Saturday, February 07, 2009

This week at Baptist Press

"Baptist Press (BP)" reported President Obama spoke about honoring the "golden rule," appealing to all faiths that even though they held differing beliefs they could still work together, "to feed the hungry and comfort the afflicted; to make peace where there is strife and rebuild what has broken; (and) to lift up those who have fallen on hard times," at the February 5, National Prayer Breakfast.

BP also quoted Obama as saying, " matter what we choose to believe, let us remember that there is no religion whose central tenet is hate. There is no God who condones taking the life of an innocent human being."

According to BP, after Obama's comments, the president of the pro-life Susan B. Anthony List, Marjorie Dannenfelser, said in a written statement, "My deepest prayer is that President Obama will move forward in the spirit of the Golden Rule and embrace policies that affirm the dignity of every human being, especially the most vulnerable of all, the unborn."

It seems Ms. Dannenfelser might be asking Obama to practice what he preaches.

BP reported:

"Obama was an advocate of unlimited abortion rights during his careers in the Illinois and U.S. Senates. Since becoming president, he has issued an executive order reversing a pro-life policy that prevented federal family planning funds from going to international organizations that perform or promote abortion."

> Obama's National Prayer Breakfast remarks

> Ms. Dannenfelser's written statement


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