A well-known Southern Baptist leader minces no words when assessing the impression President Obama delivers when he tries to convince other countries they need to expand "gay rights."
During his visit to Kenya last month, President Barack Obama pressed leaders to accept the homosexual lifestyle and same-sex "marriage." In response, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta called gay rights a "non-issue" for his country:
"It's very difficult for us to be able to impose on people that which they themselves do not accept. This is why I repeatedly say that for Kenyans today, the issue of gay rights is really a non-issue. We want to focus on other areas that are day-to-day living for our people.
"Maybe once, like you have, [we have] overcome some of these challenges, we can begin to look at new ones. But as of now, the fact remains that this issue is not really an issue that is on the foremost mind of Kenyans. And that is a fact."
President Obama made a similar challenge in 2013 during a visit to Senegal – and was similarly rejected.
Such attempts by Obama, says Dr. Richard Land, president of Southern Evangelical Seminary, only further a perception that Americans are "morally degenerate."
"I think it just reinforces in the minds of many more traditional-minded folks in Africa that the United States has gone politically correct to the point of having lost our moral compass and lost our moral way," Land tells OneNewsNow. "And it just sort of feeds into the perception that we are morally degenerate."
As for the president's continued attempts to impose his pro-homosexual agenda domestically, Land emphasizes that elections have consequences.
"In my opinion, President Obama being president of the United States is in itself a judgment of God on the United States – that a God who disposes and proposes has allowed him to become president because of our moral profligacy," the seminary president states.
Land contends that America needs to repent and to pray: specifically, pray for the person who God wants to be the next president and "that God will give us a president who will be a blessing, not a judgment."
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