By Rebekah Maxwell
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 they favorite (and really 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.
Read more: SteveDeace.com
The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not necessarily represent the views of Barb Wire.