The Southern Baptist Convention's top public-policy expert says that Christians who still support President Obama are not using their heads.
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Richard Land, president of the SBC Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, said on the Jan. 28 broadcast of Richard Land Live that while he believes Obama faces an uphill battle for re-election, he is surprised that so many Christians still back the president.
"I know Christians who support Obama," Land said. "I don't question their faith, but I do question their judgment."
Land said the Obama administration has waged a "full-fledged war to move us from freedom of religion to merely freedom of worship, implying that one's faith is only a private matter and that exercising that faith in public is not a protected right."
Land called a new rule requiring insurance plans to cover birth control -- including those paid for by religious employers that believe artificial birth control is a sin -- a "horrible decision" that poses a problem not just for faiths that object to birth control.
"Will our religious affiliated groups be forced to hire people who oppose our faith?" he asked. "Will the government force a curriculum on our schools and our homeschoolers? Just a few years ago these possibilities seemed beyond the realm of possibility. Now they seem very real."
Land said people who claim to be conservative, evangelical Christians "are exercising very poor judgment" if "they continue to support a president who is squelching their religious freedoms." The reason it happens, he said, is that "people are not terribly rational."
SOURCE: Associated Baptist Press