Why doesn’t someone ask Obama what’s changed about his Christianity that brought about this evolution? Squaring your opinion with “a whole bunch of religious sensitivities” is not the same as contending that you’re opposed to gay marriage “as a Christian — for me — for me as a Christian, it is also a sacred union.” It makes no sense.
Who am I kidding? No one cares. What’s clear is that Obama isn’t shy about pulling in religion when it suits his political needs. Christianity is a means of bolstering progressive ideals. For years, I’ve been hearing how twisting faith for political purposes corrodes American democracy. It was a selective concern. And if David Axelrod is telling the truth – and it seems to me, the purpose of this story is to let us know that the president was always enlightened – what are we to make of the long-winded fairy tale about how his daughters helped him see the light to ABC’s Robin Roberts in 2012? What we learn is that president is pretty big BSer, but not a very good liar. Not that anyone seems to be too concerned.