Apprising Ministries offers we should file this under: Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction. Sadly, this is not satire.

In Book compares Obama to Jesus Christ and Martin Luther King over at The Daily Caller Eric Owens offers:

Looking for something to read as Thanksgiving approaches? Or a unique take on what has made President Barack Obama such a successful politician? Or perhaps an explanation of Obama as an apostle and his “politics as religion?”

You could check out “The Gospel According to Apostle Barack” by Barbara Thompson (AuthorHouse 2012). The mouthful of the book’s subtitle is: “In Search of a More Perfect Political Union as Heaven Here on Earth.” (source)

Um, ooo-kay. The author of this book, released July 31st of this year, tells us at the Amazon page for her treatise:

Barack had worked tirelessly on behalf of the American people, especially those who elected him in 2008. His followers needed to re-elect him to a second term, so that he could continue to accomplish the promises he made, thus, realizing his vision of America as a more perfect political union or “heaven here on earth.” (source)

Well, he did win reelection; but I’m in agreement with pastor Tom Chantry’s take:

The reelection of President Obama demonstrates the wickedness of America… The reelection of President Obama demonstrates the stupidity of America… The reelection of President Obama demonstrates God’s judgment on America…

This election was a catastrophe; there is no reason to pretend otherwise.  Furthermore, it demonstrates the far deeper perils which threaten us. (source)

Now Barbara Thompson goes on and even claims direct revelation from God concerning her mission and for the direction of her book:

Then, as I began to contemplate ways to assist Barack in his 2012 re-election bid something miraculous happened. I felt God’s (His) Spirit beckoning me in my dreams at night. Listening, cautiously, I learned that Jesus walked the earth to create a more civilized society, Martin (Luther King) walked the earth to create a more justified society, but, Apostle Barack, the name he was called in my dreams, would walk the earth to create a more equalized society, for the middle class and working poor. (source)

Really; we’re supposed to to believe the Holy Spirit revealed to Thompson that two mere men are to be compared with Christ Jesus, the LORD God Almighty Himself in human flesh? No, I don’t think so. Neither of those men, Martin Luther King, Jr. and Barack Obama, even appear to be believers in Christ in the first place.

They’re certainly no Apostles. Unfortunately, Barbara Thompson has quite a forum for her foolish mythology. Apparently she is professor in the Department of Health and Physical Education for Florida A&M University with:

graduate degrees from Florida A&M University and Florida State University. She has been teaching for more than twenty-five years at the university level with experience in the areas of health, physical education and sport management.

She is a professor at Florida A&M University, a former assistant vice president for academic affairs, past president of her university’s chapter of United Faculty of Florida, a graduate of the National Education Association’s Emerging Leader Academy and a two-time recipient of the Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers Award. (source)

What Barbara Thompson isn’t, is someone we believe has heard anything from the one true and living God.

HT” Email Brigade

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