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  • Jim Wallis: White Christians in America Need to Act More Christian Than White

    10/11/2014 5:22:45 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 83 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/11/2014 | Stephanie Samuel
    Sojourners President and Founder Jim Wallis, one of several faith leaders who are heading to Ferguson, Missouri this weekend to march for justice, is challenging Christians to put their faith ahead of their race when it comes to issues concerning racial relations. "If white Christians in America acted more Christian than white when it came to race, black parents would be less fearful for their children," said Wallis. Christians who put faith ahead of race would not be afraid to take on tough racial issues like the police shooting of an unarmed teen in Ferguson with their peers and fight...
  • Jim Wallis on Ferguson: Repentance has not happened there yet (Obama's spiritual advisor)

    10/10/2014 3:57:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Religion News Service / The St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | October 10, 2014 | Lilly Fowler, The Post-Dispatch
    The Rev. Jim Wallis, founder of the Christian magazine Sojourners and a spiritual adviser to President Barack Obama, will be one of the key speakers at an interfaith event related to Ferguson Sunday (Oct. 12) at St. Louis University. In the following Q&A — edited for clarity and length — Wallis talks about how faith plays a role in his decision to come to St. Louis and how his past involvement in the civil rights era compares to today. Q: Can you tell me how you became involved in Ferguson, and what you expect from your visit? A: It turns...
  • Catholic Church Steps up Immigration Support, Preaching Message from Pews

    08/26/2013 8:28:53 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 39 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | August 23, 2013 | Stoyan Zaimov
    The Roman Catholic Church in the U.S. is increasing pressure on lawmakers to adopt immigration reform and is taking that message to the pews, planning for a major coordinated event for Sunday Masses on Sept. 8. "We want to try to pull out all the stops," said Kevin Appleby, the director of migration policy at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, according to The New York Times. "They have to hear the message that we want this done, and if you're not successful during the summer, you're not going to win by the end of the year." Lawmakers have...
  • Romney's Top Donor Teams with Soros Front Group on Immigration Reform

    08/23/2013 10:35:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | August 23, 2013 | Matthew Boyle
    According to a new report from USA Today, GOP mega donor Paul Singer is helping fund the National Immigration Forum (NIF) for its Evangelical Immigration Table (EIT) initiative. Singer is the founder and CEO of Wall Street hedge fund Elliott Management Corporation and the man who made Mitt Romney's 2012 campaign for president happen. “Ali Noorani, the forum's [NIF’s] executive director, said financial resources for the Evangelical Immigration Table's efforts are coming from a range of supporters, including new conservative donors such as Paul Singer -- a hedge fund manager and major donor to Mitt Romney's 2012 presidential campaign,” USA...
  • Evangelical Jim Wallis Jumps into the Depths of Demagoguery: Proves His Racism!

    07/16/2013 9:20:28 PM PDT · by John Leland 1789 · 5 replies
    CSTNews ^ | July 17, 2013 | Dr. Don Boys
    Jim Wallis is a loosey-goosey religious leader who has been leading foolish followers out into left field in recent years. Jim used the tragedy in Sanford, Florida as an excuse to jump into the diseased depths of demagoguery where he is still trying to keep his head above the stinking, swirling water. If Jim would stop struggling, I could pull him out to safety. Jim referred to Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech and suggested it failed Trayvon Martin. King’s desire to have everyone judged by their character rather than the color of their skin is one of...
  • Jim Wallis vs. the truth

    08/20/2010 8:45:41 AM PDT · by Skepolitic · 5 replies
    World ^ | August 18, 2010 | Marvin Olasky
    It’s almost an axiom of politics that the cover-up raises more questions than the crime. ... Half-way through a July 17 WORLD column I mentioned that in 2004 Sojourners, Jim [Wallis]’s organization, received $200,000 from billionaire George Soros, a financier of left-wing groups that push for abortion, atheism, bigger government, and other causes. ... Jim exploded: “It’s not hyperbole or overstatement to say that Glenn Beck lies for a living. I’m sad to see Marvin Olasky doing the same thing. No, we don’t receive money from Soros.” ... “We don’t receive money from George Soros. Our books are totally open,...
  • Jim Wallis Issues Rebuke of Zimmerman Acquittal: ‘Racial Profiling Is a Sin in the Eyes of God’

    07/16/2013 7:27:16 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 98 replies
    The Blaze ^ | July 16, 2013 | Billy Hallowell
    Progressive faith leader Jim Wallis joined in on issuing commentary in the wake of the George Zimmerman acquittal. In a Huffington Post blog piece entitled, “Lament From a White Father,” he alleged that, had shooting victim Trayvon Martin been white, he would still be alive today. Wallis also pleaded with Caucasians — and parents, in particular — to “listen, to learn, and to speak out” about the tragic death. Race, he contended, was at the center of the incident from the start. “If my white 14-year-old son Luke had walked out that same night, in that same neighborhood, just to...
  • Jim Wallis Now Supports Same-Sex Marriage (Founder and CEO of Sojourners)

    04/08/2013 2:37:55 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/08/2013 | Napp Nazworth
    Long-time evangelical Left leader Jim Wallis, founder and CEO of Sojourners, has changed his position on government recognition of same-sex marriage. He announced his support in a Friday interview with The Huffington Post. Wallis said he is worried about the decline of marriage and wants to strengthen it, but believes that same-sex couples should be included in that endeavor. "I think we should include same-sex couples in that renewal of marriage, [but] I want to talk marriage first," Wallis said. "Marriage needs some strengthening. Let's start with marriage, and then I think we have to talk about, now, how to...
  • Clergy Declares Holy War on NRA

    01/21/2013 1:13:48 PM PST · by Kaslin · 58 replies ^ | January 21, 2013 | Janet M. LaRue
    The battle to demonize the National Rifle Association became a religious crusade when the Rev. Jim Wallis, CEO of Sojourners and “progressive” spiritual advisor to President Obama, convened some clergy for a witch trial. As a foreword, if you join the NRA, as about 250,000 folks have done in the past few weeks, you’ll be affirming your support for the Second Amendment, not the Nicene Creed. Wallis rounded up a posse of fellow progressive clergy for a press conference in Washington, DC on Jan. 15. Their heresy detector spiked after Wayne LaPierre, CEO and Executive Vice President of the NRA,...
  • A Shifty Sojourner - Is an Evangelical Left icon preparing for life after Obama?

    09/27/2012 4:50:45 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 30 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | September 27, 2012 | Mark Tooley
    The Evangelical Left has mostly been low profile this election season. Many liberal evangelicals were quite ecstatic for Barack Obama in 2008. A handful were previously George W. Bush supporters. John McCain still got an overwhelming majority of white evangelicals, about 70 percent, though down from Bush's full throttle 75 percent in 2004,which fueled fears of theocracy on the far Left. In 2008 Obama did do better among young evangelicals,inspiring expectations that evangelicals were slowly shifting left. An open question now is whether Romney gets the same overall 2008 level of 70 percent of white evangelicals or closer to Bush's...
  • How the Left Moved into Religion

    03/11/2012 12:04:25 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 51 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | March 11, 2012 | Mary Nicholas
    It is the year of the "ethics of energy," according to the National Council of Churches (NCC)..... .........Formerly overt supporters of communism, the NCC recast itself as a leader of the 'religious left.'" While the U.S. was fighting the Cold War, the NCC funded communist regimes in.... The NCC considers the U.S. "an oppressor, both at home and abroad".... ... Candidates should feel comfortable explaining their religious convictions to voters." But..."there is a point when an emphasis on religion becomes inappropriate and even unsettling in a religiously diverse society such as ours."... ........ReverendWright admired LouisFarrakhan....,and often praised him both in...
  • Michelle Obama Visits Fla. Megachurch; Urges Religious Groups to Fight Obesity

    02/12/2012 5:14:32 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 89 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | February 12, 2012 | Anugrah Kumar
    First lady Michelle Obama Saturday visited the Florida megachurch where one of President Obama's spiritual advisers is the pastor. She encouraged faith-based groups to join her campaign against obesity, saying "your bodies are temples given to you by God." "Sometimes folks won't do it if it wasn't said right here," she said, speaking to about 3,000 people from more than 120 congregations and organizations, representing over 15 faiths and denominations, at Northland, A Church Distributed in central Florida. The Rev. Joel Hunter, a spiritual adviser to President Barack Obama and who serves as senior pastor of the Northland church, introduced...
  • Obama’s Progressive Pastor Offers Church as Sanctuary to Occupy Protesters

    11/17/2011 7:37:57 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 17 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Nov.17, 2011 | Tiffany Gabbay
    “It’s time to invite the Occupy Movement to church,” or at least according to pastor Jim Wallis it is. You might recall Wallis — a member of President Barack Obama’s faith council and founder of Sojourners ministry. He is also reportedly a spiritual adviser to Obama. Now, Wallis is also opening the doors to his parish, offering sanctuary to Occupy protesters, while at the same time encouraging other churches across the country to do the same. According to KleinOnline, Wallis suggested that Thanksgiving is the “perfect occasion” for churches to reach out and offer Occupiers shelter. Wallis used his church’s...
  • Obama ex-pastor offers sanctuary for Occupy protesters.

    11/17/2011 4:23:22 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | November 17, 2011 | Aaron Klein
    A recent member of President Obama’s White House faith council has offered his parish as sanctuary to Occupy protesters, calling on churches nationwide to similarly open their doors. “It’s time to invite the Occupy Movement to church!” wrote Jim Wallis, founder of Sojourners, a ministry professing a devotion to the pursuit of “social justice.” Wallis penned an article in his church’s magazine, also entitled Sojourners, calling for a “church sanctuary for the Occupy movement.” Wallis was appointed in February 2009 to the Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, a White House group replete with advocates for using religion to...
  • The Church as the Bride of Caesar

    07/30/2011 3:01:56 PM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies
    NRO ^ | July 27, 2011 | Fr. Robert A. Sirico
    It is telling that the Washington Post report on the religious Left’s Circle of Protection campaign for big government describes the effort as one that would “send chills through any politician who looks to churches and religious groups as a source of large voting blocs,” because, in fact, this is not an honest faith-inspired campaign to protect the “least of these” from Draconian government cuts, as claimed. It is a hyper-political movement that offers up the moral authority of churches and aid organizations to advance the ends of the Obama administration and its allies in Congress. The Circle of Protection, led by Jim Wallis and...
  • Circle of Protection Ads: A Telling Distortion of Scripture

    07/30/2011 7:19:21 AM PDT · by NYer · 5 replies
    Acton Institute ^ | July 29, 2011 | KENNETH SPENCE
    The Circle of Protection radio advertisements being broadcast in three states right now make their arguments, such as they are, from a quotation of the Bible and a federal poverty program that might be cut in a debt ceiling compromise. But the scriptural quotation is a serious misuse of the Book of Proverbs, and the claims about heating assistance programs are at best overblown: the ads are really not better than their goofy contemporary piano track.The Circle of Protection, of which the group Sojourners that produced the ads is a founding member, enjoyed the high honor of a meeting at...
  • A broader church (Fun in the woods with gay, tattooed and generally liberal folk) (Barf Alert)

    07/02/2011 8:31:02 AM PDT · by markomalley · 24 replies
    The Economist ^ | 6/30/11
    AT LEAST 25 Christian music festivals are held each summer in America, but they have never catered for theological liberals. Until this year, that is, when the Wild Goose Festival—named after a Celtic symbol for the Holy Spirit—kicked off on June 23rd on 72 wooded acres in eastern North Carolina, not so far from the intellectual hub of Raleigh-Durham. The idea, seven years in the making, was based on Britain’s Greenbelt Festival in Cheltenham, which draws 20,000 people a year. About 1,500 people came to the American version, which explicitly pitched its appeal to artists and musicians, nonconformists, post-Christians, non-Christians,...
  • Obama's faith adviser likens Pat Robertson to bin Laden

    06/01/2011 6:55:38 AM PDT · by Bed_Zeppelin · 17 replies
    WND ^ | May 31, 2011 | Aaron Klein
    President Obama's faith adviser, Eboo Patel, likened television evangelist Pat Robertson to Osama bin Laden, calling both "totalitarians" who worked collectively against coexistence. The statements by Patel mark the latest in a series of controversial remarks by the faith adviser to be reported by WND, including comments against the U.S. and Christianity. In February 2010, Obama named Patel to his Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. Patel, a Muslim activist, is the founder and executive director of Chicago-based Interfaith Youth Core, which says it promotes pluralism by teaming people of different faiths on service projects.
  • Christian groups unite to oppose federal budget cuts

    04/26/2011 6:29:39 PM PDT · by TheDingoAteMyBaby · 53 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | April, 25 2011 | jeff kunerth
    A coalition of evangelical, Catholic, Methodist, mainline Protestant, African-American, and Latino Christian leaders will announce a new coalition on Wednesday to fight cuts to anti-poverty programs and congressional plans to make those cuts even deeper. A joint statement released by the coalition—and signed by 32 leaders—states: “As Christian leaders, we are committed to fiscal responsibility and shared sacrifice. We are also committed to resist budget cuts that undermine the lives, dignity, and rights of poor and vulnerable people. Therefore, we join with others to form a Circle of Protection around programs that meet the essential needs of hungry and poor...
  • Exceptional America? (D'Souza delivers TKO for the US. "Bad America" Willis' down for the count)

    04/08/2011 11:44:37 AM PDT · by This Just In · 4 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 4.8.11 @ 6:07AM | Mark Tooley
    "We should be jubilant," D'Souza announced about the triumph of American free trade. "American foreign policy has made the world much better." America has uniquely sought both self-interest and global improvement, from which much of the world has gained. American ideas about "self-determination" are now influencing the Middle East, he noted. There will be no utopia, but American predominance in the world is infinitely better for the world than all the likely alternatives, such as Russia or China. "Thank God for America," D'Souza concluded.
  • Obama Spiritual Advisor Wallis: Confused Americans Think British Accent Makes You Smart

    12/26/2010 6:21:37 PM PST · by Pacothecat · 21 replies · 4+ views
    Obama Spiritual Advisor Wallis: Confused Americans Think British Accent Makes You Smart, Confused Beck Doesn’t Know Difference Between Nazis and Communists
  • Obama Spiritual Advisor Throws Race Bomb

    11/29/2010 6:53:44 AM PST · by Brittany Pounders · 40 replies ^ | November 29. 2010 | Brittany Pounders
    “Reverend” Jim Wallis, also known as Obama’s spiritual advisor, goes on air and makes several drastic and dreadful remarks. None too surprising as most people surrounding the president love to constantly drag race into the equation and blame bigotry and racism for any and all political disagreements. He says, “FOX News has been the assasin of Obama’s religion…” He goes on in an idiotic and ignorant manner to attempt and rationalize that statement. And then he says, “And to be blunt, there wouldn’t be a Tea Party if there wasn’t a black man in the White House.” No, Mr. Wallis,...
  • Jim Wallis says Fox News 'assassin of Obama's religion'

    11/28/2010 7:28:02 AM PST · by FredJake · 24 replies ^ | 11/27/2010 | Joe Newby
    Liberals sometimes says the strangest things. On November 24, Obama spiritual advisor Jim Wallis accused Fox News of assassinating President Obama's "religion". During a radio interview, Wallis said: Fox News has been the assassin of Obama's religion. I was on Fox News last week and they asked, "How do you explain that 18% of the American people now believe that he's a Muslim. I said, " Are you serious?" and they said yes. The poll, conducted in August by the Pew Research Center, showed nearly one in five believe President Obama is a Muslim. Wallis then blamed the cable news...

    11/26/2010 10:13:54 PM PST · by Pacothecat · 30 replies · 1+ views
    ‘RELIGIOUS ASSASSINATION OF BARACK OBAMA’: SPIRITUAL ADVISER WALLIS ACCUSES FOX NEWS OF INTENTIONAL FAITH SMEAR CAMPAIGN“religious-assassination-of-barack-obama”-spiritual-adviser-wallis-accuses-fox-news-of-intentional-faith-smear-campaign/
  • Are the Usual Suspects Behind Boycotting “Sarah Palin’s Alaska”? You Betcha!

    11/12/2010 11:10:23 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 46 replies
    Frontpagemag-Newsrealblog ^ | 11-12-2010 | Michelle Hortzman
    Are the Usual Suspects Behind Boycotting “Sarah Palin’s Alaska”? You Betcha! 2010 November 12 by Michelle Horstman The Learning Channel’s (TLC) new series, “Sarah Palin’s Alaska” premieres this Sunday night, Nov. 14th, despite the best efforts of her detractors to shut it down. What might appear on the surface to be an effort by those who oppose her views on conservation and hunting issues is, in reality, backed by the usual suspects who seek to shut down any voices who do not go along with their progressive agenda. Those who claim to be the biggest advocates of free speech continue...
  • Ann Coulter vs. Huckabee (video)

    10/14/2010 7:03:25 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 22 replies · 1+ views ^ | 10/13/2010 | Annie 'Get Your Gun' Coulter
    This is a video of Ann Coulter on the Huckabee show. Ann correctly identifies the Huckster as a "Christian liberal" and takes him to task on his pro-illegal immigration stances. I would like to see the rest of the exchange.
  • Obama Sees The Polls And Turns To Jesus

    10/01/2010 8:36:08 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 15 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 10-01-10 | DrJohn
    With his RCP approval rating at 44% and dropping and with Nancy Pelosi as unpopular than BP, Obama has turned to a higher authority. I know. You didn't think there was a higher authority than Obama. Realizing he needs help badly, Barack Obama has found God. WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is getting more public about his Christianity. First he raised his Christian faith at a White House news conference this month. Then he went church for the first time in five months. And on Tuesday he responded to a question with an expansive talk about how he chose...
  • Censoring Questions about Obama's Religion

    08/27/2010 10:50:40 AM PDT · by unspun · 26 replies
    Gulag Bound ^ | August 27, 2010 | Cliff Kincaid
    In a major liberal initiative to curtail discussion of President Obama’s religious identity, over 70 Christian leaders and denominational heads have signed a letter saying that questions about the religious philosophy of the President of the United States should be ignored and suppressed by the major media. The letter demands that the media “offer no further support or airtime to those who misrepresent and call into question the President’s Christian faith.” [caption id="attachment_4367" align="alignleft" width="161" caption="Unrepentant Nazi collaborator, George Soros"][/caption] The apparent initiator of the letter is Obama associate Jim Wallis of the Sojourners group, a group funded by atheist...
  • Soros Funding of Sojourners is Only The Tip of the Iceberg

    08/26/2010 9:29:29 AM PDT · by markomalley · 23 replies
    Acton Institute ^ | 8/26/2010 | Jonathan Witt
    I blogged about the Jim Wallis funding controversy here and here. Now Jay Richards, a former Acton fellow, has more at NRO, beginning with a look at Wallis’s “clarification” of his earlier denials:Note that Wallis does not apologize for falsely accusing Marvin Olasky of “lying for a living.” Instead, he blames his own misrepresentation of the truth on the “spirit of the accusation.”The “clarification” of his earlier statement is equally unsatisfying. First, Wallis is still trying to claim that his organization transcends the Manichean political divide of left and right. They just do “biblical social justice,” he insists. But again,...
  • Soros Has a Pastor Close to Obama On His Payroll

    08/25/2010 6:56:14 AM PDT · by opentalk · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 25, 2010 | Ed Lasky
    The tangled web woven by George Soros served as a safety net for Barack Obama when he needed rescue from the exposure of Jeremiah Wright as an America-hating radical. Pastor Jim Wallis lied about receiving money from George Soros's Open Society Institute. His organization, Sojourners, is a leftist "social justice" type of ministry. He, and Sojourners, have a history with Barack Obama that I have been tracking for a few years. When the Jeremiah Wright scandal erupted, candidate Barack Obama had to find religion -- fast. Fortunately , for him, he had a backup Pastor in place and ready to...
  • Iran's Ahmadinejad talks to US Christians

    02/25/2007 4:02:36 PM PST · by stan_sipple · 33 replies · 888+ views ^ | 2-25-2007 |
    President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Sunday said Iran bore no hatred towards the United States as he held talks with American Christians in a rare official contact with visitors from Tehran's arch enemy. State television showed Ahmadinejad meeting with a dozen American representatives from various Christian orders who are in Iran for a week-long visit to promote peace and dialogue between the foes. "The Iranian nation does not have any feeling of hatred and opposition towards the American people and we believe that all people are respectful and given the common grounds people have, they could achieve peace and justice," Ahmadinejad...
  • Al Gore Complains about Global Warming Media Coverage; Blasts The Wall Street Journal on ClimateGate

    08/11/2010 5:59:44 AM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 35 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | August 11, 2010 | Jeff Poor
    No matter what happens, even surrounding his personal life or his pet cause global warming, former Vice President Al Gore just isn't going away. During an Aug. 10 conference call, Gore launched into a critique of the media's recent coverage of ClimateGate, specifically blogs, talk radio and "biased right-wing media." "Well I believe Mark Twain often gets the credit for the saying ... that a lie runs around the world before the truth gets its boots on," Gore said. "Now I'm not sure that's the real reason for it, but there is a sad but undeniable truth that those who...
  • Algore Complains about Media Coverage on Global Warming Issue!

    08/11/2010 3:42:27 AM PDT · by iloveamerica1980 · 18 replies
    Dittos Rush! ^ | 8-11-10 | James
    Al Gore on an unidentified talk show talking about the "biased right wing media who try to undermine the evidence of global warming". "It is our responsibilty to demand that all journalists report the truth about these scientific facts." You know, like evolution and stuff (wink, wink).
  • Faith-Based Group Fires Back at Glenn Beck

    07/16/2010 11:08:55 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 83 replies | Thursday, July 15, 2010 | .time
    One hundred thousand faithful Americans are telling Glenn Beck that enough is enough. This summer as Beck travels the United States solo and with Bill O'Reilly, Faithful America--a multi-faith justice organization--has rallied its members to push back against Beck's anti-Christian-social-justice message. When Beck makes stops in South Carolina, New York, New Jersey, and Washington D.C., the group's provocative new ad will follow his trail and challenge his words as “piecemeal gospel” on local Christian radio stations.....
  • CBS SHOCK POLL: 74% say Arizona illegal immigration law about right, doesn't go far enough

    07/14/2010 6:04:47 AM PDT · by VU4G10 · 91 replies
    CBS ^ | 07.14.10
    57% of Americans see Arizona’s recent immigration law – which gives police the power to question someone they have already stopped, detained, or arrested about their legal status in the country, and requires people to produce documents verifying their status if asked – as about right, an uptick of five points since May. 23% think the law goes too far, and 17% say it does not go far enough.
  • Religiously Dissing America's Independence Day

    07/09/2010 11:27:25 AM PDT · by ezfindit · 11 replies
    OrthodoxNet ^ | 7/6/2010 | Mark Tooley
    Predictably, Jim Wallis’s Religious Left Sojourners blog dishonored Independence Day by featuring an op-ed headlined “Why Christianity and July 4th are Incompatible.” In it, a young pacifist pastor explained why Christians can’t “celebrate” having “killed thousands upon thousands of people because they [the British] were taxing us without giving us representation in parliament.” Of course, the reasons for the American Revolution were far more complex than a tax dispute. As the Declaration of Independence summarized the former colonists’ grievances against their once monarch: "He has plundered our seas, ravaged our coasts, burned our towns, and destroyed the lives of our...
  • The Left’s Grand Inquisitor and the Tea Party

    06/11/2010 5:59:43 PM PDT · by Rhonda Robinson · 7 replies · 317+ views
    David Horowitz's ^ | June 11, 2010 | M. CATHARINE EVANS
    Jim Wallis, rebound spiritual adviser to President Obama, recently called for “dialogue” in his Huffington Post piece, How Christian Is Tea Party Libertarianism. Quick to seize the moment after Rand Paul, a libertarian, chimed in on the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Wallis must have spent a few hours on this clownish, but self-revealing attempt to suggest that the members of the Tea Party in their support of limited government are Bad Samaritans. After reading the article, similarities between Wallis’ argument and Dostoevsky’s “ The Grand Inquisitor” chapter in The Brothers Karamazov leapt right off Arianna’s Post. The prescient novelist...
  • Will the Church Worship Christ or Marx?

    06/10/2010 12:46:59 PM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 43 replies · 819+ views
    Marxists have used the Catholic Church as a tool for ushering in their social revolution. The Church has always maintained, we are our brother’s keepers–Isn’t this the line the Left uses to send religious people on a guilt trip? While the Left has pulled the Church close to its bosom, they have at the same time slapped the Church in the face with policies of deconstruction of the family, advocacy for abortion and euthanasia, and support for gay marriage. In addition, the U.S. Catholic Conference of Bishops (USCCB) have joined the Left in opposing enforcement of laws regarding illegal aliens,...
  • Wallis: How Christian Is Tea Party Libertarianism?

    06/05/2010 6:04:48 AM PDT · by Christian_Capitalist · 85 replies · 968+ views
    Jim Wallis announced last week his desire to start a “dialogue” on this question: “Just how Christian is the Tea Party Movement—and the Libertarian political philosophy that lies behind it?”Of course, Wallis isn’t suggesting that the movement be judged by whether it is explicitly Christian, but rather, by how it measures up to what Wallis refers to as “biblical ethics.”This is a perfectly reasonable question for a Christian to ask of any political movement. And as it happens, I agree with some of Wallis’s points. Still, Wallis’s attempt at an answer doesn’t inspire confidence that he’s thinking clearly about the...
  • Obama’s Faith Advisor Says It’s Wrong to Question Faith But Then Rants ‘Is Libertarianism Christian?

    05/29/2010 12:52:43 PM PDT · by Pacothecat · 14 replies · 416+ views
    Obama’s Faith Advisor Says It’s Wrong to Question Faith But Then Rants ‘Is Libertarianism Christian?’
  • Marxist Preacher on the BP Oil Spill: “It’s a Religious Issue”

    05/26/2010 1:53:54 PM PDT · by Rhonda Robinson · 12 replies · 492+ views
    David Horowitz's ^ | May 26, 2010 | Rhonda Robinson
    There are two kinds of people in this world: those who worship the Creator and those who worship the creation. Those who worship the Creator were charged with working the land and caring for it. But alas, these words of old have been long forgotten. The Creation worshipers began to create laws, and more laws, and still more laws, until one day a father could no longer take his son fishing on a Sunday afternoon—without a permit. A man could not hunt on his own land—without a license. While we were sleeping a new morality and a new “Christianity” has...
  • The Ugly Side of Social Justice

    05/16/2010 4:07:28 AM PDT · by Scanian · 15 replies · 408+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | May 16, 2010 | Sean Parr
    Behind the social justice banner lurks an ugly choice. Nineteenth century French thinker Frederic Bastiat's summation of free will is quite succinct: "Society has for its element man, who is a free agent; and since man is free, he may choose -- since he may choose, he may be mistaken -- since he may be mistaken, he may suffer." A basic understanding of free will elicits a particular truth about God's ordained relationship with man: that He wishes for us to obey Him, but for us to obey Him freely. Can a comprehension of free will -- of our relationship...
  • Glenn Beck: Meet Maurice Strong

    05/14/2010 6:33:40 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 86 replies · 2,184+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | May 13, 2010 | Judi McLeod
    Great job on shining the FOX flashlight on man-behind-the-curtain Maurice Strong last night. You asked for people to send you information on Strong.
  • Prophet Jim Wallis and the Ecclesia of Economic Ignorance

    04/29/2010 6:52:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies · 171+ views
    Christian Post ^ | 04/28/2010 | John Couretas
    With his new book, Rediscovering Values: On Wall Street, Main Street, and Your Street (Howard Books, 2010), Wallis drops all pretense to holding the center as he piles on with the horde of religious left activists and others now demonizing Wall Street. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ This class of the very poor – those who are just on the borders of pauperism or fairly over the borders – is rapidly growing. Wealth is increasing very fast; poverty, even pauperism, is increasing still more rapidly. – Washington Gladden, Applied Christianity (1886) For three decades, we have experienced a social engineered inequality that is really...
  • Reclaiming Religion from the Left

    04/19/2010 4:33:08 AM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 6 replies · 387+ views
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | Kidist Paulos Asrat
    Two television networks showcased Cecil B. DeMille’s epic 3 ˝ hour The Ten Commandments this Easter: ABC and Canada’s CBC. The 1956 film had no need for our 21st century Computer Generated Imagery to convince us that the Red Sea was indeed parting, and that the “bush burned with fire, and the bush was not consumed” (Exodus 3:2). I wondered if the networks made this choice because there is really no superlative modern narrative of Christ’s crucifixion and resurrection? We have Mel Gibson’s The Passion of Christ, but its gore and blood is too hard to take at Easter. The...
  • Chopra Blames Own Meditation for Baja Quake (lefty loon alert!)

    04/07/2010 5:03:48 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 28 replies · 744+ views
    AOL ^ | 4/7/2010 | Staff
    (April 5) -- The U.S. Geological Survey is blaming day-to-day seismological changes for Sunday's 7.2 earthquake along the U.S.-Mexico border. But Deepak Chopra, the famed alternative-medicine practitioner and transcendental meditation guru, is pretty sure he knows what really happened. "Had a powerful meditation just now -- caused an earthquake in Southern California," Chopra wrote to his nearly 179,000 Twitter followers shortly after the quake. And then, to clarify: "Was meditating on Shiva mantra & earth began to shake," he tweeted. "Sorry about that."
  • Religious Left Targets Tea Party “Hate”

    04/01/2010 7:16:03 AM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 37 replies · 818+ views
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | Mark D. Tooley
    Perpetuating the mythology of hateful and racist Tea Party zealots, United Church of Christ and United Methodist officials are attacking the demonstrators outside the Capitol who protested the March 21 vote for Obamacare. “I have been watching the activities of the Tea Party for months curious about their underlying motives,” intoned the Rev. Geoffrey A. Black, president of the 1.1 million member United Church of Christ. He condemned Tea Party demonstrators for having “spit upon” Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.) and having “shouted names that we have not heard in the public square since the days of the Civil Rights movement,”...
  • Christians Stand Up To Glenn Beck [The White Man's "Jeremiah Wright" Hits Back At Glenn Beck]

    03/27/2010 5:18:42 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 237 replies · 3,169+ views
    Washington Post ^ | March 27, 2010 | Jim Wallis
    Christians Stand Up To Glenn Beck By Jim Wallis Saturday, March 27 Glenn Beck has picked a fight with me, but he recently started a more troubling battle with the nation's churches with his criticism that "social justice" is "code" for "communism" and "Nazism," and that Christians should leave their churches if they preach, practice or even have the phrase on their Web site. While Beck initially claimed that "social justice is a perversion of the Gospel," he now suggests his concern was really the association of the phrase with "Big Government." He even adds that when "social justice" refers...
  • Christians from political left and right sign 'Civility Covenant'

    03/26/2010 4:27:43 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 193 replies · 1,731+ views
    CNN ^ | March 25, 2010 | Dan Gilgoff
    A group of more than 100 prominent Christians ranging from evangelical minister Jim Wallis on the political left to...Chuck Colson on the right released a document Thursday calling for an end to the fight club tone of the national political discourse. ...the "Civility Covenant"...says...churches have too often "reflected the political divisions of our culture rather than the unity we have in the body of Christ." SNIP ...the covenant...has 114 signatories from a broad swath of Christian traditions, including the president of the National Association of Evangelicals, the head of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference and the general superintendent of...
  • Obama's Progressive Spiritual Advisor Rev. JIM WALLIS - Listen for yourself!

    03/25/2010 3:30:53 PM PDT · by TheDailyChange · 2 replies · 351+ views
    Interfaith Voices | 03252010
    I heard Democrats are using “Social Justice” as the new moral word for Redistribution of Wealth....WOW! Can you believe that? The link below is to an interview with Obama’s new progressive Evangelical Spiritual Advisor Rev Jim Wallis who is asked this question. Interviewer: Are you then calling for the Redistribution of Wealth in Society? Rev Jim Wallis answers: ABSOLUTELY WITHOUT ANY HESITATION!! Listen for yourself , advance the timer to 7 minutes 50 seconds. Learn more: Rev. Jim Wallis website