Basis for Obama’s Belief In Liberation Theology and Socialism

 This is a continuation of Political Night Train’s effort to put some light on the basis for Senator Obama’s core values and beliefs.  Kenneth Blackwell, in his article below, helps us to see what values and beliefs are below the surface of Obama’s public persona.

Eloquent Speech, Troubling Worldviewby Kenneth BlackwellPosted: 03/18/2008Barack Obama just gave an eloquent speech, but one that does not address the underlying nature of Senator Obama’s beliefs. Rev. Jeremiah Wright, like Mr. Obama, believes in a state-centered 21st century form of big-government socialism.  This 21st century form of socialism is at the heart of the Liberation Theology Rev. Wright preaches from the pulpit. Today, Mr. Obama again made it clear, with all his eloquence, that he still embraces these beliefs that would require dismantling the free-market system that has made our country’s economy the most prosperous in all of human history. In contrast to Liberation Theology, the Christian orthodoxy teaches about the nature of God, the nature of man, the relationship between the two in this life, and about the hereafter. Liberation Theology, on the other hand, is a belief system about political agendas, socialistic economic policy, and redistribution of wealth. Proponents of Liberation Theology, like Rev. Wright, teach that God commands us to form a government that will supervise our economy to create government-subsidized jobs under central-government planning; guarantee healthcare and education by having government control both; and achieve ‘economic equality’ by redistributing wealth through massive taxes on the affluent and massive government entitlements for the poor. And it advocates replacing governments that do not embrace this socialistic agenda.  Those are the beliefs of Liberation Theology. Those are the offensive root beliefs underlying many of Rev. Wright’s sermons. And though Barack Obama does not embrace Mr. Wright’s offensive language, he does embrace this government-solves-everything-through-socialism worldview.His speech was magnificent in its elegance and rhetoric, but today Mr. Obama reminded me yet again of his worldview that embraces, among other things, partial-birth abortion,
military weakness, and economic socialism.   Thank God for religious liberty, free market, and free elections!
http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=25579 

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7 Responses

  1. “And it advocates replacing governments that do not embrace this socialistic agenda.”

    That’s a big and…

    You’re absolutely right about support for socialism. In fact, liberation theology is indeed rooted in Marxtist-Leninist doctrines calling for the overthrow of the capitalist classes.

    Is there any doubt that when we read all of the radical left blogs that they fully endorse Wright’s anti-American, the end goal of which is the revolutionary overthrow of the United States.

  2. And now Obama has been tied to another liberation theology minister, Rev James Meeks of Southside Baptist Church. Developing . . .

  3. Before one speaks about Liberation Theology one should study it with and open mind. Liberation Theology is not about capitalism, classism or socialism. It is about bridging the truth of the gospel to the elements that deny its truth. I.e. social ills promoted through religious and political ills. Any well read bible student understands the role of the prophets during Old Testament times. Jesus now fulfills the role of the prophets and calls his followers to deny themselves take up his cross and follow daily.

    In order for the gospel to be effective and validated there most be a venue for it to travel. Jesus came that we might have life and life abundantly. Spiritual & Social. Unfortunately there are those that believe in a 1 sided gospel which is biblically irrelevant. True disciples like Rev. Wright are willing to follow Christ daily even unto the cross of white America’s media lynching. * When I say white America I am not referring to every white American, I am referring to those whose hearts are filled with hate. For the poor, and the least of these as Jesus calls them.

  4. To: politicalnighttrain, for you to be so out spoken you need to get your information straight. James Meeks pastors Salem Baptist Church and it is the church Roland Martin of CNN has his membership. Reiterate that ignorance is bliss. Maybe if you were not so self indulged to visit some African American churches you would have a clear understanding of our culture and how our Christianity fleshes itself out.

    * The only reason we have a black church in America is because we were not welcomed in the White churches of America. You really need to take some classes in Church history. Take a stroll down to Criswell College and ask yourself why it is that the only work study programs for dark skinned persons are sweeping the floors and cleaning bathrooms?
    Racism is still prevalent in America and in most American churches. Last question. How many of you Wright haters have listened to the entire sermons that was cast across Fox News and you tube? “Oops” Too much like the truth!

    Conclusion: Jesus says in the gospels, if anyone of you have a difference with your brother, leave the alter go be reconciled with your brother, and then I will accept you and your offering. Again too much like the truth! Yet God never leaves himself without a witness, there will always be some true Christian witnesses both white, black, Hispanic and every other ethnic that will try to bail the bulk of America out of the whole of hatred she continues to stew inn.

  5. To Truth 2 Power: They (liberation theologians I know) sure don’t defend babies in the womb or just about to be born or even having survived abortions. Funny how this “theology” merely takes on a liberal political agenda. It propogates a victimization mindset in people always looking to see how their “cheated” and have to take by any means what is “theirs.”

    In fact, I believe it’s a theology that’s embraced b/c people who want to believe the Bible, but don’t live it out, want to be “Christian” yet vote for Democrats who oppose the true justice of scripture, which is right and wrong in all areas. Not just supposed oppression.

  6. Truth to power: Here’s your quote: “When I say white America I am not referring to every white American, I am referring to those whose hearts are filled with hate. For the poor, and the least of these as Jesus calls them.”

    Funny how you use “white America” to describe the bad whites. Would you be offended if I used “black America” in negative terms toward those (I’m sure they don’t even exist) who are racist toward non-blacks? Of course, I wouldn’t mean the hard working honest blacks who are just trying to achieve a better life. But, I’ll use “black America” to describe the crime and problems with the inner city. YOU ARE A RACIST!!

    BTW, how’s Obama’s brother doing? Has Barrack sent him $12 so he can double his annual income? He’s still living in a shack I bet. You liberals talk about helping the poor, but Obama and Biden combined have given less than I have to charity and they make much more. “Red states” have been proven to be more generous in giving than blue states. Liberals want to help, they just want to do it w/other people’s money, not their own.

  7. I am white. My girlfriend is black, so I am less biased. Why do black people usually vote for someone who is for killing off their own race? Pres. Obama is the most staunch supporter of abortion there is. He even went against giving rights to babies born from botched abortions. Here is my point, abortion companies target minority areas, poor areas, and 40% percent of all abortions are by black women (who make up 10% of the population). I call on the black Americans, my fellow countrymen, to fight against the extermination of your race. The abortion companies are ones that want to rid inferior races. Google Margaret Sanger or Maafa21.

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