Contrast to Obama, Cameron Calls Britain a ‘Christian Country’
Friday, 10 Apr 2015 04:39 PM By Mark Stricherz, Aleteia.org (newsmax)
In contrast to Cameron, Obama took aim at his Christian political opponents, suggesting they have been spiteful and rude: “On Easter, I do reflect on the fact that as a Christian, I am supposed to love. And I have to say that sometimes when I listen to less than loving expressions by Christians, I get concerned. But that’s a topic for another day,” he said.
In addition, Obama did not mention the works of Christians specifically. He used the pronoun “we” to describe those who fight injustice and act kind toward others, leaving his listeners uncertain if he referred to Christians or Americans or both.
“Where there is injustice — I was about to veer off. I’m pulling it back. Where there is injustice we defend the oppressed. Where there is disagreement, we treat each other with compassion and respect. Where there are differences, we find strength in our common humanity, knowing that we are all children of God. So today, we celebrate the magnificent glory of our risen Savior. I pray that we will live up to His example. I pray that I will live up to His example. I fall short so often. Every day I try to do better. I pray that we will be strengthened by His eternal love. I pray that we will be worthy of His many blessings.”
For conservatives, Cameron’s speech showed that Obama is more critical than affirming of Christianity. Obama mentioned what he regarded as the historical failings of Christians during his speech at the National Prayer Breakfast in February.
Yet Obama praised Pope Francis and cited Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during his speech Tuesday. And the list of attendees included several Catholic luminaries, according to the Catholic Herald, a British newspaper: (END OF NEWSMAX ARTICLE)
Z: SO, what do WE think of this? Great that David Cameron has the guts to stand up for the large majority of British, isn’t it? And it’s not like they don’t have MUCH bigger Islamist problems there than we do. And, of course, what can one say about the President of America’s Christians? We have a president who doesn’t even know what the Crusades were about. We have a president who thinks love is misleading others to veer from God’s laws.
I sometimes wonder if Islamist actions aren’t turning more people TOWARD Jesus Christ and if that’s not the plan. (As if I KNOW?..but it deserves a minute of consideration!?).. Thoughts?
A friend told me she heard the commentators of an L.A. Dodger game on the radio saying that player whenever (Adrian Gonzalez) grabs his bat and the pressure that comes with it when he’s at bat, he reads a well-placed inscription that has grabbed his heart: Gonzalez says “Psalms 27:1 had been in my heart for awhile. Since the time I read it – something that just gave me peace. It says, ‘The Lord is my light and my salvation. Whom should I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life. Of whom should I be afraid?’ He has this written on his bat!
And the commentator read the verses on the radio! That’s pretty unusual.
On FOX Easter morning, Ainsley Earhardt said, at the end of a segment on all the terrible news lately, something along the lines of “I just know that my Savior lives and He’s in control and that makes it all okay for ME!” Did any of you hear that? I couldn’t believe my ears. On television. Right out there.
In this dark world that insults Christians at every opportunity, it’s good to hear these things.
‘The Lord is my light and my salvation. Whom should I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life. Of whom should I be afraid?’
Let’s all try to live by that ………. it REALLY HELPS, as Ainsley said!
Happy Sunday! Be a LIGHT yourself!