Mr. President You Are Wrong
MR PRESIDENT, YOU ARE WRONG, MANY RELIGIONS KILL INNOCENT PEOPLE
Don Boys, Ph.D.
It may seem presumptuous, proud, and far from prudent for me to correct President Obama but I doubt if anyone else will do so, so I will. Obama was wrong, very wrong when he said in his speech, “Now let’s make two things clear: ISIL is not ‘Islamic.’ No religion condones the killing of innocents. And the vast majority of ISIL’s victims have been Muslim. And ISIL is certainly not a state.”
First of all ISIL does not become a state by his permission. To be a state the leaders must own and control the territory in question. ISIL is as much a state as the Palestinian Authority. In fact, more so since ISIL has far more territory, far more warriors, and far more money and equipment. ISIL is a state and it is a constantly growing state.
However, Obama’s biggest mistake was stating that ISIL “is not Islamic.” But of course it is. If it is anything, it is Islamic. Its leaders, as slaves to the Koran, pray Islamic prayers, follow the teaching of Mohammed, attend Friday mosque and profess to be Muslims. All one must do is profess that Allah is God and Mohammed is his prophet. But then I can understand why Obama would not want to recognize that earth-shaking fact!
Obama, on a slippery slope, then says that no religion condones the killing of innocents. Has he been in a cave all his life or just spent too much time on the golf course in the hot sun? All educated people know that there have been numerous massacres perpetrated by various religions and many still defend their actions!
The Massacre of the Latins was a massive massacre of the Roman Catholic inhabitants of Constantinople, the capital of the Byzantine Empire, by the Eastern Orthodox population of the city in May 1182. Up to 60,000 Roman Catholics were killed by other “Christians” so that was “Christian” against “Christian.” However, I think both groups were theological thugs with little relationship to Bible Christianity. Christ wept at Lazarus’ funeral (before He raised him from the dead) but I think He might have wept again over the tragedy in Constantinople.
The St. Bartholomew’s Day massacre in 1572 was one of the most infamous killings by Roman Catholic mobs. They killed up to 30,000 French Protestants during the French Wars of Religion.
But it gets worse. In the 1500s, India’s Thuggee sect (followers of the bloodthirsty goddess Kali) strangled about two million people as sacrifices to appease the bloodthirsty goddess Kali. Thugs killed about 20,000 people a year in the 1800s until British rulers exterminated them. At a trial in 1840, one Thug was accused of killing 931 people.
The Aztecs came to power in the 1300s and made human sacrifice an evil art. About 20,000 people were killed yearly to placate their gods, primarily the sun god who could only be mollified by human blood. Priests, who were highly efficient killers, cut out the hearts of sacrifice victims and some bodies were eaten. Other victims were beheaded, thrown from the tops of their temples, or burned. At one king’s coronation, 80,000 prisoners were butchered to satisfy the gods. Another author reports that in a rite to the maize goddess, a virgin danced for 24 hours, then was killed and skinned and her skin was worn by a priest in further dancing.
What did Obama say about “No religion condones the killing of innocents.”
But maybe it would be advisable for me to concentrate on Muslim massacres of innocent people!
The massacre of the Bulgarians in the southern town of Batak by 8,000 Ottoman Muslim troops on April 30, 1876 at the beginning of the April Uprising was described as “the most heinous crime to stain the history of the 19th century.” About 15,000 men, women, and children were raped, tortured, and then beheaded by the followers of the “peaceful religion” of Islam. The entire town was burned to the ground.
Two other massacres known as the “Armenian Massacres of 1894–1896″ and the “Great Massacres,’ were committed by Muslims of the Ottoman Empire. There were up to 300,000 killed leaving at least 50,000 children orphaned.
The 1909 massacre of Armenian Christians by Ottoman Muslims in the city of Adana resulted in a series of anti-Armenian mob violence throughout the district. The estimated death count was up to 30,000 Christians. Are you still with me Obama?
In April 24, 1915 the Muslim officials ordered the deportation of practically the entire Armenian and Assyrian Christian populations of modern Turkey to Syria and Iraq, and to massacre many of them during the removal. By the end of the year, 1,500,000 Armenians and 250,000 Assyrians had been murdered. Many women were raped and children were kidnapped and enslaved to be brought up as Muslims. Many Christians, especially women, were crucified (photographs are available). This mass murder by Muslims prompted the first use of the word, “genocide.”
Okay, Obama, are you convinced now? Can we hear you say that you and your speech writers made a glaring error or was it a glaring deception trying to put Islam in a better light? Radical Muslims of today are only doing what their leader taught them to do and what they have been doing since the seventh century. They are international bullies that specialize in beheadings.
The Meccans began a two-week siege of Medina in 627, known as the Battle of the Trench; some Jews helped in defense of the city, but most were neutral. Mohammed questioned their loyalty, and after the battle Mohammed had all Jews in the cross hairs. He said that the judgment of God was “the Jews shall be killed.” During the night, ditches sufficient to contain the dead bodies were dug across the market place of the city. In the morning, Mohammed ordered the male captives to be brought forth in companies of five or six at a time. Each company was forced to sit in a row on the edge of the trench (mass grave) and were there beheaded. The bodies were cast in the trench. Some of the women were given to his troops and others sold into slavery. The butchery lasted all day and into the night with the beheading of at least 800 men.
After the killing spree was over, Mohammed relieved his stress by sleeping with Rihana whose husband and all her male relatives had just been beheaded! War is so stressful! And civilization marches on.
Our national leaders like Bush, Obama, Biden, Reed, Ad nauseam will not admit that we are involved in a clash of cultures and a religious war that could last a hundred years! It is not a war of our making and will not be won by bombs, bullets, or battalions.
When America’s next major terrorist attack happens you may notice that Obama, Biden, and Company’s unwisely and hastily adopted sympathy and pandering to all things Muslim will be discarded as quickly as long underwear in a Texas heat wave.
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(Dr. Don Boys is a former member of the Indiana House of Representatives, author of 15 books, frequent guest on television and radio talk shows, and wrote columns for USA Today for 8 years. His shocking book, ISLAM: America’s Trojan Horse!; Christian Resistance: An Idea Whose Time Has Come–Again!; and The God Haters are all available at Amazon.com. These columns go to newspapers, magazines, television, and radio stations and may be used without change from title through the end tag. His web sites are www.cstnews.com and www.Muslimfact.com and www.thegodhaters.com. Contact Don for an interview or talk show.)
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Both the Clinton and Bush Administrations Began with an Assault on Religion
On January 20, 1993 William Jefferson Clinton was sworn in as the 42nd President of the United States, on February 28 his Attorney General Janet Reno personally ordered Federal Agents to begin what would be a 51 day siege of the Branch Davidians in Waco, Texas that ended in the fiery deaths of 86 members of this Seventh Day sect including many women and children. On January 20, 2001 George Walker Bush was sworn in as the 43rd President of the United States, on February 13 his Attorney General John Ashcroft personally ordered the raid on the Indianapolis Baptist Temple in Indianapolis, Indiana that resulted in worshipers being hauled out of a prayer meeting, the buildings padlocked and eventually sold and the sanctuary bulldozed to make room for a Charter School where a Christian School once stood with several hundred enrolled. It should be noted that both men put their hand on the Holy Bible as they took the oath to uphold the Constitution of the U.S. which says, “Congress shall make no law respecting the establishment of religion nor prohibit the free exercise thereof” and yet Mr. Ashcroft has admitted that destroying a Christian church was his first act after he took office.
Mr. Ashcroft devoted six pages of his recent book Never Again to the Baptist Temple events. The following article written by Pastor Robert McCurry of Sharpsburg, Georgia sets the record straight. We are reprinting this excellent article in this issue:
Former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft Maligns Indianapolis Baptist Temple in New Book By Robert McCurry
Former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft has written a book entitled Never Again- Securing America And Restoring Justice (Center Steel, 2007). He devotes seven pages of his book to what he describes as “a sixteen-year dispute between the Indianapolis Temple and the Internal Revenue Service.” Since he, as U.S. Attorney General, knew the truth about this “dispute” it is amazing to see that his remarks are marred by a number of deliberate egregious untruths and distorted personal representations that are apparently intended to malign the Indianapolis Baptist Temple. (ibid pp 93-100)
Here is a list of these egregious untruths and distortions:
One, Ashcroft accuses Indianapolis Baptist Temple of “tax evasion.” This is untrue. The Internal Revenue service never accused Indianapolis Baptist Temple of “tax evasion.” Where is Ashcroft’s evidence of such a charge?
Two, Ashcroft correctly states: “The church . . . stopped withholding federal income tax, Social Security, and Medicare taxes from the paychecks of its employees….1 The employees paid their own taxes on the money they received from the church.” This was the crux of the controversy. The IRS alleged the church failed to collect and remit these referenced taxes, but Ashcroft acknowledges that these referenced taxes were paid by those who “received money from the church.”
Three, Ashcroft states: “The church itself continued to accrue back taxes, penalties, and interest . . .” This is untrue. Indianapolis Baptist Temple was nontaxable and had no tax liabilities in any amount.r others.” This is a ludicrous statement designed to malign the character and integrity of Dr. Greg Dixon. The same statement can be made of President George Bush or any other leader. But why make such a statement when there was no evidence or even suspicions of such a probability? The answer is obvious.
Two, Ashcroft implies that Indianapolis Baptist Temple was similar or akin to the Branch Davidians who were accused of hoarding weapons, World Trade Center Terrorists, Oklahoma City Bomber Timothy McVeigh, and the militia movement at large in America. The answer is obvious.
Three, Ashcroft implies that Indianapolis Baptist Temple was not a people of peace and had no respect for authorities; protested and acted with violence to further their religious views; was similar to those who bomb abortion clinics. Why make such comparisons and raise such suspicions when there is no evidence to substantiate these things? The answer is obvious.
Some astounding and alarming statements made by Ashcroft:
One, Ashcroft admits that the government seizure of the Indianapolis Baptist Temple’s properties was “the first incident in U.S. history in which a church was seized by the IRS for tax reasons.”
Two, Ashcroft admits that he sacrificed the congregation of the Indianapolis Baptist Temple to prove that he was sincere at his Senate confirmation hearings. “For all the fuss during my confirmation hearings by the ACLU and other liberal groups fretting whether or not I would uphold the law in cases that touched on matters of faith, hardly a word was reported when the Christian attorney general enforced the law in the church tax evasion case. “
Three, Ashcroft, a professing Christian and an Assembly of God lay preacher, admits that he used his power as the U.S. Attorney General to enforce his religious beliefs. “I was deeply concerned over the standoff. Yet on the other hand, Christians obey the law and ‘render to Caesar that which belongs to Caesar.’ In other words, pay your taxes! The Indianapolis Baptist Temple defied that scriptural injunction as well as the law of the land. And I was sworn to uphold that law.”
Four, Ashcroft is double-tongued as illustrated by the following: “He complicated his already controversial appointment as Attorney General of the United States, when he spoke at Bob Jones University in Greenville, South Carolina. In this speech, Attorney John Ashcroft told the students the historical facts ‘that America’s greatness stems from the triumph of ‘eternal authority’ over ‘civic authority’ [and] said the United States was founded by spiritual patriots who bucked the king of England’s tax collectors by saying, ‘We have no king but Jesus’”. (One Nation Under God, Dr. David C. Gibbs, Jr. President Christian Law Association With Jerry Newcombe, Christian Law Association, 2003-06, p 317).
Interestingly, Ashcroft applauds the “spiritual patriots who bucked the king of England’s tax collectors” for objecting to individual taxation and even commends them for proclaiming, “We have no king but Jesus.” But in contradistinction, he applauds America’s “tax collectors” for prosecuting Indianapolis Baptist Temple and seizing church properties for alleged taxes it did not owe. He further condemns Indianapolis Baptist Temple for its stand and proclamation that Jesus Christ is the sole Lord and Head of His Church and the IBT congregations position that “We have no King but Jesus!”
Five, Ashcroft admits that it was his decision to seize the church. “The night before we planned to make a move on the church, we received word from the White House: they wanted to send a representative to negotiate with the church leaders. I thought that was a bad idea and told the White House so . . . I was finally able to convince the White House . . . Late that night, the White House dropped their objections to our recommendation, and our plan proceeded. ‘If you want to do this, the burden of responsibility is on you,’ they said. . . . I gave the order to go ahead at dawn the next morning. Fully armed U.S. marshals stormed the church, executing the plan perfectly”. George W. Bush was President at that time.
Six, in essence Ashcroft says that Indianapolis Baptist Temple is unlike Christ and he slanders pastors, churches, and Christians in general who believe that Jesus Christ is the sole Lord and only Head of His Church.
It will be wise for every pastor and church in America to remember: What civil government can do to one pastor and church in America it can — and eventually will — do to every pastor and church in America!
Wake up, preachers! Wake up, Christians! Wake up, America!
Robert McCurry is the former pastor of the Heritage Baptist Church of Sharpsburg, Georgia and is the Editor of the outstanding newsletter entitled The Wake Up Herald. Pastor McCurry may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Pastors and Congregation of IBT owe a great debt to Bro. McCurry for the many hours that he has given through the years at his own expense on behalf of our church without remuneration.
1The position of IBT throughout their court case was that those who ministered at the church in whatever capacity were not employees as defined by the Internal Revenue Code, but rather ministers as defined by the Holy Scriptures exercising their spiritual gifts in the ministry of the Lord’s church for love gifts that the church was able to provide. There was even an understanding that if the church did not have the funds that they would not receive their love gifts, or they might be late in receiving them which did happen through the years.
Beginning in 1984, after the church stopped operating as a legal entity such as a corporation or unincorporated association, it no longer withheld taxes of any kind on the “employees”, which they were when the church was incorporated, including FICA taxes.
At that point if they believed they had a tax liability, they paid their own and the record shows that as Ashcroft said in his book, all taxes were paid. If in fact all taxes were paid, how could the church have a $6 million tax liability including penalty and interest? At least three times, in face to face meetings, we told the IRS agents that all taxes had been for the assessment period. They also audited approximately fifty of our ministers and verified that it was true. Now it stands to reason, that if all taxes were paid, there could be no tax liability on the part of the church. But because our educational ministry had not signed the FICA tax exemption form, and we had not collected the tax, their position was, we had broken the law. However to do either on the part of the church would have not only violated the scriptures concerning the Lordship of Christ over the church, but also would have run roughshod over the U.S. and Indiana Constitutions in the area of the Religious Liberty clauses.