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Pastor Andy Stanley responds to his description of President Obama as 'pastor in chief'

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  • SLC gal Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 1, 2013 7:43 a.m.

    Pretty high words toward a presdient that thinks us 'mericuns cling to our Gods and our guns.

    Seriously though, I think I just threw up in my mouth a little bit.

  • RedShirt USS Enterprise, UT
    Jan. 31, 2013 12:06 p.m.

    To "the old switcharoo" get out of the sun. The only difference betwee Obama and Bush is the simple fact that Obama spends 3 times as fast.

    If Bush was evil, then Obama is evil. If Obama is good for what he is doing, then Bush is good for what he did.

    They both are progressives, and both are taking us to the same destination. The only difference is the rate.

  • sergio Phoenix, AZ
    Jan. 30, 2013 2:07 p.m.

    President Obama's religion is in his actions. He has demonstrated himself a competent and caring human imbued with Christian and other admirable values, and a good example to all men. He will be remembered as a good man and a great president.

  • MapleDon Springville, UT
    Jan. 30, 2013 12:33 p.m.

    That was an ill-thought comment by Andy. Talk about separation of Church and state and how the early settlers of the U.S. left a country in which the monarch was also "pastor in chief." We used to find such views repulsive.

    Jesus Christ is the only pastor in chief. Enough with making Obama out to be the new messiah. That he definitely is not.

    I highly regard and follow Andy's father, Dr. Charles Stanley. Not so with Andy.

  • Nan BW ELder, CO
    Jan. 30, 2013 7:23 a.m.

    Maybe he was trying to use positive reinforcement. When you have an errant child in your class (as a teacher) you watch for him/her to do something helpful or positive and praise the favorable deed hoping that will bring about more good behavior.

  • Pagan Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 29, 2013 10:44 a.m.

    Obama is Christian.

    Have a good day.

  • MrsH Altamont, UT
    Jan. 29, 2013 10:07 a.m.

    Wow, Can you imagine if Mitt Romney had won...and someone said something like this about HIM?
    People would explode!!

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    Jan. 29, 2013 8:29 a.m.

    I guess it was a compliment but it still points out that we need to separate religion from politics. I didn't vote for a pastor; the president needs to be grounded in the here and now.

  • one old man Ogden, UT
    Jan. 29, 2013 8:06 a.m.

    old switcharoo -- exactly right!

  • Eliyahu Pleasant Grove, UT
    Jan. 29, 2013 8:07 a.m.

    I suspect that the real upset among many of the conservative clergy is not what Mr. Stanley said, but just the fact that he said something positive about the President.

  • the old switcharoo mesa, AZ
    Jan. 29, 2013 6:57 a.m.

    Right, well the same group were convinced that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction and that Bush was divinely inspired to invade Iraq causing the death of up to a million Iraqis because it might open up the area to Christianity. Divine torture program?

    There is a world of difference between Obama and the last administration the supposed "christian right" supported. I feel safer with Obama at the pastor in chief position.