Wednesday, March 04, 2020

Media Mocks Trump and Pence Prayers

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Over the past week President Trump and Vice President Pence, in separate moments, have been seen having prayer with citizens and leaders.

This is apparently too much for the media and the Left, who could not find the inner strength to restrain themselves from mocking Trump, Pence, and God Himself.

What are they doing to our country?

Be informed.

From the heart, the mouth speaks.

You may remember, I wrote about it here, and talked about it on our daily radio program, back in February and March of 2018 ABC's "The View" began mocking Vice President Mike Pence over his personal relationship with God.

On February 13, the panel of The View criticized Pence's faith when co-host Sunny Hostin said:
"I don't know that I want my vice-president, um---speaking in tongues and having Jesus speak to him."

Co-host Joy Behar chimed in, adding that hearing from Jesus is actually called "mental illness."

A number of Christian organizations took ABC and their parent company Disney to task for so openly and blatantly mocking Pence and Christianity.

ABC admitted they received at least 30,000 calls by the next day---the advertisers on the show had received about 6,000 calls.

Christians demanded that ABC and The View restrain from spewing anti-Christian bigotry. Even, maybe apologize.

The Bible says that from the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks.

Their hearts have not changed.

Over the past week both the President and the Vice President had moments of prayer for our nation and regarding the coronavirus issue---asking for God's blessing and assistance and guidance.

In both cases, images of the prayer time was shared by various participants on their social media.

The first images emerged of President Trump being prayed over by a group of black Trump-supporting and conservative notable people on February 27---less than a week ago.

Then, Vice President Pence was seen praying with his coronavirus emergency team on March 1 -- three days ago.

The media and the press immediately reacted.

CNN White House correspondent Brian Karem wrote that the administration is in over its head, citing the pictures of prayer as proof.

Karem tweeted, "POTUS is literally praying for a miracle to make coronavirus go away."

Jordan Uhl, the former campaign director for the far Left Media Matters for America, mocked Trump's decision to put Pence in charge of the coronavirus task force, with: "very excited to hear all about pence's coronavirus response plan: praying god protects us."

Thomas Chatterton Williams, a writer for the New York Times Magazine, tweeted, "Mike Pence and his coronavirus emergency team praying for a solution. We are so screwed."

Over the past few days, the media has generally taken aim at Pence, choosing to keep the prayer pictures of Trump being prayed for by black leaders like Martin Luther King, Jr's niece, and others out of public sight. After all, blacks don't support Trump. Right?

Even NBC News reminded their viewers that Indiana "Governor" Pence, in 2015, had said he would pray following an outbreak of HIV in the state.

The New York Times published an article with all the late-night hosts who slammed the administration's "prayer" response to the coronavirus.

Clearly, by all honest accounts, the administration is taking every human action possible, but the media doesn't really care.

The mocking of Trump and Pence over prayer is very revealing.

Is the mocking of God, prayer, and the administration selective?

It is.

Back in 2018, the same week that found ABC's The View mocking Pence for "talking to God," The View crew were talking about Oprah suggesting she is waiting on God to direct her, regarding her running for president of the United States.

The girls on The View were hoping and praying God would tell her to run.

The TMZ paparazzi caught Today host Kathy Lee Gifford leaving lunch when they asked her what she thought about Oprah's recent comment that she would wait for God to tell her to run for president in 2020.

Kathy Lee said, "I think that she's smart to listen to God and nobody else," saying she too "listens for God's signs in her life and Oprah should do the same."

Apparently, according to the media and entertainment elites, biblical Christianity can only be classified as mental illness when somebody on the right---a conservative---is involved.

As long as you don't support Trump and Pence, it's OK to talk to God.

This twisted thinking is actually driving the national conversation in the most free, blessed, and prosperous nation in the history of the world.

And that's because our Founders knew what the pop crowd of today doesn't know.

The takeaway.

Our Founders had been struggling and arguing over just how the new Constitution of the United States of America should look. What should it include--what need not be included?

They had reached a stalemate, when Ben Franklin, the smallest in stature and least religious of all stood and said:

Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters. I have lived, Sir, a long time, and the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth, that God governs in the affairs of men. And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without His notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without his aid?
We have been assured, Sir, in the Sacred Writings, that “except the Lord build the House, they labor in vain that build it.” I firmly believe this; and I also believe that without His concurring aid we shall succeed in this political building no better, than the Builders of Babel: We shall be divided by our partial local interests; our projects will be confounded, and we ourselves shall become a reproach and bye word down to future ages. And what is worse, mankind may hereafter from this unfortunate instance, despair of establishing governments by human wisdom and leave it to chance, war and conquest.
I, therefore, beg leave to move that henceforth prayers imploring the assistance of Heaven, and its blessings on our deliberations be held in this Assembly every morning before we proceed to business, and that one or more of the clergy of this city be requested to officiate in that service.

Clearly, Ben Franklin had read Psalm 127:1.

Unless the Lord builds the house,
They labor in vain who build it;
Unless the Lord guards the city,
The watchman stays awake in vain.

It's time for the far Left to stop mocking and start reading.

Be Informed. Be Vigilant. Be Discerning. Be Prayerful.