The increase of the slaughter of Christians worldwide during this past Easter observance is being explained by the Obama Administration as a "misunderstanding."
And he has launched a new $600 million program--- Project PEACE ---an acronym for "Programming Effectively Against Conflict and Extremism," to bring clarity to the misunderstanding.
His new initiative that funds the program is called, "Knowledge generation, dissemination and management."
It should be called, "Moral relativism creating a false moral equivalency and a new 'truth' regarding the killing of Christians."
The new program is being implemented first in Nigeria. Bids are now being received from "conflict resolution contractors." They are supposedly tasked with finding the truth and resolving the conflict.
The problem is one we have become accustomed to. Things are never as they seem with this administration.
USAID, to whom contractors will submit their bids and proposals, has already defined a good part of the outcome.
"If you want the money, here's what you should discover."
USAID says, "Those who perceive the conflict as a religious war have been unable to gain traction in resolving the conflict, because at its root, it is about the governance of contested resources."
"Contested resources" means the Christians and the Muslims are fighting over land.
That is not at the root of the conflict, and the President, who has Muslim family members in Kenya, knows that. I have spent a good amount of time in the Kisumu area of Kenya, where the Obama tribe lives and practices Islam. We have built churches and Christian schools in the area. The heart of the conflict is not property rights. I have also been actively involved in other countries in Africa, and while there are occasional property disputes, that is not at the heart of the slaughtering of Christians.
But the President has decided the documented slaughter of Christians by Muslims has nothing to do with theological beliefs.
Forget the facts. Create a "Forward," secular progressive picture.
Senator Marco Rubio, (R-Fla.) said last week that President Obama is the most "divisive figure in modern American history."
There is an egregious attack on Christians not only in Africa, but worldwide. And it is not about conflicts over property. It is the systematic carrying out of Islamic teaching regarding the killing of infidels. Which translated means Christians and Jews.
Front Page published an article yesterday that highlights the increased attacks on Christians by Muslims worldwide---especially during this past Easter season.
Glance at the documented incidents and believe it is a "misunderstanding" over "contested resources."
As Christians, we should be aware of the great sacrifice many pay to follow Jesus Christ. To be called a Christian. And we should remember them in prayer.
This also speaks to a bigger picture in how the narrative in America is shaping up.
The President, his Administration, and a complicit media have defined this "holy war of terrorism" as a matter of "sectarian strife" between Muslims and Christians, a phrase that conjures up images of two equally matched---equally abused and abusive adversaries fighting over property.
This is not reality. Muslim majorities worldwide are persecuting largely passive Christian minorities.
Our President, with the help of the progressive left media, is not only spending $600 million to obtain a false outcome, but more frighteningly is advancing a template of "False Moral Equivalency."
He is claiming what is true to be false and what is false to be true. Right is wrong and wrong is right.
While Rubio was focused on the economy in his remarks about the President, there is a greater danger at play.
The progressive left, of which the President is champion, is creating a world in which false moral equivalencies are established by sustaining an aura of moral relativism, which elevates the wrong and devalues the right.
And they call it "Equality." "Fairness." "Political Correctness." "Choice." It invades every part of our culture.
We in Washington State are working to defeat the redefinition of marriage---and we must. We absolutely must do so.
However, the marriage issue is a symptom of a much greater problem.
St. Paul described it this way, "Because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were they thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened, professing to be wise, they became fools--- and exchanged the truth of God for the lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator." Romans, Ch. 1.
Because of the path we are presently walking, the public reading or proclamation of this very Scripture is at risk of becoming, as President Obama described it, "obscure," not because of its lack of importance or validity, but because of its "insensitivity" to current politically correct cultural "truths".
Be Vigilant. Be Discerning. Be Prayerful. Be Active. Be Blessed.