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Michelle Obama: Politics Belong in Churches But No Discounted Sunday Lunch for a Church Bulletin
Maggie's Notebook ^ | 7-5-12 | Maggie@MaggiesNotebook

Posted on 07/05/2012 8:38:17 PM PDT by maggiesnotebook

I just listened to Bill O'Reilly discuss Michelle Obama's comment that "there is no place better than church to talk politics." My first thought was to agree with the First Lady and to ask why she doesn't do something about her Democrat party which believes the First Amendment's so-called "separation" of church and state means, among other things, that churches cannot take a political stance. The IRS disallows politics in the pulpits and pews across America. Why? Because some Americans oppose tax-exempt faith-based-religions and find it distasteful when they are forced to fund a politically religious ideology. It is necessary for me to pay for 'their' abortions, but it is not okay for my pastor to discuss the immorality of it - or advise me to vote-out the party advocating for it. If that's not enough, a restaurant is under attack for offering a discount to church-goers who drop-by with their church bulletin in hand.

I feel certain Michelle Obama approves of pastors counselling their members to vote for Barack Obama, and a basket of other Obama-isms, including educating young girls in the sanctuary that the Obama's will make their early sex life safe and sanctioned....and don't forget, no young woman needs to be punished for her mistake.

Never mind that Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson and Jeremiah Wright, all "reverends," are never taken to task for their ugly and egregious anti-American rhetoric which you and I are forced to fund. Jesse Jackson has quite a list of non-profits under his umbrella. Tax cheat Reverend Al Sharpton's non-profit organization is continually in trouble with the IRS, but he never loses his tax-exempt status. We call him "reverend" anyway. When Jeremiah Wright, Obama's pastor at the Trinity United Church of Christ, compared Barack to Jesus Christ - from the pulpit, the IRS didn't blink. Virginia's Islamic Saudi Academy did not submit tax reports to the IRS for their tax-exempt indoctrination madrassa for years. It's enough to say that O'Reilly's conversation was not a satisfying or substantive one.

When Mrs. Obama was rallying the vote and made these statements, she was speaking at a conference of the African Methodist Episcopal Church Conference. Have I mentioned that I am leaving the Methodist Church which has tilted Left to the point of proneness, as it does the bidding of the evil National Council of Churches. Read more at The Tennessean.

A Pennsylvania restaurant, Prudhomme's Lost Cajun Kitchen, is under a "state discrimination investigation" for offering a discounted meal on Sunday to those church-goers who present a church bulletin.

A "retired electrical engineer" filed the claim against the restaurant:

He said this not out of spite, but out of a feeling against the prevailing self-righteousness that stems from religion, particular in Lancaster County,” Wolff told the York Daily Record. “I don’t consider it an earth-shaking affair, but in this area in particular, we seem to have so many self-righteous religious people, so it just annoys me.”
The restaurant is not tax-exempt, and it's not a church. The engineer is targeting those self-righteous Christian patrons. It's another assault on Christianity, something Michelle Obama knows a lot about. 


TOPICS: Government; Politics; Religion
KEYWORDS: blackliberation; churches; communism; discrimination; irs; liberaiontheology; liberationtheology; michelleobama; reverendwright

1 posted on 07/05/2012 8:38:29 PM PDT by maggiesnotebook
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To: maggiesnotebook
The IRS disallows politics in the pulpits and pews across America. Why? Because some Americans oppose tax-exempt faith-based-religions and find it distasteful when they are forced to fund a politically religious ideology.

And yet the secular left billionaire-fund "public interest groups" are tax-exempt and push their own atheistic/hedonistic/socialist worldview.

Just because you are rich doesn't mean you can't impose socialism on the REST of the suckers. Orwell saw this and wrote about it in Animal Farm.

2 posted on 07/05/2012 8:53:04 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Fools.Damn fools.Welcome to the USSA. Socialism is slavery to the State and the Supreme Court did it)
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To: maggiesnotebook
A Pennsylvania restaurant, Prudhomme's Lost Cajun Kitchen, is under a "state discrimination investigation" for offering a discounted meal on Sunday to those church-goers who present a church bulletin.

Does the state also prosecute bars that offer "ladies night" specials (no cover charge, drink specials)?

What about movie theaters that sell tickets to the same movie for different prices depending on how young or old you are or if you have a high school/college ID (discount)?

3 posted on 07/05/2012 8:59:14 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Fools.Damn fools.Welcome to the USSA. Socialism is slavery to the State and the Supreme Court did it)
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To: a fool in paradise
Oh, and we have AAA auto club discounts and AARP discounts as the list goes on.....
4 posted on 07/05/2012 9:04:39 PM PDT by Bronzy (No more RINO's)
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To: Bronzy

I think I’ve clearly established that the State of Pennsylvania is engaging in a discrimination campaign through selective prosecution/enforcement against those who find merit in religious traditions.


5 posted on 07/05/2012 9:25:27 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Fools.Damn fools.Welcome to the USSA. Socialism is slavery to the State and the Supreme Court did it)
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To: a fool in paradise
The Special actually doesn't require one to be a church-goer. It states exactly...

WEEKLY DINING SPECIALS at Lost Cajun Kitchen Sunday !!
Wing special 1/2 price 11 am – 4 pm (eat in only)
Plus - $3.00 Mimosas – Pomagranate or OJ
Sunday Dining discount w/ your current church bulletin !!

There's nothing about the church bulletin having to be from a mainstream or even a Christian church.

6 posted on 07/05/2012 10:16:16 PM PDT by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: maggiesnotebook
"Michelle Obama: Politics Belong in Churches"

"Black theology will accept only the love of God which participates in the destruction of the white enemy. What we need is the divine love as expressed in Black Power, which is the power of black people to destroy their oppressors here and now by any means at their disposal".--James (Jim) Cone,
African American Religious Thought: An Anthology (Paperback)
by Cornel West (Editor), Eddie S. Glaude Jr. (Editor)
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SEAN HANNITY: But Reverend Jeremiah Wright is not backing down and has not for years and in his strong stance on the teaching of black liberation theology is nothing new. He had the same things to say last spring when he appeared on "Hannity & Colmes:"

WRIGHT: If you're not going to talk about theology in context, if you're not going to talk about liberation theology that came out of the '60s, systematized black liberation theology that started with Jim Cone in 1968 and the writings of Cone and the writings of Dwight Hopkins and the writings of womynist theologians and Asian theologians and Hispanic theologians, then you can't talk about the black value system.

HANNITY: But I'm a — reverend

WRIGHT: Do you know liberation theology, sir?

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,354158,00.html
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Obama's Church: Gospel of Hate
Kathy Shaidle, FrontPageMag.com
Monday, April 07, 2008

In March of 2007, FOX News host Sean Hannity had engaged Obama’s pastor in a heated interview about his Church’s teachings. For many viewers, the ensuing shouting match was their first exposure to "Black Liberation Theology"...

Like the pro-communist Liberation Theology that swept Central America in the 1980s and was repeatedly condemned by Pope John Paul II, Black Liberation Theology combines warmed-over 1960s vintage Marxism with carefully distorted biblical passages. However, in contrast to traditional Marxism, it emphasizes race rather than class. The Christian notion of "salvation" in the afterlife is superseded by "liberation" on earth, courtesy of the establishment of a socialist utopia.
http://www.frontpagemag.com/Articles/Read.aspx?GUID=30CD9E14-B0C9-4F8C-A0A6-A896F0F44F02
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Catholics for Marx [Liberation Theology]
By Fr. Robert Sirico
FrontPageMagazine.com | Thursday, June 03, 2004

In the days when the Superpowers were locked in a Cold War, Latin America seethed with revolution, and millions lived behind an iron curtain, a group of theologians concocted a novel idea within the history of Christianity. They proposed to combine the teachings of Jesus with the teachings of Marx as a way of justifying violent revolution to overthrow the economics of capitalism.

The Gospels were re-rendered not as doctrine impacting on the human soul but rather as windows into the historical dialectic of class struggle. These "liberation theologians" saw every biblical criticism of the rich as a mandate to expropriate the expropriating owners of capital, and every expression of compassion for the poor as a call for an uprising by the proletarian class of peasants and workers.
http://www.frontpagemag.com/Articles/Read.aspx?GUID=460782B7-35CC-4C9E-A2C5-93832067C7CD

7 posted on 07/05/2012 10:59:53 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: maggiesnotebook
The Real Story Behind Rev. Wright's Controversial Black Liberation Theology Doctrine
Monday , May 5, 2008
FoxNews/Hannity's America
[special Friday night edition--original airdate May 2, 2008]

(some key excerpts)

["(Jose) Diaz-Balart is the son of Rafael Diaz-Balart y Guitierrez (a former Cuban politician). He has three bothers, Rafael Diaz-Balart (a banker), Mario Diaz-Balart (a US Congressman) and Lincoln Diaz-Balart (also a US Congressman). His aunt, Mirta Diaz-Balart, was Fidel Castro's first wife."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jose_Diaz-Balart]

JOSE DIAZ-BALART, TELEMUNDO NETWORK: "Liberation theology in Nicaragua in the mid-1980's was a pro-Sandinista, pro-Marxist, anti-U.S., anti-Catholic Church movement. That's it. No ifs, ands, or buts. His church apparently supported, in the mid-'80s in Nicaragua, groups that supported the Sandinista dictatorships and that were opposed to the Contras whose reason for being was calling for elections. That's all I know. I was there.

I saw the churches in Nicaragua that he spoke of, and the churches were churches that talked about the need for violent revolution and I remember clearly one of the major churches in Managua where the Jesus Christ on the altar was not Jesus Christ, he was a Sandinista soldier, and the priests talked about the corruption of the West, talked about the need for revolution everywhere, and talked about 'the evil empire' which was the United States of America."

REV. BOB SCHENCK, NATIONAL CLERGY COUNCIL: "it's based in Marxism. At the core of his [Wright's] theology is really an anti-Christian understanding of God, and as part of a long history of individuals who actually advocate using violence in overthrowing those they perceive to be oppressing them, even acts of murder have been defended by followers of liberation theology. That's very, very dangerous."

SCHENCK: "I was actually the only person escorted to Dr. Wright. He asked to see me, and I simply welcomed him to Washington, and then I said Dr. Wright, I want to bring you a warning: your embrace of Marxist liberation theology. It is contrary to the Gospel, and you need, sir, to abandon it. And at that he dropped the handshake and made it clear that he was not in the mood to dialogue on that point."

Source: The Real Story Behind Rev. Wright's Controversial Black Liberation Theology Doctrine:
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,354158,00.html

8 posted on 07/05/2012 11:01:06 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: maggiesnotebook

Michelle Obama on the night of her husband's 2008 election victory
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"The raised fist (also known as the clenched fist) is a salute and logo most often used by left-wing activists, such as: Marxists, anarchists, socialists, communists, pacifists, trade unionists, and black nationalists. The raised fist is usually regarded as an expression of solidarity, strength or defiance."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raised_fist
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Anarcho-syndicalism


A common Anarcho-Syndicalist flag.

In the early 20th century, anarcho-syndicalism arose as a distinct school of thought within anarchism.[78] With greater focus on the labour movement than previous forms of anarchism, syndicalism posits radical trade unions as a potential force for revolutionary social change, replacing capitalism and the state with a new society, democratically self-managed by the workers.

Anarcho-syndicalists seek to abolish the wage system and private ownership of the means of production, which they believe lead to class divisions. Important principles include workers' solidarity, direct action (such as general strikes and workplace recuperations), and workers' self-management. This is compatible with other branches of anarchism, and anarcho-syndicalists often subscribe to anarchist communist or collectivist anarchist economic systems.[79] Its advocates propose labour organization as a means to create the foundations of a non-hierarchical anarchist society within the current system and bring about social revolution.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anarchism

9 posted on 07/05/2012 11:01:40 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: maggiesnotebook
"The IRS disallows politics in the pulpits and pews across America."

Wrong. That's not the law at all. The IRS says nothing about political issues and positions being communicated in Churches. It prohibits campaigning for or against specific candidates and even that has never been upheld by the courts because it is so unconstitutional that the IRS has never taken a single case to trial - they back down every time.

10 posted on 07/06/2012 1:00:56 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: maggiesnotebook

I wonder how she would about anti-0bama rhetoric in churches around the country .


11 posted on 07/06/2012 4:57:55 AM PDT by Lionheartusa1 (-: Socialism is the equal distribution of misery :-)
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To: maggiesnotebook

I wonder how she would feel about anti-0bama rhetoric in churches around the country .


12 posted on 07/06/2012 4:58:32 AM PDT by Lionheartusa1 (-: Socialism is the equal distribution of misery :-)
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To: circlecity

Thanks for your comment. You are right, there is no historic record of churches losing their tax exempt status, but I believe that’s because so many traditional churches do not tempt the IRS. They probably hide behind it.

I put together a post you you might be interested in and put it here on Free Republic:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2903993/posts


13 posted on 07/07/2012 7:24:14 PM PDT by maggiesnotebook
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To: ETL

Thanks for the excellent links.


14 posted on 07/07/2012 7:26:39 PM PDT by maggiesnotebook
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To: maggiesnotebook
You're welcome.

REVEREND WRIGHT: If you're not going to talk about theology in context, if you're not going to talk about liberation theology that came out of the '60s, systematized black liberation theology that started with Jim Cone in 1968 and the writings of Cone and the writings of Dwight Hopkins and the writings of womynist theologians and Asian theologians and Hispanic theologians, then you can't talk about the black value system.

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15 posted on 07/08/2012 1:28:51 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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