As I mentioned in a previous entry, politics and religion usually aren't very good together. When preachers try to sneak politics into sermons, they end up preaching the word of Sean Hannity more than the Word of God. One of the latest pundit preachers is Rev. James David Manning, who loves to refer to President Obama as "that long-legged mack daddy."
Here is just a sample of his craziness:
Apparently Rev. Manning has not read the FactCheck.org article debunking the whole "Obama is from Keya" crap. Also, apparently he didn't read the parts of the Bible about praying for our leaders (1 Timothy 2:1-2), submitting to the governing authorities (Romans 13:1), and neither spreading slander (Leviticus 19:16) nor bearing false testimony against our neighbors (Exodus 20:16).
Now don’t get me wrong and think that I’m a “brown shirt,” as Orly Taitz would say, who thinks that Obama is the Messiah. I have my disagreements with the president, especially about abortion. And as both Christians and Americans, we need to speak up when we disagree with our government. However, we need to do so in a civil manner, without resorting to lies and slanders. And it's pretty clear that the whole "birther" movement is based on nothing but lies and slanders.
(I should point out that not all conservatives are drinking the birther Kool-Aide. Bill O’Reilly debunked it last year on his show, and Michelle Malkin compared the birther movement to the 9/11 “truther” movement. Shoot, even Ann Coulter thinks the birthers are crazy!)
Hopefully it will only a matter of time before all this will pass and we can go back to discussing important issues, like health care reform and the economy. In the meantime, at least Manning is giving us here at Disturbed Christians plenty to write about!