Skip to comments.This Year’s Greatest Television Moment: a most unexpected denunciation of ObamaCare
Posted on 08/15/2009 9:49:41 AM PDT by HorowitzianConservative
Credit must be given where its due. Earlier this week MSNBCs Ed Schultz treated his viewers to two of the finest minutes of television that anyone, anywhere, has seen in years. Not, mind you, because of anything Schultz said, but because of what one of his guests said to him. It was one of those deeply satisfying moments when we got to see a knee-jerk Obama lapdog like Schultz spend several minutes spewing his trademark leftist claptrap, only to be dramatically ambushed by a guest who Schultz thought was going to do nothing more than dutifully rubber-stamp everything he had just said.
The segment began with Schultz deriding Christian political operatives for having failed, thus far, to speak out in favor of the Democrat/Obama plan for government-run healthcare. He looked earnestly at the camera and demanded that the four most influential Christian leaders in this country he named, specifically, Rick Warren, Joel Osteen, Franklin Graham, and James Dobson step up and speak up. These Christian leaders, said Schultz, need to get engaged and support a Christian president on the public option of providing healthcare for all Americans. Isnt it the Christian thing to do? Their silence [so far] is deafening.
Schultz then proceeded to explain that these ministers failure to publicly endorse socialized medicine constituted a betrayal of Christs message:
(Excerpt) Read more at newsrealblog.com ...
These Christian leaders, said Schultz, need to get engaged and support a Christian president on the public option of providing healthcare for all Americans.”
What Christian President?
Yeah, all I really need is a lecture on what “true Christians” are from a guy whose first wife found him in bed what what became his second. /North Dakota rant
Schmulz then went on to decry the total failure of the Black Pastorhood, across America, for failure re the 80% "Bastardy Rate" among black citizens...../sarc
He asks what would Jesus do about sick people.
Interesting, these men of “God” didn’t even touch on the fact that Jesus would heal them voluntarily!
He wouldn’t look into the crowd and demand that they rabble rouse the “government” to pay the medicine man.
This MSNBC report sickens me. It is a like a Saducee or Pharisee in Christ's time. Sophistry to try and bend public opinion.
In that segment, the only one speaking with clarity of any type, was the blkack Bishop.
The idea that we cannot get to clarity until we have civility is another strawman. Tell that to our founders, who, though they tried to be civil, ultimatley had to resort to war in order to keep the King from foisting his tyranny on the people. That is a historical note and fact that should not be lost on the call for civility surrounding today's issue
There are some issues, some particularly fundemental issues, when someone is calling for fundamentally changing them or destroying them, that you cannot be civil about. The agent of change MUST hear, see, and feel your passion about opposing him.
So it is with this issue.
You Idiot Liberals can’t have both sides... HOW DARE YOU try to preach GOSPEL, when YOU and your ILK, under the guise of “SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE” and Almost completely removed even the MENTION of GOD anywhere in PUBLIC.
MORALITY and ethics come from Religion... you illiterate SCUM only show yourselves as the HYPOCRITS that you ARE..
If you want the Government to take care of you, BIG ED, Go for it.. but LEAVE ME THE **** ALONE!!!
Jesus never preached that Roman guards should take money from some people to buy health care for others.
He preached **personal** charity.
"When Jesus walked the face of the earth, he was feeding the hungry, he was clothing the poor, and healing the sick. He didnt ask anybody for their health insurance card and he didnt heal anybody for profit..."
A great argument for private charity. Thanks Ed!
(After all, Jesus didn't work for the government, did he?)
Jesus wanted us to feed and clothe and take care of the poor. He didn’t ask Rome to do it....
Charity is a voluntary gesture individually given freely.
Coerced "charity" is simply slavery by another name.
Funny how delusional self-styled intellectuals can't grasp such a simple concept.
I am my brother’s keeper. I am not your brother’s keeper.
Ed asserts that we “should hear more from Christian leaders” while simultaneously talking over and shutting down an attempt by his guest to have that very discussion.
Typical Rat hypocrisy.
It did me as well. Shultz simply does not understand that Christian charity is voluntary and not forced. Jesus never suggested that Roman guards should force people to hand over their money or time to serve the needy. The other two religious people neglected to mention this as well.
I love how folks who despise Christianity deem themselves experts on knowing what Jesus Christ would say or feel about ANY issue.
This is absolutely ridiculous.
Jesus wouldn’t abort helpless unborn babies or counsel disabled elderly on how to choose death with so-called dignity. BTW...how many hospitals and medical foundations have been started by Christian churches and related private organizations?
How many wealthy individuals bequeath portions of their wealth as well to medical facilities and foundations? Answer = many.
If Big Govt. healthcare grabs it all expect a big decline
in the above in donations!
Here is just one small but powerful example that shows the absurdity of the claims that Christian leaders' silence about DeathCare are unchristian and contrary to Christ's teachings.
Matthew 6:1-4. "Be careful not to do your 'acts of righteousness' before men, to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from you Father in Heaven. So when you give to the needy, do not announce it with trumpets, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be honored by men. I tell you the truth, they have received their reward in full. But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you."
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