrorism, refused to recognise Israel's right to exist, and compared Hamas' official charter to America's Declaration of Independence, even though it calls for Jews to be murdered!viii So here we have the spectacle of a supposedly "Christian" pastor publishing a Muslim terrorist manifesto in his church's bulletin! And this is the evil man Obama has called his mentor and "uncle", and with whom he happily associated for two decades!
When the truth about Wright surfaced for the world to see, Obama claimed to have never heard any of Wright's racist, hate-filled rantings during the twenty years he was a member of his church! He at first refused to disown Wright, but the pressure was on, and if he wanted a shot at the White House he had to distance himself from his pastor. This he accordingly did (and we can be sure, very reluctantly too!). Ann Coulter's sarcasm is true: "If it takes Obama 20 years to notice that his pastor is a traitorous, racist nut-job, it will probably take him his full term in office to realize that the US has been invaded and subdued by al-Qaeda. Let's just hope President Obama pays closer attention during national security briefings than he did during 20 years of the Rev. Wright's church services." ix
But Jeremiah Wright was not Barack Obama's only radical ecclesiastical buddy. The next gem he has associated with, and spoken of as one of his spiritual mentors, is a Roman Catholic priest by the name of Michael Pfleger. This man, a strong supporter of Louis Farrakhan, was invited to speak at Wright's church, at the invitation of Otis Moss, Wright's replacement and a longstanding friend of Obama's, a man described by Obama as a "wonderful young pastor." Well, this "wonderful young pastor" invited Popish priest Pfleger to speak, calling him "a friend of Trinity… a brother beloved… a preacher par excellence… a prophetic, powerful pulpiteer… our friend… our brother."
The priestly "preacher par excellence", the "prophet", Michael Pfleger, stood up behind the pulpit of Obama's church and let rip. Here is part of the transcription of his sermon: "When Hillary [Clinton] was crying [here Pfleger gestured tears, which caused the audience to roar with laughter] – and people said that was put on – I don’t really believe it was put on. I really believe that she just always thought, ‘This is mine. I’m Bill’s wife. I’m white. And this is mine. And I just’ gotta get up. And step into the plate.’ And then out of nowhere came, ‘Hey, I’m Barack Obama.’ And she said, ‘Oh, d-n! Where did you come from? [at this point the crowd was ecstatic, and Pfleger himself was screaming]. I’m white! I’m entitled! There’s a black man stealing my show’ [Sob]. She wasn't the only one crying. There was a whole lotta white people crying!"x
Oh, a real "preacher par excellence", this one.
Continuing with his diatribe from the pulpit, Pfleger claimed that white people have a moral obligation to surrender their assets, which, he suggested, properly belong to blacks. Communist ideology, plain and simple! Yet this is a man Barack Obama has described as another of his spiritual mentors!
So as regards Obama's claim that he is a "devout Christian" of "deep faith": it's just not true. He is a Marxist with deep sympathy for the Islamic religion. He belonged to a church, yes, but a church preaching the diabolical doctrines of liberation theology (religious Communism), a church full of racist white-haters and lovers of Islam. These things alone show that he is not, by any stretch of the imagination, a Christian. But there is much, much more evidence:
He has lied about his Muslim background, adamantly insisting he was never a Muslim. Yet his own sister says he was, and when he went to a Roman Catholic school in 1968 he was registered as a citizen of Indonesia and a Muslim.xi He himself has admitted that he studied the Koran at a public school in Jakarta, and his former principal remembers him studying the recitation of the Koran in Arabic. There can be no doubt that Obama was a Muslim, at least at one time. And true Christians do not consistently lie like he has.
And then too, when we examine the kind of "Christianity" he professes to hold now – even aside from the liberation theology blasphemy of his pastor – we are given still further proof that his "Christianity" is a farce. In an interview in 2004 he said that Christians "may presume a set of doctrines" that "I don't necessarily subscribe to." He added, "If all it took was someone proclaiming I believe [in] Jesus Christ and that he died for my sins, and that's all there was to it, people wouldn't have to keep coming to church, would they?" Asked to define sin, he replied, "Being out of alignment with my values" (an answer as far removed form the biblical definition in 1 Jn. 3:4 as it is possible to be!). And asked if he believes in heaven, he replied, "Do I believe in the harps and clouds and wings? I don't presume to have knowledge of what happens after I die." In fact, he identified "heaven" with feeling that he cares for his daughters and that he is teaching them his mother's values! In his book, Audacity of Hope, he said that when his daughter asked him about the afterlife and he told her she was too young to worry about it, "I wondered whether I should have told [my daughter] the truth, that I wasn't sure what happens when we die, any more than I was sure of where the soul resides or what existed before the Big Bang."
Now if Obama was a true Christian, he would love the Lord Jesus Christ, and know who He is! Yet when asked, "Who's Jesus to you?" he replied, "Jesus is an historical figure for me, and he's also a bridge between God and man, in the Christian faith, and one that I think is powerful precisely because he serves as that means of us reaching something higher. And he's also a wonderful teacher. I think it's important for all of us, of whatever faith, to have teachers in the flesh and also teachers in history."xii
To him, then, the Lord Jesus Christ was merely a figure in history, a great teacher among many other great teachers, and one bridge between God and man, but certainly not the only one.