Skip to comments.Can't have any evangelicals at our evangelical event
Posted on 12/14/2004 7:12:29 AM PST by sionnsar
Luis Palau is a Latin American evangelist who has preached around the world, and is generally considered second only to Billy Graham as an effective practitioner of mass evangelism. He was scheduled to attend a civic reception that was to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Welsh Revival, a spiritual movement that had global repercussions. Unfortunately, inviting Palau violated PC protocol:
The Cardiff City Council cancelled a civic reception for internationally renowned evangelist Luis Palau because of his "extreme evangelical beliefs."
The cancellation was prompted by Welsh Assembly Government Member Lorraine Barrett's attack on Palau for his stance on homosexuality and other religions. "To fund such an event for a figure who holds extreme views on sensitive social issues is, in my opinion, a terrible way of spending public money," Barrett said. "I am very concerned at some of the views espoused by Mr. Palau, which are very narrow and critical of anyone who does not follow his evangelical beliefs. I think he is a right-wing reactionary individual. I also think it is dodgy mixing religion and politics in this way. I think he and people like Billy Graham exploit vulnerable people."
Palau, of course, is simply a garden-variety evangelical, who holds views that would have been endorsed without hesitation by the leaders of the Welsh Revival. But in post- (some would say anti-)Christian Britain, the last thing you want to do when celebrating an evangelical event is to associate with an actual evangelical. Thus does Christianity in Britain, at least in certain segments of society, continue its decline into historical artifact
Dr. Graham cant catch a break. In America there are those who claim that Billy graham is too liberal and compromises tto much. Go figure.
You seem to post all the good threads these days - keep it up!
I watched "How Green Was My Valley" last night.
(It's about Wales ... and has a Methodist preacher in it.)
I like Luis Palau. The Christian Rock station i listen to has daily devotionals by him. Of course, I am one of those 'horrible Evangelical Right-wingers'.
England has gone to the dogs.
"Blessed are you, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for My sake.
Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven. For so persecuted they the prophets which were before you."
Matthew 5:11, 12
Thanks for the post!
God bless you.
INTREP - secularization