“Eleven o’clock Sunday morning is the most segregated hour in America,” is a familiar statement that Martin Luther King, Jr. used in many speeches. What you probably don’t know is the identity of the man who first made that statement in a 1950s Reader’s Digest article on racism. The article was written by Dr. King’s friend, evangelist Billy Graham. For the purpose of this article, let’s agree that the statement is true. Is that necessarily a bad or racist thing? If most of your church members have the same racial identity, does that really make your church a racist church? Read the rest of this entry »
One of the things that make me the angriest is watching or hearing preachers on television and on the radio pimping the Gospel into a “pay God to get healing, blessing and money” Gospel. We have a bozo in the Rio Grande Valley selling 5 wishes for $100, and just last week, I saw a preacher on Word TV selling a “blessed dollar” for 10 dollars. THIS IS OBSCENE and goes against the very Bible they pretend to believe and represent. When Simon tried to buy the power of the Holy Spirit (in Acts 8:20), Peter told him, literally, “to hell with you and your money.” Lean into your computer screen and hear this: GOD’S GIFTS ARE NOT FOR SALE!
Here is a video sampling of “prosperity Gospel” followed by an angry preacher setting them straight. Watch both videos, then read the Apostle Paul’s words below.
According to exit polls yesterday, Republicans took the whupping they did because most Americans are unhappy with Bush’s handling of the War in Iraq. Repeatedly, the President has urged patience, and says that “we will stand down when the Iraqis stand up”. But we continue to see the ethnic violence escalate, and watch Iran pour money, firearms and true-believer terrorists into the streets of Iraq. So what is the answer? And don’t just say, “Bush lied.” How do we win the war? Read the rest of this entry »
Looking ahead to the 2008 presidential election, conservatives do not have an easy choice. The Democrat frontrunners are all liberals, and so are most of the Republican leaders (Guliani, McCain, etc.). Outside of a long-shot, like Congressman Duncan Hunter, the most promising candidate is Mitt Romney, the Governor of Massachusetts. He is conservative, attractive and has lots of crossover appeal. The problem? Mitt Romney is a Mormon.