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Obama White House STILL Supporting Vile ACORN

September 19, 2009

Let’s see, here’s where it stands with the community organization ACORN via BigGovernment.com:

In ACORN offices located in five cities across the country, we have ACORN employees willingly helping a pimp and a prostitute commit tax fraud so they can buy a house which they intend to use as a brothel by purchasing more than a dozen 13-15 year-old illegal immigrant girls.  At this point, the question isn’t, “How many ACORN offices would do something so despicable?” but rather, “Are there any ACORN offices that WOULDN’T do something so despicable?

And they engaged in that conduct supported with YOUR federal taxpayer dollars, courtesy of the Democrat Party and a President who used to teach classes for ACORN organizers.

ACORN was involved in scandals and crimes resulting in 19 states as well as Washington D.C. filing criminal charges.  We now know that ACORN is not merely a criminal organization, but a morally depraved organization.

The scandal is so terrible that DemocRATS are jumping off the ship.  But not Barack Obama, and not his White House.  Dana Loesch at BigGovernment has the story:

Taxpayer Funded Serve.gov Filtering Activists to ACORN

by Dana Loesch The Obama Administration has placed a large premium on what it calls “national service.” It has launched a website, www.Serve.gov, that is reported to act as a clearing house for Americans eager to “give back” to their communities. Unfortunately, Americans looking for an opportunity to volunteer may get something they weren’t expecting.

By typing “ACORN” into the search field entitled “What interests you” at Serve.gov, you’re transported to allforgood.org where you can choose from a list of volunteer opportunities, including “healthcare activist.” This particular “volunteer” opportunity is with the Tuscon ACORN office:

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The description after clicking:
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They’re unclear regarding financial reimbursement; though past recruitment, like the Craigslist ads in St. Louis, advertised for “paid progressive activists, $90 a day, call Lorna 314-732-0131.”

Your tax dollars at work, America. Living the sweet life on taxpayer dollars while using federal funding to advertise for volunteer opportunities to promote the President’s health care legislation.

Pro-Obama activism is the new welfare.

If health care isn’t your bag, ACORN has other opportunities available via Serve.gov, opportunities like a “community organizing internship,” a “neighborhood canvasser,” or a “tax preparer.” Here’s an opportunity to get out the vote in Ohio. Unlike some listings, this one is directly on the Serve.gov site:

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This ad for an ACORN tax preparer is also directly on the Serve.gov site:

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So after they assist you in procuring housing for your brothel of underage girls, ACORN can also assist you in skirting your taxes, in keeping with the law of probability.

Serve.gov is just one of many projects managed by the Corporation for National and Community Service, a federal agency which oversees various government service agencies, including Americorps, the outfit at the center of the fired IG scandal.

CNCS was established in 1993 “to connect Americans of all ages and backgrounds with opportunities to give back to their communities and their nation.” It also operates the Serve.gov website, which defines itself as:

“your online resource for not only finding volunteer opportunities in your community, but also creating your own. Use Serve.gov to help you do your part. America’s foundation will be built one community at a time – and it starts with you.”

Since when does America’s foundation require rebuilding? The idea that our country requires an overhaul at the hands of an out-of-control federal government is disturbing – especially when our government is using a taxpayer-supported website to match activists to opportunities so as to promote the President’s agenda.

We keep hearing how Barack Obama isn’t really attached to all his radical associates.  He didn’t know William Ayers all that well, even though Ayers gave Obama his start in politics, literally hosted Obama’s first fundraiser in his own home, and helped him write his book.  And the claim is that Obama – who paid ACORN $800,000 from his campaign in 2008 – barely has any relationship with ACORN.  Just as Obama went from calling Rev. Jeremiah Wright “his spiritual mentor” after spending 23 years in his demonic church to barely knowing HIM.

Well, Barry Hussein, the facts are that you’ve BEEN involved with ACORN for years.  You taught them classes in community organizing.  You literally were their lawyer on at least one significant occasion.  And Obama benefited from his relationship with ACORN politically:

“Since then, we have invited Obama to our leadership training sessions to run the session on power every year, and, as a result, many of our newly developing leaders got to know him before he ever ran for office. Thus, it was natural for many of us to be active volunteers in his first campaign for State Senate and then his failed bid for U.S. Congress in 1996. By the time he ran for U.S. Senate, we were old friends.”

Well, it’s long past time to hold Obama accountable for his choice of “old friends.”

ACORN worked for Obama and Obama worked for ACORN.

Obama said at a giant ACORN rally:

“During the transition, we’re going to be calling all of you (ACORN representative in) in to help us shape the agenda.  We’re going to be having meetings all across the country with community organizations so that you have input into the agenda for the next presidency of the United States of America.”

We have to realize who Obama is and where he came from – and that the answer to both questions is “ACORN.”

ACORN is slime.  Conservatives have known it all along, but the mainstream media refused to report the story.  Obama is slime, but the same despicable media have abandoned their duty to shine the light into his Chicago shenanigans.  And the agenda all THREE (Obama, ACORN, and the liberal media) share intimately in common for fundamentally transforming this country into the next desperately-failed socialist utopia is slime.

Obama might throw ACORN under the bus the way he threw Jeremiah Wright under the bus.  He is a cynical and self-serving politician who has always looked out for #1, after all.  But that doesn’t take away from the fact that he spent more than two decades with BOTH.  Or that he has been shaped by their vile, despicable, and profoundly anti-American values.

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ABC and ACORN: Epitomizing The Media Ostrich

September 16, 2009

A screen shot of Michelle Malkin’s blog speaks volumes:

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You’ve got the media-as-ostrich, burying its head in the sand lest it see something that would embarrass the left.  You’ve got “OBAMACORN” and a clever symbol depicting the truth that ACORN is Obama and Obama is ACORN.  And you’ve got the story of the anchor of one of the big three news channels saying he absolutely doesn’t have a clue about what is going on.

A transcript of the interview with Charles Gibson is even more damning:

Don: Okay, here’s my news question. A Senate bill yesterday passes, cutting off funds to this group called ACORN. Now, we got that bill passed and we have the embarrassing video of ACORN staffers giving tax advice on how to set up a brothel with 13-year-old hookers. It has everything you could want – corruption and sleazy action at tax-funded organizations and it’s got government ties. But nobody’s covering that story. Why?

Gibson: HAHAHAHAHA. HEHEHE. I didn’t even know about it. Um. So, you’ve got me at a loss. I don’t know. Uh. Uh. But my goodness, if it’s got everything including sleaziness in it, we should talk about it this morning.

Roma: This is the American way!

Gibson: Or maybe this is just one you leave to the cables.

Roma: Well, I think this is a huge issue because there’s so much funding that goes into this organization…

This isn’t a story that the anchor of a major mainline media agency wants to cover; it is embarrassing to the Democrat Party, and it is a direct exposure to a president who was once a community organizer FOR ACORN.  Better to just stay ignorant and hope it goes away than cover the story that a couple of kids have revealed that, in city after city, the ACORN that Obama worked for, the ACORN that has taken tens of millions of dollars in federal taxpayer money and is set to qualify for BILLIONS in stimulus money, the ACORN that conservatives have pointed out as a corrupt and immoral organization, is willing to help a pimp and his prostitute qualify on a house and cheat on their taxes so they can import more than a dozen illegal and underage El Salvadoran girls to set up a brothel.  On tape and in glowing color for any who would just open their damn eyes to see.
In the same interview Gibson said that he was “purposely oblivious” to the huge Washington DC rally on September 12th.

Here’s a little about that rally via the Examiner:

Photo courtesy of Michelle Malkin.  For the actual ariel time-lapse video of the march today, click here for the Rhetorician (via Instapundit). In addition, 50 photos from the event are posted by The Patriot Room.

The photo above is a view of part of the crowd of protesters who gathered in Washington, D.C. and around the country today to demand control of reckless runaway government spending and to voice their opposition to the government takeover of healthcare.

Police agencies estimates the crowd at 1.2 million.  ABC News, however, reported this afternoon that the crowd was estimated at 2 million.

No matter which way you cut it, the size and scope of today’s citizen march on Washington is an historic, groundbreaking event.  Ordinary citizens who have been called ‘the great silent majority’ normally do not protest…at least not in public.  That day is long gone.

The outrage expressed by normal, everyday citizens from across the nation at the town hall meetings in August is a case in point.  Never before in recent history or memory have citizens been so clearly, visibly–and audibly–enraged by the actions of their government.

For the sake of comparison, just imagine the famous One Million Man March – a march of one million black men that Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan organized and Barack Obama helped organize and attended.  And imagine Charles Gibson as the anchor of ABC News saying he didn’t know anything about it.  Oh, and suggesting that coverage of such an event was maybe something that only “the cables” should stoop to covering.

Imagine the outrage of this patent demonstration of bias, of this arrogant and demeaning attitude to a giant group of people representing an even more giant segment of the American population.

Just imagine the outrage.  And this crowed was twice as large – and reflects a even LARGER movement that the mainstream media have ignored all along.

Liberals – which means “journalists” these days, disparagingly call the movement Astroturf.  Only Astroturf doesn’t keep growing, does it?

And, of course, the media was virtually A.W.O.L. on the coverage of Van Jones.  They ignored massive evidence that he was unfit to hold his “czarship.”  Aside from the fact that he was a self-admitted communist, he was a racist, a “truther” who signed a petition stating that he believed that 9/11 was a myth perpetuated by the Bush administration, and a supporter of a convicted cop murderer named Mumia Abu Jamal.  The media refused to cover the growing scandal; it was basically up to Glenn Beck to do both the media’s job of covering significant stories and the administration’s job of vetting candidates for its positions.

It’s not just Charles Gibson; in fact, he might even be one of the better representatives of the mainstream media.  When Murphy said that “Beauty is only skin deep; ugly goes to the bone,” he might as well have been describing the media: Pretty people telling glossy stories based on a foundation of bias, dishonesty, corruption, and propaganda.

I earlier pointed out the flagrant and despicable bias of the Washington Post’s Keith Richburg and Salon’s Joe Conason in their horrendous commentary of the kids who revealed the total depravity of ACORN.  The fact of the matter is that the corruption and criminal activity of ACORN has been ignored and covered-up by the media for years because they are the community organizing-arm of the Democrat Party.  And Keith Richburg and Joe Conason might as well be the poster boys for the complete fraud that the media has become.

Throughout the entire election campaign, ACORN revealed itself as a criminal enterprise participating in voter fraud, embezzlement, and the worst forms of “community organization.”  It was up to two kids to expose ACORN.  The media would never have done it.  And if the mainstream media have their way, they will help ACORN demonize and even criminalize these kids for exposing ACORN and exposing their own corruption and bias.

The documentation of the horrifying ACORN scandal has led Senate Democrats to vote 83-7 to defund ACORN to protect their own asses.  Only a few radical leftists such as the Senator who was chosen to carry on Obama’s scandalous legacy in Illinois are left “voting for ACORN.”  And the mainstream media are still deliberately slow to respond to the story.

As a conservative, I am deeply opposed to the agenda being advanced by the Democrat Party.  And I believe they frequently lie and demagogue in order to advance that agenda.  But as bad as the Democrats are, they don’t hold a candle to the dishonesty and the betrayal of the mainstream media.  Unlike the political parties, the media have a constitutional duty to be objective and expose the truth – and they have deliberately chosen to pervert their profession into propaganda.

To hell with them.  And I say that as someone who believes in the reality of an everlasting hell.


ACORN Willing To Help Pimp, Prostitute Cheat To Buy House, Import 13 Underage Illegal Immigrant Child Prostitutes

September 12, 2009

Some things are just so vile it is impossible to believe unless you see it with your own eyes.

I thought that ACORN – the community organizing group that Obama once worked for – was despicable.  But even Michelle Malkin – who wrote the book exposing Obama’s Culture of Corruption – has to be shocked by this total depravity.

Part I:

Part II:

The full transcript detailing the loathsome abomination that is ACORN as its representatives try to do whatever they can to help a pimp and a prostitute who want to cheat on their taxes while buying a house so they can import 13 child illegal immigrant prostitutes from El Salvador and declare some of them as “dependents” is available here.  Just make sure you have a very large bucket close at hand if you watch the videos or read the transcript.

Just to make sure you understand, ACORN has received tens of millions in federal tax dollars and now under Obama will have access to BILLIONS more to help pimps and their prostitutes (that’s ‘performing artist’ to ACORN for income tax purposes) cheat on taxes so they can buy homes so they can bring in illegal immigrant child prostitutes.

If it could get worse, it gets worse.

I watched with the same nauseous revulsion as CNN managed to demonstrate why the mainstream media is essentially a kingdom of cockroaches, with one crawling on top of one another to broadcast their leftwing apologetics and propaganda.

CNN correspondent Bill Tucker begins by making sure everyone knows that these are “two activist conservative filmakers” (that’s journalistic code for ‘people we hate and want to delegitimize’).  They’re conservatives; you all know what to expect from their ilk.  In the introduction of Ron Christie, host Kitty Pilgrim had to make sure everyone knew that he was “conservative,” too.

Keith Richburg of the Washington Post begins to speculate on the ACORN statement that:

“these conservative filmmakers went around to three or four offices and basically got thrown out with this ruse; and they found one office where there were two people stupid enough to sit down and give them this kind of silly advice.

And it sounds to me like that’s just entrapment.  Let’s go around to me like that’s just entrapment.  Let’s go around to various offices until we can finally trick somebody into…”(inaudible due to Joe Conason interrputing to one-up Richburg with his outrage over the “conservative filmkakers” rather than what they revealed about ACORN).

Joe Conason of Salon said:

“It’s not journalism unless they report everything that happened.  It’s propaganda.  If you are a reporter and you’re doing something like this, then you would report, “Yes, we went to the four offices, and one took the bait.”  If you don’t report that, if you act as if you went to one office and they did it, that’s dishonest.”

When Ron Christie began to explain just how outrageous this moral depravity was, Joe Conason interrupted him repeatedly.   Conason, after all, is a “journalist”; therefore he had to make sure that ACORN was protected – regardless of how personally rude and professionally awful he had to be to do it.

I mean, for God’s SAKE!  These were a couple of kids doing this project, not hardened reporters making sure they lived up to far higher journalistic standards of objectivity than any mainline media outlet ever attained.  You can KNOW they weren’t “reporters” or “journalists” because they actually bothered to go into an ACORN office and expose the truth about what was going on inside.  You can bet your britches that no mainstream media “journalist” would ever do something like that.

The Washington Post and Salon are shockingly corrupt in having propaganda hacks like Richburg and Conason working for them.  Think about it: we have ACORN officials on film trying to help a pimp and his prostitute cheat on taxes so they can buy a house so they can start a business by bringing underage young illegal immigrant girls into the country to prostitute for them.  And their anger, their self-righteous rage, is directed at the two kids who exposed this?

Consider the phony outrage over the fact that these kids might have gone to three or four locations to film their project.  I mean, the fact that only 1 in 3 ACORN offices will help prostitutes cheat on their taxes so they can start businesses by pimping out young illegal immigrant girls is just SO reassuring.

Oh, but just one thing.  Now it is coming out that in fact the kids who went to at least a couple of ACORN offices DIDN’T go 1 for 3 — rather, they are batting the hall-of-fame average of at least .500 (and maybe .667).  It turns out that the Washington ACORN office feature the same kind of amoral slimeballs that the Baltimore office had.

One day after two ACORN officials in Baltimore were fired for offering to help a man and woman posing as a pimp and prostitute to engage in child prostitution and a series of tax crimes, another secretly shot videotape has surfaced that shows the same couple getting similar advice from ACORN officers in Washington.

The newly released videotape, shot on July 25, shows ACORN staffers explaining to the pair how they can hide the woman’s professed work — prostitution — and get a loan that will help them establish a brothel.

UPDATE, September 14,2009: And now, lo and behold, ANOTHER ACORN office – this time in Brooklyn, New York – has now been revealed to have stumbled all over themselves to help a prostitute and her pimp cheat on their taxes in order to buy a house so they could import very young El Salvadoran illegal immigrant girls into the country to set up a prostitution business.  That’s at least THREE.  I think that’s more than enough to say we have a very clear trend.

So much for your bullcrap theory, Keith Richburg and the Washington Post; so much for your sorry load of fertilizer that you pass of as “journalistic ethics,” Joe Conason and Salon.  You are two sorry specimens of humanity.  You two representatives of a loathsome, dishonest, and disgraced media.  The reason the two young kids didn’t disclose that they had gone to more than one ACORN office is because they revealed the sheer and vile depravity of more than one ACORN office.

So ACORN has been plainly revealed to be about as vile of an organization as a pedophile can dare to imagine; and not by professional journalists and reporters, but by a couple of kids with a testable theory that ACORN is corrupt and utterly evil and some video equipment.  And the Washington Post, Salon, and the rest of the mainstream media are revealed to be even bigger biased buttkissing ideologues and beneath-contempt frauds than they already were.

Our system is completely broken, and this country is dying.  Special interests such as ACORN own the system, and their liberal media lackeys won’t allow the light of day to ever shine into the pit of vipers.  And our system cannot even possibly be repaired, because our journalists – charged by the Constitution with being honest watchdogs who protect society by exposing the truth – have become so dishonest, so corrupt, so biased, so ideological, and frankly so irredeemably depraved, that they WILL NOT report the truth.

ACORN is safe.  America is under the worst kind of attack as termites eat away at our foundations and infrastructures from the inside out and maggots devour the rotting carcass of a decaying national system.

This isn’t just ACORN.  ACORN is the community organizing arm of the Democrat Party, and the Democrats have protected them, advanced their agendas, and provided them with massive federal funding.  As you watch these videos and reflect on the complete evil that they reveal, realize that the ACORN tree grows out of the Democrat Party.

Obama’s Pastors Don’t Preach the Bible

May 14, 2008

Let me describe the kind of guy whom Senator Barack Obama considers “a wonderful young pastor.”

He’s the kind of man who calls the biblical patriarch Abraham a “pimp,” and says that Noah and Moses were thugs. He’s the kind of pastor who says that Jesus has a “soft spot for thugs,” and assures his congregation that everyone has some “thug proclivities.”

You buy that? Here are some highlights of Barack Obama’s new pasor, the Rev. Otis Moss III:

# “Jesus has a soft spot for thugs.”

# “God is always using thugs to do God’s work.”

# “Everyone has a little bit of thug in them.”

# Noah was a “thug” who “was drinking much gin and juice and got drunk on the eve of reconstruction.”

# Abraham “pimped his own wife.”

# Jacob was a “hustler” who “stole his own brother’s birthright.”

# Moses was a “thug” and “if he got mad would give you a royal beatdown.”

# Sampson was a “thug” and a “player.”

# David was a “thug,” a “shot caller,” and a “player,” and a man after God’s own heart.

Strangely, most of these statements actually have a certain legitimacy to them (although Jacob did NOT “steal” his brother’s birthright; Easau sold it to him as per Genesis 25:29-34; Moses gave that “beatdown” early in his life prior to hearing God’s call as per Exodus 2:11-14; and the account of Abraham “pimping” his wife was actually more a tale of a frightened sojourner concealing his marriage in order to save his life as per Genesis 12:10-13.

And I would even acknoweldge the statement that “Jesus has a soft spot for thugs” in the sense that He has a “soft spot” for sinners in need of a Savior.

But – from these relative high points – the sermon goes down hill pretty fast from there.

Ronald Kessler, the chief Washington correspondent of Newsmax.com, has it this way:

While Moss has not expressed hatred of America and of whites, as Wright did, in a sermon on YouTube, Moss derides middle-class America for not accepting the “prophetic brilliance” of thugs.

Referring to these thugs, Moss says sardonically, “There are times when our prejudice keeps us from hearing ghetto prophets, who preach a brand of thug theology which keeps us from hearing the truth from their lips because of their course language and ragged subject-verb agreement.”

To applause, Moss approvingly cites Tupac Shakur, a “gangsta” rap star with a long arrest record. Before being fatally shot in a drive-by attack in Las Vegas in 1996, Shakur faced a 120-day sentence for probation violations stemming from offenses including assault and battery and a 1994 sexual abuse conviction in New York. Shakur served 11 months in prison for his involvement in the sexual attack on a 21-year-old woman in a New York hotel room.

Judge Daniel P. Fitzgerald of the State Supreme Court in Manhattan described it as “an act of brutal violence against a helpless woman.”

Shakur had also been convicted in Los Angeles of assault and battery on a music video producer and for carrying a loaded, concealed weapon.

Most Americans look to places of worship for inspiration and moral and spiritual guidance. Moss’ message is the opposite. Claiming Shakur’s message speaks to our “current condition,” Moss blurs the distinction between right and wrong: He says those who don’t get that a rapper like Shakur is a prophet and biblical figures are thugs are confined by “bourgeois paradigms.”

Instead of condemning those who break the law, Moss says to exuberant applause, “Our society creates thugs. Children are not born thugs. Thugs are made and not born.” He adds, “This is good news for somebody who has a proclivity for ‘ghettoistic’ conduct.”

Indeed, it is good news for those who do not want to be held accountable for their own conduct. In making that statement, Moss endorses the message of many black leaders who encourage blacks to see themselves as helpless victims of a bigoted society. As outlined in the Newsmax article “Rev. Wright Furthers Black Victimhood,” the victim mentality limits blacks’ aspirations and torpedoes their chances at success.

I agree with Kessler’s assessment, and add to his observations the following:

Contrast Rev. Moss harsh, nearly vindictive assessments of these great men from the Bible with his overly gracious (to say the least!) view of Tupac Shakur as “a prophet.” And then the Reverend Moss – who called the prophetic composer of many of the songs in the Book of Psalms a “thug,” a “shot caller,” and a “player” – proceeded to quote at length his version of “prophetic song.”

Psalms is the longest book in the Bible, with 150 chapters. Maybe it’s just me, but somehow I don’t see this ditty making the cut and becoming the 151st Psalm.

I want you to understand something about the Bible; it is a story of God’s people, who are viewed warts and all. We know how these men started out; we even know how they managed to slip and fall down mid way through the journey of life. But ultimately, these stories are not about the men and women who slip and fall into the mud, but about the glorious God who is at work in their lives, and who brought life after life to triumph after triumph.

So Christians are aware of the dark side of its saints; but they are far more aware of the side that God created and developed in them.

Read Hebrews chapter 11, “the Faith Hall of Fame,” for the contrast of the spiritual Christian view with that of Obama’s new pastor:

# “It was by faith that Noah built an ark to save his family from the flood. He obeyed God, who warned him about something that had never happened before. By his faith he condemned the rest of the world and was made right in God’s sight” (Heb 11:7 NLT).

# It was by faith that Abraham obeyed when God called him to leave home and go to another land that God would give him as his inheritance. he went without even knowing where he was going. And even when he reached the land God promised him, he lived there by faith – for he was like a foreigner, living in a tent. And so did Isaac and Jacob, to whom God made the same promise. Abraham did this because he was confidently looking forward to a city with eternal foundations, a city designed and built by God. It was by faith that Sarah [the woman Abraham allegedly “pimped out”] together with Abraham was able to have a child, even though they were too old and Sarah was barren. Abraham believed that God would keep his promise. And so a whole nation came from this one man, Abraham, who was too old to have any children – a nation with so many people that, like the stars of the sky and the sand on the seashore, there is no way to count them…. It was by faith that Abraham offered Isaac as a sacrifice when God was testing him. Abraham, who had received God’s promises, was ready to sacrifice his ownly son, Isaac, though God had promised him, ‘Isaac is the son through whom your descendendts will be counted. Abraham assumed that if Isaac died, God was able to bring him back to life again. And in a sense, Abraham did receive his son back from the dead.” (Heb 11:8-12; 17-19 NLT).

# It was by faith that Isaac blessed his two sons, Jacob and Esau. He had confidence in what God was going to do in the future. It was by faith that Jacob, when he was old and dying, blessed each of Joseph’s sons and bowed down in worship as he leaned on his staff.

# It was by faith that Moses, when he grew up, refused to be treated as the son of Pharoh’s daughter. He chose to share the oppression of God’s people instead of enjoying the fleeting pleasure of sin. He thought it was better to suffer for the sake of the Messiah than to own the treasures of Egypt, for he was looking ahead to the great reward that God would give him. It was by faith that Moses left the land of Egypt. He was not afraid of the king. Moses kept right on going because he kept his eyes on the one who is invisible. It was by faith that Moses commanded the people of Israel to keep the Passover and to sprinkle blood on the doorposts so that the angel of death would not kill their firstborn sons” (Hebrews 11:24-28 NLT).

# Well, how much more do I need to say? It would take too long to recount the stories of the faith of Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, David, Samuel, and all the prophets. By faith these people overthrew kingdoms, ruled with justice, and received what God had promised them. They shut the mouths of lions, quenched the flames of fire, and escaped death by the edge of the sword. Their weakness was turned to strength. They became strong in battle and put whole armies to flight. Women received their loved ones back again from death” (Hebrews 11:32-35 NLT).

These aren’t stories about “thugs”; these are stories about the God who transforms life after life when those lives come into contact with the living God. Trinity United Church of Christ fixates on where the saints of the Bible were at their worst, and leaves them there in an artificial portrait of negativity. And then it’s pastors paint a picture of victimhood and blame to justify that bleak portrait of the world.

Genuine Christianity – whether believers are red or yellow, black or white – fixates on the God who brings His saints to ultimate glory through faith. And when believers see that God, they can look beyond their circumstances and find the positive.

That’s the real problem with Trinity United and with its pastors former and current: there is a presentation of constant, unrelenting resentment, racism, and victimology, a seeing of the world through the prism of Marxist (i.e. liberation theology) thought rather than through the eyes of faith in the Christ of hope.

I don’t know what Trinity United Church teaches, but it isn’t the Christianity of Jesus Christ.

Let me share the real message of hope and change found in the message of Scripture:

Ephesians 1:12 to the end that we who were the first to hope in Christ should be to the praise of His glory.

Ephesians 2:12 remember that you were at that time separate from Christ, excluded from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world.

Philippians 1:20 according to my earnest expectation and hope, that I shall not be put to shame in anything, but that with all boldness, Christ shall even now, as always, be exalted in my body, whether by life or by death.

Colossians 1:27 to whom God willed to make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.

1 Thessalonians 1:3 constantly bearing in mind your work of faith and labor of love and steadfastness of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ in the presence of our God and Father,

2 Thessalonians 2:16 Now may our Lord Jesus Christ Himself and God our Father, who has loved us and given us eternal comfort and good hope by grace,

1 Timithy 1:1 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus according to the commandment of God our Savior, and of Christ Jesus, who is our hope;

Titus 2:13 looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus;

Hebrews 3:6 but Christ was faithful as a Son over His house whose house we are, if we hold fast our confidence and the boast of our hope firm until the end.

1 Peter 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His great mercy has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,

1 Peter 1:13 Therefore, gird your minds for action, keep sober in spirit, fix your hope completely on the grace to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.

1 Peter 3:15 but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, yet with gentleness and reverence;

Do you see the difference between what the Bible proclaims – and what Christian pastors preach to congregations of every race under heaven all over the world – with the message that Jeremiah Wright and Otis Moss preach?

It’s strange that Barack Obama – as the “candidate of hope and change” – chose to spend so much of his life surrounded by such a toxic congregation, filled with the despair of abandonment and the stagnation of racism, instead of seeking a congregation that genuinely understood the true hope and change found in the Christ he claims to worship.