The responses from the religious right to President Obama’s second inauguration continue to flow in, especially on Twitter, each one seemingly more absurd than the last. But I think Mark Driscoll of the Mars Hill megachurch in Seattle is probably right about this one:
As Americans tuned in to watch President Barack Obama be sworn into office for his second term on Jan. 21, a number of Christian leaders took to their Twitter accounts to offer reaction.
Arguably the most impassioned remark came from Pastor Mark Driscoll, founding pastor of Mars Hill Church in Seattle, Wash., who wrote that Obama knows neither God or the Bible. “Praying for our president, who today will place his hands on a Bible he does not believe to take an oath to a God he likely does not know,” Driscoll tweeted.
He’s probably right that Obama doesn’t know God. Of course, no one else does either.
In his tweet shared Sunday, Christian minister John Piper argued that Obama’s support of abortion stands against the ideals that civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. stood for, whose day of remembrance falls on inauguration day this year.
“President Obama ‘spiritually blind’ or ‘evil hypocrite’ in claiming MLK and disregarding the weakest,” Piper tweeted, who is former senior pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, Minn.
Except that Martin Luther King was pro-choice on abortion. He even received an award from Planned Parenthood.