Dobson and Minnery accused Obama of wrongly equating Old Testament texts and dietary codes that no longer apply to Jesus' teachings in the New Testament.
--From Rocky Mountain New's article
Sounds like he's trying to say one of two things here:
- He can pick and choose what you follow out of the Old Testament.
- The New Testament trumps the Old Testament.
And if #2 is true, then any argument depending on an Old Testament citation is to be taken through the lens of Christ's own words. The guy legendary for throwing the money changers out of the temple, Mr. How-Much-Is-Your-Net-Worth Dobson? Heard of him?
And I seem to remember that this whole anti-gay thing depends on arguments out of the Old Testament, since the New Testament says mostly things like, "Be good to each other. Don't be a hypocrite. Take responsibility for your actions. God's will is mysterious, so don't get cocky." And that's just the beginning.
"I think [Obama's] deliberately distorting the traditional understanding of the Bible to fit his own worldview, his own confused theology," Dobson said.
Actually, um, Mr. Dobson? I think you're suffering from an attack of Do-Unto-Others-As-You-Would-Have-Them-Do-Unto-You. Couldn't have happened to a nicer guy.