Warren: "At what point does a baby get human rights in your view?"These words lifted out of the interview with Barack Obama at Saddleback Church leave me a little disgusted. The question does not even address the issue of when life begins, nor the status of the unborn under our laws but refers to human rights for babies! One could apply this to an unborn child, McCain did, or refer to the present law of the land where "baby", as far as human rights go, means a child that has been born...but to say it is beyond you to answer seems like a major cop out!
Obama: "Well I think that whether you're looking at it from a theological perspective or a scientific perspective, answering that question with specificity...uh....you know is...uh....above my pay grade."
It is also a bit difficult to reconcile with at least this statement from the presidential candidate made on Father's day 2007 which would seem to acknowledge that the life of a child begins at conception; On that ocassion Barak Obama said.. "We need fathers to recognize that responsibility doesn't end at conception . . . It's the courage to raise a child."
Though Mr. Obama did speak clearly on issues related to his own faith in God, this kind of evasion will certainly not win him any friends among people who view life as a gift from God. He owed them at least a coherent explanation of his own views as the person of faith he claims to be.