Church of England has been notoriously “tolerant” and “multicultural” for quite a while now, welcoming the Occupy movement, espousing social justice, embracing global warming, and self-righteously lecturing everyone to “accommodate” the large numbers of Muslim immigrants into England. The Church is belatedly realizing that significant numbers of Muslims do not want to assimilate, they want to take over. The more “moderate” Muslims are too afraid, don’t care or number too few to speak out. It won’t surprise you to learn that the social justice/tolerant/accommodating/warmist future king Prince Charles is CoE. Of course so is Queen Elizabeth and she is a no-nonsense, common-sense monarch; perhaps being a part of WWII made a difference. She knows there’s evil in the world that is beyond understanding, she knows there is a price to pay for freedom.
The current and a former Archbishop of Canterbury are finally speaking out, speaking out in a way that is not politically correct. Welcome to the new world, America. This is what’s been happening while our MSM worshipped Obama and worked to elect Democrats.
Current Archbishop Most Rev Justin Welby speaks out in defense of Christian schools and claims Britain is a deeply Christian country. Liberals immediately denounce him. Unfortunately he also denies the Birmingham City Schools are being hurt by a takeover of fundamentalist Muslims. He’s wrong there. This post was May 2014; since then Birmingham has been rocked by hateful anti-Semitism and pro-Hamas protests, often violent. I think Welby may still have some reluctance to recognize creeping sharia. http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-2727305. 3
Last Christmas Welby also recognized the massacres of Christians all over the Middle East, an attempt – quite successful so far – to wipe the Christians and Jews off the continent and then the planet. Meanwhile the Obama administration keeps lecturing us on Islamophobia. http://kjs-heresywatch.blogspot.com/2013/12/in-news-at-last-christian-massacre.html
Creeping Sharia demands accommodation by people with no desire to assimilate; they demand concessions to Islam while giving none to yours. Creeping sharia means the takeover of another culture and country by Muslims, it doesn’t in any way refer to respect between religions because the respect is decidedly one-sided, that of the non-Muslim culture. Creeping Sharia is typically the precursor to a less civil takeover if and when the circumstances permit the Islamist to do so.http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-London/2014/08/27/Muslim-gang-rapists-are-springing-up-everywhere-Why-can-t-we-be-honest-about-it
One could reasonably argue that our society, including our Christian mainline establishment, is determined to give our nation and our Western, our Judeo-Christian culture and values over to Islamists or anyone else because we don’t think our culture and America in particular is worthy of defense of any kind. BTW, have you seen the new 2014 Dinesh D’Souza move America: Where would the world be without her? You should.
http://thefederalist.com/2014/08/21/how-to-shrink-your-church-in-one-easy-step/ , critique includes the Presbyterian Church USA [PC-USA], the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America [ELCA], United Church of Christ [UCC], and the Episcopal Church. This article focuses on gay marriage but there are numerous other issues. The author correctly notes that changes to church theology typically start at the academic [seminary] level. Churches in America don’t need to be politically correct or fit some current version of social justice. Christian churches base their beliefs upon some combination of Judeo-Christian religious history, the teachings and words of Jesus and the writings of His apostles, usually through the Bible but sometimes through inspirations of church leaders or other sources long recognized by the church as fundamental to their beliefs. You don’t change your theology according to some current celebrity trend. Believers of a specific denomination make any changes after much prayer and thought. If you don’t believe the teachings of a church, don’t join. Skilled and experienced activists rushing into a church denomination may push through their agenda by change to seminaries and taking over committees and conferences but they will likely kill the church. An established church foundation rests primarily with quiet worshippers who work and raise families, coming to church and/or Sunday School, tithing to support the church, bringing their kids to youth group or confirmation, attending potlucks and staying for congregational meetings. It is, quite frankly, a pain in the butt. It takes a lot of time, effort and determination. It may sometimes be due to family expectations or to social standing but it is usually due to a profound belief that may peak and wane at various times but is too important to completely abandon.
Exchanging a long-established theology based upon Jesus for faddish beliefs based upon a swath of popular entertainment and shaming from politicians, junior repeating what he just heard from his sociology prof and an obliging liberal media may give dedicated church-goers pause and confusion but it will seldom bring deep conviction and comfort like the old mysteries and ‘faith of our fathers’ and Bible study brought us. Junior can ridicule all he wants but when you need soul satisfaction – when a parent dies or you lose your job or your marriage is in trouble or you worry about what an idiot Junior is becoming in college [heh] , you will leave the new -approved church for another. The problem with the “new” Mainline churches isn’t what they stand for, it’s that they don’t really believe in anything truly religious.
The talk in college circles is that Johns Hopkins University doesn’t want to fund a pro-life advocacy student group so they chose to drastically cut the accepted liberal groups. http://collegeinsurrection.com/2014/08/johns-hopkins-political-and-advocacy-groups-face-massive-funding-cuts/
This Venn diagram was released from JHU, you might want to think about this Fail. It may be the Freudian slip of truth.