Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Jesus H. Christ

All you need to know about the scum who run right-wing groups like the so-called "Christian" Coalition is explained in this Washington Post story about the group's new leader, who was removed from office before he even took power.

His "sin?" He wanted to expand the group's issues beyond gay bashing and anti-choice rhetoric to include such radical causes as fighting AIDS and global warming. What a commie.

"The Rev. Joel Hunter, pastor of a nondenominational megachurch in Longwood, Fla., said he resigned as the coalition's incoming president because its board of directors disagreed with his plan to broaden the organization's agenda. In addition to opposing abortion and same-sex marriage, Hunter, 58, wanted to take on such issues as poverty, global warming and HIV/AIDS."

"My position is, unless we are caring as much for the vulnerable outside the womb as inside the womb, we're not carrying out the full message of Jesus," he said in a telephone interview yesterday. "They began to think this might threaten their base or evaporate some of their support, and they said they just couldn't go there."


That's astounding.

Seeking to battle issues like poverty and global warming is somehow "threatening" to the group's base?

They believe strongly that abortion is somehow evil and want to ban it. Fine. I disagree with them, but people have differing views on that issue. But how on earth can they be against efforts to combat poverty?

And how the hell can they actually claim to follow the teaching of Christ, who, let's face it, would basically be for the additional issues Hunter also wanted to focus on (and, of course, JHC never actually said anything about abortion or gay marriage).

Hopefully the recent election results means these hillbillies are losing political influence. And with the views they espouse, it's not hard to see why.

12 comments:

l.w.t. said...

The group was formed by Jerry Falwell, that says it all.

bally 107 said...

No there are many other groups that can fight global warming (not proved anyway) or poverty but the Christian Coalition was created for moral issues like stopping the murder of innocent babies. If this man cannot put his heart and soul fully into that battle then he has no business leading the group and it was right that he was removed. And sorry LWT but Rev. Falwell has done more good in this world than you ever have I can guarantee so save your mocking although it goes over well here. And JBK you are wrong as usual - the sin of homosexuality IS a part of God's Word: Lev 18:22-23 "You shall not lie with a male as one lies with a female; it is an abomination." Lev 20:13 "If there is a man who lies with a male as those who lie with a woman, both of them have committed a detestable act; they shall surely be put to death." 1 Cor 6:9 "Or do you not know that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals"

severin said...

How the Christian Coalition and its followers can't see poverty as a MORAL issue is pretty amazing.

memphis red said...

No sorry to you Bally 107! First of all, he said JHC never said anything about gay marriage (hey JBK - what does JC's middle initial stand for anyway? lol). He didn't say that the bible didn't say anything. Why you insist on taking the writings of some conservative church leaders over the centuries as the actual literal words of Jesus Christ or of God himself seems to me to be somewhat - oh what's that phrase again? Blasphemous!! :)

l.w.t. said...

bally 107, doesn't the bible say something about the Earth and all its creatures being part of God's will? Why would global warming NOT be an issue good Christians should be concerned about? Not to mention us just wanting to leave a better planet for the next generation if nothing else. And how can you possibly say that global warming hasn't been proved? No serious scientist who isn't bought and paid for by industry says it's not real.

I don't think you think through the causes you dismiss so easily, often just because liberals happen to believe in them strongly. Oh and by the way, I dont know what good Fallwell has or hasn't done in this world or if it's more or less than me - but I've never stolen money from old people like he has. I don't attack you personally so I will ask you not to make ridiculous statements about my character.

sarah said...

l.w.t. save your breath, in case you didn't know it bally107 usually just comes here to insult people not to make sensible arguments.

jill g. said...

Fighting AIDS and global warming and poverty are all things any religious person would be in favor of not look down on. I don't know if God would want you as his spokesperson bally 107.

cici said...

Except for a few remaining true believers (and I guess we have one there) most people ignore the Christian Coaltion these days --- even the seriously religious types think its day has come and gone. Please don't get too upset by them or their leaders.

megster said...

Please just make bally 107 and Jerry Falwell go away! lol

Not a hipster said...

Bally, not that I don't love seeing you foam at the mouth over us heathens here at too saucy, but I know a place where you'll fit right in: Right voices. They'll sing your praises, as all they do is call liberals names and instantly hate someone they've never met just because they didn't vote for Bush. Have fun! And please, come back and visit so you can try to change our evil ways by insulting us. I can't speak for anyone else, but you're only one insult away from making me a pro-life, Bush loving, commie hating right wing nut!

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severin said...

The thing is that they really don't care about the teachings of christ - they care more about political power. That's why the evangecals have positions on tax rates or gun control and were in favor of the war in Iraq. It's all about political power for them, not caring about the poor or the environment.

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