Don’t you hate it when the so-called Prince of Peace’s people refuse to play ball?
American Churches Give Propaganda Victory To The Evil Doers
In a statement that will surely encourage our enemies, a coalition of U.S. churches has denounced the war in Iraq and claims that the U.S. is “raining down terror” and entering into imperial projects that seek to dominate and control for the sake of our own national interests.
The churches’ propaganda statement was disguised as a letter from the US Conference for the World Council of Churches to the 9th Assembly of the World Council of Churches in Porto Alegre, Brazil:
Yet we acknowledge as well that we are citizens of a nation that has done much in these years to endanger the human family and to abuse the creation. [. . . .] But our country responded by seeking to reclaim a privileged and secure place in the world, raining down terror on the truly vulnerable among our global neighbors. Our leaders turned a deaf ear to the voices of church leaders throughout our nation and the world, entering into imperial projects that seek to dominate and control for the sake of our own national interests. Nations have been demonized and God has been enlisted in national agendas that are nothing short of idolatrous. We lament with special anguish the war in Iraq, launched in deception and violating global norms of justice and human rights. We mourn all who have died or been injured in this war; we acknowledge with shame abuses carried out in our name; we confess that we have failed to raise a prophetic voice loud enough and persistent enough to deter our leaders from this path of preemptive war. Lord, have mercy.
The propaganda piece goes on, also criticizing the U.S. for climate change, racism and poverty.
The entire “letter” is available here.
Al-Qaeda’s propagandists could not have imagined a document more helpful to their cause. Aljazeera, the most popular Arab news source, headlines the story “U.S. churches denounce Iraq war, ‘American terror.'”
Al-Qaeda doesn’t have to denigrate the liberation of 50 million people from the horrors of two of the worlds most tyrannical and fascist regimes, our churches do it for them. This letter is an unfortunate piece of evidence supporting Defense Secretary Rumsfeld’s position that the US is losing the propaganda war against al-Qaeda and other enemies.
I think a few crucifixions at Gitmo might straighten their asses out., friggin’ christers….