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Why The Christian Left is wrong
live action ^ | Rebecca Downs

Posted on 04/05/2013 6:51:04 PM PDT by Morgana

The Christian Left is a group devoted to informing their site’s and Facebook page’s visitors that there is such a thing as the Christian Left. They quote a verse from the Parable of the Good Samaritan: “Jesus told him, ‘Go and do likewise,’” (Luke 10:37). Their mission is “[t]o follow Jesus by taking actions on behalf of the oppressed, the sick, the hungry, the poor, the incarcerated, the lonely, the disabled, the mentally ill, the mistreated, the war-torn, and the weak.”

Hmm, what is missing here? Oh, right: the unborn.

The Christian LeftWhat’s wrong with The Christian Left, though, is not just that they neglect to include the unborn in those on whose behalf we should act, as Jesus would do. After all, one could imagine they could include the unborn under the “oppressed” label.

But no, the worst part is that they advocate for abortion. And they do so while demonizing the Christian right.

On their homepage, under “What We’re All About,” The Christian Left mentions, with original emphasis, that:

We’re not about Dogma here. We’re just Christians who think the political and Christian right-wing have their priorities wrong.

Bottom Line: We welcome ALL to their place at God’s table, just as they are. All means ALL. No exceptions. We reject all attempts to define our Faith by the two wedge issues of Gay Marriage and Abortion.

So The Christian Left doesn’t want to be defined by “Gay Marriage” and “Abortion,” while suggesting that that’s what the Christian right is defined by – whose adherents also, according to The Christian Left, “have their priorities wrong.” Well, for a group that doesn’t want to be defined by these “wedge issues,” they certainly spend plenty of time talking about them – on their website, their blog and their Facebook page.

Now, the Facebook page and website and blog posts do discuss Christianity and Jesus Christ, but upon glancing through, there are a significant amount of anti-GOP and Christian right posts and links. It seems that The Christian Left are Christians, yes, but more leftist – and, I dare say, hell-bent on pointing out the faults of the Christian right and the GOP.

The Christian Left criticizes those Christians who deal with the issue of abortion with such posts as this political cartoon and this picture in their timeline photos. They also shared this link from the Huffington Post about sex education programs, as well as this meme about being pro-life and against universal health care.

There are also these posts on the group’s Facebook page:

As a child, when I went to church with my grandmother, we never heard sermons about abortion or homosexuality. It was all about Jesus. That changed sometime near the election of Ronald Reagan when politicians figured out some people could be ‘useful idiots’ by dividing us on these issues while we were being shafted behind the scenes. I don’t remember one sermon about either subject, ever. – Laurie Ann Giampietro, member of The Christian Left [TCL: Many of these same Christians have now turned these two wedge issues into their own personal ego idols. Jesus has been blurred out of the picture entirely.]

crossThese “useful idiots” acted on their faith in being against abortion and/or homosexuality, or at the very least they sought to appeal to those who did act on their faith. Jesus has not “been blurred out of the picture entirely” in discussing these issues.

It actually very much concerns me that a church would fail to discuss abortion. When there is no mention, it seems that the church would prefer to sweep the issue under the rug and pretend that abortions aren’t happening. On the other hand, when the church preaches against abortion, it’s to remind Christians that abortion is not something Jesus would ever support, as well as that there is healing and forgiveness available for those who have suffered from abortion. But The Christian Left doesn’t want you to know that.

And now for perhaps the most startling post of all from the group, which shows that its members very much fail to understand their professed religion and leader, Jesus Christ:

To those who come by the page to lecture us about abortion and gay marriage, please take it somewhere else. Being gay isn’t a sin. Abortion isn’t a sin. You and your false teachers need to get a grip. Learn the truth. We’re moving on. You’ve dragged Christianity down long enough with your bigoted views and need to control women. Start with Numbers 5. In it you will find the description of a Bible sanctioned abortion.

Here we see that The Christian Left is at it again, criticizing those they disagree with by calling pro-lifers bigots. And perhaps the reason Christians who are faithful on the issue of abortion, and who understand that it is something God and His Son could never support, seek to “lecture” is because The Christian Left is so very wrong. Yet this group will have none of it, and its members seem so sure of their stance, even when it couldn’t be farther from the truth. As this page points out (warning: graphic pictures) and this one, abortion is indeed a sin. And while pro-choice Bible studies like to point out that abortion is sanctioned, other pages will point out that this is simply untrue.

What I see at the heart of the issue is this, though: it is bad enough to claim to be a Christian and be in support of abortion. It gets worse when you claim to be a Christian, are in support of abortion, and say that any other Christian who is pro-life has his or her priorities wrong and is a bigot. Being Christian really ought to mean being pro-life. Do I believe that there can be Christians who are left-leaning? I do. The Christian Left can stop trying to convince us that it’s possible.

Just don’t tell me that “[a]bortion is not a sin” when I know that it is. And it is outright deceitful for such a group to sell to other Christians, with such certainty and authority, that they can rightfully be Christian and support abortion.

It’s funny how such a group refers to “political and Christian right-wing” as the ones who “have their priorities wrong[,]“ as if they don’t want to be associated with such terms. Yet this is a group that could easily be categorized as political. And they say they reject being defined by these issues?

Well, they seem to be defined by defining other groups by these issues, all while also discussing these issues, just from another standpoint which isn’t exactly compatible with Christianity. Thus, they’re defined not only by criticizing people for believing that abortion is a sin, which it is, but also by their fervent and misguided support.

If The Christian Left has anything to say about this blog post, they’ll likely call me out for being a Republican and a bigot and wrong and judgmental and whatever else they can think of. Well, I say let them.

TOPICS: Evangelical Christian; General Discusssion
KEYWORDS: abortion; christian; homosexualagenda; prolife; religiousleft
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1 posted on 04/05/2013 6:51:04 PM PDT by Morgana
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To: Morgana

Basically you can be a leftwingtard, or a Christian, but not both.

2 posted on 04/05/2013 6:52:17 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah

My sentiments exactly.

3 posted on 04/05/2013 6:56:49 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: muawiyah

You know this, I know this, but they don’t.

4 posted on 04/05/2013 6:57:17 PM PDT by Morgana (Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: Morgana

I never pass up a chance to remind them of it.

5 posted on 04/05/2013 6:57:45 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Morgana

God defines sin in 1 John 3:4 as the willful breaking of God’s Law. That Law is condensed in the Ten Commandments. Two of the Ten directly protect property rights: the Command that forbids theft and the one that forbids coveting. One command forbids telling lies and another forbids a person from having any other god except the True God. The Commandments can be found in Exodus chapter 20.

The Apostle Paul twice (in Eph 5:5 and Col. 3:5) states that covetousness is a form of idolatry.

Of the many attributes of liberalism, a prominent one is how easily such people are willing to appropriate the property of others to achieve some social goal. This is a form of covetousness. The coveting of the assets and income of others leads to using government to secure the money. This is theft. That society would be better off because of institutional coveting is a lie.

But this covetousness is just a symptom of the moral bankruptcy of liberals. Liberals are gods unto themselves, another form of idolatry. Since they never do any wrong in their own minds, the cannot repent of their sins.

Jesus said in Revelation chapter 22:14 people are blessed when the “do His commandments”. Liberals, by the very nature of their activities, turn their backs on the Commandments.

In verse 15 of that same chapter, Jesus tells us that idolaters will not be allowed to enter the Holy City, a metaphor for salvation itself.

6 posted on 04/05/2013 7:19:47 PM PDT by theBuckwheat
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To: Morgana

There is a group that visited my campus known as “Catholics for Choice.”

I wanted to attend their presentation and combat them, but I had a conflicting obligation.

7 posted on 04/05/2013 7:19:57 PM PDT by HawkHogan
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To: Morgana

What’s wrong with the “Christian left”, they no clue what the Bible is about.

8 posted on 04/05/2013 7:23:08 PM PDT by svcw (If you are dead when your heart stops, why aren't you alive when it starts.)
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To: Morgana; betty boop; marron; Alamo-Girl; little jeremiah; metmom; xzins; GodGunsGuts; Fichori; ...


9 posted on 04/05/2013 7:30:54 PM PDT by YHAOS
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To: svcw

If you want to get really mad, go to the blog post linked.

Some idiot in the comment sections actually argues that abortion is humane because it prevents the baby for experiencing the trauma associated with child birth.

I give up.

I utterly despise these people. They make me think very Un-Christian thoughts.

10 posted on 04/05/2013 7:40:01 PM PDT by HawkHogan
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To: HawkHogan

OMGod Almighty I am going to vomit!

11 posted on 04/05/2013 7:44:34 PM PDT by svcw (If you are dead when your heart stops, why aren't you alive when it starts.)
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To: Morgana

*****Start with Numbers 5. In it you will find the description of a Bible sanctioned abortion.****

I refuse to visit the site, but am very curious what Scriptures they think depicts a God sanctioned abortion.

Liberals always want to make God and Jesus into their image.
Imagine their surprise when they stand before the Lord in judgement and realize He doesn’t look just like them.

12 posted on 04/05/2013 7:51:56 PM PDT by Jvette
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To: Morgana

I’ve been fighting the war with the so-called Christian Left for many years.

You can do a Google search on Sojourners and Tony Compollo and find out that in reality - they are repacking Christianity as a Socialist construct - and had openly stated that the Right had hijacked Christianity from them.

They are simply overt Marxists who are using the Sermon on the Mount to insist that being a good Christian means doing ‘Social Justice’ and practicing and advocating Socialism.

My fear is, their proponents have gloated that Democrats have taken over the GOP leadership, and they need to do the same thing to all Christian churches.

Given the whole homosexual marriage zeitgeist even in the churches - I’d say they have just about succeeded in their takeover bid.

13 posted on 04/05/2013 8:38:56 PM PDT by INVAR ("Fart for liberty, fart for freedom and fart proudly!" - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Jvette

They also used the Bible to justify slavery back in the day.

The Christian Left, Catholics for Choice, and any other Leftist organization has absolutely no affinity to Jesus. They distort his message for their political purposes.

When Jesus was born, Herod committed a horrific act of infanticide, and this monsters believe that Jesus would be in favor of abortion?

Then you have the moron on the comments of the article, actually arguing that an infant is so petrified during the birth process that it is more humane to abort him/her?

Their depravity knows no bounds.

14 posted on 04/05/2013 8:43:56 PM PDT by HawkHogan
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To: Morgana
Who is so naive to think these people are Christians...come on get your discernment working. Phonies!! “Depart from me I never knew you.” Better get your thinking caps on cause the anti Christ is going to appear with lying signs and wonders and if you can fall for these guys as Christians you gonna fall like a ton of bricks for the AC and his boys.
15 posted on 04/05/2013 8:53:52 PM PDT by ladyL
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To: ladyL; Morgana; YHAOS

Who is so naive to think these people are Christians...come on get your discernment working. Phonies!!

Spirited: Exactly! Dig into the so-called “Christianity” of “Leftism” and you’ll discover that their god is the cosmic energy of evolution, their Christ a great teacher like Buddha, their heaven a socially, environmentally, economically just, gender-neutral worldly paradise (socialism).

By any name their ‘Christianity’ is neo-Gnostic mystical pantheism.

Nietzsche predicted that sometime during the 20th century the death of God would result in a world turned upside-down. And so it is. Today self-righteous finger-pointing is the ‘new’ moral law, truth is lie, the unnatural is natural, death is life and apostasy and heresy are Christian.

16 posted on 04/06/2013 2:04:42 AM PDT by spirited irish
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To: svcw

There isn’t a Christian left or right. You can only be a Christian by being a Christian. That’s the author’s point.

These are anti-Christians or liars or servants of the adversary which is all the same thing.

17 posted on 04/06/2013 3:40:38 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: 1010RD

There are those who claim “Christian”, who do not understand the Bible, they tend to come from the left politically or cults.

18 posted on 04/06/2013 5:08:55 AM PDT by svcw (If you are dead when your heart stops, why aren't you alive when it starts.)
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To: Morgana

So, right after saying “We’re not about Dogma here” they go on to make a whole litany of dogmatic statements regarding “what they are about”. LOL.

19 posted on 04/06/2013 6:19:27 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: HawkHogan
Their emotional development is in line with what we know of homo eregaster

That late pre-modern human was not into burial of the dead. If you were sick or hurt they'd leave you and go ahead on their migration to wherever. They were like animals with handaxes!

20 posted on 04/06/2013 6:29:11 AM PDT by muawiyah
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