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I was driving from New Orleans to Baton Rouge along I-12 when I came across this billboard:

Satan As Barack Obama

It is promoting this book by Stephen Kirk. According to the description on Amazon, in a mere 92 pages:

This book presents powerfully documented vignettes to the key end times questions of “Who is the Anti-Christ? What does the 666 mean? What about America” No other book provides the scriptural proof texting direct from the Greek and Hebrew to confirm that Obama is the Anti-Christ, the 666 represents the mindset of Socialism, and America is doomed to a nuclear holocaust. Luke 10:18 records Jesus stating “I beheld Satan as lightning” which translates to “Satan as Barack” in Hebrew. Judas Iscariot, the betrayer of Christ, did so in a socialist rage against the inequalities of life and Jesus’s acceptance of poverty. Finally, Isaiah chapter 18 describes the massive destruction of a nation matching the unique characteristics of the USA on 16 different points all ending with the bringing of “THE SHE” gift, the Bride of Christ, the Church to heaven.

My years of vacation bible school had me vaguely remembering that Luke 10 has the parable of the Good Samaritan in it but I couldn’t remember any bible study class talking about the 44th President of the United States as the Fallen Angel. After I returned safely to New Orleans, I went to www.biblegateway.com and read Luke 10:18. I’ve posted what several translations say:

New International Version
He replied, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven.

New Living Translation
“Yes,” he told them, “I saw Satan fall from heaven like lightning!

English Standard Version
And he said to them, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven.

New American Standard Bible
And He said to them, “I was watching Satan fall from heaven like lightning.

King James Bible (Cambridge Ed.)
And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven.

International Standard Version
He said to them, “I watched Satan falling from heaven like lightning.

Okay, in Hebrew, Barak does mean lightning (it also is the anglicized version of Baraka, which means ‘blessing’ in Kiswahili, a language spoken by President Obama’s Kenyan father) but how on earth is there any contextual connection between the verse and the man?

It makes no sense.

That is until you realize something – this billboard was outside Walker, Louisiana which just happens to be the headquarters for the The Dixie Rangers Of The Ku Klux Klan. Just down the road is the Bogalusa Klan chapter called the Sons of Dixie (of which 8 members were convicted of murder and conspiracy in 2008). And then, you have the Aryan Nations Knights of Louisiana’s Baton Rouge Headquarters distributing this flyer over the weekend in Zachary.

It is no coincidence that an articulate and competent African-American man as our President is driving these racists crazy. Not content to disenfranchise as many voters as possible with the ALEC based efforts to change voter ID laws, these fearmongers are falling back on the KKK’s old tricks of intimidating people who are registering to vote (Louisiana statutes require you to be registered 30 days prior to an election to be eligible to vote in that particular election) and suppressing the numbers of voters on November 6.

We cannot allow our democracy to be stolen by the forces of ignorance and  hatred. Protect the right to vote by

  • making sure all your friends and family are properly registered and know what they need to take with them to the polls;
  • educating yourself and others about the issues and candidates to be decided in November;
  • pledging to vote on Election Day.