Prayer Targets: Communist Goals; OFA; Boy Scouts; AIPAC; Obamacare Abortion; Marriage & SCOTUS
March 06, 2013
Dear Praying Friends,
In 1958, The Naked Communist outlined "45 Current Communist Goals." Here are a few:
- Promote the U.N. as the only hope for mankind...
- Capture one or both of the political parties in the United States.
- Use technical decisions of the courts to weaken basic American institutions by claiming their activities violate civil rights.
- Get control of the schools. Use them as transmission belts for socialism... Get control of teachers' associations. Put the party line in textbooks.
- Infiltrate the press... Gain control of key positions in radio, TV and motion pictures.
- Continue discrediting American culture by degrading all forms of artistic expression... "Our plan is to promote ugliness, repulsive meaningless art."
- Break down cultural standards of morality by promoting pornography and obscenity in books, magazines, motion pictures, radio and TV. Eliminate all laws governing obscenity by calling them "censorship" and a violation of free speech and free press.
- Present homosexuality... and promiscuity as "normal, natural, and healthy."
- Infiltrate the churches and replace revealed religion with "social" religion. Discredit the Bible and ...the need for... a "religious crutch."
- Eliminate prayer or any phase of religious expression in schools on the ground that it violates the principle of "separation of church and state."
- Discredit the...Constitution by calling it inadequate, old-fashioned, out of step with modern needs, a hindrance to cooperation between nations....
- Discredit the American Founding Fathers. Present them as selfish aristocrats...
- Support any socialist movement to give centralized control over any part of the culture - education, social agencies, welfare programs, mental health clinics, etc.
- Infiltrate and gain control of more unions and...big business.
- Dominate the psychiatric profession and use mental health laws as a means of gaining coercive control over those who oppose Communist goals.
- Discredit the family as an institution. Encourage promiscuity and easy divorce.
- Emphasize the need to raise children away from the negative influence of parents.
- Give the World Court jurisdiction over nations and individuals alike.
Whether those following the elitist leaders of the left know it or not, they have been used to advance a socialist agenda from a classic Marxist playbook. Watch a 6-minute video from Lt. Gen. Jerry Boykin (USA, Ret.) HERE (10/2010).
Organizing for Action - Even the New York Times, Washington Post and supra-liberal group Common Cause question what President Obama is doing with his unprecedented "Organizing for Action," the new grassroots political and policy action organization the President created following his election victory. Having raised over a billion dollars to win reelection, Mr. Obama launched OFA to perpetuate his fundraising machine and to lobby the grassroots to support his policies - essentially creating a permanent private campaign organization. "President Obama's political team is fanning out across the country...to convert his re-election campaign into a powerhouse national advocacy network... one of Washington's biggest lobbying operations" (NYT).
Experts say the group will support liberal candidates in conservative districts across America in an effort to end Republican-control of the U.S. House of Representatives in 2014. Reportedly the group is promising major donors access to the President for a donation of $500,000 or more. Some liberal groups are dismayed by the challenge of competing with the President for limited liberal contribution dollars and some accuse him of trying to take over the Democratic Party. OFA will keep the President's multimillion campaign donor database current. Through the campaign's 24 million Facebook fans, OFA will reportedly have access, in the President's name, to 98% of all Americans registered on Facebook. The Presidential bully pulpit, media favor, and this unprecedented organization will give Mr. Obama heretofore unimaginable access to individual Americans.
Rep. Steve Israel (R-N.Y.), head of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, said last week, "The president understands that to get anything done, he needs a Democratic majority in the House of Representatives... To have a legacy in 2016, he will need a House majority in 2014, and that work has to start now." Journalist Byron York predicts that the President's second term will be "all politics, all the time." Fellow former Senator Russ Feingold (D-WI) and others question the legality of OFA's activities (see Cash Grab, All Politics, Questions, Power House, Pay for Access, George Soros, Legal?).
- Pray that the Obama policy vision, outlined in his Inaugural and State of the Union addresses: an expanded role for federal government in the lives of individuals, greater benefits for homosexuals, leftist immigration reform, gun control, imagined climate change control via "Cap and Trade," universal pre-school programs, coerced abortifacient birth control, etc., will be checked by our leaders in Congress (Job 38:2-40:2; Pr 16:18-30; Is 5:20-22, 24; Jer 23:25-32; Hos 4:6-10; Mt 18:4-6; 10; Rom 1:18-22, 24-28, 32).
- May Christians and conservatives give liberally to groups like FRC, FRC Action, FRC Action PAC, and others to counter funding by liberal billionaires and the liberal grassroots activism they engender (1 Sam 16:13; 2 Sam 23:3; Lk 6:38; Rom 6:16; 1 Cor 10:20-21).
Boy Scouts of America in Jeopardy - Christian policy and legal experts have appealed to Mr. Wayne Brock, Chief Scout Executive; Mr. Wayne Perry, President; and Mr. Tico Perez, National Commissioner of the Boy Scouts, urging the three top Scout leaders to hold fast to their moral standards regarding openly homosexual scouts and scout masters, which they have held for over 100 years. If the National Council abandons their policy, already vindicated by the U.S. Supreme Court, they will expose local Troops and Councils to an endless stream of costly lawsuits. We know where this is going. The Canadian Scouts have already opened their program to homosexuals and well over half of Canadian parents took their children out of the Scouts during the next five years. Upwards of 1,400 National Council delegates will meet in late May to decide this issue (see Letter, Sign Petition, get Church Bulletin Insert, PowerPoint).
- Pray for God's mercy upon the BSA Council, the Boy Scouts of America and their families, future Scouts, and our nation. May He enable these leaders and our boys to "be wise about what is good, and innocent about what is evil." May they "hold on to what is good (I Kg 3:7-10. 28; Pr 1:7; 4:5-7; 8:13; 9:10; 16:6; Mt 18:6; Rom 16:19; 1 Th 5:2)
Finally, 1) This week over 13,000 attended the AIPAC (American Israel Public Affairs Committee) annual meeting in Washington. Vice President Joe Biden tried to persuade attendees that they can trust the President to stand by Israel. Defending U.S. policy of using diplomacy with Iran, he said all options are on the table. House Majority Leader, Eric Cantor (R-VA), the highest ranking person of the Jewish faith in the government, said he had never been worried about America's steadfast commitment to Israel "until now." He warned: "Our enemies know that if they divide the United States from Israel, they will defeat Israel. And they will be one step closer to defeating America. That is their goal. That is their mission. And we must not ever, ever let them succeed" (see Text). 2) President Obama promised America that abortion would not be in Obamacare, yet HHS's 700 pages of new rules mandate even more abortion in the states. 3) We are near the end of Week 5 in ADF's 9 Weeks of Prayer for Marriage. Thank you for praying!