Pres. Obama’s record in regard to Christians and Biblical values

The fight for our religious liberty is really just beginning.

Remember how Pres. Obama said at Notre Shame that he was interested in “common ground”?   Remember what he promised Card. Dolan?

I was sent this list by a reader.  It recounts Pres. Obama’s actions in regard to Christian values.

Take a look at this list and then ask yourself: In a second term, would he be better in this regard or worse?

1. Acts of Hostility Toward People Of Biblical Faith:

  • a. April 2008 – Obama speaks disrespectfully of Christians, saying they “cling to guns or religion” and have an “antipathy to people who aren’t like them.”
  • b. February 2009 – Obama announces plans to revoke conscience protection for health workers who refuse to participate in medical activities that go against their beliefs, and fully implements the plan in February 2011.
  • c. April 2009 – When speaking at Georgetown University , Obama orders that a monogram symbolizing Jesus’ name be covered when he is making his speech.
  • d. May 2009 – Obama declines to host services for the National Prayer Day (a day established by federal law) at the White House.
  • e. April 2009 – In a deliberate act of disrespect, Obama nominated three pro-abortion ambassadors to the Vatican ; of course, the pro-life Vatican rejected all three.
  • f. October 19, 2010 – Obama begins deliberately omitting the phrase about “the Creator” when quoting the Declaration of Independence – an omission he has made on no less than seven occasions.
  • g. November 2010 – Obama misquotes the National Motto, saying it is “E pluribus Unum” rather than “In God We Trust” as established by federal law.
  • h. January 2011 – After a federal law was passed to transfer a WWI Memorial in the Mojave Desert to private ownership, the U. S. Supreme Court ruled that the cross in the memorial could continue to stand, but the Obama administration refused to allow the land to be transferred as required by law, and refused to allow the cross to be re-erected as ordered by the Court.
  • i. February 2011 – Although he filled posts in the State Department, for more than two years Obama did not fill the post of religious freedom ambassador, an official that works against religious persecution across the world; he filled it only after heavy pressure from the public and from Congress.
  • j. April 2011 – For the first time in American history, Obama urges passage of a non-discrimination law that does not contain hiring protections for religious groups, forcing religious organizations to hire according to federal mandates without regard to the dictates of their own faith, thus eliminating conscience protection in hiring.
  • k. August 2011 – The Obama administration releases its new health care rules that override religious conscience protections for medical workers in the areas of abortion and contraception.
  • l. November 2011 – Obama opposes inclusion of President Franklin Roosevelt’s famous D-Day Prayer in the WWII Memorial.
  • m. November 2011 – Unlike previous presidents, Obama studiously avoids any religious references in his Thanksgiving speech.
  • n. December 2011 – The Obama administration denigrates other countries’ religious beliefs as an obstacle to radical homosexual rights.
  • o. January 2012 – The Obama administration argues that the First Amendment provides no protection for churches and synagogues in hiring their pastors and rabbis.
  • p. February 2012 – The Obama administration forgives student loans in exchange for public service, but announces it will no longer forgive student loans if the public service is related to religion.

2. Acts of Hostility From The Obama-Led Military Toward People Of Biblical Faith:

  • a. June 2011 – The Department of Veterans Affairs forbids references to God and Jesus during burial ceremonies at Houston National Cemetery ..
  • b. August 2011 – The Air Force stops teaching the Just War theory to officers in California because the course is taught by chaplains and is based on a philosophy introduced by St. Augustine in the third century AD – a theory long taught by civilized nations across the world (except America).
  • c. September 2011 – Air Force Chief of Staff prohibits commanders from notifying airmen of programs and services available to them from chaplains.
  • d. September 2011 – The Army issues guidelines for Walter Reed Medical Center stipulating that “No religious items (i.e. Bibles, reading materials and/or facts) are allowed to be given away or used during a visit.”
  • e. November 2011 – The Air Force Academy rescinds support for Operation Christmas Child, a program to send holiday gifts to impoverished children across the world, because the program is run by a Christian charity.
  • f. November 2011 – The Air Force Academy pays $80,000 to add a Stonehenge-like worship center for pagans, druids, witches and Wiccans.
  • g. February 2012 – The U. S. Military Academy at West Point dis-invites three star Army general and decorated war hero Lieutenant General William G. (“Jerry”) Boykin (retired) from speaking at an event because he is an outspoken Christian.
  • h. February 2012 – The Air Force removes “God” from the patch of Rapid Capabilities Office (the word on the patch was in Latin: Dei).
  • i. February 2012 – The Army orders Catholic chaplains not to read a letter to parishioners that their archbishop asked them to read.

3. Acts of Hostility Toward Biblical Values:

  • a. January 2009 – Obama lifts restrictions on U.S. government funding for groups that provide abortion services or counseling abroad, forcing taxpayers to fund pro-abortion groups that either promote or perform abortions in other nations.
  • b. January 2009 – President Obama’s nominee for deputy secretary of state asserts that American taxpayers are required to pay for abortions and that limits on abortion funding are unconstitutional.
  • c. March 2009 – The Obama administration shut out pro-life groups from attending a White House-sponsored health care summit.
  • d. March 2009 – Obama orders taxpayer funding of embryonic stem cell research.
  • e. March 2009 – Obama gave $50 million for the UNFPA, the UN population agency that promotes abortion and works closely with Chinese population control officials who use forced abortions and involuntary sterilizations.
  • f. May 2009 – The White House budget eliminates all funding for abstinence-only education and replaces it with “comprehensive” sexual education, repeatedly proven to increase teen pregnancies and abortions. He continues the deletion in subsequent budgets.
  • g. May 2009 – Obama officials assemble a terrorism dictionary calling pro-life advocates violent and charging that they use racism in their “criminal” activities.
  • h. July 2009 – The Obama administration illegally extends federal benefits to same-sex partners of Foreign Service and Executive Branch employees, in direct violation of the federal Defense of Marriage Act.
  • i. September 16, 2009 – The Obama administration appoints as EEOC Commissioner Chai Feldblum, who asserts that society should “not tolerate” any “private beliefs,” including religious beliefs, if they may negatively affect homosexual “equality.”
  • j. July 2010 – The Obama administration uses federal funds in violation of federal law to get Kenya to change its constitution to include abortion.
  • k. August 2010 – The Obama administration Cuts funding for 176 abstinence education programs.
  • l. September 2010 – The Obama administration tells researchers to ignore a judge’s decision striking down federal funding for embryonic stem cell research.
  • m. February 2011 – Obama directs the Justice Department to stop defending the federal Defense of Marriage Act.
  • n. March 2011 – The Obama administration refuses to investigate videos showing Planned Parenthood helping alleged sex traffickers get abortions for victimized underage girls.
  • o. July 2011 – Obama allows homosexuals to serve openly in the military, reversing a policy originally instituted by George Washington in March 1778.
  • p. September 2011 – The Pentagon directs that military chaplains may perform same-sex marriages at military facilities in violation of the federal Defense of Marriage Act.
  • q. October 2011 – The Obama administration eliminates federal grants to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops for their extensive programs that aid victims of human trafficking because the Catholic Church is anti-abortion.

4. Acts Of Preferentialism For Islam:

  • a. May 2009 – While Obama does not host any National Day of Prayer event at the White House, he does host White House Iftar dinners in honor of Ramadan.
  • b. April 2010 – Christian leader Franklin Graham is dis-invited from the Pentagon’s National Day of Prayer Event because of complaints from the Muslim community.
  • c. April 2010 – The Obama administration requires rewriting of government documents and a change in administration vocabulary to remove terms that are deemed offensive to Muslims, including jihad, jihadists, terrorists, radical Islamic, etc.
  • d. August 2010 – Obama speaks with great praise of Islam and condescendingly of Christianity.
  • e. August 2010 – Obama went to great lengths to speak out on multiple occasions on behalf of building an Islamic mosque at Ground Zero, while at the same time he was silent about a Christian church being denied permission to rebuild at that location.
  • f. 2010 – While every White House traditionally issues hundreds of official proclamations and statements on numerous occasions, this White House avoids traditional Biblical holidays and events but regularly recognizes major Muslim holidays, as evidenced by its 2010 statements on Ramadan, Eid-ul-Fitr, Hajj, and Eid-ul-Adha.
  • g. October 2011 – Obama’s Muslim advisers block Middle Eastern Christians’ access to the White House.
  • h. February 2012 – The Obama administration makes effulgent apologies for Korans being burned by the U. S. military, but when Bibles were burned by the military, numerous reasons were offered why it was the right thing to do.

 

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40 Responses to Pres. Obama’s record in regard to Christians and Biblical values

  1. Sissy says:

    Just think how he’ll behave in a second term when he is unrestrained by any re-election concerns.

  2. HeatherPA says:

    How about the most recent offense of all, his statement to the UN
    “The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam.”

  3. Elodie says:

    And the GOP ticket won’t throw a spotlight on any of these things because……..?

  4. Sissy says:

    “And the GOP ticket won’t throw a spotlight on any of these things because……..?”

    You would need an actual objective press to report on it if they did. How would we ever know if that happens or not?

  5. Minnesotan from Florida says:

    This is certainly a disturbing list. But I would like to see some demonstration of its accuracy in view of these two doubt-inducing questions:

    (1) How could St. Augustine, born after the midpoint of the fourth Christian century, have introduced a philosophical theory in the third century?

    (2) Why would “dinners in honor of Ramadan” have been hosted at the White House in May 2009 when, in 2009, Ramadan fell much later than May?

  6. Sissy says:

    Minnesotan from Florida: I think the May 2009 date refers to the omitted Nation Day of Prayer event, not the subsequent Ramadan celebration whose date was not mentioned.

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  8. Wow! Thanks for this Fr. Z. When it’s laid out like that it certainly amounts to a clear anti-Christian agenda. As President of the US he also acts as a kind of role model for the attitudes of other Western states. In Ireland the Government is using the weakened state of the Church to push its own pro-abortion and anti-family policies having explicitly promised before the election that they would do no such thing. Is there some secretly agreed inter-governmental program going on? You are in my prayers!

  9. Johnno says:

    “And the GOP ticket won’t throw a spotlight on any of these things because……..?”

    Because both are playing for the same side. What you think are two parties in opposition are actually two actors following the pre-approved script on a media stage to keep you entertained and distracted and not pay attention to what’s actually being done behind the curtain.

    Highly recommend this short documentary on the recent history of the televised U.S. Presidential debates to all Americans:
    http://youtu.be/yZgoz5Vu3p0?t=1m22s

    Is there not a just and honest man left?

  10. wmeyer says:

    Precisely. He has found few barriers to his desires in term 1, and will find none in a second term. Should he be there, I find it doubtful we will see an election in 2016.

  11. Springkeeper says:

    This man’s anti-Christian agenda is clear and those that are on his side are on the side of the devil himself. John 16: 2-3 “They will put you out of the synagogues: yea, the hour cometh, that whosoever killeth you, will think that he doth a service to God. And these things will they do to you; because they have not known the Father, nor me.”

  12. anilwang says:

    Well technically Pres Obama did not lie that he was interested in “common ground”.

    What is the common ground between the New Atheists and Christians?
    Answer: Liberal (*cough* “tolerant”) Christianity

    If you disagree that Obama’s actions are consistent with Liberal Christianity, I’m quote sure the would be interested in “dialog” (i.e. you listen until you are warn out and submit, they speak, and if you disagree or even no not actively promote their position you’re a fascist bigot that deserves to be shouted out of existence).

  13. jeffreyquick says:

    Great list, but as a reformed Wiccan, I have an issue with this:
    “The Air Force Academy pays $80,000 to add a Stonehenge-like worship center for pagans, druids, witches and Wiccans.” Wiccans have the same right to have their religious beliefs upheld as any other faith. One can argue whether this is really necessary Stateside, but it certainly is in our battle theatres, against those who don’t even give pagans the privilege of dhimmitude, but insist they convert or die.

  14. solemncharge says:

    Get your say in while you can Fr. Z. In time this blog may no longer be tolerated by the Obama administration.

  15. tealady24 says:

    These are all actions in keeping with what a muslim would do, are they not? Coming from the ultimate deceiver, they don’t surprise me. How anyone at all can consider this clown for 4 more yrs, is beyond me.

  16. acardnal says:

    <b?Minnesotan from Florida said:
    (1) How could St. Augustine, born after the midpoint of the fourth Christian century, have introduced a philosophical theory in the third century?
    It could be a typo or mental error – confusing the year with the century. The point of the writer remains valid regardless.

    (2) Why would “dinners in honor of Ramadan” have been hosted at the White House in May 2009 when, in 2009, Ramadan fell much later than May?
    It happened in September of 2009. Although the month of May was incorrect, the point is still valid: He publicly honors Islam in the White House but not Jesus Christ.
    Here is a link where you can even read Obama’s speech. Gag!
    http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/washington/2009/09/obama-ramadan-dinner-white-house.html

  17. The Masked Chicken says:

    Is there some secretly agreed inter-governmental program going on?

    Somedays, I think there is more than that. There is an agreed upon program by some fallen angelic forces.

    Would it be forcing religion on politics to require, under pain of sin, that every Catholic who votes must go to confession, first?

    The Chicken

  18. tcreek says:

    Check out Obama’s abortion record from LifeNews. Updated for 2012.
    http://www.lifenews.com/2010/11/07/obamaabortionrecord/

  19. Lynn Diane says:

    To answer tealady24, these are definitely not actions that Moslems would do. They believe that abortion is murder, that contraceptives may be used only by a married woman who has so many children that she needs a respite, and then only temporarily. They further believe that an active homosexual should be condemned by a judge to what the Koran prescribes: he should be taken to the top of the highest building in the area, tied up in a bag loaded with large jagged rocks and thrown down to his death. Remember that John Paul the Great allied himself with Moslem leaders to defeat the U.N.’s attempts to spread abortion in the world.

  20. Horatius says:

    Thanks, Fr. Z., for the list. Most instructive. God bless.

  21. Michelle F says:

    I agree with Lynn Diane. I think Obama is simply an atheist, and he caters to Muslims in the hope of keeping Muslims in the Middle East appeased so Corporate America (including Big Oil) can pursue their business interests with fewer problems.

  22. wanda says:

    Thank you, Fr. Z. How any faithful Catholic with a well formed conscience could vote for this man is beyond me.
    Thanks tcreek for your link to Life Site News, too many people don’t know his list of atrocities against pre-born children.

  23. aragonjohn7 says:

    Thank you this is one of the most complete lists I’ve seen on this subject in a while.

  24. aragonjohn7 says:

    Thank you this is one of the most complete lists I have seen on this subject in a while

  25. JKnott says:

    Another thank you Father. I have passed this on to many others.

    He has got to be a forerunner to the Anti-Christ. His power is straight from hell.

  26. pinoytraddie says:

    K-I-C-K H-I-M O-U-T!!!!

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  28. PA mom says:

    I agree, it s eems like there is an unnatural force at play here. In poll after poll, people are unhappy with the direction of the country, they do not feel that the country will be as good for their children as for them, they don’t like the debt, they don’t like the size of government, they dont agree that peoples religious beliefs should be violated, they want abortion to be more controlled or gone entirely, AND YET, when deciding for whom to vote, they LIKE Obama as a person.
    What does that mean when you cannot objectively attach a person to their own very clear and very un satisfactory actions?

  29. Sissy says:

    “AND YET, when deciding for whom to vote, they LIKE Obama as a person.”

    PA mom, don’t despair. The real poll hasn’t been taken yet. It is quite possible that we are not being told the truth in these polls. I am hopeful that the actual outcome of the election will be quite different than pollsters are trying to make us believe.

  30. PA mom says:

    Thank you Sissy. You’re right, and as I was reading in a book of Mother Angelica’s yesterday about Faith Hope and Love, I know that I need to release my stress to God (it will be His Will, and His Will is right) but it is so hard when I want the good guys to beat the bad guys right here on earth. I know not ALL of them but this time, please?

  31. Sissy says:

    PA mom, I am praying right along with you, as are millions of others. I pray the Lord has heard the cries of His people….and I know He has. And whatever He permits in His mercy and love for us will be for His good purpose. So, we can be at peace that all will be well in the end.

  32. PostCatholic says:

    I am not sure you can call acts of omission “hostility” rather than expression of a personal preference. I award this conspiracy thread the Tinfoil Miter and Lappets.

  33. Johnno says:

    PostCatholic: “I am not sure you can call acts of omission “hostility” ”

    Yes you can. You’d have to be openly hostile or against something in order to stand back and allow its undermining. Support of one thing over another is also a sign of preferentialism which therefore requires naturally hostility against the other to the benefit of one. Purposeful Inactions speak just as loudly as actions. That’s why we beg God forgiveness for the evil we have done and the good we failed to do when we could have.

    Sissy:”It is quite possible that we are not being told the truth in these polls. I am hopeful that the actual outcome of the election will be quite different than pollsters are trying to make us believe.”

    I firmly believe that in the U.S. just as in other places, the polls are not meant to reflect that actual reality as you put it, but are made to suit an outcome that has already been decided against the people. So the actual votes don’t matter. Just the illusion that they might have. Many must face the possible reality that the entire democratic process simply doesn’t exist anymore. What is there is simply the illusion that it is to keep you from revolt and to keep you hopeful. Even if the votes did count, when both candidates are approved from some dark place on high so that the agenda doesn’t stop, then it’s only a matter of buying time before the inevitable.

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  35. JKnott says:

    Saint Michael the Archangel guided Saint Joan of Arc to fight for France. Saint Therese loved the courage of Saint Joan of Arc so much that, while in the monastery, she wrote a play about Saint Joan of Arc and took the lead, photographed carrying a long sword.
    So, all in all, whatever God’s will is, as Sissy put it so beautifully, we can be at peace in praying to Almighty God to put this tyrant out of commission and convert him to Christ for real.
    I am praying to Therese and Joan of Arc, who loved country and Church, to intercede for the United States of America. Now that is a pure and an unbeatable ceremonial.

  36. guans says:

    “I think Obama is simply an atheist, and he caters to Muslims in the hope of keeping Muslims in the Middle East appeased so Corporate America (including Big Oil) can pursue their business interests with fewer problems.”
    Actually he is an “uninstructed” christian.
    According to the author of the movie 2016, Obama is anti-colonialism (based on his book Dreams of My Father) and wants to level the playing field: to bring America down and other nations up.
    I think he goes by the green movement, so does not support oil or gas in the U.S. (likes electric
    cars, windmills, solar panels) I think he supports abortion, because he thinks there are too
    many people on earth.

  37. PostCatholic says:

    As you wish. The tinfoil hat is very becoming.

  38. Johnno says:

    PostCatholic: “As you wish. The tinfoil hat is very becoming.”

    I’d rather the tinfoil hat than the blindfold.

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  40. PostCatholic says:

    Now, now, Johnno. While I haven’t yet declared whom I will be voting for in this election, but I’ll tip my hand now: not for President Obama.