I went to the ABC website. I found the "rumor."
Barrack Obama smokes.
His wife apparently asked him to quit. He did.
He said he "fell off the train a few months ago a couple of times."
What message does this send to our children?
I posted a comment on ABC's blog under tons that were saying, "if it feels good, do it."
I said that I did care.
I said in my comment that we expect athletes not to smoke. Why would we expect anything less of our President. He has two little ones watching him. Not to mention the thousands more that will have their eyes set on our next leader. I did say that we all make mistakes and that I hope for him success on quitting his habit.
1. I am disturbed that he can't quit as he promised his wife.
2. I am sure they don't allow smoking in the White House.
3. He is our next leader and needs to take every precaution to remain healthy.
4. He is a role model.
I am trying to respect him as a leader, but I am frustrated by this and more saddened than anything. I was grieved by the comments stabbing my world view. I differ very much from the mind set of "if it feels good, do it." I guess it was rewarding to put my name to a comment that varied drastically from many of the previous ones made. I would encourage you to read, comment wisely and lets pull together to show that Christians DO have a voice and that we are not just legalistic no-brainers. I am not referring simply to a habit like smoking. I fear there will be much larger issues at hand. Like I quoted in a previous post, we need some "think tanks." I know many of you. Let's start getting a voice out there. Shall we?