One of the first presidential decisions made by the Obama administration was to remove a ban on funding abortions overseas! It is bad enough that we do this legally in this country, but to actively seek to encourage the same elsewhere shows the active desire to encourage not discourage abortions wherever they can occur.
President Obama signed an executive order today reversing the ban that prohibits funding to international family planning groups that provide abortions, as first reported by ABC News...It essentially barred recipients of U.S. foreign aid from promoting abortion as a method of family planning – [Obama has eagerly dismissed this policy] - abcnews.com – brackets mine
Mr. Obama is evidently preparing to lift the ban on government funding for stem cell research on infant embryos (yes I am using unnecessary duplicate language here for effect). This will allow part of my paycheck to pay for research on unborn human body parts in the name of curing living people’s diseases.
Obama would also overturn President Bush's policy against funding any new embryonic stem cell research. Put in place in August 2001, the policy prevents taxpayers from paying for new embryonic research that involves the destruction of human life. Bush directed most of the public funding for the science to adult stem cells, which are more ethical and have proven more effective than their embryonic counterparts. Embryonic stem cells, in addition to including the destruction of days-old unborn children, has yet to work in humans because of significant problems after they are injected into the body -- ranging from the growth of tumors to immune system rejection issues.- lifenews.com
On Funding for Faith Based Groups
As presidential candidate, Obama pledged that faith-based groups receiving federal aid would not "discriminate" in hiring. But as president, he has decided to not rush this complex question, and he did not rescind Bush's hiring guidelines. Instead, he set up a process for hiring review. - csmonitor.com
Government Control of Raising Children
Then there is the matter of Democrat Senator Barbara Boxer’s latest passion for America to adopt a UN mandate to allow the government to intrude on the raising of your children.
Sen. Barbara Boxer is urging the U.S. to ratify a United Nations measure meant to expand the rights of children, a move critics are calling a gross assault on parental rights that could rob the U.S. of sovereignty...Critics say the treaty, which creates "the right of the child to freedom of thought, conscience and religion" and outlaws the "arbitrary or unlawful interference with his or her privacy," intrudes on the family and strips parents of the power to raise their children without government interference...Boxer has made clear her intent to revive the ratification process under the Obama administration, which may be amenable to the move. - foxnews.com
On Taking More Land from Israel
Mr. Obama’s Mideast “peace-maker” George Mitchell has recently returned to Israel to ensure that Israel gives up more land for peace.
On Thursday US President Barack Obama's Middle East envoy George Mitchell arrived in Israel for his second visit. Whereas Mitchell's last visit - which took place in the last days of the electoral campaign was touted as a "listening tour," Mitchell made clear that during his current stay, he intends to begin calling shots...His first order of business, we are told, is to pressure the outgoing government to destroy the so-called outpost communities in Judea and Samaria and expel the hundreds of Israeli families who live in them...So if [current Israeli Prime Minister] Olmert leaves office without having sent IDF soldiers to throw women and children from their homes, Mitchell, Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will feel free to pressure Netanyahu [incoming Israeli Prime Minister] to take on the task and punish him if he refuses. - jerusalemgiftshop.com
Ultimately however no leader is raised up except those whom God permits. President Barack Obama is the president because of God’s divine providence. God has His purposes and they will come to fruition. I don’t have to like this presidency and neither does anyone else. However as a Christian I must submit myself to the requirements of the Lord God Almighty. You have heard that it was said, 'Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.' But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? (Matthew 5:43-46 NIV) As such, President Obama I do pray for you. I pray that you will in your heart see and hear the hand of the living God. I pray that you will acknowledge His ways and do His will. I pray success for you in accordance with God’s will. I pray that we as Americans will benefit from your leadership in a way that will glorify the Lord God and His Son the Lord Jesus Christ. I pray also for you personally Mr. Obama, for your government and for your family. May the light of the Lord shine on you and give you true wisdom. In Jesus Name I pray. Amen.