Man if this is true I voting for somebody else and it ani't a women President Obama? Michael Reisig is a local author of several books about the 'end of times'. You can find his books at www.michael-reisig.com or www.amazon.com. He is also the editor of our paper The Polk County Pulse in Mena, Arkansas where he wrote this article. I have heard some of these things before about Obama but Michael put a different angle on it. A little long, but a good read. This was in the paper on February 20, 2008... President Obama. By Mi chael Reisig Well, having observed the progress of the Democrat and Republican Primaries I would have to say at this point, America is probably close to electing Barak Hussein Obama as its next president. I understand the need for change - but for all my observation of Obama I have yet to hear any decisive, detailed plans - it all seems to be continual rhetoric on the concept of change. I t's all rather a puzzlement to me, and more than anything I think this phenomena is representative of the new Survivor/ Oprah Winfrey/American I dol consciousness (where the bizarre is applauded as reality and image is more im portant than substance), and it is undoubtedly brought about by the overwhelming dissatisfaction Americans have for a government that has cheated, lied and stolen from them for at least the last two generations. But for minorities, and in particular blacks, this election represents a moment of long-awaited validation. There is no question that the election of an African-American president will empower the blacks of this country. Don't misunderstand me - this is not a racist statement, this is just a fact, and in many respects this could be a good thing. But there is no denying the sense of audacious rebellion that constantly simmers in much of the black community, particularly with the youth of the large metropolitan areas. I have some concern that the election of a black president will take us back to a consciousness that promotes the power of race over intelligence, reason, and the value of l aw, and that this may divide black and whites more than uniting them. I hope that I 'm wrong. Obama speaks a lot about a uniting of black and white America , but the church he has attended for years would contradict that. Although you won't hear much of this on national television, one has but to go to Obama's church of choice, Trinity United Church of Christ (go to the website to check for yourself) to find, and I quote, "An unabashedly black congregation with a non-negotiable commitment to Africa . "An African people, 'true to our native land, the mother continent, the cradle of civilization." Nowhere in the website is America even mentioned. Can you imagine if one of the other white candidates for president were a member of a church that declared itself "unashamedly white?" What would the media have done to them already? I was also startled by a number of the points in Trinity United Church 's 10-Point Vision: *A congregation with a Non-negotiable Commitment to Africa . *A congregation committed to Cultural Education ( Africa ). *A congregation committed to the Historical Education of African People in Diaspora. *A congregation committed to Liberation. *A congregation committed to Restoration. (Could this mean restitution?) I n addition, Trinity's senior pastor Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr., is considered by many to be a black racist, who, without question, preaches radical Afro-centric theology. I t appears, by affiliation, that we have a man who wants to be president of America while much of his loyalty is invested in black Africa . But there is also a deeper, perhaps darker consequence in terms of America and its multi-national population when we consider Mr. Obama as our new leader. I nvestigations have shown that Obama's father and stepfather were devout I slamics. Both faithfully practiced their religion. His stepfather, who had a much greater impact on Obama's upbringing, was a radical W ahabbi Muslim. Obama's mother married Lolo Soetoro, a Wahabbi extremist who lived in I ndonesia . When Obama's mother moved to I ndonesia - before she married her second Muslim husband - she enrolled her son in Francis Assisis Catholic School . He was enrolled as a Muslim because he was a Muslim. Obama's campaign website has been hailed as a testament to the candidate's transformative politics. But at least part of the senator's online outreach, "Muslim Americans for Obama '08" proposes installing Muslim prayer area s in public places and giving Muslims time off for prayer, and has denounced Obama's colleagues in the U.S. Senate who happen to be Jewish. Further troubling are the issues and solutions on this site: 1. A Law against harassment of Muslim women wearing Hijab at the Airport, DMV and other public arenas. 2. I nstitute a Law to allow Muslim Employees to take an hour off from work for Friday Jummah Prayer. 3. Make the 2 Eid's (Muslim festivals), recognized National Holidays on Calendars with days off from work. 4. Optional Halal meals in federal building, public schools and colleges. 5. Provide prayer areas suitable for Salah and Jummah, in public and private facilities. (i.e. Malls, Airports, Universities and government buildings.) 6. Organize a Muslim American group to assist in recommendations for US foreign policy affecting majority Muslim Countries. I have to wonder how many encampments of I slamic extremists hidden in the hills of Afghanistan and quiet rooms of Baghdad and Tehran listen to the news of America 's primary elections with unadulterated glee, considering first, that we may have a president who has virtually no experience in managing a government, or attending to military/ international affairs, and secondly; the chance (as remote as it is) of a quasi-Muslim president of the United States . Think of the possibilities. I have sent this to almost everyone I know. I f you agree with this, I hope you will do the same, or at least make sure you vote. I t really scares me to think of Obama being president. I t's time we as Christians stand up and let our voices be heard. Let's stop being the silent majority!