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Archive for the ‘Religion’ Category

Democratic Platform Change Vote on God and Israel

Posted by Steve Markowitz on September 6, 2012

Earlier this week there was controversy over two issues in the Democratic Party Platform.  For the first time in history their Platform did not include the word “God”.  It also questioned a commitment for Jerusalem to be the capital of Israel, as affirmed by Pres. Obama four years ago.

Because of the political firestorms created by the issues, the Democratic Party attempted to correct the matter by modifying the Platform.  According to Democratic Party rules, a two thirds majority from via a voice vote is required to a change the Platform.  While the Party bosses thought implementing the changes would be pro forma, as the video shows, many delegates objected to the changes.  When the speaker called a voice vote, twice it seemed to come up with an even response.  After a third vote came up with the same results, the speaker merely claimed a two thirds majority and passed the resolution to a chorus of boos.

Irrespective of what some Democrats suggest, there is a large portion of Party that has an aversion to religion and religious beliefs.  In addition, the Party’s commitment to Israel is a tenuous one.  Party bosses’ attempts to cover up these realities are hypocritical.

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Obama Finds Religion

Posted by Steve Markowitz on February 4, 2012

Here are the words of a famous American politician spoke at last week:

  • “But I also do it because I know that far too many neighbors in our country have been hurt and treated unfairly over the last few years, and I believe in God’s command to ‘love thy neighbor as thyself.'”
  • “And I think to myself, if I’m willing to give something up as somebody who’s been extraordinarily blessed, and give up some of the tax breaks that I enjoy, I actually think that’s going to make economic sense.  But for me as a Christian, it also coincides with Jesus’s teaching that ‘for unto whom much is given, much shall be required.”
  • “But for me as a Christian, it also coincides with Jesus’ teaching that, for unto whom much is given, much shall be required“.
  • “It’s not just about strengthening alliances or promoting democratic values or projecting American leadership around the world, although it does all those things and it will make us safer and more secure.  It’s also about the biblical call to care for the least of these, for the poor, for those at the margins of our society; to answer the responsibility we’re given in Proverbs to speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute.”

Who said these words?  A “Right-wing Christian”?  Newt the Salamander?  Sanatorium?  Romneyous?  Billy Graham?  No, it was President Barack Obama at this week’s National Prayer Breakfast.  Seems the President and others from the radical Left have found God and using religion for political gain.

Imagine how the news media would have reacted if it had been one of the Republican presidential candidates who dared mention his religious beliefs?  Given these words were spoken by one of their own, the Atheist Left gave the President yet another pass, an extension of the one given Obama for his 20 year association with the racist Pastor Wright.

The Progressive’s unwillingness to treat those on the Left and Right equally when it comes to the subject of religion once again shows their disingenuous behavior.  Like the women’s movement that only protects women with liberal political leanings, the Atheist Left only complains about religion when it belongs to those who harbor differing political philosophies.

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Progressive Bill Maher Accuses Obama of not being a Christian

Posted by Steve Markowitz on February 13, 2011

Last night on Real Time, Leftist Bill Maher made two accusations about President Obama.  First, Maher got defensive about Obama’s supposed move to the center since the elections.  Maher correctly indicated that Obama is a far left Progressive at heart.  However, it was Maher’s second claim that was remarkable when he repeatedly said that Obama is not a Christian, but a “secular humanist”, as seen in the video clip below.

Maher’s comment on Obama not being a Christian is remarkable on many fronts:

  • The media will say little of Maher’s claim.  Imagine the outcry if Sean Hannity or anyone of notoriety on the Right made such a claim.
  • It is amazing that to many on the Left, it is ok to claim Obama is not a Christian if he is instead claimed to be an atheist.  However, it is unacceptable to claim he is not a Chretien if he is accused of being instead a Muslim.  It seems the Left that has an anti-Muslim bias.
  • Maher’s implied claim that Obama faked his Christianity for political reasons is the most troubling possibility on two fronts.  First, it implies that Obama will do anything in the name of being elected.  Second, it begs the question as to why the President chose a racist church to fake his credentials.

Is Obama the worst type of politician who will do and/or say anything in the name of power, or is Bill Maher so fearful of faith that he cannot even consider the possibility that one of his own on the Left has some religion?  Or both?

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Nancy Pelosi Preaching Religion – The Word

Posted by Steve Markowitz on June 8, 2010

Over the years Progressives on the Left have bitterly complained when conservatives discuss their religious beliefs in public.  Often, without further explanation, these Progressives indicate that such public discussions of faith “scare” them.

A reader forwarded to this Blog a You Tube video posted below that shows Super-Progressive Nancy Pelosi discussing her personal faith.  We haven’t heard many complaints from the Left on this public pronouncement even though it was made in early May.  However, her presentation is a bit scary.  And these Progressives have the gall to question Sarah Palin’s religion and IQ!

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