In front of a group of Christians at the Catholic-Evangelical Leadership Summit on Tuesday, Obama rebuked the words of Jesus in Matthew 26:11, saying that we shouldn’t ‘buy this idea’ the poor will always be with us:
“One of the things I’m always concerned about is cynicism. My chief of staff, Denis McDonough, we take walks around the South Lawn, usually when the weather is good. And a lot of it is policy talk, sometimes it’s just talk about values. And one of our favorite sayings is our job is to guard against cynicism, particularly in this town. And I think it’s important for us to guard against cynicism and not buy the idea that the poor will always be with us and there’s nothing we can do, because there’s a lot we can do. The question is, do we have the political will, the communal will to do something about it.”
This was no accident. Just as Obama purposefully insulted Christians at the National Prayer Breakfast, he does it here again, directly rebuking the very words of our savior Jesus, God in the flesh.
One could reasonably make the interpretive argument that Jesus didn’t actually mean that there would always be poor people on the earth. But to be clear, that’s not what Obama did – not in the least. No, he went with the premise that Jesus was indeed saying that and then rebuked it.
Just as a reminder, here are the words of Jesus that Obama is rebuking from Matthew 26:11:
6 Now when Jesus was at Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, 7 a woman came up to him with an alabaster flask of very expensive ointment, and she poured it on his head as he reclined at table. 8 And when the disciples saw it, they were indignant, saying, “Why this waste? 9 For this could have been sold for a large sum and given to the poor.” 10 But Jesus, aware of this, said to them, “Why do you trouble the woman? For she has done a beautiful thing to me. 11 For you always have the poor with you, but you will not always have me.
In Islam, Muslims view Jesus as a prophet of Allah (not as God in the flesh) and they believe the Bible is full of corruptions. So for those of you who still don’t believe Obama is a Muslim, do you need any more proof than a direct attack on Jesus of the Bible? Has he ever insulted Islam or attacked the words of the Koran?