Tuesday, December 21, 2010

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A sure sign of a dangerous political movement is who they declare an enemy. We know the Tea Party names anyone who is pro-immigration their enemy. The same applies to those who support abortion rights and many other liberal social positions. Their enemy list is long. I am a member. A new enemy made the list recently and it has scary implications. Tea Party founder Judson Phillips recently declared the Methodist Church the enemy. He does not like their politics so he wants to see them put out of business.
Phillips wrote: " I have a DREAM. That is, no more United Methodist Church." Phillips explains that he was formerly a member of the church, but he left because it's "the first Church of Karl Marx," and "little more than the "religious" arm of socialism."
Is the enemy of my enemy my friend? Not in this case. The Methodist church is not my enemy. My enemy is hate and intolerance. The Tea Party is all about hate and intolerance. Judson Phillips and his teabaggers are my enemy. They may be your enemy too.

When a political organization attacks another organization because of its politics and calls for its dissolution as a tactic in the war for minds, what they are really doing is marshaling their minions to attack Methodists as if there are a social wrong to be erased at any cost. Labeling Methodists as an enemy to the Tea Party’s vision of America is telling your minions that the gloves are off. Nothing good can come from this.

I don’t care what other people believe. I care about what other people do. Methodists do good things. The United Methodist church falls to the left, which means they oppose the lunacy of the Tea Party. A question to my atheist readers, would you stand with the United Methodist church if the issues comes to a head? I would.

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Begonia said...

"I don’t care what other people believe. I care about what other people do."

resulting in my resounding "ditto"

and yes as a long-time atheist, I would stand with the church against these POS.

vjack said...

Yeah, I'll gladly support less dangerous forms of insanity against more dangerous forms of insanity when the stakes are this high.