Archive for May 1st, 2008

National Day of Prayer

Thursday, May 1st, 2008

Please continue to pray for our country.

Today is the 2008 National Day of Prayer — an observance established by Congress as an annual event in 1952 and signed into law by President Harry S. Truman. The theme for the 57th annual observance is “Prayer: America’s Strength and Shield.”

National Day of Prayer chairwomen Shirley Dobson offers insight to the events long history, and details how “national days of prayer” have been a vital part of U.S. history since the Continental Congress of 1775.

“[B]ut in 1988, under President Ronald Reagan, [May 1 was designated the National Day of Prayer and] signed into law,” says Dobson. “So we have these freedoms and we need to celebrate them, or we’re going to lose them.”

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Pelosi a Bible Scholar? Nope.

Thursday, May 1st, 2008

I’m sorry, but I find this extremely amusing.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has recently come under fire for quoting a fictional Bible passage.

According to a CNSNews.com article, in her Earth Day news release, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-California) attributed this quote to the Old Testament: “To minister to the needs of God’s creation is an act of worship. To ignore those needs is to dishonor the God who made us.” However, many biblical scholars cite a problem with that quotation: it doesn’t exist in the Bible.

It was not the first time Pelosi has used this alleged biblical passage. The California Democrat has used it on several different occasions, and has even attributed the passage to the Old Testament Book of Isaiah.

Dr. Raymond Bohlin is president of Probe Ministries, a non-profit apologetics ministry. He offers his findings.

“You’re just not going to find that kind of statement anywhere in Isaiah, let alone anywhere directly in scripture at all — Old Testament or New Testament,” says Bohlin. “So, you know, it’s hard to know where something like that gets started. But it’s unfortunate that she’s referring to it as a scripture quotation because it’s not.”

Although Bohlin agrees that Christians need to be good stewards of the environment, he believes Pelosi and others share a twisted view of that biblical principle.

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Obama Turns on Former Pastor

Thursday, May 1st, 2008

I certainly hope the American public is not fooled by Obama’s new found distaste for his former pastor. I find it odd that Obama supported this man until he saw that the pastor’s remarks were hindering his bid for president. I have to wonder if people won’t now question his loyalty — he is obviously a fair-weather friend. And, friend, we defnitely don’t need a fair-weather president.

Barack Obama had no choice but to further distance himself from his former pastor and his incendiary rhetoric, claims a Clemson University political science professor.

An outraged Senator Obama (D-Illinois) held a press conference on Tuesday to inform voters that Pastor Jeremiah Wright does not speak for him, but rather “directly contradicts” everything Obama has done in his campaign and in his life.

Obama strongly denounced comments made by his former pastor earlier this week at the National Press Club. During his appearance on Monday, Wright praised Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan and defended his belief that Zionism is racism and that the U.S. was to blame for the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.

Obama referred to Wright’s speech as a “bunch of rants” that “rightly offend all Americans.” He also labeled the comments Wright gave at the National Press Club as “divisive and destructive” and said that they “give comfort to those who prey on hate.”

Clemson University political science professor Dave Woodard says Obama could not have continued identifying with Jeremiah Wright and survived as a presidential candidate. “The black liberation theology that Jeremiah Wright preaches is … Marxist-based, and it has a completely devastating effect,” he maintains.

“[B]arack Obama has to present himself as someone who is above race, and Jeremiah Wright is making race the main thing that he is talking about,” Woodard continues. “And so he [Obama] had to do this — there’s no doubt about it.”

Woodard says even though the Democratic presidential frontrunner categorically denounced Wright’s latest incendiary remarks, the controversy is not likely to subside anytime soon.

The educator still believes Obama has the upper hand in the Democratic presidential race, but argues that if the Illinois senator were to barely win next week’s primary in North Carolina or even lose it, that would demonstrate he is no longer the “superstar” he was when he rattled off 11 consecutive victories after Super Tuesday in February.

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Mike Mickey over at Rapture Alert gives his take on Obama the turncoat here.

Happy May Day

Thursday, May 1st, 2008

I can remember, As a child, making May Baskets. Constructed from colored paper and filled with some flowers my mom cut from our bushes as well as a few pieces of candy, we would take them to our friend’s houses, leave them on the porch, ring the doorbell and run away. They would return the favor by delivering their own May basket to our door later in the evening. One had to pretend that they had no idea where the May Baskets had come from. To do otherwise would spoil the game.
Ah, the innocent memories of youth. I wonder if anyone still does this Mayday tradition?
Happy May Day, none the less!!