Barack Obama is facing his own version of Sophie's Choice. He is going to commit a constituency abortion in the coming days. But who will it be? The black evangelical church goers he continues to try to fool? Or the radical homosexual activist mafia who has thus far funded his presidential campaign? It's a situation of his own poor judgment and one that is likely to throw a major wrench into his efforts to win the Democratic nomination for President.
It didn't have to be this way...
A number of weeks ago Barack Obama began barnstorming black and mega churches, talking the very close talk to actual Christianity without actually ever admitting to any of it. His vapid remarks about his vague faith were enough to appease the hyped up masses. No mention of his own actual conversion to the Christianity of the scriptures, only a lot of references to his home church in Chicago, (where Dr. Jeremiah Wright will be as likely to drop the "f-word" as he will be to quote from a scriptural text,) his story of working with churches to achieve some community project funding, an "Amen to Rick Warren" for letting him share the gospel of solving AIDS by telling Africans to fornicate all the more - but using a small piece of plastic as their Savior, and of course advancing his crusade to extend the inner city genocide of black children all under the code of "choice."
Like I said, not a whole lot of Biblical Christianity wrapped into the stump speech.
His get out the "Gospel Vote" strategy is one way he plans to make headway against Hillary, who herself has been known on more than one occasion to fake - among other things - a "hallelujah" while being the only pasty worshiper in a church auditorium full of energy. If Obama can corner the market on black voters - then Hillary's chances begin to spiral and her otherwise flimsy persona just shreds to pieces.
Which is why this week took such an interesting turn…
Barack Obama invited Grammy winning gospel artist Pastor Donnie McClurkin to headline a series of concerts that would do two things - raise awareness of the African AIDS crisis, and the much more important part - raise some money for Presidential Candidate Barack Obama.
Almost immediately the radical homosexuals that had been among the largest donor groups to the Obama campaign lost it. Press releases were sent, press conferences were held, the envelope pushing homosexual bloggers picked up on it - and within minutes demands were being made to drop McClurkin from the concert.
Simply put - Pastor Donnie McClurkin is an anathema to the radical homosexual lobby. Not his message - but him personally, his life, his own experience.
When Donnie was eight, he has related many times, an older man began to abuse him. That abuse caused Donnie to wander for years and to wonder about who he was. He practiced homosexual behavior and lifestyle early on, and then something changed. His own story of realizing that he was sinning in the choices he made brought him to the path that God had for him all along - to really know Christ as Savior, to trust him with all that was within him, and to even be able to have this "curse" be removed from his life.
McClurkin now pastors a church on Long Island, New York that is busy about the Kingdom business. And one aspect among many of what they offer is help for those who are hurt by the behavior and indoctrination of homosexuality. Many have found, and are finding healing - through God, better choices, and the love and support that only Christians offer.
THAT is what so offends the radical homosexuals who are funding the Obama campaign.
So much so that Obama came out a day later to repudiate McClurkin, his beliefs, his experience, and his ministry. (But he still wants him to sing, 'cause we gotta raise the money for the campaign.)
To add insult to injury Obama then decided to invite an openly homosexual white "minister" to say a few words. Even openly homosexual black activists from the Clinton administration called this decision disastrous. It is seen as offensive to the large majority of African Americans who will attend a "gospel" concert.
Obama is now at the crossroads, having rhetorically thrown Pastor McClurkin under the bus - while pragmatically holding him to his contracted agreement to appear (gotta raise the money), he has most likely made his choice - offend the black Christians and lose the votes rather than offend the rabid homosexual activists and lose the money.
What IS clear however - when Obama's "Christianity" was at odds with the "love of money" - Obama chose what the scripture terms "the root of all evil."
And his people said, "Glory eff'in Hallelujah!"