Sunday, February 08, 2015

Praying for a Leader

Most Americans have heard about President Obama's slap-down of Christianity at the National Prayer Breakfast last week. The best response I've read comes from the Louisiana governor, Bobby Jindal:

“It was nice of the President to give us a history lesson at the Prayer breakfast,”said Bobby Jindal. “Today, however, the issue right in front of his nose, in the here and now, is the terrorism of Radical Islam, the assassination of journalists, the beheading and burning alive of captives. We will be happy to keep an eye out for runaway Christians, but it would be nice if he would face the reality of the situation today. The Medieval Christian threat is under control, Mr. President. Please deal with the Radical Islamic threat today.”

Well said, Governor. The Crusades and the Inquisition aren't exactly front page news these days, having occured hundreds, almost thousands, of years in the past.  The president also mentioned slavery and Jim Crow. The 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries also present no clear and present danger. It's the here and now we need to be concerned with, and his job is to protect, defend, and support our nation. As usual, he's off the clock.

I don't know what's going on in the president's head--thank God. But from the pathetically stupid remarks he makes, and his reckless actions and lack of same, his thought process doesn't ever seem to be supportive of our country or history. I'm counting the days until he's gone, and I'm praying for a true leader next term.