There is a non-Orthodox rabbi who quotes from the Torah when he wants to use the verses as justification for his thoughts and policies. But, he feels free to reject certain verses by saying it is not applicable these days and how halachah is not binding. Only when it is expedient for him, will he substantiate his writings with Jewish teachings. If the verses don't conform to his thinking, they can be rejected.
This morning I was treated to the same type of thinking when I came across an item in Snopes.com which deleted information that didn't conform to what they were trying to prove.
One item that Snopes used to prove that President Obama was born in America was an article describing the testimony of Barbara Nelson who stated that Dr. Rodney West had related to her the news of the President's birth.
An excerpt from the article that Snopes references states the following.
“I may be the only person left who specifically remembers his birth. His parents are gone, his grandmother is gone, the obstetrician who delivered him is gone,” said Nelson, referring to Dr. Rodney T. West, who died in February at the age of 98.
Since the birth certificate released recently identifies Dr. David Sinclair as the physician who delivered the president, I was curious if Snopes would delete the article which references Dr. West as the physician. They didn't. But the Snopes article is missing a few words that were in the original article.
“I may be the only person left who specifically remembers his birth. His parents are gone, his grandmother is gone, the obstetrician who delivered him is gone,” said Nelson.