Rev. Michael Schuermann calls out the president for confusing his office and for taking God’s name in vain:
President Obama spoke to Planned Parenthood this morning (Friday, April 26th). He said all sorts of things. Yet what was most galling, at least in my mind, is how he ended his speech. Here’s what he said:
“As long as we’ve got to fight to make sure women have access to quality, affordable health care, and as long as we’ve got to fight to protect a woman’s right to make her own choices about her own health, I want you to know that you’ve also got a president who’s going to be right there with you, fighting every step of the way,” said Obama. “Thank you, Planned Parenthood. God bless you.”
No, Mr. President. You have authority from God to exercise your leadership of the country for the good of its citizens. You have authority from God to call out an organization which exists in order to murder – and advocate for the ever-increasing “legality” of such murder – the most helpless among us, namely the unborn (or even the born).
Unfortunately, you too have consistently advocated for that same murder.
Mr. President, you must repent. Your office – given to you from God – demands that you protect the unborn. This will be unpopular. I imagine your own party will abandon you, maybe even your closest friends and family. Do and say what is right, Mr. President.And in the meantime do not dare to offer up the Lord’s name in vain. Do not invoke the name of He who gives and loves life as some perverse blessing over an organization that is a source of such evil and death. Mr. President, repent. God does not bless evil, Mr. President. He hinders and destroys it.
Would you say this is a fitting Two-Kingdoms response from a pastor to a governing authority? Is this not upholding the Two Kingdoms by pointing out that the president is the one violating it? If this were preached from the pulpit–it wasn’t, as far as I know, just posted on a blog–would this be appropriate, or would it be mixing politics with the church?
HT: Norm Fisher