I’m not a fan of Rick Warren, his church or his methods, but I have to admire him for standing strong in the face of Obama’s encroachment of our Christian beliefs. For those of you who do not know, the Obama administration has mandated that all Christian organizations must provide healthcare to their employees that includes paying for abortions. This mandate violates the conscience of those of us who believe that abortion is murder, and therefore violates the First Amendment. Many Catholics have already started standing up to this tyranny by the Obama Administration, so far, to no avail. The Administration has basically said that we have a year to figure out how to violate our own consciouses so that we can comply with the mandate. Thank you King Obama for such grace in the matter.
Rick Warren, pastor of Saddleback Church in California and the man who prayed for Obama at the king’s coronation, has come out in a stand against his majesty. Warren sent the following twitter earlier in the week:
“I’m not a Catholic but I stand in 100% solidarity with my brothers & sisters to practice their belief against govt pressure,” Warren said. “I’d go to jail rather than cave in to a govement mandate that violates what God commands us to do. Would you? Acts 5:29.”
I like his boldness. I like the question that he asks at the end. Are we willing, as Christians, to give up our freedom in order to stand for the innocent of this country, and to stand against they tyranny of our current dictator? Are we willing to lose our access to Facebook, and Angry Birds in order to stand for what we believe in? Are we truly willing to suffer the sake of righteousness?
Sometimes I wonder about our country along these lines, especially the church in our country. The church is dreadfully weak because we have been so focused upon living the good life that we forget that sometimes Christ calls us to the cross before He shares His glory with us. I know that many do not like to think about such things, but it could be that Our LORD is calling us to stand up an fight against such tyrants like Obama, who trample on the Constitution daily, and promote the whole-sale slaughter of innocent children.
We need more men to stand up in face of King Obama and tell him enough is enough. He thinks he is right in telling us that we need to get over our consciences, but he need to get over his tyranny and return to being a president with limited powers. It’s time to tell him that we didn’t elect a dictator or potentate, but a president that cannot do as he pleases.
This may mean we spend time in jail when the tyrant throws a fit. I hope Warren is ready to do so, and many more. It’s time to say enough! “Your tyranny was dealt with once in the 1700s with another king, we will deal with you in the same way.” Otherwise, we should accept the coronation as it was given back in 2008, and go back to playing Angry Birds.
“O Lord, Jesus Christ, may we not fail You in the challenges before us!”