How dare Obama use God-talk in a reasonable and persuasive style?
That's a style than runs counter to the last 30 years of pulpit pounding "I'll tell you believers what to believe!" deception and manipulation.
Any kind of speech or sermon that encourages the strongest spiritual attributes of faith and reason are bound to scare the Beelzebub right out of tradition hardliners like Dobson and LaHaye.
Sorry Dr. D, but I don't recall any consensus establishment of any "official traditional understanding of the Bible" - especially as reflected by American Southern Evangelical Literalist churches and their own "Froody Bible" institute's modern End-Times interpretation of the Bible.
Dobson is quoted as asking,
"Am I required in a democracy to conform my efforts in the political arena to his [Obama's] bloody notion of what is right with regard to the lives of tiny babies?"
That's a slick question Dr. D.
I want to ask why you conformed your efforts in the political arena to Bush's bloody notion of what is right with regard to the lives of American military fathers and mothers of tiny babies?
Or are you wanting it both ways ... self righteous and sanctimonious?
... and against sincere independent critical thinking that leads to the absolute model of the compassionate ministry of Christ?