Barack Obama visited South Bend last night! Mayor Steve Lueke has endorsed him (is that helpful?). In light of his visit I thought I would share a REAL letter I got here at the church:
We write again (I don’t recall the first time)with ever deepening concern over the events of the past few weeks. Why has a man who has been publicly praised by the leader of the Nation of Islam, and whose spiritual mentor is a heralder of hate, been able to sway thousands with his false sermon of hope and siren-call for change? In Cleveland, when confronted face-to-face with those questionable associations, the orator’s shifting eyes and faltering tongue bore little resemblance to his normal lofty rhetoric among the crowds. Since then his silver tongue has tarnished the Sermon on the Mount, insulted the Apostle Paul, and cheapened the atoning work of our Savior (wow!!) What hopes does this close-up picture convey? What change for the better will this bring about? What assurance does this give us that all will be well? Is this, indeed, the “bramble” of Judges 9:15? “And the bramble said unto the trees, If in truth ye anoint me king over you, [then] come [and] put your trust in my shadow: and if not, let fire come out of the bramble, and devour the cedars of Lebanon.” (what?!) To paraphrase the language of that campaign: this is our time; this is our moment – we cannot wait! Dear fellow-carer for men’s souls, join us in spreading the warning abroad, as Jotham did from Mount Gerizim, and let us count on divine intervention to hinder the momentum of those who temporize with the enemies of Christianity (did they just say ‘enemies?’ – wow!)
From Concerned Christians
1. Dear “Concerned Christians” – you’re an idiot!
2. I never give credibility to anything that is anonymous.
3. This letter is a classic illustration of what causes many people to get a rash when it comes to Christianity.
4. Is this Mike Gallagher? (OK…I threw that in for Miranda )
5. Stop writing me…it is wasting trees…and if all the trees are gone…who will the “bramble” talk to?