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Lynn, Obama Breech Their Own Separation Of Church and State Rules With Political Speech About Religion To United Church Of Christ Conference


Tampa Bay—Jun 25—Separation of church and state apparently is only applicable to conservatives as the church that ordained Americans United For Separation of Church and State leader Rev. Barry Lynn hosted Democratic Presidential candidate Senator Barack Obama who was the only candidate at its national conference where politics and religion were simultaneously discussed, according to Bill Keller, the world’s leading internet evangelist and the head of Liveprayer with over 2.4 million subscribers to his Daily Devotional.

“I don’t know what Bible Obama is reading that endorses murdering babies and trying to redefine God’s definition of marriage,” says Keller. “Obama’s appearance also begs the question as to why Barry Lynn is not calling for his own churches’ tax exemption to be pulled. It is the height of hypocrisy that he would call on the IRS to revoke my organization’s tax exempt status for making spiritual comments about Mitt Romney’s Mormon religion, yet his own church has Obama as their keynote speaker at a CHURCH CONVENTION"

It was clear that Obama, a senator from Illinois, mixed politics and religion in the context of his position as an elected official. Obama said in remarks prepared for the national conference of the liberal United Church of Christ, “Somehow, somewhere along the way, faith stopped being used to bring us together and started being used to drive us apart. It got hijacked. Part of it’s because of the so-called leaders of the Christian Right, who’ve been all too eager to exploit what divides us…At every opportunity, they’ve told evangelical Christians that Democrats disrespect their values and dislike their church, while suggesting to the rest of the country that religious Americans care only about issues like abortion and gay marriage, school prayer and intelligent design…There was even a time when the Christian Coalition that its number one legislative priority was tax cuts for the rich. I don’t know what Bible they’re reading, but it doesn’t jibe with my version"

“Why Barry Lynn, who stalks men and women of faith and persecutes them by trying to impose his version of how faith should be discussed in the public forum, isn’t all over this is a testimony to his hypocrisy,” Keller said. “It goes to show that leftists like Lynn only want to shut down Biblical speech that he doesn’t agree with.”

About Bill Keller

The media has called him the “Dr. Phil of prayer” and the next big thing in mass media religion.Meet Bill Keller the host of “Live Prayer with Bill Keller”,” the nations only “live” call-in faith and values based program airing exclusively on secular TV that deals head-on with issues ranging from divorce, homosexuality, abortion, sexual abuse, pornography, drug addiction, radical Islam, race relations, spousal abuse, false prophets and more . . . from a conservative, biblical world view. “LivePrayer” is unscripted, and unedited, giving it a fresh and totally spontaneous approach to problem solving. The program can be seen Monday through Friday from 1:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m. in Tampa, Florida on CBS Affiliate CW 44, and online 24/7 through streaming on “Live Prayer” is slated to go nationwide on the “i” network (formally Pax TV) this Fall.

About Live Prayer

In 1999 Keller launched, which has become the most successful online faith outreach in history. Since its inception has responded personally to more than 60 million online requests for prayer. And Keller’s “Live Prayer” devotional is received daily by more than two million e-mail subscribers. For information on where to watch “Live Prayer” in your area, visit

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