Winston Churchill once famously said, "Those that fail to learn from history, are doomed to repeat it". It would appear that history is repeating itself in the United States where the left is embracing the foolhardy religion of the Global Warming Panic Cult. In order to spread the Social Gospel of Gaia, the Obama administration has aquired the services of the Rev. Jim Wallis to, in the words of Meghan Clyne, writing in The Weekly Standard to use "churches and congregations to advance the administration’s climate-change agenda".
Today's article by David Noebel draws some interesting parallels between the policies of Obama administration and that of a certain Reichskanzler elected in 1933.
"I've been thinking … well, I've been reading and thinking. I've been reading Erwin Lutzer's latest work, "When A Nation Forgets God: Seven Lessons We Must Learn From Nazi Germany." Published by Moody Publishers, the Moody Church pastor analyses how the church in Germany fell under the sway of Adolf Hitler. Here's the bad news: "By far the majority of the Lutheran churches sided with Hitler and his spectacular reforms." The good news: "But a minority, under the leadership of (Dietrich) Bonhoeffer (pictured above) and (Martin) Niemoller, chose to pull away from the established church to form the 'Confessing Church.'"
I find it disturbing that the Obama administration is trying to use churches, including evangelical churches, for its own political purposes...
Clyne's article's subtitle summarizes the administration's underlying political goal: "The White House wants churches to advance its climate change agenda." She points out that while Wallis wrote in December 2006 that "Republicans shamelessly politicized the faith-based initiative," Wallis himself is now "a member of Obama's faith-based council and has also met with congressional Democrats to help them frame their policies in more morally appealing terms." These Wallis-trained Democrats will in turn make "inroads with religious voters." Sound similar to Hitler's making inroads with the Lutherans of his day?"
In yet another example of selective amnesia by the Left, George W. Bush was roundly thrown under the bus when he first proposed faith based initiatives (and perhaps some of that criticism was justified). However, I'm not hearing the same level of criticism hurled at Obama for doing much the same thing. In fact, I rarely hear ANY criticism of Obama by the Mainstream Media in this country on anything so I'm not at all surprised.