Sunday, January 18, 2009

Aggressively Christian?

Episcopal "Bishop" V. Gene Robinson, commenting in The New York Times about past inaugural prayers, has said that he was "horrified" to discover how "specifically and aggressively Christian they were." Mr. Robinson has already said that his inaugural prayer will not be "especially Christian" and that he will not be using a Bible (see here).

Catholic League president Bill Donohue was right when he said that, "Obama has chosen a man who offends Catholics as much as he does Protestants. If that’s his idea of inclusion, he can keep it." Obama's idea of "inclusion" and "tolerance" is a sham. Radical homosexual activists have shown their true colors. So has Obama.

More on Gene Robinson here.

3 comments:

Stewart said...

Kissinger and many on Obama's staff are aggressively globalist as they push for a New World Order:
http://www.iht.com/articles/2009/01/12/opinion/edkissinger
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Marie Tremblay said...

The war on Christian prayer and invoking Jesus' name in public is intensifying:

High court turns away VA prayer case
Charlie Butts - OneNewsNow - 1/13/2009 12:25:00 PM

The Supreme Court has refused to hear a case involving prayers at Fredericksburg, Virginia, city council meetings.

The lawsuit was filed by The Rutherford Institute on behalf of city council member Hashmel Turner. The council implemented a policy permitting only nondenominational prayers after the American Civil Liberties Union threatened to sue over Rev. Turner's prayers. He then sued the city, claiming the restriction on his prayers was unconstitutional. The Fourth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled his prayers were government speech, not individual expression -- and therefore were not protected.

Institute founder John Whitehead explains the high court's refusal to hear the case leaves many municipalities up in the air.

"What upset Rev. Turner was he was referring to 'Almighty God,' 'Heavenly Father' -- and he said 'What's the difference? Why can't I mention Jesus' name?'" says the attorney. "And so we filed a lawsuit. And the fact that the Supreme Court is not going decide this issue, which is a big issue across the country, a lot of city councils don't know what to do now. They just don't."

Whitehead, however, remains optimistic. He says refusal to hear Turner v. City Council of Fredericksburg does not mean the issue has been decided with any finality because other cases could be taken to the high court.

"In the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, which covers Virginia and Maryland and a few other states, you can't [pray in Jesus' name]," he shares. "But in some other parts of the country there have been some more-favorable court decisions which have allowed prayers in Jesus' name or Allah's name. But in this particular court of appeals' [jurisdiction] you can't do it now."

The attorney is hopeful one of those cases with a positive ruling will be accepted by the Supreme Court at some point in the future.

Meanwhile, Turner tells The Associated Press that he has no plans to change the way he prays -- so the council no longer lets him deliver invocations.

Nancy said...

The irony is that apparently there were some technical problems with Robinson's microphone so nobody actually heard any of his "prayer" except for maybe the last sentence.

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