"Obama says he was too flip on abortion question
WASHINGTON — Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama acknowledged Sunday that he was probably too flip when he said it was 'above my pay grade' to answer a question about when is a baby entitled to human rights.
Obama gave his answer last month at a nationally televised religious forum sponsored by minister Rick Warren at his megachurch in Orange County, Calif.
Asked on Sunday whether the 'above my pay grade' answer was too flip, Obama said: 'Probably. What I intended to say is that, as a Christian, I have a lot of humility about understanding when does the soul enter into ... It's a pretty tough question. And so, all I meant to communicate was that I don't presume to be able to answer these kinds of theological questions,' he said in an interview broadcast Sunday on ABC's This Week.
In a separate interview, the answer to a similar question came easier for Obama's running mate, Sen. Joe Biden.
A Roman Catholic, Biden said he accepts his church's teachings that life begins at conception, but that the issue is personal for him. He said it wouldn't be right to impose his views on others who are just as religious as he is.
'I'm prepared as a matter of faith to accept that life begins at the moment of conception. But that is my judgment,' Biden said on NBC's Meet the Press. 'For me to impose that judgment on everyone else who is equally and maybe even more devout than I am seems to me is inappropriate in a pluralistic society.'"
Lame, lame, lame.
First, some people believe in having sex with their children, but none of us pauses for even a milisecond before saying, "Hey, man, that's just wrong, and it will not be tolerated." Biden's answer is illogical and substandard. I'd like more substance and rationality in my leadership, thank you very much.
Next, when God refers to fetuses as babies Christians clearly know (or should know) that a human being is a human being from conception. That is only one of many examples of how God views the unborn, and anyone who is familiar with his/her Bible knows it. Btw, Bible knowledge is one thing that can separate the genuine followers of Christ from the poseurs.
I don't want leadership that talks a good game. I want leadership that lives it. Sarah's first child, son and grandson are the proof in the puddin'; Sarah alone is more than enough to earn my vote for McCain.
When does life begin? Obama doesn't know, Biden doesn't know. Dang, men, get some testicles already. Come up with an answer. Don't use belief, don't even talk about souls. Just get yourself to the nearest Jr. High and study an 8th grade biology text for about 5 minutes for Pete's sake.
I for one would appreciate it much more if Obama/Biden would take a stance, any stance, even if it's one I don't support. I have much more respect for "Fetuses are non-persons until they are born screaming, so it's OK to abort them," than I have for "I don't know if fetuses are people, so it's OK to abort them." The latter is much more troubling. It suggests that the person is not the kind of person who would knowingly advocate the killing of real children, however he acknowledges that possibility and is OK with it because he doesn't really know.
If I dropped a baby in a big box, closed it up with packaging tape, and handed you a sword, would you take a stab at the box because there might be a chance that you would miss the child? Or would you merely call the police?
When we are talking about the possibility that abortion kills living human children, holy smokes, shouldn't we err on the side of caution?!? Shouldn't we come up with an answer before we come up with a law about it? It's the only logical thing to do.
Who in the world wants a leader who says, "Eh, I don't know...yeah, maybe we could be killing people...I support it." IMHO, that's mental illness on the part of the candidate and his constituents.
Wake up, America.