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‘Religious Left’ on the rise in response to President Trump’s people and policies

Posted by Ann Corcoran on March 28, 2017

Are they organizing in your name?

This is a Reuters story highlighting the phrase ‘Religious Left’ something we have been talking about on these pages for years.  Entitled of course to their political views, what has grated on me for so long is the FACT that many of the organizations working on the ‘Religious Left’ receive large pots of federal grant money that is not sufficiently accounted for.

The ‘Religious Right’ has not tapped in to the US Treasury as the Left has done!

Also, I believe churchgoers (Catholics and Protestants) should know what is being done in their names.

Here are some snips from the story featured at Drudge yesterday:

(Reuters) – Since President Donald Trump’s election, monthly lectures on social justice at the 600-seat Gothic chapel of New York’s Union Theological Seminary have been filled to capacity with crowds three times what they usually draw.

Rev. Serene Jones, a leader of the Religious Left

In January, the 181-year-old Upper Manhattan graduate school, whose architecture evokes London’s Westminster Abbey, turned away about 1,000 people from a lecture on mass incarceration. In the nine years that Reverend Serene Jones has served as its president, she has never seen such crowds.

“The election of Trump has been a clarion call to progressives in the Protestant and Catholic churches in America to move out of a place of primarily professing progressive policies to really taking action,” she said.

Although not as powerful as the religious right, which has been credited with helping elect Republican presidents and boasts well-known leaders such as Christian Broadcasting Network founder Pat Robertson, the “religious left” is now slowly coming together as a force in U.S. politics.

This disparate group, traditionally seen as lacking clout, has been propelled into political activism by Trump’s policies on immigration, healthcare and social welfare, according to clergy members, activists and academics. A key test will be how well it will be able to translate its mobilization into votes in the 2018 midterm congressional elections. [They better darn well not use taxpayer dollars for their vote mobilization!—ed]

[….]

Some in the religious left are inspired by Pope Francis, the Roman Catholic leader who has been an outspoken critic of anti-immigrant policies and a champion of helping the needy. [These reports NEVER mention that the US Conference of Catholic Bishops and Catholic Charities receive millions of tax payer dollars every year!—ed]

Although support for the religious left is difficult to measure, leaders point to several examples, such as a surge of congregations offering to provide sanctuary to immigrants seeking asylum…

[….]

The number of churches volunteering to offer sanctuary to asylum seekers doubled to 800 in 45 of the 50 U.S. states after the election, said the Elkhart, Indiana-based Church World Service, a coalition of Christian denominations which helps refugees settle in the United States – and the number of new churches offering help has grown so quickly that the group has lost count.

You need to know that “asylum seekers” are illegal aliens until their cases are settled by an immigration judge. The Left uses the phrase to put a veneer of respectability on illegal aliens who may or may not have a shot at being granted asylum and thus being deemed a legitimate refugee.

Church World Service!

As we said here earlier in the month, CWS, got nearly a HALF A BILLION tax dollars during the Obama years. Why doesn’t Reuters ever mention this!

There  should be a law! Any non-profit sucking this kind of money out of the US Treasury should be prohibited from running anti-Trump (or anti-any President) campaigns!

 

 

Donald Trump needs to nip this in the bud through the budget process. Will he?

Are you being used by the Religious Left?  Are they working in your name?

I recommend that you check with your ministers and pastors!

See the churches that are affiliated with Church World Service and its progressive policies:

Member Communions

    African Methodist Episcopal Church

 

9 Responses to “‘Religious Left’ on the rise in response to President Trump’s people and policies”

  1. Growing up and in my adult life, I was taught that the bible is the truth and the way. What changed? Did God change? Did Jesus show up and say ‘Dad says the bible is nonsense, do as you wish?
    The “religious left” is playing a questionable game. Like everything I have seen people do in the past, they are changing the rules to fit what they want. Same as the politicians who represent us.

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  2. Theodore said

    Off topic, but wish to get this to you…

    Sanctuary mayors think they have ‘legal’ opening to keep Fed grant money flowing to them?

    http://www.dailynews.com/government-and-politics/20170327/la-mayor-vows-to-fight-trump-administration-attempt-to-strip-sanctuary-city-funding

    Game plan revealed in last sentence of the article…

    “You can take away funding for a specific [federal] program if you don’t adhere to specific requirements of that program, but we don’t have funding that is for the cooperation of our immigration federal officials and our local officials,” he said.

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  3. thetinfoilhatsociety said

    There is a law preventing non profits from campaigning against candidates. The IRS needs to enforce it.

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  4. I do have to give THE LAME STREAM MEDIA credit for being unnaturally creative for producing GRIST FOR THEIR MILLS from time to time, to deflect their ENORMOUS DEFICIENCIES.

    THIS IS ALL BULL…AS BARNEY PHIFE ONCE SAID…’NIP IT…NIP IT IN THE BUDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD’ !

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  5. Here is more:

    https://www.irs.gov/uac/election-year-activities-and-the-prohibition-on-political-campaign-intervention-for-section-501-c-3-organizations

    https://www.irs.gov/charities-non-profits/charitable-organizations/frequently-asked-questions-about-the-ban-on-political-campaign-intervention-by-501-c-3-organizations

    https://www.councilofnonprofits.org/tools-resources/political-campaign-activities-risks-tax-exempt-status

    The IRS also allows you to research the status of the charity, if exempt status was granted to them by the IRS, through EO Select Check.

    Also, some charities may not have 501(c)(3) status since they may be exempt under different sections of the code.

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  6. Regarding your comment about a non-profit running anti-president campaigns:

    https://www.irs.gov/charities-non-profits/charitable-organizations/the-restriction-of-political-campaign-intervention-by-section-501-c-3-tax-exempt-organizations

    Might want to look at the source code for more information. This is just a summary from the IRS website.

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  7. domstudent11 said

    This election has exposed people for who they really are. I have virtually stopped attending my own church after finding out via FB that most of my church “friends” are flaming liberals who supported Hillary and say awful things online about Trump. These misguided church folks confuse “compassion” with government payouts. I am also deeply disturbed that some attended the pro-abortion Women’s March, since LC-MS is supposedly pro-life. LC-MS also had LIRS folks present a workshop at last summer’s youth conference, indoctrinating young people (who probably live in all-white, affluent areas where no refugees or illegal aliens are).

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  8. They are not “progressives”, they are HATERS, SELF haters, they hate the People among whom they live.
    Have you noticed the Sociopathic lack of human empathy, sympathy, or concern for the victims of these invaders. Not only are there no MSM “human interest” stories about the individual’s traumas, their stories are actually DENIED by MSM, Politicians, and the very Priests that are supposed to comfort and care for “Their Flocks”. Scumbag “priests” betraying their own People, there will be a special place in Hell for them.
    (1) Charity and “good works” are done with YOUR money and time. Taking MY money and giving it to someone else is THEFT. We bring puppies into our house, poisonous vipers and skunks are banned. Do not make the REFUJIHADIS walk all the way here ,,,, You go to the REFUJIHADIS’ homeland on Your dime after all, they will feel more comfortable at home.

    (2) Remember, Democrats are the people who didn’t care when 70,000 factories closed across America, but then rioted in the streets when we denied entry to foreigners from a few terrorist-laden countries.
    (3) You are all concerned about them but you do not give a FIG about how your own neighbors feel. Who made you god, to just invite anybody & everybody into Our house, without asking the OTHER RESIDENTS if it is okay? Go see a psychiatrist.

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