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If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him?I don’t know, you might want to ask the Salvation Army about that one. They take donations, see gays and lesbians in need, and then use their donations to further marginalize the lgbt community. How can the love of God be with the Salvation Army when they have no pity?
Jesus didn’t come to advocate for free market capitalism or lower taxes, [Are you suggesting that Jesus is a socialist! That’s pretty sweet, because I would have to agree!], both primary concerns of Tea Partiers. Rather, when He was on earth, Jesus spoke multiple times about the dangers of loving money and our responsibility to care for the poor.
So why do American evangelicals more often align themselves with the Tea Party than with the Occupy Movement?Zach Psick makes a pertinent point. This article takes into consideration the useful Christian philosophy that should be in support of the Wall Street Movement. Because the Bible is very clear, with the teachings of Jesus, on the matters of money.
Christians should be the first to acknowledge that there is a problem with any system in which a billion people are starving to death, [Noam Chomsky beat the Christians to it.] despite the fact that there are plenty of resources for everyone.
Taxing the rich is not the answer. To solve the problem, we must change the system. Capitalism is a bad system, but socialism would never work. [Denmark works!] So rather than choose between the two, we should begin working toward a new system.From there, it get’s humorous.
Most of us aren’t economists and therefore are not in a position to dream up an entirely new economic system.Basically, it’s flawed, but no one knows how to fix it. But, let’s hope a Christian is the one who fixes it, because we know that the Evangelical Tea Party is capable of dreaming up of a new economic system. Just have patience, someone else is bound to find a solution.
Eventually, a brilliant mind will emerge with answer. I hope that it’s a Christian.Which leaves me with two last questions? If a gay atheist came up with a solid solution, let’s call it raising taxes and using those taxes more efficiently, would you be willing to use it to save "billions" of lives? Secondly, where does the Christian Examiner really stand on Socialism? The Occupy Wall Street movement, has a lot of socialist minded people who understand socialism the way Denmark and other countries alike understand socialism. Obviously we aren’t going to go backwards to a state like Soviet Russia or oppressive China. But, if we don’t go that way, no matter how you look at it, supporting the Occupy Wall Street protest, from my understanding, sort of makes you a socialist.
Thanks for enlightening us about the attitude of Stalinist communism and other totalitarian systems towards homosexuality. Typically, dictatorial and intolerant regimes crack down on homosexuality and/or abuse gay persons, or they use a "gay scare" to deflect attention from their wrongdoings.
And I agree, certain conservative groups in rural America have a tendency to do the same.
My question: Is the U.S. as a country really marginalizing gay persons or the gay communities at this point? Of course, there's still lots of discrimination, but I was under the impression that the situation was improving over the last 20-30 years
Thanks! H.-E. R. - Christian Examiner Exclaims . . .You would be VERY correct, the situation has been improving a lot over the last 20-30 years. Though, if Minnesota votes to define marriage between only a man and a women, lgbt rights would be heading backwards. But, I have been so frustrated that the representatives were willing to even go this far to put this up for grabs!
Wikipedia – Communism in America
– “The Naked Communist is a book written in 1958 by conservative United States author and faith-based political theorist Cleon Skousen.
The book posits and seeks to describe a geopolitical strategy by which the Marxist-Leninist Soviet Union was attempting to overcome and control all the governments of the world that were not members of the Communist bloc. At the time that the book was published, during the Cold War, fear of communism was common among people in non-communist nations.”Dear Alisha Cora Soule – Start swimming in the sea of blue links and please redefine your position based on more solidified facts.
“Karlinsky concurred that antigay repression worsened considerably under Stalin. But in his defiantly revisionist version of Russian gay history, he argued convincingly that the most spectacular flowering of gay arts and literature began not with the Bolshevik Revolution but with the political upheavals that took place a dozen years earlier, in 1905; following widespread protests in the summer of that year, Tsar Nicholas II had agreed to the formation of a consultative parliament and to a relaxation of censorship.”
“Moreover, Karlinsky stressed that the early bolsheviks, Lenin in particular, were champions not of sexual freedom but of a morality of sexual austerity. To credit them with the decriminalization of homosexuality, he declared, was to misrepresent what they actually did shortly after the Revolution: abolish the entire penal code of the Russian Empire, which included the tsarist-era sanctions against homosexuality as well as every other criminal statute, including those against rape and murder. [Sodom and Gomorrah anyone! Oh biblical historical references are a lol!] The reason for that move, he maintained, was not to uphold some theoretical notion of liberation but to allow the new government to move against its enemies without regard to legal niceties”Not to mention that throughout the 50’s, probably prior as well, into the 90’s, homosexuals were jailed and used as “roosters” or fuck buddies for other "more aggressive" males. Light bulbs and Armageddon!
“Other prisoners reserve the right to use them for sex at any time; according to custom, those who take the “active” [Tops] sexual role boost their own standing, [In Soviet Russia pitcher catch you!] in the violent hierarchy and are not considered homosexuals. . . "
“They say it is better to die than to become a ‘rooster,’” write the authors. “They are forced to eat mice, take lightbulbs [Ouch! It’s electric?] up their asses – any means of degrading them. . . .”With this, I am a bit confused as to how sexual liberation has any commonalities with communism. If anything is accurate in referring to Soviet Russia and communism, it is the fact that Russian leadership oppresses homosexuality. In prison homosexuals are beating toys for horny prisoners who need to get off. Communism, in the way it is discussed in the Christian Examiner article, is linked to homosexuality as deviance that will lead to an oppressive dictatorship. But the last time I read about Nazi Germany, they were plastering pink triangles on gays and incarcerating them shortly before killing them in prison camps. (This was along side Jews, gypsies, the mentally ill, the old. . .)