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Why Am I A Liberal? Because The Bible Tells Me So

Those who support conservative causes often claim they have the high moral ground because of their religious beliefs. They live to taunt the left wing and throw the Holy Book in our faces, but I doubt any of them have ever really read what is in the Good Book because if they had they would know that Christ is a liberal. Read from Scripture and you’ll be reading a blueprint for the progressives’ social and political agenda. While conservatives preach against the welfare state and taxation of the wealthy, the Bible says just the opposite. I was reminded of this fact when reading Dr. Lance Moore’s powerful book “Class Crucifixion: Money, Power, Religion and the Death of the Middle Class.”

So why is it that people of faith, by and large, support Republicanism? Dr. Moore builds a strong case for the perversion of religion by the right to advance its hateful, selfish and greedy agenda. He writes, “If you count yourself a person of faith, I beg you to actually read the Bible!” The few times I attend religious services, Protestant ministers and Catholic priests seem to carefully avoid the passages which promote left-wing causes and social justice. For instance, Jesus said, “If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor.” Hardly the current Republican philosophy. Then there is this from Jesus, “Woe to you who are rich for you have already received your comfort,” and “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to bring good news to the poor.”

I’ll be damned. Jesus was a Socialist. Forget everything hypocrites like Jerry Falwell have ever said or done. Dismiss Billy Graham. To hell with every right-wing Bible thumper who has ever shouted “fire and brimstone.” They are snake-oil salesmen, in it for the glory, the wealth, the self-aggrandizement, or the power. They are sociopaths, devoid of consciences, willing to use the Bible as a weapon against the least among us and a propaganda tool to advance the tyrants among us. They are the false prophets Jesus warned us of. Those who cloak themselves in piety to prey upon the weak and service the strong.

It has always been this way, Dr. Moore reminds us. “The river of greed flows tandem with the history of murder. In Genesis, Cain killed Abel out of jealousy, or so we are taught, but look closer at the story: the jealousy began when God favored Abel because of Abel’s generosity with material goods. Abel gave the ‘first-fruit’ offerings which Cain had greedily withheld. Cain’s story does not end well, a fact that ‘Godly capitalists’ have forgotten.”


Why Are They Still Lying To Us About JFK’s Murder? A Minister Tells Us Why

Of all the great JFK assassination books published last year (to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the assassination), one of the best was written by a Methodist minister named Dr. Lance Moore. Dr. Moore’s book, “Killing JFK: 50 Years, 50 Lies–From the Warren Commission to Bill O’Reilly, A History of Deceit in the Kennedy Assassination,” is meticulously researched, eloquently stated, and worthy of serious consideration. Yet you have probably never heard of Dr. Moore or his book. That’s because the media blackout of all voices critical of the official version (read establishment lies)of the assassination have stifled the purveyors of historical truth. I sympathize with Dr. Moore and other JFK authors/researchers, because I too have been denied access to mainstream media outlets (with the notable exception of my hometown St. Louis Post-Dispatch). Despite this, 75% of Americans know we are being fed a pack of lies by NBC, CBS, ABC, PBS, the New York Times, the Washington Post, and all other corporate-owned conglomerates who have had a long, cozy relationship with the CIA.

In a piece written for OpEd News Dr. Moore condemns the unbalanced media and questions the purpose of continuing the cover-up a half-century after the event. He writes:

“A few days after the 50th Anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy, my wife and I chatted with a new acquaintance in an upscale bar in D.C., a spot frequented by Congressmen. Leaning toward us across the table, a dapperly-dressed man confirmed my suspicions about the CIA and a certain magazine. His wife, he confided, works for the internationally-prestigious magazine, and she had told him the CIA frequented her workplace to spy on a nearby embassy–with full cooperation by her employers. I found her story credible, in part because it is now well-established that the CIA infiltrated and influenced a long list of newspapers and magazines.1 Initially, I had been surprised that the magazine in question, an organization with great credibility in the academic community, risked their reputation to broadcast blatant lies about the JFK shooting. Why fib about something that happened half-a-century ago? The answer is astounding: the CIA –fifty years on–still believes it cannot afford the hit to its credibility… it refuses to admit that Lee Harvey Oswald was a company man. And it still has a vise-like grip on the mainstream media.

I am not a kook. Several parchments from prestigious institutions hang on my wall to assure me that I’m not crazy. I’m not a 911 ‘Truther’ or a ‘Man didn’t land on the moon’ conspiracy nut. Yet, when I began promoting my book about the JFK assassination, I observed some curious things. Major news outlets circled their wagons around the ‘official’ government story that Lee Harvey Oswald was a lone nut, nixing any dissenting opinions. Pro-Warren Commission, pro-lone-gunman pundits (a dying breed) were trotted out on CBS, ABC and even PBS. Credible experts who offer proof of government complicity were disinvited. Others in the assassination-research community told me similar stories of how they had been scheduled for cable news/network appearances, but were cancelled at the last minute–without explanation. Even my local city newspaper, which has featured my writing on other topics, refused to print a rebuttal I had written to counter a ‘lone-gunman did it’ fluff-piece they ran in November 2013.

I have been harassed. Nasty, over-the-top attacks were posted on the Amazon review page of my JFK book (despite four and five star reviews by 95% of readers). Correspondence between myself and Vince Palamara (a Secret Service expert who has been featured on C-SPAN, the History Channel, etc.) was sliced open and contents stolen, apparently with the blessing of the U.S. Postal Service.2 At the 50th anniversary event in Dealey Plaza November 22nd, an ABC-TV cameraman pulled out his iPhone and snapped a picture of my book’s cover, saying he was personally interested in it… but made it clear his network was not. A CBS reporter and his cameraman interviewed me, but the footage never aired. At the end of the day, outside the Dallas JFK museum in the Texas School Book Depository, I was assaulted–choked without any provocation–by the bodyguard of former Secret Service Agent Clint Hill, as I tried to shake hands with Hill after his book-signing.3 These are things happening now, not 50 years ago.

But let’s back up and look at the long media history. The few times the networks dared examine the topic, the reporting was one-sided. CBS, for example, gave extended screen-time to so-called “conspiracy debunker” Gerald Posner, but allowed only short, benign snippets from lone-gunman critics like Dr. Cyril Wecht (and Dr. Wecht is a top-notch forensic scientist; Posner is not). I challenge doubters to put a stopwatch on any major network’s coverage of the JFK assassination and see how much time is afforded the debunkers vs. the conspiracy ‘nuts.’ Though I am personally convinced that the CIA helped kill Kennedy, I concede there are two sides to this debate. So, mainstream media, give us both sides! The one-sided press coverage should scare the hell out of us.”

You can read the full article on opednews.com