The FaithWalkers Daily — 11/8/12: Anti-Obama Racial Slurs, Marriage Redefined, House Demands Libya Answers

  • Racial Slurs in Anti-Obama Protest at University of Mississippi

A rowdy college-crowd of about 400 gathered to protest the re-election of President Barack Obama. A University statement claimed the crowd used profanity and some racial slurs as rumors of riots  spread via social media. No riots occurred, though two were arrested on minor charges.

Dig Deeper

  • The entire article from the Washington Times is here. including the counter protest of 700 in a candlelight vigil Wednesday night.

Biblical Truth

Because God made all humans in His own image, we question our Creator when we deride someone based on physical characteristics, including the color of our skin. “In Christ there is neither Jew nor Greek” clearly reminds us that Christ’s world is indeed flat when it comes to ethnic distinctions. We should vehemently oppose all such racist evil. We should also acknowledge that this one incident pales in comparison to what was threatened should the President have lost the election.

Judge a man by the content of his character, not the color of his skin. (MLK, Jr.)


  • Marriage Redefined for First Time in US by State Ballot Wins

Both Maine and Washington passed ballot initiatives on Election Day 2012 that redefined marriage to include unions between two people of the same sex.

Dig Deeper

  • Read the entire Wall Street Journal account here. Key quote: “That will serve as something of a signal to other states who have lost marriage fights before at ballot boxes. You can change those minds.”
  • Results from the Washington State ballot here. Key quote: “The tide has turned …. they voted for  fairness.”

Biblical Truth

Marriage exists as created by God between a man and a woman. It is not open to redefining by any act of his Creation. The Bible is clear that tolerating sin, by any other name, is not fair but wrong. These quotations reinforce that supporters of such initiatives intend to wear down the electorate and win through attrition.

Marriage is indeed about love. But love is the fulfilling of God’s commands. (Rom. 13:10)


  • 53 House Members Demand Answers of Obama and Clinton on Libya Attacks

Rep. Mike Kelly circulated a letter addressed to President Barack Obama and Sec. of State Hillary Clinton. Signed by 53 members of the House of Representatives, the letter sent Nov. 2 requests answers to key questions regarding the tragic events in Libya.

Dig Deeper:

  • The CNS News account of the letter.
  • Read the 9-page letter itself here which asks many detailed questions including was the President informed of two previous attacks that breached the Benghazi compound, was adequate security in place on 9/11 given the more than 270 recent security incidents in Libya, who is officially responsible for the security assignments, and why did the State Department grant an increase in danger pay for the entire mission in Libya yet deny requests for increased security?

Biblical Truth

These House members are rightly demanding answers to these questions. It is their duty to provide oversight for the Executive branch on behalf of the people. It is the moral duty of the Executive branch to comply and provide answers as part of submitting to those in authority over them. The more truth the better at this point to keep Benghazigate from dragging on throughout Obama’s second term and crippling his ability to lead abroad.

He who walks with integrity walks securely.



About Bill Blankschaen

Bill Blankschaen is a writer, author, and speaker who empowers people to live an authentic life with abundant faith. A former pastor, Christian school leader, and master teacher, he is the founder of FaithWalkers ( where he equips Christians to live an authentic life and a blogger on faith and cultural issues at Patheos and He is the author of several books including A Story Worth Telling: Your Field Guide to Living an Authentic Life, What God Wants You to Do Next, The Secret to Explosive Personal Growth, and multiple collaborative books including his latest with co-author Erick Erickson — You Will Be Made to Care: The War on Faith, Family, and Your Freedom to Believe (Regnery, February 22, 2016).
In addition to his own writing and speaking, Bill helps other people and organizations tell their own story in effective ways. He comes alongside authors as a collaborative writer, handcrafts engaging materials as a content creator, and creates an effective brand strategy as a platform developer with his team of creatives and digital technicians. (

  • Doug

    God will always see marriage as being between a man and a woman and will not see any other form, no matter what the government calls it. The only marriage that matters is the one God sees, not some license in a government office that just allows the government to tax differently.

  • Jeremy Forbing

    My question is still, why is the government defining marriage at all? In the government’s eyes, everything should just be a “civil union”, or whatever, for purposes of taxes and what not. Marriage should be defined by your faith.

    If the government had never made marriage something they defined by law, the changing of laws would not be an issue right now. And no one would be able to tell us what to teach our children.

  • Michael Snow

    If Christians are to be salt and light in our culture, a diligent effort must be made to understand how we have, in many ways, accepted the Zeitgeist’s re-defining of basics like love, prayer, and forgiveness.