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3 blind mice "If the blind lead the blind, then
  they all fall into the ditch."
{ Matthew 15:14 }

 


There's nothing "religious"  or
 "right" about unsuspecting sheep
being mislead by blind shepherds !

There are kudos re: this article
at bottom of page.

Clergy & other leaders
of "religious" organizations :

The "Reverends" Jim Bakker and Jimmy Swaggart, David Koresh and Jim Jones were not the first charismatic charlatans to lead gullible religious people astray.  And they won't be the last.  Jones and Koresh took most of their followers with them to the grave.  Not so the followers of Bakker and Swaggart, many of whom may now be following the likes of Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson,  if not Bakker and Swaggart themselves!
        [ Our apologies to blind people, who don't deserve to be associated in any way with people who have eyes to see and choose not to see – which is what Jesus was talking about when he warned against "the blind leading the blind".--  It is so cruel and benighted when people look down on those who are sightless through no fault of their own.  Some so-called Christians have even been known to blame such people for their sightlessness!  How sad.  Such ignorance is a far more tragic affliction than the inability to see!

Before we get into the more famous of the church's "blind mice", we would like to call your attention to some lesser rodents of the "Religious Right".  But if you can't wait, you may go immediately to blind leader Pat Robertson or to blind leader Jerry Falwell.

To Rayosun :
        "You are among the most dispicable(sic) line of those that I have encountered who attempt to attack and denigrade (sic) the Word of God.  A "bottom feeder" you are and trying to feed the same "draught" you feed on to others."
        And then again on 7/10/02 : "But, oh Sunofsatan, YOU do not believe the Bible is correct!  So, by what verse do you judge me?  And, what about yourself evil one?"
        If this "Rev." has ever read the following teaching of Jesus, it appears not to have made much of a dent on his character : { Matthew 5: 22 }

"You have heard that it was said to those of ancient times, 'You shall not murder'; and 'whoever murders shall be liable to judgment.'  But I say to you that if you are angry with a brother or sister, you will be liable to judgment; and if you insult a brother or sister, you will be liable to the council; and if you say, 'You fool,' you will be liable to the hell of fire."

It's not the personal stuff that bothers me most about Rev. Ron, however. The real reason this preacher and his "significant other" deserve a special place on our "Blind Leaders" page is because they have brought hypocrisy to a whole new level.  It seems that while they have been spending countless hours threatening homosexuals with hell fire, unless and until they turn away from their sinful life style, they themselves have been openly living in sin.
        If you count Dolly's adultery for marrying Ron after divorcing her true husband, and Ron's adultery for living with a woman not his true wife, they are publicly living in at least double adultery.  But Dollie, who often joins Rev. Ron in proclaiming the sinfulness of homosexuality online, defends her adultery as follows:

"Ron and Dolly (i.e. herself) have a very faithful marriage, thank you.  Ron and Dolly know better than to think they could control the actions of their previous spouses.  Ron and Dolly also know that those who presume to know what happened in Ron and Dolly's previous marriages need to get a better grip on paying that kind of attention and expounding that amount of energy to their own marriages.  Ron and Dolly also know that there are many marriages that are that long in length that are unhappy and need something to revive them.  Ron and Dolly suggest those that continue to be obsessed with Ron and Dolly's marriage and previous marriages put that time and energy into their OWN marriages to help revive them.  Ron and Dolly thank you for butting out of their lives and paying attention to your own.  It's clear that your own lives are sadly lacking in attention and vitality."

And RevRonC1 proclaims that Mike and his gay partner have no business reminding heterosexuals about Jesus' teaching on divorce and remarriage : (see Mark 10 below:)
        "Very well said my love (addressing his own wife's comments), but you have to remember that mikeymg doesn't have a "marriage" as defined by God who "invented" and "defined" marriage.  So therefore, there is nothing that mikey should be putting his attention and energy into in that arena.  But, you are correct, if their lives and marriages are that great, what are they doing spending so much time in here away from their loved ones????  Plus digging into our lives???  At least wherever we go, we go together. 

According to Mark, Ch. 10:2-12

"Some Pharisees came, and to test Jesus they asked, "Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife?"  He answered them, "What did Moses command you?"  They said, "Moses allowed a man to write a certificate of dismissal and to divorce her."
          But Jesus said to them, "Because of your hardness of heart he wrote this commandment for you.  But from the beginning of creation, 'God made them male and female.'  'For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.' So they are no longer two, but one flesh.  Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate."
        Then in the house the disciples asked him again about this matter.  He said to them, "Whoever divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery against her;  and if she divorces her husband and marries another, she commits adultery."


"Liberals Like Christ" have reservations about the bible, and deny that every verse of Scripture is equally inspired, they don't feel compelled to follow all Scripture literally themselves and they don't preach that others do so.
        But for conservatives, who insist that every verse of the Bible is equally inspired   a n d  inerrant, to try to excuse and defend divorce and remarriage, which Jesus condemned in no uncertain terms, is the epitome of hypocrisy !!!!!  Such Conservatives want to be as liberal as can be in secret, when it suits them , while condemning others for being liberal openly and honestly !!!!
        "Conservatives" can be so strict when it comes to applying Scripture to others, and so "Liberal" when it comes to applying it to themselves !
        Rev. Ron claims that his Harvestime Ministries is dedicated to "promoting the Gospel of Jesus Christ throughout the World", but for Ron and Dolly, that doesn't mean that Mark 10:1-12 (above) needs to be obeyed in their own bedroom!


        ( I welcome any well-documented examples such as these.  Just send them to me at Ray@LiberalsLikeChrist.Org .  If that doesn't work on your computer, just use that handle in your e-mail program.)

"Christian" conservative voters have such
inspired leaders to guide their votes these days,
like these wealthiest preachers in America :

PatRobertson Is the Rev. Pat Robertson
really a "man of God" ?
Or is he rather

"a man of Gold" ?

"You say you're supposed to be nice to the Episcopalians and the Presbyterians and the Methodists and this, that, and the other thing.  Nonsense, I don't have to be nice to the spirit of the Antichrist."
( Robertson on his TV program, The 700 Club, 1/14/1991 )

"I know this is painful for the ladies to hear, but if you get married, you have accepted the headship of a man, your husband.  Christ is the head of the household and the husband is the head of the wife, and that's the way it is, period."  
( Robertson newsletter, 9/11/1992 )
      .  "[The] feminist agenda is not about equal rights for women.  It is about a socialist, anti-family political movement that encourages women to leave their husbands, kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism and become lesbians." 
 Pat Robertson, in a fundraising letter.

Many Conservative Christians have no problem with millionaire "Rev." Pat Robertson's professing to represent Jesus of Nazareth, who was no friend of the rich.  But there is a great deal about this shadowy man behind the "Christian Coalition" that should trouble any Christian, no matter how "Conservative".  Most of the quotes below are from the recent book by journalist James Retter, called Anatomy of a Scandal.
        When Pat Robertson (son of a U.S. Senator, lawyer, big business man, TV evangelist and Conservative leader) decided to run for the presidency (as a Republican) in 1988, he "made integrity and moral values the core issues of his presidential campaign.  In the speech for his declaration of candidacy, he said, 'We must bring back the old-fashioned concept of moral restraint and abstinence before marriage.' " (p.174)
        Now, when asked if it was true, as reported in the Wall Street Journal, that his own marriage had occurred on Aug. 27, 1954, just 2 1/2 months before his son was born, Robertson claimed that he was married six months earlier.  In an 10/08/87 interview with the Washington Post, he said, "I did give an honest answer" explaining that he and his wife have always considered March 22 (his own birthday) the day they were married because "our son was conceived on that day."   The couples' legal marriage on August 27, 1954, "to us, wasn't any big deal." Pat&Rudy
        The candidate told the Washington Post on 10/8/97 that it would be an error to suggest that 'there had been a pattern of deceptions' in his writings and speeches.  He said he may have occasionally  – and inadvertently -  said something 'imprecise,' and that he may have used a 'malapropism' on occasion.  But he added emphatically 'I have not lied about my marriage or anything.' " (p. 172-3)   "But the questions kept coming.  An angrier Robertson said,  ' I think it is outrageous to pry into a man's past and try to do damage to a man's wife and children under the guise of journalism.' " (p. 174)

Rev. Doctor Robertson

An episcopal priest and college professor, who also earned a law degree wrote me this note about the so-called "Rev. Doctor Robinson":
        "When he ran for president years ago, he told people he had a law degree from Oxford. Being a lawyer myself, I found that quite impressive. But I had to wonder, why would a man with this kind of education say such stupid things on such a regular basis. So, I did a little investigation. The truth is, Robertson attended a non-credit summer course at Oxford. He didn't get a degree there. Indeed, I seem to remember that he never completed a degree anywhere. As someone who's been through the brutal process of law school and admission to the Florida Bar, I have little respect for anyone who would tell such a pathetic lie as Pat told, one which was so easily discovered."


However disturbing the dishonesty about his "private life"   – because of the hypocrisy of such a man posing as a miracle-working evangelist and as a missionary –   it pales in comparison to what "Rev." Pat Robertson has been doing on the world and national scenes.  Few people who see this preacher on TV have any knowledge of Pat Robertson, the diamond and gold miner of Zaire and close friend of its' murderous dictator-president.

"Until recently (President Mobutu) was one of the world's longest-reigning dictators . . .  coming to power in 1960, when civil war broke out after the then-Republic of the Congo gained independence from Belgium.  In Cold War days it was important turf, and the United States and Russia were locked in a bitter conflict, backing opposite sides.  With assistance from the CIA, Mobutu emerged victorious in 1965. . .  During the Reagan years, Mobutu let the CIA use Zaire to launch a secret war against communists in neighboring Angola.  The U.S. gave him more than $1 billion in aid and helped him get millions in World Bank loans.  They ignored his corruption because he was furthering U.S. policy." (pp. 177-78)
        "With the enormous natural resources Zaire possesses, it should not only be the richest country in Africa, but one of the richest in the world." (p. 180)  Yet, " under Mobutu, Zaire lacked public transportation, telephones, and health care.  Entire cities were without electricity.  The economy collapsed.   The per capita income dropped from $500 a year in the early '70's to an estimated $115 in 1992.  Inflation ran as high as 12,000 percent. (p. 178)
        During this period Pat Robertson took an interest in Zaire.  But while he was supposedly doing missionary work there, he was actually engaged, with the blessings of his unofficial partner, Mobutu, in a very lucrative diamond mining and exporting company, which later expanded to include gold and timber as well.
        By 1992 the people of Zaire decided they had had enough.  "One day in Feb. 1992, hundreds of thousands of Christians poured into the streets of Kinshasa for a pro-democracy rally after church services, demanding resumption of " (a year-long conference designed to move the country towards democracy, which the president had been thwarting at every turn.)   "It was the biggest political demonstration in Zaire since the country gained independence.  Mobutu's soldiers opened fire, killing about 200." (p. 178)
        "Mobutu was in trouble, so among other things, he called Pat Robertson.  Less than three weeks later, Robertson was on the state-controlled television station (wearing his "Evangelist" hat), embracing Mobutu, calling him a fine Christian, reportedly saying, according to the 1/26/97 Virginian Pilot: 'You don't have to worry about the political situation because God loves your country, you only have to care about the kingdom of God.  Mobutu is a good man.  He got his power from God." (p 178-79)
        "The dictator's horrific human-rights record and refusal to embrace democracy  (did not disturb this "man of God", but it )  led to the withdrawal in 1993 of economic aid from Zaire's three main trading partners – the United Sates, France, and Belgium.  The new Clinton administration was taking a hard line and barred Mobutu from entering the country." ( p. 179)
        (Two years later, Mobutu gave a lavish welcome to Robertson, whereupon) "the two held a press conference.  Robertson was 'highly critical' of Clinton's sanctions against Mobutu and promised to enlist the help of Republicans like Jesse Helms   (Christian Coalition stalwart and chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations committee) to change the U.S. position. ( p. 179)
        "Robertson was comingling business and religion with a brutal dictator who looted and killed his own people.  Human-rights organizations charge Mobutu with personally ordering the execution of hundreds of his countrymen.  None of this ever seemed to bother Robertson, who ignored warnings from his followers as well as from the State Department that he was helping to prolong a reign of terror."  (p. 180)

        During this period pilots who worked in Robertson's "Operation Blessings" reported that their work in Zaire didn't involve charity for the poor but enrichment for Pat Robertson.  Is this what made Operation Blessing qualify for one of the first "faith-based initiatives" grants (for $ 500,000) doled out by George W. Bush the administration ?!? See
Tom Paine's article on this monstrous grant.  &

        See this site about
Pat Robertson and/or the Christian Coalition
        This is all about Robertson's role in the
Central America liberation struggles of the 1980's .
        Check out this spoof on Pat Robertson :
warning to American Christians not to be misled by Jesus!
        "We have enough votes to run the country. And when the people say, 'We've had enough,' we are going to take over."
– Pat Robertson, in a speech given to the April, 1980 "Washington for Jesus" rally,  quoted from Robert Boston, The Most Dangerous Man in America, p. 29.

" If Christian people work together, they can succeed during this decade in winning back control of the institutions that have been taken from them over the past 70 years. Expect confrontations that will be not only unpleasant but at times physically bloody.... This decade will not be for the faint of heart, but the resolute. Institutions will be plunged into wrenching change. We will be living through one of the most tumultuous periods of human history. When it is over, I am convinced God's people will emerge victorious." – Pat Robertson's Perspective Oct-Nov 1992.
        We at the Christian Coalition are raising an army who cares. We are training people to be effective – to be elected to school boards, to city councils, to state legislatures, and to key positions in political parties.... By the end of this decade, if we work and give and organize and train, the Christian Coalition will be the most powerful political organization in America. – Pat Robertson, in a fundraising letter, July 4, 1991.
        "There is no such thing as separation of church and state in the Constitution. It is a lie of the Left and we are not going to take it anymore." – Pat Robertson, address to his American Center for Law and Justice, November, 1993.
        " The Constitution of the United States, for instance, is a marvelous document for self-government by the Christian people. But the minute you turn the document into the hands of non-Christian people and atheistic people they can use it to destroy the very foundation of our society. And that's what's been happening." – Pat Robertson, The 700 Club television program, December 30, 1981.
        "Only Christians and Jews in Government Individual Christians are the only ones really – and Jewish people, those who trust God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob – are the only ones that are qualified to have the reign, because hopefully, they will be governed by God and submit to Him." – Pat Robertson, The 700 Club television program, January 11, 1985, defending his stance that only Christians and Jews are fit to hold public office I never said that in my life ... I never said only Christians and Jews. I never said that. – Pat Robertson, Time magazine, after having been confronted regarding his statement on The 700 Club of January 11, 1985.
        "When I said during my presidential bid that I would only bring Christians and Jews into the government, I hit a firestorm. "What do you mean?" the media challenged me. "You're not going to bring atheists into the government? How dare you maintain that those who believe in the Judeo-Christian values are better qualified to govern America than Hindus and Muslims?" My simple answer is, "Yes, they are." – Pat Robertson, The New World Order, p. 218.
        "If anybody understood what Hindus really believe, there would be no doubt that they have no business administering government policies in a country that favors freedom and equality.... Can you imagine having the Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini as defense minister, or Mahatma Gandhi as minister of health, education, and welfare? The Hindu and Buddhist idea of karma and the Muslim idea of kismet, or fate condemn the poor and the disabled to their suffering.... It's the will of Allah. These beliefs are nothing but abject fatalism, and they would devastate the social gains this nation has made if they were ever put into practice." – Pat Robertson, The New World Order, p. 219.

        "The truth is that people of minority groups, whether they're African American, Hispanics, Asians or whoever, have been denied opportunity in the past in the United States. And there is, without question, an incredible effort on the part of the media and Hollywood screenwriters etc., to elevate these minorities into positions of prominence, at least if nothing else in fictional stories. You look at Morgan Freeman who is a tremendous actor. He started off playing a chauffeur in Driving Miss Daisy and then they elevated him to head of the CIA and then they elevated him to President and in his last role they made him God. I just wonder, isn't Rush Limbaugh right to question the fact, is he that good an actor or not? And was there a preference given? The same thing with the quarterback, did they give him a break? And are the media giving him a break or not?"  --Pat Robertson -Oct. 3rd, 2003 edition of the 700 Club on CBN

Contrast that to Robertson's admiration for his fellow rich, white, protestant, Republican allies like G.W. Bush and Arnold Shwartzeneggar.  It's amazing how Robertson can question how a black man like Freeman can be a success in the fictional world of Hollywood, but not question the success of George W. Bush, who despite being rejected by Texas University, and then being a mediocre student at Yale and Harvard, and a failure at the several businesses he was involved with, (except for the ball team which succeeded at the expense of the local tax-payers who paid for his team's ball park), was a drunk who drove while incapacitated, and possibly a drug user as well, but was lucky enough to have a media that would hide his dismal record so that he could become a mediocre governor and then be proclaimed a great president with no achievements to justify that record !         Robertson's latest African Dictator buddy is the murderous fellow Baptist preacher Charles Taylor, embattled ruler of Liberia ( until he was finally removed from office. ):
        Pat Robertson, business partner of Liberian dictator Charles Taylor, defended the man Monday saying, "...we're undermining a Christian, Baptist president to bring in Muslim rebels to take over the country. And how dare the president of the United States say to the duly elected president of another country, 'You've got to step down.'"
        Charles Taylor has been accused by the UN of dealing in "conflict" diamonds and gun smuggling supporting atrocities in Sierra Leone including rape, mutilations and murder. The hands of some victims are hacked off as a message to prevent the people from voting. Taylor also has ties to al Qaeda. Faced with charges such as these Taylor has blithely responded, "Jesus Christ was accused of being a murderer in his time."         Pat Robertson entered into a partnership with the Liberian government in a gold mining venture four years ago. Taylor and Robertson have together staged large religious rallies where attendance was often compulsory.         "I have never met Taylor in my life. I don't know what he has done or hasn't done" Robertson told his audience. Relying on ignorance to exonerate himself and a "Baptist President" Robertson has scandalized many conservative Christians. According to the Washington Post, Richard Land, head of the Southern Baptist Convention's public policy arm, said "I would say that Pat Robertson is way out on his own, in a leaking life raft, on this one."

RalphReedRalph Reed,
former head of the Christian Coalition

hired as a consultant to Enron and President Bush,
close ally of criminal lobbyist Jack Abramoff,
leader of the Republican Party in Georgia,
rejected as candidate for Lt. Governor of Georgia.

"It's like guerrilla warfare. If you reveal your location, all it does is allow your opponent to improve his artillery bearings. It's better to move quietly, with stealth, under cover of night. You've got two choices: You can wear cammies and shimmy along on your belly, or you can put on a red coat and stand up for everyone to see. It comes down to whether you want to be the British army in the Revolutionary War or the Viet Cong. History tells us which tactic was more effective. – Ralph Reed, Los Angeles Times, March 22, 1992, admitting that he wants to deceive us regarding his true aims.
        "I want to be invisible. I do guerrilla warfare. I paint my face and travel at night. You don't know it's over until you're in a body bag. You don't know until election night." – Ralph Reed, Norfolk Virginian-Pilot, November 9, 1991.
        "We should resist the temptation to identify our religious convictions with the platform of a party or the platitudes of favored politicians".   – Ralph Reed, lying to the public about the Christian Coalition's agenda in 1996.

Jay Rogers reviewing Ralph Reed's Politically Incorrect in "Chalcedon Report," 2/95

"Most politically active Christians don't want equal time with homosexuals, abortionists, animal worshipping pagans, witches, radical feminists and pornographers. We want them silenced and mercifully disciplined according to the word of God."

See What-would-Jesus-think.info/about/about/RalphReedGQ.html, a very well researched and thorough article about Ralph Reed.
Rev. Jerry FalwellJerry Falwell UNMASKED!

the truth according to Jerry Falwell :

"I hope I live to see the day, when, as in the early days of our country, we won't have any public schools.  The churches will have taken them over again and Christians will be running them.  What a happy day that will be!"  & – Rev Jerry Falwell, America Can Be Saved, 1979 pp. 52-53, from Albert J Menendez and Ed Doerr, The Great Quotations on Religious Freedom
        Extreme and mean-spirited views surface throughout this book, which Falwell tried in vain to disown. His attitude toward the poor and unemployed is a good example – especially in light of Jesus' frequent concern for the less fortunate. Falwell assumes that everyone without a job is lazy and unwilling to work. He calls people on state assistance "that lazy, trifling bunch lined up in unemployment offices who would not work in a pieshop [sic] eating the holes out of donuts." It's worth keeping in mind that these nasty passages appeared in a book that was published in 1979 – a time, like today, when many people were unemployed through no fault of their own. The sluggish economy of the late '70s threw millions of Americans out of work. Many could not find jobs even though they were eager to do so. (The unemployment rate in 1979 was about 6 percent.) Falwell had no sympathy. "My edict for them is, Let them starve," he wrote. Later, he compared the jobless to dogs, telling an anecdote about a friend who once gave him two Irish setters that were used to eating only expensive cuts of meat. When Falwell gave them regular dog food, the dogs at first turned up their noses but soon began to eat it, realizing there would be nothing else. Comments Falwell, "And if we let these bums get hungry enough, they will find a job and they will go to work and become productive citizens."
        "Billy Graham is the chief servant of Satan in America."

Why didn't God wise up and help the Rev. Jerry Falwell remove President William Jefferson Clinton from office?  If God only knew what Rev. Falwell claimed to know, he could have saved this well-financed "man of God" the trouble of lying, bearing false witness, and cheating to get this job done!
        Maybe God didn't have a VCR or the money to even buy "The Clinton Chronicles", a videotape that Falwell first promoted and then tried to repudiate, when its dishonesty was uncovered.  The videotape purported to show in living color all kinds of evidence that the former Governor of Arkansas was a wholesale thief of public funds, a major drug dealer, and a sinister murderer of some 50 odd people.
        ( On the Charles Grodin's CNBC national television show Newsweek reporter Jonathan Alter charged on 2/19/98 :) "You have a video out (Clinton Chronicles) which bears false witness – which is really a sin – against President Clinton.  You accuse him of murder. "
        ( Rev. Falwell responded:)  "That is totally untrue.  Citizens for Honest Government in Calif. produced that film.   I was given a single copy, and gave that particular copy to someone in Wash., who then accused me of circulating it.  We did not."  ( In response to the reporter's follow-up question,) "You give the introduction to the film!"   Falwell countered "I did not introduce the film, and you're wrong."   (The reporter followed up: "Did you not participate in that video?")   Falwell responds: "Absolutely not! (Charles Grodin asks, "Are you on the tape, Reverend?)   Falwell responds: "I don't know if they put me on the tape or not."   Responding to press inquiries, Falwell's spokesman, Mark Demoss: "We had no involvement with the video until long after the fact.   The only role of Rev. Falwell was to tell the American people about it."   Now, don't you think a "man of God" who is charging the President of the United States of dishonesty ought to begin by being honest himself? Or are "men of God" above such laws?  Has this leader of Christian Conservatives simply forgotten what he wrote in direct mailings four years ago, asking his millions of supporters to "help me produce a national television documentary which will expose shocking new facts about Bill Clinton", which I will make available "as soon as I can raise approximately $40,000 needed to produce this video?"
        Was the Washington Post imagining things when it wrote on May 21, 1994, "Evangelist Jerry Falwell is selling a videotape that contains scathing attacks on President Clinton, charging, among other things, that the president ordered the murders of 'countless people'?"   That same month, (on CNN's show "Crossfire", Falwell represented and defended this video, saying among other things: )  "I have on hours of videotapes produced the comments, the testimonies, the view of the Arkansas people who are saying these things."  When the video's actual producer was asked about the Rev. Falwell's role in the "Clinton Chronicles", Pat Matrisciana, the founder of Citizens for Honest Government: )  "He did some info-mercials – he bought time and would ask for a donation – and (thereby) sold lots and lots of videos.   He became our largest distributor; it was the 'Falwell video'."


On a memorable trip to Sacramento in July 1984. Falwell was confronted on a TV talk show by Rev. Jerry Sloan, who attended a Missouri Bible college with Falwell and knew him well. Then a minister for the Metropolitan Community Church. Sloan criticized Falwell for making derogatory comments about the church – which serves a large gay community – on Falwell's show "Old Time Gospel Hour." Falwell denied making the statements and offered to pay Sloan $5,000, if he produced a tape of the sermon. Sloan did. On the tape Falwell called the church "vile and satanic" and said there will be "a celebration in heaven" when the church is annihilated. Falwell refused to pay. A Sacramento judge later ordered the televangelist to pay the $5,000 and attorney fees. In the end, Sloan received a check for $8,982.90. Part of that settlement was used to form the Lambda Community Center in midtown Sacramento. "Falwell is partly responsible for the center. I'm sure it bugged him," said Sloan.
[ from http://www.sacbee.com/111/story/181769.html ]


"At the same time the Rev. Jerry Falwell was accusing pagans, abortionists, feminists, gays, lesbians, the ACLU and People For the American Way of sharing responsibility for the 9/11 attack the televangelist owed over one million dollars in unpaid loans to the owner of the terror flight school in Florida which trained Mohamed Atta and Marwan Al-Shehhi, the MadCowMorningNews has learned."
        [ See http://www.madcowprod.com/05182007.html ]


See Falwell, his worst own enemy for words from his own mouth.

Christian Conservatism,
the Gospel according to Olasky :

        The following is a profile:

"Born into a Jewish family in Boston, Marvin Olasky became an avowed Atheist and Marxist in high school and a member of the Communist party in 1972. While attending the University of Michigan, Olasky's beliefs made a complete reversal after a spiritual awakening: either due to a decision to read the New Testament in Russian or a sudden existential crisis while reading Lenin, Olasky found himself a fervent supporter of the Christian conservative movement. He was baptized into the Presbyterian church in 1976; in 1992 he helped found the Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Austin, TX.
        Olasky has taught in the journalism department at the University of Texas at Austin since 1983, becoming a full professor in 1993. Midway through his time as associate professor, he came to the attention of Reconstructionist philanthropist Howard Ahmanson, Jr., who gave him the editorship of the Turning Point series of books via his charitable arm, the Fieldstead Institute. Olasky wrote its first installment, A Christian Worldview Declaration (1987), as well as the Capital Research Center series Patterns of Corporate Philanthropy.
        This initial work brought him to the attention of the Bradley Foundation, which funded him as a two-year Bradley scholar at the The Heritage Foundation. His two 1988 books on the mass media, Prodigal Press: The Anti-Christian Bias of American News Media and The Press and Abortion, 1838–1988 outlined philosophies that harmonized with the Christian agenda of World magazine, of which he became editor in 1992. He was instrumental in that periodical's 1998 spawning of the World Journalism Institute, which seeks to recruit and train Christian journalists and inject them into the mainstream media.
        He has since written over 16 books, most notably The Tragedy of American Compassion (1992), which blamed the countercultural revolution of the 1960s for society's ills thirty years later and claimed that welfare needed a basis in Christianity if it was to have any lasting effect. The book gained the endorsement of William Bennett, who passed it on to Newt Gingrich, who in turn shilled it to every Republican in the House of Representatives. In January 2001, he saw the policies outlined in this book put into law with the creation of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives. George W. Bush has called him "compassionate conservatism's leading thinker"; in 1999, he chaired an advisory subcommittee on religion and public policy for the then-governor."


        The Moslems aren't the only ones with a wing of fanatics.  See what America's so-called "Christians" would like to do if, like the Taliban, they can take over a country (ours) :
"The American Taliban, in their own words"
When Billy Graham planned to kill one million people :

Excerpt of article by Alexander Cockburn
http://www.counterpunch.org/alexgraham.html

". . . a secret letter from Graham, dated April 15, 1969, drafted after Graham met in Bangkok with missionaries from Vietnam.  These men of God said that if the peace talks in Paris were to fail, Nixon should step up the war and bomb the dikes.  Such an act, Graham wrote excitedly, 'could overnight destroy the economy of North Vietnam'.  Graham lent his imprimatur to this recommendation.  Thus the preacher was advocating a policy to the US Commander in Chief that on Nixon's own estimate would have killed a million people.( the vast majority being non-combatants)  The German High Commissioner in occupied Holland, Seyss-Inquart, was sentenced to death at Nuremberg for breaching dikes in Holland in World War Two.  (His execution did not deter the USAF from destroying the Toksan dam in North Korea, in 1953, thus deliberately wrecking the system that irrigated 75 per cent of North Korea's rice farms. After all, "might makes right".)

In his book, 'The Deadly Deception', Jim Shaw, an ex-33rd degree mason relates how the Rev. Billy Graham was present at his own initiation ceremony as a 33rd degree mason. Since only freemasons are allowed to attend these ceremonies Graham must have been at least a freemason. Huffington House refused to publish Shaw's book until Grahams' name was blame-the-RCC's-arroganced with a simple reference to "a well known evangelist".
        Robert Schuller (Crystal Cathedral/Self-help pulpit guru), Norman Vincent Peale (Positive Thinking apostle), and Oral Roberts (Godfather of the "seed-faith" doctrines in contemporary fundamentalist-charismatic Christianity) are all admittedly 33rd degree Masons.
        All of this despite the fact that the rites of the Masonic order, the writings of Albert Pike, and the requisites for Masonic initiates are distinctly and undeniably counter to Christian doctrine and faith. (excerpted and edited from )
[ from http://www.rense.com/general20/unholy2.htm ]

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