I believe that politics is important. As a result I follow all kinds of political news. The election of President Obama to one more term was a sobering and gut wrenching blow to me because I know the effect this will have on the country and on individual freedoms. As he enters into the second term the headlines this week have been equally sobering.
George Neumayr writes on Disinviting God to the Inauguration which emphasizes the president’s anti-God and anti-Constitution beliefs. Having a leader in power who is opposed to the principle documents that establish and maintain our individual freedoms is frightening. What is there to restrain power grab and Machiavellian pursuit of personal agenda?
Two articles appeared this week in response to Louie Giglio’s invitation and dis-invitation to give the benediction at Obama’s inauguration. Mohler points to a “moral McCarthyism” while Russell Moore writes on Giglio and the New State Church.
The second term will be marked by further expansion of government and a decrease in the rights of the individual. If that individual is a Christ follower his rights are even less as his views will be in opposition to both the president and the state. I pray there remains a press free enough so that the truth-tellers still have voice. I hope these next years are only a blip on the radar and not a consistent, conclusive movement against God and man.