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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...
  • 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...
  • 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 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...
  • 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...
  • The Jesse Lee Peterson Radio Show

    10/13/2011 5:00:05 PM PDT · by abigail2 · 4 replies
    Bond Action, Inc. ^ | October 14, 2011 | abigail2
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  • 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...
  • ‘RELIGIOUS ASSASSINATION OF BARACK OBAMA’: SPIRITUAL ADVISER WALLIS ACCUSES FOX 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 http://www.theblaze.com/stories/“religious-assassination-of-barack-obama”-spiritual-adviser-wallis-accuses-fox-news-of-intentional-faith-smear-campaign/
  • Mennonite Takeover?

    11/13/2010 10:43:10 AM PST · by TitansAFC · 32 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 10-4-10 | Mark Tooley
    This Summer, the Lutherans, or at least the Swiss-based Lutheran World Federation, apologized for persecuting pacifist Anabaptists 400 years ago. But given the ascendancy of Anabaptists among many U.S. evangelicals, their days as a small, persecuted minority are clearly long over. "We remember how Anabaptist Christians knew suffering and persecution, and we remember how some of our most honored Reformation leaders defended this persecution in the name of faithfulness," solemnly intoned Bishop Mark Hanson during a joint service of repentance in Germany with Mennonites from around the world. Hanson is both president of the global Lutheran group and chief prelate...
  • Ann Coulter vs. Huckabee (video)

    10/14/2010 7:03:25 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 22 replies · 1+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | 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.
  • 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,...
  • Faith-Based Group Fires Back at Glenn Beck

    07/16/2010 11:08:55 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 83 replies
    http://swampland.blogs.time.com/2010/07/15/faith-based-group-fires-back-at-glenn-beck/ | 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.....
  • 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,”...
  • Christianity and Social Justice, a False Comparison

    03/25/2010 8:49:48 AM PDT · by ConservativeHideout · 27 replies · 439+ views
    I’ve been reading a lot lately that Jesus would support social justice. I’ve also seen that many evangelical groups and the Catholic Church support it as well. Just take a moment to let that thought percolate. Would Jesus support Marxism? Would he support a system that is openly resistant to any God but the state? Mind you that social justice is nothing more than Marxism renamed, so I have a difficult time accepting that Jesus will support it. What I do know is that the Bible encourages charity in both Old and New Testaments. Here’s a random selection of verses....
  • The TrueMajority 10 Principles (Help dissect propaganda)

    03/05/2003 4:56:41 PM PST · by listenhillary · 25 replies · 523+ views
    True Majority ^ | 3/05/03 | Ben Cohen
    1. Attack World Hunger and Poverty as if Our Life Depends on It: It Does. Anchor our foreign policy in the compassion for the poor that unites all the world's religions. Reduce the debts of impoverished countries. Shift foreign aid from buying weapons to feeding people. 2. Champion the Rights of Every Child, Woman and Man. Make America stand for justice, not expediency. Stop turning a blind eye to governments that abuse their own people. Ratify the Convention on the Rights of the Child and the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women. If punishing a foreign tyrant means,...
  • IS GLENN BECK ANTI-CHRISTIAN?

    03/13/2010 11:22:58 AM PST · by mgist · 274 replies · 4,039+ views
    The Catholic League ^ | 3/12/2010 | Donohue
    March 12, 2010 IS GLENN BECK ANTI-CHRISTIAN? Catholic League president Bill Donohue weighs in on the flap over Glenn Beck's comment that people should leave their church if it is promoting "social justice": Glenn Beck has been slammed all week for his flip remark, and some have accused him of being anti-Christian. Let's examine what he said. Beck said that "social justice" and "economic justice" are "code words." Of course they are: they are code for economic redistribution. "Pro-life" is also a code word—it means anti-abortion. For the record, the Catholic Church embraces both a social justice and pro-life position....
  • GOD Politics - A Political Arm?

    03/12/2010 9:25:00 AM PST · by TheDailyChange · 15 replies · 289+ views
    Christianity Today ^ | 03122010 | Daniel Burke
    Is the Jim Wallis blog (GodsPolitics) just another Political Arm. After all, Mr. Wallis is one of the Spiritual Advisors in Obama's Spiritual Cabinet. One might very well be asking, just exactly who is this guy, and why is he advocating that ALL Christians boycott Glenn Bleck?
  • God's Democrat sends me an URGENT message (Jim Wallis/Sojourners)

    08/13/2009 8:55:40 AM PDT · by Matchett-PI · 3 replies · 768+ views
    Sojo email ^ | 08/12/2009 | Jim Wallis
    First this: Rasmussen Daily Presidential Tracking Poll (Obama down big time) Support for Congressional Health Care Reform Falls to New Low http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/current_events/healthcare/august_2009/support_for_congressional_health_care_reform_falls_to_new_low Obama's getting desperate. Now he's calling out another one of his 60's radical "Big Dogs", aka "God's Democrat", Jim Wallis. I just heard from him yesterday morning. I'm on that Big Dog's mailing list - (so that I can keep track of what he's up to at all times without having to go to his left-wing "Sojourners" web site) - and just received this urgent message from him yesterday morning. I've copied and pasted his message to me...
  • Barack Obama’s Newest Spiritual Advisor-Marxist preacher latest mentor on matters of faith

    03/17/2009 5:35:36 AM PDT · by SJackson · 16 replies · 1,231+ views
    Barack Obama’s Newest Spiritual Advisor   By DiscoverTheNetworks.orgFrontPageMagazine.com | Tuesday, March 17, 2009 Now that he no longer draws spiritual succor from Jeremiah Wright—the America-hating, racist demagogue who served as his pastor and spiritual mentor for twenty years—Barack Obama has turned elsewhere for guidance in the task of carrying out his political duties while remaining true to his religious values. The most notable of his spiritual advisors today is his friend of many years, Rev. Jim Wallis, founder of the Sojourners organization. Says Wallis, “We’ve [he and Obama] been talking faith and politics for a long time.” Who is...
  • Worshipping Obama

    01/29/2009 1:24:25 PM PST · by Victory111 · 6 replies · 395+ views
    Cross Action News ^ | 1-29-09 | Mark D. Tooley
    Religious Left icon Jim Wallis of Sojourners sees Obama’s ascension almost eschatologically. “My prayers for decades have been answered in this minute,” Wallis breathlessly told The Washington Times after the inauguration, boasting of his friendship with Obama for years. “We’ve been talking faith and politics for a long time.” No doubt. Wallis, an old Religious Left activist of more than 40 years, is like aged Simeon in the Bible, whom the Holy Spirit had promised would not see death until the Lord’s Messiah had arrived. When the child Jesus was brought to the temple in Jerusalem, the on looking Simeon...
  • Sojourning Socialists (IBD Series: The Audacity Of Socialism)

    09/09/2008 7:46:48 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies · 275+ views
    IBDEditorials ^ | September 9, 2008
    Election '08: Barack Obama has joined forces with a white socialist he calls a "good friend" — the Rev. Jim Wallis, founder of "Sojourners." He too believes in "liberation theology," sans the black nationalism. In fact, Wallis is the white version of Jeremiah Wright, sans the black rage.In addition to publishing "Sojourners" magazine, Wallis runs Call to Renewal — a network of liberal churches and activist groups "committed to ending poverty and racism." Wright once joined Wallis at the U.S. Capitol in an anti-poverty "preach-in" sponsored by Call to Renewal. Wallis and his Washington-based operation have essentially replaced Wright and...
  • JIM WALLIS: Faith Succeeding Where Politics Has Failed

    05/28/2008 7:38:55 AM PDT · by Terriergal · 36 replies · 170+ views
    In an era of broken politics and bad religion, faith is making a serious comeback as a force for social change, says Christian author and speaker Jim Wallis.Mon, May. 26, 2008 Posted: 08:58:18 AM EST LONDON – In an era of broken politics and bad religion, faith is making a serious comeback as a force for social change, says Christian author and speaker Jim Wallis. Speaking at the U.K. launch of his new book, “Seven Ways to Change the World,” in central London Sunday night, Wallis said Christianity is reviving and that it is time for Christians to answer the...
  • Lament and Repent: Sojourners/Jim Wallis calls for lamenting and repenting the Iraq War

    03/17/2008 10:22:25 AM PDT · by Terriergal · 9 replies · 2,573+ views
    Sojourners/Call To Renewal ^ | March 2008 | Jim Wallis/Sojourners
    The following statement is being issued by over a dozen Christian leaders to mark the fifth anniversary of the Iraq war. We invite you to join us in adding your name as a gesture of lamentation and repentance. »See the full statement and signers This season of Lent, we are truly living "in darkness and in the shadow of death" as we mark, on March 19, 2008, the fifth anniversary of the war with Iraq. It is a war that is being waged by our country, financed by our taxes, and fought by our sisters and brothers. As U.S....
  • Christian Leaders Demand Social Justice on Capitol Hill

    03/17/2008 7:39:28 AM PDT · by Terriergal · 29 replies · 346+ views
    Hundreds of Christian leaders marched to Capitol Hill to meet with their representatives and convey their message of social justice and peace to cap off a large annual ecumenical gathering Monday. Tue, Mar. 11, 2008 Posted: 16:20:04 PM EST Hundreds of Christian leaders marched to Capitol Hill to meet with their representatives and convey their message of social justice and peace to cap off a large annual ecumenical gathering Monday. The President of the National Council of Churches USA, Archbishop Vicken Aykazian, in preparation for Monday’s advocacy told participants of the Ecumenical Advocacy Days that Christians have a biblical responsibility...
  • Barack Obama, Jeremiah Wright, and Racism in America

    03/15/2008 10:19:47 AM PDT · by TheNewPundit · 19 replies · 634+ views
    I'm A Pundit Too ^ | 3/15/2008 | Doug Ragan
    On the question “Is America ready for a Black President?” I think we need to first ask if Black America is ready for a Black President. It seems that no one in politics can go five minutes without sticking a foot in the mouth, or without someone else doing it on their behalf. Geraldine Ferraro made a comment about Obama being ahead only because he is black, firmly placing her foot inside Hillary’s mouth. And this week, a few news services finally picked up on what is in fact a very old story about the very racist and anti-American teachings...
  • New Bible Reveals God's Heart Towards Poverty, Injustice

    03/02/2008 2:59:28 PM PST · by Terriergal · 77 replies · 349+ views
    The Poverty and Justice Bible, the latest release from Bible Society, has broken new ground as the first ever to literally highlight the more than 2,000 passages that reveal God’s sorrow over poverty and injustice, and His command to believers to act to eradicate them. Sun, Mar. 02, 2008 Posted: 12:41:18 PM EST The Poverty and Justice Bible, the latest release from Bible Society, has broken new ground as the first ever to literally highlight the more than 2,000 passages that reveal God’s sorrow over poverty and injustice, and His command to believers to act to eradicate them. The new...
  • Q and A with Jim Wallis ('christian' marxist alert)

    02/20/2008 7:32:42 PM PST · by Terriergal · 10 replies · 215+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 2-17-08 | Michael Paulson
    An increasingly influential religious leader explains why evangelicals should worry less about abortion and gay marriage, and more about the poor.... Among the most prominent champions of a new evangelical agenda is Jim Wallis, the chief executive of Sojourners, a Washington-based organization that advocates for a Christian approach to social justice issues. Wallis began his activism in the civil rights and anti-war movements, and has long been a critic of the religious right, writing books, giving speeches, and publishing the Sojourners magazine to exhort Christians to pay more attention to the poor. But his profile increased dramatically with the publication...
  • Defining evangelicals down and to the Left

    04/02/2007 7:47:28 AM PDT · by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus · 9 replies · 516+ views
    Examiner.com ^ | 02 April 2007 | Paul Chesser
    Another category of Christian, however, is rapidly losing its traditional identity in our culture: Evangelical. While it never made distinctions on theological grounds, that term could always be counted upon to identify those Christians who are conservative, Protestant, culturally influential and outspoken about their faith. With recent developments, however, the defining elements of Evangelical may soon go the way of the much-encompassing Christian. Why? Because some who purport to speak for all evangelicals are being sucked into marginal issues that are usually harped on by America-hating liberals. And because conservative Christians are allegedly being divided, the mainstream media is eating...
  • SPECIAL COMMENTARY: How the Religious Right lost its ‘Religion’, lost its way and went wrong

    02/13/2008 2:47:46 PM PST · by tcg · 37 replies · 137+ views
    Catholic Online ^ | 2/13/08 | Deacon Keith Fournier
    The “Religious Right” lost its religion when it began to identify with first being a “conservative” movement within one Political Party.
  • There goes Rick Warren, again (Joseph Farah)

    02/06/2008 6:08:21 PM PST · by Terriergal · 60 replies · 162+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 2-6-08 | joseph farah
    Despite the fact that Jesus Himself said in words recorded in three different gospels that the poor would always be with us, Warren says he believes the eradication of poverty can be accomplished through the combined efforts of governments, businesses and religious institutions working in harmony with one another. So he has teamed up with ONE. Not the One, mind you, but the well-funded, well-publicized, celebrity-endowed organization known audaciously and only as ONE. And what is ONE all about? .... There's more, but you get the point. ONE is about promoting the forcible confiscation of property by government and redistribution...
  • Evangelicals a Liberal Can Love (RICK WARREN JIM WALLIS ETC)

    02/03/2008 7:45:23 PM PST · by Terriergal · 17 replies · 232+ views
    New York Times online ^ | February 3, 2008 | NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF
    “Evangelicals are going to vote this year in part on climate change, on Darfur, on poverty,” said Jim Wallis, the author of a new book, “The Great Awakening,” which argues that the age of the religious right has passed and that issues of social justice are rising to the top of the agenda. Mr. Wallis says that about half of white evangelical votes will be in play this year. ... Look, I don’t agree with evangelicals on theology or on their typically conservative views on taxes, health care or Iraq. Self-righteous zealots like Pat Robertson have been a plague upon...
  • Begging forgiveness of Islam? by JOSEPH FARAH

    11/29/2007 6:28:10 AM PST · by alpha-8-25-02 · 16 replies · 69+ views
    Begging forgiveness of Islam? -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Posted: November 27, 2007 1:00 a.m. Eastern It was predictable in this age of wishful thinking. After 138 Muslim leaders last month wrote an open letter to Christendom calling ostensibly for peaceful coexistence and mutual understanding, self-proclaimed Christian leaders and other celebrity Christians took the bait. The appropriate response would have been to search their own Scriptures, to get down on their knees to beseech God to give them wisdom, to seek the counsel of others, particularly those expert on Islam, history and the persecution of the church in Muslim lands. Instead, some get-along-with-the-world Christians...
  • Christian leaders ask for Muslim forgiveness

    11/26/2007 7:49:41 PM PST · by camerakid400 · 229 replies · 1,311+ views
    Christian leaders ask for Muslim forgiveness The signers are a veritable who's who of Christian leaders in the United States. And there's nothing essentially wrong with such a gesture: no community has a monopoly on evil, or is entirely free from it. But it is singularly unfortunate in this instance, since Muslim groups worldwide have never, in any context, offered a similar gesture. Where are the apologies for the jihad conquests and dhimmitude? They will, most assuredly, not be forthcoming. From the Khaleej Times (thanks to all who sent this in): ABU DHABI—Peaceful relations between Muslims and Christians stand as...
  • Prophet for Political Profit Reverend of the Left.

    11/13/2007 11:31:06 PM PST · by DeweyCA · 20 replies · 125+ views
    National Review Online ^ | 11-13-07 | Peter Wehner
    I believe that Dick Cheney is a liar; that Donald Rumsfeld is also a liar; and that George W. Bush was, and is, clueless about how to be the president of the United States. ...They have shamed our beloved nation in the world by this war and the shameful way they have fought it. Almost 4,000 young Americans are dead because of the lies of this administration, tens of thousands more wounded and maimed for life, hundreds of thousands of Iraqis also dead, and 400 billion dollars wasted—because of their lies, incompetence, and corruption. But I don’t favor impeachment, as...
  • A Different Dialogue for 'Values Voters' (by Jim Wallis) {MEGA BARF ALERT}

    10/19/2007 5:54:47 AM PDT · by Terriergal · 4 replies · 95+ views
    A Different Dialogue for 'Values Voters' (by Jim Wallis) I'm preparing for a dialogue with Richard Land at the FRC Action's Values Voter Summit tomorrow. This has caused me to reflect on how the definition of "moral values" has changed. Evangelical activism to protect God's creation is now publicly visible in a new way, including Christian concern over global warming. A host of other issues are now part of a broadened and deepened evangelical agenda—most connected to poverty, human rights, and social justice. Even American military and foreign policy has begun to come under critique by Christian scholars (including evangelicals),...
  • Friends of Mahmoud The Iranian president gets a warm reception from the religious left.

    10/11/2007 8:29:14 AM PDT · by AU72 · 8 replies · 420+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | Ocotber 11, 2007 | Mark D. Tooley
    NOT ALL OF Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's encounters in New York during his recent trip were testy. The Shiite theocrat had what the New York Times called a "warm, even friendly exchange" with 150 church officials at the United Methodist Women's Church Center for the United Nations. One sponsor, the Mennonite Central Committee, called the gathering a "time of dialogue and prayerful reflection among the children of Abraham." A Mennonite official further explained that "mutual respect and graciousness in this conversation blunts the demonization which is part of the current rhetoric of both governments." The meeting is the third between...
  • Hillary's Prayer: Hillary Clinton's Religion and Politics

    09/07/2007 7:50:42 PM PDT · by Salman · 25 replies · 895+ views
    Mother Jones ^ | September 01 , 2007 | Kathryn Joyce and Jeff Sharlet
    For 15 years, Hillary Clinton has been part of a secretive religious group that seeks to bring Jesus back to Capitol Hill. Is she triangulating—or living her faith? It was an elegant example of the Clinton style, a rhetorical maneuver subtle, bold, and banal all at once. During a Democratic candidate forum in June, hosted by the liberal evangelical group Sojourners, Hillary Clinton fielded a softball query about Bill's infidelity: How had her faith gotten her through the Lewinsky scandal? After a glancing shot at Republican "pharisees," Clinton explained that, of course, her "very serious" grounding in faith had helped...
  • CBS Uses Democrat Helpers To Explain How Democrats Now 'Get Religion'

    07/18/2007 1:37:01 PM PDT · by yorkie · 20 replies · 807+ views
    News Busters ^ | July 18, 2007 | Tim Graham
    Monday’s Early Show on CBS picked up on Time magazine’s promotional cover story "How The Democrats Got Religion." Reporter Jeff Glor used two guides to explore how the Democrats would "level the praying field," but didn’t exactly tell viewers that these guides were involved in the drive to help the Democrats. The first expert was Time magazine’s Amy Sullivan, who wrote a "God Gap" essay for the magazine. CBS didn’t explain she was an aide to then-Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle and during her stint with the liberal magazine The Washington Monthly, she advised the Democrats on how to "get...
  • Sojourners for Hamas-America, the West, and Israel is responsible for Muslim terrorism.

    07/03/2007 7:23:34 AM PDT · by SJackson · 11 replies · 347+ views
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | 7-3-07 | Mark D. Tooley
     Living under the rule of Hamas in Gaza cannot be a joy for anybody.  But Gaza's 2,000 Christians are especially apprehensive under the Islamist regime.Meanwhile, a columnist for Jim Wallis's "Religious Left" journal, Sojourners, excoriates the U.S. and the opponents of Hamas as ultimately responsible for ascendant Islamic radicalism in Gaza. During the recent battles between Hamas and Fatah, a Catholic convent and school were ransacked.  According to the Associated Press, attackers "burned crosses, damaged a statue of Jesus, and ruined prayer books." Hamas denied any responsibility for damage to properties of their Christian "brothers," instead blaming Islamist groups that supposedly are even more...
  • 'Radical truth teller' (Caedmons Call=Sojourner)

    06/27/2007 7:21:45 PM PDT · by fkabuckeyesrule · 8 replies · 292+ views
    Washington Times ^ | June 26, 2007 | Jen Waters
    THE WASHINGTON TIMES - Singer-songwriter Derek Webb, formerly a member of the contemporary Christian band Caedmon's Call, won rave reviews for his 2005 solo album, "Mockingbird," which dealt with themes of war, politics and social justice. The following are excerpts from an interview with Mr. Webb, whose most recent release is "The Ringing Bell": Question: What is your relationship with Sojourners, an organization that expresses Christian commentary on faith, politics and culture? Answer: Sojourners seems to be about people who think spiritually and yet socially. They see the implications of spiritual ideas in terms of social action. I definitely make...
  • Tony Campolo: The Marxist Delusion and a Christian Evangelist (Wallis, Sojourners, Campolo,Sider)

    05/17/2007 8:09:40 PM PDT · by Terriergal · 6 replies · 440+ views
    Christian Worldview Network ^ | 03/01/2007 | David Noebel
    By David Noebel Posted: 03/01/2007 Tony Campolo: The Marxist Delusion and a Christian Evangelist By David A. Noebel           I have just finished reading Tony Campolo’s book Letters to a Young Evangelical.  Published by Basic Books and copyrighted by Campolo in 2006, this work gives the reader an amazing look into the mind and heart of a radical sociologist on a mission—to establish the Kingdom of God on earth.  The cannon fodder for establishing this Kingdom is the poor, the wretched, the oppressed, the naked, the downtrodden, and the proletariat.  The chief tool to bring about this Kingdom is “progressive politics”...
  • Hillary Clinton: Faith Saved My Marriage

    06/05/2007 10:27:57 AM PDT · by nmh · 93 replies · 1,824+ views
    http://www.foxnews.com ^ | June 5, 2007 | Associated Press
    Hillary Clinton: Faith Saved My Marriage Tuesday, June 05, 2007 WASHINGTON — In a rare public discussion of her husband's infidelity, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton said Monday that she probably could not have gotten through her marital troubles without relying on her faith in God. Clinton stood by her actions in the aftermath of former President Clinton's admission that he had an affair, including presumably her decision to stay in the marriage. "I am very grateful that I had a grounding in faith that gave me the courage and the strength to do what I thought was right,...
  • Hillary’s leap of faith over Lewinsky (Hillary: I love my God!)

    06/05/2007 9:05:11 AM PDT · by Stephanus · 44 replies · 1,544+ views
    Associated Press ^ | June 05, 2007 | Associated Press
    "I am very grateful that I had a grounding in faith that gave me the courage and the strength to do what I thought was right, regardless of what the world thought," Clinton said during a forum where the three leading Democratic presidential candidates talked about faith and values. "I'm not sure I would have gotten through it without my faith," she said in response to a question about how she dealt with the infidelity. The forum, sponsored by the liberal Sojourners/Call to Renewal evangelical organization, provided an uncommon glimpse into the most personal beliefs of Clinton and rivals John...
  • Jim Wallis: Falwell's Legacy (BARF)

    05/17/2007 9:27:12 PM PDT · by Terriergal · 3 replies · 396+ views
    beliefnet.com (God's Politics Blog) ^ | 5/17/2007 | Jim Wallis
    Thursday, May 17, 2007 Jim Wallis: Falwell's Legacy I watched much of the cable television coverage of Jerry Falwell’s death and legacy. And I did a lot of grimacing, both from the uncritical adulations of his allies (who just passed over the divisive character of much of Falwell’s rhetoric), and also from the ugly vitriol from some of Falwell’s enemies (who attacked both his character and his faith). And there were even some who attacked all people of faith. I ended up being glad that I passed up all the invitations to be on those shows. On the day...
  • Jim Wallis: Polarizer or Unifier?

    04/18/2007 1:43:18 PM PDT · by Terriergal · 3 replies · 450+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | April 17, 2007 | Janice Shaw Crouse
    Jim Wallis: Polarizer or UnifierBy Janice Shaw CrouseTuesday, April 17, 2007 Jim Wallis has devoted his whole career to trying to force the round peg of leftist ideology into the square hole of biblical orthodoxy. When he wrote his "vision" designed to "transcend" the ideologies of the religious left and right, he ended up further polarizing instead of unifying the two evangelical movements. He rails against the "political language" of the right as well as the tendency of conservative evangelicals, in his opinion, to claim their use of scripture as authoritative. In so doing, Wallis hoists himself on his...
  • Do Neo-Cons Hate Jesus?--Yes, says a columnist for Jim Wallis' publication, Sojourners.

    03/14/2007 5:35:33 AM PDT · by SJackson · 28 replies · 708+ views
    Frontpagemab ^ | 3-14--07 | Mark D. Tooley
     A columnist for the Religious Left website Sojourners has just determined that "neo-conservatism" is incompatible with Christianity. Chuck Gutenson, a theology professor at Asbury Seminary in Kentucky, wrote:"We, as followers of Jesus, should reflect on the differences between our calling to be imitators of Jesus and that to which the neocons would call us. And, most of all, we need to recognize the incommensurability of the two ways of being in the world."Gutenson, like many others, employs "neo-conservatism" as a broad and perjorative description for all who favor an aggressive U.S. foreign policy. Of course, neo-conservatism actually more narrowly describes...