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Ok, this is the final straw. I thought I had read ALL of the worst of the lies being told about Obama, but this one is over the top stupid.
What follows is an email I received from a former neighbor (a guy who said, to my face, in a previous election, "Ok, maybe Jesus wasn't a Republican, but at least He was a conservative!"). I've received numerous anti-Obama emails from him, for months now, and have so far ignored them all, but this one I finally had to respond to. First his email, and then what I wrote (& please *do* check out the Urban Legends link):
In a message dated 10/30/2008 3:02:09 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time, XXX@XXXX.com writes:
Perhaps there are SOME out there who are beginning to get 'the picture'. The following is a narrative taken from Sunday Morning's televised 'Meet The Press'. and the author is employed by none other than the Washington Post!! Yeah......the Washington Post of New York and Los Angeles Times fame!! Must say that I'm dually impressed..................
From Sunday's Televised 'Meet the Press' Senator Obama was asked
about his stance on the American Flag. Obama Explains National Anthem Stance
Sun, 07 Sept. 2008 11:48:04 EST, General Bill Ginn' USAF (ret.) asked Obama
to explain why he doesn't follow protocol when the National Anthem is played.
The General also stated to the Senator that according to the United States Code,
Title 36, Chapter 10, Sec. 171... During rendition of the national anthem when the flag is displayed, all present except those in uniform are expected to stand at attention facing the flag with the right hand over the heart. At the very least, 'Stand and Face It'
Senator Obama Live on Sunday states, 'As I've said about the flag pin, I don't want to be perceived as taking sides, Obama said. 'There are a lot of people in the world to whom the American flag is a symbol of oppression. And the anthem itself conveys a war-like message. You know, the bombs bursting in air and all. It should be swapped for something less parochial and less bellicose. I like the song 'I'd Like To Teach the World To Sing.' If that were our anthem, then I might salute it.'We should consider to reinvent our National Anthem as well as to redesign our Flag to better offer our enemies hope and love. It's my intention, if elected, to disarm America to the level of acceptance to our Middle East Brethren. If we as a Nation of warring people, should conduct ourselves as the nations of Islam, whereas peace prevails. Perhaps a state or period of mutual concord between our governments. When I become President, I will seek a pact or agreement to end hostilities between those who have been at war or in a state of enmity, and a freedom from
disquieting oppressive thoughts. We as a Nation have placed upon the nations of Islam an unfair injustice. My wife disrespects the Flag for many personal reasons. Together she and I have attended several flag burning ceremonies in the past, many years ago. She has her views and I have mine'. Of course now, I have found myself about to become the President of the United States and I have put aside my hatred. I will use my power to bring CHANGE to this Nation, and offer the people a new path of hope. My wife and I look forward to becoming our Country's First Family. Indeed, CHANGE is about to overwhelm the United States of America.
WHAAAAAAAT the Hell !!!
Yes, ladies and gentlemen, you heard it right. This could possibly be our next President.
I, for one,
Thanks for the link. I actually looked at it! I would like to say, though, that I simply stated that Kenya and Hawaii have sealed the record. That is the truth. Why they would have done this just a few days ago--who knows? I don't really care. About the aunt... either way, it's an argument from silence. I guess we'll find out what she has to say, if anything, after the election...
I can always count on you to set me straight. :)
I would never pledge allegiance to a lie myself, i don't expect Obama to pledge allegiance to something with an oath the Lord told us never to make.
This nation is:
#1 not under God
#2 does not have liberty and justice for all
i will not bear false witness, why should Obama??
Dena Brehm said:Ok, this is the final straw. I thought I had read ALL of the worst of the lies being told about Obama, but this one is over the top stupid.
What follows is an email I received from a former neighbor (a guy who said, to my face, in a previous election, "Ok, maybe Jesus wasn't a Republican, but at least He was a conservative!").
Just a few thoughts about our responsibilities in this life:
Philippians 1:23-24 NLT
I'm torn between two desires: I long to go and be with Christ, which would be far better for me. But for your sakes, it is better that I continue to live.
Philippians 1:28 NLT
Don't be intimidated in any way by your enemies. This will be a sign to them that they are going to be destroyed, but that you are going to be saved, even by God himself.
Philippians 2:15 NLT
Live clean, innocent lives as children of God, shining like bright lights in a world full of crooked and perverse people.
Matthew 5:13-16 NIV
"You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled by men. "You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.
Matthew 25:26-30 NIV (Re: Investing what God has given to us)
"His master replied, 'You wicked, lazy servant! So you knew that I harvest where I have not sown and gather where I have not scattered seed? Well then, you should have put my money on deposit with the bankers, so that when I returned I would have received it back with interest. "'Take the talent from him and give it to the one who has the ten talents. For everyone who has will be given more, and he will have an abundance. Whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken from him. And throw that worthless servant outside, into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.'