A Political Easter at Church of the P...

A Political Easter at Church of the Presidents

There are 8 comments on the The American Spectator story from Apr 5, 2013, titled A Political Easter at Church of the Presidents. In it, The American Spectator reports that:

Last Easter Sunday President Obama and his family attended St. John's Episcopal Church across Lafayette Square as he has in the past, and as have many presidents dating back to James Monroe.

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“... truth will out.”

Since: May 08

Stratford, Connecticut.

#3 Apr 5, 2013
from The American Spectator:

"Stepping forward to perform public relations for Rev. Leon against 'mischaracterization' of his sermon has been a parishioner described as a 'Republican activist'...'It was certainly not what he meant,' this widely quoted church attender insisted against all the 'conservative hate,' claiming Leon was not 'race baiting' or 'pandering' to Obama, just warning against misplaced nostalgia.'But that didn’t stop people from jumping to ridiculous conclusions and vilifying him, our church, and Episcopalians in general,' he wrote in a blog ...

"Yet audio confirms that Leon didn’t just jibe religious conservatives for romanticizing the past. Rather 'the captains of the religious right are always calling us back, back, back, for blacks to be back in the back of the bus, for women to be back in the kitchen, for gays to be in the closet and for immigrants to be on their side of the border.' The implication is pretty direct, and Leon has declined opportunities so far to restate.

Then Leon must NAME those "captains of the Religious Right (who) are always calling us back, back, back, for blacks to be back in the back of the bus ..."

“The Kingdom of God Begins NOW!”

Since: May 07

The Mountain Empire

#4 Apr 5, 2013
In an interview yesterday with Janet Mefferd to promote his book Suicide of a Superpower, Pat Buchanan reminisced about the national unity and common culture that existed…during segregation. Buchanan warned that America will soon look like California, where he claims religious faith is obsolete, gangs roam and the English language is marginalized. Buchanan added that America was “created” by whites and lamented that “we will have a country in 2041 that will consist of entirely of minorities.” He went on to say that while segregation was “wrong,” African Americans and whites shared a “common culture” during the segregation era that is now nonexistent.

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Here's one...
Listen to the Word

Kingman, AZ

#5 Apr 5, 2013
I don't think conservatives' "hatred" of liberals is any stronger than liberals' "hatred" of conservatives.

Hence the divide in the country where the common sense Declaration of Independence (which made us a nation) and the common sense Constitution and Bill of Rights (which tells us how to run the nation)with the grand themes of liberty and no license are now marginalized in favor of conservative and/or liberal pettiness. BTW, isn't it interesting how our first presidents ran the country without a constitution and bill of rights for several years?!

Hence the divide in churches where the common sense teachings of law and gospel with the grand themes of law and gospel are marginalized in favor of silly things like millennialism and a rapture and spurious miracles by the conservatives and political agenda and political correctness by the liberals. Meanwhile the cross of Christ is kept "in the closet" and dragged out for Good Friday and Easter, and then stored away again. Isn't it interesting how the church survived centuries with the simple gospel of forgiveness of sins and salvation through faith?

Obama, of course, attended the "God damn America" church for years and never heard the message -- according to his own words. He probably missed this one too.

“... truth will out.”

Since: May 08

Stratford, Connecticut.

#6 Apr 6, 2013
MiddleWay wrote:
... Here's one...
One in a row, but "captains of the religious right ..." is plural, so were are all the rest?

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Since: May 07

The Mountain Empire

#7 Apr 6, 2013
Joe DeCaro wrote:
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One in a row, but "captains of the religious right ..." is plural, so were are all the rest?
Must I do ALL your homework?

LMAO.

I gave you one so there is more than none...

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Since: May 08

Stratford, Connecticut.

#8 Apr 6, 2013
MiddleWay wrote:
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Must I do ALL your homework?...
Backing up your claims isn't my responsibility.

“The Kingdom of God Begins NOW!”

Since: May 07

The Mountain Empire

#9 Apr 7, 2013
Jessie Helms used to advise the public in political ads that voting for the wrong candidate meant Negroes working beside you and using your toilet facilities. An older and more politically correct Helms joins the Christian Coalition in saying that good Christians don't support Affirmative Action since it is unbiblical. Helms has claimed that Christianity and liberalism are completely incompatible. To Texan, Michael Lind "The South has finally conquered Washington". It is no longer Rockefeller's conservatism, it is Newt Gingrich's who is from Georgia.

In 1990 Randall Balmer, author of the new book "Thy Kingdom Come: An Evangelical's Lament", was invited (inexplicably, he says) to a meeting of key religious right leaders and was surprised to hear key architect of the religious right during the 1970's Paul Weyrich emphatically state that what really started the movement going on the 1970's was not outrage against Roe v. Wade but, rather, outrage over a move by the Carter Administration's justice dept. to enforce the Civil Rights Act by rescinding the tax exempt status of Bob Jones University for its rules against interracial dating.

By the mid-1960s, the legal status of segregation had been settled in America's courts and political chambers. But segregation's staunchest proponents continued to fight, insisting that integration was the leading edge of a social revolution bent on "overthrowing God's established order."

As conservative Christians reacted to what they regarded as perilous change, they pressed Nimrod's legend into service. One example is Corey Daniel of Dallas, a Baptist preacher who utilized the legend to depict integration as part of a demonic social scheme....Daniel combined race and disorder in his portrait of Nimrod, "the Negro leader of the Babelbuilders (Gen 10:6-10), whose name means 'Rebel.'" [...]

Three's a crowd.....

“... truth will out.”

Since: May 08

Stratford, Connecticut.

#10 Apr 9, 2013
MiddleWay wrote:
... Three's a crowd.....
The 1960's, 1970's, 1990's? What millenium are we in today?

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