Obama’s Evolving Christianity

Illinois State Senator Barack Obama in 2004 stating his opposition of same-sex marriage and belief that marriage isn’t a civil right:

Barack Obama in 2004 using Christianity as his basis for not supporting gay marriage:

“I’m a Christian. I do believe that tradition and my religious beliefs say that marriage is something sanctified between a man and a woman.”

Here now is President Barack Obama’s “evolving” in 2012:

“This is something that, you know, we’ve talked about over the years and (Michelle Obama), you know, she feels the same way, she feels the same way that I do. And that is that, in the end the values that I care most deeply about and she cares most deeply about is how we treat other people and, you know, I, you know, we are both practicing Christians and obviously this position may be considered to put us at odds with the views of others but, you know, when we think about our faith, the thing at root that we think about is, not only Christ sacrificing himself on our behalf, but it’s also the Golden Rule, you know, treat others the way you would want to be treated.

A well-meaning, but immature interpretation of the Golden Rule and of Christianity in general. When I think of the Golden Rule, it’s certainly not granting something that goes against basic Christian doctrine, as Obama himself asserted eight years ago.

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