At prayer breakfast and with birth-control decision, Obama riles religious conservatives
David Nakamura and Michelle Boorstein
President Obama drew on the Bible and his interpretation of the Christian faith Thursday to deliver a sharp, if tacit, critique of his chief Republican rival's economic program, speaking at a forum that in the past has been largely free of electoral politics.
Speaking to about 3,000 people at the annual National Prayer Breakfast, Obama emphasized the importance of his Christian beliefs in his politics and personal life, arguing that his efforts to raise taxes on the wealthiest Americans, promote health insurance reform, help families with college tuition and send troops to prevent human rights abuses in Uganda were grounded in his faith.
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.'
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"At prayer breakfast and with birth-control decision, Obama riles religious conservatives", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), mars 2012. Consulté le 21/09/2023. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/at-prayer-breakfast-and-with-birth-control-decision-obama-riles-religious-conservatives