Mike Scruggs

Obama’s religious agenda: will freedom’s flag still stand?

By Mike Scruggs –

At President Obama’s September 25 address to the United Nations, he made a statement, which without doubt, pleased the leaders of its 56 predominantly Muslim member nations. But it justified alarm among Christians who are knowledgeable of both Islam’s doctrinal ideology and their own Biblical faith. The President strongly asserted that:

“The future must not belong to those who slander the Prophet of Islam.”

This is a far more serious statement than many people realize. Any criticism, slighting, or subordination of Muhammad or Islam is considered blasphemy in Islamic doctrine and Sharia Law, even punishable by death. One of the major tenets of Biblically based Christianity is that salvation is through Christ Alone. John 14: 6 states, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” (ESV)  Christianity and Islam thereby stand in direct contradiction. Quoting any Bible verse or stating any doctrine touching salvation through Jesus is thus “slander” against Islam. In fact, any failure to acknowledge and submit to Muhammad as Allah’s Prophet is considered slander.

Obama then went on smoozing the UN and the U.S. press about tolerance and free speech. However, if you are familiar with Obama’s attempts to take Christ and the Bible out of military hospitals, restrict military chaplains from praying in Christ’s name, and other actions marginalizing Christianity and its symbols, you know this is pure hypocrisy. Since last December, on Obama’s behalf, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has been working with the 56-member nation Organization for Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on ways to enforce a United Nations resolution against “Islamophobia” (proven by any criticism of Islam) in the United States and other Western nations. Under this resolution, “Islamophobia” would be a hate crime.  So while Obama is smoozing everybody about free speech and tolerance, behind the curtains, he is working on marginalizing Christianity by making Christian speech a hate crime against Islam.

In his 2008 book, The Audacity of Hope, page 261, he states:

“I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.”

Yet in the body of his speech, Obama refers to himself as a Christian: “Like me, the majority of Americans are Christian.”  On this, I can only quote Matthew 7:16:

“You will recognize them by their fruits. Are grapes gathered from thorn bushes or figs from thistles?”

In a March 2012 article, David Barton lists 25 instances of Obama’s hostility toward Biblical faith since 2008, of which 9 involve suppressing Christianity in the military. He lists 17 Obama acts of hostility toward Biblical values and 8 acts favoring Islam over Christianity since 2009.

One of the more flagrant demonstrations of anti-Christian Obama policy was a new set of guidelines issued for friends and family visiting sick and wounded soldiers at Walter Reed Military Hospital in December 2011. Those Navy Department guidelines stated, “No religious items (i.e. Bibles, reading material, and/or artifacts) are allowed to be given away or used during a visit.” Following sharp criticism from Republicans in Congress, the guidelines are now being revised, but Christianity has continued to be under siege by the Obama administration.

During his 2008 campaign, Obama described conservatives as “clinging to guns or religion.”  More recently, at the National Democrat Party Convention, not only did the delegates boo at the thought of putting God back into their platform, they rejected the welcome gifts of approximately 100 Charlotte area churches because those churches were pro-life. Abortion on demand has become a litmus test of Democrat Party ideology and loyalty. Only the impending election has slowed the Obama administration from tightening the noose around Christianity and free speech.

Seven times in his speech, Obama blamed Muslim unrest and the recent murder of the American Ambassador to Libya and three other American Embassy personnel on an amateur video critical of Muhammad and Islam. Yet few people in any country had ever seen this video, and it became immediately evident that the September 11 attack on the embassy was a premeditated Islamic terrorist attack by Al Qaida agents, who probably selected the attack date to coincide with the eleventh anniversary of 9-11. Having little regard for the real truth, however, Obama tried to attribute the attacks to the broader issue of “Islamophobia,” a propaganda term developed by the Muslim Brotherhood to suppress free speech about the violence, persecution, and genocide perpetrated in the name of Islam.

Obama’s foreign policy regarding Egypt has resulted in Muslim Brotherhood (MB) control and a grave danger to Israel’s security. Since then, the Coptic Christian minority—between 10 to 15 percent of Egypt’s 81 million people—has come under increasingly violent persecution. Based on alleged Coptic involvement in making the video defaming Muhammad, some MB allies of Egyptian President Morsi are calling for their extermination. A senior military official stated that the video is only a pretense for mass slaughter. Over 200,000 Coptic Christians have already fled Egypt.

I do not believe Barack Obama is a full-fledged Muslim, but he strongly favors Islam over any orthodox or solidly Biblical form of Christianity. During the formative days of his youth, his worldview was more strongly shaped by Frank Marshall Davis, a Communist Party USA propagandist. Jeremiah Wright ‘s heretical Black Liberation Theology is also thoroughly leftist. A central tenet of Communist and all Marxist ideology is that the influence of Christianity must be removed before an all-powerful socialist state can gain and retain power.

Obama’s religious agenda is a mixture of Marxist and Islamic influence. Both are totalitarian and strongly anti-Christian ideologies. His “transformational change” of American society includes marginalizing Biblical teachings and worldviews. A tree is known by its fruit.

In the Welsh patriotic anthem, “Men of Harlech,” there is a verse that is appropriate here:

“Men of Harlech stop your dreaming. Can’t you see their spear points gleaming?”

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