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August 3, 2012

'A Very Scary Time To Be A Christian'

Topics: Political News and commentaries

In his must-read piece today at The American Spectator titled Obama's Coercive Secular State, George Neumayr discusses the overlap of socialism and radical secularism in Barack Obama's political philosophy ... and in paraphrasing one of Obama's campaign ads in which a useful idiot "warbles 'It's a scary time to be a woman'" ... reminds us just how very scary it is to be a Christian living in Obama's coercive secular state in which Christian values are no longer considered American values.

A couple of excerpts:

[...] Obama's arrogance is bottomless. Even as he violates the freedom of the religious -- reducing them to the status of serfs in his planned secularist and socialist state -- he has the gall to cast them as the victimizers.

Under this coercive secular state, Christian values are no longer American values. Obama's former chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, has made this view official by threatening to ban Christian businesses like Chick-fil-A that appear out of step with "Chicago values."

If Obama wins a second term, Americans will be expected to conform not only to Chicago-style politics but also to "Chicago values." Opponents of gay marriage will be treated as enemies of the state. Obama's military already tells chaplains and privates who dissent from Obama's agenda to "get out."

[...] Get out of the military, get out of major cities -- this is the voice of Obama's commissars from San Francisco to Boston in his war on the religious. He is building a secularist and socialist animal farm in which no higher power exists than the will of the new Napoleons.

Socialism and secularism overlap in Obama's political philosophy. He can see that religion is the natural rival of the state, an obstacle that must be destroyed or coopted if he is to succeed in his central planning. For the key to central planning is coerced universal participation. No one can be allowed to leave the animal farm. This is why, even though it makes little political sense, he will not expand the religious exemption beyond purely sectarian organizations. If he were to concede that the right to religious freedom trumps his invented right to "reproductive services," his animal farm would stall and collapse.

Take the time to read it all.

In Tina Korbe's piece at Hot Air yesterday, "Obama's war on religious liberty: It's not just the contraception mandate" ... she discusses George Neumayr's "indispensable" new book No Higher Power that addresses Barack Obama's anti-religion agenda ... and the president's ultimate intention -- nothing more nor less than the "death of Judeo-Christianity by a thousand cuts" and (somehow even more ominous than that) the substitution of "the state as parent." Tina reenforces Neumayr's point that it it's a very scary time to be a Christian in America. Actually, one would have to be deaf, dumb, and blind ... or a liberal-progressive that fully embraces socialism, absolute secularism, and the State as parent, to not clearly see what Obama's political and ideological agenda is really about.

Pope Benedict XVI was absolutely right on Jan. 19, 2012 when he urged the Catholic community in the United States to recognize "the grave threats" to religious liberty posed by "radical secularism" ... he just neglected to point out that the man leading the radical secularist movement is non other than the current occupant of the White House.

Posted by Hyscience at August 3, 2012 7:37 AM



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