A Message for President Obama on this 2015 President's Day

"So how is this having an effect on our nation at large?"

A New Strain of AIDS

Starting with the White House and reverberating through Congress, the credibility and trust of leaders in America is at an all time low. I believe we are being infected by a new strain of AIDS – Acquired Integrity Deficiency Syndrome. Symptoms are showing up in not just the government but in the military, schools, media, sports and business.

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Lest I be misunderstood, I'm not contending that all responsibility is the President's alone, yet he carries a major share of the blame because of his prominent and influential role as the leader of our nation.

As a leader goes, so goes the company… family… team… ministry and even the nation. Psalm 133 illustrates this principle when it talks of blessing flowing from the top and cascading downward. It's why the Psalmist wrote, "When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice. When the wicked rule, the people groan" (Prv.29:2). This is the power of both righteousness as well as unrighteousness.

The fallout from our President's dishonesty has infiltrated our culture. The Acquired Integrity Deficiency Syndrome is obvious, if you have eyes to see. Here are a few examples.

  • NBC's top news anchorman, Brian Williams, was suspended for six months for lying repeatedly to the American public on nationwide TV.
  • Steve Croft, the face of "60 Minutes" and President Obama's "Go-to interviewer was caught lying to his wife in a 3 year adulterous affair that he admitted when caught.
  • The Jackie Robinson West Little League team that won the national championship was stripped of its title because adult organizers lied about compliance with the rules.
  • Amidst escalating rates of sexual assault on college campuses, in sports and society, Hollywood marketed a movie on Valentine's Day weekend as a beautiful romantic "really epic fairy-tale love story" (exact words from the actress). Promoters unashamedly lied to a gullible public as the film is a sadomasochistic, soft-core porn film degrading women, promoting deviancy and physical abuse.
  • Masses of Millennials bemoaned the upcoming departure of John Stewart from his "Daily Show", (some compared it to the break up of the Beatles!) saying it was the only news program they watched. Yet Mr. Stewart acknowledges he is not a journalist, but a satirist who brilliantly presents lies, myths and quirky stories as "fake news" and gets away with it because it's "Comedy Central."
  • In Atlanta, "one of the largest cheating scandals to hit the nation's public education system" implicated 180 teachers and a Grand jury indicted 35 including the superintendent for, you guessed it, lying to project higher test scores.
  • Ellen DeGeneres and Anderson Cooper lampooned me on their shows for my commentary on gay propaganda and the LGBTQ agenda while dishonestly pretending its nonexistence.

The Good News

Proverbs 29:12 tells us, "If a ruler listens to lies, all his officials become wicked." Author Dorothy Allison stated, "Things come apart so easily when they have been held together with lies." Our United States Constitution provides a way to deal with this scenario but it's predicated upon people awakening and then engaging in the process to see transformation.

Across America a remnant is becoming aware of the realities we've covered. They're discarding "business as usual" spirituality and responding to the call to be informed and involved.

In our city we've hosted T.A.G. (The Awareness Group) meetings for eighteen months with an average attendance of about 50-100. Last week God intervened and at the last minute we had to shift locations to accommodate an overflow crowd of 325! God's people are awakening to our nation's moral meltdown and saying enough with deception, duplicity and decadence in our beloved United States of America.

Contrary to what some current leaders proclaim, the United States of America was founded upon biblical principles. We were primarily established as a Christian nation with Judeo-Christian foundations. Our Founding Fathers believed in the sinfulness of man and ordained three branches of government as a check and balance plus a way to remove individuals not discharging the duties of their office in an honest and responsible way.

President Obama's hero, Abraham Lincoln, stated the following: "Let every American, every lover of liberty, every well-wisher to his posterity, swear by the blood of the Revolution, never to violate in the least particular, the laws of the country, and never to tolerate their violation by others."

Last November there was a clear-cut repudiation of certain politicians and certain policies that awakening Americans recognized as destructive. There was an almost wholesale rejection of much of what has been undermining our nation's future and our families. Multitudes believe this was only the first shot across the bow.

If you sense in your heart a stirring that God wants His people to humbly arise in this hour to repent, pray and reclaim our godly heritage; if you have a conviction that in upcoming elections we must put men and women of integrity into positions of leadership, then be a "salt" and "light" history maker in America's Third Great Awakening! "Your troops will be willing on the day of battle" (Psalm 110:3).

Our Founding Father, George Washington, allegedly proclaimed, "I cannot tell a lie" regarding the cherry tree. He also believed, "Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, the people He chose for His inheritance" (Ps. 33:12).

Larry Tomczak is a best-selling author and cultural commentator with over 40 years of trusted ministry experience. His passion is to bring perspective, analysis and insight from a biblical worldview. He loves people and loves awakening them to today's cultural realities and the responses needed for the bride of Christ—His church—to become influential in all spheres of life once again.

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