French Socialist in Mittal Row: We’re Just Doing What Obama Does.

French Socialist in Mittal Row: We’re Just Doing What Obama Does

Published: Friday, 30 Nov 2012 | 6:48 AM ET
By: Reported by Stephane Pedrazzi, written by Catherine Boyle

The French politician who said Indian steel company ArcelorMittal should leave the country has told CNBC that his government is only acting like U.S. President Barack Obama.

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French Minister for Industrial Recovery, Arnaud Montebourg poses as he arrives at the Hotel Matignon (the Prime Minister’s official residence) in Paris.

Industry Minister Arnaud Montebourg, a member of the governing Socialist party, caused controversy last week when he said that the Indian company, which employs close to 20,000 people in France, should leave after it said it would have to close down a factory.

The French government announced on Thursday that it could nationalize the factory in question, with backing from an unnamed businessman.

The news raised the specter of the nationalizations of the early 1980s, which were instigated by Hollande’s predecessor Francois Mitterrand.

Montebourg told CNBC after a meeting with trade unions in Paris: “Barack Obama’s nationalized. The Germans are nationalizing. All countries are nationalizing. I’ve also noticed the British nationalized 6 banks.”


Montebourg is believed to be referring to the takeover of struggling automakers by the U.S. government earlier in the financial crisis.

Lakshmi Mittal, the tycoon who leads ArcelorMittal, met with Montebourg’s boss, Socialist President Francois Hollande earlier in the week, but the men appeared to have failed to resolve the issue.

Montebourg brushed off comparisons with that era. He said: “It’s a very good sign to send out (to investors). Nationalizing is a very modern step to take. Especially when you not only nationalize losses but profits as well, when you make public/private partnerships. This is our strategy.

“The strategy we’re putting forward is extremely modern and adapted to the current times of crisis. It’s a way of making the economy work in the interests of industry, more than just helping the financial sector,” he added.

He declined to answer a question about comments from Mayor of London Boris Johnson, who told Indian businessmen earlier this week to come to London instead of France.

The Reason Obama is President according to the Russian News Agency Pravda.


The Reason Obama is President


By Xavier Lerma

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Pravda writer Xavier Lermer said, “Christianity in the U.S. is under attack as it was during the early period of the Soviet Union when religious symbols were against the law.”

He also wrote of Obama, “He is a Communist without question promoting the Communist Manifesto without calling it so. How shrewd he is in America. His cult of personality mesmerizes those who cannot go beyond their ignorance. They will continue to follow him like those fools who still praise Lenin and Stalin in Russia. Obama’s fools and Stalin’s fools share the same drink of illusion.”

The reason America has the trillion dollar war monger Obama as president today is because of  immorality and materialism in America.

President John Adams once said, “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” -October 11, 1798.

“It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible” – George Washington.

Thomas Jefferson wrote: “God who gave us life gave us liberty. And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are a gift from God? That they are not to be violated but with His wrath? Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just, and that His justice cannot sleep forever.”

The revisionist historians have tried to “cover up” God himself by not allowing recent generations to know that America was once a nation of religious people. Now, over half the people in America are not well informed and are willing to believe the spoon fed propaganda from the Democrats and Republicans. 

The Democrats and Republicans are notorious for wanting to stay in power. Their worshipers get their education from TV and their friends. In the future, after it becomes obvious that their plan failed, these “useful idiots” will still blame Bush for the economy, overlook Obama as they overlooked Clinton’s mistakes or think their vote counts and they actually have freedom while approving of wars overseas. Such people are the product of America’s decaying society whose reality has been warped by drugs and other selfish pleasures. America has gradually become worse from the drugs, rock and roll of the 60′s and 70′s to the drugs and rap music of today. The communists won while Americans smoked pot.

The alienation of God in society began in the classroom. Today, blasphemies can easily be seen on TV and the cinema. Hollywood portrays the sane as the insane. The abnormal and perverted as normal. The unborn babies are seen as nothing. The silent holocaust continues. Is it any wonder America is in trouble?

The economy destroyed by white collar crimes were done by men of immoral character. They are not personally responsible for all of America’s failings but are a symptom of America’s spiritual illness most commonly referred to in previous centuries as “sin”. This is the connection that most fail to see. Where there is no God there is chaos.

We are seeing that now. Abortions financed through tax dollars now total 50 million babies killed. Their blood cries out to Heaven while Hollywood justifies abortion and some women call it a choice. Yes, achoice to kill infants without even taking the time to see what they have destroyed. They willingly blind themselves to the truth. Or do their sins blind them? The other half of America stands against this evil tide with constant prayer while their public protests are not completely shown by the American media.

“Freedom of the press” means the media will be free to report what it wants you to know. ABC, CBS, NBC , MSNBC.  You are now in  an atheistic society as the Soviet Union once was. Pravda online has become more news worthy now as Christianity flourishes. Patriarch Kirill  said:

“The world should see the Orthodox Russia’s great feat of rebuilding all that was destroyed”

Russia once was swept with an even more horrific terror across its land. There is no comparison in the past sufferings of Russia and the turmoil of America. However, it is interesting to note that the number of deaths are equal to Russia’s when including the aborted children in America.

When Alexander Solzhenitsyn came to America he warned the US in the 70′s:

“Destructive and irresponsible freedom has been granted boundless space. Society appears to have little defense against the abyss of human decadence, such as, for example, misuse of liberty for moral violence against young people, motion pictures full of pornography, crime and horror. It is considered to be part of freedom and theoretically counter-balanced by the young people’s right not to look or not to accept. Life organized legalistically has thus shown its inability to defend itself against the corrosion of evil” (speech to Harvard 1978).

The American press laughed at him and turned a deaf ear at his observations of America’s immorality and materialism. Solzhenitsyn also warned long ago of today’s socialism:

“A number of such critics turn to socialism, which is a false and dangerous current.”

The danger is already here and the situation is much, much worse. Thus, Obama can try putting duct tape on a sinking ship but only when most Americans turn to God will the storm subside. Only then will America be able to fix the problem. Remember:

“Those who will not be governed by God will be ruled by tyrants.” -William Penn (American hero of Liberty and religious freedom).

” We’ve staked our future on our ability to follow the Ten Commandments with all of our heart.” – James Madison, 1778, to the General Assembly of the State of Virginia.

The Communists took over America after JFK was shot. American society then took a sharp nose dive into Hell. With the presidential elections rigged there was no stopping their agenda. Call it Marxism, Socialism, or Communism. It’s all the same.

They want you to depend on the government instead of God.   Welcome to the USSA.

Therefore, only prayer and penance will lead America once again to that guiding light that governed the founding Fathers. Prayers can turn the tide of evil in the US and its chaotic effect in the world. May God bless America.

The left is outraged by Obama doll in jar of beer but could care less about Jesus in a jar of urine.

WH Silent Over Demands to Denounce ‘Piss Christ’ Artwork

WH Silent Over Demands to Denounce ‘Piss Christ’ ArtworkSep 21, 2012

By Todd Starnes

Religious groups are blasting President Obama for not condemning am anti-Christian art display set to appear in New York City and one Republican lawmaker said he is “fed up with the administration’s double standard and religious hypocrisy.

 “Piss Christ,” once branded as a “deplorable, despicable display of vulgarity,” will be displayed at the Edward Tyler Nahem Gallery in Manhattan on Thursday. The artwork features a “photograph of the crucifix submerged in the artist’s urine.”

The artwork debuted in 1989 and was funded through prize money provided by the National Endowment for the Arts. The art gallery hosting the retrospective salute to Andres Serrano is privately owned.

Religious groups and some lawmakers have already started sounding off – and making comparisons to the controversy over a recent anti-Muslim film. The low budget movie “Innocence of Muslims” sparked violent and deadly clashes across the globe.

It also brought strong rebukes, condemnations and apologies from President Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and a host of administration officials.

The administration tried to have the film removed from YouTube – but Google rebuffed their request. The State Dept. spent $70,000 on a Pakistani television advertisement rebuking the film. And the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff personally telephoned a Christian minister in Florida to ask him to withdraw his support of the film.

Rep. Michael Grimm (R, C-NY) wants to know why President Obama hasn’t denounced the exhibit and said he’s fed up with what he called the administration’s “religious hypocrisy.”

“The Obama administration’s hypocrisy and utter lack of respect for the religious beliefs of Americans has reached an all-time high,” Grimm told Fox News. “I call on President Obama to stand up for America’s values and beliefs and denounce the ‘Piss Christ’ that has offended Christians at home and abroad.”

So will the Obama Administration condemn the anti-Christian art display? Will they air a television ad denouncing the exhibit? Will the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff ask the gallery to cancel the exhibit?

The White House did not return calls seeking comment. Neither did the Pentagon.

The State Dept. referred to a previous statement Clinton made in reference to the anti-Islamic film.

“America’s commitment to religious tolerance goes back to the very beginning of our nation,” Clinton said. “And as you know, we are home to people of all religions, many of whom came to this country seeking the right to exercise their own religion, including, of course, millions of Muslims. And we have the greatest respect for people of faith.”

Grimm said the lack of response from the White House is unacceptable.

“Perhaps they’ve forgotten the controversy that surrounds this deplorable piece depicting a crucifix submerged in the artist’s urine,” Grimm said. “It outraged Christians in American and throughout the world.”

Grimm, who is Catholic, said he found the artwork to be vulgar and offensive, “just as many in the Islamic world found ‘Innocence of Muslims’ to be highly offensive.”

“Like most Americans, I condemn both yet remain tolerant as the First Amendment demands,” he said. “Unfortunately, this administration has yet to echo these views in regards to the religiously offensive ‘art’ here at home.”

And the congressman isn’t the only one demanding a response from the White House.

“I would like to find out what my government is going to say about this,” said Bill Donohue, president of the Catholic League. “We have the United States government making apologies and some very critical statements about the abuse of freedom of speech because it might offend Muslims.”

Donohue said the Obama administration seems to have a double standard when it comes to incidents that might offend the Christian community.

“It seems like we have a protected class for Muslims as well as some other segments of our population,” he told Fox News. “But when it comes to Christians, it’s an all-out war.”

“The timing is not a mistake,” he said. “The obvious reason is not because it’s something new – it’s the idea of throwing more salt of Christians. This is a pattern that’s calculated, it’s deliberate and it’s time the elites spoke out on this.”

Now check out what happens when Glenn Beck puts a bobble head doll of Obama in a Jar of beer.  ( I do not endorse this it is a childish prank but it sure is illuminating!)



  • Posted on November 28, 2012 at 11:27am by Billy Hallowell
    Many on the left are reeling after radio and television host Glenn Beck exercised his First Amendment rights in the creation of his own Obama-themed piece of art. As TheBlaze reported on Tuesday, Beck submerged an Obama “bobblehead” doll in faux urine. His reasoning? To highlight the hypocrisy of individuals who would decry his creation, yet defend the desecration of Christian themes (like this image of a crucified Obama).
  • Obviously, as noted by TheBlaze’s Tiffany Gabbay, Beck’s project is similar to the infamous anti-Christian photograph titled “Piss Christ,” showing a small plastic crucifix soaked in the artist’s real urine.The reaction to his “art” has been swift, with left-of-center outlets lambasting the action and with Twitter users hurling slurs at Beck. One individual took to the social media platform to call the host “disgusting and disrespectful” and a “F**kwit.” Another promised to “slap” the commentator if she ever encounters him in person. And yet another dubbed him “WORSE than feces.”
  • Here are some of these responses, as captured by Twitchy:Of course, the Twitter rants didn’t end there. Someone else told Beck, “I hope you enjoy hell as*hole.” Another more sinister message read, “I’d like to put ‘Beck’ in his jar urine with his GOP buddies. Then put an air tight lid on it.” Discussion wasn’t limited only to Twitter.New York Magazine took aim at the host and Gawker’s Taylor Berman called Beck a “liar,” writing the following:”Now that he’s cornered the denim market, noted patriot Glenn Beck has set his sights on an even more lucrative business. As part of a bizarre campaign to prove the importance of the first amendment, Beck filled a jar with what he at first claimed to be urine (he later admitted it was beer) and then placed an Obama toy inside. He has plans to sell the “art,” which Beck titled “Obama in Pee Pee,” on his website for the reasonable price of $25,000.
  • The stunt was prompted by a Boston artist who painted Obama crucified on the cross. You know, like Jesus. Naturally, Beck and his ilk didn’t approve of the painting but, being the unstable person freethinker he is, Beck decided to show his support for the artist’s first amendment right by sealing a toy of Obama inside a jar of fake piss.”However, what these outlets and social media users seem to be missing is that this action was taken to show hypocrisy among those who would condemn Beck over his Obama-centric art, yet support (or remain silent) when artwork disparaging Christ is created.Additionally, as Gabbay noted, it highlights the hypocrisy of those who rail against disparaging Islam’s Prophet Muhammad. These same individuals remain silent or typically ignore the same treatment of Jesus and Christian symbolism.Beck was auctioning the jar, complete with the Obama doll, on eBay — however the sale was removed on Wednesday (proceeds were set to go to Beck’s Mercury One charity).

Painting Depicts Obama as Crucified Christ.

Painting Depicts Obama as Crucified Christ

Nov 26, 2012By Todd Starnes


A painting that features President Obama posed as Jesus Christ crucified on  is on display at a community college art gallery in Boston.

The painting by Michael D’Antuono is part of a larger exhibit called “Artists on the Stump – the Road to the White House 2012.” It’s on display at the Bunker Hill Community College Art Gallery until Dec. 15th.

The painting is called “Truth” – and shows the president with his arms outstretched. A crown of thorns rests on his head.

It was originally supposed to debut nearly four years ago at New York City’s Union Square. But that event was cancelled due to public outrage.

“I always regretted cancelling my exhibit in New York because I feel my First Amendment rights should override someone’s hurt feelings,” D’Antuono told Fox News. “We should celebrate the fact that we live in a country where we are given the freedom to express ourselves.”

A spokesperson for the art gallery told Fox News there hasn’t been any criticism of the painting.

D’Antuono said the public exhibition “has afforded me the ability to right a wrong.”

He dismissed critics who called the display blasphemous.

“The crucifixion of the president was meant metaphorically,” he told Fox News. “My intent was not to compare him to Jesus.”

D’Antuono blamed the controversy on conservative media “trying to promote the idea that liberals believe the president to literally be our savior.”

In the aftermath of his aborted first attempt – the artist said he received more than 4,000 emails containing messages that were “anything but Christian-like.”

“But I accepted that it is their right to express themselves and hope that they now see it in their hearts to afford me the same right,” he said.

Editor’s Note:    Your intent was not to compare him to Jesus???   A Crown of Thorns???  Who were we supposed to think you were comparing him to Napoleon?

It is not a conservative conspiracy liberals do call Obama Lord and Savior (See below)


Jamie Foxx: ‘Our Lord and Savior Barack Obama’

Oscar-winning actor Jamie Foxx recently called Barack Obama “our lord and savior.”

This occurred at the previously recorded Soul Train Awards  broadcast on BET Sunday

JAMIE FOXX: First of all, give an honor to God and our lord and savior Barack Obama. Barack Obama.

Please also notice that this clip was used as a promo for the presentation by BET.

‘Two And A Half Men’ Star Angus T. Jones Calls Show ‘Filth’

‘Two And A Half Men’ Star Angus T. Jones Calls Show ‘Filth’

November 27, 2012 6:12 AM

LOS ANGELES ( — “Two and a Half Men” star Angus T. Jones is under fire for criticizing the show — even going so far as to call it “filth” — in an online video in which he professes his religious beliefs.

“Jake from ‘Two and a Half Men’ means nothing. He is a nonexistent character,” the 19-year-old actor says of his character on the hit CBS program. “If you watch ‘Two and a Half Men,’ please stop watching ‘Two and a Half Men.’ I’m on ‘Two and a Half Men’ and I don’t want to be on it.”

Jones appears in the video seated next to televangelist Christopher Hudson, whose sermons appear in YouTube videos called “The Forerunner Chronicles.”

“Please stop filling your head with filth, please. People say it’s just entertainment…” Jones said.

His religious comments are consistent with an interview he gave on his 19th birthday last month, when he sat down with Connie Jeffery at the Adventist Media Center in Simi Valley to talk about his newfound beliefs.

“I basically had the experience of the baptism of the Holy Spirit…I felt like I was being hugged inside and out and…it was the best feeling ever,” Jones said.

Jones told Jeffery that he got into drugs when his parents divorced and was never very religious. Last year, when he was unsure if he would return to the show, he questioned his course and found God.

Why race baiting will backfire and why conservative Christians must hold their ground.

Listen to these statements by Jonathon Capehart of the Washington Post defending his view that the only reason that white members of the  House are against Ambassador Susan Rice is because she is a black woman.  Here are his words:

“On Friday, The Post editorial board took on “The GOP’s bizarre attack on Susan Rice,” the U.N. ambassador who is in the running to succeed Hillary Clinton as secretary of state. Blasting a letter from 97 House Republicans to Obama warning against Rice’s possible selection as a “blatant disregard of established facts,” the piece gets to the heart of why the controversy over Rice rankles African Americans.”

“Could it be, as members of the Congressional Black Caucus are charging, that the signatories of the letter are targeting Ms. Rice because she is an African American woman? The signatories deny that, and we can’t know their hearts. What we do know is that more than 80 of the signatories are white males, and nearly half are from states of the former Confederacy. You’d think that before launching their broadside, members of Congress would have taken care not to propagate any falsehoods of their own.”

“The blatant disrespect of a black woman by McCain and other Republicans won’t soon be forgotten by African Americans, no matter how soft McCain’s rhetoric gets.”

Nothing is off limits for this man; he even brings up the Civil War and reminds us that some of the Republicans come from “States of the former Confederacy.”

How can anyone think that questioning Susan Rice after she deliberately misled the American public on Benghazi is a “Bizarre Attack”?

Mr. Capehart smells blood in the water.  I believe that it is his conviction that Obama’s reelection is a mandate that allows for using racial rhetoric against any voice of dissent.  In his words, “It will not soon be forgotten”

Remember people, Obama refused to offer aid to Americans begging for their lives.  Obama covered it up and continues to cover it up.  It is a crime far worse than Watergate.   Is it racist to want justice?

However there is an even greater evil going on in this.  Mr. Capehart goes on to offer a chilling explanation of why he wants to save the Republican Party: “The Republican Party has a lot to do to redeem itself. And I hope it succeeds because a hobbled GOP could lead to a self-satisfied and complacent Democratic Party.”

The code message is that Conservatism and Christian values no longer have a place in our culture.  In order for Republicans to survive they must abandon traditional marriage, the Bible and every vestige of conservatism.  The people will not agree to anything else.

The New York Times put it this way, ““If Republicans are serious about repairing their party’s standing among women, gay and Hispanic voters, they need to adjust some policies and stop sending hostile messages.”

What if the opposite is true?  What if we are really supposed to be clearer on our conservative convictions and more deeply aligned with the Word of God?   What if the election is a total misreading of America and the people of God are supposed to hold their ground just a little longer?

Let me explain by harking back to the election of William McKinley.  That election was bought and paid for by J.P. Morgan, John D. Rockefeller and Andrew Carnegie.  McKinley outspent his opponent William Jennings Bryan by a margin of 5 to 1.

These titans of industry hated Bryan because he wanted moral reform, and at that time it was bad for business.

Mckinley won alright but it was a rigged election.  The only other man that the big three feared was Teddy Roosevelt.  They made him vice president in order to hold him at bay.  What they could not have predicted was the assassination of McKinley which was a horrible tragedy.    It was the worst way for Teddy Roosevelt become president.   However, under his leadership the nation enjoyed prosperity and greatness.

In the last election, the big three were not in oil, steel, or railroads they are a much stranger conglomeration.  They are ABC, NBC, and CBS.  They  worked to forge a narrative in cahoots with labor unions, and foreign money that no opposing candidate could have defeated.  We do not know how much was funneled into Obama’s war chest from outside the United States because it was never disclosed.

We also do not know how much the unions helped count the votes: 91 districts in Philadelphia without even single vote for Romney?  Was the last election rigged?   I will leave that for you to decide.

What I do know the election does not mean that America wants race baiting, or radical centralization of power to the White House.     I know that socialism will not work in America.  We still believe in big dreams and hard work.  We do not want government to take our freedom so that we can have a nanny state.   When Obamacare and all of the other extreme programs become reality the nation will recoil against the bankruptcy and inefficiency of government programs.  Hello FEMA!   Most of all I know that there are millions of Americans who still love God and the Bible with all of their hearts

America is going to get sick of all of the handouts and we will hate it when we are forced to work hard to pay for others who will not work.  The Constitutional Republic based on Christian values still has a chance for a big return.  Let’s all stand our ground.  Let them call us any name they want we know what we really are…Americans.

Jamie Foxx: ‘Our Lord and Savior Barack Obama’

I remember the funeral of the biggest drug dealer in Oakland California.  No one knows many inner city youth he killed with heroin.

Nevertheless, the community gave him a hero’s funeral including a white horse drawn carriage for his casket.  He was eulogized in a large church for giving away basketballs to children.

The same principle applies in Jamie Foxx’s outburst calling Obama our “Lord and Savior”.    Never mind that Obama discarded the evangelical Black Church with his stand on gay marriage or that under Obama minority wealth has dropped drastically, and that he has doubled the number of minorities on food stamps.

No sin or failure can dull the sheen of an inner city celebrity drug dealer or politician.  But ghetto or not, Jamie Foxx is pointing out a disturbing truth: If you had a choice between your Christian convictions and Obama and you choose Obama over the clear teachings of Jesus and the Bible, he may indeed your new Lord and Savior. 

-Mario Murillo

Jamie Foxx: ‘Our Lord and Savior Barack Obama’

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Oscar-winning actor Jamie Foxx recently called Barack Obama “our lord and savior.”

This occurred at the previously recorded Soul Train Awards broadcast on BET Sunday

JAMIE FOXX: First of all, give an honor to God and our lord and savior Barack Obama. Barack Obama.

Please also notice that this clip was used as a promo for the presentation by BET.

I guess Obama really IS the messiah.

Supreme Court decides this week whether to rule on gay marriage.

Supreme Court decides this week whether to rule on gay marriage.

Timing will be at issue as the justices confer. In the past, the court has been faulted for waiting too long or moving too quickly on recognizing constitutional rights.

Gay marriageA crowd celebrates at Los Angeles City Hall in February, after the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a ruling that struck down California’s ban on same-sex marriage. (Ricardo DeAratanha, Los Angeles Times / November 25, 2012)

By David G. Savage, Washington Bureau
November 24, 2012, 9:16 p.m.
WASHINGTON — After two decades in which gay rights moved from the margin to capture the support of most Americans, the Supreme Court justices will go behind closed doors this week to decide whether now is the time to rule on whether gays and lesbians have a constitutional right to marry.

For justices, the issue is not just what to decide, but when to decide it. In times past, the court has been faulted for waiting too long or moving too quickly to recognize constitutional rights.

The justices did not strike down state bans on interracial marriage until 1967, 13 years after they had declared racial segregation unconstitutional. Yet in response to the growing women’s rights movement, the court in 1973 struck down all the state laws restricting abortion, triggering a national “right to life” movement and drawing criticism even from some supporters that the Roe vs. Wade ruling had gone too far too fast.

Now, the justices must decide whether to hear an appeal from the defenders of California’s Proposition 8, the 2008 voter initiative that limited marriage to a man and a woman.

At the same session Friday, the court will sift through several appeals to decide whether legally married gay couples have a right to equal benefits under federal law. Appeals courts in Boston and New York have struck down the part of the Defense of Marriage Act that denies such a right, and the justices are almost certain to take up a case to resolve that question.

The Proposition 8 case, known as Hollingsworth vs. Perry, presents justices with the more profound “right to marry” question.

Opinion polls now show a majority of Americans favor marriage equality, and support for it has been growing about 4% per year. On Nov. 6, voters in Maine, Maryland and Washington approved same-sex marriage, bringing the total to nine states.

Does the shift in public opinion suggest the court should uphold gay marriage now, or wait for more states, perhaps a majority, to legalize it?

Defenders of Proposition 8 say their case “raises the profoundly important question of whether the ancient and vital institution of marriage should be fundamentally redefined,” and in this instance, by federal judges.

A federal judge in San Francisco struck down Proposition 8 as discriminatory and irrational. In February, the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed that by a 2-1 vote, ruling the ban on gay marriage violated the Constitution’s guarantee of equal protection of the laws. The majority relied heavily on a 1996 opinion by Justice Anthony M. Kennedy that had struck down an anti-gay initiative adopted by Colorado voters.

The decision on whether to hear the case could be a hard call for both the court’s conservatives and liberals.

Usually, the justices are inclined to vote to hear a case if they disagree with the lower court ruling. The most conservative justices — Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas and Samuel A. Alito Jr. — almost certainly think the 9th Circuit’s ruling was dubious. Scalia, for example, says the “equal protection” clause, added to the Constitution after the Civil War, aimed to stop racial discrimination and nothing more. He often insists the justices are not authorized to give a contemporary interpretation to phrases such as “equal protection.”

If Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. joins the other three, the conservatives would have the needed four votes to hear the Proposition 8 case.

They may hesitate. To form a majority, they would need Kennedy, the author of the court’s two strongest gay rights rulings. His 2003 opinion struck down a Texas anti-sodomy law and said the state could not “demean” gays by treating them as second-class citizens. Five months later, the Massachusetts high court, citing Kennedy’s opinion, became the first to rule that gays and lesbians had a right to marry.

If the court were to take up the Proposition 8 case, Kennedy, 76, would likely control the opinion.

“If you care about history and your legacy, that must be pretty tempting, to write the court’s opinion that could be the Brown vs. Board of Education of the gay rights movement,” said Michael J. Klarman, a Harvard legal historian, referring to the case that ordered school desegregation.

Still, the court’s liberals also may hesitate. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, though a leading women’s rights legal advocate, has said she thought the court made a mistake in the 1970s by moving too fast to declare a national right to abortion

President of Uganda Repents to Christ and Calls for National Repentance.


The Ugandan newssite New Vision reports President Yoweri Museveni celebrated Uganda’s 50th anniversary of independence from Britain at the National Jubilee Prayers event by publicly repenting of his personal sin and the sins of the nation.

“I stand here today to close the evil past, and especially in the last 50 years of our national leadership history and at the threshold of a new dispensation in the life of this nation. I stand here on my own behalf and on behalf of my predecessors to repent. We ask for your forgiveness,” Museveni prayed.

“We confess these sins, which have greatly hampered our national cohesion and delayed our political, social and economic transformation. We confess sins of idolatry and witchcraft which are rampant in our land. We confess sins of shedding innocent blood, sins of political hypocrisy, dishonesty, intrigue and betrayal,” Museveni said.

“Forgive us of sins of pride, tribalism and sectarianism; sins of laziness, indifference and irresponsibility; sins of corruption and bribery that have eroded our national resources; sins of sexual immorality, drunkenness and debauchery; sins of unforgiveness, bitterness, hatred and revenge; sins of injustice, oppression and exploitation; sins of rebellion, insubordination, strife and conflict,” Museveni prayed.

Next, the president dedicated Uganda to God.

“We want to dedicate this nation to you so that you will be our God and guide. We want Uganda to be known as a nation that fears God and as a nation whose foundations are firmly rooted in righteousness and justice to fulfill what the Bible says in Psalm 33:12: Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord. A people you have chosen as your own,” Museveni prayed.

Uganda won its independence from Britain Oct. 8, 1962. Resistance leader Milton Obote was the country’s first prime minister.

Massachusetts pastor and activist Rev. Scott Lively believes Museveni is a model for other national leaders.

“The Museveni prayer is a model for all Christian leaders in the world. The leaders of the West have declined in proportion to their degree of rejection of God,” Lively said.

Lively also believes Uganda will rise as a major African power as America continues to decline. He uses Britain as an example.

“Britain was at its height as a world power when it honored God as the Ugandan president has just done. America’s greatness has similarly diminished as we have shifted from a Christian to a secular-humanist country. But watch now for Uganda to be blessed by God for their desire to be His,” Lively said.

Lively added that Museveni is definitely drawing a contrast between Uganda and the West.

“This incident is also important as a contrast to the picture being painted of Uganda by the godless left of a backwards, violent and savage culture intent on murdering homosexuals,” Lively said.

“On the contrary, Museveni is calmly and confidently setting the course of his nation by the guidance of the Bible, in a way that also shows great courage and resolve,” Lively said.

Homosexual activist groups have criticized the government of Uganda and Museveni for passing laws criminalizing homosexual behavior. A current bill before the Ugandan Parliament increases the jail sentences for homosexual acts and includes criminal penalties for those who encourage or promote homosexuality.

The bill had included the death penalty for those who commit multiple acts of homosexual behavior, but the provision has been removed, BBC News reports.

The government of Uganda could not be reached for comment on this story.

Lively said he didn’t agree with the death penalty provision but supports the nation’s strong stance against homosexual behavior.

While Museveni is being held as a model for Christian leaders, Dave Daubenmire, PT Salt Ministries’ president and founder and social commentator, said the problem for Western nations goes deeper than the political leaders.

The problem in the United States, he said, is the pastors.

“Sadly, I think our lack of repentance is the fault of the pulpit. Individual Christians are so awash in sin that they think politicians are merely better at sin than they are,” Daubenmire said.

“There is no fear of the Lord and we are getting essentially a two-kingdom message. We hear that the devil is the god of this world and that Jesus will even the score later,” Daubenmire said. “The problem is that most Christians are convinced that this world is in control of Satan and therefore are not interested in applying the kingdom principles for which Christ died.”

Daubenmire quoted Matthew 28:18, in which Jesus said, “All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.”

Christians, Daubenmire said, are exhorted later in the same chapter to go and make disciples of all nations.

“We are to teach them and baptize them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit,” he said. “All power in heaven and in earth belongs to Jesus. Unfortunately, most Christians don’t have the foggiest idea that He rules and reigns here and now, and that the kingdom principles that He taught us bring victory over evil wherever they are applied.”

He added that Christians too often play with sin.

“Since we do not hate sin anymore, we don’t demand repentance,” Daubenmire said.

He quoted British 17th century statesman Edmund Burke, who said, “The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.”

Daubenmire said that in America, “good men have yielded power to evil men.”

“Evil rules when evil men make the rules,” he said.

The Strange Power of Christmas


2012 was a very bad year for freedom.  Many opted for socialism and forced it on the rest of us.  They are in for a rude awakening and a severe case of buyer’s remorse.  Once the feds take a freedom they never give it back. Moreover, the programs they run are guaranteed to cost way more than they should and will not deliver the benefit that they promise.  I am certain that if a Federal agency ran the oil companies, gas would cost $25 a gallon and there would be shortages.

Faith is largely unwelcome in America right now.  The new mantra is “Government not God”. 

I am talking about Christmas because I love this Holiday.  Every year it speaks to me in a new way.  This year, because of our state run news media and frenzy for taxes Christmas speaks to me in a very unique way.  Christmas this year reminds me of one of the strangest and most wonderful ways that the Kingdom of God insinuates itself into a sick society.

Like us, Jerusalem was hermetically sealed up by Herod on that first Christmas when the Three Wise Men arrived. Matthew 2:3 says “When Herod the king had heard these things, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him.”

The Three wise men were a warning to mankind that something outside their control was afoot.  These royal seers from Persia were beyond unexpected.  Everything about their surprise visit was disturbing.  Herod should have known the amazing strategies that were unfolding right under his nose.  An unseen wisdom was playing him like a puppet.

It requires skill from beyond our planet to take the most anticipated person in history and sneak him in as a baby. The Desire of all nationscame into our world unobserved with only a handful taking notice. His birth was literally obscure.


The Jews assumed that if and when the Son of God arrived, it would be with all the ceremony possible, that crowns and scepters should immediately have been laid at his feet, and that the high and mighty princes of the world should have been his humble servants.  Instead, “He came into the world, and the world knew him not.  Hcame to his own, and his own received him not.”

Don’t get me wrong, His arrival did set off fireworks!  But they exploded in such unexpected ways that it fooled everyone and condemned the world, and the Jews especially, for their stupidity.

The first burst of wonder came to the shepherds in Luke Chapter 2.  They saw and heard glorious things concerning him, and made them known abroad, to the amazement of all that heard them, v. 17, 18. After that, Simeon and Ann a spoke of him, by the Spirit, to all who were willing to listen in Luke 2:38.

You would think that these hints (I say that facetiously) should have been taken by the men of Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, so that finally they would and they should rise up as one and embraced the long-looked-for Messiah; but no.  He continued nearly two years more at Bethlehem, and no further notice was taken of him till these wise men came.

So why then did the visit of these men do what no other sign had done?  Why did all of Jerusalem tremble at their appearance?   You see it was what they asked that caused the entire ruckus.  When kings arrive and ask the local king, “where is the real KING?” that is a cataclysmic change.

Their question made it clear that a new power was now freely working in the earth.  Moreover this power operated as no other power had ever operated.  This power came and went as it pleased and raised the humble to be a force against the proud without swords.  Love had taken on muscle and showed so gently yet irresistibly that all things were changing.  A new kingdom had come and it would expand through means that made all weapons and human force futile.

Now had come to pass before the very eyes of Herod what Daniel told King Nebuchadnezzar 600 years before; Daniel 2: 44 “And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever.”  

Christmas is back reminding us that man cannot stop God.  The Kingdom of God serves the real King.  The strategies, tactics and surprises of the Kingdom of God overrule, neutralize, and trump the frowning battlements of human authority.  Revival comes when society feels best protected against it.  When hearts seem their coldest, when voices scream the loudest, and the devil tries the hardest, awakening arrives unexpected and unstoppable.  Hallelujah!!!