By Hal Lindsey
The Hal Lindsey Report
I'm going to take another run at the Cordoba Mosque Ground Zero controversy. President Obama decided to weigh in on one side (as did Nancy Pelosi, though Harry Reid surprised me).
What bothers me, though, is the double standard. Diners at a senior citizens center in Georgia can't publicly say grace over a federally-subsidized meal. The Left says that amounts to a government endorsement of religion. But the President can make a pronouncement defining Islamic theology at a Ramadan dinner in the White House, and that ISN'T a government endorsement of religion? I may not be the brightest bulb in the box, but....
One Jewish family whose son was murdered in the Twin Towers attack likened building the Cordoba Mosque at Ground Zero to bringing "a pig into the Temple." The reference has its roots in Jewish history, but it illustrates the deep-seated emotion evoked by this insane proposal.
Last week, Russia broke its pledge to the United States and Europe. It announced that it would load in the nuclear fuel rods at the Bushehr reactor in Iran. Scheduled to begin on Saturday, August 21, the loading of the fuel rods will officially make Iran the world's newest nuclear power. John Bolton, former US Ambassador to the UN, says that means that Saturday is the dreaded point of no return for the West to do something to stop Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons. After the rods are loaded, an air strike is almost unthinkable. The risk of radiation contamination of that part of the world would be too great.
Returning rested and refreshed from her luxury vacation in Spain (but before re-packing for her vacation trips to the Gulf Coast and Martha's Vineyard), First Lady Michelle Obama was pleased that her husband signed a Presidential Memorandum making her centerpiece enterprise official. The President's signature provides $8 billion for Mrs. Obama's "Let's Move! Initiative." Her effort is aimed at eliminating childhood obesity in this generation. I certainly can't dispute that childhood obesity is a growing problem in our culture. However, in light of current economic conditions, I'm concerned that the funding of this program may cause some unintended consequences.
Finally, the courts have done it again. An openly homosexual District Court Judge in San Francisco has declared unconstitutional California's constitutional amendment defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman. With the stroke of his pen, Judge Vaughn Walker declared the votes of seven million Californians to be null and void. Never mind the cultural and moral implications of his decision, the sheer fact that one man can impose his wishes on 37 million Californians - and maybe another 290 million Americans - is mind-boggling. I'm constantly amazed by how these lone judges can find definitions and implications in our United States Constitution heretofore undiscovered by thousands, if not hundreds of thousands, of judges before them. Like I said, I may not be the brightest bulb in the box, but....
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By All Means, Ms. Pelosi, Let's Examine the Funding Sources - Family Security Matters
Arab sources: A major military surprise is close. Galant scandal a smokescreen - DEBKAfile
Obama expected to host Middle East peace talks next month - USA Today
Latest Twist in Prop 8 Marriage Debate - Human Events (Roger Hedgecock)
The Everlasting Hatred: The Roots of Jihad - Hal Lindsey (Book)