Which is more disturbing: Obama’s speech at the prayer breakfast or the audience response?

Obama's speech at the prayer breakfast

Like many people, Obama’s sickening speech at the National Prayer Breakfast got under my skin. Not only because of what he said, but because of the audience response.

Why did people sit there? Why did Christians, Jews, and others sit through the insulting pack of lies that Obama spewed? Where is it written that anyone must sit through a speech, even if the speaker is the President of the United States?

It’s not.

At least not officially. At least not the last time I checked.

So I was curious to hear Star Parker, who was at the prayer breakfast, speak about her experience when she was a guest on Hannity’s program:

…I was in that room and it was frankly verbal rape because we were not expecting it. Nobody wanted it. It was horrible to sit through. And after it was over, we all felt like crap…he pulled the air out of the room.

I like Star Parker. But I would like to ask her and every single person who was in attendance: Why did you sit through that? Why did you remain in a room where the speaker was insulting your faith? Why did you allow yourself to be verbally raped, as you put it?

Obama, those in his administration, and the left in general are constricting our liberties, making it increasingly difficult to have a voice. And the Republicans aren’t doing a thing about it, leaving we the people adrift and on our own. Which is all the more reason that every single person must find every single opportunity to have a voice and use it! (And if you’re on a high horse, so much the better!)

In the case of the National Prayer Breakfast, it would have been a powerful statement if every person in attendance had walked out. Instead of feeling like Obama had sucked all the air out of the room, it would have turned the tables and sucked the air out of his speech, his time, his platform.

It would have been a powerful statement where a single word need not have been spoken. Just the turning away. The exit. Leaving Obama with an empty room.

And if some members of the audience felt compelled to cry out before exiting, “You lie!” that would have been appropriate, too.

But in these perilous times, an insidious kind of weakness and cowardess has taken hold of far too many in the populace.

Americans need to know where the line in the sand is drawn. They need to find their spine. And they need to stand for the values they purport to hold near and dear. Because this seemingly infinite level of tolerance for menacing leadership does not bode well.

Just how much are we willing to sit through?

Apparently, quite a lot.

Written by Carol Brown.

6 Comments:

  1. Funny, Carol. It seems when you say something that is not appreciated, you pride yourself that “its politically incorrect.” Yet, when Obama provides opinions that you find politically incorrect it is not the same? Congratulations on your hypocrisy. ITs quite amazing.

    • Barbara you should read this by former Congressman and retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel Allen West:

      There is grave danger in statements supporting moral equivalency and religious relativism. What happens is horrific behavior is excused because you have a certain recalcitrance in admitting the existence of evil.

      President Barack Obama had the chance to affirm our Judeo-Christian faith heritage at the National Prayer Breakfast just days after the world was exposed to the savage and barbaric actions of ISIS in the burning to death of the captured Jordanian fighter pilot. But he did not.

      Instead the Islamapologist-in-Chief attempted to find moral equivalency between the brutality of ISIS and Christianity, saying that violence rooted in religion isn’t exclusive to Islam, but has been carried out by Christians as well.

      “Unless we get on our high horse and think this is unique to some other place, remember that during the Crusades and the Inquisition, people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ,” Obama said. “In our home country, slavery and Jim Crow all too often was justified in the name of Christ.”

      Obama also denounced Islamic State terrorists for professing to stand up for Islam when they were actually “betraying it.” “We see ISIL, a brutal vicious death cult that in the name of religion carries out unspeakable acts of barbarism,” he said criticizing them for “claiming the mantle of religious authority for such actions.”

      Now, being a simple student of history, I’d like to share a simple analysis — and please, I ask all the Islamapologists reading this to sit down and take a deep breath.

      First of all, Pope Urban II called for the Crusade in response to Muslim brigands and raiders who were attacking Christian pilgrims in the Holy Land. I find it rather odd that Obama would refer to something that is over 900 years old in order to make a statement of relativism. The sad truth is that no one is running around in Knights Templar white robes declaring “God wills it.” However, the same enemy that Pope Urban II saw as a threat exists to today and still declares, “Allahu Akhbar.”

      As for the Spanish Inquisition, consider that this came after the expulsion of Muslim domination on the Iberian Peninsula for some 700 years.

      As a matter of fact, Islamists still refer to Spain as “Al Andalusia” which means to this day still consider it Muslim land — after all it was part of their caliphate conquest. Good thing ol’ Charles “The Hammer” Martel turned back an invading Muslim Army in 732 AD at the Battle of Tours — just as was done by the Venetian fleet at Lepanto in 1571 — just as done by the heroic European Knights at Vienna in 1683. Yes, the Inquisition was horrible and severely affected the Jewish population in Spain. It was however, an overreaction to ensure that Catholicism reigned superior and was never again subjugated as it had been under the Moors of North Africa.

      I found it interesting that Obama failed to mention the exchange between the Dey of Algiers and Thomas Jefferson concerning the attacks of American vessels and enslavement of Americans by Muslims, the infamous Barbary Pirates. The Dey of Algiers conveyed to Mr. Jefferson that they were only carrying out the dictates of their prophet towards infidels, kafirs. Interestingly enough, hundreds of years later, the Maersk Alabama and Captain Phillips had to deal with the same — Islamic piracy. Back then Jefferson sent the Marines. And thank God a sharp thinking U.S. Navy Commander made a decision to give the green light to the exceptional US Navy SEAL snipers in the case of the Maersk.

      You see religious relativism in this case dismisses the actions of ISIS who is actually more closely following the exploits of Mohammad.

      If you study history and begin at the Medina phase, approximately 622 AD, you’ll find a murderous warlord who used terror and “religious manipulation” as he led almost 25 combat raids, the first being the Nakhla raid, circa 622 AD. This all came after the “peaceful” first phase of Islam, just 12 years in length.

      The world has been exposed to the brutality of militant Islam for some 1400 years – a theocratic-political totalitarian ideology that spread by way of the sword, not peaceful proselytization. Hence why the flag of Saudi Arabia has a koranic verse above the sword of Mohammad.

      And if you understand the Koran and the hadiths you’ll find the history laid out here corresponds to a shift in the verses and traditions towards violence — which the latter verse under the premise of “nakeesh” (abrogation) supersede the previous “peaceful” verses — yet all are still held in equal regard as the words of Allah as revealed to Muhammad.

      Lastly, as we shared yesterday, Obama should be careful in equivocating slavery and Jim Crow to the actions of ISIS — after all it was those righteous Democrat Christians who supported such heinous actions as lynchings.

      I have a simple recommendation for President Obama — don’t attend any more National Prayer Breakfasts. The angst created by these ill-conceived words is just not worth it — better to just not be there, than to be there and call into question your loyalties to the Judeo-Christian faith heritage of America.

      Obama once again attempted to lecture us and failed miserably. ISIS is Islamic, they are militant Islamists and they represent an evil that came from a man who went rogue and used a religious belief as a means to an end — power. Now, that should have been the crux of Obama’s comments, but I suppose those “undisclosed” Muslim leaders with whom he met had a different idea.

      Mr. President, true, you are not running again, and true, you did win twice. But even truer, you are damning your reputation as a president and may never hold any regard or esteem of the American people. Then again, perhaps that was always your aim, as you fundamentally transform our beloved Constitutional Republic.

    • There is nothing more pathetic than one Religion wailing about another. You are all as bad as each other, and if God exists, he would think you are all the biggest hypocrites in existence. More people have been killed by Christians, but the Moslems and Hindu’s try very hard to match. To hell with you all and your attempts at transforming secular societies into Theocracies. The sooner you are all consigned to the scrap heap of history the better for us all.

      • I’m curious, how much education did it take for you to become this silly in your arguments Shane? “You are all as bad as each other…” is a moral statement. From what did morals evolve and how does it aid in propagating the species? “More people have been killed by Christians…” Where is the proof for that? Besides, you should be looking to the teachings of the founder of the religion and not the followers. “To hell with you all…” In your view hell does not exist, so what are you saying?

  2. Barbara Hinkle-Zichronot

    Obama simply lies.Terror is part of Islam.It is how Muhammad fought. He is the “perfect” man and the one they should all copy. He says terror is the key to winning.And it has been practiced for 1400 years.For anyone to even try to say different has to ignore history.And what is reality right now.They have to be lying or retarded.

    Allah’s Apostle said, “I have been sent with the shortest expressions bearing the widest meanings, and I have been made victorious with terror (cast in the hearts of the enemy), and while I was sleeping, the keys of the treasures of the world were brought to me and put in my hand.” Abu Huraira added: Allah’s Apostle has left the world and now you, people, are bringing out those treasures (i.e. the Prophet did not benefit by them). (Hadith)Bukhari (4.52.220)

  3. So what part of what Obama said wasn’t accurate? All he was saying was, “Before we start tsk-tsking and looking down our noses at what ISIS did, let’s not forget the atrocities committed in the name of Christ”. NO “moral equivalence” – just “It goes both ways”. Were there no atrocities committed in Christ’s name? YES,THERE WERE. But “It was a long time ago” is no excuse, it’s no cover for what happened.It happened – an “unringable” bell. And the idea that it was “verbal rape” (and the accompanying “clever” analogy in Jones’ remarks on FOX) was worse than ANYTHING Obama said, verbal assault is a crime and so is rape – neither should be taken lightly or wildly, willfully out of context like Jones did. Read Obama’s remarks to someone who was a victim of a vicious verbal assault or a rape and see if they feel it’s up to those standards. That ugly term was something she cooked up to liven up her interview on FOX – and get national attention. Good job, Star…!

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