A Christian historian and author has concluded that Barack Obama
is "bizarrely confused" on a range of moral and religious issues --
and that the current administration "poses the greatest threat to
religious liberty in American history."
Dr. Jefrey Breshears has published a
new book that examines the factors that shaped President Obama's
understanding of Christianity. The Gospel According to Barack: Where Did Barack
Obama Get His Ideas About Christianity? analyzes the
religious elements that have informed the president's views on a
wide range of social and moral issues including same-sex
"marriage," abortion, and the relationship between church and
Breshears is president of the Areopagus
Christian Study Center, based in Marietta, Georgia.
"I was motivated to write the book by the comment that President
Obama made back in May of 2012 that it was his Christian faith that
inspired him to publicly support same-sex marriage," explains the
author, in reference to the president's explanation that his views
on the matter had "evolved."
"I thought a comment like that deserved an appropriate
response," Breshears continues, "because frankly nothing could be
more indefensible than misusing [and] misrepresenting the Christian
faith in order to promote a practice that's so obviously
Breshears details in his book how two primary factors -- (1)
mainline Protestant theological liberalism, and (2) liberation
theology advocated by Obama's long-time pastor and mentor, Rev.
Jeremiah Wright -- have formed the president's ideas on public
policy. Both factors, according to the author, are "serious
distortions" of traditional orthodox, biblical Christianity.
"What I focus mainly on is the influence of theological
liberalism, which essentially is another gospel," he says. "It's
very much opposed to traditional Christian beliefs and values. What
theological liberalism does is essentially attack the uniqueness of
the Christian faith as being the one and only path to God."
In the book -- which Breshears describes as "a theological
assessment, not a personal or political attack" -- the author
provides historical references to explain how various institutions
have distorted biblical Christianity, calling into question whether
Obama truly understands authentic Christianity.