Pastor on The O’Reilly Factor Claims Obama is Setting Stage for Anti-Christ by Supporting Constitutional Rights

1062108_10152176624122489_1520607021_nI love how these religious “leaders” act as if there’s only two things we do on earth that God cares about:

  • Homosexuals getting married
  • Abortion

That’s it.

They seem to constantly insinuate that if we allow these two things to continue happening, “God will surely strike us down as a nation.”

But of course God will.  Slavery, genocide, public lynchings of African-Americans – that’s okay with God, right?  But allowing women to have control over their own body and letting two people who love each other get married – that is the downfall of humanity.

It’s absolutely preposterous.

Well, Bill O’Reilly hosted one of these religious “leaders” on his show who said President Obama might not be the anti-Christ, but he’s laying the foundation for the anti-Christ.

Pastor Robert Jeffress said there will be a, “future world dictator before Christ returns who’s going to usurp people’s personal rights, and ‘change God’s laws without any opposition’ so people will have been conditioned long before the anti-Christ comes to accept government overreach, and that’s what you’re seeing with President Obama.”

Oh, and he says “Obamacare” is also a catalyst for this by creating dependency on the government.

He also took a political shot at President Obama when he said, “I’m not saying President Obama is the anti-Christ. In fact, I’m sure he’s not, because the anti-Christ is going to have higher poll numbers.”

Ha. Ha.

Then he went on to the usual shtick people like this go off on by saying that Obama is helping set the stage for the anti-Christ by supporting “abortion-inducing drugs” and trying to redefine marriage, calling gay marriage a “counterfeit” marriage.

So divorce, something I would say well over 90% of Americans (and over 90% of Christians) support, doesn’t ruin “traditional marriage” – but same-sex marriage does?

I’m sorry, but that’s just stupid.

Imagine for a moment if these pastors like this clown spent more time worrying about ending poverty, child hunger, violence – you know, real problems within our society.

Then again, devoting your life to combating those issues doesn’t quite make the headlines, or strike fear into the hearts and minds of the ignorant, like opposing abortion or gay marriage does.

I’ll give conservatives this – they are masters at manipulating the ignorant.  I often wonder how much less support conservatives would have if you took “abortion” and “gay marriage” out of the equation.  Because I know a lot of conservatives who vote for Republicans basically because of those two issues.  Hell, I’ve had many of them tell me they don’t care about economic issues, it’s about these social issues.

And that’s the truth as to why Republicans push them so heavily.  It’s the easiest way to manipulate tens of millions of Americans into voting against their own interests.  Millions of Republican voters vote Republican because they oppose abortion and same-sex marriage.  They have little or no interest in facts about economic policies.  You can show them all the facts proving trickle-down economics is a failure – they don’t care.  They don’t wanna see the “gays marry” or “people murder babies” so they’re going to vote Republican.

Republicans are masters at pandering to ignorance based on social issues.

Which is exactly the kind of trash individuals like this Pastor Jeffress are peddling.  That President Obama might not be the anti-Christ, he’s just setting things up for the anti-Christ by – well, basically by being Constitutional.

After all, “Obamacare” was deemed Constitutional, abortion has been Constitutionally-protected for decades and bans on same-sex marriage continue to get struck down for being unconstitutional.

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.

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  • Phil the observer

    The Church, Really’ Really, needs to get out of the Bedroom, and back to what they purport to be…

    • 1EdMeadows83

      I can’t wait for the Regressives to respond to this!

    • Darry Carlstone

      I’m not sure what that is…..

      • Phil the observer

        LOve and Caring for each other as Christ said we should…

    • Joshua Durant

      Won’t happen. The current pope has already said leave those two issues alone and American fanatical Catholics have said they won’t listen to this pope and that he isn’t legitimate.

      • Andy

        Pretty sure “papal infallibility” is an essential tenet of Catholicism. If you don’t recognize the pope’s authority, do what Henry VIII did and leave.

      • Joshua Durant

        Actually Papal infallibility is very tricky. Wikipedia has a very good article on it.

      • Pipercat

        Sounds like it should be nicknamed, Rope-a-Pope!

  • shutdafrtdoor

    If THEY didn’t have stupid shit like this to discuss…they’d be homeless…

  • Morbid Irony

    “future world dictator before Christ returns who’s going to usurp
    people’s personal rights, and ‘change God’s laws without any opposition’”

    That sounds a lot like what religious republicans are trying to do…

    • Dot

      That was my thought exactly. Obama is trying to expand rights.

    • Jenny

      That’s their modus operandi – accuse the opponent of what they’re actually doing.

  • Melanie Collins Pennock

    There are real problems in this world. People are hurting, physically and emotionally. Many are hungry. Some need a roof over their heads. So much to be done and so few to do it……..And THIS is what so many “Pastors” put their focus on? It makes me sick!

  • Gabriel Gentile

    Yes, same-sex marriage, abortion and affordable healthcare will bring God’s wrath and ruination upon this country… You know… Like Norway.

  • Altreg01

    I dont know whats worse, these charlatans spouting their drivel or people like O’Reilly that give him a platform to spew his garbage. Junk like this ruins any shred of credibility O’Reilly ever had. They are just pandering to their feeble minded base

    • grafyter

      I find O’reilly’s shows to be one hour advertisement pushing his, or others books. There is no news value to them at all.

  • Edward Krebbs

    On your two items that God cares about (according to conservatives), you forgot the third: making sure we all have guns. (Trust me. I’m from the deep south and this IS preached from the pulpit.)

    • Andy

      Any day now, Obama’s coming for our guns. Any day now.

  • Edward Krebbs

    How far we’ve come in 30 years. Remember when folks jokingly noticed that there were 6 letters in Reagan’s name (Ronald Wilson Reagan = 666) ? Now we’re saying things as preposterous but don’t notice how inane they are.

  • Sunnysmom

    Wow, I consider myself a bright girl but honestly all I got for this is “what a bunch of douchebags.” It’s becoming usual and customary for the religious right, but still, douchebags all.

  • white trash religious teaparty

    vote regressive white trash VOODOO superstition,,,,,put it in politics and government,,,,, give to a tax free church,,,,, hate gays/ hate blacks/ hate women,,,,, and keep priests inside little boys–
    F*CK ALL RELIGION. period

  • grafyter

    Just trying to calculate at what age the Rihgt believes a person’s life is no longer protected. Is it right after birth ? That would make sense based on their desire to trash funding for WIC. Maybe it’s around 4 or 5. That would explain pulling funding for Headstart and early childhood education. Maybe it’s when one reaches puberty, based on the push for banning sex education. Perhaps it’s at 18, when one is old enough to receive the death penalty, or volunteer for combat. Both of those are heavily supported, well, if they can be done on the cheap anyway. No, it must be in old age based on the desire to defund medicare and social security.

    Well, at least they support a woman’s right to live instead of dying during child birth. ok, a few of them do.

    But don’t you DARE tamper with the sanctity of life!!!!

    • Dave

      It’s the moment the child is born. They start caring when said child is 18, when the child can be thrown into the war machine and vote.

  • Dave

    What a load of crap. Nazis will believe anything the Fox Nazi Channel tells them to.

  • Judy….

    Coming from the man who used to stock prostitutes?

  • rossbro

    Where the hell do all these whackjobs come from???? Arrogant, blind bastards.

  • Keith

    While 2 men having sex is a violation of biblical law, 2 women having sex is not, neither is same sex marriage, but these christian reconstructionists don’t care because I honestly believe they actually think god was too stupid to mention what they consider most important.

  • PRIME79

    Other than unconstitutional, what the hell are “gods laws”? And which “god” are we talking about?

  • Kris

    These types of fools just make a mockery out of religion. Most of them are no more Christian than, oh I don’t know, maybe “The Anti-Christ”.

  • Rusti

    Seems to me the ones that fit the definition given to Obama are actually the Republicans and the preachers. Seems they want to make themselves a distraction.

  • vivian

    See if I can convince you that God is coming, then you are going to be busy being a good little citizen, who behaves and doesn’t question authority. Just be meek and you will inherit the world. What ever you do, don’t question, don’t rebel, don’t try to change anything. Just be good and docile and wait and wait and wait and wait. See Obama is the preview of the anti-Christ. So you’ll have to be good until after the next election. Just don’t DO anything or God will be angry and send you to hell.