I feel badly for Barak Obama. How could he have known that his and his pastor’s views differed on so many things? How could he have suspected that his pastor would say so many controversial things? I mean, this is the man who brought Obama to Christ! The man he has known for 20 years! The man who baptized his daughters!
I don’t profess to know Obama’s beliefs, but I know how churches work in the South. Some of the more liberal people supporting Barak might not. They might not have even been to church, scoffing at its importance in the modern world.
The whole point of church is that you go to a church to learn about God from your pastor. You stay there because you believe in what your pastor says. Your pastor conveys sermons from God. He helps you understand and interpret the Lord’s word. The congregation tends to believe what the pastor says otherwise the oust the pastor and find a new one.
That leads to two conclusions: Either Barak is a liar or he’s stupid. Either he completely believes what his pastor has taught him (because the pastor was never ousted, nor Obama changing churches) and is lying to us about it, or Obama just never really thought about what his pastor was teaching him. He just listened and accepted without questioning anything. Neither of those are traits appropriate to being president of the United States.