Obama Decrees Faith Groups must choose: God or Guv’ment?

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Obama forces religious groups to choose between God and Guv’ment: For any believers still on the fence about our current commander’s convictions, let him be clear…he doesn’t believe in the “separation of church and state” either. He will tell you what to believe and how to behave, or else.

Barack Obama announced his newest executive edict (right as the 2014 campaign cycle heats up, by the way) that declares all groups who receive federal contracts must either be willing to hire LGBT workers or give up federal funding. Which is his characteristically-illegal way of demanding that religious groups “choose ye this day who you will serve.” Either obey God’s morality or government’s…there is no middle ground.

We’ve always known tolerance is a one-way street: what happens if a governor withholds funding for groups that obey a dissenting morality (Planned Parenthood, for example)? The Feds threaten to pull their/our money. It’s their favorite (and only non-brutal) recourse.

So while Obama again attempts to bully charity groups on behalf of the tolerance mob, he’s teaching us a valuable lesson in government bribery.

What if faith groups just said “no” to the drug of government dollars? The guv’ment would probably still come begging for your help, but their demands would hold no sway. Then religious groups, like most foreign countries, could laugh at Obama’s attempts to threaten them, and assert the only real response to his bullying: “bring it on.”

Peace in the Middle East, by John Kerry: After a violent weekend between Israel and Hamas, Secretary of State John Kerry is headed to Cairo today to promote a new peace agreement. Kerry’s new sense of urgency was caught on an open mic just before his interview with Fox News Sunday.

“It’s a hell of a pinpoint operation, it’s a hell of a pinpoint operation,” Kerry said to an aide on the phone, with some measure of frustration. His comments seemed to be criticizing the Israeli government’s assurances about the limited scope of its attack and ground invasion of Gaza.

And trust him, John Kerry knows his “pinpricks” (ahem, Syria). But he also stated that Israel has the right to defend itself, which one might presume means when your enemy keeps firing rockets at you, you need to stop the threat.

On Sunday, Obama called for an “immediate ceasefire” between Israel and Hamas…which will probably work about as well as the last one, one Israel agreed and Hamas kept on shooting. But this time John Kerry is at the helm. Get ready for peace, everyone.

Hillary- Hates Growth (?) but likes the GOP Establishment:” “Growth is the handmaiden of inequality.” I’m not sure those words mean what she thinks they mean…but she sure said them. In an interview with Charlie Rose on PBS, Hillary Clinton attempted to make the case that her statist policies promote more economic growth, when she dropped this verbal tangle:

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“You have to run a very specific campaign that talks about the changes you want to make in order to tackle growth, which is the handmaiden of inequality.”

Clinton’s sentence through a word-nerd’s filter:
1) Who wants to “tackle growth”? I thought a growing thriving economy is what we want to experience, not prevent.
2) Everyone needs to stop using the word “growth.” It’s not a tumor… it’s money in your pocket, it’s building your dream, it’s unlimited potential. Try “freedom,” instead.
3) A handmaiden is a servant, something that assists in an essential way. So Hillary is saying that growth is the “right-hand man” of inequality. Probably the exact opposite of her intended meaning…which is why she’s exactly right.

Economic growth does serve “inequality,” because people are unequal in skill and ability. I’m unequal to a brain surgeon’s skill, but I’m skilled in radio production. I don’t deserve a brain surgeon’s salary, but I can earn a living in other ways, if my skills fill other needs.  I can’t grow if I start at the bottom and stay there. I want to keep striving for better, growing my ability and my prosperity so I can have a better life and bless other’s lives. I don’t want to be “equal,” I want to be excellent.

Clinton may not like “growth” but she does like the GOP Establishment.

“Finally, the Republican establishment and their business supporters have woken up,” she crowed, since they’re proving that “the Tea Party can be beaten. That has been demonstrated. They can be beaten because their — their agenda is very radical.”

Those remarks coming after trumpeting Obama shoving Obamacare through “relentlessly,” no matter the consequences.
Obvious point 1: Hillary’s a hypocrite.
Obviously Point 2: The GOP Establishment agrees with her, and will fight with her, against you.
No More Christians in Mosul: Breitbart News reports the last Christian has left Iraq’s second largest city of Mosul on Saturday, ending over 6,000 years of Assyrian history in the city.

Assyrians have lived in Mosul for over 6,000 years, converting to Christianity over 2,000 years ago. This all came to an end on Saturday, when the last Assyrian Christian left the city.

On Thursday, July 17th, the Islamic State (IS)– formerly the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS)– released a statement demanding the Christians in Mosul either to convert to Islam, paying the jizya (tax on non-Muslims), leave the city, or be killed. The threat was to be implemented on Saturday, and by noon, every Christian had chosen to leave.

Since the U.S. invasion in 2003, over 1 million Christians have been exiled from Iraq, leaving only around 300,000 left in the country today.

Tera Dahl from the Council on Global Security says many Iraqi Christians are blaming the U.S. for leaving Iraq in a way that gave the jihadists an opportunity.

“They think that it was a serious mistake for the U.S. to “give Iraq to Iran,” allowing Tehran to have a major influence in the Iraqi Parliament.”

And they are warning the rest of the world that these are international terrorists that did not only come from Iraq, nor will they be contained within Iraq: “These jihadists will eventually go home to their countries, to Canada, England and the U.S.” said one.

 



  • http://www.jeffvoegtlin.com Dr. Jeff Voegtlin

    “Assyrians have lived in Mosul for over 6,000 years, converting to Christianity over 2,000 years ago. This all came to an end on Saturday, when the last Assyrian Christian left the city.”

    Christianity didn’t exist “over 2000 years ago.” Christ was here but redemption wasn’t paid yet.

    Just a minor issue. I appreciated the article.

    • Truth Seeker

      NIT-PICKER

    • Flee Babylon

      Don’t strain that doctorate with that big contribution.

  • http://www.bibleversusconstitution.org/ Ted R. Weiland

    Rebekah Maxwell: “Obama Decrees Faith Groups must choose: God or Guv’ment?”

    THANKS to the late 1700 founders! This could have never occurred had they (like their 1600 Christian predecessors) established society upon Yahweh’s immutable morality as reflected in His perfect law and altogether righteous judgments (Psalm 19:7-11), instead of their
    Enlightenment and Masonic concepts.

    Had the constitutional framers established government upon Yahweh’s moral commandments, statutes, and judgments (including Leviticus 18:22 & 20:13), there would no homosexual agenda today because no sodomite or lesbian would dare risk exposing themselves by petitioning government for their “rights.” Furthermore, there would be no President facilitating their agenda. In fact, had the framers, in Article 6, not banned Christians tests and with them Biblical qualifications, Obama wouldn’t be President in the first place.

    For more on how Yahweh’s immutable triune moral law applies and should be implemented today, see “Law and Kingdom: Their Relevance Under the New Covenant” at
    http://www.bibleversusconstitution.org/law-kingdomFrame.html.

    Then be sure to check out our Constitution Survey in the right-hand sidebar by which you’ll receive a complimentary copy of a book that EXAMINES the Constitution by the Bible.

    • Ryan

      Your website should have paid it’s rent

    • Ryan

      “yahweh” is the OLD testament god and is repulsive to Christians because it is a WAR GOD.
      There is a REASON Jesus “closed” the OLD (WAR god) testament and opened the NEW (LOVE/FORGIVING god) testament.
      There is a REASON Jesus “closed” the OLD (WAR) covenant and opened the NEW (LOVE) covenant.
      The PALESTINIANS are the descendants of HOLOCAUST SURVIVORS. HOLOCAUST by ISRAEL.
      The Canaanites/Amorites/Philistines/Midianites/PALESTINIANS were in PALESTINE long before Israel was even thought of. The PALESTINIAN’s ancestors were there when ABRAHAM passed through from Babylon/Ur …… How else could Moses/Israel BRAG about exterminating/”SHOAHing” them !?!?!?!
      Israel’s “claim” to Palestine is based entirely on War Crimes and GENOCIDE.
      Deuteronomy 15:6 “For the LORD thy God blesseth thee, as he promised thee: and thou shalt lend unto many nations, but thou shalt not borrow; and thou shalt reign over many nations, but they shall not reign over thee.”
      Deuteronomy 7:16, 20:16 “And thou shalt consume all the peoples which the Lord thy God shall deliver unto thee; thine eye shall not pity them…thou shalt save alive nothing that breatheth.”
      These passages are the very foundation of Israel’s “claim” to the land of Palestine (in the book THEY WROTE)
      Aside from the fact that they wrote their own “deed” without consulting the land OWNERS,
      is it CHRISTian to live by MIGHT MAKES RIGHT? Should we return Europe to the NAZIS?
      Deuteronomy 3:18 and I commanded you at that time, saying, The Lord your God hath given you this land to possess it: ye shall pass over armed before your brethren the children of Israel, all that are meet for the war.
      KILL THE SICK and CRIPPLED
      Numbers c.5 v.2-4
      KILL HOMOSEXUALS
      Leviticus c.20 v.13 well, really the whole chapter
      KILL ALL DISSIDENTS:
      Exodus c.32 v.27
      Numbers c.11 v.1-2
      Numbers c.16 all
      Numbers c.21 v.5-6
      Numbers v.26 v.10
      KILL anyone who engages in “DIVERSITY” or “INTEGRATION”
      Numbers v25 v.4-8
      Deuteronomy c.14 v.2
      DEHUMANIZE and then EXTERMINATE ALL NON-MEMBERS:
      Numbers c.21 v.03 Canaanites
      Numbers c.21 v.24 Amorites
      Numbers c.21 v.33-35 Bashan
      Numbers c.31 all Midianites
      Numbers c.32 v. more Amorites
      Deuteronomy c.2 v.34 People of Heshbon
      Deuteronomy c.3 v.6 really the whole chapter. threescore cities
      Joshua c.12 A list of victims of Israeli GENOCIDE
      Where are THEIR “holocaust” Memorials!
      OCCUPY YOUR VICTIM’S DWELLINGS/LAND
      Numbers c.21 v.25
      Numbers c.32 v.39
      Numbers c.33 v.53
      (just to name a FEW)
      GENOCIDE CODIFIED IN THEIR RELIGION
      Numbers c.33 v.31-34
      Deuteronomy c.7 v.2
      Deuteronomy c.12 v.28-30
      Deuteronomy c.20 v.11-16
      TERRORISM CODIFIED IN THEIR RELIGION
      Deuteronomy c.2 v.2
      Deuteronomy c.7 v.1
      Jews SELF-anointed “The CHOSEN People of GOD”
      Nazis SELF-anointed “The CHOSEN People of GENETICS”.
      TODAY Israel states that it is creating “A PURE Jewish State”
      YESTERDAY the Nazis were creating “A PURE German State”

      • http://www.bibleversusconstitution.org/ Ted R. Weiland

        Proverbs 26:4

      • Bill Kincaid

        Ryan
        You might want to read the last book of the NT
        The God of war returns

        • Ryan

          The bible is nothing but a collection of plagiarized myths from mutliple cultures and has ZERO “cultural linkage” to non Semitic people.

  • RobGoetzSr

    Obama is assuming powers “NOT” granted to him by the Constitution… AND CONGRESS IS ALLOWING HIM TO DO IT! Article 1, Section 1 of the Constitution is clear… ALL AUTHORITY TO MAKE LAW IS DELEGATED TO CONGRESS ALONE. Congress is shirking from it’s duty, call them!

    • what the

      Call them what? A-holes! I think we are way past the point where they give a rats arss about what you or I think! If a Princeton (liberal college) study says we count for less than 3% of their interest, you know we mean nothing to them!

    • teller123

      And considering I have zero faith in our elections being on the up and up I see no reason. I signed every petition I could and I am now fully awake. These people do not care about us. They have an agenda and they are pushing that agenda. It isn’t good for us and most people are completely in the dark about what is happening right in front of their faces. They think the news will tell us if we need to know about it. We are being lied to 24/7 by both media and government,
      Name one thing in your whole life that the Federal Government has fixed that was broken, has changed to make it better for us or that operated efficiently and benefits the people in this nation? I am in my 50’s and every 4 years I hear a bunch of a-holes run all over the country spending massive amounts of money promising they are going to fix this and reform that and I cannot look at one damn thing any of them have delivered on in all these years. Nothing. Not only that once elected they betray the voters and do a complete turn around. Obama has done exactly the opposite of what he promised. Lying to get elected should not be legal let alone all the other things these people have gotten away with. Taxes are a bigger mess then ever, waste and fraud is enough money to fix ss, medicare and the va problems, corruption is beyond anything I could have imagined 10 years ago and we are so far in debt anyone that understands what 1 trillion dollars is cannot possibly think this is even remotely possible to fix. I am so sorry you are still at the point that you think calling your congressman will make a difference. At this point in time the only thing we can do to fix this is to quite literally drag those people from office and throw them in jail. Then we need to tear it all down and start over again. We are way too late and it’s our fault. There have been many, many people warning us over the years but we did not listen because MSM told us they were extremists and crazy conspiracy theorists. Go back and listen to some of the predictions those people made years ago and they are reading like today’s headlines.

      • RobGoetzSr

        You are absolutely correct in not trusting our elections… I am a former Election Judge and believe me, Chicago is indeed the father of voter fraud! When I quit, I had two pending cases from 2012, that I’d run to the top of the ladder ! To my knowlege, they were never acted upon.

  • libertyluvur

    Since silly hilly and the rest of her left wing, alinsky mob think the taxed enough already folks are “radicals”, let’s look at what they think are radical ideas
    lower taxes
    less regulations
    smaller government
    adhere to the Constitution
    Close many, if not most, of useless gov depts like IRS, EPA, Dept of Ed etc
    sell all empty gov buildings
    open fed lands (the peoples land) to fracking
    return to state’s rights
    and others
    Yea, boy, that’s some pretty radical stuff alright

  • Dexter

    I for one will choose my God over my government any day and every day , Mr. Obama needs to get off his high horse and quit thinking he is more than he really is… You may persuade some but God will have his day of Judgement and when that day comes you will feel his wrath O’BAMA, I do not know why this scum is allowed to sit in our white house and further more I can not believe the American people do not have the back bone to impeach him and the Clintons reid and the rest of his corrupt staff need to be tried for treason along with Obama, he has broken more laws than any other president..

    • madashell

      I second that, as for me and my family we choose to serve the Lord. I pray you turn from your wickedness Obama before it is too late, as God will not be mocked, God gave us this country and God will take it away. Babylon will be destroyed in 1 hour.

      • Dexter

        Amen!!!

    • RobGoetzSr

      Amen Brother!!!

  • usmcmailman

    Muslim Obama has enough problems already !

  • JCW

    But if serving the LORD seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the LORD.”

    Joshua 24:15

  • Seldom Seen Kid

    “…for I have sworn upon the altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.” Thomas Jefferson
    It is time to take that oath, my friends!

  • John

    I choose GOD ALMIGHTY, creator of Heaven and Earth.

    • evoval

      Just to be clear, your not referring to Obama right?

  • Panda

    Well, that’s easy, I choose GOD.

  • Jason Weishaupt

    Like most fony Christians they will choose the guberment teet.

  • 2 Corinthians 10:4-5 BET THAT

    Obama is a dick.
    That means Obama’s handlers fondle dick.

  • Boo0

    I say God. The *ucking gobberment has done nothing but take as much as they can. God only wants 10%.

    • Diana

      I’d chose God over any government anywhere.

  • Dave in Oregon

    AS FOR ME AND MY HOUSE, WE WILL SERVE THE LORD. onucklehead is not god, or a savior, he distroyes everything he touches, and is working very hard to distroy our nation.

  • Ryan

    Churches should refuse to feed anymore of the hungry or clothe the naked —- the government depends on churches to “relieve pressure”. If the People would see/realize their problems stem from the government mismanagement …….. there would be changes. As it is the churches keep “saving” the incompetent Politicians.
    P.S. this is a PERFECT example of “make no laws with respect to religion”

  • Ryan

    You all packed for CAMP ? The Battle of FEMA-CAMP-GAZA …… FEMA-CAMP-GAZA …….. “conservatives” running around getting the vapors over FEMA CAMPS need to WAKE UP. Who is training the GUARDS for FEMA camps? ISRAEL.

    • ^Kings_kid^

      your an idiot if you think Israel is training guards for the fema camps.

  • JJ

    Read the Obama Antichrist warnings/prophecies that God gave to prophet Linda Newkirk right after he was elected. They are very sobering. http://www.revelation12.ca

    • ^Kings_kid^

      Obama is not the Antichrist, The Antichrist will be from islam but he will be Allah and will come with a false prophet islam calls Jesus the Jesus of the Bible is different than the jesus of the quran do the research.

  • Diana

    This foreign-national, poster child for pervasion makes it a no brainer.

  • ^Kings_kid^

    obama knows what he can do with his government, i will not convert to his ways obama is a fool and always will be.

  • what the

    And, obummer says “But keep paying your taxes you good little Americans, so we may continue to provide services to these immoral liberal groups, fund abortion, spy on everyone, provide weapons to terrorists, provide pay to the border patrol we told to stand down, increase the police state, and of course to fight wars, and more wars! You little worthless minions!”

  • BillRind

    Screw the Islamic Marxist and the pale horse he rode in on.

  • John

    Seems pretty simple to me. If these organizations want to be bigots, they just need to stop accepting the government contracts. They can still hire whomever they want.

  • patriot156

    IF Guv’ment is funding churches they shouldn’t be in the first place so if so their screwed.
    that’s whats meant by not recognising church in the first place.
    If not then Guv’ment has no say in how religious groups do their business, at least that’s how it was written.

  • Thomas Rice

    I take God,
    My Faith,
    And fellowship,
    We can get rid of this government and replace it with a representative government assured by the founders and our constitution.

  • NotAHappyCamper

    You poor, poor sniveling immature babies, wah, wah, wah……. Sometimes you Idiots need to be forced to do the right thing, when you would rather keep their heads in the sand.

    Watch this 1:38 video about homosexuality and Christendom.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=abcj6kSkO1A

    it focuses on fundamentalist preachers and prominent men and women in the church who had “Gay” children, and what they had to go through to understand why Christians hate and fear homosexuals. Yeah, so you hate gays. Get over yourselves. I challenge you to watch it all the way through, and gain an understanding of just what your religious convictions are doing to society.

    Fundamentalism requires no more than a minimal IQ and little education. I don’t care what religious affiliations you have. All religions are based on fear and control. Is this what you really want from a belief system?

    It is time to wake up people. Education is waking the world to the horrors attributed to all types of fundamentalism, be they Christian, Muslim, or what have you. There is much whining and moaning about how Christendom is losing parishioners, but yet fundamentalist do not bother, or want to gain an understanding that hate, control, and bigotry which are the foundations of a control mechanism used by sociopaths, are the antithesis of spirituality.

  • Dewey Olsen

    The Struggle within America—Isaiah Saw It All!
    by Avraham Gileadi Ph.D.

    Many regard Isaiah’s prophecy as a sealed book. Who does it address, only people in the past? A key to this mystery exists in the linear and synchronous structures that govern the book of Isaiah. These enable us to read it as a prophecy about the past but also as a prediction of the future. The book of Isaiah, in other words, serves a twofold purpose. Without taking anything away from what happened in the past, it uses the past as an allegory of the future. In that case, persons and nations of Isaiah’s day typify ones who perform similar roles at the end of the world. The names of past persons and nations function as codenames for their endtime counterparts.

    The importance of understanding Isaiah’s message increases daily as world events line up like planets for the fulfillment of his prophecy. Under the codename “Egypt”—the great superpower of Isaiah’s day—America is predicted to suffer spiritual decline, political ineptitude, economic collapse, internal anarchy, and invasion by a foreign military world power from the North—a latter-day “Assyria.” On the other hand, a community of covenanters in “Egypt” will turn back to Jehovah,
    who will send them a savior and deliver them. In the end, at the commencement of the millennial age, America will again become “my people”—a covenant people of God (Isaiah 19).

    5. 20. 2010

    http://www.isaiahexplained.com/120-Shorts/001.%20The%20Struggle%20within%20Americal.html

  • Dewey Olsen

    End-Time “Egypt”—A Superpower in Decline
    by Avraham Gileadi Ph.D.

    Isaiah’s use of types of ancient world powers that foreshadow End-Time ones extends to the great superpower Egypt. As with all nations and persons who appear in the book of Isaiah, their true identity emerges when we observe how Isaiah characterizes them, not when we apply historical or archaeological data, though at times that may help. In searching the world today for a nation that matches Isaiah’s description of “Egypt,” the sole candidate is America. That connection is further strengthened by the fact that God’s people anciently dwelt in Egypt, that Joseph ruled Egypt, and that the birthright tribe of Ephraim sprang from Joseph and Asenath, an Egyptian woman.

    Isaiah’s “Egypt,” however, is a superpower in decline: “The ministers of Zoan have been foolish, the officials of Noph deluded; the heads of state have led Egypt astray. Jehovah has permeated them with a spirit of confusion; they have misled Egypt in all that it does, causing it to stagger like a drunkard into his vomit. . . . Manufacturers of combed linen and weavers of fine fabrics will be dismayed. The textile workers will know despair, and all who work for wages suffer distress. . . . I will stir up the Egyptians against the Egyptians; they will fight brother against brother and neighbor against neighbor, city against city and state against state” (Isaiah 19:2, 9–10, 13–14).

    11. 16. 2011

    http://www.isaiahexplained.com/120-Shorts/065.%20End-time%20Egypt-A%20Superpower%20in%20Decline.html

  • Dewey Olsen

    Social Anarchy—Prelude to Foreign Invasion
    by Avraham Gileadi Ph.D.

    Economic distress leads to anarchy and to the division of God’s people into clans or bands, each fighting for survival: “Jehovah of Hosts deprives Judea and Jerusalem of both staff and crutch—all food supply and water supply . . . . I will make adolescents their rulers; delinquents will lord it over them. People will oppress one another, every man his neighbor. . . . Then will a man apprehend a kinsman of his father’s house: ‘You have a tunic: be our leader and take charge of this ruin!’ But he will raise [his hand] in that day and swear, I am no physician. There is neither food nor clothing in my house; you cannot make me a leader of the people” (Isaiah 3:1, 4, 6–7).

    Like the codenames Babylon, Zion, Assyria, and Egypt, which designate End-Time peoples, the names Judea and Jerusalem also act as codenames in an End-Time context. Wickedness and internal collapse lead to foreign invasion: “The look on their faces betrays them: they flaunt their sin like Sodom” (Isaiah 3:9); “Your land is ruined, your cities burned with fire; your native soil is devoured by aliens in your presence, laid waste at its takeover by foreigners” (Isaiah 1:7). All is not lost, however, as a righteous remnant of God’s people escapes: “Had not Jehovah of Hosts left us a few survivors, we should have been as Sodom or become like Gomorrah” (Isaiah 1:9).

    6. 1. 2011

    http://www.isaiahexplained.com/120-Shorts/041.%20Social%20Anarchy-Prelude%20to%20Foreign%20Invasion.html

  • Dewey Olsen

    The book of Isaiah—Blueprint of Our Time
    by Avraham Gileadi Ph.D.

    What sets the book of Isaiah apart from all other prophetic writings is its all-inclusiveness in depicting an End-Time scenario. More complete in its portrayal of that time than even apocalyptic writings such as Daniel and Revelation, it spells out a great confluence of events to which humanity may look forward. Using Israel’s ancient history as an allegory of the end of the world, it predicts the future by drawing on events of the past. Only a prophet–poet with extraordinary literary skills could have predicted “the end” based on the world’s beginnings (Isaiah 46:10). Only a visionary who saw both time periods could have crafted such a prophetic masterpiece.

    While the book of Isaiah’s apocalyptic message accords with Jewish tradition, and while literary structures provide proof of its twofold applicability—Isaiah’s day and the end of the world—it still requires a leap of faith to believe that this is indeed a handbook for our time. For one thing, it may mean discarding much or all of what we have been taught. Isaiah foresees this confusion when he speaks of the deaf “hearing” and the blind “seeing” the words of his book. Only then will “they who erred in spirit gain understanding and they who murmured accept instruction” (Isaiah 29:18, 24). Fortunately, not all of God’s people fall in that category (Isaiah 66:2, 5).

    10. 12. 2011

    http://www.isaiahexplained.com/120-Shorts/060.%20The%20Book%20of%20Isaiah-Blueprint%20of%20Our%20Time.html