Soldiers, Faith, Islam, Iran, GWB, and No Ma’am


Have you ever noticed how blogging can go from boring to very busy in just a few minutes?  This has been one of those weeks.  We went from not much going on but the Palin/Letterman delusion to what could be a second Iranian Revolution.  One of the things that fascinates me is the topics people choose to write about.  Unless there is some sort of harmonic convergence incident, it is remarkable how many different topics are chosen.

I noticed a little story today.  Did you know that the unrest in Iran is driving Islamic Iranians to Christ?  Maybe it is the most remarkable under-reported item of all.  We need to be praying for Iranian Christians and for the growth of the church in Iran!

Blackfive has a great commentary on Barbara Boxer. Periodically Dr. Bill Smith at the ARRA News Service comes up with a doozy of a post. Once again he does not disappoint.  The Pink Flamingo must admit, though, that she has also periodically suggested that Dr. Bill just quit blogging because he will never be able to top a certain post.  This one is not in that catagory, but it sure is a good one.

While I am completely aware that we are dealing with proper military address, to me there is more too it, besides SENATOR Boxer’s arrogance.  When I was a kid “Yes ma’am” “No ma’am”, etc was drummed into our hands – at ruler point. It was like the battle of the English Peas.  I sat there, at the kitchen table there in the old house in Fairplay.  My mother says it was a good hour before I ate ONE pea.  She may have one the battle, but I won the war.  Since that one pea, I have NEVER even tasted another, and I was about seven years old at the time.

Same thing with Barbara Boxer.  She may have won the battle, but she lost the war.

Is there a connection between the rude arrogance of Barbara Boxer and the persecution of Christians in the US military, and the stupidity of Barack Obama’s treatment of Man-made Disasters?

You’d better bet your sweet bippy there is.

Then there is a fascinating Newsweek piece about Christians and the military.  So far down in a story which basically damns Christians, I find an interesting paragraph that explains almost everything we need to know when it comes to why Christians are being treated like dirt in the military.

Progressives have a real problem after they discovered that EVIL Christians are shipping Bibles to Islamic countries and telling them about Christ. Damn!

“…But the primary target of CFGC’s ire is Islam. A 2001 CFGC newsletter asserted that the real enemy of the U.S. wasn’t Osama bin Laden, but Allah, whom the newsletter called “Lucifer.” A 2006 issue argued that all Muslim-Americans should be treated with suspicion, as they “obviously can’t be good Americans.” In a 2008 sermon, Ammerman called Islam “a killer religion” and Muslims “the devil.”

Ibrahim Hooper, communications director for the Council on American-Islamic Relations, says it’s “counterproductive to the interests of our military to have officers or servicepeople proselytizing. It should be addressed at the highest levels of the military.” Hooper says that while he can’t say whether events such as these constitute a systematic problem in the military, “we’ve certainly seen enough incidents for it to be a concern.”…”

In Islamic countries dominated by Al Qaeda, it’s the in thing to kill Christians.   Many of those adorable little fuzzy Gitmo Detainees that Barack Obama wants sent back to Yemen or Saudi Arabia are hard core dangerous people who will do anything to kill Christians, and other NORMAL people.

President Bush says:

“…”I’ll just tell you that there are people at Gitmo that will kill American people at a drop of a hat and I don’t believe that — persuasion isn’t going to work. Therapy isn’t going to cause terrorists to change their mind.”…”

We’re dealing with someone, Barack Obama, who grew up in the Unitarian Church.  The Pink Flamingo has been telling you about the Unitarian links to The One (incompetent) for ages.  The Unitarian Church is extremely liberal, very much not Christian, and