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Topic: THE UGLY TOURIST (07/09/15)
- TITLE: The Unwelcome Visitor
By Cindy Duncan
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There is a stranger in my country, a foreigner in my native land, a visitor who is touring my nation. He is changing my homeland into a place I hardly recognize.
He was not invited, and I have no doubt that he has overstayed his welcome. He has made many changes during his visit here, and they are not good ones. He has turned this place upside down. Right has become wrong, and wrong is now right.
As I look at America, the land of my birth, I see the results of his visit. He has left a trail of destruction in his wake, and if we are to survive as a nation, he must leave.
In my country, he has caused mothers to sacrifice their babies at the rate of one million per year to the altar of convenience and self-interest. He calls it choice. God calls it murder. Life has become valuable only when it is wanted, and expendable when it is not. Our families are being redefined, until there is no mother, or father, or there’s two of one and none of the other. He is turning our homes from a sanctuary of safety for our children, into an ever-changing place of confusion.
He is telling our children that they need not be satisfied with the gender they were born with. Boys can become girls, and girls can become boys. If they do decide to change their gender, they are not embarrassed or shamed, but praised. A professional football player admits he is gay and is commended for his bravery, while another one praises his Savior and is mocked and ridiculed.
He is causing our future generations to be enslaved with enormous debt in order to pay for useless studies and programs that we don’t need, or even want. The borrower has become slave to the lender. Our government now interferes in our lives to the point that the American dream is barely obtainable. He is stealing freedom from what was once the freest place on earth.
He has invaded our schools. He has convinced our children that they evolved from nothing, and that their life has no meaning or purpose. In our schools there is no God, no prayer, no faith. He has changed Christmas, which is a federal holiday, to Winter Holidays, because Christmas celebrates the birth of Jesus. He censors our student’s speeches, forbidding them to give Jesus the credit for their success. These are the same schools where the Bible was once a textbook, and each school day began with prayer.
In the same city where our founders inscribed Scripture on the public buildings, He is responsible for our people’s house, the White House, being lit up in rainbow colors to celebrate a decision that goes against our laws and our God. He has persuaded a man to file a lawsuit against publishers of the Bible, because he has convinced the man that the Bible violates his constitutional rights and causes him emotional distress when it calls homosexuality a sin. His goal here is to outlaw the Bible entirely.
He is running business owners out of business for refusing to compromise their beliefs. It says “In God We Trust” on our money, and “One Nation Under God” in our pledge, yet he is taking away our right to serve this same God. Our freedom of religion is quickly becoming freedom from religion.
He has entered our churches and is changing them from houses of prayer and worship into places of entertainment and merchandise. Mega churches with mega budgets to meet are replacing our neighborhood churches where everyone knows, loves, and helps one another. He has fooled us into believing that the best sermon is the one that helps us to feel good about ourselves, tickling our ears, and not the one that shows us our sin, convicting our hearts. He has made our preachers afraid to preach what the Bible says for fear of losing or offending members of their congregation.
He has caused nothing but havoc here. He has not contributed anything good to our country as most tourists do, for his goal is to destroy. It is past time for him to go. His passport is expired; he has been here far too long. It is time to deport this stranger and bring America back.
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