Religious Right Watch: ‘Values voters’ would vote for Satan before Obama
In the final days of the election, the anti-Obama rhetoric from the religious right has reached a fevered pitch. One religious right leader says that conservative evangelicals would rather vote for the devil than Barack Obama and a religious right author says Obama could be the anti-Christ, but Obama doesn’t know it yet.
“Barack Obama could be running against the devil and you’d still have high turnout among values voters,” said Mat Staver, of Liberty Counsel, a Christian legal entity affiliated with the late-Jerry Falwell. Staver is also the dean of the law school at Falwell’s Liberty University.
“Obama has, by virtue of his liberal positions on values issues, energized values voters to show up and cast a vote against him,” Staver told Politico.
Meanwhile, Michael O’Brien, author of several Christian end-times novels including Children of the Last Days, shares his view of whether Obama is the anti-Christ.
He is indeed a powerful manipulator of crowds, even as he appears ever so humble and wholesomely charming. I doubt that he is the long-prophesied ruler of the world, but I also believe that he is a carrier of a deadly moral virus, indeed a kind of anti-apostle spreading concepts and agendas that are not only anti-Christ but anti-human as well. In this sense he is of the spirit of Antichrist (perhaps without knowing it), and probably is one of several key figures in the world who (knowingly or unknowingly) will be instrumental in ushering in the time of great trial for the Church under its last and worst persecution, amidst the numerous other tribulations prophesied in the books of Daniel and Revelation, and letters of St Paul, St. John, and St. Peter.