No God hasn’t “turned left,” but then, the Progressives have already redefined God in their own image with their endless heresies.
You can expect this kind of statement from the UK’s lefty Guardian, but reading the following article is very informative because it’s about the phenomenal growth of the left in Christian Evangelical churches in America. Here are some excerpts from God moves to the left
“America's evangelical Christians are anti-gay, pro-gun, keen on capital punishment and obsessed with lower taxes. And, of course, they all vote Republican. At least, that's what vicar Giles Fraser thought - until he went to meet them . . .”
“In the US , the Christian left has a more consistently evangelical DNA. Its great saint is Martin Luther King, and its signature tune is social activism. It's a religion of huge rhetorical power, managing to bring together the Bible's vision for a new social order as well as its call for individual transformation. Here, for example, is classic preaching from Baptist minister Tony Campolo, something of a guru to the new left-leaning evangelicals: "I have three things I'd like to say today. First, while you were sleeping last night, 30,000 kids died of starvation or diseases related to malnutrition. Second, most of you don't give a shit. What's worse is that you're more upset with the fact that I said shit than the fact that 30,000 kids died last night. . ."
"This election many conservative Christians are waking up to the fact that they have got absolutely zip out of their misadventure in Republican party politics. For all Bush's praise-the-Lord bravado, he has done nothing to change the laws on abortion and nothing to make gay marriage illegal. Disadvantaged churchgoers in the cornfields and ever-ailing rust belt have been had, voting against their economic interests to give tax breaks to billionaires. All Bush has done is associate their name with an unpopular war and a reputation for shrill and heartless moralising.
This may be why, according to the Christian Barna Research Group, a third of young evangelicals now claim to be embarrassed about being believers. "They're tired of the hard-edged politics that the Christian right has practised in the last couple of generations," says John Green from the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life "They see all this, all this anger, without a lot to show for it." No surprise then that Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama have been dropping to their knees and taking to the pulpit to claim full electoral advantage of this disillusionment. And although many Christians will still be voting for Baptist minister Mike Huckabee, in many ways he is a throwback. Huge numbers have been persuaded that Obama or Clinton are the future of Christian America. . ."
"The face of US Christianity is changing. The old generation of leaders are dying off or getting past it: Falwell went to meet his maker earlier this year (and I reckon he had some explaining to do), and the equally unpleasant Pat Robertson (the guy who called for the assassination of Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez) is pushing 80. These people were a big deal politically. Robertson made a bid for the presidency in 1988 and actually polled ahead of Bush in the Iowa primary. But they are yesterday's men. The new breed of mega-church pastor is cut from a very different cloth. . ."
To Learn More about the Progressive Left’s “progress” in America’s Christian churches and in the UK, here is a link list to previous posts:
Obama’s Afro-Centric Church: A Non-Negotiable Commitment to Africa
United Nations Entrenched Within Most Christian Denominations
Obama’s Marxist Liberation Theology Church
National Council of Churches Supports the U.N
What Obama's Church Preaches
Christians Fight Leftists With Blogroll
CNN: Are All God’s Warriors Equivalent?
Is Your Church a Secret Sanctuary?
The Battle for American Unity
Your Mainline Christmas Sermon: Immigration and Social Justice
Pledging Your Moral Stand for Immigrants Rights
ACLU Monitoring School Handouts
Islamic law Invades Church of England School!
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