We are thankful to Rachel Maddow for clearly showing the hypocrisy of the “Christian values” message that is going out by the GOP candidates – not having anything to do with the actual words of Christ or Christian teachings. Below are the words President Obama spoke today…

“I think to myself, if I’m willing to give something up as somebody who’s been extraordinarily blessed, and give up some of the tax breaks that I enjoy, I actually think that’s going to make economic sense,” Obama told the audience. “But for me, as a Christian, it also coincides with Jesus’s teaching that ‘for unto whom much is given, much shall be required.’ ”

Finally the country and the media is starting to wake up to the fact that ‘Republican’ doesn’t automatically = ‘real Christian values.”

We thank God we have a President who feels this way in his heart towards the poor, and has these Christian convictions…

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Below are excerpts from the Huffington Post:

“Living by the principle that we are our brother’s keeper. Caring for the poor and those in need,” Obama said before an audience of about 3,000 at the Washington Hilton. These values, he said, “they’re the ones that have defined my own faith journey.”

Specifically, Obama said, they translate to policies that support research to fight disease and support foreign aid. His faith, he continued, inspires him “to give up some of the tax breaks that I enjoy.”

Flanked by first lady Michelle Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, Obama talked about his largely secular upbringing, and “finding Christ when I wasn’t even looking for him so many years ago.”