There probably isn’t a pro-life activist alive who didn’t think what I thought when watching President Obama give his speech about Syria this week. To garner support for his plan to attack that country, Obama implored the American people to view the images of innocent children who had been poisoned to death by their own president. It was clear Obama wanted us to emotionally invest in their tortured deaths:
The images from this massacre are sickening: Men, women, children lying in rows, killed by poison gas. Others foaming at the mouth, gasping for breath. A father clutching his dead children, imploring them to get up and walk. On that terrible night, the world saw in gruesome detail the terrible nature of chemical weapons…. Indeed, I’d ask every member of Congress, and those of you watching at home tonight, to view those videos of the attack, and then ask: What kind of world will we live in if the United States of America sees a dictator brazenly violate international law with poison gas, and we choose to look the other way?
I thought, So President Obama endorses the use of graphic images of murdered children? Does he not hear what he is saying? Does he not think of the graphic images of aborted babies?
Furthermore, as Francis Beckwith noted on Facebook about another line in Obama’s speech:
Sounds like the President has changed his mind about supporting the Infant Born-Alive Infants Protection Act: “To my friends on the left, I ask you to reconcile your belief in freedom and dignity for all people with those images of children writhing in pain and going still on a cold hospital floor.”
It is becoming more difficult to understand how President Obama could so wholeheartedly support all forms of abortion, to the moment of birth and beyond, while thinking he has the moral superiority to condemn other countries that kill children – on a much smaller scale.
Sometimes I have thought Obama must simply compartmentalize abortion in his mind; he has a purposeful blind spot.
But I read something this week, II Thessolonians 2:10-11, and it hit me a new way:
They perish because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. For this reason God sends them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie.
We know the destruction of the wicked begins in this life (I Corinthians 1:18) and ends in the beyond, and at a certain point God allows the lusts of evil people to control them (Romans 1:24). As the quoted verse indicates, as part of His judgment God either makes these people delusional or removes His holy protection, any semblance of His counsel, so they become delusional.
So I have come to wonder if Barack Obama is delusional? I have always given him credit for being an intelligent person who was just purposefully ignoring the reality that preborns are human, and that abortion murders them. But in actuality, Obama may have come to a point where he is delusional. He really may not see it.