Obama’s Abortion Record ‘Radical’

Obama’s Abortion Record ‘Radical’
by Cathy Ruse
http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=29240

In the last presidential debate, Barack Obama tried again to deflect criticism of his numerous votes to kill an Illinois bill requiring care for babies who survive abortion.

Previously Obama has argued that laws against infanticide might have somehow touched Roe v. Wade. Not a strong argument: it’s acceptable to sacrifice living and breathing babies merely to foreclose possible questions about a controversial legal precedent? And it’s also not true. The final version of the bill did include specific language preventing any possible impact on Roe. Yet still Obama worked to kill it.

In the last debate, Obama leaned on his other defense: that the new law wasn’t needed because a law “already on the books” required care for abortion survivors.
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A Dose of Reality on ObamaCare

A Dose of Reality on ObamaCare

www.frc.org

While the health care debate has largely focused on whom the candidates’ plans will fund, more Americans need to understand exactly
what they would fund. In a recent exchange with Senator Obama’s spokesman, the group RH Reality Check posted the campaign’s answers to a
health care questionnaire on its website. The discussion begins with Obama’s assertion, “Reproductive health care is an essential service — just
like mental health care… And private insurers that want to participate [in the Obama plan] will have to treat reproductive health care in the same
way.” According to these excerpts, Obama’s plan would treat abortion as a basic health care mandate for both taxpayers and private health insurers to
subsidize.

REALITY CHECK (RC): Does Senator Obama support adolescents’ access to confidential family planning and
reproductive health services, without having to seek permission from their parents?
OBAMA CAMPAIGN (OC): Yes. As the father of
two daughters… Obama wants to be sure that there is access to a trained health care provider that can provide needed services or help them make good
decisions.
RC: Does Sen. Obama… think adolescents should be able to access emergency contraception over the counter?
OBAMA CAMPAIGN: …[H]e does believe that teenagers should be able to access EC over the counter. As noted above, he supports the
right of adolescents to seek confidential family planning services.
RH: Does Sen. Obama support the Hyde Amendment [which
bans federal funding of abortion]?
OBAMA CAMPAIGN: Obama does not support the Hyde Amendment.
RC: Does
Sen. Obama support the continued federal funding for crisis pregnancy centers?
OBAMA CAMPAIGN: No.

Additional Resources

RH
Reality Check: Sen. Barack Obama’s RH Issues Questionnaire

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A Dose of Reality on ObamaCare

A Dose of Reality on ObamaCare

While the health care debate has largely focused on whom the candidates’ plans will fund, more Americans need to understand exactly
what they would fund. In a recent exchange with Senator Obama’s spokesman, the group RH Reality Check posted the campaign’s answers to a
health care questionnaire on its website. The discussion begins with Obama’s assertion, “Reproductive health care is an essential service — just
like mental health care… And private insurers that want to participate [in the Obama plan] will have to treat reproductive health care in the same
way.” According to these excerpts, Obama’s plan would treat abortion as a basic health care mandate for both taxpayers and private health insurers to
subsidize.

REALITY CHECK (RC): Does Senator Obama support adolescents’ access to confidential family planning and
reproductive health services, without having to seek permission from their parents?
OBAMA CAMPAIGN (OC): Yes. As the father of
two daughters… Obama wants to be sure that there is access to a trained health care provider that can provide needed services or help them make good
decisions.
RC: Does Sen. Obama… think adolescents should be able to access emergency contraception over the counter?
OBAMA CAMPAIGN: …[H]e does believe that teenagers should be able to access EC over the counter. As noted above, he supports the
right of adolescents to seek confidential family planning services.
RH: Does Sen. Obama support the Hyde Amendment [which
bans federal funding of abortion]?
OBAMA CAMPAIGN: Obama does not support the Hyde Amendment.
RC: Does
Sen. Obama support the continued federal funding for crisis pregnancy centers?
OBAMA CAMPAIGN: No.

Additional Resources

RH
Reality Check: Sen. Barack Obama’s RH Issues Questionnaire

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Who Groomed Barack Obama?

Special Alert

http://www.traditionalvalues.org/workfiles/10292008/mailer.html

Who Groomed Barack Obama?

New reports show that Barack Obama’s Harvard Law School experience was enabled by a group of black racists with connections to Saudi Islamists. What do they want from him now?

New reports show that Barack Obama’s Harvard Law School experience was enabled by a group of black racists with connections to Saudi Islamists. What do they want from him now?October 29, 2008– Percy Sutton, the former attorney for Black Muslim leader Malcolm X, has described how he helped Barack Obama enter Harvard Law School. Sutton did so on the advice of radical Muslim Khalid al-Mansour, an advisor to a Saudi Prince and two Saudi billionaires. Al-Mansour has been involved with the Saudis ever since in promoting stealth Jihad in America and promoting Wahhabi extremism. (Sutton is a former Manhattan borough president and a candidate for Mayor of New York in 1977.)

Sutton described his role in helping Obama on New York cable channel NY1Sutton described his role in helping Obama on New York cable channel NY1. He told reporter Dominic Carter: “I was introduced to (Obama) by a friend who was raising money for him.”

“The friend’s name is Dr. Khalid al-Mansour, from Texas. He is the principal advisor to one of the world’s richest men. He told me about Obama.”

According to Sutton, al-Mansour approached him and asked him to write a letter of support for Obama’s application to Harvard Law School where Sutton still had contacts. “The question is why would al-Mansour help Barack Obama get into Harvard?” said TVC Executive Director Andrea Lafferty. “What was it about Obama that caused a radical black nationalist to push his career?”

Investor’s Business Daily has rightly asked if Obama owes his Harvard Law School career to the Saudis – through al-Mansour: “What did this radical extremist see in young Barack Obama that he would seek to sponsor and perhaps finance Obama’s education? Obama says he paid his way solely through student loans. How did they meet? Where did the money he raised come from?”

Who Is Al-Mansour And Why Was He Raising Money For Obama?

Who Is Al-Mansour And Why Was He Raising Money For Obama?Al-Mansour, whose real name is Don Warden, is a notorious black nationalist, radical Muslim and a sworn enemy of Israel and Christianity. A video has surfaced recently of one of his tirades against Jews and Christians. In a speech given in South Africa, al-Mansour said: “Today, the Palestinians are being brutalized like savages. If you protest you will go to jail and you may be killed. And they say they are the only democratic country in the Middle East. … They are lying to God.”

In 1995, al-Mansour wrote The Lost Books Of Africa Rediscovered. In it, he claims that the United States was plotting genocide against African-Americans.

According to the Social Activism Project at the University of California, Berkeley, al-Mansour was a mentor/advisor to Black Panther Party founder Huey Newton and Bobby Seale – both violent criminals. In fact, al-Mansour helped establish the Black Panther Party but broke with the group when it began working with white revolutionaries.

Al-Mansour has preached hatred against whites for decades. He has:

  • Told African-Americans that “whatever you do to [white people] they deserve it, God wants you to do it and that’s when you cut out the nose, cut out the ears, take flesh out of their body, don’t worry because God wants you to do it.”
  • Claimed that Palestinians in Israel “are being brutalized like savages.”
  • Has accused the Jews of “stealing the land the same way the Christians stole the land from the Indians in America.
  • Accused the U.S. of plotting to remove 15 million African-Americans because the government doesn’t consider blacks to be of any economic value to the nation.

NewsMax reporter Ken Timmerman notes that in 1989, just a year after Obama entered Harvard Law School, the Los Angeles Times revealed that al-Mansour had been serving as an advisor to Saudi billionaires Abdul Azis and Khalid al-Ibrahim in their secret effort to acquire ocean-front property in Marina del Ray, California.

Prince Alwaleed tin Talal Connection

Prince Alwaleed tin Talal ConnectionAl-Mansour was also advising Prince Alwaleed tin Talal. The prince is considered the 19th richest person in the world. It was Talal who offered New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani $10 million after the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Centers. Giuliani refused the offer after Talal suggested that America’s policies had brought about the 9/11 attack.

Talal has a record of supporting radical Islamic causes. In April, 2002 he donated $27 million during a Saudi telethon for families of suicide bombers. He has given money to the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and has funded the distribution of pro-Islam books to American libraries.

He has also used his billions to buy shares in American media outlets so he can influence what Americans see and read about Islam. Talal owns shares of News Corp, which owns Fox News, Coca-Cola, Ford, McDonald’s, Amazon.com, Disney, Time Warner and other American businesses.

Obama claims he is a leader on Muslim relations“It is clear that al-Mansour has helped Talal buy influence in America – and that influence can be used to spread Wahhabism here,” said Lafferty. “Does al-Mansour expect a payback from Obama if he is elected President of the United States? How will Obama help the cause of Islam if elected?”

.A video of Barack Obama shows him expressing support for Islam: Obama claims he is a leader on Muslim relations

Read and distribute TVC’s Video Election Guide so you can be a fully-informed voter on November 4. And please donate to the work of TVC.


Additional Resources:

YouTube – Barack Obama & Khalid Al-Mansour

Obama And Machete Politics

YouTube – Barack Obama – Part 1 – “Radical and Terrorist Associates”

YouTube – Dr. Khalid Al Mansour – Christians Designed Discrimination

Obama Has An Odd Assortment Of Friends

YouTube – Obama claims he is a leader on Muslim relations

Could Obama Be Getting Secret Foreign Donations?

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A Response to the Critics By Kimberly Daniels

A Response to the Critics By Kimberly Daniels
http://www.charismamag.com/blogs/somebody-say-amen/2008/10/response-to-critics.html

Many people have blasted Charisma for asking questions about Barack Obama. It is time to stop arguing and get on God’s side.

God often wakes me up at 5 a.m. This morning He woke me up, but something was different. I felt like wailing in the spirit. A radical feeling I’ve never had before rose up inside me.

God was dealing with me about the upcoming election. My spirit was grieved because people were calling the editor of Charisma, Lee Grady, a racist. I wrote a column in Charisma’s November 2008 issue in which I criticized Barack Obama. Am I a racist? If you know anything about me I am black to the bone and cannot rightfully be called an Uncle Tom. Lee and I stand for what we believe is righteous. Do we have that right?

“If all the aborted babies killed in the United States could come back to life, who would they vote for in this upcoming election?”

I read all the responses on the Charisma forum (fireinmybones.com) and I have a response to those who want to attack Lee Grady. He and I are on the same side! Many do not see it, but lines have already been drawn, and we have to look around and see who is standing with us.

Are we standing with Hollywood? The homosexual activists? The Democrats? The Republicans? The world? Personally, I renounce all of them because I know that they are a part of the broad and the wide that God speaks of. I stand for what is right! What is right can be rooted only in what is righteous!

I think we need to get some things straight. I am not standing with white people or Charisma. I am standing for what I have been standing for every since God delivered me from the whorehouse. I have been preaching the same message since the devils were cast out of me.

The problem is that a lot of preachers have changed their messages for one reason only: They have switched sides! You did not just change your mind; you switched sides!

Let’s not argue about whose side is right. We can agree that a line has already been drawn in the spirit. We can go further to say that somebody is wrong and somebody is right.

I have no choice but to address issues from the position of a believer. That is who I am, and its dictates how I stand and who I stand with. This is not based on friendship, family or even preference. I simply do not have a choice. You never pick sides on issues like this. Just stick to God’s Word and you will end up where you are supposed to be. Remember, God does not take sides; He takes over!

Consider the following:

1. Either it is OK for Barack Obama to blaspheme Romans 1 and call it “insignificant,” or I am on the right side.2. Either Obama’s voting against Amendment

2 (which states only that marriage is between one woman and one man, and does not stop gay couples from getting insurance rights or visiting each other in hospitals) is OK, or I am on the right side.

3. Either delivering babies up to nine months in a breach position up to where only the head is left in the womb, stabbing them in the back of the neck and sucking their brains out should be legal, or I am on the right side.

4. Either laws that prevent me from preaching the truth about homosexuality, require that I hire one gay person for every so many employees, or force me as a minister to marry same-sex couples or be sued should be passed, or I am on the right side.

5. Either secular humanism (which focuses on the rights of men) should be a priority in America and put before the laws of God, or I am on the right side.

6. Either practicing homosexuals are going to heaven, and there is no devil or hell, and Obama is a born-again believer, or I am on the right side.

You may argue that we cannot say who is a Christian and who is not, and you are right. But the Word of God says we can judge the tree by the fruit that it bears, and we have to know those who labor among us. I am not comparing Sen. Obama to Sen. McCain; I am comparing him to the Word of God. Everything I stand for as a believer, Obama is against!

If you disagree, keep on trucking. This is America, and I have a right to share my view. There are too many people who are confused or afraid to say how they feel, and I need to let them know that they are not alone. All blacks are not blinded by Obama.

Ease up on Lee Grady! Is he a racist because he is saying what he believes? I encourage my other white brothers and sisters to speak up and stand for what they believe. Do not be intimidated by blacks who will accuse you of being a racist because you have godly values!

Even if someone gave me a billion dollars, I could not vote for Obama. (For the right price, would your vote swing either way?) But if he wins, I will pray for him as the Bible teaches me to do.

I am sick of hearing Christians crying about the economy. Matthews 6 says this is what the heathens do. God says we should not worry about what we will eat, drink or wear. It is unscriptural for church folk to depend on any man (or the economy) to meet their needs.

No one wants to admit that the Democrats have been in office a few years, and I haven’t seen them change anything but their minds. I do not have a Democratic or Republican mind-set! I am a born-again believer, and I have the mind of Christ.

God also said that we should seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness. It goes on to say that all we need will be added to us. This word “added” means a “cycle of blessings.” If you maintain the right mind-set during this current financial crunch, you will experience the cycle of blessing that is reserved for the saints. The “cain’ts” and the “ain’ts” will not eat of it!

Today we are standing on Mount Carmel. King Omri sold out when he allowed his son Ahab to marry the witch, Jezebel. The marriage sealed a deal he made with the pagans of that day for economic prosperity. Great trade opened up in the land. Everybody was happy except God!

The Baal worshippers set up their temples next to the God of Israel. They did not want just a right to worship; they wanted equal rights! I believe in equality for all men, but men cross the line when they attempt to be equal to God.

It started in heaven, came through the garden and is resting on America day. Men want to be “like God”! This is what secular humanism is all about, putting the rights of man over the Word of God. They did it at the tower of Babel. Nimrod taught the people that they did not have to fear God after the flood.

People have attempted to build a modern-day tower to heaven in America, but just as it happened in the book of Genesis, the Holy Trinity came down to earth to stop it. It is not just because of the Bush administration that the economy is where it is. God has come down to America, and folks are too busy crying to even notice it.

There is no candidate that can get us out of this mess. We may as well repent and vote morally right. If we do this we can pray to the Lord of the Harvest and He will send His abundance.

Let’s stop killing innocent babies in America, and the land will begin to yield her increase again. You may say, what about the deaths in Iraq? There were deaths in the wars God ordained in the Bible. I never read a Scripture that God had a problem with them.

He did have a problem with people sacrificing their babies to Chemosh and Molech. Innocent bloodshed is major on God’s agenda! And by the way, every soldier that went to Iraq signed up. Nobody was drafted.

The babies that have been slaughtered never signed up to be killed. They were drafted by laws that never considered their rights. And most importantly, they never got a chance to vote! If all the aborted babies killed in the United States could come back to life, who would they vote for?

When Elijah commanded the sky to dry up he was not putting on a show. He was coming up against an economic system that was rooted in idol worship.

The people were praying to Baal to provide rain for their crops. This is why the widow woman was about to eat her last meal and die. She was a Baal worshipper! The idolaters were crying out to their god, and the second heaven was shut to them.

America has been known to be one of the most moral countries in the world. If we (both black people and white people) do not turn from our wicked ways and repent, our country will be just as perverted as some of the countries overseas. America has never been perfect, but she has previously been known to have values.

But we have allowed Hollywood, CNN, Fox, the NAACP and other popular people, places and organizations to be our prophets for many years. Now the voices of the real prophets are mocked, just as in the time of Noah. The people mocked Noah until he entered the ark.

Noah is about to enter the ark in the Spirit! God will shut the mouths of the logicians, statisticians, demonic gatekeepers and prognosticators. The liberal gurus of the media are about to eat their words. God will have the last say!

Many say that the issue in this election is not race. I beg to differ. I have talked to many blacks who disagree with Obama on many things. They still look me in the eye and say, “I am voting for him because I want to see a black man as the president of the United States in my lifetime.”

Many had a shift in their mind-set when Colin Powell endorsed Obama. I respect Colin Powell, but if he is on Obama’s side, he is not the one, either!

It may be true that you are voting for Obama for other reasons, but the fact remains that many people support him for one reason only—because he is black. I live where the rubber meets the road. I do not have a megachurch, and I am not promoting an agenda for you to send money to my ministry or buy my books.

For those of you who think that all preachers have a price, please do not send one dime or buy one book from my ministry. Do not even log onto my Web site if what I am saying offends you. This message is for those who have ears to hear what I am saying and want to know the truth. I am calling all of you who know you have committed spiritual mutiny to get back on the wall!

Come and join me for a cause that’s greater than your individual calling! Let the world, heaven and hell know that we are not moving from the foundation of our salvation.

We must be politically and morally correct as Psalms 11 requires believers to be. If this foundation is destroyed, what can we, as the church, do? Justice has been falling in the streets of America while we have been playing church.

We have gotten into such a backslidden state in America that we need a law to define marriage as being between one man and one woman. Laws have already been passed in some states that make it illegal for anyone to refer to a couple as “husband” and “wife.” They must be referred to as “partners.”

The devil is a liar, and this will not happen in Florida on my watch! I pray that you will be a gatekeeper where you live, too.

Speaking of gatekeepers, for you preachers who are submitting your anointing to denominations that want to debate the issue of homosexuality, you will be judged first. This matter cannot even have a hearing in the third heaven. To debate this issue, you must hang out in second-heaven activity. It is totally demonic.

I also suggest that you down-low brothers in the pulpits and congregations back up and be quiet. You do not qualify to speak. I love you, but do not call me or write a letter unless you want the devil cast out of you! You stay on your side and I will stay on mine.

Keep posting your comments on blogs behind the scenes as you have been doing. The Lord has showed me who many of you are. Be delivered or be busted out!

I have the privilege of praying for the young boys in the church whom you seduce, and my heart is broken over the matter. There are certain things that are sins, and we all have sinned in some way. But what you do is an abomination.

As a prophet of God I prophesy that five of you have six months to repent and wholeheartedly turn the other way, or God is coming to visit you. This thing must be because judgment must start in His house!

You have helped the homosexual agenda against the church with your secret lifestyle. You have turned the offerings of God into filthy lucre, and the stench is strong in the nostrils of God.

No longer shall you be a breeder in the temple. Your demonic reproduction is about to be cut off. Many of you judge Carlton Pearson, but your penalty shall be greater. For you have remained in the house and have been a spiritual reproach.

It is not too late; your tormentors can be released from you, and your sleep can come back to you. But you must move in season or you will never get another chance. The spirit of reprobation is knocking at your door.

God is especially dealing with the foul spirit in the black church and the gospel music industry. There is safety, especially for you now. For the spirits that have hidden you and concealed your filth are about to turn on you and uncover the mud. I speak this to you by the Spirit of the Most High God, and not one word of what I have spoken will fall to the ground.

In closing, let me say that I am not trying to be political. This is a spiritual battle. I am not running for office, and I receive no fringe benefits from anyone who is. I simply stand firm for the Word of God.

As a result, I am required to be against some things. I am not against homosexuals. I am against the homosexual agenda and any person who attempts to stop me from getting my gay brothers and sisters free.

I have employees who have come out of the lifestyle, and gay people attend my church–but they are trying to get delivered. We treat them with love but do not provide a place for them to flaunt their lifestyle.

also believe that there are instances in which an abortion may be necessary. My fight is against abortion as birth control. Used in this way, it is a human sacrifice.

I am guilty of abortion and have repented. A prophet told me recently that he dreamed he was in heaven. He said he saw two baby boys waiting to meet me in heaven. His words had to be from God because no one knew.

I had an abortion when I was 15, but the procedure was incomplete. I remember being in the bathroom stall at my school with baby parts coming out of me. I am not on a guilt trip, but I have a healthy compassion to save the innocent lives of the unborn. I VOTE FOR THEM!

The attached pictures may be hard to look at, but my prayer is that when you see them, you will understand that somebody has to stop the mutilation of innocent human beings. Obama said that it is above his pay grade to determine when a person receives human rights. I would be afraid to have a leader over so many lives in this country who does not understand life from beginning to end. You cannot help me to get where I am going if you do not know the essence of where I came from.

Let everything that has breath (and babies have breath at conception) praise the Lord! We really cannot stop these babies from praising the Lord. They will do it either here or in heaven. The only difference is that if they do it here, there will be no blood on our hands!

Kimberly Daniels is founder of Spoken Word Ministries and Rhema Way City Church in Jacksonville, Florida. Visit her on the Web at Kimberlydaniels.com.

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An African Pastor’s Uncomfortable Warning to America

http://www.strangmail.com/sendstudio/link.php?M=561329&N=1823&L=1527&F=H
An African Pastor’s Uncomfortable Warning to America

Mbijiwe Mwenda says we are being naive to ignore Barack Obama’s ties to a dangerous Kenyan politician.

Mbijiwe Mwenda is a voice crying in the wilderness—from the other side of the world.
The Kenyan pastor, founder of Glory Cathedral Church in Nairobi, does not have a voice on CNN or Fox News. But he has been warning Christians during a recent visit to the United States that more is at stake in the 2008 election than anyone supposed.

“Democratic presidential challenger Barack Obama has a cozy relationship with Raila Odinga, an avowed Marxist politician who now serves as Kenya’s prime minister.”

“Many Americans do not seem to realize the price that has been paid for your freedom,” Mwenda says. “I am afraid we are about to lose the America we have known in the past—the America that has been a hope for the world.”

Mwenda’s main concern: That Democratic presidential challenger Barack Obama has a cozy relationship with Raila Odinga, an avowed Marxist politician who now serves as Kenya’s prime minister. Obama, who made taxpayer-funded visits to Kenya in 2004, 2005 and 2006, campaigned for Odinga in 2006.

During public appearances in Kenya, Odinga introduced Obama as his cousin. But later a family member denied that claim, saying that Odinga and Obama’s father, Barack Obama Sr., simply came from the same village. Both Obama Sr. and Odinga are from the Luo tribe, Kenya’s third largest.

When Odinga ran for president of Kenya last year and lost by a slim margin, tribal violence erupted amid claims of voter fraud. About 150,000 people died (many were killed in machete attacks), hundreds of churches were burned and 600,000 villagers were displaced. The international community had to broker a peace deal, allowing Odinga to serve as prime minister while his opponent, Mwai Kibaki, was named president.

Today, Odinga hopes that Obama will win the White House on Nov. 4 to boost support for his bid to become president of Kenya in 2012.

Pastor Mwenda says he is amazed that Americans don’t seem concerned that Obama is tied to Odinga. He rattled off a list of facts that Charisma has verified:

· Odinga was trained in communist ideology in Europe and holds Marxist views. “He even named his son Fidel Castro,” Mwenda says.
· He has obvious ties to Muslim interests and even received funding for his presidential campaign from Libya. Although he officially claims to be an Anglican, Mwenda says, “[Odinga] has been very sympathetic to Muslims and some say he is a Muslim secretly.”
· Odinga fits in nicely with Arab leaders’ plans for Africa. When they convened in Nigeria in 2001, they released a statement indicating that Kenya is to play a key role in spreading Islam throughout southern Africa. Says Mwenda: “Odinga is a dangerous man. A dictator.”
· Odinga has promised to enact Sharia law in “Muslim declared regions” of Kenya—meaning that pork would be outlawed, women could not drive and crimes would be punished according to Islamic tradition.

around the world have been asking that question since 2006. Paula Abeles of African Press International wrote in August: “Clearly Obama campaigned for someone who is corrupt, ruthless and has financial ties to terrorists. … Senator Obama’s actions—intentional or not—were in direct conflict with the efforts and interests of U.S. national security.”

Many Kenyans are proud that a son of Kenya has a shot at the White House. But Kenya’s evangelical Christians are less enthusiastic. Like Mwenda, many of them are also troubled that Obama’s paternal grandmother has publicly stated that she sacrifices chickens and pours libations daily when praying for Obama to win the election. “She has been doing this since the [Democratic] primaries,” Mwenda says.

“Something is about to go wrong in your country,” Mwenda warned me.

I know many people who read my column will assume I am only writing it to boost John McCain’s chances at the polls next week. Some of my critics have also assumed that I must have racist tendencies if I am not voting for Barack Obama.

They can assume what they want, but the truth is that I have made eight trips to Africa in the last seven years and it is my second home. I will return there in early 2009. If my situation allowed it I would move there permanently—I love the people, the culture and what the Holy Spirit is doing all over that beautiful continent.

This week I did my own informal poll of African church leaders in Nigeria and Kenya. What I found was that none of them support Obama. Like many American Christians, they are staunchly pro-life, they defend traditional marriage and they certainly do not support politicians who don’t take the threat of militant Islam seriously.

They have seen enough torched churches and amputated arms to know better. They have seen Christian children thrown into the bottom of wells to die. They have seen Shariah law cast a dark pall over whole regions. They have watched as Middle Eastern governments pour millions of dollars into their local economies to build mosques and infrastructure and to buy votes.

I asked Pastor Mwenda how American Christians should pray in light of this sobering information. He told me: “I am praying that Obama does not win the White House. It is never too late for God. We can turn the tide. We need to pray: ‘Our Father, Who art in heaven, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.’ We must not allow anything in this nation that is not in His will.”

J. Lee Grady is editor of Charisma. Many people responded to his column last week, and to the column by Kimberly Daniels that he attached to his message. Daniels wrote a response to all who replied to her message. To read “A Response to the Critics,” click here.

For more information about the Rev. Mbijiwe Mwenda, go to rgmikenya.org. His new book America, Fear No Evil (Xulon) is available from online stores.

Obama’s Radical Mentor

http://www.citizenlink.org/content/A000008542.cfm
Commentary: Obama’s Radical Mentor

Obama points proudly to his years as a Saul Alinsky-style organizer in Chicago.

Note: This column first appeared in Citizen magazine.

Soon after I joined Focus on the Family in 1987, Dr. James Dobson asked me to begin raising up state-level public policy organizations to defend the family against assaults by state governments.

One of the first books I picked up for some background reading on local organizing was one by a man who had made a reputation for himself in the field of community organizing in Chicago’s impoverished neighborhoods. His name was Saul Alinsky, and, frankly, the book wasn’t much help. He turned out to be a Left-wing radical, and, in fact, his book was titled Rules for Radicals. My overall impression of the man was that he dealt in class warfare by appealing to people’s resentments. Not our cup of tea at Focus.

Not only that, but Alinsky dedicated his book to a highly unusual figure. Here is the dedication:

Lest we forget at least an over-the-shoulder acknowledgment to the very first radical: from all our legends, mythology, and history (and who is to know where mythology leaves off and history begins — and which is which), the first radical known to man who rebelled against the establishment and did it so effectively that he at least won his own kingdom — Lucifer.

I’d forgotten all about Alinsky, and hadn’t even recalled that his book was dedicated to the devil, until I read a new book written by a reporter named David Freddoso, who summarized Alinsky’s principles this way:

• “In war, the ends justify almost any means.”
• “In action, one does not always enjoy the luxury of a decision that is consistent with one’s individual conscience and the good of mankind.”
• “(Morality is merely) a rhetorical rationale for expedient action and self-interest.”

The quotations are directly from Alinsky’s book, and what makes the topic pertinent today is that one notable student of Alinsky’s principles is Barack Obama. Obama regularly cites the several years he spent as a community organizer in Chicago, and Alinsky’s book served as Obama’s roadmap, according to Freddoso’s own well-researched and meticulously footnoted book, The Case Against Barack Obama.

Freddoso writes that Obama “was a master of Alinsky’s tactics and understood his philosophy well.” I am sure that if asked, Obama would deny that he ever employed devious and immoral tactics, but the fact is that I don’t believe reporters have asked him much about Alinsky, so who knows?

It seems evident that Alinsky made an impact on Obama. In his book, Alinsky described a group of lower middle-class individuals who he said were “hurt, bitter, suspicious, feeling rejected and at bay. … Their fears and frustrations … are mounting to a point of political paranoia.”

Freddoso notes this is similar to Obama’s own recent statement about voters in Pennsylvania: “It’s not surprising then, they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them.”

That Obama would point proudly to his years as an Alinsky-style organizer in Chicago is surprising for another reason — it wasn’t terribly successful, according to Freddoso. The South Side neighborhoods he was trying to save continued to decay despite his efforts to bring job-training and government subsidies to the people. When Obama left for Harvard and then returned to those neighborhoods, he noticed the marked decline of the neighborhoods, and wrote about it in his own book Dreams from My Father.

People wanting to understand the influences on Barack Obama would do well to get Freddoso’s book, because in the mainstream media’s adulation of Obama, it has left much information about him unreported, including the questionable influence of Saul Alinsky.

Tom Minnery is senior vice president of government and public policy for Focus on the Family Action and author of Why You Can’t Stay Silent: A Biblical Mandate to Shape Our Culture.

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