Thursday, April 27, 2006

Just 'cause you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not out to get you.

If you're not reading The Witness, you really should. If you don't want to read all of The Witness, just read this article by Daniel J. Webster.

Some telling quotes from the article:
Many believe a schism in the Episcopal Church USA and the worldwide Anglican Communion is inevitable after this summer. If it does occur it will not be about homosexuality or Gene Robinson or the blessing of same-sex unions. It will have been planned, plotted and engineered by the IRD and its very rich, ultraconservative henchmen (some women, but mostly men) who have targeted the Presbyterian Church (PCUSA), the United Methodist Church (UMC) and the Episcopal Church for nearly 25 years.
The IRD is open about its agenda. Visit; there for the world to see, without apology, is a clear strategy to foment disorder in the three mainline churches. On its home page are dropdown menus listing the action plan against the three mainline churches.
[IRD] financially supports these small groups to wage conflict internally in their denominations. Episcopalians know of the American Anglican Council (AAC). It was created by the IRD, with whom the AAC shared offices for a number of years. Swecker's book also documents how the IRD shared board members and financial backing with ultraconservative dissident church groups, including the AAC, in the three targeted denominations. Another article digs further to illustrate how IRD board members have influenced, had access to, or ties with government agencies and the current presidential administration.

I've been a member of two denominations targeted by this group. I know firsthand the pain, suffering, and dissent they foster. I have lost friends and even family to this. They have turned millions from following Jesus to following human leaders.

I don't get it. Can people really be that corrupted by power that they want more and more and more until everyone is ruined and they alone are left standing on a pile of broken and bleeding spirits?

Lord have mercy.
Christ have mercy.
Lord have mercy.


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