Both the book and movie attempt to make sense of Obama’s otherwise inexplicable decisions as president by tying them to his anti-colonialist roots and subsequent belief system.
But I left the movie with a question: How does Obama’s anti-colonial beliefs play into his radical pro-abortion beliefs?
Through pro-life friend Jason Jones, president of Movie to Movement, I got in touch with Dr. D’Souza, pictured right, who was kind enough to answer my question by email today:
"Jill: Obama rejects traditional Christianity. He subscribes to what may be termed Third World liberation theology.This radical brand of Christianity considers Christ to be a kind of guerrilla revolutionary, fighting against the evil capitalists and the ruling class. Traditional Christian tenets such as the dignity of life don’t seem to feature prominently in Obama’s view. Even partial birth abortion doesn’t revolt him in the way it revolts most people–even Democrats."
It would appear, if Dr. D’Souza’s theory on Obama’s ideological foundation is accurate, that Obama views abortion as a vehicle to overcome black poverty and inequality, a vehicle previously only safely available to rich white women when illegal. Obama would view Planned Parenthood as a driver.
This belief would dovetail with beliefs expressed at the May briefing co-sponsored by the Congressional Black Caucus and Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus, wherein black abortion proponents expressed their highest value as the “right” to choose – freedom, autonomy, independence.
That white Evangelicals and Catholics reject abortion based on their interpretation of the Bible means nothing to Obama, and, in fact, may repel him from that belief due to his own prejudices against traditional Christianity and whites.
(link to full article by Jill Stanek)