President is no model of holiness

I am a high school senior at a Catholic school. The article “Here comes the sun … across the mountaintop” by Ralph E. Moore Jr., (CR, Jan. 15) caused me great concern. President Obama is called a prophet. The biblical prophets were spokesmen for God, and supposed to be models of holiness. Are we to look to President Obama as a model of holiness?

If he is indeed a prophet, it is a prophet of death. Does he speak for God when he would force faith-based hospitals and healthcare facilities to perform abortions? Or when he wants to remove laws on parental involvement, and end all restrictions on partial birth abortion. Is this a man you are telling us to look up to? Is this a man whose example we should be following?

How can you call the man a prophet while at the same time promoting the March for Life, and other pro-life activities?

Yes, President Obama claims he will help the economy and end the war in Iraq. I genuinely hope that is true. But what will he do first? He has said that “The first thing I’d do as President is sign the Freedom of Choice Act. That’s the first thing I’d do.” A prophet is a spokesman for God. I think Obama is merely a spokesman for himself. Please, in the future, check in with the Vatican before proclaiming any more prophets.

The writer is a senior at Mount de Sales Academy in Catonsville.

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