1. None of us can "truly" say what Obama's guns and religion comments were meant to imply. You can say it was to encourage change, and express the helplessness of people who use them as a distraction. I say it expresses a negative undertone about both subjects by someone who is far left, and figured he was appeasing his crowd. If the majority of people were putting a positive spin on his comments. Or the country leaned more towards the idea that occupying your time with guns and religion were a bad idea. I'm sure Obama's campaign would be saying his comments were stated to bring attention to the issues of guns and religion. I just don't take Obama's words at face value, I passed on that cup of koolaid.
2. The ACLU has defended people of the Christian faith. However 10 fold they end up in court against it. So I should have been a little more clear about that comment.
3. It's almost ridiculous (in my opinion ) to think that you could spend so much time in a church, and outside of church with a pastor who you didn't share the same values with. There is no denying Rev. wright is anti American. Watch his sermons posted by his own church. The only clip I have seen that is misleading is the "American's chickens are coming home to roost". He was talking about a quote by Ambassador Edward Peck. However Mr. Peck didn't not go into the entire rant Rev. wright did. Rev. Wright's portrayal by the media is spot on from what I have seen.
4. The only beatitudes I know of are the 8. So if that's what your referring to then yes and better then most countries. Especially 4, 5, 7 and 8. Remember this country was founded on Christian faith and beliefs. If you forget that just look at the back side of your money . We might not be perfect, but we are the best.
Like I said in the beginning, just my two cents.