I say these things because his Christmas message fit right in with his background. How, you ask? Well, Mr. Obama made his message a brief moment when he talked about the birth of Christ and its importance to the world.
Sounds good, right? Sure, but one look at what he either condones or actively supports by those working within the Administration shows the hollowness of his words.
Look at what is happening. Overseas, Christians are suffering horribly under governments that condone their torture, enslavement and even murder. Central Africa is a prime case in point, as is Syria and Iran and now even Iraq as American influences wanes. In particular in Iran, an American minister languishes in prison while Obama begins to normalize relations with a government that is sworn to kill us. His plight wasn't even mentioned by American negotiators. And nary a word does he mention about the rest of the carnage underway. Does that sound very supportive of Christianity? Yet at the same time he actively supports many of those same groups that condone these activities.
And the situation is even becoming dire for American Christians as well. Nowhere is it more noticeable than in the military. Career military personnel are being drummed out of the service for living within their belief structure. Chaplains have been required to take down crosses in chapels and have even been told not to use the name "Jesus" in their prayers in services. At Camp Shelby in Mississippi, soldiers were even told not to say "Merry Christmas" because it might hurt someone's feelings. And just recently a VA Hospital in Augusta, Georgia refused to allow a student group to sing Christmas carols to veteran patients who were looking forward to the event. The reason given? Someone might be offended, yet no evidence of who that might have been was provided. It was just another government smokescreen.
Meanwhile, sensitivity is being applied to all kinds of behavior that would have been deemed unacceptable only a few years ago and Christians are harrassed and mocked by the mainstream media with nary a mention from Obama. Can you imagine if Phil Robertson had been on the opposite side of the argument? Obama would have probably been calling him a social hero with public comments to that effect gaining the same attention as Trayvon Martin.
Don't you think that the backlash over the handling of Phil Robertson's comments was caused by what we see happening? After all, isn't it time that Christians respond to what we find so offensive? We have every right to do so.
Mr. Obama, you can't have it both ways. Either you believe what you say and say what you believe, supported by the actions you direct or support, or you just utter meaningless words. If you want us to believe you again, and many of us don't because of your past record (most recently exemplifed by the ongoing healthcare fiasco), then stand by what you say and make it consistent. And be man enough to realize that you are neither a god or a king and that your position requires the voluntary acceptance of American citizens, not dictatorial decrees. After all, being clear and consistent is one of the most important communications requirements of a good leader in a free society.
And America, we must "take the bull by the horns" and demand a government that stands for our principles and beliefs, for as we are beginning to see clearly, politicians only respond to what we demand. And if we demand nothing, the Beltway crowd does only what it thinks is in its selfish interest, no more and no less.
Think about it, decide where you stand, and get in the game. We have a lot at stake. God bless you all.