A Rightist Look at Obama’s Unitarian Universalist Heritage

From the American Thinker: The Unitarian Church and Obama’s Religious Upbringing (Dec 29, 2008)

At the time of his resignation Obama told reporters:
“I’m confident we’ll be able to find a church that we’re comfortable with.  We probably won’t make any firm decision on this until January, when we know what our lives are going to be like.  My faith is not contingent on the particular church that I belong to….” 
Obama discarded the mushy Unitarian agnosticism to work as a community organizer on Chicago‘s Southside.
Obama discarded the angry anti-Americanism of Trinity UCC as a presidential candidate.
What kind of religion does Obama need to act as a President?
Thoughts?

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5 responses to “A Rightist Look at Obama’s Unitarian Universalist Heritage

  1. Funny how one small word can be noxious.

    Take “the” out of the description and I wouldn’t be offended. It would then suggest that Obama abandoned *his* Unitarian agnosticism. Which, given that he joined a UCC congregation, would seem an entirely legitimate assertion (though I’d wonder where someone found something to affirm that he’d been agnostic previously…).

    Not that I think it’s accurate in general. Obama became a community organizer working in Chicago’s South Side first–and after a time… — that’s vastly different in implication from what’s implied by changing faith in order to do a job.

    Typical rightist spin. I wonder what they’ll do if the family starts attending a UU church in D.C. (Not that I’m actively expecting that, merely that I think it could be entertaining watching them spin. And I can imagine the sort of statement that Obama might make about how his beliefs haven’t changed, but that the UU church has room for him with those beliefs…).

    Thoughts? It’s about what I’d expect from the American Thinker; undershorts with serious skid marks.

  2. I wish someone would discuss his connection to UU’s in terms of Viola Liuzzo and the voting rights act. THAT’s more of an issue of Heritage.

  3. I find this entire rightist look hysterical. Especially when you dive into the comments, my favorite:
    “Maybe the Unitarians are the new Free Masons or descendents of the Templars?”

    I just think it’s a shame that people like myself are learning of these UU Obama connections from such a biased slant.
    Here’s hopin’ we see Obama at All Souls DC =)

  4. Wright said of Obama, He does what politicians do.

    I’d only add Obama will do what Illinois Politicans do.

    It won’t be pretty. America’s in for a very tough slog with him as Prez. A time of War and great Social Economic change and Obama will drag the small minded politics of Illinois to the while house…. what a mess.

  5. Paul Revere
    Horation Alger
    President and Chief Justice William Howard Taft (GOP)
    President John Adams
    First Lady Abigail Adams
    President Millard Fillmore
    Ben Franklin
    President John Q Adams
    Dr. Albert Schweitzer
    Vice President John C Calhoun
    Daniel Webster
    ….all of them Unitarians…and MANY, many more great lights of America and the English speaking world.

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