As an African American, I would love to be overjoyed by the recent election of a black man to become the President of the United States of America. This has been a long time coming. Many blacks who have passed on would love to have seen the day that this country would experience the opportunity to vote for a person of color to hold the highest office in the land. I will be praying for our newly elected President but unfortunately, as a Minister of the Gospel, I am very much troubled by what President Obama stands for.
I‘ve read Barack Obama’s books, writings and watched videos of many of his speeches. The implications of Barack Obama’s beliefs should concern any Bible believing Christian and I sincerely believe we are about to face some very trying times in the near future. As Christians living by the standards of the Word of God, we will be facing a serious uphill battle, and if we do not stand up for Christian values, we will be silenced forever.
President elect Obama ran on a campaign of change. On the surface, we are led to believe that this change is simply referring to a political and economic change. I believe the change he is looking to implement goes much deeper than politics and economics.
I have examined Obama’s record in the Illinois State Senate. Obama voted against giving human rights to born alive infants who have survived the attempt to abort them. Obama also made a point by mentioning homosexuals, not only in his acceptance speech at the Democratic nomination, but also again when he won the presidential election. It is quite clear that he is looking to change the moral direction of this country in a way that I do not believe most Christians want to go.
I am making a couple of predictions. You do not have to agree with me, but I encourage you to keep this article and within the first year of the Obama’s presidency, I believe you will see the following occurrences take place:
First, President Obama will look to remove any limitations on abortions. Just as he did in the Illinois State Senate, he will look to allow a baby’s life to be terminated even in the latter stages of a pregnancy. He will push to allow second and third trimester abortions, as well as, allowing for the death of infants who are born alive after surviving an abortion attempt.
Second, President Obama will look to give same sex couples the same rights as heterosexual couples, under law. He will also be a proponent of giving transgender and transsexual people special rights and protections under the law of the land.
President Obama will look to limit the free speech of Christians who speak out against homosexuality and any other lifestyles that Christians believe are wrong according to God’s Word, the Holy Bible.
We will begin to see more and more hatred towards people who stand up for Biblical ethics. Barack Obama is the most liberal president this country has had in recent times and he will be very persistent in pushing the liberal, far left agenda onto our country. When we stand up for Biblical ethics, the pushback will become more intense as time goes on.
California is a prime example of the type of attacks that will be perpetrated against Bible believing Christians. Just a couple of weeks ago a kindergarten teacher took a group of 4 and 5 year olds to witness a same sex marriage, which was legal at the time in California. The teacher even had the students sign a pledge not to speak against homosexuality. I, personally, would not want my kindergartner being taught to accept something I morally disagree with. After Proposition 8 was passed in California, gay and lesbian activists vowed to punish the Mormon Church and anyone that supported this law. They even called for a boycott of the state of Utah because the state is the main headquarters of the Mormon Church.
I thank God that the citizens of California voted to protect marriage as a union between a man and a woman. It is important that we stand up for our morals and values. It is clear that we, as Christians, are in for a strong push from the liberal left and unfortunately, the new Obama administration will be their strongest proponent.
We, as Christians, must stand strong in this fight for our morals and values. The ironic point is that these laws are supported by, and pushed through by, the same people that tell us that we do not have the right to “legislate morality”. Isn’t this what gays, abortionists and the proponents of the overall liberal agenda are trying to do?
Joe Green (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a husband and a father of four. He is a published author and a radio station owner. He travels the world as a minister of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Joe shares his story of how he went from being homeless, a drug dealer, and a heavy drug and alcohol abuser to being the first African American owner of a Christian broadcast radio station in Central Pa.