"What's sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander"
Through the years, it has been just as wrong for liberals to drag religion into politics as it is for the present day conservatives to do it-- but I assume that that will not stop either group from doing that.
Joseph D. Harder Ph.D. wrote: ...David L. Chappell has argued that one of the reasons for the success of the civil rights movement was the weakness of the theological arguments marshalled against it. Compared with the overwhelming support white clergy gave slavery before the Civil War, the opposition to civil rights during the 1950s and 1960s by white clergy appears limited and indecisive.
A small minority of evangelicalsâlike Frank Gaebelein, who among other things was an associate editor of Christianity Todayâactively supported the civil rights movement....
excerpt from, '"Heal Their Land": Evangelical Political Theology From the Great Awakening to the Moral Majority"
https://tinyurl.com/y576t94tÂ (Should Christians try to force the kingdom on others?)
https://tinyurl.com/jko49r6Â (Christians and Politics, Part 3)
Episcopalianism is Catholic Liteđ â1 Tim 4:3.Â 'Forbidding to marry. That is, "They will depart from the faith through the hypocritical teaching--of those who forbid to marry."Â 1Thes 4:2. This does not necessarily mean that they would prohibit marriage altogether, but that it would be a characteristic of their teaching that marriageÂ would be forbidden, whether of one class of persons or many. They would commend andÂ enjoinÂ celibacy and virginity. They would regard such a state, for certain persons, as more holy than the married condition, and would consider it as so holy that they would absolutely prohibit those who wished to be most holy from entering into the relation. It is needless to say how accurately this applies to the views of the Papacy in regard to the comparative purity and advantages of a state of celibacy, and to their absolute prohibition of the marriage of the clergy. The tenth article of the decree of the Council of Trent, in relation to marriage, will show the general view of the Papacy on that subject.--" Whosoever shall say that the married state is to be preferred to a state of virginity, or celibacy, and that it is not better and more blessed to remain in virginity, or celibacy, than to be joined in marriage; let him be accursed!"'...Barnes NT Notes
4. And He answered and said, âHave you not read that He who created them from the beginning made them male and female, 5. and said, âFor this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one fleshâ? 6. So they are no longer two, but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let no man separate.â --- https://tinyurl.com/has82mk (NASB)
Apparently, the bishop made a serious mistake-- as far as the Episcopal Churchis concerned-- and read the above verses on marriageâđ
Stephanie McCurry wrote: ... ...Alexander Stephens, the vice president of the C.S.A., offered a political manifesto for the slaveholdersâ new republic. Training his sights on the eight upper-South states that were still refusing to secede, he offered a blunt assessment of the difference between the old Union and the new. The original American Union ârested upon the assumption of the equality of the races,â he explained. But âour new government is founded upon exactly the opposite ideas: its foundations are laid, its cornerstone rests, upon the great truth that the negro is not equal to the white man; that slavery is his natural âŚ condition. This, our new government, is the first, in the history of the world, based on this great âŚ truth.â A statue of Alexander Stephens now stands in the U.S. Capitol; it is one of a group that includes Jefferson Davis and Robert E. Lee, targeted for removal.
Adam Serwer: The myth of the kindly General Leeâ https://tinyurl.com/yafjaq5a ....
excerpt from,"The Confederacy Was an Antidemocratic, Centralized State"âđ
â This article has a description of General Longstreet, someone that the South should have put up a lot more statues toâđ
Mitt Romney was one of several senators, both Republican and Democrat, who read sections of the letter from the Birmingham jail,
Senator Romney was 39 minutes 19 seconds into the presentation.
I had hoped that the white moderate would see this need. Perhaps I was too optimistic; perhaps I expected too much. I suppose I should have realized that few members of the oppressor race can understand the deep groans and passionate yearnings of the oppressed race, and still fewer have the vision to see that injustice must be rooted out by strong, persistent and determined action.....Unlike so many of their moderate brothers and sisters, they have recognized the urgency of the moment and sensed the need for powerful "action" antidotes to combat the disease of segregation. Let me take note of my other major disappointment. I have been so greatly disappointed with the white church and its leadership. Of course, there are some notable exceptions.....I commend you, Reverend Stallings, for your Christian stand on this past Sunday, in welcoming Negroes to your worship service on a nonsegregated basis. I commend the Catholic leaders of this state for integrating Spring Hill College several years ago...."
John Inazu wrote: What is a church to do in the time of the coronavirus pandemic? For many religious traditions, gathering for worship is not just a friendly suggestion. Some Jewish practices require groups of 10. Muslims consider Fridayâs congregational prayer one of their most important. Catholics celebrate the Eucharist together during Mass. As the German Lutheran theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer wrote in 1930, âA Christian who stays away from the assembly is a contradiction in terms.â
And yet, for the time being at least, mass gatherings are fueling a public-health crisis, and many state and local authorities are banning gatherings of 50 or more people....
excerpt from,"Close the Churches
And to reinforce that idea,
https://tinyurl.com/y9g447k4 (The coronavirus has left the Supreme Court with a difficult task: balancing the nation's physical and spiritual health.) Even as this article was written in March, many states were relaxing there restrictions on church meetings. If your area is relatively germ-free, I would suppose that church meetings would be okay. Restrictions are looseningâđđ
The main ally of Dominionist Protestants is the Romish church.
Theyforce Catholicism on Protestants all the timeâđ
"Rome when in minority is as gentle as a lamb, when in equality is as clever as a fox, and when in the majority is as fierce as a tiger."
As many Protestant Mexicans can attest to.
"The "Christian" Reconstruction movement... claims that believers possess a cultural mandate from God to reclaim in this age dominion over human society -- a dominion forfeited by the fall, but supposedly regained for immediate claim with the New Birth experience. As believers obey this mandate, gradually gaining dominion over earthly society, this present world will supposedly become "Christianized," inaugurating the Millennium. In reality, if effected, the entire earthly society would be placed under an O.T. "Theonomy" law system, rather than the N.T. teaching of believers as a group of "called out" saints from the world. They want to apply Old Testament law to today's society. This includes slavery as an alternative to prisons and capital punishment for a variety of offenses (murder, homosexuality, etc.). This view advocates the reconstruction of society as a theocracy and is heavily postmillennial."
Newt Gingrich who changes his religion every time he gets a new wife, has already been brain-washed on religious principles, I'm not too sure if I want to trust him on political matters either. âđ
Natasha Bertrand wrote: The Trump administration is warning law enforcement and public safety officials that a far-right extremist movement known as âboogalooâ may be setting its sights on the nationâs capital.
On Monday, the National Capital Region Threat Intelligence Consortium (NTIC), a fusion center for Washington, D.C. that provides support to federal national security and law enforcement agencies, warned in an intelligence assessment that âthe District is likely an attractive target for violent adherents of the boogaloo ideology due to the significant presence of US law enforcement entities, and the wide range of First Amendment-Protected events hosted here.â...
excerpt from,"Intel report warns that far-right extremists may target Washington, D.C."
When did the Trump Administration become left-wing?
Nathan Robinson wrote: .... ...Because while the court is extremely political, itâs not completely political, and sometimes judges do in fact make rulings for reasons other than where they stand on the left-right spectrum. And thatâs important, because it means we shouldnât really think of the court as having made âprogressive decisionsâ at all. They were rulings that had progressive outcomes. But the justicesâ politics havenât changed, and we canât assume there is any kind of pattern here. The court is still fundamentally conservative, and these rulings are more the product of luck than any kind of shift in the âhearts and mindsâ of Neil Gorsuch and John Roberts. Do not be surprised if next year, they rule in ways that hurt LGBTQ+ people and immigrants just as much as this weekâs rulings have helped them....
excerpt from,"Don't be fooled. The US supreme court hasn't suddenly become leftwing."
These justices were picked mainly to support business and I think they have been fairly consistent in doing thatâđ°
It could be right wing extremist masquerading as left-wingers
Craig Timberg wrote: .... A far-right extremist movement born on social media and fueled by anti-government rhetoric has emerged as a real-world threat in recent weeks, with federal authorities accusing some of its adherents of working to spark violence at largely peaceful protests roiling the nation.
At a time when President Trump and other top U.S. officials have claimed â ... â that leftist groups were fomenting violence, federal prosecutors have charged various supporters of a right-wing movement called the âboogaloo bois,â with crimes related to plotting to firebomb a U.S. Forest Service facility, preparing to use explosives at a peaceful demonstration and killing a security officer at a federal courthouse....
excerpt from,"As Trump warns of leftist violence, a dangerous threat emerges from the right-wing boogaloo movement"
But Franklin also has some unique apostasy from his father
Kathy Vestal wrote: He [Billy Graham] refused in 1979 to join Falwellâs Moral majority, saying, âIâm for morality, but morality goes beyond sex to human freedom and social justice. We as clergy know so very little to speak with authority on the Panama Canal or superiority of armaments. Â Evangelists cannot be closely identified with any particular party or person. Â We have to stand in the middle in order to preach to all people, right and left.â
In 1981 he told Parade magazine, âI donât want to see religious bigotry in any form.Â It would disturb me if there was a wedding between the religious fundamentalists and the political right.Â The hard right has no interest in religion except to manipulate it.â
--"Franklin Graham's Religion Is Not His Father's"
I will apologize for quoting some of the same material from the same article in an earlier post.
Mike, when you take the entire picture in there is very little that is true about Franklin Graham Franklin is The Peddler of the Word.
You can't teach this old dog any new tricksâđ
Max Brantley wrote: 'In February 2020,Â The Jim Bakker ShowÂ hosted Sherrill Sellman who falsely claimed the colloidal silver products hawked by Jim Bakker were âproven by the government to have the ability to kill every pathogen it has ever been tested on, including SARS and HIVâŚ .â Both Bakker and Sellman have separately received warning letters from the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) and the U.S. Federal Trade Commission for selling unapproved drugs to cure or prevent COVID-19. The FDA had previously stated that silver products are not scientifically recognized to be safe and effective.'
The suit seeks restitution and civil penalties.
excerpt from,"Attorney General Rutledge sues televangelist Jim Bakker over sale of COVID-19 âcureâ
Chris Arnold wrote: .... One big thing lawmakers need to resolve is whether to extend the federal government's expanded unemployment benefits. Getting that unemployment money is the biggest reason most people who've lost jobs are able to pay rent and keep a roof over their heads. And while some people are going back to work, many others are not.
"When the $600-a-week unemployment insurance runs out at the end of July, most people expect tremendous displacement risk," says Andrew Jakabovics with the affordable housing nonprofit Enterprise Community Partners. "Evictions are likely to go through the roof."...
excerpt from,"Millions Of Americans Skip Payments As Tidal Wave Of Defaults And Evictions Looms"
Human Rights Campaign wrote: .... The fact that Catholicism does not consider the âinclinationâ sinful is very different from more fundamentalist Christian churches. It is one of the reasons that the Catholic Church has not officially approved of reparative therapy. The Catechism further states that âHomosexual persons are called to chastity.â However, the doctrine also specifies that, âSuch persons must be accepted with respect and sensitivity. Every sign of unjust discrimination in their regard should be avoided.â...
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has not issued an official policy regarding the Equality Act, a comprehensive bill that would, if passed, add âsexual orientationâ and âgender identityâ to the federal civil rights protections that already exist based on race, color, religion, sex, and national origin....
excerpt from,"Stances of Faiths on LGBTQ Issues: Roman Catholic Church"âđ
I would suggest Franklin concentrate on the Romish Church itself, then trying to act as a politician. Apparently, Catholic members and one Episcopalian and former Catholic Justice has added queerness to the federal civil rights protections.