Never let it be said that the Obama administration is not willing to use every weapon in its arsenal. The fight over stricter gun control laws is heating up and Obama and his team are moving heaven and earth, trying to drum up support for their assault on the 2nd Amendment rights of American citizens. I find it odd that they would target some of the groups they have chosen, hence my claim that they have a double standard on gun control and morals.
You may believe I am making a baseless claim, but I can show I am not. First, let me include a quote that will set the baseline for my argument. Vice President Joe Biden is clearly taking a different than usual tact to make his points.
(Politico) During one session with a dozen religious leaders on Wednesday, Biden made a specific request to those gathered to preach to their congregations about the importance of enacting stronger gun control laws, said the Rev. Michael McBride, a participant in the meeting and a community organizer for the PICO Network, an alliance of faith-based organizations.
“The vice president shared how he felt this was one of the most important meetings of all the meetings, that the faith leaders, the faith community has a very unique role in engaging in the moral persuasion necessary to address the gun challenges in our country,” McBride said. “He called upon us to take that seriously and that the administration and everyone involved is going to be looking to us to help to make that argument across the different faith traditions.”
I mentioned in yesterday’s post that gun control advocates are trying to change the debate and the definition of their goals. No longer is the debate over the 2nd Amendment, according to the left. Instead, it is about gun violence. All of a sudden, it is a moral issue and one they want preachers and priests to advocate to the members of their congregations. They are trying to build a groundswell of support for stricter gun laws and they want the help of preachers and priests.
The double standard to which I refer is clearly apparent. Because the Obama administration says gun control is a moral issue, they are claiming the moral high ground. It follows naturally that they would enlist the help of preachers and priests to help them drive home their argument. I wonder why the same does not hold true with issues that have backgrounds that are steeped in true morality?
For years, many preachers and priests have preached against abortion and homosexuality. These two issues are true moral issues. One involves the breaking of God’s commandments about relationships and the other involves the murder of innocent babies. When any one of us, preacher, priest, or lay member, dares mention these two issues, we are to sit down and shut up. We are told we are infringing upon the rights of individuals to do as they wish with their bodies. Namely, to kill their unborn child or to go against God’s commandments about homosexuality.
And the Obama administration would like us to believe that gun control is a moral issue, one that should be preached on in our churches? But they don’t want us to mention abortion or homosexuality? The double standard and hypocrisy is astoundingly clear.