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chipped-flag-on-brick-wall-300x200The United States of America has been under attack – from within. Two things make this fact even worse: many people are oblivious, and the larger problem is others just don’t seem to care.

It is important we understand how we got to this point of corruption and crisis as a nation, determine who is responsible, and decide what we can do about it. You may know much of this information, but many of your friends do not; please share it.

In order to examine the spiritual, financial, and political condition of the United States of America, the epic prize globalists wish to conquer, it’s vital we acknowledge some brief history.

Pilgrims and patriots came to these shores to escape religious persecution, government intrusion, and to establish a God-fearing settlement that would flourish on faith and freedom. This great Republic was originally founded upon biblical teachings, Moral Law, and the Declaration of Independence. We know, however, this is not the same country it was one or two hundred years ago.

We now know – and many of these are interchangeable – atheists, communists, liberals, humanists, Marxists, progressives, and socialists have infiltrated our government and undermined the order and very foundation of our nation. They have infected our courts, the education system, our corporations, the entertainment industry, and unfortunately, many of our churches. (Read about the Emergent Church.)

Most of us would like to see this nation return to one in which people once again honor the Lord first, respect the Constitution, the Flag, and allow others to live their lives based on Judeo-Christian principles. But this may be wishful thinking because political correctness will no longer coexist with religious freedom.

For concerned Christians, there is a stark reality looking us square in the eyes: God’s Word (Bible prophecy) reveals some sobering truths about the future of our nation and this world. Things will become even darker, more chaotic, and people’s hearts will grow cold. The Bible tells us evil will appear to prevail in the days leading up to the Lord’s return, and nations will not only come against Israel, they will stand in defiance of God our Creator and King.

The question is how much time do we have in the United States of America? Obviously, no one can answer this specifically. Could we have a great spiritual revival and awakening in our nation? It is possible, but not probable. Have we become such stiff-necked, lukewarm, self-serving people we have already sealed our own fate? Perhaps.

The other day, our guest on Stand Up for the Truth, Julaine Appling said, 

“Law is always downstream of culture.”

It is true our culture drives politics and legislation in America. Just look at the powerful LGBT lobby teaming up with Hollywood and the liberal media! But what happened to the influence of the church? Christianity used to drive culture, but today, more and more churches, leaders, and denominations have become silent or have conformed to the world.

Anti-Christian, anti-American agendas are being carried out across the country with little concern or resistance.

Two evil, influential political philosophies have shaped the direction of our nation over the past 50-plus years, and we see devastating effects on Americans who are (for the most part) unknowingly embracing them.

  • Saul Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals”
  • The Cloward-Piven Strategy

These two progressive, Marxist philosophies and their implemented agendas have been used together to bring our nation to the precipice of economic and moral destruction. First, a quote from: Rules for RadicalsA Pragmatic Primer for Realistic Radicals

“In the beginning the organizer’s first job is to create the issues or problems.” Saul D. Alinsky,

The Obama administration sure took that principle to heart.

…Chicago-born Saul David Alinsky (1909 – 1972) was an American community organizer who dropped out of graduate school at the University of Chicago to work as a criminologist. He was drawn to the world of gangsters and was a confidant of the Al Capone mob. Alinsky became a “student” of enforcer Frank Nitti, who took over the mob when Capone was sent to prison. An Alinski radical has one main goal – power.

His motto was, “The most effective means are whatever will achieve the desired results.” In 1971, the hard Left, progressive community organizer wrote a playbook of subversive tactics to empower an upcoming generation of change agents. A few notable adherents to the Alinsky method are: Bill Ayers, Bernardine Dohrn, Van Jones, Bill and Hillary Clinton, Jim Wallis, and former President Barack Obama.

Expert organizer, President Obama, didn’t miss a beat when he left office and according to reports is scheming to sabotage Donald Trump’s presidency. His army of agitators numbering in the tens of thousands will take orders from Obama’s command post in his new Washington home less than two miles from the White House. Not content to move on like other ex-presidents, Obama is actively working to fight against Republicans.

Having raised over $40 million in the last few years of his presidency with the help of former Obama aides and campaign workers, his network of leftist nonprofits led by Organizing For Action (OFA) with 250 offices across the country, added staff, and fresh recruitment of liberal activists. Not only that, but Obama’s close confidante Valerie Jarrett has moved into his new DC home, the nerve center for their plan to mastermind the insurgency against the Trump administration.

The Alinsky Game Plan:

  • Exploit the weaknesses inherent in the system, made weaker by pitting opposing forces against one another.
  • Oppose independent, morally strong, educated people because those individuals, especially in groups, can’t be manipulated easily.
  • They attempt to end-run constitutional rights with social contract and dialectic consensus methods. Engage in large scale social engineering, attempting to unfreeze a society using chaos, and to then refreeze it in a new predefined shape.
  • The dividing lines they polarize people on are most often racial, economic, religious and political.
  • Cause social instability through subversive and divisive rhetoric. One method is to control the outcome of the education system by lowering the standards of education so that it creates a dependent class.
  • Use their political platforms to overload a society with social spending programs and class warfare to the point that hatred and division cause social panic.
  • Once they’ve created a problem, they propose themselves as the answer and use wealth transfers and the trumping of rights as the method to bring about “equality.”

THE EFFECTS:

  • An overpowering Federal government bureaucracy that has violated the U.S. Constitution’s principles of limited Federal government power and control.
  • $20 trillion in national debt. Not even counting Social Security and Pension obligations:  Most estimates are the nation is almost $100 trillion in debt:  A system waiting to collapse.
  • An American public that has become addicted to government handouts.  More than half the population is on direct assistance from the government.
  • A laziness and narcissism with Americans where they look to government to provide instead of providing for themselves.
  • Massive Student Loan debt that will never be repaid because of a corrupt educational system that lured young people with lies and false illusions.
  • The only way to get out of this fiscal mess is a complete overhaul of the debt situation in the nation:  BANKRUPTCY, which leads to a Marxist State.

THE ALINSKY DOCTRINE:

8 Steps to Topple a Nation and Create a Socialist State.

Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals and The Cloward-Piven Strategy have been woven together by Progressive Marxist-Humanists to create a crisis so bad that the only “solution” is what they have wanted:  Communism.  Let’s look at the eight points where the two doctrines intersect.

*Read the entire post including resource links and a conclusion, “What Christians can do about it” at DavidFiorazo.com

 

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One sign reads, “Illegal is a crime.” Another reads, “We are the future of America.” Many believe the Obama administration knows exactly what it is doing.

When the president signed an executive order two years ago enacting Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and rolled out the red carpet for illegal aliens, did they not expect any of the problems we’re seeing today? Did our government not know that Central and South America were advertising that immigrants get a free pass in America? From the time Obama decided to implement that policy, there has been a substantial increase in the number of people that have crossed the border, including over 52,000 children in the last fiscal year according to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency.

Didn’t the White House expect an increase of crime and disease, as well as the cost to taxpayers? It was reported last month the Senate approved a bill for $1 billion “to pay for social workers caring for the surge of children pouring across the U.S.-Mexico border, saying the humanitarian crisis is growing so quickly it’s outpacing the government’s ability to handle it.” America is a compassionate, generous country, but we have laws, a Constitution, freedom and protections for citizens, which are primary reasons people come here.

The difference today however, is rather than families sneaking over the border; immigrants are now being bussed in by the hundreds. There has always been violence in other countries so to say they are suddenly fleeing that violence is insulting to our intelligence.

The Obama administration is happy to step in with their solution to another self-inflicted problem or to an orchestrated crisis they don’t want to see go to waste. Two weeks agoNancy Pelosi said, “We are all Americans – north and south in this hemisphere,” urging us to see this as an opportunity, proving the end goal is amnesty and open borders. For those on the extreme Left, these are exciting times.

This didn’t happen overnight, but something must now be done – which was exactly the plan. Another problem is many illegals do not show up for their scheduled hearings. Instead, they simply blend in to our population and receive free health care, education, find some work for cash or get welfare.

We can explain the present crisis partly by reviewing some recent history. Frances Fox Piven and Richard Cloward were a married couple who were both professors at the Columbia University School of Social Work and not surprisingly, the two were members of Democratic Socialists of America. The couple implemented an agenda to destroy capitalism (now known as the Cloward-Piven Strategy) by birthing several radical organizations one after the other, including ACORN, with the help of Wade Rathke.

In the 1960s, Fox Piven gave traction to a strategy aiming to take down America’s economy by overloading the government bureaucracy with a flood of impossible demands. A political strategy outlined in 1966, Fox Piven and Cloward called for overloading the U.S. public welfare system in order to precipitate a crisis that would lead to a replacement of the welfare system with a national system of “a guaranteed annual income.” The couple’s most significant achievement was the “Motor Voter” act which was signed into law by Bill Clinton in 1993. Former White House staff economist, James Simpson writes:

“As we now know, ACORN was one of the chief drivers of high-risk mortgage lending that eventually led to the financial crisis. But the Motor Voter law was another component of the strategy. It created vast vulnerabilities in our electoral system, which ACORN then exploited.

“ACORN’s voter registration scandals throughout the U.S. are predictable fallout. The Motor Voter law has also been used to open another vulnerability in the system: the registration of vast numbers of illegal aliens, who then reliably vote Democrat. Herein lies the real reason Democrats are so anxious for open borders….”

Jump ahead to March 2012; Frances Fox Piven gave a lecture to students at the University of Connecticut touting Occupy Wall Street. Fox Piven believed the Occupy movement was in its second phase at the time, where the mob “threatens to shut down institutions.” OWS had moved into city neighborhoods and schools, and she predicted “action against the banks and corporations.” She was thrilled with a poll at the time showing about “half of the youngest age group polled, probably ages 15 to 25, saw no problems with socialism.”

Just three months later, June 2012, President Obama announced the United States would stop deporting hundreds of thousands of young illegal immigrants and gave them work permits instead. The administration side-stepped the country’s legislative process and Obama’s executive order (DACA) applied to those who came here before age sixteen and were under thirty. It became a massive money-making racquet for the drug cartels and the Mexican government as they have been charging thousands of dollars a head, and it is unthinkable the White House did not see this coming.

Now, after six years of leaving the borders open, the president is requesting $3.8 billion in emergency aid to deal with the problem he created! Presidential requests for supplemental appropriations usually come on the heels of natural disasters or other catastrophic events, not man-caused crises. Breitbart’s Daniel Horowitz writes:

“The answer to a raging fire is to first stop pouring on the gasoline. We need a change in policy, not more taxpayer funding to support the government-sponsored arson.”

The border could be closed if both political parties representing us had the will to follow through. Sadly, we might be hearing more of what many citizens of Murrieta, CA said when illegal immigrants were bussed to their town with no advance notice:

“The Obama administration is flooding our streets to force immigration reform.”

And that was the plan from the beginning.

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A CONDENSED CHRONOLOGICAL LOOK AT AMERICA’S MORAL DECLINE FROM A CHRISTIAN PERSPECTIVE

This is part four, an excerpt from ERADICATE: BLOTTING OUT GOD IN AMERICA

2000 – 2012

2000: The State of Vermont passes HB847, legalizing Civil Unions for same-sex couples.

2000: An AL Qaeda team in Aden, Yemen, use a motorboat filled with explosives to blow a hole in the side of the U.S.S. Cole, almost sinking the vessel and killing seventeen American sailors.

2000: George W. Bush is elected the forty-third President of the United States and takes office in January 2001.

SEPTEMBER 11 – THE DAY THAT CHANGED AMERICA

2001: Forever known as 9-11, TERRORISTS (already living in America) ATTACK AMERICA when nineteen Islamic fundamental­ists, identified as Al Qaeda terrorists, attack the United States killing 2,977 Americans by hijacking four fully fueled jetliners. Their plan was to crash them into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and the U.S. Capitol building. The fourth plane never made it to Washington as brave passengers overpowered the hijackers causing the plane to crash in a field in Pennsylvania. The well-planned terrorist attacks were part of a worldwide jihad against so-called “infidel” nations.

With the unanimous approval of Congress, the United States gov­ernment responded to the attacks by launching the “War on Terror.” America invaded Afghanistan to depose the Taliban regime that had provided a safe haven for al Qaeda, in an effort to prevent future attacks against American interests. A faction of liberals went along with the American Left, accusing the foreign policies of the United States for causing the 9-11 attacks. They believe Islamists hate America for its many sins, while many on the Right believe Islamists hate us for our many freedoms and success as capitalism. Others believe it is due to America’s support for Israel, another “infidel” nation.

 However, according to David Horowitz’ September 11 report on his Discover the Networks website, these views leave out a crucial reality. Yale University military historian, Mary Habeck, explains:

  • “Radical Muslims today base their war against non-believers on the Islamic sacred writings – particularly the Sira, which tells the story of the Prophet Muhammad’s life in chronologi­cal sequence.
  • “Jihadis pattern their thoughts and actions after those of Muhammad, who was not only the founder of Islam but also a brutal and most successful warrior.
  • “Islam’s inherent desire for conquest, and not any particular provocation (real or imagined) by some outside power, is the key to understanding why jihadis, such as the 9/11 hijackers, do what they do.”18

The impact of 9-11-2001 goes beyond the American economy, air­port security, and anti-terror measures. There were some positive cul­tural indicators: immediate expressions of patriotism including more Americans flying the flag and an increase in patriotic songs. More people spent quality time with family, and there was a temporary increase in church attendance. America was hurt, but not humbled by the attacks, and sadly, our unity lasted about nine months.

2003: Parent Television Counsel Members file 18,000 complaints about “F-word” airing during Golden Globes Broadcast. (U2’s Bono) FCC enforcement bureau finds the statement live on NBC “This is really, really f*ckin’ brilliant,” not indecent.

lawrence vs texas2003: In Lawrence v. Texas, the Supreme Court voids state sod­omy laws, overturning an earlier Supreme Court ruling in Bowers v. Hardwick (1986). Lawrence’s attorneys cite Alfred Kinsey’s misleading statistics on homosexual sex! In the six to three ruling, the Court struck down the sodomy law in Texas and, by extension, invalidated sodomy laws in thirteen other states, making same-sex sexual activity legal in every U.S. state and territory.

2003: Renee Doyle, President of EdWatch, (Education for a Free Nation) reported in ‘Social and Emotional Learning’ that The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and the National Science Founda­tion (NSF) announced the results of their $1.2 million tax-payer funded study. Believe it or not, the study essentially stated that traditionalists are mentally disturbed! Scholars from the Universities of Maryland, California at Berkeley (naturally), and Stanford had determined that social conservatives … suffer from ‘mental rigidity,’ ‘dogmatism,’ together with associated indicators for mental illness.”19

Author and columnist Linda Kimball said that political correctness is a “diabolically crafted idea.” Kimball wrote about Cultural Marx­ism, explaining:

“The strong suggestion here is that in order for one not to be thought of as racist or fascist, then one must not only be non­judgmental but must also embrace the ‘new’ moral absolutes: diversity, choice, sensitivity, sexual orientation, and tolerance. Political correctness is a Machiavellian psychological ‘command and control’ device. Its purpose is the imposition of uniformity in thought, speech, and behavior.”20

2004: Janet Jackson exposes her breast with the help of Justin Tim­berlake during the Super Bowl half time show to a national audience of over 140 million including more than 16 million children. It was claimed to be a “wardrobe malfunction.” More than 200,000 citizens file inde­cency complaints with the FCC about the Super Bowl half time show.

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2004: Degrassi: The Next Generation: When Manny (Cassie Steele) becomes pregnant and is nervous about becoming a teen mom, she decides to have an abortion despite her boyfriend’s desire to keep the baby. Her mother accompanies her to the clinic.

2004: Kinsey, starring Liam Neissen, is released and glosses over incriminating details of the radical sex experimentation techniques of anti-Christian, bisexual Alfred Kinsey. Hollywood loved it. Americans? Not so much.

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2005: Brokeback Mountain fails miserably at the Box Office, but the gay cowboy film is nominated for eight Academy Awards. Critics raved about it.

2005: FCC denies thirty-six indecency complaints filed by the Par­ents Television Council.

2006: Atheist with a mission, Richard Dawkins, attacks Christianity in his book The God Delusion.

2006: President Bush signs the Broadcast Decency Enforcement Act into law on June 16.

2007: Al Gore produces An Inconvenient Truth documentary; a Brit­ish court determines Gore’s film contains at least eleven material false­hoods. The film is shown in public schools under the guise of scientific fact and truth instead of theory. It is a political work and promotes one side of the man-caused global warming argument.

2008: Milk, was released starring Sean Penn, who won Best Actor for his portrayal of gay-rights activist Harvey Milk. Hollywood loved the film, but the box office – not so much.

We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America! – Senator Barack Obama (most people did not believe he meant what he declared)

2008: Barack Hussein Obama is elected the first black President of the United States. Aided by major support from the media, he is the first president in our history to be elected without having to provide his college records, transcripts, financial, or medical records. His associations and worldview completely ignored, entire periods of his life are missing from his biography. His average approval rating in the Illinois Senate was 51.8%.

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2009: A Gallop poll reveals just 32% say premarital sex is wrong and 60 percent say it was not. (In 1969, the same questions were asked and the poll had 68 percent of respondents saying premarital sex was wrong and 21 percent said it was not.)

newsweek decline2009: Newsweek proclaimed “The Decline and Fall of Christian America” on its cover. In Newsweek’s April 14 cover story, “The End of Christian America,” Editor Jon Meacham argues the falling numbers of self-identified Christians in America is a “good thing.” Meacham takes a “small detail, a point of comparison” from a 24-page summary of the 2009 American Religious Identification Survey and builds a feature story that may reflect as much about the liberal media as it does about “Christian America.”

2009: Rasmussen reports 88% of Americans believe the person known to history as Jesus Christ actually walked on the earth 2000 years ago – up five points from 2008. Eighty-two percent believe Jesus Christ was the Son of God who came to earth and died for our sins. Seventy-nine percent of Americans believe Jesus Christ rose from the dead!21

2010: On NBC’s Friday Night Lights, after a one-night stand with Luke, tenth-grader Becky becomes pregnant at fifteen. She’s afraid to talk to her mother about it and goes to her guidance counselor, reads Planned Parenthood literature and has an abortion. There is little out­rage over the episode and many critics applauded it.

2010: Arizona v. U.S. Government – The Obama administration files a lawsuit against the state of Arizona, forbidding them from implement­ing their own state law to protect its citizens from violence, primarily as a result of drug cartels at the U.S./Mexico border! According to the Washington Times, the Justice Department brought the lawsuit to stop the new immigration enforcement law in Arizona, saying, “It violated the Constitution by trying to supersede federal law and by impairing illegal immigrants’ right to travel and conduct interstate commerce.”

brewer holder az lawSheriffs have asked the government for help because parts of Ari­zona are at the mercy of drug cartels. They have caused damage and destruction to the lives and property of farmers and ranchers, and have terrorized American citizens along the border. With the federal government having a sworn duty to protect its citizens, their solution was to put signs at the border warning travelers about the “Active drug and human smuggling area” characterized by “armed criminals” and speeding vehicles! You can’t make this stuff up.

“The federal government has posted signs along a major inter­state highway in Arizona, more than 100 miles north of the U.S.-Mexico border, warning travelers the area is unsafe because of drug and alien smugglers, and a local sheriff says Mexican drug cartels now control some parts of the state.”22

It is getting dangerous seventy-five miles from the Mexican bor­der – thirty miles from Phoenix. Arizona has cried out to the Obama administration for 3,000 National Guard soldiers to patrol the border, but they gave them fifteen signs. Arizona Governor Jan Brewer con­demned what she called the federal government’s “continued failure to secure our international border.” In a recent campaign video posted to YouTube, Mrs. Brewer – standing in front of one of the signs – attacked the administration, calling the signs “an outrage” and telling President Obama to “Do your job. Secure our borders.”

2010: Over 46 million American people live below the poverty line in 2010. Remember Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society and the billions of dollars that have since been spent to stop poverty?

food_stamps2011: A record 44.7 million people – or one in seven Americans – are on food stamps. In fiscal year 2011, the federal government spent more than $75 billion on food stamps, which provided an average monthly benefit of $133.85 a month. That’s up from $34.6 billion at the end of fiscal year 2008, when recipients collected an average benefit of $102.19.23 The Heritage Foundation says that spending on income-based programs, such as food stamps, has increased by one-third to $900 bil­lion under Obama. There are seventy such programs.

2011: Eighty percent of evangelical Christians from the age of twenty to twenty-nine have had premarital sex according to a study called National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy. In the same poll, about 88% of all single young people in that age range have had sex. The difference between Christians and non-Christians is about eight percent. Even more startling, the findings also revealed that just 76% of evangelicals believe premarital sex is immoral!

2012: On HBO’s Girls, after the character Jessa reveals she’s pregnant, her friends make a big deal about attending the abortion appointment. As hours pass and Jessa doesn’t show up, her friends become angry and Hannah exclaims, “How could she ruin the beautiful abortion you threw?” Most notable about the episode is the sheer number of times it uses the word “abortion,” says Hilary Busis at Entertainment Weekly, as if it’s “trying to desensitize us to the word.” Girls used it eleven times; Sex and the City used it three times.24

2012: Vice President Joe Biden endorses same-sex marriage in an interview on NBC’s Meet the Press saying:

“I am absolutely comfortable with the fact that men marry­ing men, women marrying women and heterosexual men and women marrying one another are entitled to the same exact rights, all the civil rights, all the civil liberties…. I think ‘Will and Grace’ probably did more to educate the American public than almost anybody’s ever done so far. People fear that which is different. Now they’re beginning to understand.”25

Will and Grace educated America? This was obviously a political move in an election year to strengthen the liberal Democratic base and homosexual support.

2012: Barack Obama becomes the first president in United States history to openly support all forms of homosexuality, gay rights, gay adoptions, and civil unions.

2012: Democrats move to eradicate God from their Party platform and decide to remove all references of God during the 2012 Democratic National Convention. They take a vote to reconsider and the majority of Democrats boo!26

2012: AMERICANS DECIDED THE FUTURE DIRECTION OF THE UNITED STATES BY VOTING IN THE 2012 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION.

Chapter Conclusion:

Since they hated knowledge and did not choose to fear the LORD, since they would not accept my advice and spurned my rebuke, they will eat the fruit of their ways and be filled with the fruit of their schemes. For the waywardness of the simple will kill them, and the complacency of fools will destroy them (Proverbs 1:29-32).

Has America chosen to hate knowledge and to not fear the Lord? Is our complacency beyond cure? Are we at the point where God will not answer our cries? The Lord is a patient and compassionate God, but His anger won’t be held back forever. We must choose this day whether we will serve our culture or Christ. America once had God’s blessing and covering; His protection and His provision, but believers don’t read, study, and live the Bible like we used to over fifty years ago. God is no longer top priority.

Though the forces of evil and the agenda to blot out God in America are advancing, He is sovereign and in control of all things at all times. The gospel and our commission to share His message have not changed so it’s up to us from this point forward. It’s not always easy, but taking a stand for Jesus Christ can be rewarding. If not in this life, we are sure to be richly rewarded in the next. Martin Luther once said,

“You are not only responsible for what you say, but also for what you do not say.”

We are never fighting alone. When King Jehoshaphat and the people of Israel were outnumbered and facing impossible odds, they confessed their inability to the Lord and prayed to Him saying that their eyes were on Him. God responded by telling them the battle was His and to “go out and face them tomorrow and the Lord will be with you” (2 Chron. 20:12-17). God has our backs and He is trying to get through to us.

Author, evangelist and Reverend David Wilkerson (1931-2011) founded Teen Challenge ministries and World Challenge, Inc. He described how a loving parent gently shakes a sleeping child to wake him or her up. If the child doesn’t wake up, the shaking must become more firm. God is shaking up America right now.

“At first, He shook us very tenderly but now His shaking has become violent, because He has not succeeded in awakening us. The writer of Hebrews says: ‘Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but also heaven…. That [only] those things which cannot be shaken may remain’ (Hebrews 12:26-27). God is going to shake everything in sight so that He is revealed as the only unshakable power!”27

The signs of the times indicate we should have an extreme sense of urgency. God has given us commands, instruction and all the tools we need to do the work required of us. Let’s join the remnant of bold, committed Christians and not care about what people say, including those within the church who, because of their neutrality, may be con­victed by our actions. This may require some extra effort and perhaps a lifestyle change, but it will be worth it in the end, because our labor in the Lord is never in vain (1 Cor. 15:58).

“If by excessive labor we die before reaching the average age of man, worn out in the Master’s service, then glory be to God. We shall have so much less of earth and so much more of heaven. It is our duty and our privilege to exhaust our lives for Jesus. We are not to be living specimens of men in fine preservation, but living sacrifices [Rom. 12:1], whose lot is to be consumed.” – Charles Spurgeon

Christ is our future and our hope and He gives us purpose to live every day. We don’t know when our journey will end, but until the Lord returns, there will always be an agenda to blot out the God of Christianity. Will the church continue conforming to culture? It will depend on the choices individual believers make. It is my hope that I have exhorted you to live a more undaunted life in passionate pursuit of Truth. It is my prayer that we work to impact America together. You and I are here for such a time as this.

You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden (Matthew 5:14).

 

Click here for The 1990’s timeline of immorality

Click here for: The previous two decades: the 1970s & 1980s

Click Here for: The 1960′s and Introduction to chapter 14 in ERADICATE, The Last 50 Years in America

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There is an abortion every 26 seconds in America, and shocking new statistics show the black and Hispanic populations taking the hit. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) numbers indicate the horrific fact that nearly 72% of black babies are aborted in Mississippi. Whites outnumber blacks in Mississippi 2-to-1, but white abortions make up 26% of the total.

In other heart-wrenching news, there are now more black babies aborted than born in New York City according to the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Office of Vital Statistics. The number of black abortions in NYC is over 42% while Hispanics are not far behind at 31%.

The abortion figures are more staggering when you consider 82% of New York City abortions were on black or Hispanic babies; in Georgia, 73% and in Texas, 64% of abortions were on minorities.

If the liberal media, Hollywood, and pro-abortion Democrats are truly concerned about protecting women, why is there no outcry? Is it because abortion is big business or because their hearts have been hardened? Since wombs are dangerous places for black babies, isn’t there a story on racism here? Margaret Sanger sure would be proud.

A few weeks ago, a circuit court in Illinois ordered Planned Parenthood to pay $2 million to the Chicago family of 24 year-old Tonya Reaves, a botched abortion victim, in a wrongful death settlement. Reaves died at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in 2012 after hemorrhaging at a Planned Parenthood clinic. She did not receive proper medical treatment and the autopsy showed Reaves suffered from an incomplete abortion.

Thomas More Society’s vice president and senior counsel, Peter Breen, stated:

“The fact that Planned Parenthood has been allowed to merely pay ‘hush money’ to the victim’s family without any further consequences is a slap in the face to every woman who walks through the doors of the nation’s largest abortion provider.”

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Another tragic abortion-related death took place after a counselor strongly advised 18-year-old Marla Cardamone to abort her baby. Marla died at a Pennsylvania hospital from complications. Her Mother, Deborah Cardamone vowed to expose the truth so at Marla’s viewing, Deborah Cardamone requested an open casket even though Marla’s face and body were still swollen. She hopes to raise awareness about the abortion industry and wants people to understand abortions may be legal, but are not always safe. (Graphic photos)

Also largely unreported is the fact that the anguish and trauma of abortions often cause women years of emotional pain, torment, and guilt. Many young women try to act normal and hide the fact that they are in physical or emotional pain, often experiencing severe trauma soon after receiving an abortion. Moreover, countless women have experienced increased alcohol or drug use, eating disorders, depression, nightmares, self-destructive behavior and suicidal thoughts or attempts.

Is it a coincidence approximately 78% of Planned Parenthood clinics are in minority communities? Abortion rates should cause us to wonder if the original vision and work of Margaret Sanger to reduce minorities is becoming a reality right before our eyes. Sanger spoke to the women’s auxiliary of the Ku Klux Klan in New Jersey in 1926 and just three years later, Sanger’s American Birth Control League laid the groundwork for her first clinic in Harlem.

Sanger worked closely with William Edward Burghardt Du Bois, co-founder of the National Association for the Advancement of Col­ored People (NAACP). Prior to World War II, she was outspoken about her views on race, and used the influence of prominent blacks to reach the masses with her message. Du Bois was investigated by the FBI due to his socialist writings and later joined the Communist Party.

Du Bois helped Sanger with the “Negro Project,” for which Sanger invited black leaders includ­ing physicians, ministers and journalists, to form an advisory council to help direct the Harlem clinic and control births in the community. The prejudice blacks endured made their struggle even more difficult, which seemed to further justify reducing their population and restricting their reproduction. In his 1932 essay in Sanger’s Birth Control Review, Du Bois, wrote:

“The mass of ignorant Negroes still breed carelessly and disas­trously, so that the increase among Negroes, even more than the increase among whites, is from that part of the population least intelligent and fit, and least able to rear their children properly.”

What Adolf Hitler did to millions of Jews through eugenics and sterilization, Planned Parenthood founder, Margaret Sanger has dwarfed by pioneering a movement leading to the abortion of over one hundred million babies in the United States. Promoter of eugenics, Sanger is still celebrated by feminists and liberals today.

Margaret Sanger’s publication, The Birth Control Review, was founded in 1917 and through the years, she often published articles from eugenicists such as Ernst Rudin, a psychiatrist who worked as Adolf Hitler’s director of genetic sterilization and founded the Nazi Society for Racial Hygiene (Germany’s racial purity program).

Ernst Rudin’s article, “Eugenic Sterilization: An Urgent Need,” was also published in 1932 in Sanger’s Birth Control Review journal. The fol­lowing year, Rudin drafted the Nazi Sterilization Law in Germany. Rudin publicly praised Hitler for making his “more than thirty-year-old dream a reality” by imposing “racial hygiene.” It was only one year after Sanger delivered her infamous Peace Plan that Hitler signed the Law for the Prevention of Hereditarily Diseased Offspring.

After World War II had concluded, the horrors of eugenics and Nazi atrocities were exposed. Sanger acted deceptively and quickly to distance herself and the Birth Control League from the Third Reich’s “Final Solution.” Her idea to change the name of her organization was a shrewd one because until that time, the birth control and the eugenics movements were nearly impossible to separate.

People such as Sanger’s grandson, Alexander, as well as Planned Parenthood presidents have stated they intend to carry on Margaret Sanger’s work.

Recent polls show over 80% of Americans favor significant restrictions on abortion, the pro-life movement is growing, and dozens of abortion restrictions have been passed in the last few years. However; restricting the murder of the unborn is not enough because the heart of mankind is bent toward evil and the promotion of promiscuity will only increase.

The battle can be summed up in three words: God or man? Is Jesus the Truth and the Word of God our ultimate authority? In our anti-Christian culture, the concepts of abstinence, morality, purity, and self-restraint are seldom found. We need to reach people with the message that every single life is a gift from God created in His image and has value. The battle begins with Life.

David Fiorazo is the author of ERADICATE: BLOTTING OUT GOD IN AMERICA, which includes the chapter, “Planned Parenthood’s Buried History.”

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How would the media have reported on Benghazi if we had a Republican president such as Chris Christie? I think we know the answer.

In this week’s scathing bipartisan Senate Intelligence Committee report on Benghazi, extensive evidence confirms what most of us already knew: the attack was preventable. The report concludes there was a “significant strategic warning” about the possibility of an attack in the months leading up to September 11, 2012.

We also know Ambassador Christopher Stevens had requested additional security several times and for whatever reason was denied. In fact, on the day of the terrorist attack, his final journal entry reads, “Never ending security threats…”

According to the Washington Examiner:

“The CIA hired local Libyan militia members as security for the U.S. facilities in Benghazi but most of them failed to show up the evening of the attacks and declined CIA security officer’s attempts to have them mount a rescue mission once the attacks began.”

We may never know why the Obama cover-up committee thought they could fool the American people by sending then-Ambassador to the United Nations and current National Security Advisor Susan Rice on a PR mission to repeatedly lie about the motives (really, that darn video caused them to kill Americans on another 9-11 anniversary!) behind the attack in the following days while Obama traveled the country campaigning.

I submit to you they were stalling for precious time as the 2012 Presidential Election drew closer and had the truth come out sooner it could have affected the outcome. This is assuming the media would have done their jobs.

Fact: the State Department has now confirmed they knew it was a terrorist attack the day after it took place. The latest report finds that there were no military assets positioned in a place where they could have saved Ambassador Stevens and three other Americans.

As the Government Accountability Institute timeline reveals, President Obama failed to attend his daily intelligence briefing for the five consecutive days leading up to the attack of the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi. The timeline catalogues Obama’s continuous campaigning even as terrorist forces vowed Libyan attacks and State Department officials were warned of security threats.

The Benghazi attack became a critical event during the final months of the 2012 presidential election, an event Republican Mitt Romney decided not to press Obama about during their debates. (Reminds me of John Mc Cain deciding to play nice and not talk about radical Reverend Jeremiah Wright and Obama’s 20-year association with Wright’s church.)

The Benghazi attack was not caused by a video as Susan Rice tried selling with a straight face but with the media’s help, the Obama administration downplayed evidence that it was in fact a premeditated terrorist attack we know could have and should have been prevented.

The Senate Intelligence Committee’s long-awaited final report on Benghazi faults the State Department for failing to provide adequate security despite numerous warnings.

I’m trying not to lose complete faith in a government that spent millions of dollars doing a bipartisan investigation of Benghazi; they held closed-door sessions, examined thousands of pages of documents, and have yet to hold anyone accountable despite damning evidence.

Finally, it is both sad and embarrassing that the day after we lost four great Americans in Benghazi and suffered the first assassination of a U.S. Ambassador since the Carter administration, the president flew straight to Las Vegas for another campaign event.

I know what you may be thinking: ‘What difference – at this point – does it make?’ It matters to the families of the victims; and it matters to American citizens who simply want and deserve truth from the government that serves us and from the media that reports on our behalf.

 

 

David Fiorazo is President of Wisconsin Media Check and author of ERADICATE: BLOTTING OUT GOD IN AMERICA

Religious Freedom in America

I’ve never done a list like this before, but after reviewing some articles that seemed to really resonate with people, I am encouraged to share them with others who may not have had the opportunity to read them when they were published. The ten articles listed here have been read by approximately 60,000 people; small numbers to full-time writers and national figures, but an amazing blessing to me. You never know who might be influenced by something we have to say!

It’s an honor and privilege to defend and proclaim the truth. My prayer regarding anything I write is that God is glorified, and that Christians not only be encouraged and strengthened in their faith, but that it will lead them to take action and bear fruit. For those that do not believe, I hope to point them to the love, light, and truth of Jesus Christ.

Due to the moral and spiritual confusion in America today, we must get back to the basics: the Bible must be taught and talked about like Christians used to do 50 – 100 years ago. Cultural issues are also important to discuss because as Christians, we see the world through the lens of the perfect Word of a holy God. He never changes! Our words and actions should both line up with a biblical Christian worldview rather than blending in with society and conforming to the world.

I posted about 50 articles and blogs in 2013 and judging by the numbers, those included here were the most popular. It’s very interesting to me that seven of the ten listed below are about individual people. The topics include abortion, biblical truth, media bias, religious freedom, Hollywood, immorality in American culture, racism, false teachings, homosexuality, and the silence of Christians.

I’m also very encouraged by the fact that four of the top six include excerpts from my book, ERADICATE: BLOTTING OUT GOD IN AMERICA. Let’s start with the most read and viewed article featuring Oprah Winfrey that reached over 15,000 people:

#1.  Learning From Oprah: New Age Spirituality, Racism, and the Influence of Celebrity

Sadly, millions of spiritual seekers have been led astray, and due to Oprah’s popularity, people have opened themselves up to all kinds of practices, religions, and teachings contrary to the gospel of Jesus Christ and biblical Christianity. We need to pray for her and for those who may blindly hang on her every word, or the words of any secular celebrity.  Oprah is not the enemy – she is deceived – but she obviously believes she has the answers regarding God, spirituality, and eternity.

#2.  Game On: Blotting Christ Out of Christmas – Already?

Activists successfully removed prayer, the Bible, and God from schools, but they can never take Jesus Christ out of the hearts of believers. According to a 2012 Rasmussen Reports poll, 82% of American adults voted in favor of celebrating Christmas on public school campuses, and 76% believe Christmas should be more about Jesus than Santa. Going directly against Jesus’ own words to “Let your light shine among men,” some [activists] are trying to get Christians to be silent and hide their faith under baskets.

#3.  America’s Culture of Death: We Need Abortion Control, Not Gun Control

Ninety-six. Remember this number. A baby is aborted at a Planned Parenthood facility somewhere in America every 96 seconds. In that same amount of time, Planned Parenthood receives about $1,056 taxpayer dollars. That equals eleven dollars a second and allows them to abort 910 lives every day. How did it get to the point in America where we kill our own and call it a choice? It sure did not happen overnight, but it does occur – Every 96 seconds…

#4.  Is This the Beginning of the End for Miley Cyrus? 

Most of us recognize a desperate cry for help when we see one. We shouldn’t expect secular celebrities to live according to God’s Word because Christian values are either foreign or offensive to them. As for the salvation of Miley Cyrus who claimed to be a Christian years ago, only God knows her heart. She and countless other celebrities need the love and forgiveness of Jesus Christ. No one is without hope, but the Bible warns us the Lord’s return is close…

#5.  Obama’s Ideology Propels Scandal-mania

Government has become an enemy of American citizens and this administration is very good at using the tactics of distraction and diversion. With more of us becoming outraged while the media protects this administration, it will be fascinating to see this epic drama played out. The sad truth is many Americans today don’t care that prior to his election, Obama’s handlers concealed information about his college years and no official records were ever made available – a first in our history. No college transcripts, published records, or papers had been released. What were they hiding?

#6.  Cotton Candy Christianity: Joel Osteen’s Gospel of Neutrality and Omission

So let’s clarify here: Pastor Joel Osteen feels it is not his calling to get deeply into the Bible or to talk about sin. He also prefers not to think too much about other religions, but he believes Mormons are Christians. Maybe you’re a fan of Joel Osteen. You may have read his books and have watched him on TV and are having a tough time accepting this. I strongly encourage you to pray about everything he or anyone teaches. If you sincerely seek God’s truth, He will reveal it to you. Osteen pres­ents a kind of self-help program under the guise of Bible instruction. There’s nothing wrong with optimism, but pastors [and teachers] need to stick with the Word of God.

#7.  Ducking the Issue of Sin: Should Christians Be Silent?  (Duck Dynasty, A&E, GLAAD, and Phil Robertson)

If we love someone, we’ll tell them the truth. If we believe Jesus is the only way to salvation (Acts 4:12) and we fail to warn others, we don’t really care about them. The way Christians demonstrate their love for non-believers is by addressing sin so they can repent and receive the grace God offers which leads to everlasting life (Ephesians 2:8). Less than 4 % of the U.S. population is LGBT (Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender)

The problem has been diagnosed. The moral decline in America is evidence we cannot rely on church leaders because people are obviously not getting the message. If Christians fail to speak about the Bible, Jesus Christ, and the issue of sin; our society will only grow worse, the battle more intense, and the hostility more volatile. One thing is certain: silence never saved anybody.

#8.  Gay Marriage is not God’s Marriage

God created the heavens and the earth, and mankind is made in His image. God’s plan for marriage is woven through Scripture and has been implemented throughout history. Marriage predates kings and governments. By the intricate engineering of the male and female bodies, science also confirms we are uniquely designed for procreation and for the opposite sex.

The media has influenced public opinion to the point where more Americans are softening towards sin; this includes Christians. A recent Pew Forum survey on media coverage exposed the truth; in their reporting, the media supported same-sex marriage 5 to 1 hoping the public would soon think it is inevitable.

#9.  The Hypocrisy of Selective Outrage: Zimmerman vs. Martin (Graphic content)

Few in the media report on the travesty in many inner cities in America where black on black deaths continue to increase with the violent crimes. According to the FBI, 91% of black victim homicides are committed by other blacks. Few in the media report on the massive numbers of black babies being aborted at Planned Parenthood and other Gosnell clinics, especially in minority neighborhoods. Where is the public outcry over these deaths?

If you’re open to truth and are willing to research, you’ll find unreported stories similar to the following atrocious, disturbing tragedy: WARNING – GRAPHIC…

#10. The Anguish of Abortion: What They Won’t Tell You

Father Frank Pavone once said, “America will never resist abortion until America sees abortion.”

Thanks in part to advances in technology such as ultrasound imagery, it’s clear and easy to see a growing and moving fetus inside a mother’s womb which has raised awareness that an unborn child is alive, human, and abortion is murder. Americans have tolerated the evil of legalized abortion and have become so desensitized to violence and death that we don’t see eliminating innocent human life as a brutal or selfish act – or at least we don’t speak up about it enough. God have mercy on our hardened hearts.

(If one of the above links does not work and you’re really intrigued by the title, simply do a search for the article as they are often published on several sites.)

*Three more I recommend:

Gosnell Trial Proves Massive Media Malpractice  

Alfred Kinsey and Sexual Anarchy in America 

Media Forced to Report the Truth about Obamacare?

Religious Freedom in America

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If the world hates you, you know that it has hated Me before it hated you. If you were of the world, the world would love its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, because of this the world hates you (John 15:17-19).

Sarah Palin’s new book, “Good Tidings and Great Joy: Protecting the Heart of Christmas,” is “about Christ and our ability to worship Him freely. It’s about America and what liberty truly means…” In an interview with The Brody File for CBN News, she stated what most of us already know:  those who are offended by public expressions of our Christian faith or by religious displays during Christmas season are really offended by Jesus himself. Sarah Palin stated:

“People who would be offended that we celebrate the Prince of Peace because it is called Christmas, it’s because the name Christ is in the title that they would be offended. So that tells you this war on Christmas is really the tip of the spear when it comes to a greater battle that’s brewing and that battle that’s brewing is those who would want to take God out of our society, out of our culture which will lead to ruin as history has proven. Any country, any government society that has kicked God out of the public square completely, it leads to ruin. Why would we go down that path when we know what would happen?”

Our country IS going down that path. Within a week, liberals such as Cher and MSNBC’s Martin Bashir viciously attacked Palin with words and hate too vile for me to type out here. Again, the Left shows their true colors when it comes to Christian conservatives.

THIS is just one reason why I was compelled to write ERADICATE: BLOTTING OUT GOD IN AMERICA. The following is an excerpt from chapter 7, ”They Love to Hate Sarah Palin,” which highlights some of the worst journalism and liberal hypocrisy in our nation’s history.

Not everyone in the media is evil. Many have been brainwashed at some point in their education or in their careers. We may not be able to turn back the tide of bias, but let’s raise more awareness by sharing the truth. We may not be able to hold the media accountable, but we can expose their hypocrisy. Plenty of Americans still do care.

FLASHBACK: HOW THE MEDIA HELPED ELECT BARACK OBAMA

People tend to believe half-truths or lies, if they are repeated often enough. What happened in 2008 should be taught in journalism classes and should go down as the final nail in the coffin of media objectiv­ity. The character assassination, personal attacks, and brutal political assault on former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin should never have been allowed to happen. I’ve never seen so much hatred toward one person trumpeted by the media. It should be something fair-minded Ameri­cans won’t soon forget.

I discuss truth quite a bit in this book, and though we know the Bible is the ultimate truth, we should be no less concerned about truth in our country, culture, and media. They don’t even try hiding their bias anymore. The fact that the Christian worldview is not popular in today’s society shouldn’t be surprising to us, but we are American citizens, and we deserve to know the facts and the truth about issues affecting America.

Front Page Magazine’s John Perazzo has monitored years of media bias and said he had never seen it more pronounced than in the 2008 election cycle:

“The professionals who constitute America’s mainstream news media – the reporters, editors, anchors, publishers, correspondents, bureau chiefs, and executives at the nation’s major newspapers, magazines, radio networks, and television networks – are leftists and Democrats in far greater numbers than they are conservatives or Republicans… they have been transformed – by virtue of the one-sided, passionately partisan worldview shared by editors and reporters alike – into mouthpieces of the political Left.”

Sarah Palin is hated, not for what she has done, but for who she is – a pro-life Christian conservative. She is also hated because she is a strong, family-oriented, successful career woman. Liberal Feminists can’t stand her because she accomplished so much in public office while raising five children. She seems genuinely happy with her life and that bugs them too. The foundational reason they hate her, however, may be that her joy comes from an authentic faith in Jesus Christ. Palin promotes a passion for life. She loves her God, her family, and her country.

Furthermore, she is attractive, she brings ratings to every program she appears on, and has authored two best-selling books. Her eight-part documentary, Sarah Palin’s Alaska on TLC broke ratings records with nearly 5 million tuning in for the premiere.  Though she had to develop a thick skin, she is sensitive, vulnerable and, of course, human. This is a point we often miss about famous public figures. She is like you and me, and many of us are like her.

What do I mean by that? Tens of millions of patriotic Americans identify with her in some way. She gained popularity for being herself and by representing traditional values.

When we live to glorify Jesus, some people will feel guilty. Moreover, darkness does not like being exposed and will lash out at any sign of a serious threat. It is important to recognize the spiritual undercurrent to this reaction, and it comes from a dark, evil place. The lesson is this: when we choose to live as a committed Christian, it shines light on sin and on the way others have chosen to live.

A living, glaring, obvious reminder that Sarah Palin is seeking God’s heart is the fact she and her husband Todd gave birth to a child with Down syndrome. The Palins welcomed their son, Trig, as the special gift from God that he is. [They are walking the pro-life talk.] By choosing life and being in the public eye, they showed a watching world in 2008 that every human life is to be valued instead of a “problem” to be dealt with as the pro-abortion crowd believes. That alone makes the mob furious.

The irrational hatred toward Sarah Palin cannot be explained in the usual terms of politics and ideology. The traditional divide of ‘liberal versus conservative’ or “Democrat versus Republican” cannot explain such dark, almost other-worldly expressions as ‘I hope she dies gnashing her teeth’ or death threats against the Palins’ children such as when Bristol appeared on Dancing With The Stars.

It’s clear most elites, progressives, liberals, and socialists have con­tempt for Sarah Palin because of her faith in God. They are their own gods, and Christianity is a threat to them. As a result, they treat Palin with hostility, vitriol, disdain, nastiness, sarcasm, maliciousness, and hate. These are symptoms of the overall war against Jesus Christ in America.

The root cause is always spiritual, and it begins in the human heart. Many have given their take on this phenomenon. In his outstand­ing book, How Evil Works, author David Kupelian brilliantly explained:

“Haven’t you ever wondered why, when someone on the public stage radiates noble character, common sense and natural grace – like Ronald Reagan did, or more recently Sarah Palin – he or she is regarded by the ‘big media’ with an inexplicable revulsion? Hatred is almost too soft a word. It’s because Reagan and Palin manifest the very qualities of character that the jaded media elite lost long ago, and since being thus reminded of their lost innocence is painful and unwelcome, they feel compelled to attack the ‘reminder.’”

TWEETING HATE

In 2011, Sarah Palin’s political action website had targets on congressional districts across the country where Republicans needed to win. Democrats have done the exact same thing on their strategy maps! Some in the media and many on the Left actually blamed Palin for the January shooting in Arizona that injured more than a dozen people, killed six, and severely injured Democratic Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords.

Proclaimers of civility and tolerance want to take away our guns, but they want Sarah Palin shot. I share the following, especially for those who say there is hatred on both sides. Here are a fraction of the “Tweets” that blasted across the Internet:

“My hatred for Palin continues to grow. I think this woman should be assassinated.”

“Can somebody please shoot Sarah Palin?”

“I hope Sarah Palin dies an ugly death and takes her moronic hate with her.”

“I am very nonviolent, but somebody needs to shoot Palin’s toes off.”

“Save a wolf – shoot Sarah Palin: just saw that on a bumper sticker, ha ha”

“I may hate Sarah Palin, but I wish no real violence upon her. Just an inoperable tumor is all.”

“Sarah Palin is the single most dangerous threat to the future of the human race. Somebody should shoot her.”

“Join us in praying to God that Sarah Palin contracts cancer and dies.”

“I hope Sarah Palin dies a slow and painful death.”

The Left can be quite hypocritical, and media will not hold them accountable for their actions. They demand respect for every religion except Christianity… If a Dem­ocrat is even mildly insulted, the media is sure to report it.

The Bible warns about calling evil good, and calling good evil (Isaiah 5:20); those who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness.’ If people simply disagree with Sarah Palin or anyone else on policies or politics, that’s fine.  The problem is that their disagreement with her worldview evolves into an irrational hatred of her as a person. Michelle Malkin stated:

“Hollywood savaged Palin. Journalists mocked her. Liberal blogs slimed her. Opponents cursed her, Photoshopped her, hacked her e-mail, hanged her in effigy, called her bigot, Bible-thumper and bimbo, and attacked her husband and children…”

What the mainstream media did during the presidential campaigns and election of 2008 was not only embarrassing, it was glaring evidence of their overt allegiance to the Democratic Party. There were journalists who left the profession because of their association with blatant bias and corruption, and Americans lost complete trust in the media’s ability to deliver an unfiltered story. The good news is millions of truth seek­ers now get news from alternative sources, and this is creating a new wave of citizen journalism: concerned individuals sharing important factual information.

The debate in 2008 began with John McCain’s age (which I agree was an issue) and with Sarah Palin’s experience (which shouldn’t have been an issue). First, a quote from a young, green, liberal Senator:

“You know, I am a believer in knowing what you’re doing when you apply for a job. And I think that if I were to seriously consider running on a national ticket, I would essentially have to start now, before having served a day in the Senate. Now, there are some people who might be comfortable doing that, but I’m not one of those people.” – Senator Barack Obama, 11/08/2004

Hollywood and media elites believe experience only matters if a can­didate is a Republican. Though I was not sure John McCain could win in 2008, (an old white-haired moderate Republican and Veteran run­ning against a young, black, charismatic, liberal Democrat and smooth orator) McCain’s four years as a member of Congress and twenty-five years in the United States Senate did not seem to be important to the media. Tragically, it was not important to many Americans either. The media did, however, point out McCain’s age, his past bout with skin cancer, and the fact he couldn’t raise his arms over his head (due to the torture he endured as a POW). It was a brilliant strategy: ‘he’s old, look at his white hair!’

Since John McCain was not a conservative, he was easily cast aside as not being a threat to Barack Obama. There was, however, a very real and present danger to Democrats in Sarah Palin: a popular, attractive, and charismatic, walk-the-talk conservative. She represented practi­cally everything liberal elites and socialists oppose. So they hated her.

THE CONTRAST

Sarah Palin began her career in public service back in 1992, and by the time she was Alaska’s Governor, Barack Obama was well-known in Chicago as a community organizer. Unbelievably, the national media tried – with straight faces – to suggest Sarah Palin’s seventeen years in public office, including six as mayor, did not give her the experience necessary to be a vice presidential candidate. Obama’s total of less than two years of experience in politics as a new senator was not an issue. Obama was running for president, not vice president! Columnist Noel Sheppard did a piece for Newsbusters in 2008 and made an excellent argument:

“After all, just days after winning his U.S. Senate seat in 2004, Barack Obama said he didn’t have enough experience to sit in the White House. As he basically threw his hat in the presi­dential ring during an October 22, 2006, appearance on NBC’s Meet the Press, it means that less than twenty-two months in the Senate is all he needed to be more qualified than he felt he was roughly two years prior.”

Plenty of Obama’s time in the Senate was spent traveling and cam­paigning, which is one thing he does very well. What executive experi­ence did he have? During his on the job training in the Illinois Senate, he voted “present” 129 times while representing his constituents. Vot­ing “present” was one of three options in the Illinois Legislature, along with “yes” and “no.” The primary job responsibility of a United States Senator is to review bills and vote on legislation passed by committee. At least he showed up physically.

In contrast, Sarah Palin had many years of executive experience in both the public and private sectors. As Governor of Alaska, she man­aged a $14 billion budget. As President of the United States, Obama failed to pass a budget in his first three years, so it is doubtful he knows how to manage one. As a young lawyer, Obama represented ACORN and was a successful community organizer and activist in Chicago. As Alaska’s Governor, Palin fought government waste and won. Her finan­cial administration was over a state whose revenue fluctuates widely, entirely dependent on the price of a barrel of oil.

Obama worked with liberal non-profit groups and big labor unions, wrote a book, made friends with Oprah and Bruce Springsteen, and lobbied for Hollywood support. Barely half of Illinois residents (51.8%) approved of the job Obama was doing in office as a senator.

Palin challenged both political parties in Alaska while cleaning up years of corruption. Her average job approval rating was in the 80’s, and she had the highest voter-approval ratings of any governor in the United States (93% in May 2007). I’m sure the media simply overlooked these facts or didn’t know where to find them.

SOME KNOW NOT WHY THEY HATE

We’ve all been there – and it’s flabbergasting. We get into a con­versation with a person who firmly believes something without much knowledge or understanding to back up their view. When you ask for factual examples or question them at all, their reply is often irratio­nal. In an article for Front Page Magazine,Why the Left Hates Sarah Palin,writer and producer Evan Sayet wrote about hanging out at his favorite coffee shop in the hopes of doing his writing and converting a few liberals. Because encounters such as this are common, you might relate. Describing an interaction at the coffee shop, Sayet wrote:

“Today, the conversation turned to Sarah Palin and my latest acquaintance blurted out: ‘Oh I hate her.’ Since she did not yet know my politics, and since we were in Los Angeles, it is clear that she expected to hear back what you usually hear back in this city: ‘Yeah, I hate her, too.’ Instead, I asked her why.

“At this point I could have predicted her response because it’s the same response you get from liberals no matter who on the Right you’re talking about: ‘Because she’s stupid.’

“I replied: ‘Being stupid is no reason to hate someone, but tell me, which one of her policies do you disagree with?’ It wasn’t hard to predict her response: ‘All of them!’

“I continued to push. ‘Well, then, if it’s all of them, it should be easy for you to name one.’ Her reply? ‘They’re too many to list.’ ‘So don’t list them, just give me one,’ I said.

“This went on for a while until my new acquaintance finally admitted that she didn’t know any of Ms. Palin’s policies. Before she ran off… I looked her in the eyes and said, ‘If you don’t know any of her policies, perhaps you should look into them.’ She promised she would. She won’t.”

THE QUOTES: ABOUT BARACK OBAMA

“Barack Obama has prospered in this presidential campaign because of the steadiness of his temperament and the judicious quality of his decision-making. They are his best-known quali­ties. The most important decision he has made – the selection of a running mate – was done carefully, with an exhaustive attention to detail and contemplation of all the possible angles. Two months later, John McCain’s peremptory selection of Gov­ernor Sarah Palin has come to seem a liability…” –Joe Klein, Time magazine

“I see he is getting a standing ovation from all of the journalists who have come there [to hear the speech]….” – Wolf Blitzer, CNN

“Take pride that this nation can produce men and speakers such as that.” – Keith Olberman, MSNBC, following an Obama speech

“It’s part of reporting this…election, the feeling most people get when they hear Barack Obama’s speech. My – I felt this thrill going up my leg. I mean, I don’t have that too often.” – MSNBC host Chris Matthews

“It’s like running against God; you know the media has anointed him.” – Female CNN host

“People have called you the savior, the messiah, the messenger of change….” – Matt Lauer, interviewing Senator Obama

“…we’re [media] all just – on board – we’re not embarrassed when we get together. We just talk about how much we love Obama.” – Joel Stein, Los Angeles Times

“I’ve been criticized for saying that he inspires me and the hell with my critics … his speech was worthy of Abraham Lincoln.” – Chris Matthews, MSNBC

“I keep hearing that we have our JFK…Lee [Cowan] says to me, ‘it’s hard to stay objective covering this guy.’” – Brian Wil­liams, NBC

“and rally after rally, people literally faint” – ABC news reporter

“Maybe we should ask Barrack if he’s comfortable and needs another pillow.” – Hillary Clinton

“I haven’t been actively engaged before because there hasn’t been anything to be actively engaged in. But I am engaged now to make Barack Obama the next President of the United States.” – Oprah Winfrey

“And let me tell you something – for the first time in my adult lifetime, I am really proud of my country. And not just because Barack has done well, but because I think people are hungry for change. And I have been desperate to see our country moving in that direction and just not feeling so alone in my frustration and disappointment.” – Michelle Obama, 2008 campaign speech

This list could go on for pages so let’s advance the story that made history. Upon winning the nomination for the 2008 Democratic Pri­mary, Barack Obama stated:

“America, this is our moment. This is our time. Our time to turn the page on the policies of the past. Our time to bring new energy and new ideas to the challenges we face. Our time to offer a new direction for the country we love…. I am absolutely certain that generations from now, we will be able to look back and tell our children that this was the moment when we began to provide care for the sick and good jobs to the jobless; this was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal; this was the moment when we ended a war and secured our nation and restored our image as the last, best hope on earth. This was the moment – this was the time – when we came together to remake this great nation….” Barack Obama, June 2008

THE QUOTES: ABOUT SARAH PALIN

“After McCain announced his VP candidate, and she gave her [record TV audience] lightning bolt convention speech, and when the polls reflected her high likability…the media was petrified of Sarah Palin.” – Radio talk show host and docu­mentary film director John Zeigler

“This woman is trouble.” – Karen Dunn, strategic campaign assistant to David Axelrod

“You can put lipstick on a pig, but it’s still a pig.” – Barrack Obama

“We still don’t have the date of first issuance of her passport.” – Washington Post journalist Carl Bernstein

“Is she indeed incompetent as even some conservatives would say?” – CNN male host

“There’s also this issue that on April 18th, she gave birth to a baby with Down’s Syndrome…. Children with Down’s syndrome require an awful lot of attention.” – CNN anchor John Roberts

“The fact of the matter is the comparison between her [Sarah Palin] and Hillary Clinton is the comparison between an igloo and the Empire State Building!” – MSNBC host Chris Matthews

“The broader question is if Sarah Palin becomes Vice President, will she be shortchanging her kids or will she be shortchanging the country?” – NBC reporter Amy Robach

“Palin would be a backward step for women.” – Joe Biden

“And I can see Russia from my house.” –Tina Fey, Saturday Night Live (86.9 % of those who voted for Obama thought this was a direct Palin quote even though it was Fey who said it.)

“You’re up there in Alaska sneaking around doing anything you want and nobody cares.” – David Letterman

“Palin will be gang-raped by my big black brothers if she enters Manhattan…. It’s about the extreme views of Gov. Sarah Palin – a woman who doesn’t believe that other women should have the right to choose…. I certainly wish Gov. Palin no harm – I’d just like her to explain to me how she can hold such outrageous views … and then go back to Alaska.” – Sandra Bernhard

“She said that small towns, that’s the part of the country she really likes going to because that’s the pro-America part of the country. You know, I just want to say to her, just very quickly: F_ck you.” –Comedy Central’s Jon Stewart

“Bad Mother Palin is blabbing about how her pregnant teen­age daughter has made the right CHOICE!!! Well, first of all, Ms. Palin, I mean MRS. Palin, your slutty daughter wouldn’t have a CHOICE to make at all, if you had your way! …I can see that she gets off talking badly to Barack, and I am sure the “N” word is rollin’ around that empty head of hers somewhere.” –Rosanne Barr

“If John McCain wins, this woman [Sarah Palin] will be one seventy-two-year-old man’s heartbeat away from being presi­dent of the United States, and if that doesn’t scare the hell out of you, it should.” – Jack Cafferty, CNN host

“They shouldn’t have the right to call themselves Christian, for they have no Christ-like attributes. I am a feminist and a Christian – and when I see Sarah Palin – I see neither. And it is official. She is evil.” – Margaret Cho, Comedienne

“There’s a one out of three chance, if not more, that McCain doesn’t survive his first term, and it’ll be President Palin! It’s like a really bad Disney movie, ‘The Hockey Mom.’ Oh, I’m just a hockey mom from Alaska, and she’s president. She’s facing down Vladimir Putin and using the folksy stuff she learned at the hockey rink. It’s absurd.” –Actor Matt Damon

*This list of quotes is by NO means close to exhaustive.

THE JOKES (a small sampling)

Because some people form political opinions based on comedy, we should look at some late night humor that influenced people’s opinions. Below is a small sampling – there are literally hundreds available – from TV’s entertainers. A study by the Center for Media and Public Affairs actually counted the number of jokes which Jay Leno and David Let­terman told about the four major candidates.

Immediately following McCain’s announcement that Palin would be his VP running mate, there were 180 jokes about Palin and 106 about McCain, compared to sixteen jokes about Biden and twenty-six about Obama in a five week period. That totaled 286 jokes about Republi­cans and 42 jokes about Democrats.

“Sarah Palin and McCain are a good pair. She’s pro-life, and he’s clinging to life…Actually, it was kind of a smart choice. McCain went with a woman because he didn’t want to have to be in a position to have to get CPR from Mitt Romney.” – Tonight Show’s Jay Leno

One of the “Highlights of Sarah Palin’s trip to New York” was that she “Bought makeup from Bloomingdale’s to update her ‘slutty flight attendant’ look.” – David Letterman

Sarah Palin is so dumb; she thinks the capital of China is China­town… Palin thinks there are twenty-two letters in the alphabet.” – The Daily Show

“The Republican Convention is under way. The theme for tonight’s Republican Convention is, ‘Who is John McCain?’ Tomorrow night’s theme is, ‘Who forgot to check if the Vice President’s daughter is pregnant?’” – Conan O’Brien

“What about the husband? You know he’s doing those daughters. I mean, come on. It’s Alaska,” (NY Times assignment editor, portrayed by actor James Franco, responded): “He very well could be. Admittedly, there is no evidence of that, but on the other hand, there is no convincing evidence to the contrary. And these are just some of the lingering questions about Gov­ernor Palin.” – SNL skit about Todd Palin and incest

“It could be her baby, but it is a little suspicious if what I read in US magazine has any weight.” – Bill Maher, on Palin’s son Trig (US magazine cover featured Sarah Palin and the title, “Babies, Lies & Scandal”)

“She looks like one of those women in the Van Halen videos who takes off her glasses, shakes out her hair, and then all of a sudden, she’s in high heels and a bikini. All of a sudden, I am FOR drilling in Alaska.” – Jimmy Kimmel

“One awkward moment for Sarah Palin at the Yankee game, during the seventh inning, her daughter [14-year-old Wil­low] was knocked up by Alex Rodriguez.” – David Letterman, monologue – joking about the rape of a minor

The scales were tilted seven to one with jokes about Republican candidates. Christians shouldn’t expect different behavior from unbe­lievers. Hollywood and the media teamed up and the 2008 popular vote favored Obama/Biden approximately 69 million to 60 million for McCain/Palin. Remove Los Angeles, New York City, and Chicago and Obama would have lost the people’s vote.

Americans knew (and still know) less about Barack Obama than any other presidential candidate in United States history and voted him into the most important office in the land. Many people – not just Christians – saw the nonstop hatred toward Sarah Palin and kept quiet. People knew there was bias and tragically accepted it as normal. Post-election, people were surveyed, and the media was questioned.

Here are a few post-election headlines and poll results:

  • Rasmussen: By 10-to-1 Public Says Reporters ‘Tried to Hurt Palin’
  • By Nearly 8-to-1, Voters Say Journalists Wanted Obama to Win
  • By 5-to-1 Public Thinks Most Journalists Tried to Elect Obama
  • Pew Poll Finds Media Credibility Plummets to All-Time Lows
  • Rasmussen: ‘55% Say Media Bias Bigger Problem than Cam­paign Cash’
  • Fox News Poll: Two-Thirds Think Most Journalists Wanted Obama to Win
  • Pew: Many Recognize Media’s Pro-Obama Bias, Democrats Prefer CNN
  • Rasmussen: 63% of ABC, CBS, CNN, NBC and MSNBC View­ers Back Obama

An Investor’s Business Daily study exposed the lopsided ratio of campaign donations as journalists contributed to Democrats 11.5-to-1. Get this, in terms of dollars given, the ratio was 15-to-1.  If you look at those outside the news room, the industry standard is almost purely Democratic. Big media company employees were analyzed revealing shocking results: the ratio in campaign donations is 100-to-1 in favor of the Democrats.

Ratings are crashing, and the public has turned against the media, but they’re too into denial to notice. Almost 70 percent of Americans thought there was a clear media bias favoring Obama, and a majority wanted to hear more reports on the issues instead of the candidates. Despite reader complaints, the elite media put out more favorable sto­ries (73%) about Obama. Journalism is the only profession I know that ignores the wishes of its customers.

Another question that hasn’t been answered is how could the AP, CNN, and other national outlets send over 100 reporters to Alaska to investigate Sarah Palin while sending no one to Chicago – the home of political corruption – to look into Barrack Obama’s background? CNN’s John King admitted that the media assumed Hillary Clinton was going to win the nomination because in Democratic politics “the Clinton name is the gold standard.” King admitted the media didn’t vet Obama, and they “need to learn that lesson.” The criticism of the media is legitimate.

The next year, [2009] within a matter of weeks, the mainstream media ran thirty-seven negative reports on Sarah Palin and only two positive sto­ries. Tina Fey even got an Emmy nomination for mocking Sarah Palin on SNL and believe it or not, Katie Couric received a journalism award for her infamous interviews with VP candidate Palin. Couric’s CBS crew edited hours of interview footage and aired only selected segments. Do you think they told the public the whole story?

CONCLUSION

America is a free country, and we have a free press, but the media fails to live up to their responsibility to bring factual information to the people. This is beyond conclusive when it comes to Sarah Palin, and it is a serious issue. We may not be able to change what they believe or how they present the news, but we can pray for their salvation and for more citizens to wake up and see the corruption. A remnant of truth seekers and defenders is stepping up. Will you join the ranks?

In this age of the 24/7 news cycle, the blogosphere, and very little media accountability, we know the attacks, distortions, and misin­formation will continue to be aimed at Christians and conservatives. Let’s not stoop to their level. Call attention to their hypocrisy, but don’t lose focus. Having the freedom to speak about the Bible and share the Gospel is our priority before party, policy or politics.

The media is part of the culture to blot out God in America. Chris­tians in the public eye, especially those as popular as Sarah Palin, are a threat to the progressive, socialist agenda to normalize and rationalize sinful behavior and destroy the moral fabric in America. If they had their way, we’d be prevented from talking about our faith. We’d stay home, we’d stop quoting the Bible or talking about Jesus Christ on the Internet.

If they had their wish and we kept quiet, the hopeless, lost, and the hurting would not be reached with the good news of Jesus Christ.

We know God works all things together for good (Romans 8:28), and reflecting on this from a biblical viewpoint, I can’t help but think of the story of Joseph. He went from the pit to the prison to the palace. Like Sarah Palin, some of us need to remember these Scriptures when discrimination against Christians increases in America.

But as for you, you meant evil against me; but God meant it for good, in order to bring it about as it is this day, to save many people alive (Genesis 50:20).

You will be hated by all because of My name, but it is the one who has endured to the end who will be saved (Matthew 10:22).

*This is an excerpt, not the entire chapter. To read more or to order ERADICATE, click on ‘Purchase’ above. Also available through the WND Superstore, ChristianBook.com, select stores as well as Amazon.com.

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sebelius and obama

It has come to this.

You know things are bad when the public outcry over the president’s signature legislation is so strong it forces the Democrats in the media to report the facts  – even though it reflects negatively on the president they’ve been protecting for five years.

Apparently, we now have a national crisis that affects a majority of us: Obamacare. Countless Americans are finding out every day the so-called Affordable Care Act (AFA) is in reality, quite unaffordable.

Unlike the IRS or NSA scandals, unlike Benghazi, Fast and Furious, and a dozen others; the new health care law hits many working Americans because it’s a tax.

There are Democrats calling it “a disaster.”

I’ve not often had the opportunity to give credit to some in the media so I’m thrilled to say, “Thanks for doing your job” to those it pertains to.

According to CBS’ 60 Minutes report:

Americans are being surprised, not only that they are being booted off their current plans, but at how much they’re being asked to pay for new ones… and now cancellation notices from insurance companies followed by sticker shock over higher prices for the new plans. It’s directly at odds with repeated assurances from the president, who has said “if you like your insurance plan, you will keep it. No one will be able to take that away from you.”

Translation: President Obama lied. Do you really think he had no idea what was in the law or how it would affect the people? From 2009 through 2012, he was constantly campaigning, selling his health care plan claiming that people could keep their doctors and insurance.

From NBC News, Obama Admin Knew Millions Could Not Keep Their Health Insurance:

Our sources deeply involved in the Affordable Care Act tell NBC NEWS that 50 to 75 percent of the 14 million consumers who buy their insurance individually can expect to receive a “cancellation” letter or the equivalent over the next year because their existing policies don’t meet the standards mandated by the new health care law.

It has to be bad when far Left comedian, Jon Stewart, grilled HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius about the problems with the ACA website and now proceeds to mock Obama’s promises that it will get fixed immediately.

Kathleen Sebelius even admitted the roll out has been “a debacle.” But during her testimony on Capitol hill this week, Sebelius spent a large portion of the hearing trying to defend the [AFA] website, refusing to say if it has security problems, and providing “answers that showed a lack of understanding of the law she is charged with implementing.”

It has to be bad when even CNN’s Anderson Cooper reported evidence that the White House was pressuring Insurance companies to not criticize Obamacare. Isn’t this bullying? Sources revealed the WH telling insurance executives to keep quiet about the problems.

My question is WHY didn’t they do it right in the first place? They’re now wasting even more taxpayer money to repair what the Democrats pushed on us due to ideology and made a mess of due to incompetence.

A Florida phone bank operator was fired for talking to Sean Hannity on the air about the difficulties Obamacare customers were having with the system. Earline Davis recounted the story on Hannity and fortunately, already has a better job.

Even the Washington Post gave Obama’s remarks the lowest possible whopper rating, Four Pinocchio’s, for saying people can keep their health insurance and, “No one will take it away, no matter what.”

Chuck Todd on MSNBC – you read that right – said Obama’s faulty claim “relied on insurance companies’ compliance, and was made even worse by the fact that the administration knew as early as 2010 that it would not be the case.”

White House Spokesman, Jay Carney, finally had to admit that it’s true: under Obamacare some Americans won’t be able to keep their health care plans. Most of us knew this, but it’s nice to hear some admissions.

And – you know it’s bad when atheist and progressive Bill Maher said, “I don’t think Obama should have lied to people.”

What did the president know and when did he know it? Expect the circus of chaos and corruption to continue. If this keeps up however; liberals, progressives, and the socialist agenda could take a major hit in America.

God knows we deserve accurate information from the press. How will the media report the facts about Obamacare from this point forward?

We simply want more truth and less bias. That’s not too much to ask, is it?

US Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) makes rem

Friends that love God and America:  IF we don’t learn from the past, share the TRUTH, and take action today, we are in danger of continuing down this current path of moral, fiscal, and spiritual decline which will lead to the destruction of the United States. For Christians and others who still care about our faith, freedoms, and the future of this great country, I offer the following excerpts from selected chapters in my book, ERADICATE: BLOTTING OUT GOD IN AMERICA.

First, some quotes from a 2006 interview:

“Jesus is an historical figure… I want my govern­ment to be operating for all faiths and all peoples, including atheists and agnostics… I find it hard to believe that my God would consign four-fifths of the world to hell… What I believe in is that if I live my life as well as I can, that I will be rewarded. [‘Sin’ means] being out of alignment with my values; I think religion at its best comes with a big dose of doubt… I don’t presume to have knowledge of what happens after I die…”  Barack Obama

If we say we are Christian, do our lives reflect the teach­ings of Jesus Christ and the Word of God? In the chapter about truth, we established the fact that a person’s faith and worldview affects every decision he or she makes. It is ludicrous to ignore the religious back­ground of the President of the United States, the most powerful public office in our country. The problem is most Americans ignored Barack Obama’s background and history before he was elected president.

If we listen to what President Obama says regarding Christianity and then observe what he does, it can be confusing; things don’t add up. The Bible is not ambiguous.

“So then, you will know them by their fruits.” (Matthew 7:20)

In 2008, American citizens, Christians included, refused to judge Barack Obama by his own words, his membership of Jeremiah Wright’s controversial church, his stance on abortion, gay marriage, and by his big-government philosophy, his questionable Chicago history and radical activism. Let’s examine some facts.

In October 2009, President Obama gave the keynote address at the annual Human Rights Campaign dinner in Washington, D.C. Among those joining the president were Lady Gaga, Tipper Gore, and the cast of Fox comedy Glee.

The Human Rights Campaign is dedicated to pro­moting homosexual issues education and changing legislation to favor gay rights. President Obama began by praising the gay community for making strides in equal rights and he pledged to deliver on major campaign promises.

He said heterosexuals still “hold fast to outworn arguments and old attitudes” and that we “deny you [gays] the rights most Americans take for granted.” In his speech, the president boldly proclaimed what no other president in American history had articulated regarding the institution of traditional marriage. Here are some direct quotes from the transcript of President Obama’s 25-minute speech:

“I want to thank the Human Rights Campaign for inviting me to speak and for the work you do every day in pursuit of equal­ity on behalf of the millions of people in this country who work hard in their jobs and care deeply about their families – and who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender.” (Applause)
“Now, I’ve said this before, I’ll repeat it again – it’s not for me to tell you to be patient, any more than it was for others to counsel patience to African Americans petitioning for equal rights half a century ago.” (Applause) *[a Civil Rights comparison, slavery…REALLY?!]
“My expectation is that when you look back on these years, you will see a time in which we put a stop to discrimination against gays and lesbians – whether in the office or on the battlefield. (Applause) …I am committed to these goals. And my admin­istration will continue fighting to achieve them…. “I support ensuring that committed gay couples have the same rights and responsibilities afforded to any married couple in this country. (Applause) …
I’ve required all agencies in the federal government to extend as many federal benefits as possible to LGBT families as the current law allows.“And I’ve called on Congress to repeal the so-called Defense of Marriage Act and to pass the Domestic Partners Benefits and Obligations Act. (Applause) And we must all stand together against divisive and deceptive efforts to feed people’s lingering fears for political and ideological gain.“

…Day by day, law by law, changing mind by mind, that is the promise we are fulfilling.”

Read more here… NORMALIZING HOMOSEXUALITY

On January 22, 2012, President Obama put in place a new mandate forcing religious employers to pay for birth control and drugs that may cause abortions. Then after the backlash, his administration revised the birth control mandate to require insurance companies to make this provision. Obama has also mandated and then provided for additional embryonic stem cell research with taxpayer funds. During his first term as president, he nominated pro-abortion activists to fed­eral appeals court positions and made pro-abortion judicial picks.

His administration is full of [progressives and] leftist, pro-abortion advocates whose past records should be alarming to Christians. President Obama cut funding for abstinence education. Conversely, he announced $50 million in funding for the UNFPA, the UN population agency that has been criticized for promoting abortion and working closely with Chinese population control officials who use forced abortions and invol­untary sterilizations!  The Obama administration also shut out pro-life groups from attending a White House-sponsored health care summit, but Planned Parenthood and other pro-abortion groups were invited.

NO DIFFERENCE BETWEEN WRIGHT AND WRONG

If you make a decision to attend a church and become a member, can we assume you believe in their doctrines and agree with the theology of that church? If you were going to the same church for over twenty years, if the pastor performed your wedding and you considered him a good friend, would his teachings become part of your worldview? 

In 2008, the media did their best to avoid mentioning Jeremiah Wright, Barack Obama’s mentor. The few times their relationship was brought up the media completely downplayed it. Why?

Wright’s church in Chicago, Trinity United Church, believes and teaches Black Liberation Theology – a theology rooted in Marxism. Obama was given a pass in 2008 when he said the anti-American, racist, socialist views of his pastor were not his views. Yet in his book, Obama refers to his Caucasian grandmother as ”a typical white person.” During his first presidential campaign, he was unwilling to wear an American flag lapel pin. Michelle Obama said she was never proud of her country until her hubby won the Democratic nomination for president.

Here’s a quote by Jeremiah Wright from a 2003 sermon:

“The government gives them the drugs, builds bigger prisons, passes a three-strike law and then wants us to sing God Bless America. No, no, no, God damn America! That’s in the Bible – for killing innocent people … God damn America for treating our citizens as less than human. God damn America for as long as she acts like she is God and she is supreme.”

What did candidate Obama say when he was asked about the sermon? He wasn’t there, of course. Was this a one-time outburst by Wright? An ABC News review of dozens of Rev. Wright’s sermons, offered for sale by the church, found repeated denunciations of the United States and the treatment of black Americans. One member of the congregation told ABC, “I wouldn’t call it radical. I call it being black in America.”

Day Gardner, president of the National Black Pro-Life Union com­mented on Wright:

“There are many black people who were offended by his anti-American slurs, because we, as black people have a vested inter­est in this great country… I’m tired of being made to feel – by our own people sometimes, such as Rev. Wright – that we are disconnected from what we are. I am an American.”

The Obama campaign tried to downplay the friendship between Wright and Obama. Rev. Wright baptized their daughters and is cred­ited by Obama for the title of his book, The Audacity of Hope. In the interview cited earlier, Obama was asked where he went for guidance.

“Well, my pastor [Jeremiah Wright] is certainly someone who I have an enormous amount of respect for…Father Michael Pfleger [radical liberal priest] is a dear friend, and somebody I interact with closely.”

During the period of Obama’s attendance at Wright’s Trinity United Church, the Chicago church was openly allied with Louis Farrakhan (Nation of Islam leader, renowned for his hatred of Whites and Jews).

Wright gave Farrakhan his 2007 Empowerment Award! Farrakhan delivered multiple guest lectures at the church and sources confirm Wright and Farrakhan have known each other for over twenty-four years. Farrakhan has called the real evil in America “the idea that undergirds the setup of the Western world, and that idea is called white supremacy.” Al Sharpton, Jeremiah Wright, and Barrack Obama each helped Farrakhan organize his Million Man March event. Do these “connections” matter?

“God will destroy America by the hands of the Muslims. … God will not give Japan or Europe the honor of bringing down the United States; this is an honor God will bestow upon Mus­lims.” Louis Farrakhan, 1996

“Nothing is more powerful than the black church experience.” – Barrack Obama, 2004

“Fact number one: We’ve got more black men in prison than there are in college. … Fact number two: Racism is how this country was founded and how this country is still run…Barack knows what it means living in a country and a culture that is controlled by rich, white people. Hillary would never know that.” – Jeremiah Wright, 2007

BLACK LIBERATION THEOLOGY

Twenty years in the same church means nothing according to the progressive Democrats in the media. Let’s start with defining Liberation The­ology: it is a political movement and Christian theology which inter­prets the teachings of Jesus Christ in terms of liberation from unjust economic, political, or social conditions. Liberation theology teaches the New Testament gospels can be understood only as calls for social activism, class struggle, and revolution aimed at overturning the exist­ing capitalist order and installing, in its place, a socialist utopia where today’s poor will unseat their “oppressors.”

The movement began in Latin America in the 1950’s – 60’s and teaches that God is the liberator of those oppressed by ruling classes. It came to America through theology professor James Cone, who was influenced by Malcolm X and the Black Power movement. So, where President Obama and Wright are concerned, Black Liberation Theology teaches all Scripture must be interpreted through the black experience.

The chief architect of black liberation theology, James Cone was Professor of Systematic Theology at the Union Theological Seminary in New York City and author of several books including Black Theol­ogy and Black Power. Cone views America as a racist nation with no hope of redemption. One of the tasks of this movement, according to Cone, is to analyze the nature of the gospel in light of the experience of blacks victimized by white oppressors. In A Black Theology of Lib­eration, Cone stated:

“What we need is the divine love as expressed in Black Power, which is the power of Black people to destroy their oppressors here and now by any means at their disposal. Unless God is participating in this holy activity, we must reject His love.”

Implying that America was founded for white people, Cone calls for “the destruction of whiteness, which is the source of human misery in the world.” He advocates the use of Marxism as a tool of social analysis to help Christians to see “how things really are.”

“Cone believed that Jesus was black and that everyone must ‘become black’ to be saved … When you join the side of the oppressed, you become black,” said Bishop Van B. Gayton of the International Community of Christian Churches as he pointed out the ideology’s shortcomings. “Cone denies the fact that God is for all people.”

The Marxist roots of this theology are evident, and obviously, not all black churches support this theology. Black religious leaders in Wright’s generation are burdened by Cone’s teachings which helped lay a foundation that enables many to embrace Marxism. There is also an emphasis on collective salvation when the black ”community” over­comes oppression. Sadly, this theology encourages a victim mentality and government dependency.

Trinity Church’s promotion of its 12-point Black Value System asks members to measure the worth of all activity in terms of “posi­tive contributions to the general welfare of the Black Community and the Advancement of Black People toward freedom,” while pledging adherence to the Black Worth Ethic and “Allegiance to All Black Lead­ership Who Espouse and Embrace the Black Value System.”

Those who adhere to biblical Christianity honor, revere, and give allegiance to the Lord Jesus Christ alone. The notion of “blackness” is not merely a reference to skin color, but rather is a symbol of oppression. When Jeremiah Wright says, “Jesus was a poor black man,” it is because he lived in oppression at the hands of “rich white people.”

“The history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggles.” – Karl Marx

American Thinker’s Kyle-Anne Shiver visited Obama’s church in early 2008. She described Jeremiah Wright’s sermon as fiery, but not overly controversial, and seemed basically to be a “call for all good con­gregants to support Barack Obama for President.” Shiver explained she had spent months trying to fathom how “Marxist philosophy wound up emblazoned with a cross and a pulpit” while pretending to rely on the authority of the Bible. She came away with far more questions than answers.

What was revealing to Shiver was her visit to the church bookstore following the service. The books were much more political than reli­gious in nature including numerous books prominently displayed by Wright’s mentor, James H. Cone. Shiver’s warnings are clearly pointed:

“Now that I have read a number of the books that presumably Wright’s congregants (including Barack Obama) have also read, I can only conclude that the thing tying these volumes together is not Christianity, nor any real religion, but the political phi­losophy of Karl Marx.”

Books referring to the oppressor and oppressed, freeman and slave, class struggles, and societal revolutions may be fine for a library or his­tory collection, but these and many others were in the Chicago church’s store. These aren’t ideas from the Holy Bible, but the Communist Mani­festo. The danger of Cone and Wright’s teachings is that their claim to a new theology unites the black power of Muslims and Malcolm X with the Christianity of Martin Luther King Jr.

Just the fact Cone is a hero of today’s black power preachers should be telling enough. This is the emphasis of the teachings from Obama’s church. Kyle-Anne Shiver added:

“Understanding that black liberation theology is Marxism dressed up to look like Christianity helps explain why there is no conflict between Cone’s ‘Christianity’ and Farrakhan’s ‘Nation of Islam.’ They are two prophets in the same philosophi­cal (Marxist) pod, merely using different religions as backdrops for their black-power aims.”

On June 8, 2006, Barack Obama was the keynote speaker at Jim Wallis Call to Renewal conference, “Building a Covenant for a New America.” Following his address, in an interview by the United Church News, he cited “the teachings of the UCC (United Church of Christ) as foundation stones for his political work.”

“Religious thinkers and activists like my friend Jim Wallis and Tony Campolo are lifting up the Biblical injunction to help the poor as a means of mobilizing Christians against budget cuts to social programs and growing inequality.”

“Moreover, given the increasing diversity of America’s popu­lation, the dangers of sectarianism have never been greater. Whatever we once were, we are no longer just a Christian nation; we are also a Jewish nation, a Muslim nation, a Bud­dhist nation, a Hindu nation, and a nation of nonbelievers. …And even if we did have only Christians within our borders, whose Christianity would we teach in the schools, James Dob­son’s or Al Sharpton’s?”

Many of us tried sharing our concerns about Barack Obama before the 2008 election. In his May 2008 article “The Marxist Roots of Black Liberation Theology,” author Anthony Bradley warned about then Senator Obama, asking if Black Liberation Theology is helping unite the country. He concluded “preaching to a congregation of middle class blacks about their victim identity” divides people and fosters a distorted view of reality. Bradley wrote that Wright and Obama’s theology has stirred up resentment and separatism:

“‘Economic parity’ and ‘distribution’ language implies things like government-coerced wealth redistribution, perpetual minimum wage increases, government subsidized health care for all….

“Black Liberation Theology, originally intended to help the black community, may have actually hurt many blacks by promoting racial tension…. As the failed ‘War on Poverty’ has exposed, the best way to keep the blacks enslaved to government as ‘daddy’ is to … seduce blacks into thinking that upward mobility is someone else’s responsibility.”

Hundreds of conservative authors, bloggers, and columnists wrote about these issues prior to the 2008 elections. We must learn from recent history, even if it hurts. American citizens were warned (just not by the media) time and time again that if elected, Obama would push the most leftist, radical policies in American history. But millions voted for charisma and eloquence rather than character and experience, and many citizens didn’t pay attention to the issues.

Aside from his controversial church, it surprised me Americans didn’t have reservations about Obama’s stance on key biblical issues. In addi­tion to what we’ve already covered, another goal of his administration has been to expand “gay adoption,” which would create intentionally motherless and fatherless homes. When asked whether being “gay” was a choice, he responded, “I don’t think it’s a choice. I think that people are born with a certain makeup.”

We must be more active in electing godly leaders. Christian Coali­tion’s Chuck Colson implied that no matter who runs the country, laws will be passed that promote someone’s morals and values. He wrote:

“The popular notion that ‘you can’t legislate morality’ is a myth. Morality is legislated every day from the vantage point of one value system being chosen over another. The question is not whether we will legislate morality, but whose morality gets legislated. Laws establish, from the view of the state, the rightness or wrongness of human behavior.”

THE VERDICT

Let’s not be afraid to say it: President Obama may agree with parts of the Bible, but his policies reveal a different view of Jesus and Christianity than many of us understand. By his own admission, he does not believe the Word of God is inerrant and God-breathed. Barack Obama seems to have built his own brand of faith on a foundation of liberalism and post-modernism. He confuses people by declaring he is a Christian, and as Franklin Graham clearly stated, his actions and policies do not line up with biblical principles.

He has continually shown he does not support Christianity’s most essential truths and traditional morality. 

This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but men loved dark­ness instead of light because their deeds were evil (John 3:19).

President Obama needs the forgiveness of Jesus Christ just as you and I do, and if he is a backslidden Christian, he needs to return to the Lord and humbly repent. If, however, he is sincerely living out a differ­ent gospel than what the Bible teaches, then someone must reach him with the truth. He’s the President of the United States, but he is just an imperfect man of flesh and blood. Though he is the product of his past, his associations, and his environment, no one is without hope.

It’s been said that Americans vote with their wallets, that the econ­omy, jobs, and taxes trump all other issues in an election. Too many people continue pulling the voting booth lever for anti-life, progressive Democrats. Abortion is the measure for judging a society’s righteous­ness. What does it say of a people, regardless of the economy, when we allow more than one million unborn babies to be murdered every year in the name of choice?

God will have His way in the end. He governs over dictators, kings and presi­dents. But until Christ returns, we are called to hold candidates up to the highest of standards. They must be scrutinized with the Truth and the light of Scripture. As long as we still have a free country, America deserves nothing less. Christianity is the foundation upon which this nation was established.

“The hope of a Christian is inseparable from his faith. Whoever believes in the Divine inspiration of the Holy Scriptures must hope that the religion of Jesus shall prevail throughout the earth. Never since the foundation of the world have the prospects of mankind been more encouraging to that hope than they appear to be at the present time. And may the associated distribution of the Bible proceed and prosper till the Lord shall have made Bare His holy arm in the eyes of all the nations, and all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our God.” (Isaiah 52:10) – President John Quincy Adams (1767-1848)

How does a president with such an anti-Christian administration continue to get away with promoting sin, expanding the size and power of government, signing [record numbers of] executive orders, appointing unaccountable czars, and enacting policies that most Americans disagree with? He is protected by the media.

It appears there are times when President Obama interprets Scrip­ture as he sees fit, and he ignores the Bible when it doesn’t conform to his view. This president has been a master at double speak. When he criticizes the free markets and complains that capitalism is unfair, yet at the same time grants waivers and bailouts to favored organizations that support his Party, he’s not fooling us anymore. Ultimately, what he does and says is between him and the God he will give an account to one Day.

SPREADING THE WEALTH AND CHICAGO POLITICS

We now know that after college, for three of his Chicago years Barack Obama did plenty of community organizing and was associated with a religious group called the Gamaliel Foundation. One reporter, David Freddoso, researched Obama’s involvement in 2008 and concluded, “the proposed solution to every problem on the South Side was a distribution of government funds….”

Thanks to Breitbart TV, a 2009 video surfaced of the Gamaliel Foundation leading community organizers in prayer, not to God, but to President Obama. In the video they are seen lobbying for health care and social justice while repeating “Hear our cry, Obama” and “Deliver us, Obama.” Why did they worship him before he was president? As a trainer for Gamaliel and ACORN, Obama used his influence to secure a major increase in funding for both groups. They in turn supported him politically. Do you think the money has helped Chicago?

Because an enemy exists that must be eliminated, they have long ago declared war. Many radicals want not only to reform the system; they hope to destroy it completely.

Know this: there are enemies within. Anita Dunn, President Obama’s former communications director, went on record and said that Mao Tse-tung – who murdered 60 to 70 million people – was one of her two favorite philosophers. Second, John Holdren, the Obama administration Science and Technology Czar is a huge promoter of population control. He believes that for us to enjoy a higher quality of life there must be fewer people. He has written about and considered forced abortions and sterilization as population control options.

AN ACORN DOESN’T FALL TOO FAR FROM THE TREE

Former ACORN chief executive Bertha Lewis has a new organiza­tion, The Black Institute (TBI), one of many ACORN reincarnations, dubs its protests “Occupy Black America” and “Occupy The Hood.” During a March 2010 speech to the Young Democratic Socialists, Lewis told the audience, “First of all let me just say any group that says, ‘I’m young, I’m democratic, and I’m a socialist,’ is alright with me.” In that speech, Bertha Lewis talked about immigration being America’s “next big battle” and said the following:

“And the reason this is so important is, you know, here’s the secret [whispers]: We’re getting ready to be a majority, minority country. Shhhh. [applause] We’ll be like South Africa. More black people than white people. [laughter] Don’t tell anybody….”

Just two years prior to making this speech, Lewis had focused her attention on organizing ACORN’s national get-out-the-vote campaign for Barrack Obama. By October 2008, Lewis was facing widespread charges of voter fraud. ACORN has been called “the largest radical organization in America.”

In a May 2008 article in National Review, Stanley Kurtz, a senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, asked the question, “What if Barack Obama’s most important radical connection has been hiding in plain sight all along?” Madeleine Talbot was the woman at ACORN who invited Obama to train organizers. Acorn was devious in its use of banking regulations to pressure financial institutions into massive “donations” that ACORN used to finance supposedly non-partisan voter turn-out drives. Kurtz reports:

“Talbot turns out to have been a key leader of that attempt by Acorn to storm the Chicago City Council (during a living-wage debate)…. On July 31, 1997, six people were arrested as 200 Acorn protesters tried to storm the Chicago City Council session. According to the Chicago Daily Herald, Acorn dem­onstrators pushed over the metal detector and table used to screen visitors, backed police against the doors to the council chamber, and blocked late-arriving aldermen and city staff from entering the session.”

ACORN has a long history of voter fraud. Newsbusters reported:

“Seventy ACORN staffers in 12 states have been convicted of voter registration fraud by adding such notables as Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck to the voter rolls … ACORN is in fact the political dirty tricks muscle of liberal Democrats.”

In 2011, “Las Vegas Judge Donald Mosley fumed at his inability to impose a harsher punishment on the radical advocacy group….” Despite their bankruptcy filing, ACORN continues to operate. They just use different names. Project Vote and ACORN Housing, renamed Affordable Housing Centers of America, are still in business.

ACORN officials openly acknowledge the network is currently restructuring and will help re-elect President Obama, so they can have the money and power to allocate more funds to Left-wing causes. Benjamin Franklin once said,


“When the people find that they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.”


ACORN had succeeded in duping Americans for years, and too many citizens still remain in the dark regarding Obama’s work with Saul Alinsky-influenced ACORN.


Former 1960’s Left-wing radical David Horowitz converted to conservatism in the late 1970s and knows the inside of the socialist movement extremely well. Raised by parents who were both members of the Communist Party USA, Horowitz created Students for Academic Freedom, whose self-stated goal is combatting leftist indoctrination in academia.


In a booklet called Barrack Obama’s Rules for Revolution, Horowitz wrote about the Alinsky strategy which includes the military tactic of deception in what radicals see as a real war to eliminate the enemy. In contrast, conservatives think of war as a metaphor which puts them at a disadvantage against those who are out to destroy America. One method of attack is the name calling and labeling of conservatives as “racists,” “homophobes,” “Islamophobes,” and sometimes “sexists.”

Deception is the radical’s primary weapon. This Alinsky principle is about disarming the opponent by lying and pretending to be moderate. Horowitz explains:

“Racial arsonists such as Al Sharpton and Jeremiah Wright pose as civil rights activists; anti-American radicals such as Bill Ayers pose as patriotic progressives….

“Barack Obama is an enigma. He won the 2008 presidential election claiming to be a moderate and wanting to bring Americans together and govern from the center. But since he took office, his actions have been far from moderate…. He has used the economic crisis to take over whole industries and has attempted to nationalize the health care system. …these actions had already made his presidency one of the most polarizing in history.”

There were die-hard socialists in America in the early 1900s who didn’t hide their ideas. They wanted to abolish the U.S. military, state police forces, the Senate, and the presidency for starters. They have since become more subtle because they realized they wouldn’t get very far if they continued to be that open about their agenda. Their strategy may have changed, but their agenda has not.

When Barack Obama boldly stated they were five days away from “fundamentally transforming the United States,” most of us know he wasn’t exaggerating. Some thought he sounded grandiose, and others assumed it was just campaign rhetoric, but an underground army of radicals was preparing to mobilize in Washington, D.C. and beyond. Obama’s election appeared to be the perfect storm for those who believe Christianity is oppressive, and America is unjust.

Let’s dig deeper: Barack Obama served on the boards of two chari­table foundations, including the Woods Fund of Chicago from 1993 to 2002. The Woods Fund supported the concept of an expanding welfare state allocating ever-increasing amounts of money to the public school system and the redistribution of wealth via taxes. During that time, the tax exempt foundation made some interesting grants, including one to Obama’s church, Trinity United Church of Christ, headed by Rev. Jeremiah Wright.

Annual grants of around $70,000 were also made to ACORN from 2001-2005 for a total of $355,000 – courtesy of the Woods Fund. There were a few honest journalists who reported on the money trail, but the media gatekeepers prevented the stories from making prime time news. In addition to the reservoir of political support that came to Obama through his close ties with Jeremiah Wright, Father Michael Pfleger, and other Chicago churches, ACORN appears to have played a major role in Obama’s political advance.

At one time, the board of directors included Obama, Bill Ayers, and Chairman Howard J. Stanback. Stanback headed New Kenwood LLC, a limited liability company founded by Obama’s close friend and convicted felon, Tony Rezko. The fund provided a combined total of over $1 million to the Chicago Annenberg Challenge. Obama was its chief executive officer, and Ayers authored the $50 million grant that gave life to the Chicago Annenberg Challenge.

The Woods Fund also used Northern Trust for financial services, which is the same company that provided Obama his 2005 mortgage. The Obamas financed their upscale Hyde Park home in 2005 through Northern Trust and obtained an outstanding mortgage rate. Obama’s memberships on foundation boards “allowed him to help direct tens of millions of dollars in grants” to various liberal organizations, includ­ing Chicago Acorn, “whose endorsement Obama sought and won in his State Senate race.”

Ten years prior, Obama joined the Board of Directors for the Chicago-based Joyce Foundation in 1994 and served on its board until 2002. The Joyce Foundation targets its grants toward organizations through agendas of social justice, prison reform, increased government spend­ing for social services and radical environmentalism. Many of those recipient groups are hostile to the capitalist model. In 2003, Obama’s close leftist friend and campaign adviser, Valerie Jarrett, also joined the Joyce Foundation board. In a World Net Daily exclusive, The groups Obama kept off his resume,” Brad O’Leary noted:
“Between 1998 and 2001, the Obama and Ayers-led Woods Fund also gave nearly $300,000 to Northwestern University, where Bill Ayers and his wife, Castro-trained Bernadine Dohrn Ayers, had secured teaching jobs. Bill Ayers’ father, Tom Ayers, also sat on the Board of Trustees for Northwestern.

“If the funding and the relationships sound all too cozy, that’s because they are. Joyce Foundation President Deborah Leff and Barack Obama served together on the Foundation’s Board as late as 1999, and they also served together on the board of the Chicago Annenberg Challenge.”

ATTENTION CHRISTIANS: There are too many professing Christians that refuse to acknowledge the truth. There are others that will read this overwhelming evidence and continue to defend Obama and the Democratic Party, regardless of the fact they cannot provide biblical support for placing their politics above their faith. This is foolish, irresponsible, and reckless.

THE TIP OF THE ICEBERG: JUST SOME OF THE PRESIDENT’S FRUIT

Examples of President Obama’s policies that reflect his and his administration’s views of Christianity – or lack thereof:

1.  Speaking to a friendly audience of campaign donors in April 2008 in San Francisco, Barrack Obama talked about average Americans saying, “And it’s not surprising then that they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.”
2.  Obama ends National Prayer Day services at White House: President Truman signed the first National Prayer Day proclamation; President Reagan made it permanent. For years, it was a staple on the WH calendar – but not in May 2009, President Obama’s first year in office.
3.  President Obama is the first president in America’s history to mention non-believers in an inaugural address when he said, “We are a nation of Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus and non-believers.”
4.  Obama nominated three pro-abortion US ambassadors to the Vatican; The Vatican vetoed all three amid a grow­ing dispute between the White House and the Roman Catholic Church over the new administration’s support for abortion rights.
5.  President Obama continues to omit ‘Creator’ From Dec­laration of Independence: During a speech in Rockville, Maryland on October 18, 2010, he once again omitted the mention of man’s Creator as the source of his unalienable rights. This isn’t the first time.
6.  President Obama misquotes the National Motto, saying it is “E pluribus Unum” rather than “In God We Trust” as established by federal law. [November 10, 2010]
7.  Although he filled posts in the State Department, for more than two years Obama did not fill the post of religious free­dom ambassador, an official who works against religious persecution across the world; he filled it only after heavy pressure from the public and from Congress.
8.  The Department of Veterans Affairs was consistently cen­soring Veteran’s prayers by banning them from saying the words “God” and “Jesus” during funeral services at Houston National Cemetery.
9.  The Obama administration released its new health care rules in 2011 that override religious conscience protections for medical workers in the areas of abortion and contra­ception. Forcing private insurance plans to pay for morally controversial offerings such as contraception, sterilization, and abortifacients raises obvious questions regarding free­dom of conscience.
10.  Unlike previous presidents, Obama avoided any religious references in his Thanksgiving speech. “The president said his family was ‘reflecting on how truly lucky we are.’”
11.  Obama lifts restrictions on U.S. government funding for groups that provide abortion services or counseling abroad, forcing taxpayers to fund pro-abortion groups that either promote or perform abortions in other nations. He signed the order just three days into his presidency. [Jan. 20, 2009]
12.  The Obama administration requires rewriting of govern­ment documents and a change in administration vocabulary to remove terms deemed offensive to Muslims including jihad, jihadists, terrorists, radical Islamic, etc. [April 7, 2010]
13.  President Obama directs the Justice Department to stop defending the federal Defense of Marriage Act. 2/23/1117
14.  The Obama administration refuses to investigate videos showing Planned Parenthood helping alleged sex traffickers get abortions for victimized underage girls.
15.  Obama allows homosexuals to serve openly in the military, reversing a policy originally instituted by George Wash­ington in 1778.
16.  While every White House traditionally issues hundreds of official proclamations and statements on numerous occa­sions, this White House avoids traditional biblical holidays and events, but regularly recognizes major Muslim holidays, as evidenced by its 2010 statements on Ramadan, Eid-ul-Fitr, Hajj, and Eid-ul-Adha.
17.  Obama’s Muslim advisers block Middle Eastern Christians’ access to the White House.

18.  The Obama administration makes apologies for Korans being burned by the U. S. military, but when Bibles were burned by the military, numerous reasons were offered why it was the right thing to do.

AMERICA’S MOST BIBLICALLY-HOSTILE U.S. PRESIDENT

BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE!

Mr. Obama is against any kind of restriction on abortion and one of his first acts as president was to sign a bill (Mexico City Policy) allowing federal money to be spent on overseas abortions.

Moreover, in 2012, Newt Gingrich responded to a question on birth control from John King at the CNN presidential primary debate by saying:

“I just want to point out – in the 2008 campaign, not once did anybody in the elite media ask why Barrack Obama voted in favor of legalizing infanticide. So let’s be clear here. If we’re going to have a debate about who is the extremist is on these issues, it is President Obama, who as a State Senator voted to protect doctors who killed babies that survived an abortion. It is not the Republicans.”

President George W. Bush signed the federal version of the Born Alive Infant Protection Act. The bill allowed nurses to give aid to babies who survive abortions instead of having to leave them to die before of disposing them. Gingrich was referring to Obama’s votes as a state senator opposing the Illinois Born Alive Infant Protection Act in 2001, 2002, and 2003.

Jill Stanek, a nurse at Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn, Illinois, helped expose abortionists’ practice of abandoning babies (born alive) after failed abortions, leaving them to die in a hospital utility room.14 Ulti­mately, Obama gave ten different reasons for voting against the infant protection bill – from protests that it would undercut Roe v. Wade to allegations that Stanek and others lied under oath.

Regarding Obama’s radical views, Rush Limbaugh said the president’s vote against the Illinois version of the Born Alive Infant Protection Act amounted to “the most shocking and underreported significant story I can ever remember.”

IT COULD NEVER HAPPEN IN AMERICA

Some believe God is already judging America, and others say His final judgment is right around the corner. With the massive increase in corruption and deception in government, we often forget it all results from sin and our sin nature. Perhaps God is allowing Christians to suffer the consequences of the politicians we have elected to represent us. America must turn back to God!

Laws continue to be passed, bills signed, and policies implemented that either go against our biblical values or threaten another one of our freedoms. This is not what our Founding Fathers intended.

Our founders understood the ways of man, the dangers of too much power, and the potential for tyranny so they established a Constitution to protect the people. They created checks and balances in an attempt to hold government accountable, while providing for individual freedoms at the same time. They placed the highest of values on religious freedom.

We’ve strayed dramatically away from their vision to the point of electing a president who does not seem to respect America. Why does he insist on radically transforming the United States? President Obama downplays America’s greatness, disrespects the Constitution, seems embarrassed of our history, and enacts policies against the Word of God. It is our job to put faith, character, and integrity back on the priority list of who we elect, not how well someone speaks in public or reads a teleprompter.

And in 2012, Americans voted – again.

Since they hated knowledge and did not choose to fear the LORD, since they would not accept my advice and spurned my rebuke, they will eat the fruit of their ways and be filled with the fruit of their schemes. For the waywardness of the simple will kill them, and the complacency of fools will destroy them (Proverbs 1:29-32).

Has America chosen to hate knowledge and to not fear the Lord? Is our complacency beyond cure? Are we at the point where God will not answer our cries? The Lord is a patient and compassionate God, but His anger won’t be held back forever. We must choose this day whether we will serve our culture or Christ. America once had God’s blessing and covering; His protection and His provision, but God is being blotted out of America. 

Christians are being silenced by accusations of hate and intolerance; and our very freedoms are being threatened. The government, liberal media, Hollywood, the abortion industry, academia, and the Obama administration are not going to defend biblical values—it’s up to you and me.

*ERADICATE: Blotting Out God in America will help you ‘Understand, Combat, and Overcome the anti-Christian agendas, apathy in the Church, and the rapid cultural decline in America. See the TABLE OF CONTENTS including brief chapter descriptions. Eradicate is 370 pages; hundreds of end notes and references; encouraging the faithful & impacting Christians with Truth.

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White House Senior Adviser Valerie Jarrett said there’s no chance Attorney General Eric Holder will resign in light of the mounting evidence against the Obama administration including the IRS’ ongoing targeting of Christians, conservatives, Republicans, and Tea Party groups; (IRS commissioner met with Obama 157 times) and revelations that his Justice Department had been spying on journalists.

Jarrett made the overly confident statement this week, long ago having moved on from the deadly Fast and Furious scandal and the tragic Benghazi attacks and murders, to name a few.

“Obviously, I know the president pretty well. And I know the attorney general very well. And he will be in his position for quite a while.”

Jarrett and Obama helped bring Chicago politics to the White House. A Republican with the same background would have been vetted extensively, covered 24/7 by the media, and would never be elected. The radical, leftist, progressive individuals who make up Obama’s close friends, associations and his administration also reflect his policies and worldview.

Class warfare. Racial politics. Marxism packaged as Christianity. America is evil. Islam is good. Twenty years involvement with Jeremiah Wright’s Trinity United Church in Chicago. Friend of terrorists.

The following is an excerpt from ERADICATE: BLOTTING OUT GOD IN AMERICA:

The sad truth is many Americans today don’t care that prior to his election, Obama’s handlers concealed information about his college years and no official records were ever made available – a first in our history. No college transcripts, published records, or papers had been released. What were they hiding?

By the time Barack Obama made it to college at Occidental, Columbia and Harvard, you can be sure he had formed enough anti-American views to build on what he had already gleaned from his childhood men­tor, communist Frank Marshall Davis. Davis was a labor activist, writer, and community organizer as well as a Communist Party USA member. [Valerie Jarrett’s father, Vernon had close contact with Davis, and was also a Communist]

In 2010, Dr. John Drew, one of Barack Obama’s college friends, came forward and confirmed what many informed people already knew that Obama “was basically a Marxist-Leninist.” Drew talked about his past arguments with Obama about the many brands of Marxism:

“I see evidence of a continuing commitment to Marxist ideol­ogy…. In the Marxist model, the economy is the driving force behind change in the other spheres of society.”

Dr. John Drew did his senior honors thesis on Marxist economics at Occidental College, and he also founded the Democratic Student Socialist Alliance. He was a contemporary of Obama at Occidental and a Marxist himself. In fact, Drew was a well-known campus com­munist and was attracted to the college because Occidental was known for its Left-leaning politics and Marxist professors. Some even said it was considered “the Moscow of southern California.”

Occidental attracted America’s future president. Drew believed Obama was looking for a social revolution during his college days, and he expected a movement where “the working class would overthrow the ruling class” leading to a socialist utopia in America. Drew admitted how extreme he thought Obama’s views were at the time.

In 2010, John Drew was interviewed by Dr. Paul Kengor, an author, Reagan biographer, columnist, radio host, and Executive Director of The Center for Vision & Values. Drew admitted that at Occidental he was a comrade who leaned more toward the Frankfurt School of Marxism.

Here is a partial transcript of Dr. Kengor’s radio interview with John Drew: 

Drew: “I felt like I was doing Obama a favor by pointing out that the Marxist revolution that he and [our friends] were hoping for was really kind of a pipe dream, and that there was nothing in European history or the history of developed nations that would make that sort of fantasy – you know, Frank Marshall Davis fantasy of revolution – come true.”

Kengor: “So you had a realistic sense that even though you liked these ideas, it really couldn’t happen or really wouldn’t even work.”

Drew: “Right. I was still a card-carrying Marxist, but I was kind of a more advanced, East Coast, Cornell University Marxist….”

Kengor: “I know people are listening right now who want me to address this – and especially people who are Obama sup­porters. To be fair, I mean, look at where you were then and now where you are today.”

Drew: “Well, yeah, now I’m a Ronald Reagan, churchgoing, Baptist conservative.”

Kengor: “But now, okay, so what about Obama? Where do you think he is today? And to the people who are listening and are angry that we’re even having this conversation: Look, you don’t want us to talk about this because you don’t like what it says about Obama’s past, but we have to know this stuff about our presidents! “You can’t leave this out of biographies…  That’s why the background is so crucial – Frank Marshall Davis, what happened at Occidental, goes straight to Columbia from Occidental, the Bill Ayers affili­ation, no real-world experience – this matters….”

Drew: “Yeah, I think whenever he talks about people clinging to their guns and their religion due to economic stress, that’s just the standard Marxist argument. In fact, that’s the argu­ment of alienation and class-consciousness … the superficial religious and cultural ideals of the capitalist culture … and I really think he’s surrounded by people that share that mental architecture.”

Obama is surrounded by dangerous anti-Christian, socialism-loving people. They’ve plotted and pushed their agenda to transform America. Record numbers of people now rely on government assistance. We have record spending; increasing taxes, high energy, gas prices, and unemployment; racial and political division, the healthcare system takeover, and threats on our freedoms including speech and religion. And now, more invasions of privacy.

Government has become an enemy of American citizens and this administration is very good at using the tactics of distraction and diversion. With more of us becoming outraged while the media protects this administration, it will be fascinating to see this epic drama played out.

 

*For a detailed and extensive expose, please see a compilation of excerpts, here: Barack Obama’s History of Liberalism, Marxism, Chicago Politics, and Black Liberation Theology

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