The Obama Administration has formally objected to FDR's prayer being displayed at the World War II Memorial in D.C.
You will not believe the reasoning behind the decision.
Sen. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Florida, said last week, "Saying life begins at conception is extreme and radical."
Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., Chairman of the Judiciary Committee, who voted for the passage of DOMA in 1996 now says "much has happened" since DOMA became law. It must now be repealed.
And Sen. Diane Feinstien, D-Cal., who has sponsored the bill to repeal DOMA, says the Defense of Marriage Act is "clearly discriminatory."
A moral meltdown.
Here are the details, some personal thoughts and links.
Although President Obama has often compared himself to FDR, his administration is formally objecting to FDR's prayer be included in the World War II Memorial in Washington D.C.
Rep. Bill Johnson R-Ohio, who is sponsoring a bill to include the prayer over the formal objections of the Obama Administration, says he and others are outraged that this administration would try to exclude FDR's prayer that "gave solace, comfort and strength to our nation and our brave warriors as they fought against tyranny and oppression."
The prayer asks God to give the allied troops courage and faith saying, "With thy blessing we shall prevail over the unholy forces of our enemy."
Not acceptable. But why? Why the formal objection?
The administration explains it this way: "Any plaque or inscription of the prayer would dilute the memorial's central message and therefore should not be altered."
Dilute the message?
I had family members in that war. FDR's prayer transcended political and even religious preferences. The troop's central message in the snow and mud of Europe was an appeal for God's help. Survival. Not political correctness.
Not so long ago, I was reminded of those realities as I officiated my last Randall uncle's funeral at Evergreen Washelli in Seattle--a veteran of that war.
Rep. Johnson told FOX News, "This should give Americans a great deal of concern...For there to be objections to demonstrating a faith in God at critical points in our nation's history---particularly on D-DAY, boggles my mind."
They are creating an environment where even a past President who embraced invoking God's help and blessing is not acceptable.
Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., chair of the Democratic National Committee said last week that for states to enact constitutional amendments that say human life begins at conception is "an extreme and radical step."
She said it is "divisive, dangerous, destructive---an attack on women"--- and "For the vast majority of Americans, including people on both sides of the abortion issue, this is an extreme step," suggesting that those who believe life begins at conception are out of sync with the new truth of our times.
Perhaps God Himself is confused and dangerous. His Word says He knew us when we were formed in our mother's womb.
Sen . Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., Chairman of the Judiciary Committee, voted for DOMA in 1996. Now he says "much has happened" since DOMA became law and he says, "The time has come to recognize that all married couples deserve legal rights."
Is he suggesting that polygamous groupings, as well as those who seek to marry, or claim to be "married" to a minor child, an animal, a brother or sister, etc, should also be recognized? If not how does recognizing homosexual "marriage" create "equality?"
Marriage, by definition, is discriminatory. It has always been. The big lie is that legalizing homosexual "marriage" somehow equals "equality". Actually, it equals "special rights," not equality.
Sen. Diane Feinstien, D-Ca., who has sponsored the bill to repeal DOMA, says that DOMA is "clearly discriminatory."
It is. It was designed by God for certain and special purposes. Loving someone or something was not the basis for the institution of marriage, although marriage is the most meaningful relationship that exists between a man and a woman. That relationship model is available to everyone, with some restrictions.
Feinstien's bill is not only discriminating, but it is also deceptive.
It is titled the "Respect for Marriage Act of 2011".
Respect for marriage?
At it's foundation, our country based its values on Scripture and the Decalogue---Francis Schaeffer called it a "Christian consensus." On this foundation, America became the most free, prosperous, blessed, innovative and charitable nation in the history of the world.
Now, there are those obsessed with the idea of eradicating those values from the foundations of the country, in the name of diversity, equality and political correctness. At any spiritual, cultural and personal cost.
In the first century, the Greek city of Corinth was a center of worldwide commerce, and it was also a center of paganism, idolatry and sexual immorality. Many Corinthians had become Christians. The Apostle Paul warned them against the cultural, moral meltdown of their day. He wrote to them, "Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God" (1 Corinthians 6:9–10). Paul concludes, "You were once like them, but you have been washed, sanctified and justified" referring to the redemption found in Jesus Christ.
Do not be deceived.
Be Vigilant. Be Discerning. Be Prayerful. Be Active. Be Blessed.
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