The More We Learn, the Worse It Gets

It was bad enough that a hate group (the American Family Association) and a host of controversial figures (here and here) were behind Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s prayer extravaganza next month in Houston’s Reliant Stadium. But those names only scratch the surface of extremism linked to the August 6 event. The Dallas Morning News is reporting about some of the other sponsors:

C. Peter Wagner, a Colorado evangelist, has advocated burning the statues of Catholic saints and other non-Protestant religious objects, including those of Mormons and American Indians. He also supports putting business, government and the media under Christian control.

San Antonio megapastor John Hagee, who is scheduled to speak, has said Hitler was part of God’s plan to create a Jewish state and describes the Catholic Church as the “Whore of Babylon.” He preaches an end-times theology that advocates bombing Iran.

Another pastor on the event’s website, Mike Bickle of the International House of Prayer in Kansas City, Mo., has claimed that Oprah Winfrey will be a “pastor” of a “Harlot Babylon preparing the nations to receive the Antichrist.”

A spokesman for Gov. Perry told the Dallas Morning News that the focus of the event should be on prayer and fasting, not its extremist sponsors. Oh, sure. “Ignore the men behind the curtain,” we’re told.

Well, no. It’s important that Texans stand up to those who cynically use faith and associate with extremists to promote their political ambitions and agendas. Sign on to an open letter that calls on Gov. Perry “to make this gathering open to speakers and attendees of all faiths and welcoming of people of good will who are not affiliated with a faith tradition.” Moreover, the letter calls on the governor “to demonstrate your commitment to religious tolerance by ending the association between your office and the American Family Association.” And Gov. Perry, end your event’s association with other hateful and divisive extremists. Sign on to open the letter here.

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  1. Posted July 12, 2011 at 2:56 am | Permalink

    There are Christians and there are Xians. I like many Christians, they’re neat people and the ones who don’t tell people how great they are, are usually the best Christians. They love everyone and every one seems to love them.

    Then there are the Xians. Xians HATE EVERYBODY WHO IS NOT EXACTLY THEM.

    They are frightening and the most frightening thing about them is that they are the kind of people the Governor of Texas like to be with. Like it or not, we are judged by the company we keep. If you associate with toxic people, YOU are toxic. Does it surprise any intelligent Texan that Perry is a Xian?

    I clearly remember the first time that he was going up for election on his own. I do not recall who ran against him, but the tagline for his ads were, “We didn’t vote for him, we don’t have to keep him.”

    A big difficulty I see in Texas and the rest of the south is that all of their politics is based on HATE and HATE ALONE. Why is this state a Republican state? Because another Texan had the gall to give “negras and hespaniks” the right to vote. A pledge card going around in Republican circles that longs for the “good old days of slavery” that both Santorum and Bachman have sighed. Does anyone want to have any one know that you voted for those bigots?

    Here we are, 45, 50 years that all people have the right to vote and Republicans are still trying to gerrymander districts for one reason and one reason only…to make it as hard as possible for people who are legally permitted to vote are told to go to one place and the other place says no and two or three other places and then they finally give up.

    Rick Perry is unfit for being governor of the State of Texas. He has murdered at least ONE innocent man and is the antiChrist in that he does not do what Jesus told all his disciples to do.

    In short, he hasn’t got a chance in hell that he will ever sit behind the oval office unless he’s justr there visiting.

  2. Posted July 9, 2011 at 5:48 pm | Permalink

    Dr Samuel Johnson, quoter extrordinaire, quoted “Patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel” in what is obviously the greatest coverup in Anglo American history. Where do the patriotic scoundrels go when caught with their pockets down?

    Religion of course!!

  3. Charles
    Posted July 9, 2011 at 11:33 am | Permalink

    You are of course quite correct David. Most of the people here at TFN Insider are well aware of the Dominionists and 7 Mountains people—their plans—and their stealth strategy, such as quietly taking over the Christian homeschool movement through bogus learning materials.

    I think the great problem is that the average American citizen and the average Christian in the pew knows absolutely nothing about these organizations, their plans, their strategies, their methods of operation, and the dangers they pose to the Christian faith and our country. They also are not aware that much of what these organizations believe is actually heresy, and they are not aware that it has already sneaked its way into their own pastors’ heads, some of what they are taught at church, and much of what they see in so-called Christian media and parachurch organizations.

    The sad truth of the matter is that this national hysteria about Islam and the threat it poses to Christianity and our country is largely unfounded. That same hysteria needs to be rightly redirected at Dominionism, those who follow lead it, and those who consciously follow it. Indeed, they are already here and already engaged in ACTUALLY DOING what the vast majority of the American people fear that the Islamists would do if they could get a similar foothold.

    And how is that possible? The Bible says that it is because of Satan’s ability to blind people from awareness of the acid that is eating them alive. And just like the ancient Jews in the Bible did over, and over, and over, and over again, they will not realize any of it until the moment when they are shackled and led away as captives into Babylon.

    Listening Babs Cargill?

  4. Posted July 9, 2011 at 10:50 am | Permalink

    “A low profile diffuses resistance from the opposition.”

    It is important to point out that these people with whom Perry has chose to align himself (and by extension the State of Texas) are Dominionists/Seven Mountains. Their goal is to destroy the federal republic of the USA and set up a Christian theocracy here in the US.

    It is high time that the American people who value their constitutionally guaranteed freedoms educate themselves, their loved ones, and neighbors as to just how dangerous Dominionist/Seven Mountains theology is to the US and educate others.

    “The goal is not just to have Christians in high places … and realize that stealth authority and influence are much preferred over overt authority and influence. A low profile diffuses resistance from the opposition. Political righteousness isn’t determined by whether someone calls himself a Christian or not anyway. That’s established by whether the political values they are prepared to defend or establish are actually righteous.” – Johnny Enlow, Daystar Church, Atlanta, Georgia

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dominionism
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dominion_Theology
    http://www.theocracywatch.org/dominionism.htm

    http://www.reclaim7mountains.com/
    http://7mountainstrategy.com/blog/
    http://futuristguy.wordpress.com/2009/01/28/examining-the-seven-mountains-movement/
    http://planetpov.com/2009/12/20/the-7-mountains-of-influence-in-culture-and-why-you-should-be-concerned/

    If you read these you may come away thinking these folks are just a fringe group in our society, but they are deadly serious. Do not let the inconceivability of what they suggest and want allow you to brush them off as inconsequential. –David.

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