Sunday, December 28, 2008

The Slippery Slope of an Obama Presidency

“Letter from 2012 in Obama’s America,” released October 22 by Focus on the Family Action, an activist group affiliated with James Dobson’s conservative Christian organization Focus on the Family. This letter was discovered and published in the January 2009 issue of Harper's Magazine.

October 22, 2012

Dear friends,


The 2008 election was closer than anybody expected, but Barack Obama won. Many Christians
voted for him, as they didn’t think he would really follow through on the far-left policies that had marked his career. They were wrong.

In his first week in office, Obama fired all ninety-three U.S. attorneys, replacing them with his own appointments, recruiting the most active members of the American Civil Liberties Union. The Justice Department soon began to file criminal and civil charges against nearly every Bush Administration official who had any involvement with the Iraq War. Dozens of Bush officials, from the Cabinet level on down, are in jail, and most of them also have been bankrupted by legal costs.


[....]

Finally, the far left had the highest prize: complete control of the Supreme Court. And they quickly set about to enact their entire agenda. The most far-reaching transformation of American society came from the Supreme Court’s stunning affirmation, in early 2010, that laws barring same-sex “marriage” violated the Equal Protection clause of the U.S. Constitution.

[....]

The Boy Scouts chose to disband rather than be forced to obey a Supreme Court decision that they would have to hire homosexual Scoutmasters and allow them to sleep in tents with young boys.
President Obama invited homosexual-rights leaders from around the United States to join him at the White House as he signed an executive order directing all branches of the military to abandon their “Don’t ask, don’t tell” policy and start actively recruiting homosexuals. As a result, homosexuals are now given special bonuses for enlisting.

The Supreme Court nullified all Federal Communications Commission restrictions on obscene
radio and television broadcasts. As a result, television programs at all hours of the day contain explicit portrayals of sex acts.

The Supreme Court declared that home schooling was a violation of state educational requirements except in cases where the parents agreed not to teach their children that homosexual conduct is wrong or that Jesus is the only way to God, since these ideas have been found to hinder students’ social adjustment. Thousands of homeschooling parents, seeing no alternative in the United States, have begun to emigrate to other countries, particularly Australia and New Zealand.


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This goes on.

If this letter were written by some small far-right wacko group, it would be unfair to assume mainstream Christians tolerate this garbage. As an analogy, even though I am very pro-conservation, I would hate to have my beliefs equated to those of the Earth Liberation Front, a violent eco-group.

But what makes this letter so disturbing is that it was not written by a small splinter group. Focus on the Family Action is the lobbying arm of James Dobson's Focus on the Family, a powerful mainstream Christian organization.

One aspect of the letter I find odd is that abortion is not mentioned. The letter's hysteria would be somewhat understandable if the writer thought lives were at stake. Instead, it's old-fashioned fear-mongering propaganda based on wedge issues like homosexual marriage and home schooling.

If you can bear to do so, read the entire letter here.

6 comments:

Hank said...

I think what you are trying to say is that we would do so much better if we used reason, rational thought, and critical thinking skills. Now that would be a true bizarro world. ;-)

Stacy said...

The bottom line is that you did what was right. I do admit that it would have been a difficult choice had I been in the same predicament. I believe that we have people around us to keep us accountable to making the right choices in life. If nobody but me knew of the mistake, would I do the right thing? I think that is a question we would all be a bit embarrassed to answer.

Stacy said...

Alright, I left a comment on the worng blog. Dammit all!

Stacy said...

Now that I've come to my senses, I'll comment appropriately. Eric, don't sweat it. Not all Christians think this way. I must admit that I've been indulging in a few libations this evening. Silly me.

Eric said...

I understand that not all Christians believe like James Dobson. But when are mainstream Christians going to stand up to these nitwits who claim to represent them and say, "I disagree," the same way many Republicans stepped out on a limb to say Sarah Palin didn't represent their beliefs. It's time for Christians to tell people like Dobson to shut the hell up.

Stacy said...

You're right about that.