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Let Us Prey

Big O7 Wrote: Feb 12, 2013 7:38 PM
Please, Cal. My new hero, Dr. Carson may have (bravely and righteously) spoken up for what is true and good at a moment when it is traditionally not the custom, (how horrid of him!) but he took the opportunity afforded him to speak truth to power, and 99% of conservative Christians applaud him for his decision, moral courage and clear thinking. And speaking the truth, for which Americans are practically starved in this politically-correct age, can hardly be correctly regarded as inoportune or morally wrong, even if you and the president did not like it.
Big O7 Wrote: Feb 12, 2013 7:49 PM
If I remember correctly, in a moral crisis very similiar, in a country and time very different, also during a public meal, another man of faith took the chance he was given to speak up, and God used him to wake up a wicked nation. I wish you would dare to be a Daniel, Cal, instead of fretting how the deck chairs on the Titanic traditionally were never arranged this way, while we all go down to our deaths. What a country, what a time we live in, when a conservative writer shows such utter disregard for what is true and right, and publically throws a hissy fit over the trivial point that someone might have broken some tradition in order to do God's work. I sincerely hope that you are embarassed by your post, sir.

Our politics have become so polarized and corrupted that a president of the United States cannot even attend an event devoted to drawing people closer to God and bridge partisan and cultural divides without being lectured about his policies.

Last Thursday at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C., Dr. Ben Carson, director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, and a 2008 recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, broke with a 61-year-old tradition and publicly disagreed with some of the president's policies, such as "Obamacare," taxation and the national debt. Disclosure: I have attended this event since...