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Stated clerk to Obama: ‘… before you save us’ (PCUSA)
Layman Online ^ | December 12, 2008 | --

Posted on 12/12/2008 5:52:14 PM PST by PAR35

Gradye Parsons, the stated clerk of the Presbyterian Church (USA), has added a new twist to the messianic aura that seemed to surround the presidential campaign of Barack Obama.

“Mr. President,” he said, “before you save us, let us have a chance to profess our ills.”

-snip-

John Thomas, the president of the United Church of Christ, expressed his appreciation that Obama had been “schooled by a preacher named Jeremiah” to serve as a “public theologian who shapes the way people understand their relationship to God,” RNS reported.


TOPICS: Current Events; Mainline Protestant; Religion & Politics
KEYWORDS: obama; obamatransitionfile; pcusa; religiousleft; ucc; wcc
In case you were wondering about theological discussions at meetings of WCC leaders.
1 posted on 12/12/2008 5:52:15 PM PST by PAR35
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To: PAR35

There simply is too much stupidity in this world.


2 posted on 12/12/2008 5:54:01 PM PST by Patrick1 (conform and celebrate diversityÂ….or else!!!)
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To: Patrick1

Or just plain evil.


3 posted on 12/12/2008 5:54:44 PM PST by PAR35
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To: PAR35

OMG!! Beware of false messiahs, stupid people!


4 posted on 12/12/2008 5:55:16 PM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion.....The Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience)
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To: Patrick1

If stupidity were enriched uranium, we would have reached critical mass on 4 November.


5 posted on 12/12/2008 5:55:58 PM PST by NavVet ( If you don't defend Conservatism in the Primaries, you won't have it to defend in November)
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To: NavVet

We did. We finally did. And The Left knows it.


6 posted on 12/12/2008 5:57:52 PM PST by Old Sarge (For the first time in my life, I am ashamed to be an American)
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To: PAR35

Is this real? I think I am going to be sick.


7 posted on 12/12/2008 5:58:43 PM PST by Bulldawg Fan (Victory is the last thing Murtha and his fellow Defeatists want.)
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To: PAR35

Anyone doubt that the great Falling Away that must precede the endtimes is underway?

MM


8 posted on 12/12/2008 6:01:51 PM PST by MississippiMan
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To: MississippiMan

No doubts at all. The apostate church unmasks itself daily.


9 posted on 12/12/2008 6:05:20 PM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: PAR35

drivel

We need to find drivel bowls that double up as barf bags.


10 posted on 12/12/2008 6:15:02 PM PST by combat_boots ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act."Aldous Huxley)
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To: PAR35
The WCC hasn't had a recognizably theological discussion in thirty years.
11 posted on 12/12/2008 6:24:36 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: PAR35
(PCUSA)

known to tolerate the worship of foreign deities.

(That content used to be right there on the PCUSA.org website. I have a copy to prove it.)

12 posted on 12/12/2008 7:04:00 PM PST by Lee N. Field (Dispensational exegesis not supported by an a-, post- or historic pre-mil scholar will be ignored.)
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To: PAR35

Bless me Barack for I have sinned . . .


13 posted on 12/12/2008 7:06:51 PM PST by jonrick46
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To: Patrick1

We should never attribute to malice what can be assigned to simple stupidity.


14 posted on 12/12/2008 7:47:37 PM PST by B4Ranch ( Veterans: "There is no expiration date on our oath, to protect America from all enemies, ...")
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To: NavVet; Old Sarge
If stupidity were enriched uranium, we would have reached critical mass on 4 November.

My youngest brother's comment upon hearing the news:

"I guess Justice Robert Jackson is wrong -- the Constitution IS a suicide pact."

15 posted on 12/12/2008 9:11:21 PM PST by Dajjal (Obama is an Ericksonian NLP hypnotist.)
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To: All

16 posted on 12/13/2008 3:13:48 AM PST by Eye of Unk (Americans should lead America, its the right way.)
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To: Eye of Unk

“I came to chew bubble gum and kick [butt], and I’m all out of bubble gum.”

Great photoshop!


17 posted on 12/13/2008 9:29:41 AM PST by raynearhood ("I consider looseness with words no less of a defect than looseness of the bowels" -John Calvin)
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To: raynearhood

The credit goes as usual to another poster here at FR, I just copied it.

It does make a point about his following.

And it only shows how fortunate we are to have the resources to “see” what he really looks like, it would be funny but it isn’t, millions yet do not SEE what he really is.

And so its up to us to continue no matter the cost, the time or sacrifice we must endure criticism and attacks, its our patriotic duty to help our fellow Americans get a better picture. The truth will set us free.


18 posted on 12/13/2008 10:01:37 AM PST by Eye of Unk (Americans should lead America, its the right way.)
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To: PAR35

I remember when the leftists had a screaming fit about the separation of church and state when George Bush professed faith in Christ, and the same leftists proclaim that Obama is a “public theologian” who will “save” us. Incredible.


19 posted on 12/14/2008 9:33:56 AM PST by Wilhelm Tell (True or False? This is not a tag line.)
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To: Lee N. Field

We used to be members of the PCUSA, my husband was an Elder. We left for many reasons but seeing this clerk send a letter to Bambi from “all” PCUSA members makes me really glad we left.


20 posted on 12/23/2008 9:48:11 AM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Computer says No..... Carole Beer)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
We left for many reasons but seeing this clerk send a letter to Bambi

Really and literally?

21 posted on 12/23/2008 9:53:13 AM PST by Lee N. Field (Dispensational exegesis not supported by an a-, post- or historic pre-mil scholar will be ignored.)
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To: Lee N. Field

Yes - we left when they started leaning so far left and had a delegation visiting the middle east and one member met with Hizballah. My husband sent in a letter expressing his disgust. They have just continued downhill from there. I believe this past year they decided to reword some of the “sins” so that adultery is no longer considered to be a big deal.


22 posted on 12/23/2008 11:35:23 AM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Computer says No..... Carole Beer)
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