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Can this be true?  The Affordable Care Act being described as a means to enable the Anti-Christ to take over the Earth?  Why yes, yes it is true.  And Fox News personality, Bill O'Reilly, "broke this story" by interviewing a right wing Texas mega-church pastor, Robert Jeffress.  Or in other words, giving a platform to to a religious fanatic to speak hate to those who can't get enough of it.  Pastor Jeffress' own words from his appearance on the O'Reilly Factor:

There’s going to be a future world dictator, before Christ returns, who’s going to usurp people’s personal …rights. …He’s going to wage war against God’s people, he’s gonna change God’s laws and he’s going to do it without any opposition. And my question was, how’s he going to be able to pull that off? And my thesis is, people will have been conditioned long before the Antichrist comes to accept governmental overreach. And that’s what you’re seeing with President Obama right now.

Government overreach?  Hmm.  You mean like Bush's screwed up, unfunded Medicare Part D Drug Plan that the ACA worked to fix by lowering costs?  Or a war against a nation that had nothing to do with 9/11  because "Shock and awe baby!"  But I digress.  

What are the terrible examples of government overreach to which the good pastor refers.  Cuts to unemployment benefits?  Proposed cuts and/or the elimination of Medicare and Social Security.  Cuts to the EPA, the FDA, the CDC, OSHA and any other agency that helps protect Americans at work and at home?  Damn, I guess LBJ and FDR and all those other Democrats (and a few Republicans - you know from the before Newt Gingrich version of the GOP) who helped pass the legislation that made our food supply a little safer, our health a little better and clean-up our air and water were agents of Satan, as well.

Oh, but it's not just government overreach.  You see Obama is persecuting Christians thorough both the ACA and his support for the (wait for it) "Gay Agenda."  Because you can't properly set the table for the Anti-Christ until Christians are not permitted to legally discriminate against LGBT people.

The pastor said he’s based his conclusions on the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, which has extended health care coverage to millions of Americans, and the mandate requiring health insurers and employers who offer health insurance to cover some contraception costs.

“President Obama is without apology the most pro-abortion president in history, but what’s even worse, Bill, is we are being conditioned to accept that government has the right to persecute people of faith,” [Jeffress] said. [...]

He said that Obama had targeted Christians and other religious people for his support for same-sex marriage, which the pastor said was destroying family life.

Guess we know what all those good Christian folks are going to be hearing from the pulpits of their monster big ass churches this Fall come election season.  Same as it ever was: "Vote Republican or go to hell!"

Originally posted to Steven D on Tue Jan 21, 2014 at 06:43 PM PST.

Also republished by Dallas Kossacks.

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