David Huntwork

Christianity, Obama, Identity Politics and Liberation Theology
Preparedness: Hoping for the best, but preparing for the worst
Wikileaks War
The Rise of the Tea Party
Why I Signed The Manhattan Declaration
Boycott The One
Into a Twisted Future with Gary Wolf
We Shall Not Go Quietly Into The Night
Dancing Under the Ugandan Skies - A Book Review
The 99 Most Memorable, Interesting and Outrageous Political Quotes of 2008
Obama's Natural Born Problem
The Giggle Monster Lost His Giggle (A children's story)
Victory at any Price
The History of the Huntwork Clan
Palin and those "scary" Christians
Our "Little Barracuda"
Civility at Saddleback
The Top Ten Reasons Obama Should Not Be President
The Coming Fascist State
You're to Blame for Everything
Hillary's Close Call
The Jerry Springer Party
Christianity, Obama, Identity Politics and Liberation Theology
Tis the Season to be PC
I Am NOT An Animal
The Sad Saga of Amanda Marcotte
The Left attempts to define Political Correctness
In Defense of Blackwater and the Modern Day Merc
Some Thoughts on the Senate Sleepover and the Iraq War
The Salt Lake Shooter and Sudden Jihad Syndrome
Successes and Setbacks in the "Long War"
The Rise of the Anti-Jihadists
The Little Boy and the Magic Snowman (A Children's Story)
Exploiting Children in the Name of Climate Change
Workshop of the Second Self: A Book Review
The Mystery of 9-11, Dr. Graham and Jamal Khan
2996: A tribute to the victims of 9-11
Myths (and Truths) of the Illegal Immigration Invasion
Out of Control Teacher Reinstated after Anti-US Rant
Alternating Worlds: A Book Review
Defending Christmas
The Execution of Terri Schiavo
The Saga of SpongeBob SquarePants
Civility at Saddleback
Embedded Reporters: A Bad Idea
Death of a Monster: Yasser Arafat
Immigrations Unarmed Invasion
Post 47 and RAthERGATE
September 11th: Lives Lost and Lessons Learned
An Alliance of Evil
The Holy Land - A Book Review
The Nature of the Enemy
The Embracer: A Book Review
Final Battle of the Culture Wars
They Say Trevor Made a Mockery of MLK Day
Did You Lie to Your Kids at Christmas?
The Twists and Turns of the Jessica Lynch Story
Valley of the Dry Bones
Rush and Race
What's Wrong with the Caucasion Club?
The Seductive Temptress
A Just War
Living the Bill of Rights
The Institutionalism of Liberalism
Triumph of the Bush Doctrine
New Alliances for a New Century
The Real Reason for the Iraq War
The Family Historian
There Once Was A Little Brown Bug (A Children's Story)
Happy Birthday Ronald Reagan
The U.N. Agenda
Powell the Pacifist

Senator Barack Obama has been severely burned by the recently released videos (it appears that Hillary has been a busy bee lately) of his self described spiritual mentor and role model showing an ugly side that is offensive and downright repugnant to most thinking people.

Obama is nervous, backpedaling and apparently running as far away from Pastor Jeremiah ‘Old Uncle, The US of KKKA’ Wright as he can get at the moment.

On My Faith and My Church

“The statements that Rev. Wright made that are the cause of this controversy were not statements I personally heard him preach while I sat in the pews of Trinity or heard him utter in private conversation. When these statements first came to my attention, it was at the beginning of my presidential campaign. I made it clear at the time that I strongly condemned his comments. But because Rev. Wright was on the verge of retirement, and because of my strong links to the Trinity faith community, where I married my wife and where my daughters were baptized, I did not think it appropriate to leave the church.” - Barack Obama

Ah yes, the “ignorant boob” defense.

So Obama is attempting to tell us that the pastor who preached to him, married him, counseled him, baptized his children, and served as his personal mentor and spiritual adviser suddenly blindsided him right before his presidential bid with socialist, divisive, black liberation theology and hateful anti-American rhetoric that apparently had never ever been uttered in Obama’s presence before (let along discussed in his general vicinity by even one fellow member of the congregation) in the last twenty three years? Am I supposed to believe this? Anyone? Good grief. Are we to believe that the good pastor was suddenly seized some sort of late mid-life crisis that forced him over the edge or perhaps he had an epiphany that projected him into the realm of hatred, vicious diviseness and bitterness?

Do those in the Obama camp really believe the rest of us are that stupid?

I managed to get my father to agree to an short impromptu ‘interview’ for this column. He has been a pastor for forty years and during that time has served in several different denominations in several different churches. In the course of that time he has been in a position of spiritual authority over, and provided spiritual guidance to, thousands of people. He has a fairly broad, balanced and deep understanding of Biblical theology, people’s nature, and Christianity as a whole and has dedicated his life to being a minister of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

I asked him whether or not in his forty years of pastoring if he has ever seen or heard of anyone sitting under a pastor for twenty years without having a good idea of what that pastor stands for and believes both ideologically and theologically. I also asked him whether someone would even agree to be under the spiritual authority of a pastor for that long of period of time while disagreeing vehemently with him on such significant issues as the ones Obama supposedly disagrees with his pastor about.

The answer to both questions was a definitive “No”. I also asked him if he had ever been called ‘like an old Uncle’ for his beliefs from a member of his congregation and that also elicited a smile and a ‘No’ as well.

After a lot of private discussion he refused to offer any public condemnation of Jeremiah Wright mainly because he had not listened to the comments himself and would reserve public judgment until he could make a truly balanced and informed decision with all the facts plainly laid out. (He is a wise man.)

My father did pass on a couple of thoughts for our readers to ponder on the more general issue of identity politics, liberation theology and race based religion. First of all was that the dream and vision of Martin Luther King Jr. certainly doesn’t mesh with the black liberation/identity theology being preached by Obama’s pastor.

The second was the scripture verse:

There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.- Galatians 3:28

"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free."

- President Ronald Reagan

 ”I will not cede more power to the state. I will not willingly cede more power to anyone, not to the state, not to General Motors, not to the CIO. I will hoard my power like a miser, resisting every effort to drain it away from me. I will then use my power, as I see fit. I mean to live my life an obedient man, but obedient to God, subservient to the wisdom of my ancestors; never to the authority of political truths arrived at yesterday at the voting booth. That is a program of sorts, is it not? It is certainly program enough to keep conservatives busy, and Liberals at bay. And the nation free.”

—William F. Buckley Jr.

"Liberals want to regulate just about everything: where we live, what fuels we use, what car we drive, whether we can drive or be forced to use government mass transit, where we send our kids to school, what doctor we see, and even to what extent we express our approval or disapproval of others’ lifestyles. It’s hard to find something liberals don’t want to regulate. Is that a world you want to live in?” 

"At such a time in history, we who are free must proclaim anew our faith. This faith is the abiding creed of our fathers. It is our faith in the deathless dignity of man, governed by eternal moral and natural laws. This faith defines our full view of life. It establishes, beyond debate, those gifts of the Creator that are man’s inalienable rights, and that make all men equal in His sight. "

Dwight D. Eisenhower

"And if we elect a government that subverts or weakens or ends our war against terrorism, we can count on this: We will soon face enemies that will make 9/11 look like stubbing our toe, and they will attack us with the confidence and determination that come from knowing that we don’t have the will to sustain a war all the way to the end."

- Orson Scott Card

"In response to skyrocketing gas prices, liberals say, practically in unison, 'We can’t drill our way out of this crisis.”' What does that mean? This is like telling a starving man, 'You can’t eat your way out of being hungry!'  'You can’t water your way out of drought!' 'You can’t sleep your way out of tiredness!' 'You can’t drink yourself out of dehydration!' Seriously, what does it mean? Finding more oil isn’t going to increase the supply of oil? It is the typical Democratic strategy to babble meaningless slogans, as if they have a plan. Their plan is: the permanent twilight of the human race. "

-Ann Coulter

"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen."
-Samuel Adams