Your first thoughts upon reading this little article concerning the Pentagon deciding not to have Reverend Grahams speak and pray at the National Day
of Prayer may be “so what, I really don’t give a damn”.
Yet you should.
One of my great interests in life has been the Church and its history.
So in not only observing but actively participating America’s and Canada’s recent Christian past I have noticed their was only one man ever called
to the White House in times of dire need.
The Reverend Billy Graham.
Now because of the comment concerning the Muslim’s written law in the Koran concerning the treatment of women Billy Grahams son, Reverend Graham
will not be allowed to participate in the national day of prayer ceremonies at the Pentagon.
For all of you familiar with redneck humour …” heres yer sign..”
Now to the point.
We are witnessing the separation of the North America’s mainstream ideas including the ideas of having Western based Christian influenced ideology
gaining open doors to the highest offices in the land to shunning those who speak for traditional Western values rather than Islamic values.
This quote is from President Barrack Obama’s book From Audacity of Hope: "I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly
As we can see the political winds have shifted. Yet not against the Muslim. The winds of change have shifted against middle American brand of
Christianity which the Billy Graham family has preached not only to the working man but to every President up to President Bush senior in America's
President Obama's view can be summed up in his book "Dreams of my Father".
Quote.."I never emulate white men and brown men whose fates didn't speak to my own. It was into my father's image, the black man, son of Africa,
that I'd packed all the attributes I sought in myself: the attributes of Martin and Malcolm, DuBois and Mandela."
Reverend Grahams quote..."The U.S. Army on Thursday withdrew an invitation to a Christian evangelist to speak at a Pentagon prayer service next month
following an outcry over his references to Islam as a violent religion.
U.S. | Barack Obama
Franklin Graham, the son of famed evangelist Billy Graham, said in a statement he regretted the Army's decision and would keep praying for U.S.
The invitation prompted a harsh reaction, including from a prominent U.S. Muslim group that said Graham's appearance before Pentagon personnel would
send the wrong message as the United States fights wars in Muslim countries.
In an interview last year with CNN, Graham said "true Islam" was too violent to be practiced in the United States."
(visit the link for the full news article)
For the record I view this action simply as a method of dividing the masses other then that do take this to be a anti Muslim or anti Christian
thread...or anti Obama thread.
And of course this is only my opinion.
[edit on 24-4-2010 by whiteraven]