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My Take: Itís time for Islamophobic evangelicals to choose (Projectile Vomit Alert!)
CNN.com ^ | 15 September 2012 | Brian D. McLaren

Posted on 09/17/2012 12:30:24 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa

I was raised as an evangelical Christian in America, and any discussion of Christian-Jewish-Muslim relations around the world must include the phenomenon of American Islamophobia, for which large sectors of evangelical Christianity in America serve as a greenhouse.

At a time when U.S. embassies are being attacked and when people are getting killed over an offensive, adolescent and puerile film targeting Islam - beyond pathetic in its tawdriness – we must begin to own up to the reality of evangelical Islamaphobia.

Many of my own relatives receive and forward pious-sounding and alarm-bell-ringing e-mails that trumpet (IN LOTS OF CAPITAL LETTERS WITH EXCLAMATION POINTS!) the evils of Islam, that call their fellow evangelicals and charismatics to prayer and “spiritual warfare” against those alleged evils, and that often - truth be told - contain lots of downright lies.

For example, one recent e-mail claimed “Egyptian Christians in Grave Danger as Muslim Brotherhood Crucifies Opponents." Of course, that claim has been thoroughly debunked, but the sender’s website still (as of Friday) claims that the Muslim Brotherhood has “crucified those opposing" Egyptian President Mohamed Morsy "naked on trees in front of the presidential palace while abusing others.”

(Excerpt) Read more at religion.blogs.cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: brianmclaren; christians; dhimmi; dhimmitude; evangelicals; mclaren
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We can always rely on the drive-by MSM for this kind of mendacious rationalization on behalf of our enemies.



Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

1 posted on 09/17/2012 12:30:30 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa
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To: ConorMacNessa

1) It had nothing to do with the movie.

2) They are what they are.


2 posted on 09/17/2012 12:33:53 PM PDT by ILS21R (The time is nigh.)
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To: ConorMacNessa

No....he didn’t....he couldn’t have.....he’s blaming the evangelicals for what happened in Libya?


3 posted on 09/17/2012 12:35:30 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: ILS21R

“I’m a Scorpion. It’s in my nature.” Oh, and there’s no Famine in the Ukraine.


4 posted on 09/17/2012 12:35:43 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: ConorMacNessa

I always wondered about the scales in people’s eyes that they write about in the Bible. This snake needs to shed his skin.


5 posted on 09/17/2012 12:37:12 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: ConorMacNessa

Islam cannot objectively be defined as a religion so, the entire premise of Brian’s little article is flawed and therefore, invalid.


6 posted on 09/17/2012 12:37:55 PM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (Islam is not a religion. Period.)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Brian McLaren is also the “evangelical” who said a few years ago that a “reassessment” of homosexual marriage is in order for a changing society.


7 posted on 09/17/2012 12:38:15 PM PDT by ScottinVA (If Obama is reelected, America will deserve every mockery that follows.)
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To: ConorMacNessa

I do not fear islam, I despise it. I despise all that it stands for. I despise it’s practitioners and its goals. I despise its false prophet, and the culture of death that he and his followers have spawned.


8 posted on 09/17/2012 12:38:28 PM PDT by Ouderkirk (Democrats...the party of Slavery, Segregation, Sodomy, and Sedition)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Honestly, once I saw the author was Brian McLaren, I needed to read no further.


9 posted on 09/17/2012 12:39:26 PM PDT by Shelayne (Even so, come quickly, Lord Jesus!)
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To: ConorMacNessa
At a time when U.S. embassies are being attacked and when people are getting killed over an offensive, adolescent and puerile film targeting Islam

So, let me see if I understand this correctly - it is not rational to have fear and concerns about a population that will attack and kill you over a puerile and adolescent film? It is instead the fault of others who have nothing to do with the film, or Islam, or well, anything at all about this.

Elephant in the room: They are either rioting and killing people over a adolescent film, or they are just rioting and killing people because that's what they do. Either way, it is not only rational to fear people like that, but prudent to make sure their insanity doesn't spread any further.

Now, let's all hug it out and get some art funding for an image insulting to Christians? Liberals - not even CLOSE to the same page.

10 posted on 09/17/2012 12:39:47 PM PDT by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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To: ConorMacNessa

McLaren is apparently hoping by feeding the mohammedan crocodile, he’ll be eaten last.

Get lost, dhimmi. You’re serving no purpose except that of the satanic enemy.


11 posted on 09/17/2012 12:40:05 PM PDT by ScottinVA (If Obama is reelected, America will deserve every mockery that follows.)
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Islam - beyond pathetic in its tawdriness

Well, he got this part right...

12 posted on 09/17/2012 12:40:47 PM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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yes, islam is a peaceful religion
13 posted on 09/17/2012 12:41:06 PM PDT by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: ConorMacNessa

If only she had been around to preach this divine wisdom of “tolerance” to the Armenians, during the days of the Ottoman Empire.


14 posted on 09/17/2012 12:41:15 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: ConorMacNessa
9/11 happened.

A 'phobia' is an IRrational fear of something. Considering what happened on 9/11, 'fear' of Islam is perfectly rational.

By repeated acts of atrocity committed in its name, 9/11 being just one example, Islam has proven to be more of a murderous death cult than a legitimate religion.

9/11 happened.

MUST WE CONTINUE TO REPEAT THESE FACTS TO THE LEFTIST MORONS IN THE STATE-RUN MEDIA?


15 posted on 09/17/2012 12:42:13 PM PDT by bassmaner (Hey commies: I am a white male, and I am guilty of NOTHING! Sell your 'white guilt' elsewhere.)
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To: ConorMacNessa
we must begin to own up to the reality of evangelical Islamaphobia.

No ... we must own up to the reality of islamic mass-murder, rapine, and torture. We must own up to the reality of islamic dishonety, dissembling, and disinformation.

We must recognize that "islam" means "destroy everybody else".

16 posted on 09/17/2012 12:42:43 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: ConorMacNessa

My bad. Brian is a guy, but he just sounds like a whiny little girl.


17 posted on 09/17/2012 12:43:24 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: ConorMacNessa; All

18 posted on 09/17/2012 12:43:58 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: ConorMacNessa
Let's Quit Sucking Up To Islam!

I think it's time to cut our losses. Time to realize what the truth is regarding Islam and its followers. High time to leave them to their so called religion or their death-cult or whatever you want to call it. And it's time to get us and our money the hell out of angry Islamic countries.

Their culture is incompatible with western democracies, freedoms, lifestyles, etc. So leave them alone. We are told that there are millions of peaceful, moderate, loving Muslims. Yet the videos show the entire middle east on fire with Islamic hatred and the calming moderates are nowhere to be found? Where are the peace lovers that will stand against their own demonic lunatics?

America needs to realize that Islam has designs on our nation and they are plotting to kill us and destroy every vestige of the lifestyle we enjoy as free people. “Arguing that Islam is a constitutionally protected religion is like arguing Naziism is a constitutionally protected religion. They are founded on the same set of fatal values.” …..Ann Barnhardt

These people hate Israel! We are a Judeo-Christian society so they hate us. That will not change regardless of how much money we pay them or how many times our pseudo muslim president kisses their collective asses.

19 posted on 09/17/2012 12:44:35 PM PDT by wesagain (The God (Elohim) of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is the One True GOD.)
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I am an Evangelical. I am saved because of the shed blood of the Lord Jesus Christ and His being raised from the dead by the Heavenly Father. I stand against the evils of Islam and the evils of the American media members who support them and the Kenyan Thug and his bumbling sidekick.

Any questions?
20 posted on 09/17/2012 12:45:31 PM PDT by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a United States Marine.)
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