BILL CLINTON: man of Convictions

by Louis A. Turk, Ph.D.

Perhaps more than any other current politician, President Bill Clinton is a man of strong, unswerving convictions. Anyone who has ever studied Humanist Manifestos I and II recognizes at once that Clinton believes in and faithfully practices Humanist philosophy. As a humanist, Clinton believes that the ends justify the means. Therefore he uses whatever means needed to reach his goals, without consideration of the morality of the means. For example, he believes that it is right to lie if it will accomplish his ends, and practices his belief by lying all the time.

As a humanist, Clinton rejects absolute rights and wrongs, believing that man, not God, determines ethics. We see this in Clinton's every decision. For instance, consider that from the very beginning Clinton has rejected the Bible condemnation of homosexuality (Lev. 18:22: "Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination"), and has taken a pro-sodomy stand, appointing sodomites to most of the top executive positions in the federal government. He has also virtually destroyed our military by removing the ban against homosexuals.

Why then should we be surprised at Clinton's forced confession of August 17, 1998 to having had illicit sex with Monica Lewinsky and lying about it? After all, if a man believes sodomy---the most depraved of all sins---to be right and good, how could he possibly be against mere fornication? Indeed, Clinton would be inconsistent with his convictions if he did not practice what his "religious humanism" teaches, by not letting "the intolerant attitudes, often cultivated by orthodox religions...unduly repress" his sexual conduct. Read what Humanists believe:

"In the area of sexuality, we believe that intolerant attitudes, often cultivated by orthodox religions and puritanical cultures, unduly repress sexual conduct. The right to birth control, abortion, and divorce should be recognized. While we do not approve of exploitive, denigrating forms of sexual expression, neither do we wish to prohibit, by law or social sanction, sexual behavior between consenting adults. The many varieties of sexual exploration should not in themselves be considered "evil." Without countenancing mindless permissiveness or unbridled promiscuity, a civilized society should be a tolerant one. Short of harming others or compelling them to do likewise, individuals should be permitted to express their sexual proclivities and pursue their life-styles as they desire." (Humanist Manifesto I & II, 18-19)

Note also in the above quote, that Clinton's pro-baby murder stance is also consistent with humanist convictions. In fact, as I have already stressed, Clinton has been extremely consistent to follow humanist principles from the very beginning of his presidency, and shows no signs of wavering. This fact is made extremely clear when we consider the following quote from The Humanist magazine way back in 1993---folks, he has kept his humanist promises:

"President-elect Clinton has made many campaign promises which clearly reflect humanist principles; now it's up to us to hold him to them. He has promised to sign a Workplace Fairness Bill prohibiting permanent replacement of strikers. He has pledged to overturn anti-gay policies in the military, to sign the Family and Medical Leave Act, to revive the child-welfare bill vetoed by Bush, and to fully fund Head Start programs. He has committed himself to freedom of reproductive choice and has promised to sign the Freedom of Choice Act, repeal the gag rule, support testing of the French abortion pill RU-486, and lift the ban on the use of fetal tissue for research purposes.

"He has promised to appoint an AIDS policy director to assure better fund- ing for AIDS research and care of AIDS patients. With Al Gore, he has promised environmental reforms, including a rewrite of the Clean Air Act regulations, no expansion of offshore drilling, and tougher penalties for pollution violations. He supports school-based clinics and drug education. He says he'll sign the Motor Voter Bill. He promises health-care reform, a pressing and far- reaching problem particularly resistant to government remedies.

"In addition, of course, he has promised to reduce the national debt and to boost inner-city development through national economic stratgies: incentives and grants to revitalize urban economies and the expansion of education, job training, and child-care services." (Barbara Dority, "Power to the People," The Humanist, Vol 53, Number 1, January/February 1993, 4)

Bill Clinton is an exceedingly dangerous man, not because he is weak, but because he is carrying out the pre-planned humanist agenda consistently, systematicly, zealously and effectively. He is attempting to totally replace Christian culture in this country with the godless culture of humanism, thus preparing the US to take its place of submission to a one-world humanist government---Hillary's so-called Global Village. Says Humanist Manifesto II,

"We deplore the division of humankind on nationalistic grounds. We have reached a turning point in human history where the best option is to transcend the limits of national sovereignty and to move toward the building of a world community in which all sectors of the human family can Participate. Thus we look to the development of a system of world law and a world order based upon transnational federal government. This would appreciate cultural pluralism and diversity. It would not exclude pride in national origins and accomplish- ments nor the handling of regional problems on a regional basis. Human pro- gress, however, can no longer be achieved by focusing on one section of the world, Western or Eastern, developed or underdeveloped. For the first time in human history, no part of humankind can be isolated from any other. Each per- son's future is in some way linked to all. We thus reaffirm a commitment to the building of world community, at the same time recognizing that this com- mits us to some hard choices." (Humanist Manifestos II, declaration 12)

This is why Ted Turner---founder of CNN (Cable News Network) and vice-chairman of Time Warner, who was the American Humanist Association Humanist of the Year for 1990, and who pledged on September 19, 1997 to donate US$1,000,000,000.00 (one billion dollars) to the United Nations during the next decade---and other liberal (read "humanist") communications media owners love and protect Clinton so: with great passion and conviction he practices what they believe. Clinton has been brought to shame, but so has our country. It is unlikely that the USA will survive another decade of rule by a man of such evil ideas, and you can be sure that the humanist news media will try to either preserve Clinton or else replace him with someone of like convictions. Know your enemies, lest you vote for them. Do I hear someone objecting, "But Clinton and Gore are Baptists!"? Don't be naive. Clinton and Gore are no Baptists; they obviously don't even believe in God. Beware of Humanists in Christian's clothing.

According to the Drudge Report: "At the height of Watergate in the summer of 1974, during Bill Clinton's race to become a U.S. Representative from Arkansas, Clinton once declared: "If a President of the United States ever lied to the American people he should resign." May he follow his advice. And my we be more careful next time of the character of the person we choose to lead us.

Louis A. Turk, B.A., M.Div., Ph.D.


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