To the extent Stanley has subscribed to the emerging church methodology which necessarily includes absolute and unaccountable authoritarianism invested in the church leadership with the concomitant loss of individualism and freedom for the congregation, so too, the title conveyed on Obama carried the equivalent all powerful status of one who answers to no one, that is, a dictator. Yes, Stanley announced him as dictator over state and church. What, in return, is Stanley's reward? Wouldn't seem to be in the next life, would it?
Chris Rosebrough of Fighting for the Faith elaborates on the spread of church fascism and how Stanley is promoting the re-definition of what it means to be a pastor, i.e., no longer a shepherd or minister: