Last week, I discussed a series of evidences about how God is being omitted from American life, culture and politics. This week, I will detail the No. 1 advocate for a godless society: our president.
First, even during his campaign for the presidency, Barack Obama sarcastically belittled America's Judeo-Christian heritage and degraded its adherents with trite remarks typical of any atheistic antagonist: "Whatever we once were, we are no longer a Christian nation"; "the dangers of sectarianism are greater than ever"; "religion doesn't allow for compromise"; "the Sermon on the Mount (is) a passage that is so radical that it's doubtful that our own Defense Department would survive its application"; and "to base our policymaking on such commitments (as moral absolutes) would be a dangerous thing." (See the YouTube video "Barack Obama On The Importance Of A Secular Government.")
Second, President Obama denied America's rich Judeo-Christian heritage before the eyes and ears of other countries when he publicly declared in Turkey on April 6, 2009, "We do not consider ourselves a Christian nation." (Who are the "we" to whom he refers? Would our former presidents agree with his "we"?)
Third, in countless speeches over the past year, he has sympathized with and supported pro-Islamic culture, theology and practice. The New York Times recently published a multiple-page report on how the "White House quietly courts Muslims in (the) U.S."
Fourth, Obama emphatically declared as president-elect that "only government" is our savior. By advocating such, the federal government vies for divine omnipotence and deliverance, which America's Founders understood to be the Creator's roles.
It was only a matter of time before such wayward power sought to control even churches. A clear example of this came out just this past month, through Obama's faith-based initiative committee recommendations. The federal government is seeking not only to minimize the language preachers use through politically correct hate-crime laws but also to alter the messages they preach, from saving souls to saving the earth. Obama's faith-based council specifically recommends "bringing the power of 370,000 houses of worship across the country to the fight of climate change by greening buildings and promoting environmental stewardship in their congregations."