Farrakhan On Obama

Posted: 10/10/2008 by that's Elbert in Barack Obama, Politics, President
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Creepy, very creepy. From Louis Farrakhan

“You are the instruments that God is going to use to bring about universal change, and that is why Barack has captured the youth. And he has involved young people in a political process that they didn’t care anything about. That’s a sign. When the Messiah speaks, the youth will hear, and the Messiah is absolutely speaking.”

Now bear in mind that Louis Farrakhan probably is not the most credible person to have on your side. Obama has received the messianic treatment from the left. Farrakhan has simply put it into words.

WorldNet Daily article is here.

  1. John Hagee. ‘Nuf Said.

  2. What about John Hagee? I remember his endorsement of John McCain, but I don’t recall him ever talking about McCain being the messiah. In fact, McCain declined accepting his endorsement.

  3. WilmDe says:

    I am not sure enough of the context and the structure of their faith to be creeped out by this. Couldn’t it be more of a “the Messiah is speaking through him” type of statement?

    Still pretty strong, but I don’t find it any more disturbing than talking about God’s will in regard to oil pipelines and the war. Church talk is church talk, I don’t put a lot of stock in applying it to politics.

    I am far more creeped out by the irrational hatred I see spewed, on both sides.

    I remain confident in Obama.

  4. swampcritter2 says:

    For one thing WilmDe, Farrakhan doesn’t preach from a church, he preaches from a mosque or an Islamic Worship Center, since he is a Moslem, that hardly qualifies as church talk. If you’ve paid attention to any of the rhetoric he has spewed out in the past I’m sure you’re aware of his more outrageous statements. That he terms Obama a “messiah” is more of an insult to Christians, as Farrakhan and Moslems merely relegate Jesus to the status of just another prophet. That means Farrakhan regards Jesus as just another prophet of a “gutter religion.” You may not put a lot of stock in it, but the fools who listen to Farrakhan’s drivel do, and therein lies the danger. Personality cults have never been healthy things. Toni Morrison authoress of “The Color Purple” also referred to Barack as “our Messiah.” We’ve yet to hear the word “messiah” escape from the lips of his most well-heeled and ardent backer, Oprah Winfrey. I remain confident in Obama too. I, unlike you, know what he really is.

  5. laurel says:

    what is he, swampcritter?

  6. swampcritter2 says:

    Dare I say it? A socialist.

  7. WilmDe says:

    I don’t get the logic,swampcritter…so if calling him “messiah” is an insult because he doesn’t believe in a messiah, then he is simply using the word to indicate the man is a powerful leader, from his faith-perspective?

    Um…still failing to get spooked, here.

    And as far as “socialist” being used as a slur…I have my doubts as to whether most people throwing it around have a clue what they mean by that in the context of current governance. I happen to see some of the now-relevant elements of socialism as quite the practical expression of Christianity. Agree to disagree, I suppose.

  8. swampcritter2 says:

    I haven’t used “socialist” as a slur, I use it as more of a noun. Before Robert Reich was involved in the Clinton cabinet he was an academic. He often stated that when when you use the “S” word Americans become wary. Socialism is distrusted in this country, and goes against the grain of most of Americans. So it follows ,he stated, that you never refer to something that is potentially unpalatable by it’s proper title. Use another term,just couch it differently so it will go down easier. I’m aware of how the word is used, and you’re right it is thrown around quite a bit. That doesn’t change my perceptions of the O Man in the least. I’m not an Obamunist, and never will be. If you see aspects of socialism in Christianity then good for you.

  9. JB says:

    The video abruptly ended because Farrakhan’s words in context would have contradicted the right-wing spin cycle:

    “Sen. Obama is not the Messiah for sure, but anytime, he gives you a sign of uniting races, ethnic groups, ideologies, religions and makes people feel a sense of oneness, that’s not necessarily Satan’s work, that is I believe the work of God.”

    -FinalCall.com News, March 5, 2008

  10. JB, I’m guessing your quote came from this web page. The WorldNet Daily has the same quote. What was in the video was not directly before that quote. Either way, what the man said first contradicts what he said in this quote. Farrakhan is a very confused man.