OCP has hosted satanic shock-rocker
Ozzy Osbourne at the White House. Hardcore porn star
(this link is G-rated) attended a fundraising dinner for OCP in
Noelle Bush, daughter of OCP’s brother
Florida governor Jeb Bush, has been
busted for crack possession.
has been busted for public drunkenness and, on another occasion,
for having public sex in a Tallahassee parking lot.
Is OCP a Christian in his economics?
The Bible says many things about economics, but two are more
important than any other. The Eighth Commandment says “Thou
Shalt Not Steal” and the Ten Commandment says “Thou Shalt Not
Covet.” Washington, D.C., is an orgy of theft – i.e. oppressive
taxation – and covetousness – i.e. people will say and do
anything to get their meat hooks on a chunk of other people’s
I know, I know, he passed a few tiny
little tax cuts. But that is about it. Did any of you notice
them in your paychecks? "Conservative” Bush outspends “liberal”
Clinton by $800 billion per year, thus making Washington an even
bigger economic brothel than ever. Every liberal big government
program that conservatives
say they hate is bigger,
uglier and more costly under “conservative” Bush than under
“liberal” Clinton. And Bush has added a few of his own, such as
the prescription drug benefit and No Child Left Behind. Had a
Democrat spent money this way, evangelicals would condemn it as
Stalinism. But when you raise the subject of Dubya’s spending,
his legions of Christian admirers just change the subject.
Christians often point to Dubya’s
as an example of Christian economics in action. This allows
religious institutions to partake in administering federal
welfare programs. There is a biblical problem with this. II
Corinthians 9:7 forbids forced contributions to
the work of the church. For those of
you in Rio Linda, OCP wants to take money you are forced to pay
under penalty of fines or prison, and give it churches.
Bush, the Bible and War
But what about his foreign policy?
Isn’t he fighting terror and tyranny and ridding the world of
In Matthew 4, the devil tempts Jesus
twice and Jesus says no. Finally, the devil offers Jesus “all
the kingdoms of the world.” Who could resist that? Again, Jesus
rejects the devil’s offer.
Dubya and his followers act as if
America can have its way with every country in the world.
America’s military might makes right. Either do as America says,
In 2003, OCP ordered the American
invasion of Iraq, which had never done a thing to us and had
nothing to do with 9/11. This invasion led to the deaths of
tens of thousands of innocent people.
God hates hands that shed innocent blood, be it the hands of the
abortionist or the infantryman. (Proverbs 6:17)
As if this were not enough, the new
Iraqi constitution is based on
Wherever Islam has gotten the upper hand death and destruction
have followed. Contrary to the words of our theologian-in-chief,
Islam is not a religion of peace and Christians and Muslims do
not worship the same god.
There is now widespread support across
America for war with Iran and Syria. The strongest and most
loyal support comes from evangelical Christians, who also claim
that Bible is the inerrant Word of God. Perhaps they should dust
if off and read it some time.
But what about terrorism? America does
not have a terrorism problem because it is free and pure and
noble and good. America is hated by so many around the world
because of its insistence on meddling in every last country and
conflict. When you have troops in 130 countries around the
world, you are going to have more than a few people hating you.
You reap what you sow (Galatians 6:7-8) and when you live by the
sword you die by the sword. (Matthew 26:52)
“Pride goes before destruction, a
haughty spirit before a fall.”
(Proverbs 16:18) Yes, our Founders, many of whom were Christian,
gave us the greatest system of government in the history of the
world. Not only have we rejected it by embracing federal
intrusion into every aspect of our lives, we have rejected it by
our military adventurism. The Founders warned again and again
against alliances. They wanted no part of Europe’s wars. In our
foreign affairs, we were to keep our economic relations to a
maximum and our political connections to a minimum. We are
paying dearly in money and blood for our failure to heed these
I have received numerous e-mails in
recent years criticizing me for “nitpicking” and Dubya’s
“imperfections”. If any part of the above track record was that
of Bill Clinton or any other Democrat, evangelicals would
condemn it as beyond scandalous. However, it is all true of
Dubya and millions of
Christians are in total denial. In the words of Jack Nicholson
in A Few Good Men,
they can’t handle the truth. They would rather die than hear a
disparaging word about Their Christian President.
I often hear that “God lifts up
imperfect men to fulfill His purposes” and that Dubya is such a
man. Well, if we were talking about a Democrat, would all these
Christians be so forgiving? Or would this president be a
reprobate scumbag who slimed his way into 51 percent of the vote
of a morally bankrupt electorate?
Jimmy Carter proclaimed his Christian
beliefs. But he was a Democrat. Jerry Falwell helped launch an
electoral revolution in opposition to him and his party’s
is on record as calling herself a Christian. How many
evangelical Christian churches are holding Jane Fonda film
festivals to raise funds?
Imagine the convulsive laughter of
evangelical Christians if Hillary Clinton, Ted Kennedy or some
other big-time Democrat professed to be a Christian.
To choose the lesser of two evils is
still to choose evil. The Bible says not to do this. (Romans
12:9) It is not entirely clear that Dubya is in fact the lesser
of two evils. Had a Democrat compiled a track record like this,
evangelical Christians would fight him every step of the way.
Again, I am not going to judge whether
or not Dubya is or is not a Christian. I am just asking people
to be discerning and to evaluate his performance based on the
fruit on his tree. Scripture instructs us to do this. (Matthew
As frustrated as I get about the
evangelical adulation and adoration for Dubya, I must be mindful
of God’s Word. In II Timothy 4:2-5, Paul prophesies a time such
“Preach the Word; be prepared in season and
out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage—with great patience and careful
instruction. For the time will come when men will not put up with sound
doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a
great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. They
will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths. But you,
keep your head in all situations, endure hardship, do the work of an
evangelist, discharge all the duties of your
duties of my particular unconventional ministry means preaching
the truth even when it is not popular and when it is not what
people want to hear.
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