A Prayer for a President–Psalm 109:8
Gene Lalor | September 5, 2012
You got a problem with praying?Â
If so, that’s fine inÂ the United States of AmericaÂ where your freedom to pray or not pray, to practice or not practiceÂ a religion, is enshrined in our Constitution’sÂ Bill of RightsÂ although that enshrinement has taken some body blows from the Obama administration.Â Still, despite Obama’s assaults on the Constitution, few Americans wouldÂ take offenseÂ over a prayer–aside from atheists andÂ Obama’s Secret Service.Â
Â Longtime Texas resident Milton NietschÂ was inspired to offer a simple prayerÂ for America’s beleagured president on hisÂ Victoria, Texas billboard.Â It read,Â ”Pray For Obama,” an invocation flanked byÂ a drawing of hands clasped in prayer andÂ another of the president in profile.Â
It wasn’t so much those parts of Nietsch’s billboard that attracted the attention of the Secret ServiceÂ as it was the references beneath them.Â And, it wasn’t so much the mention of Psalm 109:8 that bothered the people charged with protecting the life and limb of the president as much as it was the verses that follow 109:8 in the Old Testament but didn’t even appear on the billboard.Â
Most normalÂ Americans would react, well, normally, to Nietsch’s innocuous,Â prayerfulÂ wish but, then again, life in ObamaWorld is no longerÂ exactly normal by most traditional standards where religion and Christianity in America are under ceaseless attack.Â
InÂ ObamaWorld, government isÂ now authorized to suspend and/or revoke our freedom to practice our religion as we see fit, religiosity is regarded by many in power as a sociological aberration,Â and Mitt Romney’s MormonÂ religion is being used in an attempt to destroy his bidÂ for the presidency.Â
CompoundingÂ America’s religious confusions,Â millions of Americans stillÂ believeÂ ObamaÂ is a liar when he says he is a ChristianÂ who mainly takes his family to churchÂ during an election year.Â Â
Obama’s Secret ServiceÂ apparently has little to occupy its time so, in lieuÂ ofÂ protecting the president from bodily harm and tracking down real dangers, became all exercised overÂ Psalm 109:8 which reads, â€œLet his days be few, and let another take his officeâ€, because of the biblical sentiments that follow that verse.Â
To be totally honest, those verses areÂ unkind to say the least but hardly worthy of becoming a federal case.
TheyÂ read, “May his children be fatherless and his wife a widow.Â May his children be wandering beggars; may they be driven from their ruined homes.Â May a creditor seize all he has; may strangers plunder the fruits of his labor.Â May no one extend kindness to him or take pity on his fatherless children.Â May his descendants be cut off, their names blotted out from the next generation.Â May the iniquity of his fathers be remembered before the Lord; may the sin of his mother never be blotted out.Â May their sins always remain before the Lord, that he may cut off the memory of them from the earth.”Â
AfterÂ he and his family were threatened,Â Mr. Nietsch, a fine, upstanding American,Â said thatÂ we should “Pray for the president. He needs it” and he explained to the braindead the meaning of his sign:Â It means, “Exactly what it says. Hope he’s gone soon and somebody different takes his place.”Â
Nietsch indicated he might replace the billboard’s messageÂ with somethingÂ akin to,Â ”Vote for the American.” (http://tiny.cc/gid5jw)Â
Â I don’t pray nearly as often as I should but when I do pray I like to think I’m praying for somethingÂ that would benefit someone.Â Mr. Nietsch was praying for his country with that sign.Â May God bless him and his family.
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