News review by Okee Sydney-Obiukwu, Editor-in-Chief.
Those who saw Donald Trump as some kind of a wacko may need to do a rethink. This is because, to the surprise of many, his first policy statements seem to connect with the people of faith in the United States of America, especially Christians.
Mr. Trump has vowed to upturn all the anti-Christian policies promoted by the government of President Barak Obama, which have stunned the Christendom, and pitted faithful against themselves all-over the world.
He says he is determined to confront and reverse those anti-Christ actions, which he considers missteps by former president Barak Obama, which needs urgent review.
Such practices as homosexuality, lesbianism and same-sex marriages and total removal of all Christian elements in the public lives of Americans, are going to be reversed, through the repeal of the laws establishing them.
Under Obama, according to monitored reports, the old-held tradition of hanging Merry Christmas signs at departmental stores and other public places and homes and the general greetings between people, even non-Christians, have been changed to Happy Holidays, in other to remain neutral, a trend Trump, vowed would be reversed.
In a video currently trending on social media, the President-elect, had told a cheering crowd that America had become so Godless that their lives were now completely seized by negative tendencies.
Trump regretted that Christianity, the bastion of the American society, was being chipped away at lamenting a situation where the men in the street, were now directing how faithful should behave instead of the clergy.
For instance, he narrated how in a meeting with about 50 pastors and clergymen at the Trump Towers in New York, he had encountered some of the church leaders, who told him that they loved his determination to curtail the excesses of Muslim fundamentalists and anti-Christian, but could not speak out publicly, because they feared the backlash from the Obama government that could reverse their tax exemption.
“Christianity is being chipped away at in this country and I’m not going to let it happen. You know I was in a room with about 50 pastors and asked them a question, how many Christians do we have in this country, and they were saying, maybe 250million or 260million. Then I said, so it’s more than we have women, it’s more than we have men. It’s by far the biggest group, so why are you not bonding together and getting the kind of things you want?
“When people talk about we need a temporary ban on Muslims until we find out what is going on here, there’s total outrage. (But) when people talk about Christians and Christianity, there is no outrage. I asked them, why don’t you have a strong lobby?
“I was in the Trump Towers and I pointed out the men walking in the street and I said, so the men walking in the sidewalks are more powerful? And they said, that’s right and I said, it’s not gonna happen anymore. We’re gonna get rid of that. I want Christianity to have more flavour.
“It’s so important. They’ve shut Christianity down. And these are great people, but they are afraid. For instance, some of them came after me and said, Mr. Trump, I love you, you’re the best, you’re gonna be a great leader, I want to endorse you; I’m endorsing you, but I’m not allowed to do it publicly, because if I do it publicly, because if I do, I’m going to lose to the church, the tax exempt standards. So, they’re being silenced and we can’t let that happen. We’re going to get that thing (same sex marriage and anti-Christian laws) repealed.
“We’re gonna get that taken care of and we’re gonna be back. Come Christmas, we’re gonna be in these departmental stores that don’t have Merry Christmas and we’re gonna see Merry Christmas back in those stores. They don’t put it up anymore. We’re gonna see Merry Christmas back at those departmental stores, folks.
“We don’t see it anymore and you ask why? The store owners and the big companies, they don’t want to use it because it’s not politically correct. It’s going to be not politically correct not to put it up. So, we’re gonna be saying, Merry Christmas again.”