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How the Leftist Churches Set a Time Bomb for the Democrats
American Thinker ^ | March 26, 2008 | James Lewis

Posted on 03/25/2008 11:25:16 PM PDT by Dawnsblood

Until the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Senator Obama's spiritual mentor in Black Liberation Theology, popped out of the woodwork, I didn't even know about BLT -- Black Liberation Theology. But the doctrines of Black Liberation have been preached since 1966 in black churches, with the enthusiastic support of white churches of the Left, notably the United Church of Christ. The Rev. Wright runs an official UCC church.

Though I am not a professional theologian, I daresay that Jesus would not, repeat not, approve of BLT. Because Black Liberation Theology seems to go straight against every single word in the Sermon on the Mount. Odd that the UCC has never noticed that over the last fifty years.

In fact, the liberal churches have bestowed great influence and prestige on the inventor of Black Liberation Theology, a Dr. James Hal Cone. Writes Dr. Cone, among other things,

* "Black theology refuses to accept a God who is not identified totally with the goals of the black community. If God is not for us and against white people, then he is a murderer, and we had better kill him."

* "All white men are responsible for white oppression."

* "While it is true that blacks do hate whites, black hatred is not racism."

* "Theologically, Malcolm X was not far wrong when he called the white man "the devil.""

* "The black theologian must reject any conception of God which stifles black self-determination by picturing God as a God of all peoples."

(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: blt; jeremiahwright; marxism; obama; religiousleft; ucc; yobama
* "We have had too much of white love, the love that tells blacks to turn the other cheek and go the second mile. What we need is the divine love as expressed in black power, which is the power of blacks to destroy their oppressors, here and now, by any means at their disposal."

Apparently liberal religious authorities like those at the United Church of Christ love this preaching so much that they have made Dr. Cone a professor at the Union Theological Seminary, the "Charles Augustus Briggs Distinguished Professor of Systematic Theology." It is a stamp of official approval for a peddler of race hatred.

What would Jesus say? Well, we may never know that, but in a month we'll know what Pennsylvania Democrats will say. And if they turn thumbs down on that grandchild of Black Liberation Theology, Senator Barack Obama, the Democrats will have no one to blame but themselves. Including the Churches of the Left, which have reveled in rage-mongering radical chic since the Sixties.

If you've ever wondered why black people in America have had such a hard time rising in society, even after slavery ended in 1865, even after the Civil Rights Acts of the 1960s, even after affirmative action tilted the playing field in their favor, the answer has to be found in the doctrines that have been preached to blacks by their most powerful leaders. If Black Liberation Theology is to be believed, blacks can never make it on their own. They have to rely on a separatist, rage-filled ideology, supported whole-heartedly by white Leftist churches.

The Left has a long, long habit of shafting the very people is purports to love. Instead, the Left only empowers Leftist elites. Look at the history of the Soviet Union, of Maoist China, of Fidel Castro. Who profited from those regimes except the elites, dining on caviar while ordinary people starved? Today Hugo Chavez is squandering Venezuela's oil wealth on his personal ego trips. It is the poor who suffer from Chavez' caudillismo.

What the Church of the Left have done to poor blacks is just like that. Instead of supporting messages of hope and strength, they celebrated the rage demagogues who keep people in thrall. "Black Liberation" is an enslavement of the mind. If you keep black people popping with anger at whites, half a century after the end of Jim Crow, you are not helping them. You are hurting them.

For the Democrats, who have knowingly supported this corruption of the poor for decades, the churches of Left have set a time bomb. Next month we'll see if it explodes.

Maybe it's Divine justice.

1 posted on 03/25/2008 11:25:18 PM PDT by Dawnsblood
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To: Dawnsblood
Oh boy,...reading material for tomorrow....Hillary needs to keep this alive...:

Clinton & Obama Need to Cool It or Lose It ( Advises Bob Beckel )

However we have this :

Obama presses Clinton on finances ^

2 posted on 03/25/2008 11:29:35 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (No Burkas for my Grandaughters!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Geez -— i’m hankering back to that time when a BLT was just a sandwich.
3 posted on 03/25/2008 11:38:51 PM PDT by BlueDragon (here's the thing; do recognize the bell of truth when you here it ring, c'mon and sing it children)
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To: Dawnsblood
"While it is true that blacks do hate whites, black hatred is not racism."

Total Bullshit and as racist and dishonest as anything you will read in White Power screeds! This kind of thing has been allowed as a sort of compensatory racism that is tolerated in our society. It is long past time for this to go.

4 posted on 03/25/2008 11:50:07 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Dawnsblood

” Because Black Liberation Theology seems to go straight against every single word in the Sermon on the Mount.”

Seems to? SEEMS TO?! It is a Marxist (and therefore Godless) ideology base on atheistic class/race division politics promulgated for the sole purpose of overthrowing Western liberal (in the classic sense) freedom and prosperity. There is no “seems to” about it.


5 posted on 03/25/2008 11:50:55 PM PDT by piytar
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To: Dawnsblood

Liberation theology and Black Liberation Theology are based primarily on “feel goodism” which is usually at total odds with Biblically based values. These are open to question to be sure, but must come from the recognition that God has standards, regardless of what one “feels”.


6 posted on 03/25/2008 11:51:34 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: Dawnsblood

The most racist people in modern America are liberal Black people.


7 posted on 03/25/2008 11:53:16 PM PDT by Republic of Texas (Socialism Always Fails)
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To: Dawnsblood
James Hal Cone
8 posted on 03/25/2008 11:54:51 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Dawnsblood
Can't argue with that. It's a crying shame that the majority of Americans, black and white yellow and green, can't see that.

The left have done a fine job of resurrecting tribalism in this country and destroying patriotism, which for a time there had the potential to overcome racial tensions.

Nothing destroys a nation quicker than tribalism, but I guess history was never a leftist moonbats favorite class. They skipped it to go smoke dope.

9 posted on 03/25/2008 11:55:33 PM PDT by Nathan Zachary
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To: Dawnsblood

It is separatism preparatory to creating a revolutionary mass base. There is a psychological preparation going on here reminiscent of the end-times armageddonite Christian evangelism of the mid 70’s under the tutelage of Hal Lindsey and Co. The business of both is the creation of an army.


10 posted on 03/25/2008 11:58:13 PM PDT by Yollopoliuhqui
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To: Dawnsblood

The liberals only care about ONE thing.....POWER. So they foster this type of thinking in order to get their votes.


11 posted on 03/26/2008 12:03:33 AM PDT by skimask (Never argue with an idiot, they will drag you down to their level and beat you with experience)
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To: Dawnsblood

These are not churches. They are political organizations.


12 posted on 03/26/2008 12:15:52 AM PDT by Proud_USA_Republican (We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good. - Hillary Clinton)
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To: Dawnsblood
While it is true that blacks do hate whites, black hatred is not racism."

It is worse than racism.

13 posted on 03/26/2008 1:02:28 AM PDT by oyez (Justa' another high minded lowlife.)
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To: Dawnsblood

Leftist church. Is that an oxymoron or a non-sequitur?


14 posted on 03/26/2008 1:14:30 AM PDT by TigersEye (A fine is a tax for doing wrong. A tax is a fine for doing well.)
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To: oyez
It is worse than racism.

It is politically correct racism.

15 posted on 03/26/2008 1:23:19 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (Vaclav Klaus on global warming skeptics: "A whip of political correctness strangles their voice")
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To: Nathan Zachary

“Nothing destroys a nation quicker than tribalism”

And yet tribalism is the major premise of one of the nation’s favorite TV shows, “SURVIVOR”.


16 posted on 03/26/2008 1:36:10 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Just saying what 'they' won't.)
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To: Dawnsblood

The reason it is so easy for black prison thugs to “convert” to Islam is that they have been taught all their lives to believe in a paranoid, grievance-based, hate-filled, violent creed. They have heard it from their churches and they have heard it from their bizarre little black newspapers and media and from their politicians.

Islam - which is actually an Arab superiority cult, but your average prison thug is too dumb to recognize that - feeds this and gives these people the feeling that anything they do is justified. Christianity, of course, can never serve as the justification for such things. The result is that the black radical churches simply had to create their own version, and found that the lefty liberal churches that had no Christian beliefs remaining to them were the best infrastructure to hang their own crazy theories on and also gave them the best public podiums to spew their nonsense tax-free.

If they start moving out of these churches - if, for example, some of the white leftist groups that are actually the money and the organization behind the operation decide to distance themselves or if they lose their tax-exempt status - these nutty black groups will flood into Islam. Then I think we’ve going to have a problem that will make our current problems with both Islam and black criminals look trivial.


17 posted on 03/26/2008 2:57:18 AM PDT by livius
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To: Dawnsblood
Obama - Don't Hate Me Bro!
18 posted on 03/26/2008 4:40:06 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Dawnsblood

I wonder how much money these phony churches rake in by telling their people that Whitey is the reason for their problems, not their own debasing actions.


19 posted on 03/26/2008 5:02:04 AM PDT by Leftism is Mentally Deranged
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To: BlueDragon
If you've ever wondered why black people in America have had such a hard time rising in society, even after slavery ended in 1865, even after the Civil Rights Acts of the 1960s, even after affirmative action tilted the playing field in their favor, the answer has to be found in the doctrines that have been preached to blacks by their most powerful leaders. If Black Liberation Theology is to be believed, blacks can never make it on their own. They have to rely on a separatist, rage-filled ideology, supported whole-heartedly by white Leftist churches.

So. What do we do now?

20 posted on 03/26/2008 5:15:24 AM PDT by fightinJAG (Rush was right when he used to say: "You NEVER win by losing.")
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To: Anti-Bubba182

The only way to fight back against this is to publicly condemn this for what it is: RACIST B.S.

We have to do everything possible to keep this crap from being transmitted to the next generation of black children.

Children do not hate without being taught to do so.

Children do not stay on the self-imposed victimhood plantation without being taught to do so.

Our fight against this racism is their only hope and the only hope that our country can truly become the post-racial nation that the vast majority Americans want it to be, and indeed thought it was until they got slapped in the face by Wright/Obama.


21 posted on 03/26/2008 5:18:01 AM PDT by fightinJAG (Rush was right when he used to say: "You NEVER win by losing.")
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To: Proud_USA_Republican

Yes, they are political organizations. Actually, they are madrassas.

How can their influence be countered?


22 posted on 03/26/2008 5:19:17 AM PDT by fightinJAG (Rush was right when he used to say: "You NEVER win by losing.")
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To: Dawnsblood

Great column. It summarizes the problem by providing enough details, but not too many. Bookmarked. Thanks.


23 posted on 03/26/2008 5:30:38 AM PDT by syriacus (If BHO Jr. is elected, will he become a TWHP? (Typical White House Person))
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To: TigersEye
Leftist church. Is that an oxymoron or a non-sequitur?

LOL!

24 posted on 03/26/2008 5:32:22 AM PDT by syriacus (If BHO Jr. is elected, will he become a TWHP? (Typical White House Person))
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To: Dawnsblood

25 posted on 03/26/2008 5:43:01 AM PDT by Gritty (A demagogue preaches doctrines he knows to be untrue to men he knows to be idiots-HL Mencken)
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To: Dawnsblood

Author James Lewis should have been in the San Francisco Bay Area during 1995/1996 — surrounding Prop 209 (repealing preferential affirmative action employing state monies). He’d have gotten to witness how many black “pastors” openly threatened their own church members with banishment (and worse) should they not fight, “actively” (whatever that means) fight Prop 209. Then, of course there were the Black Liberation Theologists top hench men, Democrats Willie Brown and Rev Amos Brown leading it all. The racism from Bay Area “Black Liberationists” was so thick, it was noxious to humans and plants and all other living things.


26 posted on 03/26/2008 6:26:59 AM PDT by Alia
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To: Dawnsblood
Just as Black tribal chiefs in Africa sold their Black brothers, sisters and children to Portugese slave traders in Africa, these SAME types of chiefs have been prevelant to the Blacks in America for 50 years.

Instead of following Martin Luther King's teachings -- Blacks wanted to be equal and have the same opportunities as whites, other Black leaders wanted welfare, entitlements, and reparations from whites.

These demands were absurd in that most of the whites in America were immigrants who came to this country long AFTER slavery was abolished by President Lincoln, a Republican.

Many Blacks took proper steps and have achieved success in America after they were afforded their just due -- equality.

Certainly, Blacks were treated badly -- unequally before Martin Luther King but many have taken steps to become successful after Martin pointed out that Blacks were being treated unfairly. And, he was right but what most Blacks have to understand is that most whites especially in the Northern states had no idea about the circumstances in which Blacks were living -- poverty.

And, another thing Blacks need to understand is that there were just as many white immigrants who were living in poverty also.

27 posted on 03/26/2008 9:39:53 AM PDT by xtinct (I was the next door neighbor kid's imaginary friend.)
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To: Anti-Bubba182

Excusing serious Black racism, which includes anti-Semitism, hatred for Asians, hatred of Hispanics, and hatred for whites, infantilizes and patronizes African-Americans. The predominantly white Liberal political establishment and press have been doing this for years, which explains why clowns like Wright are still out there race hustling. If they were treated like the pariahs they actually are, in the same way as white supremists are, they would have far less influence.


28 posted on 03/26/2008 4:50:02 PM PDT by attiladhun2 (Obama is the anti-Reagan, instead of opposing the world's tyrants, he wants to embrace them)
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To: Yollopoliuhqui

Artist, heretic, savant, and DU troll.


29 posted on 03/26/2008 4:51:53 PM PDT by attiladhun2 (Obama is the anti-Reagan, instead of opposing the world's tyrants, he wants to embrace them)
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