By Hal Lindsey
Bill Ayers is the “unrepentant terrorist” in whose living room Barack Obama began his political career. During his notorious Weather Underground days, Ayers lost his girlfriend when a nail-packed anti-personnel bomb she was building exploded and demolished a New York City townhouse. He is now married to a woman with whom he once shared an FBI wanted poster.
Though Ayers has said that he doesn’t regret building and planting terrorist bombs during his anti-Vietnam War days — in fact, he laments that they “didn’t do enough” — he realized that his armed rebellion wasn’t succeeding. So Bill Ayers discovered a more effective form of subversive, anti-establishment rebellion: education.
In 2006, Bill Ayers, who is now considered an “Education Theorist,” told the World Education Forum, “Education is the motor-force of revolution.” And make no mistake, Bill Ayers is no dummy. He knows what he’s talking about.
As an “education theorist,” Ayers teaches teachers how to teach. He specializes in elementary schools. His goal is to have as much impact as he can on the thinking of as many small children as possible. He does that by influencing their teachers. To that end, he travels and speaks around the country. He writes popular books on the subject. He’s honored by universities.
On last week’s Report I made a rather clear statement of why I think America is in such trouble today. I said, “At every level of education, the textbooks, the videos, and the day-to-day teaching techniques were all devised in the God-hating ivory towers of American academia.” Just one of those “devisers” in God-hating American academia is Bill Ayers. There are thousands more like him.
And these people, who seem to despise everything that America stands for and provides for them, are strategically placed to alter the thinking of America by altering the thinking of her children. And they’ve now been doing just that for generations!
Folks, it grieves me to say that too many Americans have allowed the schools to replace their influence in the lives of their children and grandchildren. I think it may be too late to reclaim these generations. But you can still have a tremendous impact on your children and grandchildren if you begin today to take an interest in their lives. Help them with their schoolwork; cultivate their knowledge of spiritual things; teach them about our heritage as Americans and Christians; make certain they know who Jesus is and gently lead them to accept Him into their lives. It may be too late for the masses, but it’s not too late for the tiny members of your family.
Last week, a blogger on CNN’s Belief Blog made a clumsy attempt to equate me with Muslim imams who stir up their followers to violent jihad. In so doing, he bought into the prevalent technique practiced by the global media and American politicians. It’s called “False Equivalence.”
That means claiming that two things are the same when they are actually very different. A “false equivalence” is nothing more than a cunningly crafted lie.
Here’s the “false equivalence” that seems most common today. Pundits, politicians, and airhead celebrities keep saying — or implying — that fundamentalist Christianity is just like fundamentalist Islam. I suppose they reason — though I think most are incapable of actually ‘reasoning’ — that since both are called religions and both have adherents who practice the ‘fundamentals’ of their faith, then they must be ‘equal.’
Can you see the false equivalence? Radical imams stir up their followers to do things like the Boston Marathon bombing. So the pundits and politicians try to imply that Christian ministers do the same kind of thing, that is, stir up their followers to wreak havoc. Of course, they can’t find one, but that’s not important to them.
Trying to imply that the two are equal is a lie. But it’s a lie with a purpose. And the purpose is not necessarily to turn the masses toward Islam, but to turn them away from Christianity.
On this week’s program, I’m going to show you some basic reasons why equating Christianity with Islam is, at best, ignorant or, at worst, a demonic lie. Simply put, to equate the intolerant, violent, domination-oriented teaching of Islam with the love and forgiveness offered by Jesus Christ is not only wildly inaccurate, it is deviously misleading.
I believe that “false equivalence” is an evil ploy devised in Satan’s war room. And it’s now beginning to yield wildly successful results for the forces of darkness. Just witness the latest assault on Christians and religious freedom in, of all places, the military.
Radical atheist Mikey Weinstein has the ear of the Obama administration and the Pentagon. Somehow, he has intimidated the Defense Department into threatening to court martial any Christian in our armed services who dares to share his or her faith in Christ. Though public outrage has forced the Pentagon to walk that threat back a few steps, it still hangs like the sword of Sophocles over Christians in the military.
And what “false equivalence” did Mikey Weinstein use to convince the Pentagon that Christians are dangerous? He publicly insists that a Christian sharing his or her faith with another person is “a version of being spiritually raped.”
Romans 1:28 says, “Just as they did not see fit to acknowledge God any longer, God gave them over to a depraved mind.” What else but depravity of mind could account for such a jarring inability to reason? And what’s even more frightening is that the leaders of history’s most powerful military force are apparently dumb or devious enough to buy into the fallacy!
Folks, it’s alarming that just 18 months after the military — at President Obama’s insistence — rescinded its “Don’t ask, don’t tell” policy governing open homosexuality, the new policy for open Christianity in that same military now seems to be “Don’t tell, or else!”
Welcome to the America of the last days.