Obama's Appeal To The KKK

Posted: May 20, 2009 12:21 PM

What's ironic about this video of Reps. Steve King & Michelle Bachman showing Obama's possible judicial nominee labeling pro-life demonstrators the KKK is Barack Obama's own paradoxical appeal to this racist organization. People on both sides talk abstractly, as if abortion were only a matter of the individual woman’s isolated “choice,” yet this avoids some striking social disparities. 

Women who get abortions in this country are disproportionately black and Hispanic. The abortionists are overwhelmingly white and male. So, the actualization of abortion is white men getting rich killing black and brown children. And Obama’s promotion of this hideous practice casts a strange light on him as a symbol of racial “progress.”

It casts an even stranger light on his claim to be a Christian: “as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me [Jesus].” (Matthew 25:40). No verse in the New Testament more deeply defines Christian morality than this one. How can Obama ignore these words? Let’s hope the fashion for him soon passes.