Bishop Heinrich Bedford-Strohm, the chair of the Evangelical Church in Germany, said he invited the former president to the event last year.
“President Barack Obama’s attending the Kirchentag in Berlin, which will ring in the Reformation Summer, underlines the international character of our 500th anniversary celebrations,” Bedford-Strohm said in a statement. “Anyone who is pious also has to be politically minded.”
Opinion: A German monk named Martin Luther created one of Christianity’s greatest rifts in the summer of 1517 when he penned 95 theses to the the door of his Catholic church, denouncing the Catholic sale of indulgences — pardons for sins — and questioning papal authority. That led to his excommunication and the start of the Protestant Reformation.
Reformation Summer will be bring celebrations to Germany and who did Angela Merkel invite? You guessed it.
Barack Obama single-handedly brought another revolution to Christianity, but he first lied about it:
- Obama 2008: “I believe marriage is between a man and a woman. I am not in favor of gay marriage – God is in the mix.”
- Obama 2011: “I’ve been going through an evolution on this issue.”
- Obama adviser David Axelrod, Feb. 2015: “Barack Obama misled Americans on gay marriage for his own political benefit.”
And the same Lutheran denomination that brought the Bible out of Latin to the world, accepted the lie – hook, line and sinker.
Martin Luther is spinning in his grave.