Author Warns Against Leftist Influences Corrupting Church
- 2005 31 Oct
Conservative author David Kupelian says even the Christian church has been susceptible to those who market evil. He believes that is why liberals and their policies continue to dominate public policy.
Kupelian, managing editor of WorldNetDaily, is also the author of a recently published book called "The Marketing of Evil: How Radicals, Elitists, and Pseudo-Experts Sell Us Corruption Disguised as Freedom" (WND Books, 2005). He says the Church has not been immune to the radical liberal influence that is so pervasive in U.S. culture today.
"Unfortunately the Christian church, institutionally, has been a target of marketers of evil," Kupelian says. "Leftists, basically, are in charge of the National Council of Churches and the World Council of Churches."
The latter body, the author contends, "is a group whose predecessor, the Federal Council of Churches, was an outright communist organization." Meanwhile, he asserts, "If you look at the very embarrassing history of the National Council of Churches, they're very liberal, very Leftist, and they have a way of always backing sort of communist and Leftist causes."
One of these Leftist pet causes Kupelian describes as being among the liberals' biggest frauds. He refers to liberation theology, a controversial school of socialistic Roman Catholic religious thought that emphasizes social justice, human rights, political activism, and identification with the poor and oppressed. But the managing editor for WorldNetDaily says liberation theology, as he defines it, "basically is Marxism that's been dressed up as Christianity."
One result of this left-ward tendency in the Church, Kupelian suggests, is the moral corruption and decline of culture, with adverse fallout affecting law and public mores. For instance, he observes, "We keep electing non-Christian people, and we keep allowing all kinds of death-affirming rather than life-affirming laws and policies."
Meanwhile, the author points out, "We have 80 percent of America that self-identifies as being Christian. And yet our culture and our laws and many of our institutions are increasingly not only non-Christian but anti-Christian – hostile to Christianity."
In a society where even the Christian church has fallen prey to the politically correct marketers of evil, Kupelian asserts, liberal radicals and elitists increasingly have virtually free rein to go on corrupting U.S. culture and damaging the nation's moral fiber.
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