Put away from you crooked speech, and put devious talk far from you. -- Proverbs 4: 24 (ESV)
We have documented the silliness of false prophet Jennifer Leclaire before. Most recently when she rebuked a secular comedian for correctly exposing scam artist televangelists such as Kenneth Copeland and Mike Murdoch. It is a sad day when those in the world can easily discern who is false in the church while those in the church continue to embrace them. That of course is because wolves protect their own. So when John Oliver did his comedic expose Jennifer realized he was hitting too close to home. Momma's got to protect her shtick. Leclaire is one of many who have cashed in on the false signs and lying wonders movement. She openly supports and endorses 'some of the world's most renowned false teachers such as Bill Johnson, Mike Bickle, and Dutch Sheets. She was at one point, a regional director for the heretical International House of Prayer. She claims direct revelation from God and has made prophecies that have simply not come to pass as she said they would, rendering her false by the definition the Bible provides us. As an editor for Charisma News online, she has a public pulpit from which to cast her lies and today she crossed yet another line by shilling for the Republican Party in spreading absolute lies and innuendo about the current president of the United States.
Now let me be clear. You have every right to dislike the president. To disagree with him fundamentally on policies and issues. I know I do on many fronts. When we represent Christ however we are called to higher standard of truth than the world provides. The world presents everything as existing in shades of grey. Nothing is black and white to the world because they want to find room to excuse their sin and opposition to God. The Creator of the universe however is black and white. The truth is the truth and there are no shades of grey. Just read the key verse. One little proverb that reminds us that we should not allow crooked speech to escape our lips. We are to put devious talk far from us. This instruction is clear. We cannot behave in Machiavellian manners where we think the end justifies the means. God is infinitely more concerned with how we got somewhere than the fact that we arrived. Remember regarding these matters that above all else beloved God does not need our deceptive help:
Will you speak falsely for God and speak deceitfully for him?Will you show partiality toward him? Will you plead the case for God?Will it be well with you when he searches you out? Or can you deceive him, as one deceives a man?He will surely rebuke you if in secret you show partiality.Will not his majesty terrify you, and the dread of him fall upon you?Your maxims are proverbs of ashes; your defenses are defenses of clay. - Job 13: 7-12 (ESV)
So if you want to run down the president, call him "Barry", mock his wife, and propagate rumors that you know are lies deep down in your heart then just realize that we serve a God who says we will be held to account for every careless word. The sad thing is there is no need for the lies. There is no need for what Jennifer Leclaire abused her position at Charisma News today to do. To prop up one of the old tired lies about Barack Obama. That he is secretly a Muslim. This is a man who has been Christian his entire adult life. You can argue his Christianity is as liberal as many mainstream Christian denominations. You could argue that his minister Jeremiah Wright is too radical. What you cannot do is pretend that he only went to church for 30 years as a cover to his real faith because he knew he would be president one day and he would secretly take down the Christian foundations of this country from the inside out. This is not the movies. He is not the Manchurian Candidate. The entire premise is beyond asinine. How then do 43% of republicans still believe he is a Muslim, as Jennifer so kindly points out to us? Because people like Leclaire keep fostering the notion that this is somehow an unsettled area. Because people like Leclaire keep casting doubt upon the absurdity. Because people like Leclaire keep lying. Here are some whoppers from this hit piece:
"I'm surprised that number isn't higher, given he publicly spoke to ABC's George Stephanopoulos about his "Muslim faith."
This is a thoroughly debunked lie from when Obama was running against John McCain. Obama was responding to a line of questions regarding the attacks from McCain subordinates who were floating this garbage about his faith. Obama's response included the line that he had not heard McCain himself talk about his "Muslim faith" as others had. He was defending McCain, not saying he was Muslim. Anyone with an Internet connection and third grade comprehension skills can tell that. The fact that this doesn't matter to Jennifer Leclaire tells you all you need to know about her. She is either entirely too dishonest to representing Christ or too stupid to have this kind of platform.
"If you type "is Obama a Muslim" into Google you get over 45.7 million results -- that's a lot of "proof."
At this point I am concerned that Jennifer may not actually understand how search engines work. So if you search for the most known man on the planet with one of the top three religions you are surprised that there are 45 million hits? Are you really? Let's play a game. Let's see what happens when you combine two popular things in one search:
Pope Francis is a Muslim -- 45,300,000 results
Obama is Christian -- 88,000,000 results
Now here is the thing beloved. It is irresponsible enough to discuss the amounts of search results as a way of inferring something is worth discussing but Leclaire goes beyond that. She makes the direct assertion that the amount of results infer truth on some level. Proof as she calls it. How deceptive she is being! According to her logic, there is more proof that Pope Francis is a Muslim than there is for Barack Obama! Not only that, but more than double the amount of people who mistakenly think Obama is a Muslim actually believe the truth that he is a Christian. Does that then "prove" he is Christian? I am starting to be very concerned that Leclaire may not have the intellectual chops to be an editor anywhere"I know, let's see what the prophet Google says!
Jennifer Leclaire is an idiot -- 402,000 results
I don't know; that's a lot of proof! Now of course 402,000 people do not think she is an idiot because most have never heard of her outside of the Christian-political sphere. This was just to highlight dishonest idiocy of using the amount of search engine results as proof of anything. While these reasons so far should be enough to utterly dismiss her as a serious person to consider, she was not done lying by a longshot. She presented five examples of things that would cause one to "question his profession of Christ."
1) On 2012 Obama said to the UN that the future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam.