Every year for the past 62 years, the sitting American President is honored by speaking at the National Prayer Breakfast, the annual gathering of various religious leaders in the U.S. and even some from abroad. This year, our beloved POTUS took this opportunity to belittle and lecture the Christians in the audience and in the country.
Two days after the world looks on in horror while ISIS burns alive a Jordanian pilot trapped in a steel cage and one day after the United Nations issues a report on other horrible atrocities by the Islamic State, like mass executions of boys and beheadings, crucifixions and burying of children alive, President Obama lashes out at Christianity. The Commander-in-Chief, who refuses to call ISIS Islamic terrorists, compares the horrors happening now to the Crusades and the Inquisition by Christians of almost 1,000 years ago in Europe and slavery in America over 200 years ago and Jim Crow in the South over 60 years ago.
So many top named Christians pushed back against Obama, including the internationally renowned Billy Graham’s son, Franklin, who reminded Obama that “Jesus Christ came to earth to die for the guilty, while Islam’s Muhammad killed the ‘innocent’.” (Bob Unruh, WND Exclusive, “Franklin Graham to Obama: Muhammad Killed Innocents”) Jonah Goldberg writes in Townhall.com, Feb. 06, 2015 “Obama’s Comparison of Christianity, Radical Islam Defies Logic,” that Obama needs to get his history right as he explains the difference in Christianity and Islam and it’s jihad. And everyone, including Jews, wants to know why Obama felt the need to criticize Christianity at the National Prayer Breakfast filled with Christians.
But while all my Black Christians seem to bend over backwards to support any and everything Obama says and does, they seem to overlook that while Obama claims to be a Christian, he grew up as a Muslim, with Muslim friends before he joined the radical discipleship of the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, who preached “God Damn America.”
He criticizes Christianity and protects Islam. So one day after he meets with over a dozen political Muslims and discusses how to stop Christians and Jews from criticizing Islam and engaging in what they call Islamophobia, he engages in Christianity bashing.
So is President Obama a Christian or Muslim? Does he criticize the religion he aspires to and refuses to criticize the religion he doesn’t belong to?
When he said he was going to “fundamentally change America,” did he mean he would change us into a Muslim country? Is that why he won’t criticize Islam or call ISIS the radical Islamic terrorists that they are? Is that why he said America was not a Christian nation?
Why would the “leader of the free world” disregard what the founding fathers created?
There is a book on the market now, entitled “America 2064,” by Wayne E. Rawlins. The back of the book reads thusly:
America is a place that is united under the banner of La ilaha illallah. Islam is the dominant way of life and the rights of Christian, Jews and others are respected and protected…the Shari’ah is the legal framework for which laws are enacted…Across America, symbols of Islam are everywhere, minarets grace skylines, and the Adhan is heard by all. And the national motto is “In Allah we Trust.”
In the Preface, it reads “America 2064 is a strategic framework to change our country’s political, social, and economic landscape over the next 50 years.” And throughout the book it quotes Obama.
So I ask again, why is Obama criticizing Christianity and honoring Islam? Is this the fundamental change we must come to believe in? And people elected him twice. I can’t wait to see what he does during his last two years as POTUS.
Barbara Howard is a political consultant, radio host and commentator and motivational speaker. She is Florida State chairwoman for the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) and Trade & Travel goodwill ambassador to Kenya. She may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.