I'm not going to devote my entire blog to political and religious issues, but today, I am deeply concerned about some of the headlines.
Texas Woman Told to Remove 'Offensive' Flag From Her Office
A woman in Texas had the American flag on display in her office. You know, the emblem of our country and all that it stands for - the AMERICAN flag. A co-worker, an immigrant from Africa, complained that the flag was "offensive", and so the Texan woman was forced to remove the flag. I have no problem with people who want to come to the US for jobs, a better life, or to share in America's "prosperity" (what's left of it). But if you find the US offensive, then why would you want to live here?
San Diego Couple Ordered to Stop Holding Bible Study in Their Home
San Diego County officials have told this couple that holding a Bible study in their home constitutes "unlawful use of land." Huh? It's not a church, it's a Bible study - a group of Christian friends who want to encourage each other to grow in their spiritual life. What is happening to the freedom of religion in this country?
Charges Against 'New Black Panthers' Dropped, Compliments of Obama
I got the chills when I read about this Election Day 2008 incident: Three members of the "New Black Panthers" stationed themselves outside a Philadelphia polling location. One of them held a nightstick and they physically and verbally intimidated voters coming to the polls. The men were officially charged, under the Bush Administration, with violating voter rights, but guess what? The Obama Administration has dropped the charges. At least there was an injunction against the man with the nightstick prohibiting him from brandishing a weapon outside a polling location again. But still.
And finally, if you haven't heard about this, perhaps you should at least be aware:
Obama and ACORN GPS Marking Every Front Door in America
OK, this is just creepy. There will be a GPS grid that contains the exact location of every front door in America, including yours and mine. This project is supposed to be completed within 90 days. Even if our own government's need for such information is unclear, imagine how valuable such a thing would be to international terrorists, those with a deep and deadly hatred for the US. I would imagine they would stop at nothing to acquire such information.
I hope I won't make any enemies by expressing my concern about these current events. I just happen to find them deeply disturbing.
I promise my next post will be more lighthearted.