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Religious “Truth” Commission to Examine U.S. War “Atrocities”
FrontPage Magazine ^ | Mark D. Tooley

Posted on 02/08/2010 1:54:01 PM PST by Michael van der Galien

In a 40 year flashback to the glories of 1960’s anti-war outrage, infamously left-wing Riverside Church in New York City is hosting a “Truth Commission on Conscience in War” next month. This special hearing, in the spirit of “truth commissions,” will evidently “explore and investigate systemic injustices, political violence, and mass atrocities” by the U.S., presumably in both Iraq and Afghanistan. It will “receive testimony, process their findings, and recommend strategies for change, healing, and reconciliation,” while lifting “up the silenced and invisible voices of victims, offering survivors a public forum to testify to their experiences.”

The “commissioners” of this “truth commission” includes a who’s who of far-left religious activism. The testifiers are mostly a small circle of embittered veterans and conspiracy theorists, including former CIA analyst Ray McGovern, who’s still pondering possible U.S. involvement in contriving 9-11.

So the March 21-22 spectacle at dramatically gothic Riverside Church on New York’s upper West Side will be an absurd theater of macabre conspiracy speculations, sanctimonious guilt trips about supposed U.S. crimes, and indignant condemnations of everyone not on the far-left who has failed to advocate full surrender to jihadist Islam. In short, it might be wonderful entertainment, if not treated too seriously. The ghost of the late William Sloane Coffin, former Riverside pastor, may even haunt the commission’s somber hearing, ghoulishly chanting old protest slogans from the Vietnam War era.

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


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: antiamericanism; notapeacemovement; nyc; religiousleft; riversidechurch; warcrimes

1 posted on 02/08/2010 1:54:01 PM PST by Michael van der Galien
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To: Michael van der Galien

Nicely scripted and staged. Nothing’s going to actually be “found” at that meeting.


2 posted on 02/08/2010 1:55:56 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: Michael van der Galien

Why in hell do these people stay in this Country??

Better still, why do we continue to tolerate people like this in our midst??

Textbook case for an expulsion clause in the US Constitution. Revoke their citizenship, and deport them to Venezuela.


3 posted on 02/08/2010 1:56:55 PM PST by Bean Counter (Stout Hearts...)
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To: Michael van der Galien

Right in the middle of the commission, a plane should fly right into the church for irony’s sake.


4 posted on 02/08/2010 1:57:29 PM PST by Soothesayer (The United States of America Rest in Peace November 4 2008)
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To: Bean Counter

I’ve got no idea why they’re still there either. They could just all go to Cuba, Venezuela or North Korea. I’m sure they’d be more than welcome there; they especially need more workers in North Korea’s gulags, or so I’ve been told.


5 posted on 02/08/2010 1:59:40 PM PST by Michael van der Galien
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To: Michael van der Galien

If douche bags had their own country, Robert McGovern would be King.


6 posted on 02/08/2010 1:59:52 PM PST by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: Michael van der Galien
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7 posted on 02/08/2010 1:59:55 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: Michael van der Galien

Make that “Ray”.


8 posted on 02/08/2010 2:00:17 PM PST by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: Michael van der Galien

Notice how the 9-11 attacks weren’t “war attrocities”. They were a mere crime.


9 posted on 02/08/2010 2:00:42 PM PST by a fool in paradise ("like it or not, we have to have a financial system that is healthy and functioning" Obama 2/4/2010)
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To: Michael van der Galien

No such thing as a “liberal Christian”,

the two ideologies are diametrically in opposition.

James 4:4


10 posted on 02/08/2010 2:01:20 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: Bean Counter

While they are exploring how bad the U.S. is, they will no doubt investigate all the bad guys who would love to kill them.


11 posted on 02/08/2010 2:01:45 PM PST by phormer phrog phlyer
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To: Bean Counter

To destroy it from the inside?

We should execute one liberal for every victim of terrorism. They are every bit as guilty as the ones strapping the bombs.


12 posted on 02/08/2010 2:04:41 PM PST by Soothesayer (The United States of America Rest in Peace November 4 2008)
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To: MrB

They co-opt the message to serve their own agenda.


13 posted on 02/08/2010 2:05:09 PM PST by a fool in paradise ("like it or not, we have to have a financial system that is healthy and functioning" Obama 2/4/2010)
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To: Michael van der Galien

Fortunately for me my dish package includes Free Speech TV (FSTV). If I am ever down and need a good laugh I tune into FSTV. Every left-wing cliche is on display on a daily basis. I usually find myself laughing so hard I have to go to the bathroom.


14 posted on 02/08/2010 2:06:12 PM PST by CarWashMan
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To: Michael van der Galien

http://www.theobjectivestandard.com/issues/2006-spring/just-war-theory.asp


15 posted on 02/08/2010 2:09:16 PM PST by RWB Patriot ("Need has never produced anything. It has only been an excuse to steal from those with ablity.")
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To: Michael van der Galien
I just went to the website for the Riverside Church in New York City. All I can say is wow! They have 7 proclimations you can download to read. None of them are about Jesus...they are all political. There is no statement of what they believe that I could find. I have personally found that how a church deals with missions is a barometer on the church. This is what the Riverside Church's missions page produces...:

1. Global Justice and Peace: Witnesses to Riversiders’ involvement as an international peace church and focuses on the United Nations’ role in peace making and peace building.

2. Maranatha: Maranatha, a ministry of The Riverside Church, is committed to serving God by fostering greater understanding while promoting equity for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer/Questioning people. To these ends, we have organized our ministry to serve, advocate, and support the LGBTQ community.

3. The Million Man Marchers: Riversiders’ under God’s direction gather for physical, mental and spiritual strengthening, and seek to make a positive impact upon the lives of our children and families inside and outside of The Riverside Church.

4. The Prison Ministry & Family Advocacy: Arranges and participates in worship services in New York State prisons, supports prisoners in struggles to obtain justice and to re-engage life in community, and brings before the Riverside congregation issues facing the imprisoned today.

5. Sojourners: A Ministry with Detained Immigrants: Visits persons held in Elizabeth NJ Detention Center, where more than 300, non-criminal immigrants are being held, many with no relatives or friends nearby.

6. Riverside African Fellowship: Offers spiritual and social solidarity among African members of The Riverside Church who seek to build a bridge to other African communities within the U. S. and Africa and to support peace and justice in all parts of the African continent.

7. Riverside HIV/AIDS Ministry The Riverside Church Global HIV and AIDS Ministry mission is advancing community HIV and AIDS prevention, education, care and support for all humankind impacted by HIV and AIDS disease.

Humm...no Jesus there either. I did find a reference to Jesus on their Mission statement page...

The Church seeks to be a community of faith. Its members are united in the worship of God known in Jesus, the Christ, through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit.

So they're seeking to be a community...not made it yet? And uniting to worship God known "IN" Jesus?! Say what? Who dat?!

Why do they even bother to pretend to be a Christian church?

16 posted on 02/08/2010 2:11:58 PM PST by highlander_UW (Obama has lost or not saved over 4 million jobs!)
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To: Michael van der Galien

For anyone interested (/smirk) in attending this splendid communist convention:

N40° 48.728’
W73° 57.798’


17 posted on 02/08/2010 2:15:13 PM PST by SuperLuminal (Where is another agitator for republicanism like Sam Adams when we need him?)
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To: SuperLuminal

You can get a nice satellite picture by highlighting the coordinates you gave and doing a google maps search.


18 posted on 02/08/2010 2:17:21 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: RWB Patriot

Thanks very much for that link; I’m reading the article now, it’s very good. I didn’t know about this quarterly and have bookmarked it; i’m influenced by Ayn Rand and especially by libertarianism, so thanks.


19 posted on 02/08/2010 2:25:55 PM PST by Michael van der Galien
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To: Michael van der Galien

Don’t subhumans like these ever spontaneously ignite and explode?


20 posted on 02/08/2010 2:54:15 PM PST by molybdenum ( Now go do the right thing!------Dr Laura)
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To: highlander_UW

Wow!,,,,,,, just,,,,, WOW!


21 posted on 02/08/2010 3:11:33 PM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Michael van der Galien; pandoraou812

Are they going to invite Fred Phelps and gang to help them out?


22 posted on 02/08/2010 3:15:49 PM PST by TigersEye (It's the Marxism, stupid! ... And they call themselves Progressives.)
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To: TigersEye

Talk about matter and antimatter meeting.


23 posted on 02/08/2010 3:53:44 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: HiTech RedNeck

I thought they sounded like moonbats of a feather.


24 posted on 02/08/2010 4:11:34 PM PST by TigersEye (It's the Marxism, stupid! ... And they call themselves Progressives.)
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To: TigersEye

One is virulently pro-gay, the other virulently anti-gay.


25 posted on 02/08/2010 4:15:54 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Argh! I completely missed that conflict. I must stop stereotyping nutballs.


26 posted on 02/08/2010 4:23:42 PM PST by TigersEye (It's the Marxism, stupid! ... And they call themselves Progressives.)
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To: Michael van der Galien

More Rev. Wright theology is at work. Liberals never change. They never met a communist dictator they didn’t like, and they never met a soldier they did.


27 posted on 02/08/2010 4:41:13 PM PST by Nosterrex
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