My thanks to CNN and Stephen Prothero. I’ve been meaning to write a post on this, but have found it difficult to get started. Prothero has given me the impetus necessary.
Stephen Prothero, a Boston University religion scholar has put forth an insipidly stupid and hateful theory as to why evangelicals are inclined to vote for Romney. He thinks people like Billy Graham and Ralph Reed are putting politics above religion. This, of course, is demonstrably false. The fact is, I don’t know what Billy Graham’s political preference is. He’s ministered to the presidents of the US regardless of their politics. The fact is, Graham, Reed, and all are putting their religion first, and their personal politics aside.
Today, I would assume both Graham and Reed lean towards Republican. But, it isn’t because of anything the Republicans do. It is because of what the Democrats have done in recent years. Prothero’s article is full of mischaracterizations and outright lies. I won’t dwell on this obvious partisan anti-Christian piece. It is simply another libel and slanderous piece in a long line of libel and slanderous pieces from LSM against Christians. Prothero, asserts,
Until quite recently, many evangelicals saw Mormonism as a dangerous cult spreading false theology and dooming its followers to hell.
I can attest that I’ve never considered Mormonism as a dangerous cult. I’ve considered them odd, with strange beliefs, but, not dangerous. I would assume most Christians, evangelical or not, share this view. The fact is, I’ve not bothered to delve into Mormonism so I really can’t speak with any authority as to what they believe or don’t believe.
As I’ve stated before, I come from a Southern Baptist conservative family. I suppose in the broader sense of the word, all Christians would be “evangelical”. When I hear the word “evangelical” I conjure religious groups like Assembly of God and the like. Growing up, I learned quickly that most of that group of people were decidedly Democrat, many having very liberal political views. That was about 40 years ago. So, why are they all moving to Republicans, now? Especially when the Republican candidate is a Mormon?
Because Democrats are openly hostile to Christianity. Not just certain groups of Christianity, and not exclusively Christians, but, all belief systems which hold immutable moral beliefs, with the strange exception of Islam. This has been occurring since before I became aware of this hostility. This has been building for a very long time, but now, it has reached a crescendo with Barack Obama and his enablers.
Prothero intentionally omits this fact. The reason why “evangelicals” are moving to Romney is because they don’t expect Romney to be openly hostile to religions who hold immutable moral beliefs, as Obama and his administration is.
Valerie Jarret is quoted as saying “they don’t forget”. More on that later, but does Prothero think we’ve forgotten? Hell to pay?
Barack Obama —- America’s Most Biblically Hostile President Ever.
Don’t believe me? Remember this?
April 2008 – Obama speaks disrespectfully of Christians, saying they “cling to guns or religion” and have an “antipathy to people who aren’t like them.”
Or what about this?
January 2009 – 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.
February 2009 – Obama announces plans to revoke conscience protection for health workers who refuse to participate in medical activities that go against their beliefs, and fully implements the plan in February 2011.
March 2009 – Obama gave $50 million for the UNFPA, the UN population agency that promotes abortion and works closely with Chinese population control officials who use forced abortions and involuntary sterilizations.
April 2009 – When speaking at Georgetown University, Obama orders that a monogram symbolizing Jesus’ name be covered when he is making his speech.
April 2009 – In a deliberate act of disrespect, Obama nominated three pro-abortion ambassadors to the Vatican; of course, the pro-life Vatican rejected all three.
May 2009 – While Obama does not host any National Day of Prayer event at the White House, he does host White House Iftar dinners in honor of Ramadan.
April 2010 – Christian leader Franklin Graham is disinvited from the Pentagon’s National Day of Prayer Event because of complaints from the Muslim community.
October 19, 2010 – Obama begins deliberately omitting the phrase about “the Creator” when quoting the Declaration of Independence – an omission he has made on no less than seven occasions.
January 2011 – After a federal law was passed to transfer a WWI Memorial in the Mojave Desert to private ownership, the U. S. Supreme Court ruled that the cross in the memorial could continue to stand, but the Obama administration refused to allow the land to be transferred as required by law, and refused to allow the cross to be re-erected as ordered by the Court
February 2011 – 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 that works against religious persecution across the world; he filled it only after heavy pressure from the public and from Congress.
March 2011 – The Obama administration refuses to investigate videos showing Planned Parenthood helping alleged sex traffickers get abortions for victimized underage girls.
April 2011 – For the first time in American history, Obama urges passage of a non-discrimination law that does not contain hiring protections for religious groups, forcing religious organizations to hire according to federal mandates without regard to the dictates of their own faith, thus eliminating conscience protection in hiring.
August 2011 – The Obama administration releases its new health care rules that override religious conscience protections for medical workers in the areas of abortion and contraception.
October 2011 – Obama’s Muslim advisers block Middle Eastern Christians’ access to the White House.
January 2012 – The Obama administration argues that the First Amendment provides no protection for churches and synagogues in hiring their pastors and rabbis.
February 2012 – The Obama administration makes effulgent 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.
May 2012 – The Obama administration opposes legislation to protect the rights of conscience for military chaplains who do not wish to perform same-sex marriages in violation of their strongly-held religious beliefs.
June 2012 – Bibles for the American military have been printed in every conflict since the American Revolution, but the Obama Administration revokes the long-standing U. S. policy of allowing military service emblems to be placed on those military Bibles
There are many, many more examples of Obama’s egregious open hostility to Christian-Judeo beliefs. Go to the link below for more.
As the images shown at the top of this post attest, our foundation, our heritage, our birthright, was based upon deep religious beliefs. It isn’t so much the particular belief, but the fact that there is a need for the people of this nation to have a foundation of morality in our governance. The Obama administration is systematically tearing the very fabric which holds our constitution and nation together —— A moral and religious people.
As to the politics, I know some very devout Christians who are Democrat. That’s fine. Christians are a diverse group of people who embrace diverging ideas of economics and governance. However, I have no idea how one can affirm Christianity and still support Obama. I know that some of my brothers and sisters in Christ will vote for Obama, I just can’t understand the rationale for such a decision. Obama hates Christians and despises our beliefs.