Monday, November 10, 2008

Shepherds say "Yikes!"

Cap'n Bill here: Strange post-election day reports reaching me out at see from America way. One pastor tells me that the day after election he got a mailer from a new clergy group warning athe secular direction an Obama presidency could take. It took him a few more days to figure out that the mailer sat in the bulk mail room until the day after the election because the workers there figured it would no longer affect the election. Seems the back of the mailer had a picture of Obama and a warning. They group has an interesting web site. We are not endorsing them but passing their message along because it is a "sign of the times". We see a link with them as "Watchmen on the Heights":

Dear Congregational Leader,

Our nation faces a fork, a divergence between the high road and the low road -- and you and your congregation could very well determine the direction we take. The high road upholds America's peaceful tradition of Judeo-Christian tolerance and morality. The low road marches us toward militant secular-paganism, militant Islam, or both.The high road upholds traditional marriage between one man and one woman, and the sanctity of innocent human life that springs from such unions. The low road favors homosexual "marriage" and child sacrifice (we're not referring to familiar abortion here – see below).

The high road upholds the rights of pastors, priests and rabbis to "speak truth to power" in the tradition of Moses, Elijah, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Daniel, (and for Christians) John the Baptist, Peter, Paul, Stephen and Jesus. The low road would officially censor the Judeo-Christian view from the public square.

Shepherds and Watchmen
Exaggerations? Decide for yourself – but please do so quickly; there's not much time left. Confirm the facts we cite herein via the footnotes. Click the live links in this online edition of our new journal of opinion, The Judeo-Christian View. Verify what we say to be true. Then, speak to your congregation with boldness and clarity, so you and they may pray and act with wisdom, before it's too late.

DISCLAIMER: Who are we to so encourage you? Well, just a handful of Americans who are also rabbis, priests, pastors and teachers ourselves – Jews, Catholics Protestants, black, white and brown – who fervently pray that the light of the Judeo-Christian view, the light of the Scriptures and Liberty, will never, ever be snuffed out in our precious, free and tolerant land. We have nothing whatsoever to do with any national political campaign or candidate, and we certainly are not telling you or anyone how (or whether) to vote, endorse, or oppose – nor do we ourselves here do so.

But, you no doubt recognize that it is the role of congregational leaders to guard our sheep – and to stand as the Good Shepherd would to protect them from moral error (Ezekiel 34). You surely realize that we as watchmen will be held to account if we fail to sound the alarms (Ezekiel 33). So, we urge only that you pray, preach and teach according to conscience and your rights of free speech and free exercise of religion, fully protected by the First Amendment. In that spirit, here are some hard, documented facts your congregation needs to know right now.

Go to the site:

Interfaith Video Sermon for Your Congregation
Mild version above suitable for all audiences. Click Here to view the graphic version-adult discretion required. For instructions on how to make use of the Interfaith Video Sermon or any video below for your congregation, simply click here.

Anytime a group emerges which is comprised of Jews, Roman Catholics, Protestants and of different ethnicities, that alone is interesting. It usually shows that something really scares them.

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