Skip to comments.First Amendment Watch: Beck Forbidden from Prayer at Kennedy Center
Posted on 08/16/2010 10:58:09 PM PDT by American Dream 246
Luckily, this story has a happy ending. But how many ordinary Americans have a microphone or a TV show with which to make bureaucratic enormities like this public?
Behold the wages, not of sin, but of the evil known as political correctness
VIDEO GLENN BECK
Lest we forget, the Kennedy Centers forerunner as Washingtons premiere concert hall, Constitution Hall, run by the Daughters of the American Revolution, once tried to ban contralto Marian Anderson for the simple crime of being black. Here she is in action, singing the Ave Maria just to make the atheists and Schubert-haters crazy:
Eternal vigilance, indeed.
Well, he is a Christan...only islam can pray now. As the dear leader said so eloquently: America is a muslim country. Stupid you for not understanding and accepting that..geez..don’t you know what happens to Christians in muslims countries? So get in line and shut up. (sarc..did I need that?)
Glenn Beck isn't a Christian, he is a practitioner of Mormonism, he left Christianity about 8 or more years ago.
Oops, sorry, you are right. Anyway I meant he is not a muslim...
What a hoot! Couldn’t have been the College Park campus, though???
LOL. The truth is that according to the personal judgement of ansel12, Glenn Beck isn't a Christian, because ansel12 doesn't believe Mormons are Christians.
Of course, Mormons include the Bible among the four books which they recognize as Scripture, and that belief in Jesus Christ is central to their faith, as evidenced by their official name, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
So perhaps you should say that, according to ansel12, Glenn Beck and the Mormons aren't Christian enough for your personal approval of that status before God.
Polytheists are not Christians, and there are other reasons that the Greek Orthodox, the Roman Catholic, and the Protestant churches all agree that Mormonism is a different religion than Christianity.
This isn't correct, The Roman Catholic church says it, the Greek Orthodox say it, the Protestants say it, so your statement isn't true.
I've heard protestants call catholics polytheists.
When you are waiting on the call, and someone says "Make a circle, take a knee" and you either sling your rifle over your back or lay it on your knee pointing OUT so you can gather together and pray in Christ's name before stuff comes down, you don't argue fine points.
'And for what we are about to receive, please make us thankful.'
I've ended too many prayers with that to get into squabbles about details about doctrine.
But it's not my place to set you right.
In the end, we'll all know the Truth.
lolol. That is a GREAT story. I really hope it happened. Maybe it will catch on.
Thanks for the story. Reminds me of the saying/bumper sticker:
“As Long As There Are Tests
There Will Be Prayer In Schools”
CATHOLIC ANSWERS: Question: I read recently that the Catholic Church had rejected Mormon baptism, since their view of Christ and the Trinity is so unusual. But I have to ask: Are Mormons considered separated brothers and sisters? While their views are strange to say the least, they are still separated, and we should reach out to them. If we view them as something other than separated, doesn't that exclude ecumenism? I know that many view them as a cult, but aren't cult members separated as well?
Answer: The reason Mormons are not considered separated brethren is not because they aren't "separated" from the Church-they are-but they aren't "brethren" in the sense required.
The phrase separated brethren refers to those who, though separated from full communion with the Catholic Church, have been justified through baptism and are thus brethren in Christ. The Decree on Ecumenism (Unitatis Redintegratio) of Vatican II teaches that "all who have been justified by faith in baptism are members of Christ's body, and have a right to be called Christian, and so are correctly accepted as brothers by the children of the Catholic Church."
Because Mormonism is polytheistic and rejects the Trinity, Mormon baptism is not valid, and Mormons are not considered separated brethren. For the same reason, outreach to them, while certainly a good thing, is not ecumenism, though it can include dialogue and social cooperation as well as efforts to evangelize them.
You are truly frightening. You actually don't grasp the difference between the sources you cite, and your personal acceptance and representation of those sources?
I don't care who says what. And I don't personally care what your position is on this issue, either. What I am pointing out is that you - personally - are making a judgement about the authenticity of Glenn Beck's/Mormonism's validity as Christian.
YOU are making that judgement, BASED on your sources. I'm just pointing out that YOU are doing that. "The churches" aren't doing that - YOU are.
And I'll bet you consider yourself conservative, too - right? You know, against the collectivisation of people, their merger into a mass of people who are not responsible for their personal decisions, who hide behind their political group - right?
But it's okay with a religion? You literally believe you are not personally responsible for your personal decision to front the teachings of your religion?
Well, I'm sure it will work on God. I mean, it's not like anyone in human history hasn't tried palming off their behavior on their church, or that such an attitude hasn't caused, oh, massive misery, suffering, and SIN in the past.
Yeah, God will just shrug and say, "Oh, it's not your fault. The Church told you to do it, so, hey, you're off the hook."
I have known that Mormonism was a non-Christian cult for many decades, I have known it when I used to have their door to door salesmen over to my place regularly, Mormons, Hare Krishna, Children of God, Moonies, I have been around all of these guys and learned about them in the past.
I think we probably can google it to see if it’s true but it is a beautiful story anyway. Gives me hope with the next generation. But upset me so much that we have to hide to pray...so outrageous.
Meanwhile, many Jews consider Christians polytheists.
When a Mormons tell you that you will become a God, and that doesn't cause you to take a second look at their religion, then it would pay for you to go to whatever Christian church you belong to and ask about the truth of Mormonism and Christianity.
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