Babylonian prayers in the launching of the Obamian administration
Feminist minister, gay minister and minister against gay “marriage” are invited for leading religious prayer ceremonies for the consecration of Barack Obama
The “inclusion” propaganda, quite present during the electoral campaign of Obama, now conquers an opportunity in the traditional religious ceremonies for his inauguration. American presidents, all Protestants — except for one Catholic —, sought to surround themselves with prayers, even if symbolic. Yet, for the first time, an elected president wants to surround himself with prayers made by clerics with behaviors and values incompatible with the Bible which they affirm to believe in.
During the inauguration oath, January 20, Obama invited to pray for him Rev. Rick Warren, to represent conservatives. Not that Warren is strictly conservative, but only because he does not support homosexual “marriage” and abortion he is automatically left in the conservative category in the liberal eyes. In fact, they shoot the “conservative” label on any least view disagreeing abortion or sodomy. Even if Warren were only against abortion, even so liberals would shout out labels against him.
Inclusion: a door for feminism, sodomy and other aberrations
In order to not give the impression that the presence of Warren represents the ideological stands of his administration, Obama made the point to select the liberal minister Sharon E. Watkins to deliver the sermon in the National Prayer Service in the National Cathedral in the day following the presidential inauguration. This service is traditionally attended by the president and vice president; members of the Supreme Court, Congress and the diplomatic corps; and a host of clergy members and dignitaries.
Watkins, who considers herself progressive and is a member of the leftist Protestant Sojourners, is the first woman to lead a mainline Protestant denomination. Now she will be the first woman to lead a presidential prayer ceremony, where her sermon will focus on unity, inclusivity and tolerance. Also at the National Cathedral a prayer will be offered by Ingrid Mattson, the first woman president of the Islamic Society of North America.
Another official guest to pray for Obama is Rev. Joseph Lowery, who worked with Rev. Martin Luther King. Even though Lowery is revered as a civil rights leader, over the last 35 years he has been more notable for his inflammatory rhetoric and embrace of conspiracy and radical causes, such as supporting terrorist Muslim Yasir Arafat and communist guerillas.
To deliver the invocation for him, Obama also chose Bishop Gene Robinson, who entered a legal partnership with another man. Because of his attitude of not repenting of sodomy and assuming openly a homosexual relationship with another man, the Robinson case became the principal division point in the worldwide Anglican Communion. He endorsed Obama in August 2007, and has since then remained a spiritual adviser to Obama. He will be the first homosexual to lead an official presidential prayer ceremony. The event will be 18, two days before the prayer ceremony by Warren.
Matt Barber notes, “It’s a shame that President-elect Obama apparently has so little regard for his Christian constituents that he would give such a high place of honor to a self-styled man of God whose only claim to fame is that he abandoned his wife and children to enter, ‘loudly and proudly,’ a sexually deviant lifestyle expressly condemned by the very Bible he’s ironically called ‘holy and sacred.’”
However, gay militants have different views. The radical homosexual group Integrity USA, which pushes the gay agenda within the Episcopal Church, declared, “While there are many miles to go before we are done with racism, sexism and homophobia in this country, we look forward to Barack Obama’s inauguration, to Sharon Watkins’ sermon and to Gene Robinson’s prayers as signs of great progress and profound hope.” Integrity USA has also remarked that Watkins and Robinson are an indication that we are entering an historic era of diversity and inclusion.
Even Rick Warren made interesting remarks. The Washington Post said,
Warren issued a statement praising Obama for selecting Robinson, saying the president-elect “has again demonstrated his genuine commitment to bringing all Americans of goodwill together in search of common ground. I applaud his desire to be the president of every citizen.”
In the prayer ceremonies for his presidential consecration, Obama wants presidentially to consecrate “inclusion” — meaning that everyone should be included in everything. If men can be soldiers and generals, feminists and homosexuals also can. If men can be ministers, feminists and homosexuals also can. If women can be day-care center workers and nannies, men and homosexual also can. Besides, it will be strengthened the feminist ideal that, whether in a day care center or in a police car, men and women can work side by side without being married to one another — but not without falling into sexual temptations.
Zero tolerance for inclusion within the Obamian administration
Yet, to build a society mirroring his inclusivity ideology, Obama was very careful so that his administration was composed only by pro-abortion, pro-sodomy and pro-feminism militants. Only liberals are able to spread the best throughout society the forced inclusion of everyone into everything.
The inclusivity of Obama involves symbolically everyone only in the propaganda. Outside the propaganda, there will be no inclusion. Conservative politicians against abortion or sodomy were not selected to fill Cabinet posts in his administration, even though most of the Christian constituents of Obama voted against homosexual “marriage” in California.
Why would Obama respect his constituents by allowing inclusivity in his administration? Those that believe that abortion and sodomy are incompatible for a humane and healthy society could upset the Obamian agenda. So outside the symbolic prayer ceremonies, there will be no room in the Obama administration for politicians not accepting the leftist sanctity of abortion and sodomy.
We do not know what effect the symbolic prayer ceremonies by those chosen by Obama — a feminist minister, a gay minister and a minister against gay “marriage” and abortion — will have, but it is evident that the Obama administration is beginning marked by a religious salad that eventually honors just the leftist ideology of inclusivity. It is the Babylonian spirit at last leaving its apocalyptic closet to influence nations with dark cultural trends.
Yet, away from the propaganda, from mere religious symbolisms and from politically-correct extremisms, three Christians took on themselves the commitment to pray in the backstage, even though they were not chosen by Obama.
In the midst of Babylonian prayers, sincere prayers outside of the liberal media coverage
According to the online version of the Charisma magazine, Rep. Paul Broun, joined together by pro-family leaders Rev. Rob Schenck and Rev. Patrick J. Mahoney, began the initiative to pray and anoint with oil the doorway Obama will walk through on Jan. 20 on his way to the inaugural platform
Schenck read from Proverbs 21:1, which says God directs the hearts of kings, and from 1 Timothy 2:1-4, which admonishes Christians to pray for those in authority. He then rubbed oil imported from Jerusalem on the doorpost of the arched walkway to consecrate it “to the use of God and His Word.”
“Oil symbolizes consecration, or setting something apart for God’s use,” Schenck said in a statement. “George Washington used oil during the dedication of the U.S. Capitol. We used oil today to set apart the walkway and doors that will be the literal right of passage for Barack Obama as he ascends to the highest office in our land.”
Broun, a Baptist layman who was widely criticized during the election for calling Obama a Marxist and likening him to Adolf Hitler, said he hopes Obama as president will heed God’s direction.
“It’s important for us to pray for this place, but it’s also important for us to pray for the people who are involved so that God, as He stirs our hearts, that we can hear very clearly and that we can heed God’s directions and can follow those directions,” Broun said. “Because that’s what’s going to make the nation successful, that’s what’s going to put this country back on the right course is our listening to the Lord, reading His Word, understanding what God expects of us and what He wants of us so that we can follow in obedience.”
Mahoney, the director of the Washington DC-based Christian Defense Coalition, is on a 21-day fast for Obama.
Fervent prayers are needed, so that God may act and intervene as the God of Elijah in the midst of a religious nation, but whose president and evangelical leaders as Watkins and Robinson use the name of God only in their lips, with prayers from hearts that in practice want distance from God and his will.
Obama welcomes symbolic Christian participations of evangelical ministers, provided that they are properly deprived of the Kingdom of God values and do not reflect the image of God, whether in the government, whether in society. The humanist, liberal and leftist mindset, which sees the secular State as its exclusive possession, accepts only the reflection of warped images of the agenda of abortion, sodomy, state inverse racism and pagan Christianity as positive influences within the society.
It is with such mindset that Obama has made a commitment to strike down all laws against abortion and sodomy in the US. As a 32-grade Mason, he is ready to change the course of the US and world for a new age, where the New World Order will be marked by the expansion of the abortion right, the gay agenda and the unification of religions for equality and peace. It will be the marriage and climax of socialism with liberalism and ecumenism.
Yet, God does not change. He deposes and elects presidents. He overthrows and raises powerful nations. He humiliates the proud and honors the humble. With the fervent prayers of his faithful servants, God can make great political and government surprises, because his eternal and universal government is above any new or old world order. If Babylon raises herself arrogantly again to the heavens, from on high an answer will come.
Portuguese version of this article: Orações babilônicas no lançamento do governo obâmico