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Monday, April 13, 2009

Harry Knox, Ottis Moss, Rabbi David Saperstein, Obama's Faith Based Leadership

Got to love this one.

Hey folks,

That's right. Obama has appointed All of the above, and others, to Obama's Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. Seriously. Let's look at this shall we?

Who is Harry Knox? A Gay Rights Advocate and a Pope Basher. Who is Rev. Otis Moss Jr., his son replaced the Rev. Jeremiah Wright as pastor of Obama’s former church. You remember Rev Wright don't you? Who is Rabbi David Saperstein? He is the guy who denounced the U.S. Supreme Court in 2007 for upholding the federal ban on partial-birth abortions. I'm not kidding folks.

Obama Appoints Pope-Basher to Religious Panel

President Barack Obama has appointed a gay-rights activist and a critic of Pope Benedict XVI to the federal government’s faith-based initiative board.

Harry Knox has been appointed to Obama's Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. Knox is director of the religion and faith program at the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), a homosexual activist organization.

He has referred to the Pope as a “discredited leader” and attacked the Catholic Knights of Columbus because of the group’s support of Proposition 8, the California ballot initiative that passed last November and defined marriage as being between a man and a woman.

“The Knights of Columbus do a great deal of good in the name of Jesus Christ, but in this particular case they were foot soldiers of a discredited army of oppression,” Knox told the San Francisco-based Bay Area Reporter on March 19.


Knox also made this statement

"Gay people deserve the same right to marry that everybody else does. And God cares about our relationships the same way God cares about heterosexual relationships. We're making the same commitments to each other. We have the same responsibilities to each other, and we deserve the same rights and responsibilities under the law that everyone else has."

Sorry Rev Knox, the Bible, and many other People of the Cloth would beg to differ. The Bible makes is PERFECTLY CLEAR. Crystal Clear, how God sees Homosexuality. It really doesn't matter what side of the fence you happen to sit on with this issue, it is CLEAR what God thinks about it.

The newspaper reported, “Knox noted that the Knights of Columbus ‘followed discredited leaders,’ including bishops and Pope Benedict, ‘a Pope who literally today said condoms don’t help in the control of AIDS.’”

During his trip to Africa, Pope Benedict said that distributing condoms was not the answer to the problem of AIDS, and asserted that the best strategy was the church's efforts to promote sexual responsibility through abstinence and monogamy.

Well, that's true. If you do not have sex, share needles, or put your self in situation where you CAN get AIDS, guess what, there is more than a good chance you WON'T. Just like, if you do not have sex, you CAN'T get Pregnant. Not really a hard concept. It's called self responsibility. Self control.

On April 6, Knox told the Cybercast News Service’s Web site CNSNews: “The Pope needs to start telling the truth about condom use. We are eager to help him do that.

"Until he is willing to do that and able, he’s doing a great deal more harm than good — not just in Africa but around the world. It is endangering people’s lives.”


{Sigh}

Knox posted a statement on the HRC Web site on Monday saying that as a member of the 25-member Advisory Council, he “will support the president in living up to his promise that government has no place in funding bigotry against any group of people.”

Can you say Obama is getting people in place to further his agendas? Forget that those states that have allowed Gay Marriages have done so through Legislation, NOT votes of the people. A small group of people dictating to the majority of what they will and will not accept. Those states that HAVE put it to a Vote, the People chose NOT to allow it. Is Obama looking to create a Federal Law to force even those states that HAVE Constitutional language of Marriage between and Man and a Woman be FORCED by the Federal Gov. To allow it? I'm not really sure yet to tell you the truth, but he seems to either be attempting to pacify the Gay Rights Radicals, or he very well may be setting in place those that will help him over turn States' Rights.

Bill Donohue, president of the Catholic League, told CNSNews that the appointment of Knox “is exactly the kind of bastardization of common sense that the Obama people are putting forth. Quite frankly, I would prefer to see the entire faith-based initiative closed down . . .

“I’d rather people simply be honest and say we don’t believe in faith-based initiatives as they were initially intended by the previous administration, and what we’re going to do is thoroughly politicize them with these gay activists.”

President George W. Bush’s faith-based efforts focused on religious non-profit organizations, while Obama “has changed the focus to target community groups, religious and secular,” CNSNews reported.


Yup.

Other members of Obama’s Advisory Board include the Rev. Otis Moss Jr., whose son replaced the Rev. Jeremiah Wright as pastor of Obama’s former church, the Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago; the Rev. Jim Wallis, who has been called the “leader of the religious left” by The New York Times; and Rabbi David Saperstein, who denounced the U.S. Supreme Court in 2007 for upholding the federal ban on partial-birth abortions.

So who else is on this panel? Each member of the Council is appointed to a one-year term. The members of the Council are:

Diane Baillargeon, President & CEO, Seedco, New York , NY

Anju Bhargava, Founder, Asian Indian Women of America, New Jersey

Bishop Charles Blake, Presiding Bishop, Church of God in Christ, Los Angeles, CA

Noel Castellanos, CEO, Christian Community Development Association, Chicago, IL

The Rev. Peg Chemberlin, President-Elect, National Council of Churches USA, Minneapolis, MN

Dr. Arturo Chavez, President & CEO, Mexican American Catholic College, San Antonio , TX

Fred Davie, Senior Adviser, Public/Private Ventures, New York , NY

Nathan Diament, Director of Public Policy, Orthodox Jewish Union, Washington, DC

Pastor Joel C. Hunter, Senior Pastor, Northland, a Church Distributed, Longwood, FL

Harry Knox, Director, Religion and Faith Program, Human Rights Campaign, Washington, DC

Bishop Vashti M. McKenzie, Presiding Bishop, 13th Episcopal District, African Methodist Episcopal Church, Knoxville, TN

Dalia Mogahed, Executive Director, Gallup Center for Muslim Studies, Washington, DC

Rev. Otis Moss, Jr., Pastor emeritus, Olivet Institutional Baptist Church, Cleveland, OH

Dr. Frank S. Page, President emeritus, Southern Baptist Convention, Taylors, SC

Eboo S. Patel, Founder & Executive Director, Interfaith Youth Core, Chicago, IL

Anthony Picarello, General Counsel , United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Washington, DC

Nancy Ratzan, Board Chair, National Council of Jewish Women, Miami, FL

Melissa Rogers, Director, Wake Forest School of Divinity Center for Religion and Public Affairs, Winston-Salem , NC

Rabbi David N. Saperstein, Director & Counsel, Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, Washington, DC

Dr. William J. Shaw, President, National Baptist Convention, USA, Philadelphia , PA

Father Larry J. Snyder, President, Catholic Charities USA, Alexandria , VA

Richard Stearns, President, World Vision, Bellevue , WA

Judith N. Vredenburgh, President and Chief Executive Officer, Big Brothers / Big Sisters of America, Philadelphia , PA

Rev. Jim Wallis, President & Executive Director, Sojourners, Washington , DC

Dr. Sharon Watkins, General Minister and President, Disciples of Christ (Christian Church), Indianapolis, IN


Folks, Obama is NOT a friend of those who have faith. Unless their faith rests in the False Messiah that IS Obama. We already know that he is no friend of life. With the people that he as selected to head the Advisory Council on "Faith-Based" and Neighborhood Partnerships, we can clearly see that it is mostly a bunch of radicals. Some of which do NOT represent the Word of God, nor do they really represent what even the majority in their own communities believe in. But then again, it's Obama. What else would you expect.
Peter

Sources:
Newsmax
365 Gay - Obama Names Knox to Religion Council

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