Yesterday we noted that Jerry Boykin was complaining that the United States government was practicing Sharia through the bailout of AIG because the insurance giant offers some policies that are Sharia-compliant.
As Boykin sees it, the Treasury Department has been working for years to make our banking and financial systems Sharia-compliant. Combine that with Zakat - one of the Five Pillars of Islam which calls for tithing to support the poor, those working for Islamic causes, and taxes on certain types of financial transactions - and it means that offering Sharia-compliant policies is a way of funding jihad:
During the course of his daily two-hour radio program, Bryan Fischer generally covers a variety of different topics but the underlying themes are always the same: the Left is ruining America.
And yesterday was no exception, as he held up the Senate vote against the Blunt Amendment as proof that Democrats hate Christianity and used the death of Andrew Breitbart as an opportunity to recount his opposition to the gay conservative group GOProud in order to declare that America cannot exist "half gay and half straight":
Do not misunderstand this, ladies and gentlemen, Democrats and liberals despise Judeo-Christian morality. They despise historic Christianity. The despise the truth claims of the Bible. They despise the truth claims of Jesus Christ. They despise the truth claims of the Judeo-Christian tradition and they will stand in its way any chance that they get.
We cannot exist half-gay and half-straight, as a nation. We can't do it any more than we could exist half-slave and half-free, as Abraham Lincoln said. We cannot do it. We cannot endure half-gay and half-straight. We're going to have to make a choice between the two because liberty and the homosexual agenda cannot exist.
Erik Stanley of the Alliance Defense Fund says "churches must lead the charge on [fighting gay marriage] as they led the charge in the past on the great moral issues of history such as independence, slavery, women’s suffrage, ending child labor, and civil rights."
Finally, FRC's latest prayer targets include legislation allowing churches to hold services in public schools: "May it be quickly enacted and the churches' nightmare brought to an end! May would-be tyrants everywhere take notice, and planned acts of religious discrimination be preempted."
All week, Rick Joyner's "Prophetic Perspective on Current Events" program has been running episodes featuring Jerry Boykin and Kamal Saleem discussing the evils and dangers of Islam.
On yesterday's program, Boykin declared that the Muslim Brotherhood is running an "insurgency" in America to establish Sharia and stated that the government bailout of insurance giant AIG means that the government is now practicing Sharia because AIG offers some Sharia-compliant insurance policies:
As we have noted before, the Religious Right today is absolutely convinced that the movement is a bunchofmodern-dayDietrich Bonhoeffers, the German theologian who resisted the Nazis and was ultimately put to death, for taking a stand against marriage equality, abortion, health care reform, and President Obama.
Metaxas' speech was the subject of yesterday's episode of the "Faith and Freedom" radio program where Matt Barber said that today's Religious Right is just like Bonhoeffer and anti-slavery crusader William Wilberforce ... which, of course, means that those who support equality or reproductive freedom are like the Nazis and slave-owners:
Those who push radical homosexual activism and an immoral view of human sexuality, a moral relativist view of sexual morality, those who push abortion - and that's just a euphemistic term; those who push infanticide, that's what we're talking about here, the slaughter of babies, of little babies - they're on the wrong side of history, just as those who opposed Bonhoeffer and those who opposed William Wilberforce, who were advocating slavery, those who advocated the slaughter of six million plus Jewish people in Nazi Germany, they were on the wrong side of history. It's unfortunate that progressives find themselves in a similar situation where they are advocating things that are equally as horrific.
When it comes to the Religious Right, seemingly nothing can prevent the movement from willingly and endlessly repeating a known falsehood.
Case in point: several weeks ago we wrote a post about a situation in North Carolina where a preschool student had her homemade lunch confiscated by government bureaucrats who forced her to eat the less healthy lunch provided by the school.
That was, at least, the Religious Right's version of what happened ... and that version was, of course, utterly untrue.
But, as we said, untruth has never been much of an impediment to the Religious Right, which eagerly repeats these sorts of myths ad nauseum until they have become an accepted part of the narrative.
So it comes as no surprise to see that John Hagee has recorded a special message to voice his outrage about it, citing it as proof of this country has finally fully descended into socialism:
Now comes the federal government telling a mother in North Carolina that her child must eat a chicken nugget dish approved by the Federal Government. The mother was told that her child could not eat what her mother had prepared for that child and the child was forced to eat what the government mandated what the child must eat. Ladies and gentlemen, this is socialism at its ultimate pinnacle, telling you what you can eat and taking from you your basic freedoms of decision.
For the record, not one thing that Hagee said in this statement is even remotely true ... but that doesn't matter since Hagee's primary objective is to mobilize viewers to vote against President Obama, which explains why the video ends with Hagee declaring that "November 2012 will be the opportunity for you to express yourself" in opposition to just this sort of "robbery of America's freedom."
We are surprised to find that it actually took some Religious Right activist almost a whole day before publicly blaming Monday's tragic shooting at Chardon High School in Ohio on the lack of school prayer, as what Jerry Newcombe of Truth in Action did in an op-ed for Crosswalk yesterday:
There were never school shootings when prayer was in school. Nothing even remotely like it. But now, for the most part, God has been thrown out of our public schools, and they have had to install the metal detector instead. Even that is not fail-proof ... I find it ironic that yesterday’s shooting would occur in the shadow of the 50th anniversary of the infamous school prayer decision. In June 1962, in Engel v. Vitale, the Supreme Court ruled that schools could not officially participate in prayer.
Specifically, the High Court banned this seemingly innocuous prayer: "Almighty God, we acknowledge our dependence upon Thee, and we beg Thy blessing upon us, our parents, our teachers and our country."
As long as our schools don’t have a prayer, I suppose some of them need to have a sign installed out in front: Enter at your own risk.