Gray Obama

Rather than black or white, the color I associate most with Barack Obama is gray.

– A man who speaks in soaring rhetoric but is unspecific about his plans (except about his bias for bigger government).

– A man who says he is for racial healing but whose spiritual mentor is a conspiracy theorist with contempt for our country.

– A man who claims superior judgment, since the file listing his accomplishments is slender indeed.

Promising change (but from what and to what he doesn’t say), Barack Obama offers us a blank canvas, onto which we can paint our hopes and fears:

“Vote for Obama and expiate your sins, America! Don’t worry about his policies, his inexperience, or the unsavory nature of his closest associates. The tragic legacy of race in this country can be dealt with once and for all! Vote for Obama and feel good about yourself again!”

About Stan Guthrie

Stan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers. Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for He has appeared on National Public Radio's €œTell Me More,€ WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio'€™s €œNew Day Florida.€ A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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