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  • Jim Wallis: People Upset Over NFL Anthem Protests Are More 'White' Than 'Christian'

    10/09/2017 9:00:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 86 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/09/2017 | Samuel Smith
    White Christians who are upset at NFL players who choose to protest during the playing of the national anthem are showing that they're more "white" than they are "Christian," the Rev. Jim Wallis has claimed.Wallis, the president of the progressive Christian social justice organization Sojourners who is a prominent evangelical critic of President Donald Trump, wrote an op-ed published Thursday that commented on the emotionally charged issue of NFL national anthem protests and Trump's heated opposition to them.Wallis stated that Sojourners has encouraged protests during the playing of the "Star Spangled Banner" before games as a "prophetic stance" that is "part...
  • 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
    Townhall.com ^ | 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...