Let Them Eat Jesus
|National Council of Churches comes under fire from anti-Christian bigots.|
Recently the 45 million person National Council of Churches has come under fire from a group called “Concerned Women for America” (CWFA) for encouraging its member Churches to support and actively work toward eradicating global poverty by fulfilling the United Nations Millenium Development Goals:
Goal 1. Eradicate Extreme Poverty and Hunger
Why would anyone attack the National Council of Churches for encouraging their members to support such goals?
Maybe the NCC is one of those pushy evangelizing groups that makes getting aid contingent upon conversion to Christianity?
“it(the NCC-ed.) promotes harmonious relations among Christians, Jews, Muslims, Buddhists, practitioners of traditional Native American religion and many other faith groups in a society that is increasingly multireligious.”
No? Well then, perhaps Concerned Women for America is just one of those commie-pinko-liberal women’s Jesus-hatin’ groups?
“We are the nation's largest public policy women's organization with a rich 27-year history of helping our members across the country bring Biblical principles into all levels of public policy.”
Oh! Guess not. Well then, what is the CWFA’s problem with the NCC's support of the UN?
“The thesis of the National Council of Churches (NCC) booklet Eradicating Global Poverty1 is that for the first time in human history we have the ability to eradicate poverty and the way to do it is through the United Nations Millennium Development Goals. In other words, the NCC is saying that the United Nations, not Jesus Christ, is the salvation of the world.”
Hmmm... Biblical Solutions huh? You mean like this one?
Ok then, what else is wrong with the NCC program?
But, but... Jesus said if we feed the hungry, we have fed him too, and we will be blessed. Wait,... does this mean Jesus was a leftist?
“The U.N. is actively anti-American; both the Security Council and the General Assembly work to thwart American interests.”
Ummm, I thought the NCC program is about eradicating global poverty, does feeding hungry people thwart American interests too?
” Perhaps the National Council of Churches and its member denominations ought to consider sending Christian missionaries into Haiti and other Third World nations; we just might see some transformed lives that would, in turn, transform communities and those nations. “
That sounds nice! Doesn't the National Council of Churches perform any mission work at all?
Well, I guess that answers my question about whether eradicating global poverty thwarts American interests. Or at least the Bush administration’s interests.
“Further, the goals of "gender equality" and "empowering women" include quotas and set-asides that are hugely problematic for Americans who believe in full opportunity for women, but who firmly oppose quotas and special treatment or exceptions. ”
From the UN Millennium Development Goals:
My goodness, that does sound hugely problematic.
OK Dr. Crouse can you show us some “brotherly love” for your fellow Christians and wrap all this up with a positive message?
Ah, such a nice little package of politically correct, utopian manipulation. Church groups around America can sit together and write up their ideas on newsprint for all the assembled participants to see. They can gather thoughts about calling members of Congress and they can feel good about their compassion for those who are less fortunate. They can increase the amount that they send to liberal organizations and encourage greater support for United Nations efforts. But I remind them of the remarks by the president of Haiti -- after 50 years of aid, there has been no noticeable improvement in that nation that has been the focus of so much U.N. attention. Pouring more money into a failed experiment won't bring better results.
So Dr. Crouse, what is your solution to global poverty?
”“The solutions are in mission work, where you send people to countries where they have never heard the gospel before and you break the cycle of poverty by offering people the hope of Jesus Christ.”
Now I don't want to belabor the point that Haiti’s population is already 96% Christian... So I'll just note that in the effort to combat poverty:
“Pouring more money into a failed experiment won't bring better results.”
Maybe working together will?
**Concerned Women for America is an extreme right wing organization who opposes homosexual rights, reproductive rights for women including plan B, and has strong ties to the Bush administration best demonstrated by Dr. Janice Shaw Crouse being appointed as an official delegate to the UN despite her opposition to women's rights and her position as head of the Beverly LaHaye Institute whose anti-UN paranoia is most clearly demonstrated in the armageddon fantasies of the LaHaye's 'Left Behind' series. They're also closely associated with the "humanitarians" at Focus on the Family**
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