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The ideology of The "Christian" Right is a twisted religion of power, money, greed and empire. It is the world's religion and it has taken over. It has nothing whatsoever to do with following Jesus. In fact, it's now to the point where if you try to follow Jesus, operatives of The "Christian" Right cabal, like Tony Perkins, will call you an apostate and crucify your character, just like they did to Jesus himself. Not much has changed.
Their ideology is all about me and rugged individualism! It's about individual freedom and liberty! Those who Jesus referred to as the least of these are simply lazy freeloaders who deserve what they get, which is nothing. Naturally they believe it follows that it's not the job of government to take care of them.
The Bible makes it abundantly clear that not only is it the individual's responsibility to care for the least of these, it is also the responsibility of governments and employers. God gets very upset when governments abdicate these responsibilities throughout the Bible, in Jeremiah, Isaiah, Amos, and throughout. In fact, it is the very reason he destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah.
"Now this was the sin of your sister Sodom: She and her daughters were arrogant, overfed and unconcerned; they did not help the poor and needy. They were haughty and did detestable things before me. Therefore I did away with them as you have seen." -- Ezekiel 16:49-50
Mainstream Christianity has been perverted by right-wing interests, and it’s no small deal. It’s an apostasy, a defection, a departure, a revolt and a rebellion. The majority of modern “churches” are consumed with materialism, dominionism, prosperity, and self centered pursuits.
It is no longer a proclamation of good news to the poor, the sick, the weak, and the marginalized of society. It has become “good news” to the rich and powerful. The message is: “Behold, I bring you good news! YOU are my chosen people because you are rich and powerful! The poor are lazy freeloaders! The sick deserve what they get! Those who are marginalized deserve to be marginalized because they’re evil!” … We will not stand by and watch silently, afraid of “dividing God’s house.” God’s house was divided long ago. It’s time to sound the alarm.
There are folks on this page who say they’ve waited all their lives for “The Christian Left, because they see what we see.” There are folks who thought they were the only ones who thought “The Christian Right” didn’t make sense. We felt the same way, and now we all have a place to gather and support one another.
One of our top priorities here at TCL has always been to facilitate a place where kindred spirits (Christian Progressives and their friends) can gather, enjoy community, and discuss the issues of the day. We know of no other forum quite like this one. We get just as much out of this as any of you. Before TCL we felt like we were alone in the desert. The Right-Wing Christian Industrial Complex had all but decimated everything in its path.
Forbes says the Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN) makes nearly $300 million per year in revenue. The website Ministry Watch states that Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) makes nearly $900 million. These are only two organizations in a massive Christian news empire that spews right-wing rhetoric every day. We certainly don't condemn everything these two organizations do. Nothing is black and white. To the extent they've allowed themselves to be brainwashed with unbiblical right-wing, political propaganda, we must speak out. There is much damage to be undone.
Most people don't know about the billions The "Christian" Right has behind them. Over the last 30 years they've become a political powerhouse. Here's a well researched list of Christian Right Organizations and People, where each listing has a linked summary. Here is yet another article called, "Meet The Terrible Ten of The Religious Right." No one really knows how much money these groups control as a whole but they're using every penny of it to influence national policy in ways that would take us back to the 1800's.
If you'd like to read about how this whole crazy mess started check out our article The History of The "Christian" Right.
Who speaks up for the liberal values that Jesus stood for? Values that defend the poor, the sick, and those cast aside by society? We do. We’ve been doing this for 6 years and we're hoping 2016 will be the year we get off the ground with some things we’d like to accomplish. We’d like to continue to take out ads in newspapers nationwide, put up some billboards in select locations, issue press releases, get spokespeople out in the media, etc.
The bottom line is we need your financial involvement to keep going. The “Christian” Right has nationwide radio networks (Salem Communications and others), worldwide television networks (TBN, home of John Hagee, Hal Lindsey, and many others), publishers, mega-churches, political pundits, best-selling authors, media personalities, celebrity pastors, a vast number of wealthy donors, branded media empires (Focus on The Family, The 700 Club, etc.), Political Action Organizations (The Heritage Foundation, The Christian Coalition, etc.), on and on.
They have an agenda, a ton of money, and they want the power to impose their vision on the entire country via public policy. 35 years ago they reinvented Christianity and left out the teachings of Jesus Christ. With amazing speed this new ideology became the standard among Christians and anyone who questioned it was labeled a heretic. No one challenged them in any direct way and the new false ideology quickly became the unquestioned theological centerpiece of Western Christianity.
We couldn't take it any longer so we decided to step up and challenge them aggressively 6 years ago.
If you view this effort as important become a donor today and donate regularly. If someone doesn’t expose what’s happening with a counter narrative, they will achieve their goals. Nothing stands in their way. A large percentage of Christians are already hoodwinked. Help us amplify the voice of this growing movement.
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About TCL Blog
We’re not about Dogma here. We’re just Christians who think the political and Christian right-wing have their priorities wrong.
Charles Toy is the founding member of The Christian Left. We're sure you will enjoy his passion as well as his wit. Guest bloggers featured often.