Religious right criticize Obama for not being the “right kind of Christian”

He’ll Never Win With Extremists

By James Turnage:

I’ve been reading how the extreme righties are criticizing Mr. Obama for not being the “right kind of Christian”. If the “right kind of Christian” means hating all other religions, then they’re right. The United States of America is not a Christian country. It was never meant to be.

What Mr. Obama is doing is what the TEA Partiers have been ranting about. He is following the Constitution. The first amendment: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”

In 1802 in a letter to the Danbury Baptists, Thomas Jefferson used the phrase “separation of church and state”, which the Supreme Court has used in its decisions repeatedly.

Politics and religion do not mix. They are diametrically opposed. Politics is the evil procreation of an ambitious government. Religion is the worship of a deity. Politics is all about money and power. Religion is, or should be, about attaining a higher level of spirituality.

In 1960 many proclaimed the U.S. would never elect a Catholic as President. Most doubted, and, unfortunately, some feared, that an African American could become President. The radical religious right will guarantee that an atheist will never be our Nation’s leader.

The question I ask is too simple for most to comprehend. Do we want a man or woman who is qualified and dedicated to the betterment of our country, while following the Constitution, or do we want to elect a religious leader who will tell us what to do?