Ignite the Pulpit
Obama, the National Prayer Breakfast, and hypocrisy
If Mr. Obama had an honest adviser anywhere in his cabinet or staff, they would no doubt urge him to either fire his speech writer, or grow a conscience, after hearing his pathetic attempt at solemnity at the last National Prayer gathering in Washington D.C. on February 6, 2014.
The transcripts of that speech are available on the White House press website. Among those who fearlessly called the President out for his unbridled hypocrisy are two noteworthy journalists and websites.
Journalists speak on God’s will
Mychal Massie of the Daily Rant wrote a piece titled “Obama Thinks Abortion Is God’s Will” in which he holds nothing in reserve. In a scathing barrage of honesty, Massie lambastes the hypocrite in chief for his blaring doublespeak.
Massie called out the unbridled hypocrisy of the president saying –
Obama said, “the killing of the innocent” is the “ultimate betrayal of God’s will.” He continued: “Extremists succumb to an ignorant nihilism that shows they don’t understand the faiths they claim to profess, for killing the innocent is never fulfilling God’s will. In fact, it is the ultimate betrayal of God’s will.” But, as Penny [Starr at CNSNews] noted, Obama “was talking terrorism, not abortion.” Which brings me to my thoughts.
Obama had the audacity before God Almighty to proclaim to all who were listening that, in his mind, unborn children are not humans, and he sees nothing wrong with slaughtering millions of unborn children every year.”
Bethany Monk of CitizenLink offered an analytical breakdown on the various battles that religious leaders are having with the White House over HHS policy on abortifacients and abortion.
The CitizenLink article, “Take Action: Policy Experts Question Obama’s ‘Religious Freedom’ Remarks” includes a plea for the president to re-examine the attack he and the HHS are making on the dignity of the now famous “Little Sisters of the Poor.” Attention was drawn to this hypocrisy by Focus of the Family’s Judicial Analyst Bruce Hausknecht.
CitizenLink provides a link for anyone who desires to send an email to the President to urge him to stop the Health and Human Services (HHS) Mandate requiring businesses provide contraceptives and possible abortion-inducing drugs to their employees under their respective insurance plans.
What kind of prayer is this?
Several things become clear in the Obama speech, but there is nothing new there in terms of what we already knew about the president’s theology, his Christianity or the lack of it and his contradictory policies.
For the purposes of this article we will simply enumerate the most outstanding hypocritical statements made by the president even while he is no doubt the most hostile president to religious freedoms that has occupied the White House since this nation began.
Over 90 lawsuits are presently being levied against Obama’s HHS in our judicial system to stop the president’s attack of the religion he was allowed to address as if he were a member in good standing.
Two things worthy of note for anyone grounded in the scriptures are that the president’s theology is anything, but biblical. His broad inclusivity of all religions sounds like he barely passed ‘comparative religion 101.’
His view of Christianity centers in on the social gospel alone, such as the fight against poverty or HIV/AIDS. The moral teachings of the New Testament seem to fly over his head like a flock of geese headed for the tropics.
For this author one of the most egregious hypocrisies found in his speech is his using a quote from the New Testament book of Romans.
So each time we gather, it’s a chance to set aside the rush of our daily lives; to pause with humility before an Almighty God; to seek His grace; and, mindful of our own imperfections, to remember the admonition from the Book of Romans, which is especially fitting for those of us in Washington: “Do not claim to be wiser than you are.”
What incredible audacity! This quote is taken from Romans 12: 16b in the New Revised Standard version. What? Isn’t this the same book of the New Testament that Barack Obama claimed was not to be taken seriously, especially on the subject of homosexuality?
In his book, The Audacity of Hope – Dreams from My Father, Barack says the book of Romans is obscure and the passage that declares homosexuality as a gross sin that God sees as an abomination – needn’t be taken too seriously.
The verse he did quote at the breakfast, “Do not claim to be wiser than you are” should be applied to his take on the passage from the same book he seeks to dismiss. Selective theology is not new among politicians, but this is beyond bad – it is indeed, high hypocrisy.
Finally, there is one statement that begs to be exposed for exactly what it is. Here is exactly what he said followed by several examples of how he is doing just the opposite in practice and policy.
Extremists succumb to an ignorant nihilism that shows they don’t understand the faiths they claim to profess — for the killing of the innocent is never fulfilling God’s will; in fact, it’s the ultimate betrayal of God’s will.
Since Barack Obama took office slightly under 1,400,000 perfectly healthy un-born and completely ‘innocent’ babies have been destroyed and mercilessly ripped from the womb. It is obvious that Barack Obama does not see himself as a betrayer of God’s will. In fact he is the headline betrayer of the hour.
Obama betrays adults, too
Pastor Saeed Abedini whose name Barack dropped at the prayer meeting was an innocent man seeking to start orphanages in Iran. He now languishes, in poor health, in an Iranian prison, but Fox news reported on November 26, 2013 that his name was never mentioned at the table where the lifting of the Iranian sanctions was negotiated. This is more hypocrisy and some whopping big lies to season the pot.
Other innocents whose lives could have been saved are as follows.
Add to the list of innocents any young person who is inclined to believe the idea fostered by the president that homosexuals are born that way. They subsequently may choose a deviant lifestyle encourage by the most ludicrous pop-culture PC error of our generation.
At the return of the Lord, when cities and nations are judged severely the standard of judgment will not be Mr. Obama’s petted and eclectically chosen Sermon on the Mount. The standard will be the two cities over-run with homosexuals and deviants, to wit:
And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear you, when ye depart thence, shake off the dust under your feet for a testimony against them. Verily I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of judgment, than for that city. (Mk 6: 11)
The introduction of laws, legislation and or pop-culture inclinations of the day can’t ever be allowed to change the complete counsel of God, even if they are introduced by a president.
Laughter and applause was heard twelve times during Obama’s Prayer Breakfast address. At the Day of Judgment no one will be heard laughing or applauding the error they have happily allowed today. The same Jesus who delivered the Sermon on the Mount also said:
This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me. But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men. (Mt 15: 8-9)
To ignore, gloss over or cover up the path and the means by which these people met their deaths is a betrayal – the very kind of betrayal the president was so vehemently decrying.
Others, also quite ‘innocent’ who will not see the result of the choices they are encouraged to make under this president’s lead for many days or years to come. They will suffer due to the falsehoods so freely accepted in our new world of moral decline.
This makes everything he said at the prayer breakfast a complete farce.
Brian Terry: What Justice? – What Privilege?
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