You have probably suffered through the same
garbage junk whatever-you-want-to-call-it as I have.
“I’d like to thank the Big Man Upstairs for this award.” (My note: GAG!)
A foul-mouthed, sexist, woman-hating rapper says, “I’d first like to thank my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for helping me make music and for giving me a reason to sing.” (My note: First, I question his use of the term “music” for his…ahem…stuff; and two, I have this sneaking suspicion God is leaning down from heaven saying, “NO, NO! Don’t give me credit for that filth!)
Award show after award show. Media event after media event. Talk show after talk show we hear people giving credit to “God” for their success.
First, a disclaimer. I can count on one half of a finger the number of times I have made political comments on this blog. I just don’t go there for several reasons. However, this is not a political comment. I don’t care if you are a ReDemTeacan. This is a moral comment. Last Friday our president made a 12 minute comment about Planned Parenthood (PP). In that comment he praised PP for:
“Lives you saved, women you’ve empowered, families that you have strengthened. That’s why no matter how great the challenge, no matter how fierce the opposition, there’s one thing the past few years have shown. It’s that Planned Parenthood isn’t going anywhere. It’s not going anywhere today, it’s not going anywhere tomorrow. (There is more but speech edited by me for space)
If that wasn’t enough, the last sentence about did me in.
Thank you Planned Parenthood, and God bless you.
God bless you? Are you kidding me? I am not sure what he’s been smoking, and I’m certainly not sure what God he’s talking about, but I’m pretty danged sure that the God who knew us “before we were formed in our mother’s womb, and consecrated us before we were born” (Jer.1:5); and the God who “formed our inward parts; who knit us together in our mother’s womb; who fearfully and wonderfully made us; whose eyes saw our frame when we were being made in secret and intricately woven in the depths of the earth; who saw our unformed substance; wrote all our days in a book; and has precious thoughts of us” (Ps.139) would have a huge difficulty “blessing Planned Parenthood.” I picture God leaning over and saying, “NO! NO! Don’t even go there! Don’t even think of it. Don’t even say that!”
God cannot and will not bless sin. Churches. Pastors. Hucksters. Politicians. Tycoons. Presidents. Senators. Doctors. Lawyers. Indian chiefs. There will come a day of reckoning (skip ahead to 2:08). Count on it! Funny thing (not haha): there will be plenty of “religious” people who will take issue with my words, but not his. Go figure.
Okay…your turn. You are free to express your thoughts. Just be kind.