So Thursday, at the National Prayer Breakfast, President Obama said, and I applauded him saying, things like, "freedom of religion matters to our national security” and that countries that “hold up the rights of their people” are usually more successful; those that do not, he said, breed anger and violence. Then his Department of Justice (The irony of that title is not lost on this writer) issued a fiat yesterday declaring the federal government will trump the rights of states who have protected traditional marriage with a speech claiming, "Today, our nation moves closer toward its ideals of equality and fairness for all."
Well, all except those whose freedom of religion says homosexuality is sin and marriage shouldn't be redefined.
See, I (and most people, I think) missed a little jab Obama made in his speech Thursday. While we were rejoicing that the President called for Pastor Saeed and Kenneth Bae's releases, he also said this - 'We sometimes see religion twisted … hatred [is waged] against people because of who they are, or how they pray, or WHO THEY LOVE,' he said. '[Extremists] don’t understand the faiths they claim to profess.'. Congratulations, my Christian friends - The President of the United States called us all extremist religion-twisters who don't understand the faith we profess. While at the same time claiming he himself is a Christian. But Obama's not one of THEM! HE'S the one who DOES understand Christianity. That's why he doesn't hate gay people. You Christians who oppose me on Defense of Marriage (not to mention ObamaCare or anything else on religious grounds) are no different than the intolerant, hateful regimes you claim to oppose in fighting for religious freedom. Don't you see, our President asks? You're all a bunch of hypocrites! I know much better than you how to be a Christian. You're all a bunch of fools. And I'm going to make fun of you right to your face...and 72 hours later show you what it REALLY means to be a loving, tolerant Christian.
Eric Metaxas is right - religious liberty is the next big civil rights issue. And our dear leader has clearly drawn sides, mocking us to our faces. And we didn't even see it coming.