Prophets of Gloom

Posted By Stefan Monsaureus

James Dobson, who said recently that Sarah Palin was “god’s answer” (we can only guess to what question), and the lovely exemplars of Christian tolerance over at Focus on the Family have released a speculative letter from a Christian in 2012, reflecting on the changes that will have occurred during the first Obama administration.

This letter is not “predicting” that all of the imaginative future “events” named in this letter will happen. But it is saying that each one of these changes could happen and also that each change would be the natural outcome of (a) published legal opinions by liberal judges, (b) trends seen in states with liberal-dominated courts such as California and Massachusetts, (c) recent promises, practices and legislative initiatives of the current liberal leadership of the Democratic Party and (d) Senator Obama’s actions, voting record and public promises to the far-Left groups that won the nomination for him.

Of course, they do not claim to be predicting the future, but say that the changes described are “likely or at least very possible.”

Which divined outcomes of an Obama presidency are deemed so frightening that a sympathetic reader of this letter would rush to the polls in support of John McCain? At the top of the list are ending discrimination against homosexuals, removing religion from our schools, and ensuring access to reproductive choice, none of which are surprising. Also included in the letter are predictions that gun control will be strengthened, obscenity laws will be liberalized, civil liberties will be respected, the war in Iraq will be ended, a single payer healthcare system is established, the progressiveness of our income tax system will be increased, and environmental protections will be strengthened.

Of course, each prediction included in the letter is extrapolated to a comically absurd conclusion.

Near the end of the letter we are told that a new Fairness Doctrine will require radio and television broadcasters to provide equal time to progressives whenever a right-leaning show is aired (presumably, this will put Fox News out of business). And, finally, we learn that President Obama has pursued the prosecution of Bush Administration officials who were, apparently, complicit in deceiving the nation and leading us into the war in Iraq.

Let’s just hope the religious right has improved its prognostic abilities over the last few millenia.

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26 October 2008

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