"And He who sat upon the throne said. "Behold, I make all things new!" (Apocalypse 2l:5). These words from the next-to-last chapter in the very last book of the Bible might be adapted to describe the mission that President Obama seems to have selected for himself, namely to promote a program of CHANGE so massive that it could prompt this appraisal from Newsweek's Editor-at-large Evan Thomas: "He [Obama] stands so far above us-he is like God!" The proposed reconstruction of our entire system of health care; the unprecedented assumption of control over major banks and financial institutions, not to mention the government's taking over much of America's automotive industry; the proposed imposition of an oppressively heavy carbon pollution tax in the interests of climate moderation; the extraordinary accumulation of a staggering new burden of debt; the implicit repudiation of certain principles that used to govern our national foreign policy, with sweeping denunciations of the real or supposed blunders and the putative malfeasance of previous administrations; and the mounting of a campaign to transform America's thiinking (and ultimately America's laws) with respect, to what constitutes appropriate sexual behavior, with a looming redefinition of the nature of marriage-on all of these fronts a genuine revolution is gathering force, full speed ahead!
Thus far the president's most explicit challenge to the Judaeo-Christian moral code that has shaped our nation's character lies in his endorsement of homosexual behavior and in his advocacy of taxpayer subsidies for the killing of the innocent unborn. That such advocacy and such endorsement involve the rejection of basic truths of the Christian faith should be clear at once to anyone who takes the trouble to consult the following Passages of Scripture: with respect to homosexuality, Romans 1: 24-32; 1 Corinthians 6: 9-1 1; I Timothy 1:9- 11; and with respect to the killing of the innocent, I John 3:15 as well as Proverbs 6: 16-19. . . . St. John of St. Paul July 12