Monday, October 21, 2013

Outrage In Colorado

While the nation's attention has been riveted to the government shutdown and fight over Obamacare for the last couple of weeks, other things are happening across the USA that should anger Americans even more than the smarmy goings on of Washington politics.  One of those things was an outrageous incident that happened in Sterling, CO about two weeks ago.

The grieving family of Linda Baker, wife of Baptist pastor Mark Baker, were denied their request to have the ichthys--an early fish symbol of Christianity--with "Jesus" written inside it, placed on Mrs. Baker's headstone.  Shawn Rewoldt, manager of the public cemetery where Mrs. Baker was buried, refused the family's request on the grounds that the name "Jesus" might offend someone. Stunned, the family protested only to have Rewoldt compare the Jesus-in-the-ichthys symbol to the hooked cross of Nazi Germany.  "What if somebody wanted to put a swastika [on a headstone]?" Rewoldt reportedly told the Bakers to defend his decision.  Next, the family appealed to the city council for help but the council supported Rewoldt.  Only after being pressured by a Facebook campaign launched by the Bakers did Sterling city manager Joe Kiolbasa overrule Rewoldt.  Linda Baker will get to have the symbol she wanted put on her headstone after all, but her wish should never have been denied in the first place.

Yes, I know the cemetery in question was a public, city-owned cemetery, but the manager didn't use the separation of church and state ruse to block the Baker family's religious freedom.  Oh no.  He tried to stop Jesus's name from being seen on the grounds that its "Christian connotation" might offend.  If the Bakers had asked for the name "Allah" or "Mohammed" for their loved one's headstone you can bet your proverbial bottom dollar that neither of them would've been deemed potentially offensive.

This entire incident was despicable and outrageous!  Yet, as outrageous as it was I would've expected it in the big liberal cities on the east and left coasts.  Shockingly, this attack on Christianity occurred in the heartland in a town with less than 20,000 people.  The poison of political correctness and Christophobia is seeping into and corroding every nook and cranny of America.   All the budget and policy battles in Washington will be for nothing if we don't stop the march of the Left's cultural rot through America.  To paraphrase Jesus, what does it profit a nation to gain fiscal order yet lose its soul?

Try banning that, Sterling, Colorado.

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Maximum Meaness

The Obama regime is despicable.

I'm sitting here watching Megyn Kelly's new show "The Kelly Files" on Fox News and I'm in a state of shock.  I've learned that the families of five of our warriors killed in Afghanistan will be denied death benefits.  Basically what that means is that the government won't pay for the warriors' funerals nor for flying the families to Dover Air Force Base to retrieve their fallen loved ones' bodies.  And this is being blamed on the government shut down.  Outrage doesn't begin to described my feelings on this.  This is the Obama regime's policy of maximum pain in action.  What is the policy of maximum pain?

Maximum pain is the Obama regime's strategy to rout the GOP by using the shutdown to cause as much hurt to Americans as possible and then blaming Republicans.  It's pure political warfare being waged on the backs of the American people.  Private businesses have been closed by the Parks Service.  Park rangers have been told to make things as difficult for the public as possible.  And now this outrage of denying death benefits to the families of our fallen heroes.  Corrupt!  Corrupt!  Maximum pain is corrupt.  The Obama regime is corrupt, headed by a Dear Leader wannabe utterly contemptuous of the limits on his power.

Obama must be made to know that he's no Dear Leader.  He's the president of a free, representative republic with a loyal opposition legally and morally entitled to block policies they don't like.  That's how America works.  If Obama and his Democrats don't like that then they need a BIG dose of their own medicine.  Maximum pain for Obama, Pelosi, and Reid.  YEAH!!!!