Righteous or Left Behind?
Is being right-wing compatible with being a Christian?
Christianity is based on the Bible and the words of Jesus. But following Jesus and being a Christian can be difficult when talk radio and televangelists and supposed Christian writers tell us that God is a conservative or God is a Republican.
There was a time when it was asserted that God is an Englishman. Entire Eurocentric religions are based on such a view. There are people who honestly believe that God speaks in King James English with thees and harks and so they pray that way so that God will understand them. I do not make fun of them because I used to pray that way myself before I realized that God is multilingual. He would have to be after the tower of Babel. There are religions based on Anglo-Israelism -- the idea that English are the lost tribes of Israel. Many Protestant denominations held beliefs that they are now ashamed of: slavery and anti-Semitism for example. They cannot even claim that people back in those days did not know any better. That's a lie. They did know better because history books are full of accounts of slave owners silencing their consciences because the anti-slavery societies (the predecessors of the abolition societies) constantly reminded them that slavery was wrong. They knew but they put their money ahead of doing what was right.
Likewise, scholars have known since antiquity that all the patriarchs, judges, prophets of the Old Testament were Jewish. Scholars have known since antiquity that John the Baptist, Saint Joseph and Mary, the Apostles, and the disciples were all Jewish. Jesus Bar-Joseph / Yeshua Ha-Mashiach was Jewish. So the Church had no excuse for the Inquisition or pogroms when the Bible said Jews were the apple of God's eye.
All this is background to recent history. Where were conservatives when MLK was marching peacefully for minority voting rights? They were in the Klan beating up white (and black) freedom riders. Where are conservatives today? Working for polluting companies, defending polluters, and owning stock in polluting companies. This despite the New Testament injunction to be good stewards of the Earth which came from the Old Testament where Adam and Eve got kicked out of Paradise because they sampled a species of tree that God said to leave alone. To this day, humans are still touching things (like Antarctica) that God said to leave alone because humans hold nothing sacred.
The Earth is the Lord's.
If we are looking for a model to follow, then we need look no further than Jesus. Not mean, ignorant racists or drug addicts. Harsh words but truth hurts. Ignoring the poor? Ignoring the sick (health care reform) ? Jesus said that if you ignore these you are doing it to God. Jesus said: "The poor will always be with you." He did not say ignore them. He taught by actions as well as words. He fed the poor. He healed the sick.
Is being right-wing compatible with being a Christian?
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Police: Killer targeted church for liberal views
2 people killed, seven hurt, after man opens fire in Tennessee church
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — An out-of-work truck driver accused of opening fire at a Unitarian church, killing two people, left behind a note suggesting that he targeted the congregation out of hatred for its liberal policies, including its acceptance of gays, authorities said Monday.
sworn into office
United States House of Representatives Congresswoman
with astronaut husband
Why so many pictures?
So that you can clearly see the before . . .
. . . and after.
Do not read this book if you are a dittohead.
We need to understand the cultural and historical context that gives rise to over twenty million ditto heads who weekly tune in to his radio and television programs.
Begin to understand those ideological factors that
enable seemingly educated individuals to blindly embrace sexist and racist tirades.
Journal of Radio Studies abstract
- Journal of Radio Studies abstract
Serious questions about the way political thought may be influenced by a medium--talk radio--that adheres to no standards of credibility. The author analyzes the way call screening, half‐truth, oversimplification, and undocumented opinion. Unethical,
a network of approximately 590 AM and FM affiliate stations throughout the United States on Premiere Radio Networks, a division of Clear Channel Communications, owns distribution rights to the program. Clear Channel Communications through its Premiere Radio Networks subsidiary is the syndicator for Limbaugh's radio show.
Julius Genachowski | Chairman
Julius Genachowski was nominated by President Barack Obama to a seat on the Federal Communications Commission on March 23, 2009. He was unanimously confirmed by the United States Senate on June 25, 2009, and sworn in as FCC Commissioner on June 29, 2009.
Robert M. McDowell | Commissioner
Robert M. McDowell was first appointed to a seat on the Federal Communications Commission by President George W. Bush and unanimously confirmed by the Senate in 2006. When he was reappointed to the Commission on June 2, 2009, Commissioner McDowell became the first Republican to be appointed to an independent agency by President Barack Obama. He was unanimously confirmed by the Senate on June 25, 2009.
Mignon Clyburn | Commissioner
Mignon Clyburn was nominated for a seat on the Federal Communications Commission by President Barack Obama on June 25, 2009. She was unanimously confirmed by the United States Senate on July 24, 2009, and sworn-in as Commissioner on August 3, 2009.
The FCC is directed by five Commissioners appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate for 5-year terms, except when filling an unexpired term. The President designates one of the Commissioners to serve as Chairperson. Only three Commissioners may be members of the same political party. None of them can have a financial interest in any Commission-related business.
Federal Communications Commission
445 12th Street SW
Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 1-888-CALL-FCC (1-888-225-5322)
TTY: 1-888-TELL-FCC (1-888-835-5322)
RALPH NADER: Cut off corporate welfare
- RALPH NADER: Cut off corporate welfare
Northern Michigan daily newspaper covering local, regional, and national news including local sports, video and multimedia coverage, and classified advertising.
Palm Beach County, Florida studio
Clear Channel Communications, Inc.
Clear Channel Communications, Inc. (OTCBB:CCMO)
Clear Channel Communications is a privately owned company controlled by the private equity companies Bain Capital Partners LLC and Thomas H. Lee Partners LP. Clear Channel was sold for $18.7 billion in cash plus the assumption of $8 billion in debt. The transaction closed on July 24, 2008. The operating company which technically owns Clear Channel is called CC Media Holdings, Inc.
Clear Channel Corporate
200 East Basse Road, San Antonio, TX 78209
Clear Channel Investor Relations:
Avoid public relations types who are there to get rid of you. Even if they listen, it is to tranquilize you rather than to get rid of their cash cow. Buy ownership shares in Clear Channel any way you can. Not so that they have to listen to you at stockholders meetings (and then ignore you the rest of the year) but so that they have to fire any executive who keeps him on the air.
If you are too poor to buy into Clear Channel or its parent holding company, then you still have the power to turn the dial away from any station owned by Clear Channel or its subsidiaries. We have to make him a money pit that will pull down Clear Channel, its investors, its bankers, and all of Wall Street.
This might seem to put us at odds with rich people also determined to get him off the air but they are our allies in this war. We are ultimately not interested in bankrupting Clear Channel. That is simply a tactic and part of a larger strategy aimed at getting him off the air before his influence kills us all. This refers (obviously) to his pro-pollution, pro-global warming, and pro-climate change stances. Either we the seven billion sane people of Earth win or he wins and we all die a slow agonizing death. This is not what we want for our parents and children. We do not want our grand-children's last breath to curse us for our short-sightedness.
Haters hate you.
Don't be too sure that you are immune. They stir up mentally unstable people to violence. We have seen the victims.
Some are dead.
Japan suffers a quintuple hit
- worst nuclear disaster since Hiroshima and Nagasaki
- economic downturn
- and now typhoon
177 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
Toll Free: 877-665-4466
CEO, Carbonite, Inc
Lending Tree (704) 541-5351
Life Quotes 1-800-670-5433
Select Comfort 763-551-7460
300 N. Lake Ave., Suite 1111
Pasadena, CA 91101
Inverness Medical (maker of stresstabs)
51 Sawyer Road
Waltham, MA 02021
1-800-899-7353 weekdays, 8 am. – 6 p.m. (Eastern Time.)
Hotwire Corporate Headquarters
333 Market Street, Suite 100
San Francisco, CA 94105
Sleep Number Bed
The Neptune Society of Northern California
12070 Telegraph Road ..107
Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670
Oreck Upright Vacuum Cleaners
100 Plantation Road
New Orleans, Louisiana 70123
Online contact form
Mid-West Life Insurance Company of Tennessee
9151 Grapevine Hwy.
North Richland Hills, TX 76180
Phone (800) 733-1110
(they have web banner ads on his website)
P.O. Box 2198
Memphis, TN 38101
Phone (901) 495-7185
Fax (901) 495-8374
Citracal – Mission Pharmacal
Bennett Kennedy – Citracal Product Manager
P.O. Box 786099
San Antonio, TX 78278-6099
Toll Free: 877-645-5347
credit : originally Posted on January 15, 2010 by rack jite
Conservatives Against Idiots and Racist Ways
- Conservatives Against Idiots
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Better Worlds, Cleaner Worlds in the Solar System
- Better Worlds, Cleaner Worlds in the Solar System
The world is polluted and pollution causes cancer. I pick up litter off the ground and write essays urging action to do my bit. However, it sometimes seems no one is cleaning up the Earth and no one--not ordinary citizens nor our so-called leaders--s