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It seems the new strategy for Democrats is to pull the “God Card” and act like they have religion. In what seems to be a concerted effort this week, Secretary of State John Kerry and Vice President Joe Biden have taken to language reserved for so-called right wing zealots or Phil Robertson. Not so long ago, delegates hissed, booed, and jeered the efforts to reinstate the mention of God in their platform at the Democratic National Convention.
The convention delegates shouted their disdain at the very suggestion of a biblical worldview that included declaring Jerusalem the capital of Israel. Their disdain shows up regularly in liberal policies that promote partial birth abortion, abortion on demand, same-sex marriage, LGBTQ rights, and involuntary redistribution of wealth. None of these social and economic policies are biblical, and they’re rooted in sin and coercion. I dare not say that Republicans have it all right, either, or have a monopoly on faith; however, only 11 percent of Republican voters are religiously unaffiliated, reported the Washington Post. But the gall of Democrat leaders to invoke religion when it suits them is amusing.
Joe Biden said earlier this week that the United States would follow the militant group ISIS to the gates of hell until they are brought to justice, because hell is where they will reside, implying, but not saying, that the U.S. intends to destroy the radical group and turn them over to the Devil. Since a large block of voting Democrats are religiously unaffiliated, I’m just not sure who Biden was talking to about hell, exactly. Certainly his religious fervor was not intended for any religious conservative, and no credible argument can be made that ISIS is deterred by his threat. However, Joe Biden may be the only sage in the Obama Administration, as frightening as that may be. Let’s recall that Biden said to the Brookings Institution in 2005: “We can call it quits and withdraw from Iraq. I think that would be a gigantic mistake. Or we can set a deadline for pulling out, which I fear will only encourage our enemies to wait us out — equally a mistake.” Biden got it exactly right, at least on that day, and his boss didn’t take his advice.
Now John Kerry is a different matter. The Secretary of State, speaking before a Muslim audience this week, pandered and invoked the biblical Creation story to support what he describes as one of the greatest challenges that we face-climate change. Kerry said:
Our fates are inextricably linked on the environment. For many of us, respect for God’s creation also translates into a duty to protect and sustain His first creation: Earth, the planet. Before God created man, He created Heavens and Earth.
Muslim-majority countries are among the most vulnerable when it comes to the impact of climate change.
Our response to this challenge ought to be rooted in a sense of stewardship of Earth,
And for me and for many of us here today, that responsibility comes from God.
Now, Kerry failed to mention to the audience that only 18 percent of Americans actually agree that global warming is a priority, and if that number ever increased, there is certainly no evidence that Americans would or should view Muslim populated territories (some of whom are antagonistic to the US) as a stewardship responsibility from God. It’s an utterly moronic statement.
He also failed to mention that the Democrats raise millions of dollars from people like Silicon Valley billionaire and global warming crusader Tom Steyer, who plans to spend $50 million of his own dough for Democrat candidates who support his wacky environmentalist view. Just the mention of climate change by Kerry gets the money flowing.
Additionally, and more to the point, Kerry embarrasses himself further by attempting to invoke the Almighty which liberals find anathema to any other argument. This is most outrageous. Just try telling a liberal that homosexuality is a sin or that God detests the innocent shedding of blood (e.g. abortion). Run for cover. They will make it clear that God and my religion have nothing to do with government policy. (And to be clear, the Bible does not support Mr. Kerry’s conclusion in reference to climate change.)
I give Uncle Joe Biden a break; he’s a “good” Catholic and meant no harm by appealing to those who speak in a religious vernacular, I’m sure. But Kerry’s use of the Bible this week was shameful. When Democrat leaders like John Kerry find religion and wear it on their sleeve as Kerry did, watch out. Like Hillary Clinton speaking at a black church in a “Negro” dialect, Kerry invoking God to support climate change is as obvious a political trick as his aristocratic air of self-importance. When the political landscape is clear, it’s not hard to see that ole John is just raising money.
He should first “study the Word to show thyself approved unto God” before he attempts to use it to support his political hoax.