Jan 2, 2011

Dupes, Opportunists and Allies of The Power Elite: Enmeshing ¨Christianity¨ with Militarism, Capitalism, Jingoism -- contradicting the teachings of Jesus!

Anglican Bishop Peter ¨Massacre of Yelwa¨ Akinola/Nigeria
¨Hostility toward LGBT people has less to do with such issues as same-sex marriage and full and equal rights than it does with a Reactionary mind-set shared by those who have a tenacious adherence to the status quo, as long it they perceive that it profits them. These people are either members of, or allies of, the Power Elite.

Anglican MP David ¨Kill the Gays¨  Bahati/Uganda
The Power Elite is comprised of the people who have a vested interest in the status quo that they control and from which they mightily profit. Moreover, its members, in order to maintain that control, use assorted dupes and those who want to share in that power, even vicariously, in order to support it and its interests, and such dupes and allies include most of the institutional Church and its members, and all others who buy into the self-serving ideology that this Elite purveys through the media which it controls, and through the credibility that it enjoys in society.

TEC Bishop of Pittsburgh, Bob Duncan, deposed schismatic
The Power Elite possesses a reactionary mind-set as that mind-set serves its own best economic, political, and material interests.

Anglican Archbishop Henry ¨ Ecclesiastical Protection¨ solicitor  Orombi/Uganda
However, what is especially ironic and pathetic is that it uses those who lack critical thinking skills to serve its self-interests, making them think that it is their own interests that are being served. Moreover, most of the institutional Church, by the very fact that it is comprised of bureaucracies, attract and promote into leadership positions those who possess this reaction.

"Christianity"  militarism, capitalism, Americanism, and jingoism
So, we have professing Christians all too often enmeshing what they consider to be "Christianity" with militarism, capitalism, Americanism, and jingoism that serve the Power Elite well, and they fuse what is frequently called "evangelical Christianity" with the very interests of the Power Elite, in direct contradiction to the teachings of Jesus!
¨Half-term¨ Palin
And this surreal phenomenon is considered and touted by them to be the hallmark of "traditional," "conservative," "evangelical Christianity!" read it all HERE  
(emphasis added by Leonardo Ricardo)

· Thanks to The Reverend Dr. Jerry Maneker
· Thanks to A Christian Voice of LGBTI Christians, sidebar
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· Thanks to Scott Gunn, photo/Akinola

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