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Evangelical pastor tells Obama he's disappointed [but supportive]
Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 5/9/12 | Rachel Zoll

Posted on 05/09/2012 7:24:45 PM PDT by madprof98

The evangelical pastor who President Barack Obama calls his spiritual adviser says he's disappointed in the president's decision to endorse same-sex marriage.

The Rev. Joel Hunter of Florida told The Associated Press that Obama called him before ABC News broadcast the announcement Wednesday.

Hunter says he told the president he disagreed with his interpretation of what the Bible says about marriage. Hunter says the president reassured him he would protect the religious freedom of churches who oppose gay marriage.

Hunter says the announcement makes it harder for him to support Obama, but he will continue to do so


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Prediction: Obama loses not one single vote over this, maybe gains votes from brainwashed public-school grads and gay GOP contingent. Meanwhile, Romney's tepid response further diminishes conservative support.
1 posted on 05/09/2012 7:24:52 PM PDT by madprof98
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To: madprof98
Hunter says the president reassured him he would protect the religious freedom of churches who oppose gay marriage.

. . . until after the election, when he'll have more flexibility.

2 posted on 05/09/2012 7:28:20 PM PDT by aimhigh
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To: madprof98

Hey Joel......fellow brother in Christ.....but I don’t claim to be anyone’s “leader”......does the phrase “useful idiot” mean a thing to you?


3 posted on 05/09/2012 7:31:39 PM PDT by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: madprof98

LOL disappointed [but supportive] is about the best both candidates can do.


4 posted on 05/09/2012 7:32:36 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: madprof98
Hunter says he told the president he disagreed with his interpretation of what the Bible says about marriage. Hunter says the president reassured him he would protect the religious freedom of churches who oppose gay marriage.

This is incredible. The President goes to the Bible for justification to support gay marriage? The President has to actually state that he won't persecute churches? What the hell is going on with my country?

5 posted on 05/09/2012 7:34:08 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: RightOnline

Useful idiot works, so does corrupt bastard.


6 posted on 05/09/2012 7:34:56 PM PDT by Third Person
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To: madprof98

Hunter has roots in the United Methodist Marxist Church.


7 posted on 05/09/2012 7:35:15 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: madprof98

Wrong. Obama loses critical votes over this. Church-going black America has a real, tangible reason to vote against him, and in this economy don’t be surprised if they do.


8 posted on 05/09/2012 7:36:26 PM PDT by TexasNative2000 (Jimmy Carter's incompetence + Richard Nixon's paranoia = Barack Obama)
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To: madprof98

Joel Hunter is a fool.


9 posted on 05/09/2012 7:36:34 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Mases Could Be Farts)
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To: madprof98

So he is pro-homosexuality and pro-abortion....and it’s considered off-limits to challenge his Christianity?

I’d say its pretty far-fetched to associate him with Christianity. He tried to throw a little scripture into his statement today - the golden rule. I’m not quite sure how that makes homosexuality suddenly acceptable, but, whatever.

I pray that independents are quietly setting their minds to vote this dangerous man out of office.


10 posted on 05/09/2012 7:37:26 PM PDT by JudyinCanada
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To: madprof98

Obama will protect the churches like he protects them from having to hand out contraceptives and perform abortions. /s


11 posted on 05/09/2012 7:37:28 PM PDT by Waryone
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To: madprof98
I guess Rev Hunter hasn't yet figured out that Osama’s an atheist.
12 posted on 05/09/2012 7:37:49 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Julia: another casualty of the "War on Poverty")
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To: plain talk

What’s next for Obama? The teachings of the Bible support abortion? This guy’s anti-Christ material.


13 posted on 05/09/2012 7:38:01 PM PDT by Third Person
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To: TexasNative2000

I agree. Blacks don’t support the homosexual agenda. Period.


14 posted on 05/09/2012 7:39:39 PM PDT by keats5 (Not all of us are hypnotized.)
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To: keats5

Yep. They are HIGHLY offended that homosexuals claim the mantle of ‘civil rights’. Rightly so.


15 posted on 05/09/2012 7:42:20 PM PDT by TexasNative2000 (Jimmy Carter's incompetence + Richard Nixon's paranoia = Barack Obama)
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To: keats5

CBS nightly news—or whatever they call it—reported on how Hispanics might react to Obama’s support of gay marriage. Found it interesting that they NEVER mentioned a word about Black opposition to this same issue. Seems it’s not something they want to publicize.


16 posted on 05/09/2012 7:52:28 PM PDT by milagro (There is no peace in appeasement.)
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To: madprof98

Nah, this will be seen as naked political expediency. It’ll peel off more independents which is where he will lose this election.


17 posted on 05/09/2012 8:02:05 PM PDT by parisa
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To: Third Person

Perhaps Obama should keep his mouth shut so it won’t interfere with his gay sex life.

Remember,
There are those who believe something, and therefore will tolerate nothing; and on the other hand, those who tolerate everything, because they believe nothing!


18 posted on 05/09/2012 8:04:35 PM PDT by hapnHal (hapnHal)
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To: madprof98

When Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago had all of Obama’s butt buddies killed off then now I guess Rev. Joel Hunter can now “make it” by being the shit-head-in chief’s “spiritual advisor”. Pathetic.


19 posted on 05/09/2012 8:07:58 PM PDT by Carthego delenda est
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To: madprof98
Hunter says the president reassured him he would protect the religious freedom of churches who oppose gay marriage.

And, Zyklon-B is just an insecticide.

20 posted on 05/09/2012 8:12:32 PM PDT by depressed in 06 (6 November, 2012, the day our embarrassment is sent back to Kenya.)
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To: madprof98

Joel Hunter is a useful idiot of the MSM, an “Evangelical” “Christian” who thinks like they do, and who is trotted out under just these circumstances, to trumpet to the Sheeple that, Hey - it MUST be ok for homos to get married if this pastor is for it!


21 posted on 05/09/2012 8:17:52 PM PDT by bkopto (Obama and Biden merely symptoms of a more profound, systemic disease in American body politic.)
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To: madprof98

Amazing: Anyone remember how even Juan McPain chose to DEMONIZE the famously pro-Israel San Antonio Pastor John Hagee as somehow anti-Semitic, when the MSM falsely painted Hagee as such. (Hagee’s church has the flag of Israel tacked to a wall in the main worship hall.) ... and Hagee was trying to support the loser McPain.

Now, we see the MSM fawning over an ersatz “evangelical” who cannot even find it in his heart to take “The Undocumented One” to task for using “Jesus” as one of his motivations for supporting the abomination described as “gay marriage.”

Can we be frank? This pastor is a Liberal. If he is an “evangelical,” then, so be it, the “Evangelicals” have gone Liberal.

I know: I am an evangelical. Liberalism infected the mainstream protestant denominations in this country in the 1940s through the 1960s and beyond. Now, Liberalism has found a foothold in “evangelical” circles. Screw them.


22 posted on 05/09/2012 8:20:23 PM PDT by man_in_tx (Blowback: Faithfully farting towards Mecca five times daily!)
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To: RightOnline

does the phrase “useful idiot” mean a thing to you?

It’s what he sees every morning while shaving.


23 posted on 05/09/2012 8:21:30 PM PDT by liberty or death
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To: All

I will always say that anyone who supports gay marriage most likely wants to be in one.


24 posted on 05/09/2012 8:26:04 PM PDT by Terry Mross ("It happened. And we let it happen." Peter Griffin - FAMILY GUY)
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To: madprof98
Hunter says the announcement makes it harder for him to support Obama, but he will continue to do so

Idiot.


25 posted on 05/09/2012 8:34:40 PM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Up yours, Obama.)
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To: madprof98

It’s going to come to bloodshed.


26 posted on 05/09/2012 8:41:56 PM PDT by PetroniusMaximus
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To: madprof98

Is this the Linseed Grahamnesty of evangelical pastors?


27 posted on 05/09/2012 8:51:19 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: TexasNative2000

Well, Obama won’t lose a single black vote over this. Latino votes, that’s another matter; I suppose Obama has decided that since neither California or Texas are battleground states he doesn’t need to worry about it. We’ll see.


28 posted on 05/09/2012 9:10:29 PM PDT by eclecticEel (Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness: 7/4/1776 - 3/21/2010)
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To: madprof98

He’ll sicken a lot of folks, and embolden others. Too early to say that this will be a wash.


29 posted on 05/09/2012 9:12:47 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Mitt! You're going to have to try harder than that to be "severely conservative" my friend.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
He’ll sicken a lot of folks, and embolden others. Too early to say that this will be a wash.

I think there's no way this is anything other than a loss for Obama and the left.

He was desperate and threw a Hail Mary.

He gains nothing, he loses either a little or a lot, and he tells everyone that he has to resort to gimmicks six months out.

This fires up conservatives, is a net downer for the left, and makes whatever trick he pulls next even less effective than it otherwise would have been.

30 posted on 05/09/2012 9:20:51 PM PDT by rogue yam
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To: JudyinCanada
So he is pro-homosexuality and pro-abortion....and it’s considered off-limits to challenge his Christianity?

In tough economic times Americans vote their pocketbook. In good economic times Americans vote values. Unfortunately for our Dear Leader, his sudden "coming out" for gay marriage will anger much of America, which will now add values into his losing equation. He's lost on the economy, he's now lost on values---the only thing left is the military. Watch out.

31 posted on 05/09/2012 9:23:16 PM PDT by Kharis13 (That noise you hear is our Founding Fathers spinning in their graves.)
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To: eclecticEel
Well, Obama won’t lose a single black vote over this

I absolutely disagree. When that curtain is drawn in the voting booth and it's just that voter and the good Lord, there's going to be a LOT of African American churchgoers who won't vote for Obama over this.

32 posted on 05/09/2012 9:25:05 PM PDT by TexasNative2000 (Jimmy Carter's incompetence + Richard Nixon's paranoia = Barack Obama)
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To: madprof98

everyone that supported Obama supported gay rights, there will be loss in the black community over this.


33 posted on 05/09/2012 9:28:55 PM PDT by Walkingfeather
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To: TexasNative2000

“When that curtain is drawn in the voting booth and it’s just that voter and the good Lord”

and Soros...

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2877117/posts


34 posted on 05/09/2012 9:46:37 PM PDT by Carthego delenda est
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To: madprof98

Obama’s “spiritual adviser” desperately needs spiritual advice himself.


35 posted on 05/09/2012 9:48:54 PM PDT by iowamark
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To: madprof98

This so called pastor is contributing to Obama’s damnation. If he had any Christian love for him at all he would warn him of his spiritual condition. Does he even have a clue? Does he know Jesus? I could doubt it, but if he does, he is failing miserably in his duty towards a lost soul.


36 posted on 05/09/2012 10:08:07 PM PDT by Bellflower (The LORD is Holy, separated from all sin, perfect, righteous, high and lifted up.)
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Hunter says the president reassured him he would protect the religious freedom of churches who oppose gay marriage.

Any churches except Catholic Churches, of course.

37 posted on 05/09/2012 10:35:52 PM PDT by SuziQ
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This used to be MY church. Unbelievable this guy is. Loser as well. He barely EVER cracks open the Bible.

He’s a fraud just like the fraud in the WH


38 posted on 05/10/2012 3:41:39 AM PDT by spacejunkie2001
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To: madprof98

A 2008 article about blacks in CA voting for Obama, but against gay marriage. The large black vote against Proposition 8 helped defeat it.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/11/06/AR2008110603880.html


39 posted on 05/10/2012 3:57:49 AM PDT by Atlantan
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To: madprof98

This so-called pastor loves Obama more than he loves the Word of God. No integrity.


40 posted on 05/10/2012 4:27:11 AM PDT by winkadink (During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act. George Orwell)
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To: man_in_tx

Hunter says the announcement makes it harder for him to support Obama, but he will continue to do so

Pilot said almost the same thing during the trial of Christ.
“I don’t approve of it” “so I’ll was my hands” ?


41 posted on 05/10/2012 4:31:04 AM PDT by buck61
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To: madprof98; mickie; flaglady47; seekthetruth; seenenuf; surfer; oswegodeee; Chigirl 26; ...
Some tidbits of background. The Rev. Hunter has a congregation of 15,000 in his Orlando-area church.

He prays regularly with the President.

Last February Michelle Obama visited his church.

When I asked myself why the Rev. Hunter was used by Obama yesterday for a phone-op out of all the clerics in the world, I didn't even have to dig. A congregation of 15,000 souls in a big electoral vote state ain't beanbag. And a churchman calling himself an "evangelical" even as he is endorsing the evil President is like distributing free sweetened iced tea to the Solid South (in the opinion of Obama strategists, of course).

Don't be fooled.....the use of the phone call and the un-Biblical minister as political props was a set-up beforehand.....and the supposedly-spontaneous approval of Obama by the Rev. Hunter was a lead-pipe cinch and pre-planned.

Once again, the public is being fooled by a ruthless, anti-Christian fascist and his minions camped out in the occupied White House.

Leni

42 posted on 05/10/2012 4:38:10 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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I would flee this church, this Pastor and this false religion immediately.

He should be preaching to 28 people this Sunday.


43 posted on 05/10/2012 7:44:13 AM PDT by King Hawk
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After this preacher's fifteen minutes of shameful fame, hopefully there WILL be 28 people in his pews this Sunday.

Leni

44 posted on 05/10/2012 8:57:28 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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bttt


45 posted on 05/10/2012 2:14:37 PM PDT by Matchett-PI ("Andrew loved the battle and he knew the stakes." ~ Mark Levin 3/2/12)
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To: madprof98
Hunter says the president reassured him he would protect the religious freedom of churches who oppose gay marriage.

Then this man hasn't been paying attention, has he? Has he not read about how this president is forcing Catholic organizations to violate their doctrine and principles by making them distribute contraceptives in their health plans? Where is there any evidence that this president will "protect the religious freedom of churches" when it is clear that he has such disdain for them?

Liking the sound of those "thirty pieces of silver"?

46 posted on 05/10/2012 4:53:58 PM PDT by Sister_T
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