In my view the biggest change America has seen in the last few years is in our moral compass.
The first Presidential live memories that I have are President Kennedy. Evidently Kennedy had multiple affairs but it was not known to the general public. Over 50 years ago no politician could have made it had the public known. Then came Bill Clinton and his oval office affair with Monica Lewinsky. The liberals fought hard to explain that his immoral behavior had nothing to do with his leadership of our country. Our nation as a whole bought it hook, line and sinker. Christians at that time rebelled and vocally disagreed. The problem today is these same Christians have changed their minds and now agree the liberals were correct.
These Christians will go to their Bibles, twist the Scriptures and justify their new belief with vigor.
Bill Koenig, a White House correspondent wrote a book on the legacy of Barack Obama. Here is some of what he says in his book:
I think the number one way Obama has changed our nation concerns morality. Ever since the day Obama was sworn in — January 20, 2009 — and at the very moment he was being sworn in, his White House staff was busy putting up the LGBT agenda on the White House website under the Civil Rights category. I remember when I read the website I just couldn’t believe it. On the very same day as Obama’s inauguration, the nation plunged towards a totally immoral cultural upheaval. The White House website from day one announced to the effect a declaration of war against biblical morality.
In my book Revealed: Obama’s Legacy, I made this statement: “Barack Obama has done more to promote immorality and perverse sexuality than any man in American history.” Though I hated to ever have had to put it that way, that’s what happened.
The nation continues to deal with battles over the “rights” of sexual perversion on a daily basis. Now eight years later, just think what it has become like for Christians in the workplace. Just think what it has been like for Christians in Obama’s military. Look how difficult life has been for chaplains in order to just perform their service. In every area of our lives, Christianity has been treated as the enemy. Christians are considered the problem. Christians are considered the bigots.
Who would have ever imagined the day would come, and it did on June 26th, when the White House would be lit up with the colors of the moral perversion movement? Or, that there’d be a huge fight to allow transgender men to freely enter women’s bathrooms? Even the sports leagues fought to make that happen. Almost overnight the country turned in favor of transgenderism when just a few years earlier we were very reserved about the topic.
Certainly, there’s no doubt about it. The downward slide towards our nation embracing homosexuality occurred during President Bill Clinton’s eight years in office. He made the last Sunday in June Gay Pride Day. President George W. Bush had nothing like that in June. When President Obama took over, the entire month of June was designated the LGBT Pride Month. A “Q” was later added in case a person didn’t know what they were.
The nation’s celebration of sexual sin just keeps getting worse and worse. Unfortunately, in my chapter “LGBT- He Owns It,” I point out that no leader in the world has had a greater influence in the spreading of LGBT and same-sex marriage around the world as Barack Obama. Here in the US, we fight for morality in an already pretty substantial Christian population. But, what about the little countries around the world that hardly have any Christians? The celebration of sexual perversion just came right into those countries so quickly because there was no Christianity to restrain immorality. Every time Obama visited an African country he felt compelled to unload on them the need for homosexual acceptance, and he even used federal funds to enforce his position. Obama would use our taxpayer funding to tell other nations to get in line with the LGBT agenda or lose foreign aid from our country.
Just think about this. There’s a terrible civil war going on in Syria. Iran threatens the world with potential nuclear weapons development. North Korea is led by a crazy man who actually has nuclear weapons. We have all these economic problems in America, but instead of dealing with any of these threats, Obama was totally obsessed with focusing on whether or not a man can go into a woman’s bathroom.
How true what the Word of God says! If a nation rebels against God, He will take a step back and lower His hedge of protection, allowing the consequences of sin to multiply. Romans 1 actually states that three times. And the last time God steps back, Romans says He will deliver the nation over to a depraved mind. I think that’s where we are now as a nation.
A Detrimental Legacy
Here are a couple of examples of Barack Obama’s legacy’s detrimental effect on the United States. For one, Secretary Gates in the Pentagon said that President Obama showed hardly, if any, emotion at all concerning the plight of the underfunded military. When it came to necessities in terms of our military readiness, preparation, and our budgets, Obama showed zero interest. But, he was very involved with getting rid of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell.
Then there is Islam. No doubt Barack Obama is a Muslim apologist. He shows no emotion about the plight of Christians being persecuted and slaughtered for their faith in the Middle East. But, he demonstrates a lot of emotion over bringing Islamic refugees from the Middle East and Northern Africa into America.
During Obama’s years in office, the country has gone from basically accepting homosexuality to requiring a person to openly endorse it. Tolerance now doesn’t mean to just accept something, that something also has to be publically endorsed. Tolerance is a one-way street for homosexual activists. They have no tolerance for any opposing views.
Middle East Blunders
What legacy did President Obama leave for Israel? Number one — the Iran Deal. He and John Kerry absolutely sold Israel down the river. Kerry used the political power that he wielded to influence the Democrats in the Senate to go along with his vain ambitions for curbing Iran’s nuclear ambitions.
Israel’s Prime Minister Netanyahu was treated very poorly by the Obama Administration. Obama held no press conferences at all with Netanyahu during the entire eight years of his presidency.
President Obama has made a great many blunders underestimating Islam. He called ISIS the junior varsity team. He moved our forces out of Iraq too quickly, announcing key dates beforehand. Now we’ve got Iran moving into Iraq and Iran is the one calling the military shots in Iraq because we’ve moved out.
The Democrats claimed the Russians interfered in our 2016 national election, but Obama was found to have interfered in the elections of Israel. No doubt about it! In fact, Obama spent, I think it was approximately in the $325,000-$350,000 range, in his attempt to have Netanyahu defeated in the last Israeli election. He sent a whole political team over there working funds through the State Department in order to defeat an ally. Unbelievable! To have a President of the United States attempting to basically overthrow the Prime Minister of Israel just staggers the mind.
In my book, Eye to Eye, I pointed out that God has placed remedial judgments upon our nation for our mistreatment of Israel. Certainly many of those judgments have happened during the Obama Administration. There are over 40 major catastrophes that took place in the United States during the Clinton to Obama administrations when we put pressure on Israel to divide their land.
The Lord meant it in Genesis 12 when He said that if anyone touched Israel they were touching the apple of His eye. No doubt about it! The God of Israel does not intend for Judea, Samaria, and East Jerusalem to become an Arab State. He didn’t regather the children of Israel from the four corners of the earth and put the Jews back into the land of Israel for them to just turn it back over to the Arabs. It’s just unbelievable how our nation has treated Israel under President Obama.
Unraveling a Legacy
Will America ever recover from President Obama’s immoral legacy? Well, we are witnessing the byproduct of Obama’s legacy right now as President Trump attempts to put his administration together. When it came to cementing his cabinet positions together, leaks were pouring out of our intelligence offices in the State Department. Obama has got a lot of people still in place in positions of power. The process of replacing them has been very slow, and some government positions are lifers. Shaking the tree loose of Obama’s minions is going to be one of President Trump’s number one challenges.
The other difficulty lies on the moral front. I’ve talked to other evangelical leaders on this, and they agree it’s very difficult to take turf back, like for example the elimination of “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell.” Can you really get that back? How does a society reverse same-sex marriage? Just say that you are going to take people’s marriages away!
Obama’s regulations that have been put in place over the last eight years are extremely difficult to unravel. Everything has to be challenged in court.
As challenging as the last eight years have been under the Obama Administration, the Obama legacy has left the United States facing one of its most challenging times.
In my view as a Bible believer the above is scary stuff.
Going back to one of my points as to Christians now buying into the belief that morals or immorality has nothing to do with who we elect to govern our nation I give you President Donald Trump. In my view and I will give facts, President Tump is much worse than Obama. Yet Christians including fundamental Pastors defend Trumps immorality at least to the point of arguing that it his immorality has nothing to do with his leadership.
The next article is from a publication called Biblical headlines in the news:
President Trump currently enjoys all that a Republican President could ever desire – Party majority in the House, the Senate, and in State Governors’ mansions. He cannot be hindered one bit right now in keeping the many promises which he made to Christians and to Israel. Yet, for some odd reason, he has not even attempted to. When he spoke to Christian groups on the Campaign Trail, he said, “Let me state this right up front: In a Trump Administration, our Christian heritage will be cherished, protected, defended. Because if I’m there, you’re going to have plenty of power. You don’t need anybody else. You’re going to have somebody representing you very, very well. Remember that.”
I remember, but unfortunately a lot of my Christian brothers and sisters seem to have forgotten. Thusfar, Trump is representing the LGBT community very well, but Christians, not so much. Apparently, 80% of Evangelicals voted for Trump, and 52% of Catholics. I think it’s safe to assume that his votes from the LGBT community were under 5%. Yet, for some reason, President Trump is doing a whole lot for the LGBT folks, and virtually nothing for the Christians. This has been extremely sad and disappointing.
Trump said that the FIRST priority of his Administration would be to preserve and protect Religious Liberty, yet he has appeared to do the exact opposite. Senior Trump adviser, Jared Kushner, and his wife, Ivanka Trump, inspired their father to scrap a potential Executive Order that would have overturned a pro-LGBT and anti-Religious Freedom Order of the Obama Administration. The President’s White House released a statement which read, “President Trump continues to be respectful and SUPPORTIVE of “LGBTQ” rights, just as he was throughout the election. The President is proud to have been the first ever GOP nominee to mention the LGBTQ community in his nomination acceptance speech.”
The president of the Log Cabin Republicans, Gregory Angelo, said “Donald Trump campaigned promising to be a ‘real friend’ to the LGBT community, and now President Trump is delivering on that commitment”. So, Trump is delivering for the LGBT community, but not the Christian community. There were also rumours of a Trump Executive Order coming that would serve as a national “Religious Freedom” Bill protecting Christian businesses and their Biblical conscience from LGBT or pro-choice attacks and lawsuits, to which White House press secretary Sean Spicer said that the Administration had NO PLANS to roll out.
Meanwhile, a 72-year-old Christian florist and grandmother is on the verge of losing everything she owns for refusing to provide flowers for a gay wedding in Washington State. Also, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is currently suing Christian hospitals that refuse to perform abortions, and California and Illinois have passed laws forcing pro-life pregnancy centers to promote abortion. There are many Obama era attacks on the Religious Freedom of Christians still taking place all across the nation, but the new Republican President has been SILENT and definitely LIED about making Religious Liberty his “first” priority.
I’m not the only Conservative speaking out about Trump’s inaction and broken promises to Christians, though there are very few like me today. It appears to be a crime amongst my fellow Right-Wingers to speak anything negative about the POTUS. I thank God for other brave Conservative voices who aren’t afraid to speak out against the President when he is obviously selling us Holy Bible believers short. Voices like that of Erick Erickson, who recently said, “The truth is that I worry Donald Trump will do more long-term damage to Conservatives and the G.O.P. than anyone expects.” AMEN. I do more than worry though. I see it playing out in front of my very eyes daily.
I warned about Trump’s affinity for the LGBT cause so many times throughout the Election, but sadly my fellow Conservatives and Republicans didn’t wanna listen, or worse, they didn’t care. Trump put it all out there, and I don’t know if Christians just chose to ignore it or if they somehow found a way to justify it in their minds. I sure couldn’t. I cringed when Trump allowed his gay friend, Peter Thiel, to proclaim “I’m proud to be gay” from the stage of the GOP Convention while BASHING Christian policies in the Republican Platform. To this day, Trump is STILL selling “LGBTQ for Trump” merchandise on his official DonaldJTrump website. The caption for the merchandise says, “Show your PRIDE and your support for Trump with this exclusive EQUALITY tee.” Unbelievable.
Meanwhile, the official 2016 Republican Platform states that the Party intends to reverse the U.S. Supreme Court decision which legalized Gay Marriage, but President Trump seems to strongly oppose fulfilling this Platform promise to voters. In regard to the Gay Marriage ruling, Trump says that legalized homosexual marriage is “settled law”, that he is “fine with it”, and that we should “move on”. That is starkly different language than he used BEFORE Christians helped elect him President. On the Campaign Trail, he assured viewers of Pat Robertson’s CBN that he would FIND A WAY to “repeal” the Supreme Court’s “shocking” Gay Marriage decision. Though, now that he’s President, he appears to be “fine with it” because it is “settled law”. Again I must say to my Christian brothers and sisters… you got DUPED.
My biggest concern today is not that Trump is betraying Christians, but rather that so many of the popular influential Christian leaders who helped to elect him are SILENT while he does so. Just because he has an [R] next to his name, it shouldn’t mean that he gets away with doing the same things that we condemn the Democrats for doing. For years, I’ve heard it been said that politicians are “ALL THE SAME”, and I’ve never believed that more than I do today. Both major Parties appear to be crooked, corrupt, and out for only themselves. Just today, it was reported that President Trump chose open homosexual and LGBT advocate Rick Grenell to be the U.S. Ambassador to NATO. In my eyes, the lines between right and wrong and good and evil in the Political realm have never been more blurred.
The appointment would make Grenell the highest-ranking open homosexual serving in the Trump administration. He is a strong supporter of “gay marriage”, and he regularly criticizes “loud religious-right activists” (like me). Trump has also personally appointed Betsy DeVos and Anthony Scaramucci who are both pro-LGBT. Devos used her political connections to persuade Michigan Republicans to sign a brief urging the Supreme Court to legalize same-sex marriage in 2015. Funny, I thought that this was supposed to be a “Republican” Administration? It also makes me sick when I hear people call this one of the most “Conservative” Administrations in a long time. Excuse me while I puke.
As if all of this was not enough to make a true Conservative Christian’s blood boil, it was also reported this week that one of John Kerry’s closest confidantes, Michael Ratney, is now in charge of the “Israeli-Palestinian portfolio” at the Trump State Department. Ratney demonized the State of Israel regularly, along with his bosses, Obama and Kerry. For some reason, Trump approves of his Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, designating the anti-Israel Obama Deputy to be in charge of “Israeli-Palestinian peace”. It’s really no surprise though, because Tillerson is obviously nowhere near a Conservative himself.
Like most of Trump’s Administration, Tillerson is allied with the radical “LGBT lobby”. Tony Perkins, head of the Family Research Council, said that Tillerson “risked the well-being of young boys under his charge in an attempt to placate radical homosexual activists.” He is referring to an instance in 2013, when the former Exxon-Mobil CEO pressured the Boy Scouts of America to allow gay scouts and gay scout-leaders. Tillerson was the president of the BSA from 2010 to 2012, and thus he had major influence on the organization’s landmark decision to endanger young boys.
Another Obama Administration holdover who has been given a job with the Trump Administration is Obama’s “International LGBT Envoy” Randy Berry. Berry’s job entails promoting acceptance of homosexuality, bisexuality and transgenderism abroad “in the name of U.S. foreign policy”. REALLY?? Tony Perkins also commented on this shocking appointment by the President, saying that “Keeping Berry only signals to the world that the extreme agenda of the Obama years is still deeply entrenched in the State Department.” It sure does look that way.
In December, Perkins said, “The Obama administration has systematically filled the ranks of State with LGBTQ and abortion activists. Unless the next Secretary of State is willing to resist and remove this embedded agenda, the promotion and protection of true human rights, like Religious Liberty, will continue to languish.” Unfortunately, under Secretary of State Tillerson, it appears that they will still languish. God help us.
Michael Flynn, Trump’s first National Security Adviser, who was fired when it was revealed that he had close ties with the Russians, recently filed papers acknowledging that he worked as a foreign agent last year representing the interests of TURKEY. For those of you unfamiliar with the Islamic nation, Turkey is led by one of the most anti-Semitic, anti-Christian, and anti-Israel dictators in the world. Yet, this man was Trump’s BEST choice for the position? He obviously doesn’t do much vetting, but in the case that he does, it is great cause for concern.
you haven’t been wholly disappointed with the people that Trump has surrounded himself with in the new Government, wait, there’s more. Trump’s Defense Secretary, James “Mad Dog” Mattis wants the Pentagon’s top civilian job to go to a staunch supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood. Yep, you heard me right. After 8 years of us Conservatives trying to warn the Country about Obama stacking his Administration with Muslim Brotherhood backers, we now have to worry about them infiltrating a Republican Administration? What planet are we living on exactly?!
Many of my Conservative friends just love “Mad Dog” Mattis, and I wish that they knew what I know, because if they did then they most certainly would NOT. In the General’s confirmation hearing at the Senate Armed Services Committee, Mattis told the Senators that he believes “Tel Aviv is Israel’s capital as far as he is concerned”, NOT Jerusalem. He has also used the Islamic racist term of “Apartheid State” when referring to our greatest Ally, the Nation of Israel. Mattis is “MAD” indeed! What a disgrace. Speaking of Israel, the Trump administration recently “WARNED” Israel against annexing parts of Judea and Samaria, saying that such a move would trigger an “immediate crisis” between America and Israel. WHAT?!
How in the world am I writing about a Republican Administration using the words WARNED and CRISIS toward Israel in a negative way?! I was relieved when Obama’s 8 hellish years were over so that I didn’t have to write about the U.S. being cursed for cursing Israel, and now I’m writing about it with a Republican President?? Trump had better be careful, because Almighty God does not favor Political Parties. America will be cursed and fall under judgment when the Country’s leadership threatens or bullies His Chosen Nation of Israel. So Trump, that was the first time that you “warned” Israel, and for America’s sake, it had better be the LAST TIME!
Israel’s Defense Minister, Avigdor Lieberman, said “We received a direct message, not an indirect message, and not a hint from the United States. Imposing Israeli sovereignty on Judea and Samaria would mean an immediate CRISIS with the new administration.” Excuse me while I vomit AGAIN. This new obsession with Israel building on their God-given Land by the Trump Administration is the exact same attitude that was held by the Obama Administration. This also explains why Trump has not kept his promise to move the American Embassy to Israel’s Eternal Capital JERUSALEM.
Though he promised Faith-based voters and Israel NUMEROUS TIMES on the Campaign Trail to move the Embassy, now that he is in Office it appears that it is another promise which he does not intend to keep. Palestinian news sources have reported that the Trump Administration transferred a message to the Palestinian Authority that the embassy “WOULD NOT BE MOVING” to Jerusalem. God forgive you Donald Trump if you don’t keep the promises which you have made to God’s people. You’ll never make America “great again” while you’re betraying Israel.
Finally, this week Trump unveiled his new “Travel Ban” Executive Order, and while I fully supported the previous one, this one is a huge disappointment to say the least. Christians fleeing the Middle East due to Islamic persecution will NO LONGER have “priority” as they did in the last Executive Order. The new version eliminates the language that prioritizes “religious minorities”, and the Order goes into effect next week. So, in a nutshell, President Trump is breaking EVERY promise which Candidate Trump made to Conservative Christians, and yet CPAC embraced him with open arms. Conservatives are defending him left and right, though he is indefensible.
I didn’t vote for Trump, because I expected him to do everything that he is currently doing. When I made clear I that I couldn’t vote for him, many of my fellow Right-Wingers were up in arms and hurled insults and vulgarities at me. The trouble with Trump is not so much that he is breaking promises, it’s that Conservative Christians and Jews aren’t calling him out for it. As long as I remain one of the lone voices criticizing him, while a majority of Conservatives let him get away with it, he’ll never make an effort to make good on his promises. So keep on telling me “give him time”, and 4 years from now you’ll come to realize that you’ve been DUPED by a liberal con man masquerading as a Conservative Republican. I’ll really hate to say I told you so.
“.. You shall provide out of all the people ABLE men, such as FEAR GOD, men of TRUTH, hating covetousness; and place SUCH men over the people, to be RULERS of thousands, and rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens.” ~ Exodus 18:21
“Thus saith The LORD.. I will CONTEND with them that contend with ISRAEL.” ~ Isaiah 49:25
“For the day of The LORD is near upon all the heathen: as (the NATIONS) have done (unto ISRAEL), it shall be DONE unto (the NATIONS)…” ~ Obadiah 1:15
“ALL the nations that FORGET God shall be turned into HELL.” ~ Psalm 9:17
“Better is it that you should NOT VOW, than that you should vow and NOT PAY.” ~ Ecclesiastes 5:5
Is Morality important in leadership? Apparently most of our country now think not. More later as I recall…….