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Right-Wing Rant: Lunar Eclipse Is Flashing Red Warning Sign to Obama

The blood moon spotted in the sky above North America this week was much more than a rare astrological phenomena. According to conservative website WorldNetDaily, the lunar eclipse is a sign from God that Obama is doing a terrible job.

“There are flashing red warning lights in the heavens that should command peoples’ attention right now, because the one behind those warnings, God, had more than a pen and a phone in his hand,” a report on the site reads, poking fun at Obama’s comments about his frustration with Congress and the need to take action on the economy in January.

The WND’s latest anti-Obama rant echoes a new book by conservative pastor Mark Blitz who is convinced that the blood moons spell doom and gloom for America, especially with Obama at the helm.

“I believe the moons are like flashing red warning lights at a heavenly intersection saying to Israel as well as the nations they will be crossing heavenly red lines,” Blitz wrote in his book.

“Like Pharaoh the leaders and pundits of today will realize when it comes to crossing the red lines of the Creator of the universe he has more than a pen and a phone in his hand.” he added in a jab at Obama.

The WND article also feeds into growing concern among some conservative Christians that the series of blood moons are a fulfillment of an end-time prophecy.

Joel 2:31 and Acts 2:20 both  predict that in the end of days the sun will be turned to darkness and the moon will be turned to blood, something pastors like Blitz and mega-church preacher John Hagee see as a sign that the bible is being fulfilled and the end is near.

“I believe that the Heavens are God’s billboard, that He has been sending signals to Planet Earth but we just have not been picking them up.” Hagee said in a recent sermon, touting the dangers of the blood moon as described in his own new book.

“God sends plant Earth a signal that something big is about to happen!,” Hagee has also warned to his flock. “He’s controlling the Sun and the moon right now to send our generation a signal, but the question is, are we getting it?”

While the idea that the lunar eclipse spells the end of the world may seem extreme to some, including many evangelicals, a poll of WND readers suggests that some people are clearly buying it. Over 50 percent of those who answered the poll agreed that the blood moon was a sign Jesus was likely to return or that God was sending a message through the heavens.

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