Three out of three Drudge Report editors point to God as possibly the best way to survive what Sarah Palin referred to as the "the age of Obama ... the end of an error." Drudge Report editor and Washington Times columnist, Joseph Curl's Monday prediction was, "2014 is going to be the year of God."
After five years of Drudge Report headlines of concerns about the leadership of President Obama, according to Peggy Noonan, Matt Drudge, Curl's employer, revealed the best thing about 2013 was: "It's the year I discovered prayer. It changed my life."
Charles Hurt, who is by far the firebrand of the Drudge Report trio, took on Obama's "My Brother's Keeper" initiative, quoting scripture right back at him. Hurt wrote, "So, Mr. President, instead of wasting our time with sermons on how we can be better keepers of our brother, why don’t you study up on another verse in the Bible. Matthew 7:5?"
“Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother’s eye.”
Curl donned his columnist hat, writing of how the seeds of insecurity and despair sown by Obama are now bearing a rare fruit, Hollywood "God movies."
"God is making a comeback, and so are the Bible, faith, and religion," explained Curl, in his article, speculating that many of the problems the Drudge Report has headlined in the last five years are a possible reason.
The economy is worse, not better. All those 20-somethings whom millions of Americans have been putting through college the past half-decade are moving back home. Obamacare is turning into Obamascare; no one feels safe, secure anymore. [There is] not much hope for 'hope and change.'
Curl found some comfort in the faith movies and films, current and in the working, that reflects a Hollywood investment as people move towards God because "people are looking for some sort of meaning" because "Obama hasn't panned out." He also gave a nod towards "Duck Dynasty," using a photo of Willie Robertson for the news photo going with his analysis while stopping short of crediting the popular Robertson family with sparking a grudging acknowledgment of godliness in entertainment.
His report mentioned some films which have already caused controversial Drudge Report headlines, plus others which may cause their own share of outrage in time:
- “Son of God," released last month
- “God’s not dead,” featuring Willie Robertson of "Duck Dynasty fame," to be released late March
- “Noah,” a mega budget blockbuster, also to be released late March, starring Russell Crowe and Emma Watson
- “Heaven is for real,” to be released in April
- “Left Behind," to be released in June
- “Exodus” to be released in December, starring Christian Bale
- “Mary, Mother of Christ,” planned Release 2015
- Rumors of a "Cain and Abel" movie starring Brad Pitt
According to the White House, Obama plans to work with businesses, foundations and others for the specific benefits of his black brothers, "to make sure that every young man of color who is willing to work hard and lift himself up has an opportunity to get ahead and reach his full potential."
Charles Hurt is the Drudge Report editor who suggested Obama was arrogant and his initiative was "lunacy," for daring to ignore the plight of all American brothers, including Republican brothers, to focus only on his black brothers. Additionally, Hurt suggested it was the height of hypocrisy for Obama to sermonize to others, to launch a "goofy federal program to help our brothers," when Obama's own half-brother was living in the slums of Kenya, struggling with an alcohol and drug addiction, even as Obama spoke.
Hurt also pointed to a well-publicized Drudge headline about a coalition of black pastors who have launched a petition drive to get a million signatures to have Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. removed from office for pushing a gay-marriage agenda on states. Apparently, Hurt feels if those pastors think the Obama administration has been faithful to either their religious brothers or the Bible, there wouldn't be a need for a petition drive.
Matt Drudge, the news headline guru of the Drudge Report, arguably shares Curl's view that God's popularity is rising leaving Hollywood little choice but to gather under the revival tent . In August, Drudge quipped on Twitter, "'Duck Dynasty' now country's top TV show!! God and guns and fishing? Everyone keeps their clothes on? I'm confused..."
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