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Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Thank You President Obama for Exemplifying Real Christian Values...

Thank You President Obama for Exemplifying Real Christian Values...

by Samuel Marcus Brown

Dear President Obama,

Initially I was not a staunch "Obama Supporter" during the 2008 Democratic Primaries. As a matter of fact I was a strong Senator Hillary Clinton enthusiast; simply because I liked her and I felt that she was the better candidate with more proven experience and that she had the "Clinton Momentum" behind her and I was just fine with a 'President Hillary Clinton'.

During the primaries I came to know who you were by watching your speeches & debates on TV and by reading about your background & history from various news sources and skimming through a couple of your books.

 I was struck by what you stood for; I would always tell  my friends that I loved where your heart was and that I thought that it was with honesty, integrity and with the working class, the poor and the maligned. I saw you as a compassionate man with a big heart.

Some of my friends were not happy that I continued to support Senator Hillary Clinton during the primaries but I would always tell them that if you were to win the primaries that you would have my full support.
Ever since your victory as the democratic nominee for president; you have had my un-yielding support.

I have never been a flighty person or one to give into peer pressure and  to change my mind due to popularity. I feel that loyalty and personal conviction is very important in every aspect of ones life. I have always believed that consistency and the above mentioned qualities are some of the keys to success; that is exactly what I have seen from you during the primaries and and during your 1st term as the President of the United States of America.
I am more than thrilled for your 2nd term as the President of the United States of America; I wish that I could be there for your 2nd Inauguration... CONGRATULATIONS!

Thank you for standing up for same gender loving covenants; your decision to do so has become a voice of reason for some in the traditional religious community to stretch beyond their personal and religious doctrine of prejudices of sorts. There are many examples in the Gospels of the bible of where Jesus had to admonish some of the religious leaders and some of their traditions of that day.

The lineage of anti-gay religious traditions and individual personal prejudices stems from biased traditional religious leaders from the past (not from the Gospel of Jesus Christ "King James Version") and are now perpetuated by many of today's modern church leaders. Many of today's leaders are propagating the same anti-gay religious tradition; some out of willful scriptural misinterpretation and some who just ignorantly uphold the religious tradition for the sake of tradition.
 Please know that I do not say "ignorantly" to demonize my fellow Christian brothers and sisters for I love them with all of my heart. I would love to see them and their religious organizations become the light of world as they should be.

Thank you First Lady Michelle Obama for being the president's loving wife & partner; enhancing his core values of equality that you both share. Thank you Sasha and Malia for being the inspiration and motivation of your father's sense of fairness for all people and for future generations.

President Obama I believe that you exemplify real Christian values and I think that you live by this quote written by Mayor Cory Booker.  I absolutely love and embrace this quote:

"Before you speak to me about your religion, first show it to me in how you treat other people. Before you tell me how much you love your God, show me how much you love all of His children; Before you preach to me of your passion for your faith, teach me about it through your compassion for your neighbors. In the end, I'm not as interested in what you have to tell or sell as in how you choose to live and give."
~Cory Booker, Newark, New Jersey

Please take a look at this interesting study of sexuality by Faris Malik

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