However, when it came to the equally tragic shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, the president decided to follow the words of his one-time chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, and would not let a crisis go to waste. Mr. Obama has used that tragedy to begin dismantling the Second Amendment.
To be sure, that selective use of crisis is not unique to President Obama. Other presidents have used it before. But he has perfected it to an art form.
Which brings me to his tin ear toward the desperately suffering Christians in Egypt and elsewhere.
The Egyptian Christians and their supporters will not worship Mr. Obama, and since they aren’t compatible with his personal agenda, he cannot exploit their crisis for his gain. So helping them would not serve his purpose. It’s too bad that the persecuted Christians don’t have friends among the elite of Hollywood; then the White House would have received them with open arms.
Whether the president believes it or not, the Day of Judgment is coming when the mighty and powerful will face the Judge of all the earth. And He will not be intimidated nor persuaded by office holders or celebrities.
This Judge will not only see actions and words, but He will also read the secrets of hearts and minds. He will judge motives and intentions. His judgment will not be open to loopholes nor insanity pleas. He will not be clouded by rationalizations of political expedience, nor the excuse of “my advisors made me do it.”
I plead with Mr. Obama to examine the Scriptures and read about those who stand with the persecuted and the sufferers. I plead with Mr. Obama to convert his tin ear into an ear attuned to the sound of their plight.