As a Catholic I choose to stand with Glen Beck (a Mormon of all faiths) in Restoring Honor in America. As a Catholic I believe in authentic Catholic Teaching. Not Socialism/Marxism.
As David Barton states in this wonderful letter he wrote about Glenn Beck.
By Their Fruits by David Barton/WallBuilders
“For Christians concerned about Glenn’s faith, I would ask the following questions:
- What fruit do you see produced by Glenn? Good or bad? If you judged Glenn only by the fruits he has produced, would you still hold concerns over his faith?
- If you did not know Glenn was a Mormon, how would you describe his religious beliefs?
- Is God using Glenn to help recover our national strength and health, both politically and spiritually? If so, why would God be using him?
- Does Glenn stir and provoke us to good works? (Hebrews 10:24)
- Does he bring to light the hidden things of darkness? (1 Corinthians 4:5)
- Does he talk openly about atonement, redemption, and individual salvation through Christ? (I can definitely answer this in the affirmative, for I have seen him do so on numerous occasions not only on his program but also in the rallies where I have personally participated with him.)
Christians concerned about Glenn’s faith should judge the tree by its fruits, not its labels. After all, Nancy Pelosi and Bill Clinton openly call themselves Christians, as do Evangelical Christian ministers such as Jim Wallis and Joel Hunter. Although these individuals have the right labels, they have the wrong fruits; yet many Christians have a more visceral reaction to Glenn than to Pelosi, Clinton, or Wallis. This is wrong; it is not Biblical.”
You see Glenn Beck gets it.
Yesterday’s Restoring Honor Rally was not about preaching a certain religion, it was about as Krista Branch sings. “Remember Who We Are” We are not a Christian Nation based on Liberation Theology. Socialism/Marxism.
We are a Judea/Christian nation who believes in an Individuals Freedom of Religion and the gift of Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
If you are a Christian I ask you……. What is your brand of Christianity?
If you are Catholic I remind you that authentic Catholic Teaching repudiates Socialism/Marxism.
Pope Benedict XVI (writing as Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger) message to Catholics about liberation theology regarding the perversion of the Christian understanding of the “poor”:
“In its positive meaning the Church of the poor signifies the preference given to the poor, without exclusion, whatever the form of their poverty, because they are preferred by God…But the theologies of liberation…go on to a disastrous confusion between the poor of the Scripture and the proletariat of Marx. In this way they pervert the Christian meaning of the poor, and they transform the fight for the rights of the poor into a class fight within the ideological perspective of the class struggle.”
“An analysis of the phenomenon of liberation theology reveals that it constitutes a fundamental threat to the faith of the Church.”-Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger
Catholic’s I ask why was Obama in Louisiana speaking once again at Xavier Catholic University and an even bigger question is why are Catholics at that University allowing it. As stated in the article below. “We are allowing President Obama to use a Catholic environment to provide a platform for his political activity.”
“President Obama will be in New Orleans Saturday to remember the devastation of Hurricane Katrina five years after the storm roared ashore, but the location the White House has picked for his remarks is stirring an old controversy — and it has nothing to do with storm or the rebuilding of the Gulf.”
Here is the transcript of Obama’s speech.
Again we have the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops with a clear policy….
“No Catholic institution should provide an honor or platform to a public opponent of fundamental Catholic teachings. This is most important at a university that is dedicated to seeking and teaching the truth, and which embraces the Catholic faith.”
And once again the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops refuse to enforce their own policy allowing souls to be lost and confused. What Fruits are the Bishops bearing.
Catholics we better wake up, get educated on our own faith and start standing for that faith.
If we don’t stand for something, we will fall for anything.
Right now we are falling for the Progressives in Washington. They are using our Church to further their agenda and we are responsible for allowing this to happen.
For my friends who are not believers but who do believe in the Greatness of America. I urge you to consider that the Restoring Honor Rally was not a rally to preach but a rally to create controversy and debate so that we as believers will take the time to research and find the knowledge we need to battle the enemy within our own Churches. If we do not they will not only take down our churches but they will take us all done in the United States of America.
“Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened.” -Billy Graham