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Rush Limbaugh: “Obama Invades Uganda, Targets Christians”


I’d love to say a lot right now about Limbaugh’s stupidity and false claim, but frankly folks, none of it would be suitable for it would (all) be of my  flesh. So it’s best to say nothing. 

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RUSH: President Obama has deployed troops to another war, in Africa, ladies and gentlemen…Now, up until today, most Americans have never heard of the combat Lord’s Resistance Army…. Lord’s Resistance Army are Christians. It means God…. Lord’s Resistance Army are Christians… So that’s a new war, a hundred troops to wipe out Christians in Sudan, Uganda, and — (interruption) no, I’m not kidding. (transcript)

Profile and History of Joseph Kony – Leader of the Lord’s Resistance Army (warning: disturbing photos)

The LRA was formed in 1987 and until about 2007 it was engaged in an armed rebellion against the Ugandan government. It is led by Joseph Kony, who proclaims himself the “spokesperson” of God and a spirit medium, primarily of the Holy Spirit, which the group believe can represent itself in many manifestations. The group is based on a number of different beliefs including local religious rituals, mysticism, traditional religion, Acholi nationalism and Christianity and claims to be establishing a theocratic state based on the Ten Commandments and local Acholi tradition The LRA is accused of widespread human rights violations, including murder, abduction, mutilation, sexual enslavement of women and children and forcing children to participate in hostilities… (source)

15 comments on “Rush Limbaugh: “Obama Invades Uganda, Targets Christians”

  1. PJ,

    this is indeed an intrigue here what President Obama is doing? Just what is the administration up to by doing this?

    There must be some appeal coming across the pond from the United Kingdom? The United States really does not have much of a vest interest there?

    Uganda is not very strategic in the larger political picture?

    Certainly something has caused such a move??

    Years ago, during my involvement with several parts of Africa, Uganda being one of the countries I was involved with and in, I met with one of their larger Kingdom’s, Kings, whose kingdom was within Uganda. I met him in Washington D.C.. His appeal was, of course, money. In his mind, while in exile here in the United States, living kind of high on the hog, so to speak, in a posh condominium in Falls Church, VA., his interests were to do just as Kony. This king could have been directly tied into Kony and what he is doing, for all I know?

    What I do know is this, this sort of thing, internal strife by insurgents, is everywhere in Africa. From reading the linked article, there is one thing that seems to me to ring true and really kind of punches Limbaugh in the nose. Ugandans need to step up to the plate and deal with this scourge, Kony and anyone else for that matter that goes about wickedly manipulating the outcomes of the people with terroristic tactics as this nut, Kony.

    For us Christians, we should be more invigorated and resolved to the tasks at hand for us, that is our true spiritual warfare is not against flesh and blood but against the demonic forces of evil that seem to be what is driving this man, Kony?

    I can take refuge in verses such as the following and remember to pray for those in authority who have the real God ordained task to bring peace and stability to that region of the world:

    Psa 9:5 You have rebuked the nations; you have made the wicked perish; you have blotted out their name forever and ever.
    Psa 9:6 The enemy came to an end in everlasting ruins; their cities you rooted out; the very memory of them has perished.
    Psa 9:7 But the LORD sits enthroned forever; he has established his throne for justice,
    Psa 9:8 and he judges the world with righteousness; he judges the peoples with uprightness.
    Psa 9:9 The LORD is a stronghold for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble.
    Psa 9:10 And those who know your name put their trust in you, for you, O LORD, have not forsaken those who seek you.
    Psa 9:11 Sing praises to the LORD, who sits enthroned in Zion! Tell among the peoples his deeds!
    Psa 9:12 For he who avenges blood is mindful of them; he does not forget the cry of the afflicted.

    Besides the British and the Protestant missionaries that have established themselves there in Uganda over the years, so there too have the Catholics gone to do the same, and now, there is a strong contingent of Muslims vying for a foot hole in that region of the world as well.

    I am more certain now than ever that what Paul the Apostle wrote in both 1 Timothy 4 and 2 Timothy 3 is now upon Uganda and her people as well as all the nations of the world.

    At the end of the day, these Words will be found to remain when all other words perishes:

    Psa 2:1 Why do the nations rage and the peoples plot in vain?
    Psa 2:2 The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD and against his Anointed, saying,
    Psa 2:3 “Let us burst their bonds apart and cast away their cords from us.”
    Psa 2:4 He who sits in the heavens laughs; the Lord holds them in derision.
    Psa 2:5 Then he will speak to them in his wrath, and terrify them in his fury, saying,
    Psa 2:6 “As for me, I have set my King on Zion, my holy hill.”

    I pray therefore that the Good Lord would sweep through Uganda and touch His anointed, those who are there, serving Him, with a fresh anointing of the Holy Spirit and fire even more so now than ever before so there would come forth a greater spiritual war that fights a good warfare than that that Kony and others are doing, so that the Gospel of the Kingdom goes forth in power and the Holy Spirit will be established in the hearts of more and more people, there! That is the only way Peace will come to that region!

    And, Limbaugh, well, he is just one of many stupid voices that are being listened to, some taking it all in being deceived, and some, like you and me, sadly.

    Finally, some verses I would close with just for consideration in all this that we see and hear so that we are cautioned to be careful what we receive when reading or listening to the talking heads like Limbaugh, who, if he is not careful, will himself staggering like a drunken man:

    Job 12:13 “With God are wisdom and might; he has counsel and understanding.
    Job 12:14 If he tears down, none can rebuild; if he shuts a man in, none can open.
    Job 12:15 If he withholds the waters, they dry up; if he sends them out, they overwhelm the land.
    Job 12:16 With him are strength and sound wisdom; the deceived and the deceiver are his.
    Job 12:17 He leads counselors away stripped, and judges he makes fools.
    Job 12:18 He looses the bonds of kings and binds a waistcloth on their hips.
    Job 12:19 He leads priests away stripped and overthrows the mighty.
    Job 12:20 He deprives of speech those who are trusted and takes away the discernment of the elders.
    Job 12:21 He pours contempt on princes and loosens the belt of the strong.
    Job 12:22 He uncovers the deeps out of darkness and brings deep darkness to light.
    Job 12:23 He makes nations great, and he destroys them; he enlarges nations, and leads them away.
    Job 12:24 He takes away understanding from the chiefs of the people of the earth and makes them wander in a pathless waste.
    Job 12:25 They grope in the dark without light, and he makes them stagger like a drunken man.

    • this is indeed an intrigue here what President Obama is doing? Just what is the administration up to by doing this?

      Michael, from my understanding the president’s decision was based on a previous commitment,

      “The request for forces long predates today’s announcement,” Pentagon spokesman George Little said. “This effort is specifically an extension of the Lord’s Resistance Army Disarmament and Northern Uganda Recovery Act of 2009, which President Obama signed into law on May 25, 2010. Until recently, the required forces were not available to fulfill this requirement.”

      Richard Downie, an Africa expert at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington called the case “somewhat exceptional. There are few more clear-cut cases of evil in the world today than the Lord’s Resistance Army.”

      Downie noted that the U.S. has once before, at the end of 2008, sent advisers and logistical backup to help the Ugandan army root out the LRA. Intelligence leaks, poor cooperation between the Ugandan and other African armies, and bad weather hampered the operation.

      Coming off the administration’s successful, if limited, intervention in Libya, the Uganda deployment represents a continued effort by Obama to use military force for humanitarian protection in areas where atrocities are occurring. (link)

  2. I was at the Uganda/Sudan border in 2008 working with the people still in IDP camps then, helping teach ox driving and farming skills. The Acholi people ARE converting to Jesus in significant numbers in the midst of their protracted trauma; the LRA is led by a sorcerer/witchdoctor evil maniac anything but Christian. Limbaugh knows nothing about this situation.

    I used to listen to Rush for years. I had a personal revival in which my eyes were opened and i have turned from patriotism, partisan politics, talk show millionnaires, and war mongering. This latest from Rush confirms that I have taken the better path.

    I spent 3 wks. in the IDP camps which have changed me forever. I plan to return for more mission and service work this zDecember.

    • Vicki, i’d like to hear more about your time with the people…

      the LRA is led by a sorcerer/witchdoctor evil maniac anything but Christian. Limbaugh knows nothing about this situation.

      Amen. I know little, having only read reports about the group and Joseph Kony on news sites outside the United States (here, our media has basically ignored this 20 year story), but i learned enough to know the leader is definitely not a Christian.

      Limbaugh is good at presenting lies as truth.

  3. Rush Defender of the Chrsitian faith! Seriously it will be interesting to see if his followers will run with this. He made this statement either because the man is professionally ignorant about the LRA or just being mischievious. I suspect the latter. There are legitimate arguments to be raised about the president’s deployment of US troops to yet another foreign conflict. Rush’s “wiping out Christian meme” is complete hogwash. Any thinking person would not buy that.

    • Any thinking person would not buy that

      RxY, you’re right. But the problem is we have fewer and fewer thinking people today. Many folks believe what they want to believe…regardless of the facts/truth.

  4. The violence that occurs in the region recently received some attention from Hollywood with the release of the film “Machine Gun Preacher,” starring Gerard Butler. The film is based on the true story of Sam Childers, who has killed LRA soldiers in order to protect African children and bring them back to the orphanage belonging to his ministry, Angels of East Africa.

    Childers, a heroin-addict-turned-Christian-missionary, told The Christian Post in 2009, “You know, all my life it seemed like I’m a fighter and it seemed like I was always fighting a war for someone … Now I’m fighting for the children in Sudan.” (CPost)

    • My flesh would love to praise Childers, but the cycle of violence can only continue when more violence is committed. Even for the children’s sake, something I could never understand nor do I condemn Childers for feeling this is the way out, but we just can’t take up the sword. Worthy is the slain Lamb to receive power.

  5. pj, you can link here
    http://www.tillersinternational.org/international/currentproject_uganda.html

    to find out about PeaceHarvest and Tillers International, with whom I went to northern Uganda and am trying to return this December. That “muzunga woman” pictured is me in Lokung Camp.

    Our work is training and empowering Acholi people in the way they have asked us to help: help re-gaining the animals, skills, and equipment with which to work oxen again as they did before the decades of camp “imprisonment.” We combine peace-building with farmer training and actively seek to bring together people across gender lines, religious traditions, and even differing ethnicities which are historically hostile to one another.

    I also help support orphans and fromer child soldiers in Pader District, where I personally visited, through Strong Heart Child Sponsorship of Little Miracles International, a Christian charity based in TX. They are destitute, diseased, and mostly unparented in any normal tender way; but it is difficult to account for funds given unless someone is on the ground there. One reason I hope to return this December is to purchase food–especially meat–and clothes and mattresses and medicines for the children there where I can oversee that the kids get it.

    Thank you and may the Lord bless you for bringing these precious people and their desperate need to our attention.
    I do find that, in general, it is so easy to raise funds for a 4H club for kids to spend on themselves, or for dog shelters, and other cute stuff, but the East African people are mostly “invisible” to most Americans, even when you try to talk about it, it is as if it is too terrible for folks to want to open their eyes, ears, or hearts to them.

  6. Here’s a link to my friend’s blog about PeaceHarvest
    blog.peaceharvest.org
    It’s dated but you can read the second post about our work in ’08. Those photos were all taken during the training I was part of.

    On facebook, you can find Strong Heart Child Sponsorship for current stories and photos of the orphans at Pader Orphans caring Project. I have a few photos posted on my facebook page too.

    Like Cal says, I can’t mix Childer’s war with his preaching and rescuing. I am just starting to read his book.

    The lord is bringing the east Africa crisis to the public attention of Americans a little right now. Thanks for your posts here.

    • Thanks for the links Vicki! I spent some time reading last night.

      God bless you sister and those working with PeaceHarvest and Tillers International.

      Loved seeing your photo!🙂

      Like Cal says, I can’t mix Childer’s war with his preaching and rescuing. I am just starting to read his book.

      Before seeing him mentioned in the Christian Post article, i had not heard of him.

  7. Why didn’t Obama target Hebullah or Hamas or PLO?
    Rush Limbaugh know what he is taking about.

    • Limbaugh know what he is taking about

      Really?

      …Many journalists and human rights advocates — along with an LRA survivor — have responded to Limbaugh, but yesterday he received a rebuke from the Senate floor…Republican Sen. Jim Inhofe (OK) said, “some people have mistakenly said that [the LRA’s leader] is a Christian, and I want to make sure everyone knows that he was officially disavowed by the Catholic Church in Uganda.” He went on to detail their group’s atrocities.

      Today, Limabugh responded to Inhofe on his radio show, admitting he was “misinformed” about the LRA. (source)

      Limbaugh admits he didn’t know what he was talking about.

      But there is a bigger issue and question here RT…

      What if Limbaugh had not eventually owned up to being mistaken after being called out on the floor of the Senate by Sen. Inhofe ? Would you and others who take every thing this race-baiting shameless radio ‘personality’ says as “fact” still believe this death-cult is Christian?

      Or would you have taken the time and effort to check it out for yourselves?

      After this, my suggestion (if you are a listener of the Limbaugh show) is to not accept as ‘fact’ or truth, everything he claims. Check it out for yourself.

  8. “Today, Limabugh responded to Inhofe on his radio show, admitting he was “misinformed” about the LRA.”

    Contrary to his assertion that this was all an innocent mistake (rather than a calculated smear attempt, he allowed the show’s written transcript to be posted on his website under the title “Obama Invades Uganda, Targets Christians”. Now, six days later, after all the criticism, it is STILL THERE to continue to indoctrinate his followers! Sure, he’s a fool, but a malicious one rather than an innocent!

    • You’re kidding! He still has that transcript up? …unbelievable.

      And you’re right, it will continue to indoctrinate his followers. I’m sure thats why its still posted.

      Good catch, by the way. Thanks for posting!

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