Question: Could it be true that President Obama’s fingerprints are on Franklin Graham’s (Honorary Chairman of the National Day of Prayer) dis-invitation from the National Day of Prayer services at the Pentagon?
This recent article and/or blog post seems to reveal the answer to this question-You Decide:
Letters To Leaders: Obama Fingerprints On Franklin Graham Dis-Invitation? CAIR the terrorist org? WHO?–Posted on Congress.org-On April 27, 2010:
These are pertinent excerpts from this letter:
Rep. Bobby Scott
April 27, 2010
Exactly who gave the order to dis-invite Franklin Graham from the National Day of Prayer service? … Who made the decision? … Did individuals in the Obama White House help coordinate this hostile attack?
Are the American people really supposed to believe that the Honorary Chairman of the National Day of Prayer (Graham) was dis-invited because of obscure and factual comments he made against radical-Islam almost a decade ago… even though we are still at war with radical Islamic terrorists today?
Or is there more to this story? Is the rescinding of Graham’s invitation, and the horrendous and scurrilous personal attacks against him, just part of a coordinated and hostile attack by the radical left and the Obama White House to diminish and eradicate the religious traditions that made this country great?
Andrea Lafferty, with the Traditional Values Coalition has already called it an “engineered” attack which “has the fingerprints of Barack Obama’s White House all over it.”
The American people deserve to know exactly who issued the asinine and egregious order to dis-invite Reverend Franklin Graham from the National Day of Prayer service and that the American people need to know all the details… even if it takes a full-scale congressional investigation.
Furthermore, let them know that heads need to roll. The American people will not be trifled with and will not take hostile attacks on our religious liberties and the traditions that made this country great lying down.
There Was No Massive Outcry To Dis-Invite Graham.
As you may already suspect, there was no massive outcry to dis-invite Graham from the National Day of Prayer observance.
The only “substantive” objection to Graham’s appearance at the National Day of Prayer service came from a tiny fringe organization which deceptively calls itself the Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF).
Of course, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) — an un-indicted co-conspirator in the largest terrorism funding case in America’s history — joined MRFF in the protest… but, make no mistake, MRFF carried the water on this jihad.
Left-wing journalist David Corn, in a hit-piece titled “National Day of Prayer: Franklin Graham Deserved to Be Booted,” wrote: “After learning of the invitation extended to Graham, the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, a watchdog group, objected to his participation, noting Graham’s presence would offend Muslim employees at the Pentagon….”
The MRFF claims it lodged the investigation on behalf of “a courageous community” of military personnel “of the Muslim faith at the Pentagon.” However, the members of this “courageous community” have also, remained “courageously” anonymous.
But that’s not the only detail of this whole sordid affair that is still under wraps. What Corn and the Mainstream Media are NOT telling you is that the Military Religious Freedom Foundation is the brain-child of Mickey Weinstein… it’s essentially a one-man organization and this man (Weinstein) has been on a vindictive, personal, irrational and malevolent jihad to bully public officials and agencies into eradicating the religious liberties of our brave men and women in uniform for over a decade.
“Malevolent, personal jihad?” … admittedly those are strong words… but that’s not just our opinion. Weinstein’s actions, and the bile that has issued forth from his own mouth for years, make the assertion indisputable.
And Weinstein, of course, is not alone in this quest to eradicate the religious liberties of the men and women who bravely serve our country… and it’s a quest that must be stopped.
Who Is Mickey Weinstein?
But before we go into more details, you might want to know a little more about Mickey Weinstein. Some of what you are about to read is shocking… we couldn’t make it up if we tried.
Back in 2000, when a Christian group shot a video that showed — among other things — military officers praying and expressing their faith, Weinstein went ballistic. He ranted: “These people should be court-martialed” and he irrationally claimed that people of faith were trying to transform the military into a “’frickin’ faith-based initiative.”
In October 2005, Weinstein actually sued the United States Air Force in an attempt to silence military officers from expressing their faith. Fortunately, U.S. District Judge James A. Parker, who presided over Weinstein v. U.S. Air Force, dismissed the case.
In 2008, Weinstein, during an interview with The Philadelphia Jewish Voice called Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ, the “Jesus Chainsaw Massacre.”
In that same interview Weinstein called the Officers’ Christian Fellowship the “Christian Taliban” and compared deeply-held expressions of faith by Christians in the military to “yelling fire in a crowded movie theater.”
Weinstein also accused Christians, who dared to share the Gospel, of “preying” (yes… that’s “preying” … with a “e”) on others.
He called support, within the Christian community, for Jews and the State of Israel (in his own words), the “First Thanksgiving Theory.” Weinstein explains his whacked theory as follows; “the Pilgrims loved the turkey the night before the first Thanksgiving. It is all about fattening the herd for the slaughter that is coming….”
And Weinstein proudly admits to belonging to a variety of extreme left-wing organizations… People for the American Way… Americans United for Separation of Church and State… and the Southern Poverty Law Center.
The fact that leftists like David Corn and other fifth-columnists of the Mainstream Media would give an irrational extremist like Weinstein a platform and an undeserved veneer of respectability should not come as a shock.
But the fact that the defense department, absent any legitimate outcry, would give radicals like Weinstein and CAIR the time of day and dis-invited Franklin Graham from participating in the National Day of Prayer service is an offense that the American people should not take lying down.
It simply does not pass the sniff test. That’s just one reason why we must know WHO gave the order… and WHY they gave the order… and the individual (or individuals) who gave the order within the defense department or the Obama Administration must be exposed and summarily punished…. and we can make that happen.
Graham… The Target Du Jour.
Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin wrote:
“It’s truly a sad day when such a fine patriotic man [Graham], whose son is serving on his fourth deployment in Afghanistan to protect our freedom of speech and religion, is dis-invited from speaking at the Pentagon’s National Day of Prayer service. His comments in 2001 were aimed at those who are so radical that they would kill innocent people and subjugate women in the name of religion.”
“Are we really so hyper-politically correct that we can’t abide a Christian minister who expresses his views on matters of faith? What a shame. Yes, things have changed.”
Palin’s comments are an understatement.
The idiocy that is transpiring is NOT about Franklin Graham, or comments Graham made that are being taken out of context… it’s bigger… it’s about sabotaging and diminishing the National Day of Prayer… it’s about eradicating the religious liberties of the brave men and women who proudly serve this country at a time when we are still at war against Islamic terrorists.
Graham is simply the target-du-jour and the left is simply following the 12th rule of Saul Alinski’s Rules for Radicals:
“Rule 12: Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it. Cut off the support network and isolate the target from sympathy. Go after people and not institutions; people hurt faster than institutions.”
And Graham is a significant target. Another thing that the media is not telling you is that Graham was much more than an “invited speaker” at the National Day of Prayer service… Graham is the Honorary Chairman of the National Day of Prayer.
If you want to destroy the National Day of Prayer… go for the head. And, of course, the added benefit for the left is that as long as the Mainstream Media focuses on Graham… on what he said… or didn’t say… the American people lose sight of the much broader threat we are facing.
There’s a much bigger plot afoot here… the plot must be exposed… and the ringleaders must be exposed and punished.
Remember… The National Day Of Prayer Is Unconstitutional… A Radical Left-Wing Judge Decreed It From On High.
The news cycle is often too rapid… which is why many have already forgotten that on April 15th, a Jimmy Carter-appointed, radical left-wing U.S. District judge in Madison Wisconsin (Barbara Brandriff Crabb) decreed that the National Day of Prayer is UNCONSTITUTIONAL.
The ruling was so whacked that it sent shock-waves through the country.
Mathew Staver, president of Liberty Counsel and dean of the Liberty University School of Law told CNSNews.com:
“If the National Day of Prayer is unconstitutional, then the Constitution itself is unconstitutional.”
The Internet website GatewayPundit.com wrote:
“The commie left was at it again yesterday…. They will not be content until Christianity is erased from society.”
But Judge Crabb didn’t finish the job. The court also ruled that the National Day of Prayer could continue until the case made its way through the appeals process.
Then… days later, the Franklin Graham controversy came to a head and the defense department dis- invited him from the event.
Coincidence? … The second punch in a one-two combination?
Disputanta , VA”
Note: These articles and/or blog posts seem to provide us with an idea of how this President and his administration have dealt with the “Muslim Prayer Day,” “National Day of Prayer” and other prayer events-What’s wrong with this picture? –You Decide:
Muslim Prayer Day Illustrates Dynamics of Free Speech in U.S.: ‘Capitol Hill prayer service draws worshippers and some protesters’-Posted on America.gov-By Howard Cincotta, Staff Writer-On October 29, 2010:
Obama ends Bush-era National Prayer Day service at White House-Posted on LA Times-By Johanna Neuman-On May 7, 2009:
Al-Qaeda STILL on Capitol Hill–Posted on Big Peace-By Patrick S. Poole-On October 14, 2010:
Note: These recent articles and/or blog posts related to and/or support the above letter-You Decide:
92 Percent of Americans Believe in God; Only 5 Percent Oppose National Day of Prayer–Posted on CNSNews.com-On May 6, 2010:
Franklin Graham: ‘God Used’ Judge Who Ruled National Day of Prayer Unconstitutional ‘to Accomplish His Purposes’–Posted on CNSNews.com-BY Penny Starr, Senior Staff Writer-On May 7, 2010:
Republican Congressmen Urge Defense Department to Re-Invite Franklin Graham to National Day of Prayer Event–Posted on CNSNews.com-By Pete Winn, Senior Writer/Editor-On May 6, 2010:
Lawmaker Calls for Hearings into Pentagon’s ‘Politically Correct’ Decisions to ‘Disinvite’ Conservative Christian Leaders–Posted on CNSNews-By Pete Winn, Senior Writer/Editor-By April 26, 2010:
Obama Fingerprints On Franklin Graham Dis-Invitation?-Posted on Abramsseed.blogspot.com-On April 27, 2010:
Obama White House Dumps Franklin Graham as CAIR Celebrates: “Graham “Disinvitation” To Pray At Pentagon Casts A Dark Shadow Over America’s Future”–Posted on RightSideNews.com-On April 25, 2010:
The Pentagon Prayer Fight–Posted on The Daily Beast-By James Carroll-On April 24, 2010:
GRAHAM “DISINVITATION” TO PRAY AT PENTAGON CASTS A DARK SHADOW OVER AMERICA’S FUTURE-Posted TraditionalValues.org-On April 23, 2010:
GRAHAM “DISINVITATION” TO PRAY AT PENTAGON CASTS A DARK SHADOW OVER AMERICA’S FUTURE: “CAIR Announces Victory”–Posted on AARP Online Community-On April 23, 2010:
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