Thursday, June 11, 2009

The Hypocrisy of the New Christian Left

Those on the left believe that the Christian right is wrong for letting their religious beliefs impact their politics. So what do those same people say about the Christian left and their pulpit politics?

Following the 2004 election loss for Democrats, the left systematically planned and executed a political/religious movement designed specifically to counter the Christian right that had grown and happened naturally over time not by design of the Republican party.

(CBS NEWS) July 10 2006- At a church in Washington, hundreds of committed Christians met recently and tried to map out a strategy to get their values into the political debate.

But these are not the conservative Christian values which have been so influential lately. This is the religious left.

"Jesus called us to love our neighbor, love our enemy, care for the poor, care for the outcast, and that's really the moral core of where we think the nation ought to go," Dr. Bob Edgar, General Secretary of the National Council of Churches told CBS News correspondent Russ Mitchell.

So, it remains to be seen whether there's any action behind the words. But there's no doubt they're on a mission.

That was from 2006 and now we see it in full bloom where the President's own pastor is an America hating pundit spewing anti-Republican politics from the pulpit on a daily basis and pastors in every city preaching leftwing talking points to their flock while proclaiming those on the right need to adhere to separation of state and church.

Who was it that said "religion is the opiate of the masses"?

UPDATE: For those unfamiliar with the term "New Christian Left"- for you to enjoy.

The Christian Left's Vision

Call it the New Christianism


Blogger Otter said...

It was Karl Marx that said 'religion is the opiate of the masses.'

But I don't agree with Rev Wright spouting his politics from the pulpit anymore than I agree with someone like Pat Robertson spouting his politics from the pulpit.

11:31 PM  
Blogger Red S Tater said...

Now... here is where I'm gonna lose ya. I actually don't have a problem with a pastor taking a stand on a political issue or if he has a strong belief about a particular candidate, I have no problem with that either as long as he(or she) is upfront that they are giving their opinion and don't spend the first half hour preaching for separation of state and church and the second half hour telling you how to vote and who to vote against (like Meyers, Prescott etc).

Jeremiah Wright has a right to speak his mind and if his congregation or the sanctioning body for the church doesn't have a problem then neither do I.
I have concerns about electing a President that followed that pastor for 2 decades... just as the left would have a problem if George Bush had attended a church that promoted killing abortion doctors... (W didn't by the way).

It's the hypocrisy and deception that I have a problem with, not a pastor having an opinion on politics.

It only makes sense to me that they would have opinions on the laws that run our society... they should just be upfront about it, that's all.

10:10 AM  
Blogger Otter said...

I understand your view. I respect it. I don't agree with it.

I have a problem with a preacher, any preacher, right or left, using the pulpit to spout political opinions.

11:38 AM  
Blogger Red S Tater said...

Hey steve... keith giles is responding down on the other post pulpit pundit.

11:43 AM  
Blogger Otter said...

yeah i saw that. just read it. and i have been in corresponance with keith via email.

4:42 PM  
Blogger Red S Tater said...

nobody likes a tattletale otter. lol

8:20 PM  
Blogger Otter said...

tattletale?!? LOL!!! no, i have been talking to him about other matters.

11:23 PM  
Blogger Red S Tater said...

Plotting a communist Christian takeover are we?

11:37 PM  
Blogger Otter said...

nope. not everything is about communism you know. i actually do have discussions with people that have nothing to do with politics sometimes. lol!

12:37 AM  
Blogger Red S Tater said...

Believe it or not, most of my conversations have nothing to do with politics.... but this post is about communism because my blog is primarily about politics.

9:12 AM  

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