Friday, December 19, 2014
From: Gary L. Bauer
Obama’s Meaningless Response
Proving that appeasement never works, the North Korean hackers are now making additional demands of Sony. According to CNN, Sony executives received a new threat last night stating:
“It’s very wise that you have made the decision to cancel the release of The Interview. . . . Now we want you [to] never let the movie [be] released, distributed or leaked in any form . . . And we want everything related to the movie, including its trailers . . . down from any website hosting them immediately.”
The Obama Administration says it is considering a “proportional response.” Seriously? Is the Obama NSA supposed to go and hack a North Korean movie studio now? That is a meaningless response.
Our enemies have seen that they can cripple a major company and censor our media with impunity. But this is really far more serious. Movies are nothing compared to our utilities and financial sector.
The Left’s Assault On Christmas
You know it’s Christmas when the left-wing Scrooges come out and start attacking Christianity. Every year they do their best to turn this season of cheer into one of jeer. I don’t know about you, but if this life is all there is, that’s pretty depressing. No wonder atheists are such a grumpy bunch!
And this year is no exception. At the beginning of the month, billboards went up in four states with a picture of little girl writing a letter to Santa. It reads somewhat ironically, “Dear Santa, All I want for Christmas this year is to skip church. I’m too old for fairy tales.”
The billboards were put up by the group American Atheists. According to the group’s press release, “these billboards are located . . . to be near schools and churches.”
American Atheists President David Silverman said, “Even children know churches spew absurdity. . . Today’s adults have no obligation to pretend to believe the lies their parents believed. It’s OK to admit that your parents were wrong about God, and it’s definitely OK to tell your children the truth.”
The truth is that one day every knee will bend before the King of Kings.
Not to be outdone, a satanic temple in Tallahassee, Florida, has petitioned to have its holiday display featured alongside a nativity scene, menorah and Christmas tree in the capitol rotunda. The temple’s display consists of a “diorama of an angel falling into hell.”
Thanks to left-wing judges, who have perverted the meaning of the Constitution’s Establishment Clause, the satanic temple’s display was approved, along with one from the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster. You just can’t make this up.
Christ was kicked out of the public schools years ago, but one liberal enclave in Massachusetts is now giving Santa Claus the boot. The Andrew Peabody Elementary School in Cambridge banned Santa Claus from this year’s “winter concert.” Did you get that folks? It wasn’t even a Christmas concert. But presumably Santa Claus (St. Nicholas?) is so closely connected to Christmas, he’s out of the winter concert.
And, of course, we’re greeted this season with a deluge of articles telling us that Mary really wasn’t a virgin, that Jesus was married or that he didn’t exist at all.
Yes, yesterday’s Washington Post treated us to a column by Raphael Lataster (a “professionally secular PhD researcher at the University of Sydney”) who attempted to cast doubt, not only on the deity of Christ, but his historical existence as well. I won’t hold my breath waiting for Mr. Lataster’s critique of Islam and the life of Muhammad.
The Left’s Attack On Christianity
Don’t miss the bigger picture, my friends. The attack on Christmas is an attack on Christianity.
During a recent Fox News interview, Reverend Franklin Graham said, “It’s all over the country — you have the secularists and humanists who wanted to take Jesus Christ out of His birthday and they want to deny He ever existed.”
Reverend Graham then urged Christians to speak up and defend religious liberty. Graham said, “I think it’s time Christians need to write their politicians, need to stand up and defend their rights because if you don’t, we’ll lose them. And we’re already losing them — just one at a time.”
Cruise With Kristol, Barnes & Bauer
Have you ever wanted to take a cruise to Alaska? If so, here’s the perfect opportunity!
Join Bill Kristol, Fred Barnes and me for The Weekly Standard’s 20th anniversary Alaska cruise. In addition to the majestic beauty of God’s creation, you’ll enjoy panel discussions, seminars and numerous social events.
Cabins are going fast, so make your reservation today. Click here for more information.
I look forward to seeing you in Alaska!
If you are interested in receiving Mr. Bauer’s daily report by e-mail, please call 703-671-9700, visit SIGN UP FOR GARY BAUER’S “END OF DAY REPORT” or simply send a reply e-mail titled “Subscribe” and include your name and address.
Visit End of Day archives to share reports on Facebook. Follow Gary On Facebook And Twitter.
To be removed from Gary Bauer’s End of Day distribution list, please reply to this message with “Remove” in the subject line.
As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, donations to American Values are tax deductible for federal income tax purposes. You may donate online by visiting our website or by using the following address in your web browser: https://www.ouramericanvalues.org/american-values-contribution or you may mail contributions to the following address:
2800 Shirlington Road
Arlington, VA 22206