The Insanity of Our Present Government

Tuesday is for Preaching

I was alerted to this article by Ed Stetzer in his Monday Morning Round Up. It was stunning to read that:

  • the Obama Administration was admitting that a pregnant woman bears a baby not a collection of cells.
  • the Obama Administration didn’t see the inconsistency of this admission and their continued support of abortion
  • the Obama Administration doesn’t realize the questions and fear that this creates for citizens of the country. I’ll come back to this after the article. 

No Birth Certificate Required — National Right to Life

The Director of the White House Visitor’s Office, Ellie Shafer, today distributed an email newsletter (“Tuesday’s Tidbits”) to many recipients, including Members of Congress, which gives detailed instructions on how to register an unborn child (“a baby that has not yet been born,” as Shafer puts it) into the security system that is employed to arrange White House tours.

“We have received a number of calls regarding how to enter security information for a baby that has not yet been born,” Shafer wrote. “Crazy as it may sound, you MUST include the baby in the overall count of guests in the tour. It’s an easy process.”

The newsletter then proceeds to spell out how “the baby’s security information should be entered” into the White House system, including such details as: “GENDER: if the parents know put that gender down if not, you can enter either M or F as we’ll ask you to update it at the time of birth.” All of the information should be updated “once, the baby is born,” the newsletter instructs.

“It is ironic that President Obama’s staff recognizes the existence of unborn babies for purposes of providing security within the White House — yet, there is no indication that President Obama has any problem with the fact that throughout the District of Columbia, abortion is now legal for any reason up to the moment of birth,” said Douglas Johnson, National Right to Life legislative director. “Notably, the newsletter provides no guidance on what the staff should do if an unborn baby is first registered for security purposes, but then aborted. On May 17, the House Judiciary Constitution Subcommittee plans to hold a hearing on the District of Columbia Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (H.R. 3803), which would generally prohibit abortion in the sixth month and later in the District. If the President wants to provide for the security of the unborn child immediately outside of the White House gates, as well as inside, he should endorse this bill.”

Further information on the District of Columbia Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act is available on the NRLC website at 


  • Premise One: The Obama Administration believes that a woman carries a baby (a human being) and not a collection of cells, …
  • Premise Two: The Obama Administration believes that it is okay to kill said human beings for purposes of expediency (abortion)...
  • Therefore: Every citizen in America ought to be terrified at what the Obama administration thinks it can do with human life.


  • How can any citizen feel safe given the power that the administration has to enforce its will?

Have the guts to preach on the issues the government (and even many Christians) wants you to shut up about.

Marty Schoenleber, Jr. is the founding pastor of one church, (that planted 7 churches)  and the church planting trainer/mentor of over 200 other church planting pastors. Currently, he serves as the lead pastor of Manchester Creek Comunity Church in Rock Hill, SC. He has been an adjunct professor three different seminaries and has taught Preaching at the International School of Theology, and Evangelism at Moody Graduate School of Theology. His latest book is Picking a President: Or Any Other Elected Official (CrossBooks, [May 2012]). To enjoy a free subscription to his blog, log-on to, where you can post your comments, view past blogs in our archive and read the latest reflections on church planting, Biblical Expositions and musings about church, culture and spiritual formation. Follow Pastor Marty on twitter @1Chosenrebel4JC.

2 thoughts on “The Insanity of Our Present Government

  1. Pastor Marty, thank you for alerting me to this horrendous act of hypocricy. It makes absolutely no sense to me other than the beginning of a more deeper act of population control. As I say this China comes to mind as every family is only allowed one child and I beleive the gender of the child is involved, too? I can’t remember for sure. Anyhow, this is some very scary stuff. I have alerted the Tea Party community and will be posting this to Facebook. I will continue to pray for courage and strength for you as you walk by faith to send the message of the cross and repentence. God Bless you, Pastor!!


  2. Brought these over from Facebook:

    Mark Smith said:
    It is a scientific fact that human life begins at conception, it can begin at no other time. That should trump all arguments. It is an example of our need of Jesus to save us from our sin and how blind we are to our own need. Before I was saved I saw no problem with abortion but now it is so obvious that it is murder I can’t believe I saw it any other way. Praise God Jesus saves and forgives ALL the sins of his children.
    7 hours ago · Like · 1

    Leslie Henson opined:
    Pray mightily for this administration–I have not been faithful in doing this. I will also try very hard to pray for Obama and his family–that may know Christ and become obedient to Him. Please Lord.
    6 hours ago via mobile · Like

    Ed Morehouse Remarked:
    Isn’t there supposed to be separation of church and state?
    5 hours ago via mobile · Like

    Marty Schoenleber Jr Responded:
    Ed, I just reread my own post to see what you might be talking about. No where in the article is the church even mentioned except in my counsel to pastors to have the guts to preach on issues that the government might want us to keep our mouths shut about?
    3 hours ago · Like

    Sally Gaigalas Encouragingly said:
    Right on!
    3 hours ago · Like

    Ed Morehouse Replied back:
    Marty, what I meant was, if preachers want to preach against laws they don’t agree with, then maybe they shouldn’t be given a tax exempt status. You mention this administration specifically but abortion has been legal since the supreme court voted on its legality on January 22,1973. That is almost 40 years ago.
    2 hours ago via mobile · Like

    Karl Jeffrey Marion added:
    Separation of church and state is one of the most misunderstood issues – the intent was to protect us from the government enforcing a specific method of worship (as England did with the Church of England)… it’s spiraled into the messy interpretation that we have now
    2 hours ago · Like

    Marty Schoenleber Jr rejoined the conversation with:
    Ed, slavery was the law of the land for longer than that and it should have been more vigorously opposed from the beginning and all through its legality. Instead, most pastors were silent and in the south some even misapplied passages in ways foreign to their intent to support slavery. Horrible. A bad law is still bad law no matter who is currently in the White House.

    On the issue of taxes: the reason the church is not taxed is SO THAT it will be free to speak without any government interference. But that is a side issue. The point of my post has nothing to do with who is in the WH but how WH increasingly abuses its power. WH abuse of power has been the norm in Washington for more than 50 years and is getting worse.
    2 hours ago · Like

    Michael Gaskins jumped in with:
    Marty Schoenleber, WH abuse of power really started to run rampant in 1861, and started rolling full steam ahead in 1865. The Republican party really DOESNT have a very good historical legacy when it comes to big government.


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