Limbaugh focused in on Obama's statement of "being my brother's and sister's keeper, treating others as they would treat me."
"The reason why this is important is there's an effort by the left to say that Jesus was a socialist," said Limbaugh, "and they are using this to turn many evangelical people into global-warming people. We are the stewards of the planet and so forth. There's an ongoing effort here to corrupt Christianity."
Stressing he was not disputing the president's profession of Christianity, Limbaugh went into a detailed analysis of Obama's remarks, noting:
There's a lot of people who do not know details of their own religious belief. But the Golden Rule is not a precept of Christianity. I hate to point this out, but the Golden Rule does not emanate, originate, from Christianity. And this brother's keeper business? That's not Jesus. I hate to say this, but Jesus Christ did ...