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Susan Sarandon’s minimum wage example

AP_Susan_Sarandon_Sanders_12x5_1600Originally posted at American Thinker

Sixty-nine-year-old part-time actress, full-time liberal activist, and all around rich Hollywood bigmouth (she’s worth $50 million) Susan Sarandon nearly broke out crying as she introduced a man who demonizes affluent people like herself.

In northern Iowa, on the campaign trail with presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Susan told a town hall crowd of about 1,000 that she was “feeling the Bern” because, unlike Hillary Clinton, who was for the Iraq war before she was against it, and against gay rights before she was for them, Sanders has never vacillated on either topic.

Dressed in a socialist uniform, Susan wore a newsboy hat, boots, and a lumber jacket.  After having manned the phones with Bernie’s doppelgänger, actor/comedian Larry David, at the “Night of Too Many Stars,” Susan prepared for the part to work a Bernie phone bank with scruffy millennials and old hippies, both of whom are eager to “share her wealth.”

Maybe Susan Sarandon doesn’t realize that, despite her proletarian getup, she’s among the “few” in whose hands, Bernie keeps saying, “all of the wealth rests.”

A few years ago, while talking to Oprah about her Catholic upbringing, the parochial schoolgirl said this: “I just didn’t understand why they would put babies in limbo just because they weren’t baptized… Or why they would say every other religion was bad.”

Wait!  Susan Sarandon is worried about unbaptized babies?

Sorry, but one can’t help but wonder where fiercely pro-choice Susan Sarandon believes the aborted babies she marched for the right to kill end up after being scraped out of the womb into a biohazard bag.

Either way, whatever it is Susan believes, the Louise half of Thelma and Louise has decided to exercise her right to choose by ditching girl power.  Why?  Because according to Sarandon, “gender is not what’s important.  Issues are what’s important.”

Criticizing the contender who should be indicted but probably won’t be, Susan said she prefers Sanders because she wants “a candidate who has the courage to stand to do the right thing when it is not popular.”

Not that Bernie does the right thing, either, but on that point, Susan Sarandon is somewhat correct.  Every chance she gets, Hillary escapes doing the right thing.

Speaking of Hillary Clinton, when not wearing fake cankles and accepting a huge salary for doing absolutely nothing, in addition to pacifism and concern for homosexuals, the actress wants someone in office who will solve income inequality.

Clearly, Susan is put off by Hillary’s unwillingness to take on the fight for a $15 minimum wage, saying, “That is not pragmatic; that’s just cynicism.  That’s giving up before you’ve even tried.”

Simply put, for Susan Sarandon, this time around, an old Jewish socialist with egg salad in the corner of his mouth is a better candidate for president than a Methodist grandmother with blood on her hands.

So how about Susan demonstrate her pragmatic lack of cynicism by donating 90% of her $50-million bankroll to Bernie Sanders?  Then, to drive home her staunch support of the Vermont socialist the Hollywood actress could shame Hillary Clinton by requesting a $15-per-hour salary to star in her next movie.

EPIC FAIL: A “Sketchy” Dose of Reality for Liberals With New “SketchFactor” App

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Nothing is more exhilarating, at least for me, than when liberals are victimized by their own foolhardiness.  That’s what happened when a news crew from local station WUSA9 went to Petworth in Northwest Washington DC to do a story on a new app that warns people in the nation’s capital of “sketchy” neighborhoods.

The app is called SketchFactor.  The idea behind SketchFactor is “to pinpoint the relative sketchiness of an area via first-hand reports from … users and publicly available data.”  In other words, the application cautions people to steer clear of less-than-safe neighborhoods based on reports and data citing muggings, harassment, and racial profiling.

The app even advises users as to how poorly, or well-lit, an area might be.

Predictably, the application’s co-founder and CEO, Allison McQuire, and her partner, Daniel Herrington, are now the subjects of harsh criticism because in liberal circles, just like suggesting that a black kid robbing a convenience store is in fact robbing a convenience store, even suggesting that a “sketchy” neighborhood is “sketchy” is considered racist.

In the app’s defense, the founders are marketing SketchFactor as a “community tool.”

New York City-based blog Gawker doesn’t agree.  In an article entitled Smiling Young White People Make an App for Avoiding Black Neighborhoods written by tech watchdog Sam Biddle, posted on Gawker-affiliated website ValleyWag and filed under racism, sarcastically had this to say about the new app:

“SketchFactor [is] a racist app made for avoiding ‘sketchy’ neighborhoods, which is the term young white people use to describe places where they don’t feel safe because they watched all five seasons of The Wire.”

The “city-centric” news blog Gothamist agrees, saying, “Might the residents of a so-called ‘sketchy’ neighborhood find this useful new technology offensive? Sure! Are the crowdsourced interpretations of ‘sketchy’ going to get racist as f**k? Yes, with haste.”

Amid the racist clamor, the story has taken an interestingly ironic turn.

Washington, DC’s WUSA9 News crew, headed up by reporter Mola Lenghi, decided to venture into one of those “sketchy areas” (wink, wink) to conduct interviews with some of those “sketchy” people that the “smiling young white people” who invented SketchFactor deem “sketchy.”

After choosing a neighborhood that the application identified as “sketchy,” the crew parked the van on the street. God knows why, but they then locked the vehicle.  When the threesome returned with the goods to take down the bigoted SketchFactor, they found that lock on the van had been jimmied from the door and all of the crew’s personal belongings and expensive gear was gone.

Photojournalist James Hash lost 15 years’ worth of camera and electronic equipment and Lenghi lost his backpack full of electronics and a laptop.  Intern Taylor Bisciotti lost her purse and her iPhone with the cracked face, which thankfully was equipped with the non-racist app, “Find my iPhone.”

After filing a police report about their “sketchy” experience in ‘perfectly-safe Petworth’, the trio tracked the cracked iPhone to a dumpster in another “sketchy” neighborhood where, according to Mola, “stolen goods are dumped.”

Clearly, the news crew’s intent was to prove that “sketchy” neighborhoods are safe and secure, because after being robbed of “many, many, many thousands of dollars worth of stuff,” Mola Lenghi still was tentative about calling the area where he was robbed “sketchy.”

The moral of the story is this:  Liberals don’t get it until they become the victims of the weird fantasy world in which they live and relentlessly insist on imposing on everyone else.

What happened to Mola, James, and Taylor is just a taste of the harsh wakeup call liberals are going to get when they realize that they are not exempt from the ugliness that really does exist in this world.  Liberals may not believe it, but terrorists are just as willing to lop off the head of a clueless peacenik extending an olive branch as they are the head of an Iraqi Christian clutching a cross.

In due time, the naive among us will find themselves packed into hot, dirty clinics along with people coughing and spewing Third-World diseases into the air, as well as sitting beside the ones who tried in vain to warn idealistic Obamacare supporters about the dangers of government involvement in healthcare.

As for the open-borders advocates, maybe when their own children are infected by a deadly contagion like Ebola or someone they love is murdered, raped, or run over by a criminal illegal immigrant, those on the left will come to understand the error of their ways.

When ISIS, who may have already infiltrated the homeland, descends on an elementary school in an un-sketchy neighborhood, maybe then left-wing ideologues will finally comprehend the magnitude of the deception.

As for the pro-choice crowd, only when the day comes – and it is coming – when government, after determining that inconvenience and dependency translate into useless and disposable, justifies exercising the right to choose on those outside of the womb will they realize the gravity of the pro-choice delusion they’ve embraced.

On that day, liberals will be about as shocked as the news crew robbed in an unsafe neighborhood while trying desperately to portray truth-tellers as racists by portraying a “sketchy” neighborhood as not sketchy.

As for the reporters who got a shock while out trying to prove a fantasy, their night ended with rummaging around with the rats and raccoons in a dumpster searching for most of their belongings, which were never found.  But with any luck, what the news crew hoping to expose a racist app did find in that dumpster was some common sense and a dose of reality.

H/T Donald Joy

Pro-life signs torn down ahead of speech by Secular Pro-Life President Kelsey Hazzard

ProLifeSignTrashedOriginally posted at LiveActionNews

Along with pro-choice sentiments usually comes vitriol from those who harp on the legality of abortion and sometimes do it by denying pro-lifers things like First Amendment rights.  This is especially true on college campuses.

Recently, at the University of Georgia, pro-choice miscreants did just that.

Vandals attempted to block a pro-life club from advertising an event featuring Kelsey Hazzard, the president of the national organization Secular Pro-Life.  Hazzard is an anti-abortion activist known for presenting nonspiritual arguments against abortion.

The name of the scheduled event: “Pro-Life Without God.”

The University of Georgia’s Students for Life had hoped bringing Ms. Hazzard to campus would stimulate discussion with secular pro-choice students. Rebecca Stapleford, president of the University of Georgia’s chapter of Students for Life, had this to say:

I am bringing Kelsey Hazzard to campus in order to shatter stereotypes about who is pro-life. I also want to make people realize that abortion, as a human rights issue, can be opposed on secular grounds.

Somebody on campus disagreed with Ms. Stapleford’s idea to “shatter stereotypes” through intellectual debate, so they took it upon themselves to make the decision for University of Georgia students who might otherwise be interested in attending.

In hopes of thwarting attention, the posters advertising the pro-life event were destroyed.

Sophomore Elizabeth Ridgeway, a writer for the student publication The Arch Conservative, expressed her frustration about the pro-life group being denied the right to exercise their freedom of speech and expression to The College Fix.

Ridgeway explained that while waiting at a bus stop she saw a “hooded figure” tear down one of the posters.  Ridgeway said, “He tore the banner down, crumpled it up, threw it in a nearby trashcan, and walked away.”

Let’s remember, crumpling up and throwing in trashcans is what pro-choicers like to do.

When asked about the vandalism, UGA spokesperson Tom Jackson said that while he did not know the facts about pro-life posters being sabotaged, “it is apparent that no one should be destroying notices properly posted by someone else.”

For context, damaging pro-life displays is not unique to the University of Georgia.  Similar incidents have taken place at other bastions of free speech like University of Chicago, USC, Ohio State, Princeton, and Harvard.

There must be something about the sanctity of life that inspires some of those who want the right to destroy the unborn to also display vicious behavior.

Student’s for Life president Rebecca Stapleford also took time to  speak with The College Fix, a publication that prides itself on providing “A Daily Dose of Right-minded News.”

Rebecca said that she kept “putting the posters up … and someone [kept] taking them down,”  she would  “put them up, go to class and within an hour [they’d be] gone….put them up again, and within five minutes…gone.”

That’s why it’s no surprise that the Secular Pro-Life event posters have disappeared from all over campus, including dorms and bus stops, which means that more than one person had to see the “hooded figure.”

Ms. Stapleford told ‘The Fix’ that in the past her group put up “graphic image displays” that also were  “targets of vandalism.”  Those displays were “almost always stolen,” so Rebecca said Students for Life doesn’t bother with the displays anymore.

Discouraging pro-lifers from exposing the truth is exactly what pro-choice hooligans hope will happen.

The “Pro-Life Without God” speaker Kelsey Hazzard said this is the first time such widespread defacement has preceded her appearance at an event, but she’s not surprised.

Hazzard believes that:

The abortion movement is frustrated that the pro-life message is gaining ground, particularly among college-aged people. Some have, unacceptably, let out that frustration by attempting to censor their pro-life classmates.

Either way, what the University of Georgia situation proves again is that whether it’s the message of the God-given sanctity of life or an argument in favor of human rights, persons determined to destroy the unborn will go to great lengths to prevent those who might be swayed from hearing the truth.

Beyoncé’s pro-‘life is but a dream’

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Originally posted at Live Action News

Superstar songstress Beyoncé Knowles, aka Mrs. Shawn Carter, probably doesn’t realize it, but her new documentary, Life is but a Dream, is doing a serious disservice to Barack Obama’s pro-choice agenda. During the 2012 campaign, pop star/Obama BFF Beyoncé hosted a $40K-a-plate campaign fundraiser for the president at Jay-Z’s exclusive 40/40 Club. She and stage mother Tina Knowles even designed a t-shirt to raise money for Runway to Win.

Then, barely a month after she proudly lip-synchedher way through The Star-Spangled Banner at the president’s inauguration, Beyoncé debuted in a self-directed, self-produced 90-minute “look at me, I’m Queen B” HBO documentary about herselfThe two things the HBO Beyoncé-mentary confirmed were that Beyoncé thinks very highly of herself and that although she identifies with the likes of Barack Obama, when it comes to pregnancy and childbirth, she doesn’t toe the liberal pro-choice line.

In fairness, it is possible that Beyoncé isn’t aware of how her lamenting a miscarriage and admission that hearing a baby’s heartbeat in the womb is “the most beautiful music [she] ever heard in [her] life” could negatively affect Barack’s anti-Born Alive Act ideology. After all, Beyoncé did dance up a storm in a Michelle-inspired “Move Your Body” video and then went on to sign a $50-million deal with PepsiCo, apparently without a thought as to how becoming the face of Pepsi could undermine Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move”-away-from-sugar initiative.

America knows where Barack Obama stands on the issue of abortion. However, it is confusing when a superstar like Beyoncé says things about pregnancy like “It is the most powerful creation for you to be able to have life growing inside of you. There is no bigger gift, nothing more empowering” – and then endorses a president who believes that saying when life begins is “above [his] pay grade.”

After the 2012 birth of Mr. and Mrs. Carter’s daughter Blue Ivy, in an interview with U.K.’s Star Magazine, Beyoncé said, “You have the instant connection once you know your child is growing inside you…from the time I knew I was pregnant we have been parents.” Sentiments like those indicate that Beyoncé didn’t read the Planned Parenthood talking points memo prior to the interview.

And it gets better. According to Beyoncé – one of Barack Obama’s biggest celebrity supporters – if you’re pregnant, you’re carrying “a child” and are being granted “an opportunity to bring a life into the world.”

In Life is but a Dream, Beyoncé continues the pro-life theme when she shares her sadness over the loss of her first baby in the early stages of pregnancy. The young mother said that when she first heard the baby’s heartbeat, she immediately picked out a name and “envisioned what [the] child would look like.”

In a prior interview, the megastar had already discussed that devastating loss. Beyoncé said that upon learning that there was no longer a heartbeat, she went to the studio and penned and then sang a song she called “the saddest [she had] ever written.” The words to the unnamed track are those of a bereaved mother telling a baby that would never to be born, “I’m longing for your heartbeat, heartbeat.”

By being such a staunch supporter of Barack Obama, and then sharing  maternal feelings toward an unborn child with a name and a face,  Beyoncé certainly does nothing to reinforce the “blob of cells” argument that liberals depend upon when justifying abortion.

Beyoncé also expressed the strong belief that a miscarriage teaches a woman things about pregnancy – “Especially after losing a child, the pain and trauma from that just makes it mean so much more to get an opportunity to bring a life into the world.”

Two years after her miscarriage, Beyoncé was blessed when she conceived Blue Ivy. In the documentary, the 17-time Grammy-winner rubbed and cradled her swollen belly on camera and showed clips of her announcing her pregnancy on the MTV Music Awards show in 2011. It was there that Beyoncé looked into the camera and said that the “baby wants to introduce herself.”

With all the heartbeat talk and the black-and-white sonogram popping up on the TV screen, one would think Planned Parenthood would request that the documentary be removed from prime time for supporting “informed consent” and promoting what the abortion-backers refers to as an “invasive procedure.”

The documentary even included intimate footage of Beyoncé preparing to give birth and husband and rapper Jay-Z awaiting the baby’s arrival. After the precious Blue Ivy Carter was born, Beyoncé said that “I felt like God was giving me a chance to assist in a miracle.” He certainly was!

A Murder Worth Committing?

marybeth-williams-for-excerpt1Originally posted at Live Action News

Prolific columnist Mary Elizabeth Williams describes herself as a “writer, consultant, and radio commentator with about a thousand years experience, give or take a century.” The sassy Mary Elizabeth, author of the memoir Gimme Shelter: My Three Years Searching for the American Dream, is also a staff writer at Salon.com. Almost daily, Mary, or MEW for short, churns out an opinion piece or two where she rants on about whatever is current in Hollywood, politics, breaking news, and religion.

Although Williams describes herself as a “practicing Catholic,” she recently wrote a piece with the provocative tag line: “I believe that life starts at conception. And it’s never stopped me from being pro-choice.” The article that followed was entitled “So what if abortion ends life?”

Based on the subject of that article, and judging from her Catholic-school name of Mary Elizabeth, there’s a good chance that although the columnist rejects the Roman Catholic doctrine on the sanctity of life, she still believes that there is merit in going to confession.

On the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, Ms. Mary managed to do what pro-choice people have simply refused to do, and that is to admit that abortion is killing. Not only that, but Ms. Williams also had the chutzpah to admit that executing a pre-born child on a whim is a perfectly acceptable option.

In the article, it seems that Williams’s goal was to defuse what she sees as a pro-life ploy. Mary E. maintains that the reason why pro-life advocates try to convince pro-choicers that a baby is alive from the moment of conception is to prove that having an abortion takes a life. MEW thinks pro-lifers believe that once the “life” aspect is acknowledged, that realization has the power to morally sway those who devalue life to rethink the pro-choice position.

Mary suggests that pro-choicers intrinsically know but won’t admit that a fetus is a living being because they believe that if they did, they’d “flub it for the cause.” Therefore, Williams takes it upon herself to exhort pro-choice America to go ahead and admit that a fetus is alive, and then admit that the knowledge that a fetus is living in no way impacts their decision to have an abortion.  Williams contends that by admitting to those beliefs, the word “life” is thereby neutralized and the “anti-choice lobby” disarmed.

Amazingly, it took Catholic-girl honesty to explain to the abortion-happy left that the 40-year-old “fetus is not a life” argument has been “illogically contradictory.” Mary brings up the irrational inconsistency often exhibited in liberal women when their wanting a child is what magically transforms material for a red bio-hazard bag into a precious cuddly baby. Williams also points out, and rightly so, that “[f]etuses aren’t selective[.] … They don’t qualify as human life only if they’re intended to be born.”

In her column, Ms. Williams also chides the death-culture faithful for allowing “archconservatives [to] browbeat” them with the concept of life and use “scare tactics” and “indefensible violation[s]” such as “forced ultrasound[s].” To Mary Elizabeth, it matters not if the ultrasound shows a dimpled baby hiccuping or sucking its thumb. So what if the screen proves that the child is alive, feels pain, and winces? In Williams’s opinion, it’s time for those Americans who believe in “unrestrictive reproductive freedom” to stop hiding behind words like “choice” and “reproductive rights” and buck up and admit that to them, slaughtering 60 million defenseless babies is really no big deal.

Liberal Mary Elizabeth confesses that her philosophy comes from her conviction that “[a]ll life is not equal.” Therefore, a human being growing inside a woman’s womb, based on location alone, is at its mother’s mercy, and well it should be. According to Williams, “[Mom’s] the boss. Her life and what is right for her circumstances and her health should automatically trump the rights of the non-autonomous entity inside of her. Always.”

To further underscore the “a life worth sacrificing” argument, Mary Elizabeth Williams plays the moral equivalency card. According to the Salon.com writer, Americans kill people all the time, or what she clinically calls making “choices about life.”

Williams contends that Americans make “choices about life” concerning “men and women in other countries” when we bomb them; “we make them about prisoners in our penal system” when we execute convicted murderers; and “we make them about patients with terminal illnesses and accident victims” by ending their lives when we accidentally trip over the cord to Granny’s respirator and unplug it from the wall. Therefore, killing a baby shouldn’t be viewed as much different.

Despite her macabre argument, Mary Elizabeth Williams herself is sick with Stage 4 distant metastatic melanoma that has spread over her body by spreading from her scalp to her lungs and bloodstream.

Ironically, the woman advocating for taking the lives of the helpless is desperately trying to save her own life; she is currently at the mercy of an experimental Phase 1 immunotherapy trial at Sloan-Kettering in New York City. If doctors were to consider Mary’s life “a life worth sacrificing,” she’d probably already be dead (we hope she recovers). Yet even now, if she learned she was with child, Mary would still say, “You bet your ass I’d have an abortion. I’d have the World’s Greatest Abortion.”

Abortion or no abortion, the motivating factor for MEW writing the coldly candid abortion-rights advice column might be that as cancer stalks her mid-life years, being a penitent Catholic/“non-extreme Christian” and all, she may have felt moved to come clean and admit that abortion is indeed ending a life. And as shocking as that admission is, kudos to Mary Elizabeth Williams for stepping forward on behalf of pro-choice Americans and confirming that for some, butchering the unborn, partially born, or a baby born alive during a botched abortion is a murder she and they consider well worth committing.

Shock Comic Sarah Silverman Tweets Abortion Gag

Originally posted at Breitbart’s BIG Hollywood

People who enjoy great comedy know that the biggest laughs are rooted in truth, which is why Sarah Silverman, that irreverent purveyor of jaw-droppingly sick humor, is so hilarious – albeit to a small group of people.

Only a liberal woman of Sarah’s brilliance would have the perverted ingenuity to exploit social media for laughs by mocking the slaughter of innocents. If Hideki Tojo, a man responsible for killing 5,000,000 civilians during World War II, were alive today, he probably would be one of Sarah Silverman’s biggest fans.

Worried that Roe v. Wade could be overturned and to call attention to the “Republican War on Women,” Silverman recently made comedic use of two iPhone photos, Twitter, and a burrito.

Showing off her abilities, Sarah tweeted side-by-side “before-and-after” photos of herself. One photo, post-burrito, depicted Sarah Silverman appearing to be six months pregnant.  The “after” photo showed Sarah with her previously-bloated stomach flat as a board.

The @SarahKSilverman photograph was accompanied by a caption that read, “Got a quickie aborsh in case R v W gets overturned.”  Now how side-splittingly funny is that?

Liberals in general are a comical group. But a high-profile comedian like Sarah Silverman throwing her burrito-assisted weight behind the right to choose and making a lighthearted political statement with a pre/post abortion snapshot gag, in liberal circles, is probably heralded as pure genius. Who knows, maybe the edgy Twitter recognition will win Sarah Silverman another Creative Arts Emmy.

Surprisingly, Sarah’s pro-choice tweet was not her first public commemoration of Roe v. Wade. On her Comedy Central show Silverman had already starred in an amusing “Abortion Montage” where she reminisced about her own three abortions while Green Day’s “Time of Your Life” provided a faux-poignant soundtrack for double the laughs.

Furthermore, always fair-minded, Sarah Silverman simply refuses to discriminate.  In the past, the Jewish comedian has even entertained her fans with genocide jokes. Sarah claims her grandmother survived a Nazi death camp. In her movie “Jesus is Magic” she expressed gratitude that grandma, whom Sarah claimed “Sported a vanity tattoo that said ‘Bedazzled,’” stayed at “one of the better concentration camps.”

Again – side-splitting

A philosophy that terrifies the pro-choice crowd is that of humorless conservatives who believe violently removing a tiny, living human being from its mother’s womb has no place in civil society, let alone stand-up comedy. Compounding that fear is the all-but-certain Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney vowing that, if elected, he would “work to reverse Roe v. Wade” and leave the abortion issue decision “up to individual states and the Supreme Court.”

With that in mind, it stands to reason that the more highly evolved connoisseurs of Sarah Silverman-style humor would “applaud the high profile personality for using her trademark sarcasm to directly comment on the possibility the Roe v. Wade decision may be overturned in the U.S.”

As a matter of fact, in response to the vile, disturbing “quickie aborsh” tweet, the bawdy Silverman has received a “wave of support from hundreds … voicing liberal pro-choice beliefs,” and kudos from those who appreciate a “strong and simple point about the ongoing War on Women.”

More recently, confirming the Democrat view that he’s “wooden and robotic,” Mitt Romney expressed the straitlaced, puritanical view that “People of both political parties know that more than a million abortions a year cannot be squared with the good heart of America.” Somebody should inform the stodgy Romney that in liberal circles, abortion is not only a woman’s Constitutional right; it’s also outstanding fodder for some very funny jokes!

Nonetheless, Mitt Romney and all his “good heart” claptrap has proven again that besides being rich and out of touch, he obviously lacks the sense of humor that would have made Adolf Hitler, Pol Pot, and Adi Amin enjoy the brand of abortion-based wittiness that has made a star out of Sarah Silverman, America’s queen of shock jocularity.

Barack Obama’s ‘Doubtful’ Easter Message

Originally posted at American Thinker blog

As a group, liberals are experts on everything, so it’s no surprise that part-time Christian/full-time champion of choice Barack Obama would feel comfortable preaching from the Scripture.

At the April 4th Easter Prayer Breakfast, zealous abortion advocate Barack Obama gave a room full of Christian ministers new insight into the One who ordains and gives life.

Taking to the pulpit, Obama said Jesus had “doubts.” The President pontificated: “For like us, Jesus knew doubt. Like us, Jesus knew fear. In the garden of Gethsemane, with attackers closing in around him, Jesus told His disciples, ‘my soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death’.”

Stressing the humanity of Christ, Obama shared his views of Jesus’ struggles prior to being arrested the night before He was crucified, saying, “He fell to his knees, pleading with his Father, saying, ‘If it is possible, may this cup be taken from me.’ And yet, in the end, he confronted his fear with words of humble surrender, saying, ‘If it is not possible for this cup to be taken away unless I drink it, may your will be done.'”  Now there’s a prayer Americans should be reciting daily.

Obama continued: “So it is only because Jesus conquered his own anguish, conquered his fear, that we’re able to celebrate the resurrection.”

The Bible says in Hebrews “Now [if] faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see,” then fear, the opposite of faith, is the substance of things feared and fear – which is lack of faith – is sin and Jesus the spotless Lamb never sinned.

Maybe Barack Obama didn’t realize that the Jesus he portrayed as fearful commanded his disciples to be ‘anxious’ for nothing. So, in preparation for next year’s Easter Prayer Breakfast, instead of going to Martha’s Vineyard the Theologian-in-Chief should spend the summer reviewing the Scriptures in remedial Bible school.

In the meantime, while preaching to the breakfasting ministers Obama said, “We all have experiences that shake our faith. There are times where we have questions for God’s plan relative to us. But that’s precisely when we should remember Christ’s own doubts and eventually his own triumph.”

Two questions come to mind here: Was Obama comparing his personal plans, doubts, and impending triumphs with Jesus’ death and resurrection?  The second is: Jesus doubted?

To doubt is to be “undecided or skeptical about…to disbelieve and distrust.” Sorry Mr. Obama, your foray into Biblical exegesis leaves a lot to be desired. Jesus never doubted, nor was He undecided about the mission set before Him. Jesus epitomized steely determination and unflinching certainty.

Alan Schreck, professor of theology at Franciscan University of Steubenville, addressed Obama’s premise saying, “My question is what would [Jesus] be doubting? … I don’t think there is any real context that I could understand to say Jesus doubted.”

True enough, Professor Schreck, but what you don’t understand is that Barack Obama belongs to an exclusive sect of Christianity where liberal believers create their own personal religion. For example, champion-of-choice Barack Obama would probably preach Christ crucified and resurrected from the dead over breakfast and increased funding for Planned Parenthood over dinner.

Therefore, in light of his expertise, here’s a question for Reverend Obama: If Jesus is God and was really sent from His father to the womb of a virgin so that He could redeem mankind, did redemption hinge solely on Mary choosing to forgo an abortion?

 

Tyler Perry’s Abortion Confusion

Originally posted at American Thinker blog

Recently, it was uplifting to hear actor/director/playwright/producer/author/songwriter Tyler Perry speak so movingly at the funeral of his friend, the late Whitney Houston. Broadcast live from the New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, New Jersey, Tyler Perry gave tribute to Whitney and in doing so, at least for a few minutes, transported a largely godless nation to church for the afternoon.

According to self-professed Christian Tyler Perry, despite Houston’s struggle with addictions, hardships, a failed marriage, and times that were sad and tough, her constant response to the pain and heaviness that accompanied life’s many trials was “But the Lord.” Perry expressed to a congregation of mourners that, despite her tragic, untimely death, as her friend he was thankful for all that God had done in Whitney’s life and how, through it all, she still loved and trusted God.

Then Perry made a statement, which, for those who have ears to hear, could only be interpreted, as pro-life. Sounding like a fired-up preacher, he said that it was grace that “carried [Whitney] from heaven down through Miss Cissy Houston,” and into the world where she lived her life.

Despite Perry’s controversial movie, which depicts a back alley abortion, For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Not Enuf, one could only glean from such a statement that this strong Christian man believes life is ordained by God and every child is “carried…from heaven down through” the womb that carries and births aperson into the world.

But less than a month later, the man who inspired a nation at Whitney Houston’s funeral followed up his sermon by hosting a fundraiser in his home to raise campaign funds for the most resolutely pro-abortion politician to ever hold office in any capacity. The lesson he preached to the nation was lost on him.

Incessantly trawling for campaign cash, President Obama flew to Atlanta on a whirlwind money-grab for three of six fundraisers, one of which was held in the elegant home of the same Tyler Perry who, a few weeks earlier when speaking about Whitney Houston, quoted from the book of Romans, saying, “For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

Ironically, one verse prior to the Scripture Perry quoted in his stirring oratory at Houston’s God and Scripture-filled funeral, Paul the Apostle speaks of those who “face death all day long…[and are] considered as sheep to be slaughtered.”

Yes, Mr. Perry, there is an ongoing government-sanctioned slaughter of the innocent that is taking place in America today, one approved of and heartily promoted by the president you endorse, a president who frequently reaffirms his unshakable commitment to abortion while also publicly avowing to have deep Christian faith.

Tyler Perry once said, “It doesn’t matter if a million people tell you what you can’t do, or if ten million tell you no. If you get one yes from God that’s all you need.”

Unless, of course, after God’s “Yes” ordains your life into existence your mother chooses to say “No.” Tyler Perry can share God-centered eulogies all day long, but by supporting Barack Obama for president, what he’s saying is that when it comes to the rights of the unborn, even God’s “Yes” must submit to choice.

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