Scott Walker’s Comment Unjustly Characterized as Evasive

Jesus politics

Scott Walker was apparently criticized in the Huffington Post for not acknowledging that President Obama is a Christian. Here is the HuffPo’s article.

What the author’s intent seems to be is to get Walker to acknowledge the condition of the President’s soul. Anyone vaguely familiar with the tenets of Christianity knows that such judgement is reserved for God alone. Mere mortals cannot make such pronouncements. Walker’s answer was spot on when he was asked the question, “Do you think Obama is a Christian?”

Walker replied, “I don’t know. I presume he is.” This is the best answer we can give. It acknowledges that we are not the arbiter of someone’s ultimate destiny while stating the presumption that we should take him at his word. It didn’t seem to me that Walker was in any way ascribing that the President was a Muslim, born in Kenya, or the anti-Christ, as others have surmised.

The title ascribed to the HuffPo article is, “Scott Walker Still Won’t Say Whether Obama Is Christian.” It suggests that Walker is somehow being evasive about what he truly believes about the President. Would Walker answer the question, “Do you think George W. Bush is a Christian,” the same way? If he is genuine, I hope that he would.

James declares in his epistle, “There is one lawgiver, who is able to save and to destroy. Who are you to judge another?” (James 4: 12, NKJV) Scott Walker’s answer is correct, he doesn’t know the state of the President’s soul. To conjecture on such matters would be “above his paygrade” indeed.

Disclaimer: This post is not an endorsement or repudiation of Scott Walker’s presidential candidacy and should not be taken as such. It is merely a commentary on the state of American politics and their attempts to sway voters through suggestive reporting.

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