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Besides the seemingly endless list of outrages coming out of the current administration and Congress, we have a man in the presidency who regularly tells bold, filthy lies, not that other presidents haven’t lied, but this one takes the all-time cake for quantity. His interminable lying is bad enough, but then we have the sorry things he does to disgrace the office he holds. Barack Obama (or whatever his name is) has spit on the office of President of the United States in so many ways, and this past week he added some more.
Last Friday, he became the first sitting President to address the mammoth abortion factory, Planned Parenthood. His words can only be described as evil as he praised and defended one of the world’s largest baby-killing machines and even added his wicked wish that God would “bless” Planned Parenthood. Only a man with a dead soul would say such a hellish thing.
It attests to his brazen disregard for the sanctity of human life and his utter disrespect for common decency and the office of President that he would stoop to the level of lending his presence to this death-worship gathering during the apex of the trial of Kermit Gosnell, the barbarian accused of murdering babies and a woman in his Philadelphia abortion “clinic.”
Obama also demeaned the office of President on Monday by lending his cheering support, by personal phone call, to Jason Collins, the National Basketball Association player who decided to make a scene (and maybe jump-start his unremarkable career) by announcing that he is a homosexual. Obama shows where his twisted heart lies by publicly supporting a man who puts his sexual sin on parade.
Obama is a sick “leader,” but he is only a symptom of a sick nation. Only a nation with metastasized cancer of the soul would end up with a “President” like Obama. This nation celebrates sin and vilifies God and His followers. It’s upside-down and falling. We can’t possibly expect things to go well for America when so many lost people among us aggressively work to eliminate the Lord from public mention or public sight while they enthusiastically embrace all manner of sins which they shove in our faces.
Of course, many of us are deeply opposed to what’s happening around us in our nation, government, schools and institutions. Many of us look to the Lord for our salvation, and we pray for our families, friends and country. But, the body of Christ has failed to stop the evil tide that has washed over this nation and embedded itself in our culture. Too many of us have waited until the national cancer is terminal to begin to speak out against the societal rot that has crumbled our nation’s foundations.
Our nation is celebrating sodomy, celebrating people who “proudly” declare their sexual perversions for the entire world to see. The President of the United States—along with his wife, former Democrat President Bill Clinton and other high-profile people—has proclaimed this to be a great thing, something to be applauded, something courageous. It’s none of those things. It’s sick.
Our military is being forced to accept “out-and-proud” homosexual members, while the Pentagon has announced that Christian military members can now be punished with court martial or other measures if they share their Christian faith with others.
So… Obama’s civilian appointees who lead the Pentagon are confirming that the military will make it a crime–possibly resulting in imprisonment–for those in uniform to share their faith. This would include chaplains—military officers who are ordained clergymen of their faith (mostly Christian pastors or priests, or Jewish rabbis)–whose duty since the founding of the U.S. military under George Washington is to teach their faith and minister to the spiritual needs of troops who come to them for counsel, instruction, or comfort.
This regulation would severely limit expressions of faith in the military, even on a one-to-one basis between close friends. It could also effectively abolish the position of chaplain in the military, as it would not allow chaplains (or any service members, for that matter), to say anything about their faith that others say led them to think they were being encouraged to make faith part of their life. It’s difficult to imagine how a member of the clergy could give spiritual counseling without saying anything that might be perceived in that fashion.
And, the vicious, beady-eyed Left attempts to ridicule anyone who points out that there is a war on Christianity. This is only the latest in myriad examples of attacks on Christians and their faith by Satan’s foot soldiers in America.
Meanwhile, as Obama’s Pentagon decides to shred the God-given, constitutionally protected rights of our Christian and Jewish military members, Obama himself hypocritically signs the order for this year’s National Day of Prayer, in which he states:
All of us have the freedom to pray and exercise our faiths openly. Our laws protect these God-given liberties, and rightly so. Today and every day, prayers will be offered in houses of worship, at community gatherings, in our homes, and in neighborhoods all across our country. Let us give thanks for the freedom to practice our faith as we see fit, whether individually or in fellowship.
Where the heck did that come from, and how does it square with his Pentagon’s stance? I know it doesn’t square. Nothing with this two-faced administration does.
Regardless, Thursday May 2nd is the National Day of Prayer. Our nation needs prayer every day of every year, but this is a good reminder to those of us who have a relationship with the Lord that we should spend much more precious prayer time petitioning our Father in Heaven, through His Son Jesus, for His mercy on this undeserving nation and to give us strength to stand firmly in Him. Prayer is truly our most potent weapon and a strong defense against a world of spiritual evil and the ever-darkening days we face. Let’s use that weapon ceaselessly.
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