Dec 8, 2009

Woe to you American Christians! You say I'm the "son of God" and yet you bully the defenseless in my name.

Open Letter from Jesus to ¨Christian America¨

¨You American Christians utterly defaced the name of Christianity with your racism, your slavery and your bigotry against women.

And now you're doing it again in your war against gay men and women and in your war against the poor who have no health care.

Some of you even have had it as part of your wicked program to reestablish the Biblical law demanding death to gay people that I clearly showed must be broken by the greater law of love.¨

Do you understand the parable of the Good Samaritan?

Let me refresh your memory:

One day an expert in religious law stood up to test Jesus by asking him this question: “Teacher, what should I do to inherit eternal life?” Jesus replied, “What does the law of Moses say? How do you read it?” The man answered, “‘You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your strength, and all your mind.’ And, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’” “Right!” Jesus told him. “Do this and you will live!” The man wanted to justify his actions, so he asked Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?”

Some of the Ugandan ¨oppressed¨ are in grave danger of GENOCIDE. Many American religious fundamentalist/zealot Christians are exporting fear/hatedriven lies, bigotry and MONEY for corrupting Clergy Leaders and Members of Parliament in UGANDA. HERE

¨In case you missed the point of that parable as I'm quoted as telling it in the book of Luke it was that the theologically correct evangelical born-again "saved" passed by on the other side of the road when confronted with a human being in need. It was the "unsaved" theologically incorrect foreigner, today's equivalent of your atheists or Muslims or gay men and women, the unloved and the outcast, who stopped and did my Father's will and took care of the injured man.¨

Archbishop Rowan Williams, The Anglican Communion. Please help Episcopalians in America care for the ¨least of these¨ and speak out against crimes of hate, prejudice and discrimination in American, Jamaica, England and UGANDA. Dr. Williams you´ve lost moral authority with your gross sin of silence/inaction and looking the other way in the face of International thieving, greed and bloodshed generated at The Anglican Communion

¨Put it another way: Did you miss the point when I said that those who come to me saying "Lord, Lord we followed you and believed correctly" are the very ones that I will cast out of the Kingdom of Heaven, since they did not care for the least of these, the downtrodden, the poor and the oppressed?¨ Refresh your understanding of ‘Love your neighbor as yourself’ HERE

UPDATE: US Christians Denounce Gay Hate in Uganda

¨Our Christian faith recognizes violence, harassment and unjust treatment of any human being as a betrayal of Jesus’ commandment to love our neighbors as ourselves. As followers of the teachings of Christ, we must express profound dismay at a bill currently before the Parliament in Uganda. The “Anti-Homosexuality Act of 2009″ would enforce lifetime prison sentences and in some cases the death penalty for homosexual behavior, as well as punish citizens for not reporting their gay and lesbian neighbors to the authorities.

As Americans, some may wonder why we are raising our voices to oppose a measure proposed in a nation so far away from home. We do so to bear witness to our Christian values, and to express our condemnation of an injustice in which groups and leaders within the American Christian community are being implicated. We appeal to all Christian leaders in our own country to speak out against this unjust legislation.¨
read it all, HERE

¨Regardless of the diverse theological views of our religious traditions regarding the morality of homosexuality, in our churches, communities and families, we seek to embrace our gay and lesbian brothers and sisters as God's children worthy of respect and love. Yet we are painfully aware that in our country gays and lesbians still face hostility and violence. We recognize that such treatment degrades the human family, threatens the common good and defies the teachings of our Lord -- wherever it occurs.¨

"This bill is an affront to human dignity and offensive to Christians around the world who take seriously Christ's command to love our neighbors as ourselves," read it all, plus review the notable signatures, click HERE

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motheramelia said...

Again, you hit the nail on the head. Love the quote from Frank Schoeffer.

Elizabeth said...

Thank You!! I sure wish that the Christians of America would "hear" the message. It is so sad to see so many basically good people being led so far astray.

Anonymous said...

Elizabeth, the same goes for Australia and particularly Sydney.