In light of recent developments, American Christians must be asking themselves if we don't have a fox in the hen house. Where our current Commander-In-Chief is concerned, "Gays" are in and "Graham" is out! Muslims are in and Evangelical Christians are out. Socialism is in and The National Day of Prayer is out. Sarah Palin hit the nail on the head at the National Tea Party Convention when she asked, "So, how's that 'hopey, changey' thing working out for ya?" Right on sister!
The current administration's attitude toward mainstream Christians has been nothing less than cavalier. This in turn has emboldened the radical left, who are now out to capture all the ground they can while the gettin' is good. Judge Barbara Crabb's insufferable ruling that The National Day of Prayer is unconstitutional was then exacerbated by Obama's military brass expelling the Reverend Franklin Graham (This year's Honorary Chairman of the National Day Of Prayer Task Force) from its Pentagon observance. It seems that the administration was concerned with remarks made by Graham about the demonstrated violence of Islam. The message was clear. It seems the Obama Pentagon would rather offend America's Christian soldiers than those that are killing them. Predictably, our Commander-In-Chief did nothing.
But then, what could we expect from a guy who has time and again gone out of his way to marginalize the Christian community. Last year Barrack Obama ended the previous presidential protocol of hosting a National Day of Prayer observance in the White House. He now adds insult to injury by doing it again - which echoes with a chilling "Amen" to Judge Crabb's judicial presumption.
This isn't the first time that the current administration has imposed itself on the military where mainstream Christian leaders are concerned. Earlier this year, Tony Perkins, President of the American Family Research Council, was disinvited to speak at a prayer luncheon at Andrews Air Force Base due to his expressed opposition to President Obama's directive to allow homosexuals to serve in the military. Let us not deceive ourselves,these decisions are a direct result of the current administration's offensive off-the-wall policy .
Some have expressed hope in The White House's announcement that the Obama administration would appeal the ruling on The National Day of Prayer. I do not share their enthusiasm. The reason is that a heartless appeal could very well end up being worse than no appeal at all because it would exhaust the appeals process in a pre-calculated failure. Hence, the Christian right is faced with an appalling "catch 22" situation. If President Obama chooses to persists in his misguided affront to established Christian morality, he runs the risk of losing what little credibility he has left in mainstream Christian circles. It really does seems that every time we give the man the benefit of the doubt, we end up getting burned. American Christians are fast getting tired of the facade. In my view, the best way to protect the sheep is to simply expose the wolf in sheep's clothing.
America's first Chief Justice, John Jay expressed it best when he said, "Providence has given our people the choice of their rulers, and it is the duty as well as the privilege of our Christian nation to select and prefer Christians for their rulers."
Jesus said, "By their fruits ye shall know them." This being true, it appears to me from the fruit I see that we must pause and ask ourselves whether or not we have a fox in the hen house.