If you thought it was ridiculous that a reporter asked Gov. Scott Walker if he thought President Barack Obama was a “real Christian,” your reaction was normal. The governor’s diplomatic response of “I don’t know” should have been more than enough, but the media made it controversial.
First, the obvious question. Why did the reporter(s) think the question was relevant? Second, and perhaps more important, why would a bunch of leftist unbelievers care that a conservative Christian governor says he doesn’t know whether the president is a Christian?
Christians know that no one is absolutely certain of anyone’s salvation. What the person says and does gives evidence of a personal relationship with Christ, but only God knows who His elect are and whether the person’s repentance and faith are genuine.
Again, why is it relevant? I’ve always said I’d vote for an atheist as long as he was conservative. We don’t live in a theocracy. I’m sure most Christians would love to have a truly conservative Christian man sitting in the White House. But given the state of the country now, I doubt such a man would stand a chance of being elected.
But I digress.
Deneen Borelli, Outreach Director of FreedomWorks, recently appeared on Fox News to talk about the reaction to Gov. Walker’s response. She said rather than focusing on substantive issues, the media are playing the “gotcha game” with conservatives. Borelli mentioned ISIS and the failures of Obamacare as two issues more important to Americans than whether the governor knows if the president is a “real Christian.”
The media’s irrelevant questions, how they treat conservatives…all of it, “is a grand distraction from Obama’s failed policies.”