Somebody has to say this … so I’ll say it.
Mr. President! For God’s sake, and America’s sake, quit so often calling crimes that involve a black person “racist”! As the president who came to office, a black man promising to bring people together, a man ideally suited for that job since you were born both black and white, you had a God-given chance to actually proclaim and demonstrate that racial divides and prejudice had greatly diminished and that our society was truly becoming colorblind.
Instead, both at home and, even more sadly, abroad, you have continued to bring up and confess America’s past record of racial prejudice and indicate we “still have issues to resolve” pertaining to race – as if your very presence as twice-elected president of the United States doesn’t proclaim loud and clear that we as a people have largely, though not completely, put to rest any image of America as an ongoing “racist” nation. We are not!
Your first comment after Trayvon Martin was killed while beating up a neighborhood watchman was that he could have been your son. Yes, if you conceive your son resenting being questioned while wandering at night between houses that had already been burglarized, and in that resentment running after the watchman who was walking away, jumping and punching him from behind, then straddling him and pounding his head against the sidewalk, and being shot by the watchman under him on the pavement.
Sir, that incident had nothing to do with “racism” – but you and Al Sharpton and your attorney general tried your best to make it so.
And perhaps, the very large black man in Ferguson, Missouri, who had been seen and identified on videotape robbing a small store, walking out with a batch of stolen cigars and threatening the small Asian owner who tried to get him to pay might also have been imagined by you as “your son.” That is if you can also see a son, if you had one, strolling proudly down the middle of the street with his “swag” and so resenting being questioned by a policeman who realized he was the one just reported on police radio that he reached in the patrol car, punched the policeman in the face and wrestled with him, trying to take his gun away, possibly to use it on the policeman! And then, by eyewitness sworn account, turning on the policeman who ordered him to stop and being shot as he advanced on him.
It took a while for a court to hear all the facts, but you, Sharpton and your attorney general (also the first black man to have held that high office) used the incident, tragic as it was, to accuse your countrymen – who elected you – of unbridled, yet to be rooted out, deeply held “racism.”
Sir, in both those and so many other cases, the fact that one of those involved was of the black persuasion had little if anything to do with the outcome. If the perpetrator had been white or Hispanic and the officer black, the outcome would have been the same. Would you have cried “racism” then? Very doubtful.
But these claims against our country have been a sad trademark of your presidency. At no time do I recall your mentioning the far greater instances of “black on black” crimes, the high percentage of crimes of all types committed annually by blacks, or the senseless looting and violence that follows the inflamed “protests” after one of the above-mentioned incidents. Strange that you, our half-white president, have little to say about these things.
Now we come to the horrific scene in Charleston, South Carolina, in which a satanically inspired young white kid mercilessly kills a number of fine black Christians in a Wednesday night prayer service, in church!
And yes, I said, “inspired by Satan”! Though this had a racist element, to be sure, it was more than that and of far greater significance to America than that. This boy wasn’t just a sadist, or even criminally insane – he was carefully prepared and led by the Devil himself to kill as many Christians as he could. The fact that they were black was an excuse more than a reason.
Let me prove it to you. And let me persuade you to substitute another, more valid word for “racist.”
The word evil.
You’ve professed to be a Christian, right? You’re surely familiar, then, with the Lord’s Prayer. Remember these words from Jesus’ lips, “Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil“?
Why would He include those words in such a short, fundamental, all-inclusive prayer for the ages? Because He knew better than anybody that evil exists. Evil is just as real, as present, as all pervasive in this world as God Himself. In fact, the Gospels record that everywhere Jesus went, from the beginning of His earthly ministry to His crucifixion, He was constantly confronted by demons, and He always cast them out of the people they occupied and controlled, setting them free!
In Luke 8, there is mention of “some women he had healed and from whom he had cast out evil spirits, and Mary Magdalene from whom He had cast out seven demons.” And in Matthew 12:24, Satan is revealed as “the prince of demons.”
When Jesus was baptized in the Jordan River, and the Dove of the Holy Spirit identified Him as the promised Messiah, still dripping wet, He was led by the Spirit to be tempted by the Devil, face to face!
The war was on.
What war, you ask? You think Iran, or Syria, or Russia, or China, even ISIS, which is beheading Christians, even little children in front of their parents, are our greatest enemy? “Racism“?
Hear God’s Word you claim to believe:
“Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God..that you may be able to withstand in the evil day; and having done all, to stand.” [Ephesians 6, emphasis added]
Mr. President, look in the eyes of these sad, forlorn, lost evildoers – the Roof kid, the Colorado theater killer, the young New Englander who mowed down little children at school, the Columbine duo, the maniac who shot up the Jewish day-care center and then killed a Hispanic postman “just because he was there,” the increasing mall and workplace insane murderers, even the thousands of children hypnotized by vile and violent video “games” – look deeply into their inner beings (not their skin color or professed motives), and you’ll encounter demons from hell, minions of Satan himself, coming diabolically against anything that God loves.
God loves America, Mr. President. But during your watch, His name is being erased from public life, forbidden in schools, ignored and repudiated in much public policy and laughed at in popular entertainment. You declared, “Whatever America once was, she is no longer a Christian nation.”
Simple, stupid “racism” is not our problem, Mr. President. It is declaring that we are no longer a nation “under God.” And as our society increasingly moves away from God’s protective, loving hand, we can expect more and more horrific demonic evil.