Trump and Liberal Hypocrisy. Another Media-Manufactured Controversy.

Article posted on September 22nd, 2015 by WhatAmIMissingHere

Obamas guru Jeremiah wright from # 50474By Jeffrey Lord

So some guy gets up at a New Hampshire Q&A and asks this of Donald Trump: “We have a problem in this country called Muslims. We know our current president is one. You know he’s not even an American.”

To which Trump replies, laughing: “We need this question?”

The man plows ahead, saying: “But anyway, we have training camps growing where they want to kill us. That’s my question: When can we get rid of them?”

Trump again: “We’re going to be looking at a lot of different things, and you know, a lot of people are saying that and a lot of people are saying that bad things are happening and we’re going to be looking at that and plenty of other things.”

Then… the deluge. OMG! Trump doesn’t stand up to some nitwit who says the President is a Muslim!

Stop. Stop Stop Stop!!!!!!

Let me be blunt here.

President Obama says he is a Christian, and I totally accept this. Yes, yes, I know why the “Obama is a Muslim” business has such a hold on some people. When one explores the question of what makes a Muslim one repeatedly comes across the presentation that a child born of a Muslim father is a Muslim. The site Islam Question and Answer under the “General Supervision” of one “Shayk Muhammad Saalith al-Munajjid” says the following: 

It says in al-Mawsoo’ah al-Fiqhiyyah al-Kuwaitiyyah (4/270): The fuqaha’ are unanimously agreed that if the father becomes Muslim and he has young children, then these children are to be regarded as Muslim, following their father.

Barack Obama Sr. was, at a minimum, raised in a Muslim family. President Obama has freely admitted that his grandfather was a Muslim. The child of his grandfather was his father, born of a Muslim. Ergo, there is nothing conspiratorial or bizarre in suggesting that the son and grandson of a Muslim faith that says children born to a Muslim father are automatically considered to be a Muslim is a Muslim. What’s the big deal?

The rub here is that the President has long professed himself to be a Christian. I decidedly take him at his word. Rule One in life and politics: Never question someone else’s faith. (As Ben Carson ruefully learned when questioning Donald Trump’s.)

But the irony is that this “Obama is a Christian” business really backfires on those going after Trump. Why?

Talk about a massive double-standard!

As it happens, I know something about the President’s Christianity because he belongs to the United Church of Christ. And I know a lot about the UCC because, yes, I am a member as well as having served as president of my local church council and a board member for our regional UCC, a board that cares for over 200 UCC churches here in Central Pennsylvania.

Because of this I know exactly that the theology of our faith is that the members run the church. We are the boss. If you will, we are a congregation of Popes. The minister reports to the members — through the Council. Any member at any time can move to fire a pastor if they believe this is necessary.

Thus understood? At no time in the 20 years that Barack Obama belonged to the Trinity United Church of Christ did Obama move to fire Jeremiah Wright for his rampant anti-Semitism and anti-American sermons. ZERO!

So the message here is..what? The message is that Donald Trump is responsible for some guy in New Hampshire saying the President is a Muslim (and when you hear the question the questioner was really asking about “training camps” — without specifying whether he was talking about ISIS-style camps in the Middle East or those camps set up by Muslims in the U.S., like the one in Islamburg (aka Hancock), New York. 

But Barack Obama had no responsibility — zero — when in fact he could have directly and personally acted — for the conduct of his own minister’s anti-Semitism.

The liberal double standard becomes a chasm.

In a word?

Baloney.         (my emphasis)

By Jeffrey Lord for The American Spectator

By permission The American Spectator

Jeffrey Lord is a former Reagan White House political director, an author, and a CNN commentator. He writes from Pennsylvania.

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