Changing demography and waning Christian influence in politics: the future of America
Commentary by Julio Severo
Folks, I present a WND article addressing the concern of an American pro-family leader about a possible re-election of Obama. Yet, what about if he does not win a second term? Will his rival, Mitt Romney, reverse the homosexual agenda of Obama?
Massachusetts, under Governor Mitt Romney, was the first US state to legalize the infamous same-sex marriage.
Today and yesterday, I have published two stories from Veja magazine (the Brazilian counterpart of Time magazine). Veja reports that the US demography (and religion) is changing, and US politics will change too. Veja said that this change was a result planned by Democrats, notorious leftists.
Besides, Veja said that mainline Protestant churches (Presbyterian and Lutheran) are losing their youth, who have embraced socialism. This Protestantism is doing more harm than good to America.
At any rate, in a very few years, America will not be what she once was: the most Protestant nation on the earth.
Veja said also that the evangelical influence in American politics is diminishing, but it cited new versions of Pentecostals (probably Michele Bachman and Sarah Palin) as the last conservative evangelical resistance to the massive liberal onslaught on America.
Yet, Veja recognized that, because of longstanding Democratic policies, demography will change whatever influence evangelicals were left to retain until far, but eventually, in three or four decades, evangelical influence in US politics will be gone.
Undoubtedly, Democrats explored the longstanding American political, legal and social love for contraception and abortion. The paycheck for these horrendous sins is coming, with illegal and legal immigration redefining and determining US demography, culture, religion, etc.
And right now, in one of the last chances for US evangelicals to make some influence on America, they have only Romney, a Mormon who passed same-sex marriage in Massachusetts, to defeat Obama.
This definitey is not a good sign.
If demography is destiny, there is a very less Christian destiny in store for America, and Obama and Romney are inaugurating it.
In the next decades, US elections can bring disputes between liberals and ultra-liberals.
Read now the WND article (the WCF paper protesting the US embassy support for the Prague gay parade contains my signature and it is available here: http://profam.org/docs/Prague_Letter.pdf):
The future of America's global homo promo
Unstoppable, if Obama is re-elected, says leader of pro-family organization
By Michael F. Haverluck
One month after the World Congress of Families’ unsuccessfully tried to block the U.S. Embassy’s unprecedented support of the Prague Pride homosexual festival, a key member of the pro-family coalition admits that such “gay” activism by the U.S. government will only grow if Barack Obama wins a second term.
“If Obama is elected, there won’t be any way to block it unless the House defunds the embassy,” Liberty Counsel Chairman Mathew Staver told WND in an interview Thursday. “But it is not just the embassy that is involved; it is all the agencies in the Obama administration.”
One month ago, the U.S. Embassy took part in the Prague “Gay Pride” event, despite a letter by the World Congress of Families in protest. The capital of the Czech Republic is now dubbed “the most liberal city of the former Eastern Bloc” and is working to promote “gay rights” along with the Obama administration.
How did the U.S. Embassy end up supporting and participating in the Prague Pride Parade this year?
“President Obama has pushed the radical homosexual agenda down through all of his agencies,” said Staver, who also serves as vice president, dean and professor of law at Liberty University School of Law. “He has appointed particular people who make sure that every agency promotes the LGBT agenda. This action is a direct result of President Obama’s radical anti-family, pro-homosexual agenda.”
This year’s Prague Pride Parade is reported to have had attractions including: iBoys Party; Gay Speed Dating; Where Do Ethics End and Rights Start?; Tango Banana; 4Boys Party; Leather Zone and Children’s Day with Picnic.
Despite the event’s graphic nature, popular media outlets such as the BBC poured out euphemisms to depict various displays, such as “fancy dress” to denote garments yielding indecent exposure and “colorful events” to portray sexually explicit displays.
Some 25,000 participants and spectators are said to have indulged in the week of activities, which were condemned by Czech President Vaclav Klaus and his top aide, Deputy Chancellor Petr Hajek, who chided Prague Mayor Bohuslav Svoboda for advocating “deviant” behavior.
Opposition had come from more than 120 pro-family and pro-life leaders from 11 nations, including former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, as well as Paige Patterson, who is a former majority leader of the U.S. House of Representatives and former president of the Southern Baptist Convention.
“There is nobody as ideologically driven as President Obama,” Staver contends, referring to the commander-in-chief’s homosexual promotions.
Staver believes GOP candidate Mitt Romney will reverse much of what Obama has done.
But Staver emphasizes that ousting the incumbent president in November is just the first step of many to mitigate years of damaging LGBT-friendly policy.
“It will be important for the people to actively participate under a Romney administration in order to halt the Obama agenda,” he said. “Obama has infiltrated every area of the government, and it will be a significant undertaking to undo much of what he has done. He has totally revamped the agencies with his radical agenda.”
According to Staver, the major surgery needed to extract the spreading homosexual agenda planted under the Obama administration will have to be preceded by a thorough examination.
“It is going to take some effort to make sure that the new administration is aware of these matters in order to address them. The problem is that Obama hasn’t been focusing on jobs or other matters of significance, but he has been driven by his ideological agenda.”
Obama’s perspective already is reflected by the ambassadors and others from 11 nations who supported the U.S. Embassy’s actions in Prague.
On the other side was the leader of the Czech Republic-based conservative initiative known as DOST (Trust-Objectivity-Freedom-Tradition), which targeted Israel’s ambassador.
“Legitimizing the homosexual way of life is an effort to cover up the fact that same-sex cohabitation cannot produce a family,” stated Michal Semin in an editorial published by the liberal “Lidové noviny” newspaper after Israel’s embassy marched in the parade. “Public officials who support the homosexual lifestyle and place it on the same level as marriage are acting against the fundamental interests of the society they are supposed to serve.”
But Semin’s criticism was not reserved solely for the Israeli embassy, as he also condemned the U.S. and the Netherlands for their destructive policies supporting same-sex marriage and the homosexual lifestyle.
“They should be ashamed of themselves,” said Semin, who sent protest notes to the three nations’ embassies over the events.
The letter from the World Congress of Families said Obama’s influence is corrupting Europe by forcing the promotion of homosexuality on societies that previously embraced traditional Christian values.
WCF Founder Allan C. Carlson, former U.N. Ambassador to UNSECO Alan C. Keyes, Catholic League for Civil and Religious Rights President Bill Donohue, King for America Founder Alveda C. King and Staver are just some of the notable pro-family figures who signed the letter.
Those on the left joining in the support of Prague Pride were ambassadors from the U.S., Canada, Ireland, Finland, Belgium, Sweden, Norway, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Israel, Denmark and the U.K.
WCF said: “The United Nations has never affirmed homosexual marriage or rights.” In fact, the U.N. Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that only, “men and women … have a right to marry and found a family,” with “family” defined as “the natural and fundamental group unit of society [which] is entitled to protection by society and the state.”
Just a few months ago, more than 3,200 delegates from 72 nations unanimously adopted the Madrid Declaration of World Congress of Families VI, which states, “We affirm the natural family to be the union of a man and a woman through marriage for the purposes of sharing love and joy, propagating children, providing their moral education, building a vital home economy, offering security in times of trouble, and binding the generations.”
In June, WND reported the Pentagon launched a celebration of homosexual behavior. Previously, WND covered the progression of the case, when firefighters were forced to participate in a “gay” parade.
Jim Hartline, a former homosexual who took part in a San Diego Pride Parade some 15 years ago and is now a staunch Christian pro-family advocate in the city’s homosexual district, sees the events as anything but benign.
“At least [five] registered sex offenders were hired to fill salaried and voluntary supervisory positions for the festivities,” he said of the Pride events he attended in recent years.
Participants included transvestites, women flashers, pornographers, male strippers and indecently exposed adults acting out homosexual practices. Promotions were for sex toys, male escort services and pornographers.
Candy was handed out to entice young children, he said, including by a man riding a bicycle while wearing nothing but a thong.