Although leftists constantly harp on about separation of church and state, anybody has talked to them long enough knows that they will gladly bring up religion if they perceive it as supporting their arguments. Case in point is the new Common Core 3rd grade curriculum, which uses biblically-inspired language to draw parallels between Obama and important figures from Christian scripture.
“The lesson plan and accompanying visual presentation were authored by Sherece Bennett, and is for sale on TeachersPayTeachers.com. It’s all based on a book titled, ‘Barack Obama: Son of Promise, Child of Hope,’ by Nikki Grimes.In one passage, a young Obama sees beggars and wonders, ‘Will I ever be able to help people like these?”Hope hung deep inside of him,’ the book adds.
Another excerpt from the book reads: ‘Before dawn each morning, Barry rose – his mother’s voice driving him from dream land. ‘Time for learning English grammar and the Golden Rule. Be honest, be kind, be fair,’ she taught him.’
The story continues: ‘One morning, he slipped on the name he’d been born with. The name of his father, Barack. For the first time in his life, he wore it proudly – like a coat of many colors.’
Uh oh – another Obama-inspired Biblical reference in a government school! But there’s no controversy here. Leftists will use God and the Bible, in instances such as these, when it appropriately fits their propaganda purposes.
No story about Barack Obama would be complete without mentioning his work as a community organizer. The book describes those days in dramatic fashion:
‘The work was grueling, with stretches of failure, and puny patches of success. Door-to-door Barack went, early mornings, late nights, pleading and preaching, coaxing strangers to march together, to make life better for everyone.'”