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Obama blasts religious right for "hijacking" religion

LJ-SEC: (ORIGINALLY POSTED BY [info]navytron89) From[info]americablog

Now THAT'S what I like to hear.

"Somehow, somewhere along the way, faith stopped being used to bring us together and faith started being used to drive us apart," the Democratic presidential candidate said in a 30-minute speech before the national meeting of the United Church of Christ.

"Faith got hijacked, partly because of the so-called leaders of the Christian Right, all too eager to exploit what divides us," the Illinois senator said.

"At every opportunity, they've told evangelical Christians that Democrats disrespect their values and dislike their church, while suggesting to the rest of the country that religious Americans care only about issues like abortion and gay marriage, school prayer and intelligent design," according to an advance copy of his speech.

"There was even a time when the Christian Coalition determined that its number one legislative priority was tax cuts for the rich," Obama said. "I don't know what Bible they're reading, but it doesn't jibe with my version."

Its nice to see that  Obama has basically given the verbal finger to the Religious Reich and told the public that they should start thinking forthemselves and stop letting the church run their lives by dividing them with Biblical fear-mongering.

Since he has basically told them off,  I'm curious to what will be the replies from the Christian Coalition and see how they react and spin-doctor their replies back to villianize him for his comments. I can see Asshat Robertson taking the first shot from his 666 Club, of course anything that he says in reply will of course make Robertson look like an even bigger asshat. 

But religious twits like Chick and others will probably pull a swift-boat anti-Christian strike against him and say all kinds of nasty rumors and question his "Christian" America values. 

I'd like to see how Faux News handles this, as they mostly ignore the Democrats or do negative spins toward their pollings to make the GOP seem all right and strong.

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Correct me if I'm wrong...

LJ-SEC: (ORIGINALLY POSTED BY [info]roseross)

I've found this community to be interesting for quite awhile now but it seems to me it is taking a different turn lately. I realize that many members here despise religion of all kinds but this group didn't used to be about that. Its members are an eclectic group coming from all faiths and none to discuss Dominionist Christianity and its encroachments on the separation of Church and State. As such, it draws many people together, despite the wide variety of spiritual beliefs held among them. Read more... )

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more on Planetshakers, and thanks

LJ-SEC: (ORIGINALLY POSTED BY [info]crazyjane13)

First of all, thank you to everyone who responded to last night's post - it was incredible to wake up and find so much information and support in the emailbox. I'm still going through all the links and info, but I've seen enough to be pretty alarmed.

more on Planetshakers )

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Ahem

LJ-SEC: (ORIGINALLY POSTED BY [info]sunfell)

Folks, let's remember the purpose of this community: to critically examine and educate people about the more virulent sub-sects of Christianity- particularly Dominionists.

This isn't a bash board. This isn't a place to whack on Atheists, Fundementalists (people who follow tenets from The Fundementals), evangelicals, Pagans, agnostics, etc.

It's really easy to step on toes since there are now so many of them. When you post consider your audience: a mixture of all sorts of faiths, and none at all. Remember that before you make comments about various practices.

If you want to rant and/or bash, do it on your own journal. That's what it's for.

Bottom line: think twice, post once. And remember that your beliefs are not necessarily identical with those of others here. This is truly a diverse board. Respect that.

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LJ-SEC: (ORIGINALLY POSTED BY [info]aycelcus) I spent the better part of last night scrolling through the entries and clicking links, having not looked at this comm since Strikethrough (where most of the posts weren't but indirectly related to Dominionism, so I really didn't get it...)

It reminded me of this creepy church I used to drive past in Georgia. It was in a retrofitted bowling alley or theatre, I think, and was called the Crusade Dominion Church. Me and my friends did not know the significance of the word Dominion at the time, but we all agreed that anything with the word "Crusade" or any form of the word "dominate" was scary. However, the sign they had posted outside was what really got my attention:

Sunday Services:                             10 am
Wednesday Night Services:           6 pm
Sunday Night Training:                    7 pm

Yes, training. We all wondered, training for what? Then someone would turn to me jokingly and say: "why don't you go in and check it out?"
Yes, let's send the pagan in the Harry Potter shirt and the winter cloak, on her way to help out with the Book Six party her local bookstore was throwing. Yeah, no.

But we always wondered.

Also, an ex of mine used to go to a church not far from there called Church in the Now, which totally looks like a Dave and Buster's, God Edition, from the road. She told me that they would often lock the doors and not let anyone leave until it was determined that they had all tithed at least the proper amount.

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