In the early 1960’s, the publishers at DC Comics created the Bizarro World comic books. In popular culture “Bizarro World” has come to mean a situation or setting which is weirdly inverted or opposite of expectations. Htrae (earth spelled backwards) was the home planet of Bizarro versions of Superman, Lois Lane and their children. Later, other Bizarros were created including Batzarro and the World’s Worst Detective.
Based on recent comments by the current occupant of the White House, it would appear that a new Bizarro has been created. In the real world, Barack Obama is the President of the United States. In Bizarro World, Bizarro Obama is the President of Acirema (America spelled backwards).
I have reached this conclusion based on a message made by Obama at a recent event commemorating the Muslim holiday Eid al-Fitr. In his declaration to the Muslim audience, he asserted that “Eid also reminds us of the many achievements and contributions of Muslim Americans to building the very fabric of our nation and strengthening the core of our democracy.”
Clearly, he is living in the Bizarro World, because the “very fabric” of the real America was founded by an overwhelming number of Christians.
As we look to the Founding Fathers of America, we see that the denominational affiliations of these men were a matter of public record. Among the delegates were 28 Episcopalians, 8 Presbyterians, 7 Congregationalists, 2 Lutherans, 2 Dutch Reformed, 2 Methodists, 2 Roman Catholics, 1 unknown, and only 3 deists–Williamson, Wilson, and Franklin–this at a time when church membership entailed a sworn public confession of biblical faith. [John Eidsmoe, Christianity and the Constitution, (Grand Rapids: Baker, 1987), p. 43.]
This is a revealing tally. It shows that the members of the Constitutional Convention, the most influential group of men shaping the political foundations of our nation, were almost all Christians, 51 of 55–a full 93%. Indeed, 70% were Calvinists (the Episcopalians, Presbyterians, and the Dutch Reformed), considered by some to be the most extreme and dogmatic form of Christianity.
Did you notice? Not a single Muslim in the bunch.
And even if you want to hold to the false claim that America was founded mostly by deists, Obama’s claims about how Muslims strengthened “the core of our democracy” are still weirdly inverted.
In America, the preamble to the Declaration of Independence proclaims our God-given inalienable rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. In Acirema, the Declaration of Dependence confirm that rights come from Allah as defined in the Koran; and they include death (to the infidels), bondage (under Sharia law, particularly for women), and the pursuit of unhappiness (for all who refuse to convert to Islam).
In America, the Constitution secures our basic rights to freedom of religion, freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom to peaceably assemble, and freedom to petition the government for redress of grievances. In Acirema, the Koran secures bondage of religion (convert to Islam or die), bondage of speech (insult Muhammad and die), bondage of the press (insult Muhammad and die), bondage of assembly (although they do get together from time-to-time to stone women and kill Christians), and the bondage to petition the government (if it isn’t covered by Sharia Law and the Koran, forget about it).
From the very beginning of American history in the 1600s, Christianity has always been considered to be at the core of America’s beginnings.
No Koran. No Sharia law. No Islamic faith.
In Bizarro Obama’s Acirema however . . .
What others had to say: