by Barbara Sowellhttp://faultlineusa.blogspot.com/2009/10/are-evangelical-churches-drifting-left.html
Did you wake up one Sunday morning and finally realize that you could no longer support or attend a church that has gradually embraced an anti-American â€“ anti-Capitalistic gospel in the name of Christ? Did it suddenly dawn upon you that the ever-present term â€œsocial justiceâ€ is merely a code word for a Marxist view of redistributive justice wrapped in a thinly disguised Christian veneer? Have you visited church after church after church only to discover that something decidedly unchristian has crept into the gospel teachings replacing, by redefinition, all that has been sacred to Christianity for centuries?
We live in the Age of Heresy and what we have to fear is not the old cults that Christians have traditionally warned against for years. What we have to fear today is the steady drift to the political left that has distorted our many venerable institutions and well-known Christian denominations.
Today 100,000 local congregations and 45 million Christians are supporting leftist goals yet most of the members are still blissfully unaware. For a quick overview of this un-Christian indoctrination, please read: United Nations Entrenched Within Most Christian Denominations
The following information is from the leftist progressive blog called Queering the Church which is proudly proclaiming the Evangelical Christian churches â€œleftwards drift.â€
Martha Cook of the Centre for American Progress reports that â€œEvangelicals Step Up For Marriage Equalityâ€
Brent Childers used to call himself a â€œJesse Helms Republicanâ€ who justified his homophobic beliefs through biblical interpretation. But last weekend, as he marched in the Equality March in Washington, D.C., he stood alongside his lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender friends in support of their full human rights. . . .
From â€œThe Rise of the Religious Leftâ€
As Austen Ivereigh points out, Mooreâ€™s anti-capitalist preaching is quite in keeping with Catholic traditions of social activism. Whatâ€™s less known is that evangelical Christian churches â€“ the supposed mainstay of rightwing politics in the US â€“ are showing a leftwards drift.â€
â€œNearly every major social justice battle fought in the US has been supported, if not driven, by religious groups â€“ which in statistical terms overwhelmingly means Christians. Itâ€™s widely known that the historically black church has been a key player in promoting justice for African Americans â€“ from the abolition of slavery to the civil rights movements â€“ as well as championing initiatives that support marginalised communities, both black and white. Beneath the more notorious rhetoric of Obamaâ€™s former pastor, Reverend Jeremiah Wright, who at one point looked likely to irreparably fracture Obamaâ€™s presidential bid, we can find him preaching the acceptance of homosexuality and the importance of works as well as faith. Wrightâ€™s work at Trinity United Church of Christ, the church Obama was a member of for over 20 years, involves programmes for HIV/Aids sufferers, drug rehabilitation, and housing support for Chicagoâ€™s impoverished South Side communities.â€ . . .
For a thorough assessment of Wrightâ€™s church, Black Liberation Theology, and what the Catholic Pope also has to say about the dangers of Black Liberation Theology, please read Obamaâ€™s Marxist Liberation Theology Church.
From David Horowitz Newsreal on â€œqueer theory:â€
. . .For these new radical theorists, the enemy is no longer a ruling class, a hegemonic race or even a dominant gender. Instead it is the sexual order of nature itself. Oppression lies in the very idea of the â€œnormal,â€ the order that divides humanity into two sexes. Instead of a classless society as the redemptive future, queer theorists envisage a gender free world.
A specter is haunting Americaâ€™s universities, the last refuge of the political left. It is the specter of â€œqueer theory,â€ the latest of the radical identity politics that have replaced class struggle and the classic proletariat in the schema of Marxist revolution. . .
Here are some links to other bits of news concerning Christianity this week:
A Reason for the Left to Hate MLK offers an excerpt from the writings of Martin Luther King Jr. as to why he rejected Marxism. Praise God â€“ Washington Times Covers the story of the Iranian Christian Girls (Maryam Rostampour, 27, and Marzieh Amirizadeh Esmaeilabad, 30) Jailed for Converting to Christianity Members of Iranâ€™s tiny and much-persecuted Christian minority, they were arrested March 5 for â€œacting against state securityâ€ and â€œtaking part in illegal gatheringsâ€ and left to rot in Tehranâ€™s notorious Evin prison. Their families have tried to bail them out, to no avail. . . .