Friday, September 3, 2010

The Religious Right Rallies to fire up its' base for the November Elections

(Excerpts)  “Ten years ago,” Engle writes on his Web site, “four hundred thousand primarily young people, the consecrated ones, the Nazirites, gathered to the Mall in D.C. to fast and pray for America. Now, ten years later, the stakes couldn’t be higher. Seismic political, economic, and societal shifts are drastically reshaping California, every state, and the nation. This is the time for a great spiritual outpouring to be unleashed to meet the demand of these times.”

Newt Gingrich is the honorary chairman of Renewing American Leadership, which has advertised TheCall and other events as part of its “Pray and A.C.T.” campaign.

A slew of other Religious Right leaders and groups have also endorsed these events, including: Jim Garlow of Skyline Church and Renewing American Leadership; Chuck Colson, founder of BreakPoint  and The Colson Center; Jim Daly, president and CEO of Focus on the Family; Maggie Gallagher of the National Organization for Marriage; Mike Huckabee, former governor of Arkansas and host of  “The Mike Huckabee Show”; Bishop Harry Jackson, Jr. of the High Impact Church Coalition; Richard Land from the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission; Alan Sears of the Alliance Defense Fund and Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council, among others.

TheCall and the other confabs coming up across the country, including a 40 day fast beginning Sept. 19 and ending Oct. 30, are being pegged as “religious events.” But no one should be fooled that these are about anything other than politics.

At Engle’s events, he uses divisive rhetoric, asserting that those who are pro-life and oppose same-sex marriage are on “God’s side,” while others who believe differently are siding with the dark side or Satan.

Engle has told his base that America needs government leaders who “line up with God’s Word.”
“This is a spiritual battle; it must be won in prayer,” he said on a conference call in 2008 to develop a strategy to win passage of Proposition 8 and similar ballot initiatives in other states. ‘We need to take away the rights of the powers of darkness and bring this resolution forward.”

Sacramento’s TheCall is sure to be full of more quotable rants that carry the same not-so-subtle warning: vote only for candidates who support the Religious Right agenda or you’ll be going against God.
It’s a message that is sure to get Engle’s followers to the polls, which is just what Gingrich and his gang are hoping for.   The Wall of Separation

NOTE:  Jesus said, "My kingdom is not of this world."  It is a church is great spiritual darkness that seeks political power to make up for its lack of the Spirit of God.

"When the early church became corrupted by departing from the simplicity of the gospel and accepting heathen rites and customs, she lost the Spirit and power of God; and in order to control the consciences of the people, she sought the support of the secular power. The result was the papacy, a church that controlled the power of the state and employed it to further her own ends, especially for the punishment of 'heresy.' "   GC 443.

"In order for the United States to form an image of the beast, the religious power must so control the civil government that the authority of the state will also be employed by the church to accomplish her own ends.     Whenever the church has obtained secular power, she has employed it to punish dissent from her doctrines. Protestant churches that have followed in the steps of Rome by forming alliance with worldly powers have manifested a similar desire to restrict liberty of conscience."  GC 443.

Wrote Catherine Crier in a Huffington Post column:  "For all of those Americans who believe that our democracy is safe, you are wrong. Today, the radical Right is winning, and they know it. Sooner rather than later, we may be living in a very different country, a country that had been ours, a country that will be theirs."  Source