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The President & The Bible. Really?

In the Immigration speech to America, why is President Obama quoting the Hebrew Bible, with “Scripture tells us we shall not oppress a stranger for we know the heart of a stranger — we were strangers once, too.” (Exodus 23:9)?

Remember back when…

“One of the great strengths of the United States is … we have a very large Christian population — we do not consider ourselves a Christian nation or a Jewish nation or a Muslim nation. We consider ourselves a nation of citizens who are bound by ideals and a set of values.”

So, in a nation where Christians are getting in trouble with the law for prayer, discrimination, pro-life/anti-abortion stances etc…why did Obama quote a verse from the  Bible? Why is this significant enough for him to add or use now?
I believe we are to respect our leaders, but this is just a point that I find irritating.

 

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