The Jonesville (SC) Church of God and its pastor are making a stir with their latest sign out in front of the church:
Pastor Roger Byrd said that he just wanted to get people thinking. So last Thursday, he put a new message on the sign at the Jonesville Church of God.
It reads: "Obama, Osama, hmm, are they brothers?"
Byrd said that the message wasn’t meant to be racial or political.
"It’s simply to cause people to realize and to see what possibly could happen if we were to get someone in there that does not believe in Jesus Christ," he said.
When asked if he believes that Barack Obama is Muslim, Byrd said, "I don’t know. See it asks a question: Are they brothers? In other words, is he Muslim ? I don’t know. He says he’s not. I hope he’s not. But I don’t know. And it’s just something to try to stir people’s minds. It was never intended to hurt feelings or to offend anybody."
Although it’s a hard sell in some quarters, the truth is that Barack Obama isn’t a Muslim. He’s definitely an elitist snob whose view of the country is not as high as it should be for someone wanting to be President of the United States. The fact that many in this country find him an enigma, however, isn’t surprising, given the fact that he defies understanding in the way that Americans like to look at their politicians.
Given the fact that we’re in the same church, and that my wife is from that part of SC, I’d be glad to discuss this with Brother Byrd at his convenience.