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Rev. Rick Scarborough: Schoolchildren Singing for Obama Raises Specter of Dictatorship

At the How to Take Back America conference this past weekend in St. Louis, I heard Rev. Rick Scarborough, a conservative pastor and author who endorsed Mike

Iram Martins
Last updated: Jul 31, 2020 | Sep 29, 2009

At the How to Take Back America conference this past weekend in St. Louis, I heard Rev. Rick Scarborough, a conservative pastor and author who endorsed Mike Huckabee’s 2008 presidential campaign, express outrage at a video of New Jersey schoolchildren singing a song praising President Obama. After his speech, I asked him what had disturbed him about the video.

“Whether he is spawning these things or people are spawning them, it’s a kind of human worship which I believe is dangerous,” said Scarborough. “You go back through history, every dictatorship — when we conquered Iraq, what’d we do? We tore down statues all over the place of Saddam Hussein. These dictators are all, in the absence of worshiping the true God, they almost insert themselves as if they were God. You turn to me and I’ll be all you need.”

Scarborough also suggested that Obama was using his middle name “Hussein” more often now to “reach out to Muslims worldwide.”

“I think it’s a dangerous trend,” he said.

Watch the video after the jump.

Iram Martins | Personal trainer. Aspiring sommelier. Brunch critic who works part-time. When I'm not competing, you'll find me at dog beaches with my black lab or sipping drinks at the best bars in town. I like to fly a lot.


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