Fake Christians


Is this Christian? Bills Republicans Have Blocked- http://www.addictinginfo.org/?p=284  

Fox News lies so much that Canadian law bars them from broadcasting there http://t.co/9r5BMyj

Don’t vote for the American political party that says what Hitler said: ” We must reduce workers’ salaries and take away their right to strike.” ~Adolf Hitler, May 2, 1933

I recommend this book to anyone who considers him or herself a Christian regardless of their political affiliation: http://www.beacon.org/productdetails.cfm?PC=1780

Getting On Message: Challenging The Christian Right From The Heart of The Gospel Edited by Rev. Peter Laarman published by Beacon Press http://www.Beacon.org

Rev. Peter Laarman is Executive Director of Progressive Christians Uniting, CoDirector of The Center for Prophetic Renewal in Los Angeles, and a board member of Faith Voices for the Common Good. Before moving to California, Laarman served as Senior Minister of New York’s historic Judson Memorial Church.

From the back of the book:

“For decades, the religious Right has worked to cement an association between what they call “Christian” and therefore “moral” values and conservative politics. Getting On Message challenges this association from the very heart of the Christian tradition. These readable and incisive essays by Christian ministers, scholars, and writers return to the Bible itself to discern the personal and social ethics that truly embody Christian values in the contemporary world. And what they reveal is the robusty progressive nature of biblical morality and values.

Contributors:

Rev. Chloe Breyer  — Women, Childbearing, and Justice

Joan Chittister, OSB — When Love Is Stronger than Death; Making Peace One Heart at a Time

Rev. James M. Lawson, Jr. — Higher Ground: The Nonviolence Imperative

Garret Keizer — Putting Our Money Where God’s Mouth Is: The Biblical Case for Economic Justice

Patrick McCormick — Burying the Executioner’s Ax: A Christian Rejection of Captial Punishment

Bill McKibben — The People of the (Unread) Book

Vincent Miller — The iPod, the Cell Phone, and the Church: Discipleship, Consumer Culture, and a Globalized World

Ched Myers — Easter Faith and Empire: Recovering the Prophetic Tradition on the Emmaus Road

Rev. Heidi Neumark — Strangers No More

Rev. Vivian Denise Nixon — A Christian Response to Mass Incarceration: Unbind Them!

Marilynne Robinson — Hallowed Be Your Name

Rev. Alexia Salvatierra — Honoring Those Who Work

Rev. Bill Sinkford — Whom God Hath Joined Together

Rev. Rick Ufford-Chase — Who Is My Neighbor? Reflections on Our Changing Neighborhood in the Global Economy

Also:

Top 10 Worst Things about the Republicans’ Immoral Budget

The Republican budget would:

1. Destroy 700,000 jobs, according to an independent economic analysis.

2. Zero out federal funding for National Public Radio and public television.

3. Cut $1.3 billion from community health centers–which will deprive more than three million low-income people of health care over the next few months.

4. Cut nearly a billion dollars in food and health care assistance to pregnant women, new moms, and children.

5. Kick more than 200,000 children out of pre-school by cutting funds for Head Start.

6. Force states to fire 65,000 teachers and aides, dramatically increasing class sizes, thanks to education cuts.

7. Cut some or all financial aid for 9.4 million low- and middle-income college students.

8. Slash $1.6 billion from the National Institutes of Health, a cut that experts say would “send shockwaves” through cancer research, likely result in cuts to Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s research, and cause job losses.

9. End the only federal family planning program, including cutting all federal funding that goes to Planned Parenthood to support cancer screenings and other women’s health care.

10. Send 10,000 low-income veterans into homelessness by cutting in half the number of veterans who get housing vouchers this year.

Sources:

1. “GOP spending plan would cost 700,000 jobs, new report says,” The Washington Post, February 28, 2011
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/02/28/AR2011022802634.html

2. “GOP budget would cut funding for public broadcasting,” The Washington Independent, February 14, 2011
http://washingtonindependent.com/105534/gop-budget-would-cut-funding-for-public-broadcasting

3. “NACHC Statement in Response to the Budget from the House Appropriations Committee,” National Association of Community Health Centers website, accessed March 4, 2011
http://www.nachc.org/pressrelease-detail.cfm?PressReleaseID=644

4.”Bye Bye, Big Bird. Hello, E. Coli.,” The New Republic, February 12, 2011
http://www.tnr.com/blog/83387/house-republican-spending-cuts-pell-education-usda-pbs

House Republican Spending Cuts Target Programs For Children And Pregnant Women
http://wonkroom.thinkprogress.org/2011/02/09/gop-war-on-babies/

5. “Obama and the GOP’s Spending Cuts: Where’s the Outrage?” Mother Jones, February 18, 2011
http://motherjones.com/politics/2011/02/obama-spending-cuts-gop

6. Ibid.

7. “Deficit Reduction on the Backs of the Most Vulnerable,” Center for American Progress, March 2011
http://www.americanprogressaction.org/issues/2011/03/pdf/hit_budget_cuts.pdf (PDF)

8. “The GOP Budget and Cancer–Why New Research Is at Risk,” Politics Daily, February 27, 2011
http://www.politicsdaily.com/2011/02/27/the-gop-budget-and-cancer-why-new-research-is-at-risk/

“Republican Budget Cuts at Heart of Medical Research: Albert Hunt,” Bloomberg, February 20, 2011
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-02-20/republican-science-cuts-imperil-u-s-prominence-commentary-by-albert-hunt.html

“Durbin: Cuts to NIH put research jobs at risk,” Business Week, February 28, 2011
http://www.businessweek.com/ap/financialnews/D9LLSCB00.htm

9. “GOP Spending Plan: X-ing Out Title X Family Planning Funds,” Wall Street Journal, February 9, 2011
http://www.moveon.org/r?r=206105

10. “House GOP Spending Cuts Would Prevent 10,000 Low-Income Veterans From Receiving Housing Assistance,” Think Progress, March 1, 2011
http://wonkroom.thinkprogress.org/2011/03/01/homeless-vets-gop/

 

 

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