#1 Obama pastor gives Occupy protesters church11-17-2011, 04:55 PM
Obama pastor gives Occupy protesters church sanctuary. Calls for congregations nationwide to open ‘basements and halls as safe places to sleep’
Posted on November 17, 2011 at 3:09 PM EST
By Aaron Klein
A member of President Obama’s controversial faith council has offered his parish as sanctuary to Occupy protesters, calling on churches nationwide to similarly open their doors.
“It’s time to invite the Occupy Movement to church!” wrote Jim Wallis, founder of Sojourners, a ministry professing a devotion to the pursuit of “social justice.”
Wallis penned an article in his church’s magazine, also entitled Sojourners, calling for a “church sanctuary for the Occupy movement.”
Wallis was appointed to in February 2009 to the Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, a White House group replete with advocates for using religion to advance “social justice.”
Wallis reportedly is a spiritual adviser to Obama and has known the president for years.
Writing in his magazine, Wallis suggested that Thanksgiving is the “perfect occasion” for churches to aid the Occupy movement.
“Open our church basements and parish halls as safe places to sleep — shelter and sanctuary as cold weather descends upon many of our cities,” he wrote.
“The Occupy movement needs a sanctuary. And what better safe and welcome place could these young people find than with communities of faith?
“As we provide that safe sanctuary for a new generation of protesters who dream of a better world, let us also engage them in the spirituality of the change they seek.”
Continued Wallis: “Concentrations of wealth and power, unfairness in our political process, the loss of opportunity — especially for the next generation — and the alarming rise of poverty in the world’s richest nation are all fundamental concerns for people of faith.”
“So let’s invite the young occupiers into our churches and ministries for good conversation and a great meal,” he added.
Wallis recommended churches provide Turkey dinner to the Occupiers, remarking the protesters are likely sick of pizza.
He blasted New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg for clearing out Zuccotti Park of protesters earlier this week.
“Bloomberg is the poster child for the ‘1 percent,’’ wrote Wallis. “He is the archetypal wealthy man who bought political power, and the uprising in his city to challenge what he himself stands for has made the mayor uncomfortable about the protests since the beginning.”
Wallis is founder of the Sojourners ministry as well as a progressive magazine also titled Sojourners.
He is a socialist activist who has championed communist causes and previously labeled the U.S. “the great captor and destroyer of human life.”
The Associated Baptist Press described Wallis as a “politically progressive evangelical and longtime advocate for the poor.” The Huffington Post identified Wallis as a “Christian author and social-justice advocate.”
http://kleinonline.wnd.com/2011/11/17/123-2/The difference between pigs and people is that when they tell you you're cured it isn't a good thing.
11-17-2011, 05:00 PM
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- Locked in a Dungeon, being tortured and LOVING IT!
Let them, and when they are knee deep in the hippy doo doo, we can laugh as they kick them out.Rest In Peace America
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11-17-2011, 05:01 PM
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Bill Ayers is teaching them some moves in Chicago!
obama is going to be welded to this movement!
11-17-2011, 05:43 PM
There are things I agree with Wallis about, but this isn't one of them.
11-17-2011, 06:16 PM
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This is the "Social Justice" of which G Beck has spoken about.
11-17-2011, 06:45 PM
I'm watching that live feed of theirs and it's just a kid with an electronic vid cam running next to a bunch of nuts chanting OWS slogans, blowing air horns and...the drums!!!!:eek::D
It's too bad they are on the sidewalks, those widdle police scooters would make great gas attack ships...:DMay the FORCE be with you!
11-17-2011, 05:01 PM
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Need to throw in a "God damn America!" there to make it complete.Olde-style, states' rights conservative. Ask if this concept confuses you.
11-17-2011, 06:33 PM
This movement needs a dose of Church. Some of the most effective leaders of social change in this country were deeply religious people. There are many values that the left needs to reapproriate that are taught in church. There needs to be a sense of higher purpose, of dedication and self-sacrifice that comes from religion.
Most importantly, the living fire of the Holy Spirit can be lit inside the hearts of these people, burn brightly, and make them able to withstand any level of resistance that nay-sayers or police throw at them.
Any insecure idiot with a badge trying to feel like a tough guy can beat up women and the elderly at a protest. Any immature moron protester trying to "stick it to the man" like a whiny teenager can assault police and cry when the teargas comes at them.
What the people in this movement need is true strength, strength that comes from God, the strength to be mocked, belittled, even assaulted and still love the people doing it to them. If a righteous protester is pepper sprayed by the police, they should feel only love and sympathy for the police officer, who is also in the working class. If a righteous protester decides they must engage in civil disobedience, they should NEVER answer violence with more violence, but take their punishments and continue on strong. They should get away from the drug-fueled carnival and focus more on the dedicated social change.
If the people can keep up with their level of persistence, and emphasize the values of self-sacrifice, non-violence, and hard work, they will win this struggle. Going to church will help them to rid the movements of it's bad qualities and strengthen it's good qualities.
The living flame of the Holy Spirit inside of dedicated people is stronger than any use of force. all I see or hear is negativity and hate, but if these protesters are able to accept the hatred coming from their enemies and love them back, they cannot lose.
The churches are doing the right thing by opening their doors to the protesters, and the protesters should do the right thing by opening their hearts to the churches.Originally Posted by Adam Smith - Wealth of Nations
11-17-2011, 06:40 PMOriginally Posted by Adam Smith - Wealth of Nations
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