For those who have been reading this blog for a long time, that post title may seem shocking. I’ve practically made a career out of making fun of Joseph Farah and his site, the Worldnetdaily. But I agree with at least part of his recent column telling his fellow wingnuts how they should respond to the scourge of President Obama. I do not, of course, agree with the recycled rhetoric he phones in about how Obama is a horrible persecutor of Christians:
Today it’s growing increasingly clear that far from being a believer, as Obama claimed in 2008, he is an enemy of believers – a tormenter of Christians, a persecutor.
In a recent foreign-language interview, Roman Catholic Cardinal Raymond Burke, the head of the highest court at the Vatican, spoke the truth when he said Obama’s policies “have become progressively more hostile toward Christian civilization.”
Cardinal Burke added that Obama wants to restrict religious freedom and force the individual, outside of his or her place of worship, “to act against his rightly-formed conscience, even in the most serious of moral questions.”
“He appears to be a totally secularized man who aggressively promotes anti-life and anti-family policies,” said Burke. “Now he wants to restrict the exercise of the freedom of religion to freedom of worship; that is, he holds that one is free to act according to his conscience within the confines of his place of worship but that once the person leaves the place of worship, the government can constrain him to act against his rightly-formed conscience, even in the most serious of moral questions. Such policies would have been unimaginable in the United States even 40 years ago. It is true that many faithful Catholics, with strong and clear leadership from their bishops and priests, are reacting against the ever-growing religious persecution in the U.S.”
Obama can scarcely take all the blame for our arrival at this ungodly destination. Believers are more responsible. They let it happen. They continue to allow it to happen. They have the power to direct the nation in a reverse course – just as the children of ancient Israel had the power.
It’s still there for us today. All that is required is that believers follow the prescription God gave us in 2 Chronicles 7:14. Nothing else will work – not the political game, not reason, not debate, not revolution, not doing the same thing over and over again expecting different results.
It’s up to us.
It’s up to His people who are called by His name to humble themselves and pray and seek His face and turn from their wicked ways. Only then will this judgment on us be lifted, for He will hear our prayers, forgive our sin and heal our land.
You go, Joe. You pray and “seek His face” (whatever the hell that means) until the cows come home. Confess your sins (you might start with lying, something your site does several times a day). Refrain from eating, because that definitely helps. I’m sure your God will come and rescue then. And if he doesn’t do it immediately, redouble your efforts. Pray and fast and “seek His face” even longer and harder and louder. Do it 24 hours a day. Be my guest.