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Anti-Obama mail piece: ‘We are no longer a Christian nation’
October 31st, 2012
07:12 AM ET

Anti-Obama mail piece: ‘We are no longer a Christian nation’

By Peter Hamby, CNN Political Reporter

Des Moines, Iowa (CNN) – Focus on the Family, the Colorado-based social conservative organization founded by evangelical author and radio host James Dobson, is targeting Iowa voters with a mailing that quotes President Obama as saying “we are no longer a Christian nation.”

The fold-out brochure, which landed in Iowa mailboxes last week and was provided to CNN by a Des Moines-area voter, draws a series of contrasts between Obama and Mitt Romney on the issues of abortion, same-sex marriage and insurance coverage for contraception.

See the mailer here and here.

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- A. Hawkins

Filed under: 2012 Election • Barack Obama • Politics

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  1. Johnna

    Finally, Someone with brains has spoken the truth on this blog. KUDOs to Midranger as he seems to be one of the few geniuses to have figured out the only reason that Oblackma had won both elections. Kiss this country and its morality GOODBYE !!!!!!

    November 20, 2012 at 12:52 pm |
  2. guest

    Romans 1
    21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
    22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,
    23 And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.
    24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:
    25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.
    26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:
    27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.
    28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;
    29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,
    30 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,
    31 Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:

    November 19, 2012 at 5:13 pm |
    • guest

      If that is not a TRUE prophesy word for word, what is? This is written almost 2000 years ago inspired by the holy spirit. Any intelligent person look at those words and ask yourself if that is what happening in this country. This is the reason Christians stay away from voting for Obama or what the democratic party now days stand for. It doesn't matter what said in the blogs and social sites. Righteousness and purity were the principles of the founding fathers. That is only the reason, this country was blessed. Too bad that is a minority is standing for this principles. It will be for years to come.

      November 19, 2012 at 5:26 pm |
  3. RB

    The Leaders of the Mormon Church have it right . . . separation of Church and State:

    Salt Lake City — The First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints issued the following statement Tuesday:
    We congratulate President Obama on winning a second term as President of the United States.
    After a long campaign, this is now a time for Americans to come together. It is a long tradition among Latter-day Saints to pray for our national leaders in our personal prayers and in our congregations. We invite Americans everywhere, whatever their political persuasion, to pray for the President, for his administration and the new Congress as they lead us through difficult and turbulent times. May our national leaders reflect the best in wisdom and judgment as they fulfill the great trust afforded to them by the American people.
    We also commend Governor Romney for engaging at the highest level of our democratic process, which, by its nature, demands so much of those who offer themselves for public service. We wish him and his family every success in their future endeavors.

    November 19, 2012 at 1:00 pm |
  4. seraphimblade

    Good thing we never were.

    November 17, 2012 at 6:07 am |
  5. Brody

    You're going to need a bigger boat

    November 16, 2012 at 12:02 pm |
    • GG1000

      :)

      November 17, 2012 at 3:07 pm |
  6. Rock

    Seperation of church and state – YES PLEASE
    suck it

    November 16, 2012 at 11:51 am |
  7. Jacob

    This Jew is glad we're no longer a Christian nation.

    November 16, 2012 at 7:41 am |
  8. mcp123

    REPUBLICANS...not understanding why they lost yet and probably never will.

    November 14, 2012 at 7:45 pm |
    • tahini

      here's something to think about. considering the fact that obama promised 1.7 million people amnesty (which means there are at least 5 million illegals in the US), and the fact that a photo id is not required in most states to vote – how will we ever be certain that obama really won the elections? i just took a look at the election results and there were only 121 million votes counted (or people that voted). this means we have a very flimsy election process to establish a very strong government. is it not required to choose the wife of our prince very carefully? how can we know that illegals did not vote and why did 180 million people abstain from voting? were they afraid that they would get fired if they spoke up and would end up with no wealth and be on food stamps?

      November 14, 2012 at 10:10 pm |
    • midranger

      I think its more of democrats not understanding why they won. The President did not win by a landslide. The Electoral College may have made it appear that way but the popular vote in all the "battleground" states was always very close. The man had nearly 100% of the black vote and better than 50% of the Hispanic one. I know it sounds racists to say so but it is true. Someone asked me in 2008 if I was not voting for Obama because he was black. I truthfully told them no, not at all. I then asked them "If I were would that be worse than voting for him because he was?" So many people voted for him because he was and that is what gave him the narrow margin of victory.

      November 15, 2012 at 11:37 pm |
    • Athy

      Midranger, they're called "battleground" states because they know in advance that the vote will be close. Duh!

      November 18, 2012 at 6:19 pm |
  9. mcp123

    Hey republicans... if in case you haven't figured out one of the reasons you lost.... please lookup James Dobson and his type...

    November 14, 2012 at 7:37 pm |
  10. mcp123

    "Christianity is a mental disease- FACT"

    Agreed... in fact if it weren't for the christian dark ages we would all be flying quantum singularity powered starships right now exploring the galaxy in peace for the benefit of all mankind.

    November 14, 2012 at 7:36 pm |
    • guest

      I don't think you got so far. Did you? That last time I checked, you got to the moon. That is just great. Considering there are millions of galaxies, you have not gone too far.

      November 19, 2012 at 5:08 pm |
  11. Christianity is a mental disease- FACT

    ‘We are no longer a Christian nation’
    .
    Thank GOD!!!!

    November 14, 2012 at 3:09 pm |
  12. Mukudi

    And the American people decided against racism, zealous fundamentalism and fanatical religious extremism. They people he who has a human touch and in service of God's children on earth. Repent and ask God for forgiveness- to clean all that hatred you harbor in your heart.

    November 13, 2012 at 12:32 pm |
  13. Maria

    Have those who preach we have become an anti-Christ nation forgotten Jesus Christ's Sermon on the Mount? I am a Christian and a Democrat! Why? Because I have indeed read Christ's words, words by which we should all abide, no matter what our denomination: THE GOLDEN RULE: LOVE THY NEIGHBOR AS YOU WOULD LOVE THYSELF... DO UNTO OTHERS AS YOU WOULD LIKE DONE UNTO YOU – yes, that is CHRIST speaking to His disciples. He preached of helping others, he preached of being non-judgmental, He preached of humanity and understanding. You don't have to be a Christian to listen and understand Christ's kind of common sense, of what it takes to be a true decent human being. WE ARE ALL GOD'S CHILDREN, no matter what Evangelists, Mormons, Carl Rove, or any other conservative for that matter, thinks! Yes! Gays are God's children, Blacks are God's children, Hispanics are God's children! Our President is a decent human being who loves his wife, his children, his Country and attends a Christian church. Now you tell me what fault you find in that??????? You tell me where Christ said that we must condemn those that don't think like you, talk like you, love like you?????? You tell me what would you do if your child turned out Gay, or if you were blind and never even knew what black skin or white skin looked like? How would you be able to judge that person who would stand before you, if you never knew the difference????????? And by the way...MONEY!! Yes, Christ did indeed let His Disciples in on the fact it is indeed the root of all evil!!!! And that is why Obama won over Romney...! The economy is indeed not a great as we want it to be, but bottom line, it is not all about the money... it is about ALL OF US!!!!!!

    November 12, 2012 at 11:09 pm |
    • tallulah13

      I am not a christian because there is no evidence to support the claims of that belief (or any religious belief, for that matter.). However, I am an American, so I believe that all citizens have the same right to worship (or not worship) as they choose. We have never been a "christian" nation. We are a free nation. The secular foundations of our government ensure that freedom, as much as any freedom can be ensured.

      November 12, 2012 at 11:21 pm |
    • clint8u

      I bet Jesus is puking over all the murdered babies that our "free" country allows.. abortion is murder... Gay's also cant be married- not in true sense. Sure they can live together, share bills and so but they cannot be married just as a person cannot marry a goat. :)

      November 13, 2012 at 4:14 pm |
    • TrollAlert

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      "pervert alert" is a degenerate.

      This troll is not a christian.

      November 13, 2012 at 4:18 pm |
    • mcp123

      "bet Jesus is puking over all the murdered babies that our "free" country allows.. abortion is murder"

      Then tell that whining carpenter fisherman ingrate to pay for them out of his own damn salary. The fact is abortion occurs because republicans whine about not having to pay for other peoples problems. They don't want to pay for welfare...they'd rather buy $ 14 billion dollar aircraft carriers x 3.

      So you figure out how to pay for it...and how an already overpopulated earth can support it... then you can have more damn babies.

      November 14, 2012 at 7:39 pm |
    • sam stone

      "Gay's also cant be married- not in true sense"

      The government decides on the "true" sense of marriage, since they license it.

      Also, "gays" does not need an apostrophe

      November 15, 2012 at 12:48 pm |
    • sam stone

      Also, cl!t8u, humans can consent, goats cannot.....so you will have to continue living in sin with yours

      November 15, 2012 at 12:51 pm |
    • Found the Truth!

      Sorry Maria, that is not what the bible teaches. Not everyone is a child of God. Read Galatians 4 carefully (NIV, ESV, KJV) and you will see that unless a person is redeemed by God, that person is not a child of God. When a person is redeemed by God, he/she becomes adopted into his family and also becomes an heir. Only God can open your minds/hearts to understand that you are sinner and in need of the grace of God. What is that grace? It is God sending his son Jesus Christ who is sinless to die for you and me – because God loved the world (John 3:16) he had Jesus take the punishment for our sins once and for all. There's nothing we could add or take away to what God already did through Jesus. A true believer is one who is forever grateful to God for Jesus' sacrifice on the cross and that gratefulness is what compels a believer to love one another, to take insults from unbelievers and not return evil for evil. Believers are no longer "slaves" to this world and to all of its sinful desires, but are now a child of God – free from the powers of sin and death. This is the truth of the Gospel.

      November 20, 2012 at 1:08 pm |
  14. Nate H

    We never were supposed to be a Christian nation. Religious Freedom does not mean "Christianity forced upon all," like most ultra-conservatives and religious hardliners seem to believe. You can't really compare Christian fundamentalists to the Taliban because they don't commit acts of terrorism, but their extremism is along the same lines. Their beliefs are absolute and they decry and denounce the thoughts and beliefs of anyone different, even going so far as to actively pursue taking rights away from those that are different. Funny thing is, you can't really distinguish who I was just talking about there – Christian extremists or Islamic extremists. Sad but true.

    November 12, 2012 at 6:31 pm |
    • Informed

      "You can't really compare Christian fundamentalists to the Taliban "...

      Actually, you can, Christian fundamentalists have committed many atrocities now and in the past. History is full of them, as are the newspapers from bombings to shootings to bribes and corruption. Welcome to the terrorist club.

      November 14, 2012 at 3:06 pm |
    • Christianity is a mental disease- FACT

      "You can't really compare Christian fundamentalists to the Taliban "
      .
      Clearly you can. remove your bias and you migth see it.

      November 14, 2012 at 3:08 pm |
  15. Frank

    We never were, you pinch-faced bitter ignorant racist bigoted members of Focus On The Family. The concept of christianity was forced upon Native Americans at gunpoint. If there's no room in your myopic view for other religions and those who are not religious, then you are no better than the Taliban, and you deserve the same treatment.

    November 12, 2012 at 4:21 pm |
    • syndi

      Let's see here- no longer a christian nation? Hmmm, anti-abortion, because that's murder but it's okay to go to war or kill doctors that perform abortions? You don't pick and choose sins. Adultery, lieing ,stealing are also sins; what are you going to do about those?

      November 15, 2012 at 10:44 am |
  16. Eugene

    Correction..: "no longer a radical Christian nation"

    November 12, 2012 at 3:13 pm |
  17. karina

    and they still lost the election....they just don't get it.

    November 12, 2012 at 2:46 pm |
  18. Mike

    How is this news? A Conservative organization mailing out Conservative fliers? What is the world coming to?!

    November 12, 2012 at 12:42 pm |
  19. ep tor

    Are we a Mormon state then? I wonder if head evengelical kook Billy Graham is going to downgrade Mormons to a cult again.,

    November 12, 2012 at 6:00 am |
  20. Atheism is not healthy for children and other living things

    Good. Now the USA can move on to the 21st century unhindered by dum...ass dogmas !

    November 10, 2012 at 11:32 pm |
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