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“Let me tell you why Islam isn’t so terrible,” says Obama at the National Prayer Breakfast…

Just when you think that the man America elected to occupy the White House can’t look any dumber or sound any more like an apologist for Islam, he stands up at the National Prayer Breakfast and surprises us all one more time.

Remember, by the way, that this is a man who has told us he is a Christian. [He very obviously is not, because (1) he does not know the Bible at all, (2) he does not attend church (he’d rather play golf on Sundays), (3) he never speaks of his Christian faith in any context, and (4) he never misses an opportunity to stand up for Islam.]

His attendance at yesterday’s National Prayer Breakfast is a case in point.

This event would have been a wonderful opportunity for a Christian president to stand up and reaffirm how much his faith meant to him only a couple of days after Islam radicals confirmed for the world that they had executed a Jordanian military pilot by burning him alive and showing us the video to prove it. (Beheading, apparently, is too quick. Not enough suffering for the victim. Islam has now hit a new low in the estimation of most of the rest of the world and, in fact, in the eyes of most of the world’s Muslims, who are beginning to openly oppose radical Islam and all it stands for. Jordan is now promising to “eradicate” radical Islam.)

What did Obama say at the Prayer Breakfast? To paraphrase his remarks, he said “Islam really isn’t so bad. Let’s be sure to remember all the terrible things people have done in the name of Christ.” (Can you imagine a more off-putting theme, from the president of the US no less, at a Christian prayer breakfast?) Then he mentioned the Crusades (led by Catholics) of a thousand years ago, the Spanish Inquisition of the 1500’s, and slavery and the Jim Crow years in our own country.

The Spanish Inquisition was designed to rid Spain of both Muslims and Jews (guess that’s why Muslim-loving Obama remembers it), and it was people acting in the name of Christ who ultimately forced the abolition of slavery. Perhaps Obama has forgotten that it was Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., acting in the name of Christ, who led the battle here in the US for assimilation and equal rights.

Obama was not the main speaker at the National Prayer Breakfast. (Thankfully.) Darrell Waltrip was. You might know that name from NASCAR racing. Although Mr. Waltrip is now retired from racing, he spoke of a racing accident he had in 1993 which left him wondering what really might be awaiting him after death.  Then he seized the opportunity Obama missed. Darrell Waltrip said of Jesus, “If you’ve never gotten on your knees and asked Him to forgive you of your sins, you’re just a pretty good guy or a pretty good gal who is going to go to hell.

Darrell Waltrip understands what it is that sets Jesus apart from all other religious figures from creation to the present day: Jesus did not deserve to die, but He went willingly to that terrible Roman cross in order to make sure that all those who trust Him can have life beyond physical death on this earth. And then He rose from physical death to prove to every doubter from that day to this that He was really who He said He was, and that there can be life after death if we trust Him to guide us to it.

Islam’s Mohammad is dead and gone. Islam has no savior to offer the world. Islam has nothing to offer the world, in fact, because the Quran is not a holy book inspired by the God of love who gave us Jesus. The Quran tells Muslims to be sure to kill all the unbelievers they meet. The Bible tells us to tell others of the love of the Savior, the Son of God, who went to a death He did not deserve so that we could go to an eternal life we do not deserve. The difference between Christianity and Islam (and every other religion) could not be more clear, more stark, more black and white.

Darrell Waltrip made his choice, and you need to make yours.
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The only way to really start the new year right…

Well, here we are on the last day of the year again.

The past twelve months have gone by very quickly. (Undoubtedly we’ll be saying the same thing a year from now, too.)

Now that the year is just about history, what does it look like to you as you reflect on it?

ObamaJust about the only person who thinks it’s been a pretty great year is Mr. Obama, but then he has never impressed ANYbody with his solid grasp of reality. Nothing is ever his fault; the Dems blew the mid-term election, but ostensibly for reasons totally unconnected to the job Mr. O has done for the last six years; he persists in telling us he has every right to change laws as he wishes, after telling us nearly two dozen times over the past several years that he had no authority at all to do that; and his desire to end the war in Iraq just because he said he would is what persuaded him to pull out all the troops by date certain and then have to send some of them back again when the country became absolutely chaotic because there was no stabilizing force in place any more. To say the man is short-sighted would be far too kind.

We have watched Islamic radicals over the past year stand in front of video cameras as they behead Americans, Brits, and other Muslims. They take particular pleasure in crucifying Christians. “Infidels” apparently come in all shapes, sizes, and nationalities. Would it have been an even better year with lots more public decapitations? The radical Muslims think so. Maybe even Mr. O thinks so…he has proven time and again that in spite of his claim to Christianity, he has absolutely not a clue what the Bible actually says. One has to wonder which book he feels more comfortable with, the Bible or the Quran…he certainly has made it plain that his sympathies are with those who read the Quran.

Quick question: Which book do YOU feel more comfortable with?

Only one of them can be true and correct, you know. The Bible claims to be inspired by God. Fulfilled prophecies are only one proof that it is. The Quran, on the other hand, was not written by Mohammed, because he was illiterate; it was written by others who felt free to edit as they went along composing from memory or from dictation. The Quran is not presented in any particular historical or thematical order, as is the Bible; the Islamic book’s 114 chapters are presented by length, with longest first. Therefore its contradictions, and there are many, are made all the more obvious. The God of the Bible plainly is a God of love, and if He was willing to send His only Son, Jesus, to the cross to redeem us from our sins, then we certainly ought to investigate and get to know such a God. (Thankfully, He has given us a Book designed precisely for that purpose.) Allah, on the other hand, tells his followers to kill the infidels (anyone who is not Muslim, and any Muslim who is not devout or radical enough) anywhere they can be found, and the more of them the better.

Which God do you want to spend eternity with?

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Please allow us to suggest that with a brand new year ahead of you, it would make great sense to spend a small amount of that year getting to know the real God. Most people spend more time planning a vacation than preparing for eternity. Don’t be one of them.

Need a Bible? We’ll send one to you absolutely free. Just tell us where to send it.

Forget “Happy New Year.” This time, have a BLESSED New Year!

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Jihad coming to American shores? You need truth, and you won’t get it from the White House…

Should American traitors who join ISIS to wage jihad on America be allowed to re-enter the U.S.?

Absolutely not.

But the Obama Administration says “it’s not as black and white as that.”

Obama could not be more wrong. It’s exactly as black and white as that.

U.S. law already confiscates the passport and begins the process for revoking the citizenship of any American traitor who joins the army of a nation at war with America.

But that law doesn’t apply to ISIS’s terrorist army.

We must end this terrorist loophole. We must stop ISIS terrorists from re-entering America.

We’re working with Members of Congress to stop American traitors from bringing ISIS terror to the homeland. If we don’t act fast to close this deadly loophole, jihad can easily come to our shores.

We live in an unstable, radical world. Christians are murdered simply because they are Christian. Muslims are taught that killing unbelievers (“infidels”) is completely sanctioned by their faith. We have seen them sever human heads from living bodies to prove they accept this teaching and to instill deep fear in those who oppose radical Islam. The Bible tells us that God is a God of love and invites us to join Him in eternal life; Islam’s book says it is good to kill those who are not part of that faith. The Bible says that God came to earth in the form of His human Son, Jesus, and that Jesus came back to life, fully resurrected, after being crucified on a cross. Islam’s book claims that Jesus was a Muslim, not the Son of God and a Jew; it also says that Jesus Himself never claimed to be the Son of God.  Islam refutes the resurrection entirely. Islam only knows killing and hate and oppression toward those who are not Muslim. The Bible says we have before us always two choices, life and death; then it tells us, “Choose life.”

Islam prefers to choose death. Islam’s god is not a Creator God. A Creator God would never tell us to destroy His creation, people made in His image…and in the Bible, we see only a reverence for God and His creation.  Islam’s god only knows how to destroy what the true Creator God has made. This shows that Islam’s god is a false god, not a god at all.

The Bible tells us that we can “know them by their fruit,” that a “good tree produces good fruit, and a bad tree produces bad fruit.” Islam is a true and living example of the truth of this Bible reference. The Bible teaches us to “do unto others as we want others to do unto us.” Islam, on the other hand, teaches its adherents to do TO others before they do to you, in the passages which instruct that non-Muslims are deserving of murder.

We all know ISIS cannot match US military power. But so far, our determination is no match for theirs. Unless we become determined to give them what they want — death — we must be satisfied to live in fear.

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ACLU loses again…

ACLU loses again...How To Protect The Forest? Simple. Just Cut Down All The Trees.

Score:   GOD and ONEIDA, Tennessee:   1000,       ACLU:   0

After Oneida, Tenn., school officials decided not to fight the American Civil Liberties Union’s (ACLU) demand that they cease an opening prayer before high school football games, the school’s cheerleaders tackled the matter.

Led by cheerleader Asia Canada, the Oneida Indians’ squad used the moment of silence before the Sept. 12 football game with Watertown to deliver a cheer – for God.

“[The announcer] called for the moment of silence, and I started off, ‘Our Father who art in heaven’ and everyone joined in,” Miss Canada, the ringleader of the revolt, told WBIR.

As Asia began reciting the Lord’s Prayer, her teammates joined her, along with Watertown’s cheerleaders. Then, hundreds of people in the stands rose to get in on the prayer. For the record, ACLU attorneys did not demand that local police arrest everyone on the spot. Also for the record, Oneida crushed the Purple Tigers 47-7.

School officials had agreed to stop the 84-year tradition of opening games with a prayer and replace it with a moment of silence after the ACLU threw a flag on their prayer. However, that wasn’t the end of the story in this Bible Belt town 60 miles north of Knoxville.

Kevin Acres, the announcer, distanced himself from the change, explaining that, “first off, I wanted to let everyone know on both sides of the field, this wasn’t our decision or the school board, it was pressure from outside groups.”

The exuberant demonstration of faith that erupted was not exactly spontaneous, said football coach Tony Lambert.

“We went to the cheerleaders and said ‘would you consider leading the Lord’s Prayer during the moment of silence for anyone that would want to join in?’” said Mr. Lambert, a self-professed Christian. “It was at their discretion, and they organized it. We announced the moment of silence, the girls formed a circle and read the Lord’s Prayer and others in the stands followed in. I got a lot of positive feedback from it. I’m very proud of our cheerleaders and fans.”

In an Oct. 3, 2013, letter sent to schools all over Tennessee, ACLU of Tennessee Executive Director Hedy M. Weinberg cited the Supreme Court rulings Lee v. Weisman (1992), which bars adult-led school prayer, and Santa Fe Independent School District v. Doe (2000), which bars student-led amplified prayer. In the latter case, dissenting Chief Justice William Rehnquist wrote that Justice John Paul Stevens’ 6-3 majority opinion “bristles with hostility to all things religious in public life.”

Explaining the ACLU’s aim to silence the prayers, Ms. Weinberg wrote in Orwellian fashion about “protecting religious freedom for all students, including athletes, and for their families who attend the games.” In the ACLU’s world, you preserve the forest by cutting down all the trees.

She noted that, “It is well settled that school faculty, coaches, administrators or invited clergy may not lead students in prayer or conduct a prayer during a school event.”

The school had been allowing public prayer at football games since 1930. Is that “well settled?” America’s Founders, including Thomas Jefferson, attended Christian services in the chamber of the House of Representatives, and presidents have incorporated prayer in public events on government property right up to the current day.

Unable to prohibit presidents of the United States from indulging in this disturbing behavior, the ACLU has been more successful rooting out religious heritage in communities like Oneida (pop. 3,700).

That brings us to the question of how you define success. Before the ACLU’s threat, one man with a microphone would give a prayer at the games. Now, hundreds, perhaps as many as a thousand, according to Mr. Acres, pray together, led by cheerleaders who won’t knuckle under to a team of ACLU lawyers.

The football fans of Oneida apparently revere God more than they do man. There’s a good chance that many are familiar with the words of Jesus in Matthew 10:32-33:

Therefore everyone who confesses Me before men, I will also confess him before My Father who is in heaven. But whoever denies Me before men, I will also deny him before My Father who is in heaven.

Oneida High School Principal Kevin Byrd said the ACLU’s legal victory has united the town of Oneida like nothing else.

“We are in the heart of the Bible Belt,” Mr. Byrd told The Knoxville News. “Nothing galvanizes us more than our faith. This just reassured us where our school stands. We’re gonna stand true to our beliefs.”

This is reminiscent, on a larger scale, of a famous incident in May 2001, when a commencement speaker at Washington Community High School in Washington, Ill., faked a sneeze so that a number of students could loudly say “God bless you.” The student, Ryan Brown, did it to get around a court order obtained by the ACLU on behalf of the school’s valedictorian, who did not want an invocation or benediction at the event.

As even the liberal fact-checking site Snopes.com put it, “people were angered by the decision, which overturned a tradition of 80 years’ standing.”

So, if you have something even faintly “religious” going on in public in your community, and it goes back 80 years, watch out for an ACLU goon unit.

No word yet on whether the ACLU will be back in Oneida with another threat. After all, the school football team’s name is … the Indians.

[by Robert Knight, writing for BARBWIRE.COM]

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