Pastor Mark Driscoll Questions President Obama's Christianity

| by Michael Allen

Pastor Mark Driscoll, of the Mars Hill Church in Seattle, Wash., has written a new book in which he questions whether or nor President Obama is really a Christian.

"On January 21, 2013, Barack Obama placed his hand on a Bible he may not entirely believe to take an oath to a God he may not entirely know," writes Pastor Driscoll in A Call to Resurgence: Will Christianity Have a Funeral or a Future?, reports The Christian Post.

The pastor then used Jesus as his personal disclaimer before taking another shot at President Obama.

Pastor Driscoll wrote: "Jesus alone will judge his soul one day, but in the meantime we are free to be confused by a man who says he's a Christian while ending his speech to America's largest abortion provider with, 'Thank you, Planned Parenthood. God bless you.'"

Pastor Driscoll failed to mention that Planned Parenthood prevents millions of unwanted pregnancies by providing birth control to women and also provides some breast cancer screenings.

In his book, Pastor Driscoll also laments that Pastor Rick Warren, who performed the inaugural prayer at President Obama's swearing-in ceremony in 2009, was not invited in 2013.

Pastor Driscoll wrote: "January 21, 2013, was more than Inauguration Day. It was also a funeral. The highest office in the land made it clear: 'inclusion and acceptance for all Americans' no longer includes Bible-believing, evangelical Christians.' As far as Western civilization is concerned, Christendom is officially dead."

However, as reported, the sermon was given by a Christian pastor, the Rev. Adam Hamilton of the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, Kan.

Apparently, Rev. Hamilton does not qualify as a Christian either, per Pastor Driscoll.

In his new book, Pastor Driscoll doesn't mention his own controversial beliefs such as "single predestination," which means God has predestined some to go to heaven, but not others, who would presumably go to hell.

Also, when the Rev. Ted Haggard was exposed for procuring the services of a male prostitute, Pastor Driscoll seemed to blame Haggard's wife in a blog posting.

"A wife who lets herself go and is not sexually available to her husband in the ways that the Song of Songs is so frank about is not responsible for her husband's sin, but she may not be helping him either," Pastor Driscoll wrote on his blog, which has since been removed, reported

Pastor Driscoll also wrote on another removed blog post: "Father, Son and Spirit. But some chicks and some chickified dudes with limp wrists and minors in 'women's studies' are not happy because two persons of the trinity have a dude-ish ring."

For his blog postings, Pastor Driscoll offered a half-baked apology, saying he was “sad and sorry to hear that various things I have said over the years have been received very personally by some people who felt personally attacked."

Rep. Steven Palazzo (R-Miss.) also recently claimed that President Obama doesn't share the "Christian faith" because the president won't discriminate against gays in the U.S military.

Sources: The Christian Post,, Wikipedia,