Sunday, May 15, 2005

Reclaiming Christianity vs. Reclaiming America

Via this post on Atrios, I found this post leading to this site, which should send shivers down the likes of Hugh Hewitt, Joe Carter, and their minions.

About the Christian Alliance for Progress:

The Christian Alliance for Progress is a national movement that started in Jacksonville, Florida among ordinary Americans who want to reclaim Christianity and change this current political picture. Members in the movement want to restore core values of Christianity while honoring diverse views about religion and Christian life. Many Americans, especially people of faith, are ready to hear from Christians who are tolerant, and who understand the many ways that our faiths impact our views of public life. The Christian Alliance advances a renewed, progressive vision of Gospel values and seeks to help Americans express this moral vision in our lives and in our politics.

Hmmm...reclaiming and Florida...where have I seen that before?

The CENTER FOR RECLAIMING AMERICA was founded in 1996 by Dr. D. James Kennedy, as an outreach of Coral Ridge Ministries for the purpose of mobilizing America’s Christians at the grassroots level. In July 2004, the CENTER introduced Dr. Gary Cass, a former Salt & Light Award winner, as its new Executive Director. As an ordained minister and former elected school board member, Gary brings a wealth of ministerial experience and political knowledge to the CENTER.

Since its founding, the CENTER has established a nationwide e-mail network of more than 500,000 concerned Christians. The CENTER provides non-partisan, non-denominational information, training, and support; enabling those interested to positively affect the culture and renew the vision of our Founding Fathers.

As a means to accomplish this mission, the CENTER focuses on five key fronts of the modern-day culture war: (1) Religious Liberties, (2) the Sanctity of Life, (3) the Homosexual Agenda, (4) Pornography, and (5) Promoting Creationism.

Given that to them, "Religious Liberties" means trashing the bill of rights, "Sanctity of Life" means interference in people's personal life decisions, "Pornography" doesn't include violence, and "Creationism" is well, "Creationism," I like the progressives much more.

I welcome their entry into the culture war.


I also like this bit from Rising Hegemon, but when it comes to bad comb-overs Benny Hinn takes the cake hands down...

I'd also add that anybody who's pulled the plug on a family member, or who has decided whether or not to have the plug pulled on themselves is automatically disqualified from recommending that the state refrain from any plug-pulling or plug-keeping-in on somebody else's behalf.

And finally, I'd extend the "no divorce" rule to any "family expert" parents of divorced children...obviously they did something wrong in God's eyes, right?

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