Monday, November 30, 2015
Obama on Shooting: "Enough is Enough, This is Not Normal"
In the wake of the shooting at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs Friday, President Obama said Saturday, "This is not normal. We can't let it become normal...Period. Enough is enough."
His outburst raises the question: In the world of the far left secular progressive, what is normal?
And is he talking about killings at a Planned Parenthood clinic---or is he talking about guns being used for a killing at a Planned Parenthood clinic?
Saturday, the White House released a statement from the president which began, "The last thing Americans should have to do, over the holidays, or any day, is comfort the families of people killed by gun violence..."
All would agree, it is a tragedy, particularly at this time of year---but at any time. And we pray for those who lost loved ones at the hands of a deranged man. May God help them and strengthen them in their time of grief and loss, including the family of the police officer who was killed, and church congregation of which he was an integral part of their leadership.
But President Obama once again expresses that prayers are not enough. We need action---"If we're going to offer up our thoughts and prayers again, for God knows how many times, with a truly clean conscience---then we have to do something about the easy accessibility of weapons of war on our streets to people who have no business wielding them. Period. Enough is Enough," said the president.
"May God bless Garrett Swasey [the police officer who was killed] and the Americans he tried to save---and may He grant the rest of us the courage to do the same thing," he concluded.
Ironically, Officer Swasey was pro-life and advocated for the sanctity of all life from conception, so the officer's "normal" would be different than the president's "normal."
"This is not normal. We can never let it become normal."
With a broken heart and prayerful spirit we mourn with those who lost loved ones this past Friday in Planned Parenthood's clinic.
ABC News is reporting as of yesterday, "Two civilians and one police officer were killed at the Planned Parenthood building"..."nine individuals, including five police officers, have been wounded."
With the president defining what he believes to be "not normal," we wonder which does he perceive is "not normal?"
The taking of innocent lives or the use of a gun for the purpose of taking innocent lives?
There is not a greater killing field in our nation than the abortion tables of the Planned Parenthood complex.
The president's "normal" therefore is apparently related to how the killing takes place and whom is killed.
ABC says, "The motive behind the shooting is unknown."
While the president has expressed disdain toward those who are seeking a "motive," it is his colleagues and comrades on the left who are "seeking the motive."
At the time of my publishing this article---early Monday morning--- we still do not know much about the killer.
AP is reporting that investigators will be studying the scene for several days.
His name is Robert Lewis Dear. He is unknown to the pro-life community in Colorado Springs, and apparently has no connection to the national Right to Life. People who have known him in the past describe him as troubled and one who did not talk much about religion or politics.
One organization has found that on his voter registration, he presented himself as a "she" rather than a "he." Clearly he does not fit the profile Planned Parenthood, the president and other abortion advocates were hoping for.
And the far left progressives are already putting out "motivations" for Dear's actions, while explaining they have no concrete evidence.
Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper (D) told a radio interviewer, "It's a function of the inflammatory rhetoric we see on all---so many issues now, there are bloggers and talk shows where they really focus on trying to get people to that point of boiling over. Just intense anger."
The Governor said, after the fact, he isn't suggesting limiting freedom of speech--- but if you read the text of his interview, that's exactly what he is suggesting---limiting free speech for those who do not support Planned Parenthood and abortion on demand.
NBC's news organization MSNBC sees a different motivator for the shooter.
Irin Carmon, National Reporter for NBC, begins her story, "Without knowing anything concrete" then proceeds to introduce one of the doctors who was secretly video tapped regarding Planned Parenthood's sale of baby body parts earlier this year.
Carmon says, "Colorado Springs has been nicknamed the evangelical Vatican. With many mega churches. The headquarters of Focus on the Family. A place where elected representatives have been among those leading the charge against Planned Parenthood. Even without knowing anything concrete about this man's motives, we know what life has been like for the Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood."
The new normal in Obama's world would involve restricted speech for those writers and talk radio hosts who do not embrace the abortion industry as "normal," and it would place blame on the cultural climate of Colorado Springs because there are too many biblical Christians with pro-life views in the area---all of which causes people to kill people.
Have we lost our mind?
To further affirm the moral legitimacy of killing the unwanted, unborn children, this same MSNBC interviewer that claims to have "no concrete evidence" welcomes an abortion doctor to discuss how life at the Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood has become more difficult since the pro-life people released the videos of baby parts trafficking this past Summer.
MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry welcomes the doctor with, "Last time we talked, I kept saying, are you sure? Are you feeling like you would want to change your path? I have to ask the same question today."
The abortion doctor responded: "I think that abortion providers and my colleagues and I and the staff we work with are drawn by a sense of conscience"..."so I'm not deterred."
Therein is the frustration of President Obama and the pro-abortion people in America.
They are trying to follow their conscience and do the right thing, while biblical, pro-life Christians are making people angry with their words in articles and radio programs supporting the sanctity of life, too many of them are concentrated in Colorado Springs and are creating a violent culture, and the pro-life community has been insensitive by revealing, on video, that Planned Parenthood has been selling baby body parts.
This is the new "normal" in Obamaland.
The Apostle Paul best described this process calling it, "Exchanging the truth of God for the lie."
Paul explains in Romans 1, this is the threshold to a complete loss of what is right and wrong..."And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting," while further explaining that those who have exchanged the Truth for the lie and do the "unfitting things" also approve of those, or others, who "practice them."
We have a very serious problem in this land---and it isn't guns. It's spiritual deception---a worldview that is determined to exchange the Truth for the lie.
And for those who seek to transform America, this has become the new normal.
Be Informed. Be Discerning. Be Vigilant. Be Prayerful.