Now playing on Christian radio: Barack Obama!
The Brody File has learned that the Matthew 25 Network which is a religious political action committee supporting Obama has put together a radio ad in which Obama's faith is highlighted. And get this….they are airing it on Christian radio in Colorado Springs, the home to James Dobson and Focus on the Family.
You can listen to the radio ad here.
Part of their release, sent to The Brody File, is below:
The Matthew 25 Network today launched an initial radio ad campaign to reach Christian voters with Obama's positive message of how faith informs his life and enhances dialogue in the public square.
The ad entitled "From his Heart," comes on the heels of Senator Obama's historic speech earlier today about the instrumental role faith communities play in caring for the "least of these" in our society and the importance of public partnerships with faith-based programs that have proven track records.
The Matthew 25 Network ad will first run in Colorado Springs, CO, home of James Dobson who garnered much media attention last week for attacking Senator Obama's faith. The group will run run ads in Ohio, Michigan, Virginia, and other swing states.
Here is the script version of the radio ad:
Narrator: You know it's an election year when certain people start grabbing headlines by attacking the faith of Presidential candidates. With all these stones being cast at Senator Obama, it can be hard to know what to believe. But in Luke, Jesus taught us that we must listen to what a man says because "out of the overflow of his heart, his mouth speaks." So here are words from Senator Obama's heart:
Obama: "I think we make a mistake when we fail to acknowledge the power of faith in people's lives" "kneeling beneath that cross on the South Side, I felt that I heard God's spirit beckoning me. I submitted myself to His will, and dedicated myself to discovering His truth."
Narrator: Paid for by Matthew 25 Network, Matthew 25.org is not authorized by any candidate or candidate's committee. Matthew 25 Network is responsible for the content of this ad because we think it's time for a better Christian witness in politics.
I think the ad is EXTREMELY strong.
It stays away from public policy and really focuses in his personal commitment to Christ. That is a type of message that Evangelicals will want to hear.
The flip side here is that another group may start running radio spots on Christian radio detailing Obama's liberal positions on issues which may conflict with some Evangelicals.
But look, you have to give this group credit for believing that they have a faithful message with Obama and they are not shy about promoting it. Plus, you won't find any John McCain radio spots on Christian radio right now. Man, how the tables have turned.