Obama’s visit to Notre Dame
Barack Obama may be the first rock-star president, but not everybody agrees with all his policies and beliefs. This weekend, after cheering his daughters on in two intense soccer matches, the president gave a highly anticipated commencement speech at the University of Notre Dame. Why the controversy? Many in the Notre Dame community felt it inappropriate for a president who supports abortion rights to make a speech at a Catholic institution. Protesters made their displeasure known, with rallies and “anti-abortion” speeches throughout the weekend. Of all the protesters, Norma McCorvey seemed to generate the most buzz. McCorvey was plaintiff “Jane Roe” in the famous Roe vs. Wade Supreme Court decision. Searches on “obama notre dame speech” and “obama speech transcript” both soared, as did interest in stem cell research.
Pray for President Obama to have a divine encounter and change his heart on this issue. In the Bible God pursued King Nebuchadnezzar and changed his heart. We are instructed in the Bible to pray for our leaders. Pray that President Obama will change his mind and public policy on this very issue. He can be a great spokesman for life God can do it!