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Thursday, July 29, 2010

Nice Christian Boy Goes Bad, Admits Obama Joined Radical Party, Wants to Fight Glenn Beck - Curious Yet?

The graphic in this post and the text below comes from an allegedly Christian Blog, The New Methodists;
A blog about being United Methodist, missional, emergent, and midwestern. Plus other stuff too!
The author Mike Oles does not like Glenn Beck one iota, but does seem respect him as the worthy adversary he is.

He also can't spell his Beck's name consistently.

From the New Methodist March 12, 2010;

Why Glenn Beck Shouldn't Be Dismissed


Glenn Beck caused a bit of a shit storm controversy when he said recently that one should leave their church if the church mentions “social justice” on their web site.

Glenn Beck lives in Bizzaro World.

About anything he says is the exact opposite of what is reality. Equating progressives with Nazis, etc. I know this is Fox News 101 but he nor the network is not about honest scholarship or fair play.

At another level, Glen Beck is a genius and the perfect mouth piece for America’s flailing right-wing movement. He is completely wrong but that’s not the point. He (and Fox News), understands the power of authentic and costly community organizing. They fear it and they want to dismantle it. They want to snuff it out before it even becomes an issue.

They know that they have the power to confuse and disorient with all their well communicated bullshit. Their messaging can hold up any legislation that benefits workers, minorities, low-income people, seniors, etc. But when it comes to a street fight, the people who support Fox News have no chance if everyday people are educated, organized and ready to fight.

That’s why Glen Beck went after the churches.

He knows that churches are a powerful voice when they organize together around neighborhood and working class issues. They are at the heart of resisting the right-wing agenda if they organize. It doesn’t happen often enough and most churches are stuck defending the status quo. But, look at what groups like the Industrial Area Foundation and Gamaliel Foundation. They show what can happen when people the poor, the working class, and progressives unite.

But before Beck went after the churches, he went after SEIU and the progressive labor movement. Before that he went after ACORN. I turned on Glen Beck a few weeks ago and he was going after the ghost of Saul Alinsky and the community organizing efforts in Back of The Yards neighborhood in 1960s Chicago!

Glenn Beck is crazy but he has done his homework. He understands community organizing better than your blue dog Democrat or mainline liberal. He wants to wrestle it to the ground and strangle it.

Are we ready to fight back?

Who is this self proclaimed Christian who wants to get down and dirty with Glenn Beck?

According to his own website Mike Oles;



Spent three years as an organizer for SEIU. I mostly helped low income workers form unions;
I have been arrested twice. Fortunately both times were for civil disobedience. I was arrested in 1997 at the School of America’s protest and in 2006 at a Justice for Janitor’s rally in Indianapolis.
Now get what Mike Oles has to say about Barack Obama and the radical New Party - which, despite documentary evidence to the contrary, the Obama campaign claimed he never joined.
In college I worked as an intern organizer for the New Party on the southside of Chicago, which a young up and coming politician was a member. His name? Barack Obama.
Even Obama's Marxist "spiritual adviser Jim Wallis gets a mention;
I have personally met Barack Obama twice. When I was working for the Hospital Accountability Project, I was part of a press conference on a piece of legislation that he had co-sponsored. The second time was when my father-in-law (an economist) spoke at a Chicago gathering for the “Hope Fund.” In the room that day was Al Franken and Jim Wallis.
Mike Oles goes on to tell how his church turned him from a conservative to a "progressive".
I have gone from being very conservative politically to being very progressive. For some reason I started really paying attention to politics in 1994 and was wowed over by the Gingrich revolution. I read and loved his book “To Renew America” and also read Richard Nixon’s last book. Though I can’t stand neither now, I do wish we progressives adapted some of their hardball tactics and organizing skill. (I think Obama did this quite nicely).
I started to really change politically because of my friends and church. Our church did a lot of mission work and it soon became apparent that there was so much poverty not largely because people were stupid and lazy but that the system was broken and stacked against them.
That's how it works readers. A nice conservative midwestern boy gets into a radical church and before you know it he's working for SEIU, mixing with Jim Wallis and Barack Obama and wants to get it with Glenn Beck.

A good metaphor for a divided America?

25 Comments:

Blogger Katy~The Country Blossom said...

Oh how tempted I was to leave a comment of truth on his blog post...but alas, I fear the man is too far gone and will never get it. It's really sad to me when, although twisted, some of these people really think they are doing good by this social justice.

Trevor, thank you for your posts!

Katy :)

10:07 PM  
Anonymous Lake said...

I'm with you Katy~ and thanks Trevor.

12:18 AM  
Blogger rotten777 said...

Yeah this guy is a real Christian. Foaming at the mouth and cursing repeatedly. Beck isn't right 100% of the time but this guy is just a nut with perversion of the truth in his mind and entirely too much free time.

12:19 AM  
Blogger John said...

Bit of a pottymouth for a Christian isn't he? Bit angry too.
Then again, this is the Methodist Church and they probably have already codified acceptance of non-conservative behavior.

It was nice of him to confirm huge chunks of what Beck has reported though. :)

12:31 AM  
Blogger Chris said...

This guy is a fake Christian. Social Justice is nothing but a pathway to enslavement. Equal Justice is the only answer and is the justice approved by nature's God.

-Chris Ross

12:45 AM  
Blogger john mario colarossi said...

The last time I heard of such a conversion from being a "wowed" conservative to knee-jerk liberal, was when Barry Goldwater had a massive stroke. So, it would appear that, Quoting Michael Savage that, "liberalism is a mental disorder", caused by brain damage.

1:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He is living proof that Beck is right about a church that preaches social justice and why you should leave it.

1:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Katy - I left a word of truth on the blog and was surprised I got through moderation! :) I suggest you go ahead and post - maybe a few of his followers can still be reached... rls

2:35 AM  
Blogger T. Paine said...

I think Forest Gump said it best, "Stupid is as stupid does!"

3:01 AM  
Blogger Andy said...

Thats why my family left the Methodist Church. It strayed from the scriptures, focused on humananism, and became spiritually dead.

Thanks Trevor. Hope to visit your beautiful country someday!

3:21 AM  
Anonymous Tyler's Take On Politics said...

It's a sad state for Churches in America! Churches need to get back to Christianity!

5:01 AM  
Anonymous Tyler's Take on Ploitics said...

Church's need to get back to Christianity!

5:03 AM  
Blogger Jim said...

if i was him i wouldn't be bragging about having al frankin and wallis in the same room as me, but the fact he does tells me how lost he really is.

5:03 AM  
Anonymous AbbeyNormal said...

And once again, some radical nutjob out there posting that Beck is wrong AND NEVER PROVIDING A SHRED OF EVIDENCE.

Slander only convinces the weak minded.

5:31 AM  
Blogger Skwerl said...

It is moonbat theology like this- very strongly promoted by the United Methodist Church that drove me from it, and all other organised religion. It's just me, the Big Guy & his Word now...seems like the organised worship has an agenda that differs with God's.

Since Glenn reported on social justice UMC.org scrubbed their site clean. Prior to that it was crawling with it. If Social Justice is so great, why scrub the website? Why not defend it?

5:56 AM  
Blogger Christinewjc said...

Skwerl - That last sentence is SO GOOD - LET'S REPEAT IT!

If Social Justice is so great, why scrub the website? Why not defend it?

BINGO!!!

Pass GO AND COLLECT $200.00!!!

You are a winner! You have figured out their game! Congrats!

6:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

VERY IMPORTANT--SUNDAY NIGHT

This Coming Sunday-- Set Your DVR for the Fox News channel at 9:00 PM eastern. Maybe this is why the White House has been discounting FOX. Sounds like this could be history in the making - someone may go down – either Obama or Fox News.

It may be that Fox has been holding this information back due to the sensitivity of it and out of courtesy. But, Obama has taken on Fox and it appears they are ready to spill the ugly beans of truth about the background of this individual who has had an extremely radical past.

This Sunday, Fox News is going to air a very important documentary about Barack Obama, Sunday night at 9 P M Eastern. The report will go back to Obama's earlier days, showing even then his close ties to radical Marxist professors, friends, spiritual advisers, etc. It will also reveal details about his ties to Rev. Wright for 20+ years, i.e., how he was participating with this man, and not for the reasons he stated.

The report has uncovered more of Obama's radical past and we will see things that no one in the media is willing to put out there. It will be a segment to remember. Mark your calendar and pass this on to everyone you know: Sunday night, 8 PM CT; 9 PM ET .

Democrat or Republican, this report will open your eyes to how YOUR country is being sold down the road to Totalitarian Socialism.

If you care about the direction of our country, pass this notice on to everyone you know.

8:00 AM  
Blogger Phil said...

Regarding the above comment, this "Obama exposé" rumor has been floating around for a long time. Snopes has an article about it.

It baffles me how a "conservative Christian" could suddenly embrace the Social Gospel. I wish he would explain just how this happened to him.

8:37 AM  
Anonymous Chris, Denver, USA said...

This guy is still in his honeymoon phase with Progressivism. He can't think for himself and seems to be hoping to find perfection in a political ideology, which of course doesn't exist. He was wowed by Gingrich and is good ideas back in the 1990's, but became disillusioned once Bush took office and ran us aground. He will become disillusioned once again once he realizes that Obama's brand of Progressivism is just a stronger form of Bush's Progressivism. He either doesn't read history, doesn't understand what he's reading, or he is only reading revisionist history from Woodrow Wilson's "A History of the American People". Progressivism is very easily equated to Nazi-ism because it is the 1st large, substantive step toward a true fascist oligarchy. Progressivism CONCENTRATES POWER in pursuit of a Socialist/ Marxist Utopia of lollypops and sunshine. They grow the government so much that it financially collapses the country. Then when everyone is starving and scared, someone like Hitler appears and says: "follow me I know the way out!" (Can you say Weimar Republic?) So then, using the power that the naive Progressives collected for themselves, our new brutal tyrant installs himself as Dictator and freedom is gone for good in America. Hello?

9:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Beware of what passes itself off as "religion". The Bible is not about "religion", Christ himself condemned what passed for "religion" in His day as: "The DOCTRINES OF MEN which make the laws of God of no effect".

A "church" that is a "corporation" is a government agency. What we have done is flip the bird to the God we purport to serve, telling Him that we don't trust Him to keep the promises He made to us, we need to keep "Ceasor" on retainer just in case. A government church must obey government's laws (see IRC 501c3) and must not preach a dogma that "is contrary to firmly established federal public policy" (communism).

We have broken the Covenent (contract), it is void, God is under no legal obligation to fulfill His part of the agreement either. What does it look like is happening? We have met the enemy and it is us.

9:33 AM  
Anonymous Karen said...

Does this guy even know what the Bible says about charity? Glenn Beck is dead on biblical with what charity is supose to be!

1:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm spreading the word, thank you Trevor! I've been following you since before the election and it is YOU that woke me up to the radical-in-chief that was about to take over our country as president. I TRIED to wake up "journalists," news organizations in the U.S. Unfortunately, Glenn Beck was with CNN at the time. The blog with the most freedom-of-speech was Greta Van Susterand of Fox News, and she HAD to have seen the posts from me and others, yet REFUSED to report your news reporting -- all the way from New Zealand! Many blessings, to you and yours for trying so hard to save our country!

Phoenix, AZ

9:56 PM  
Anonymous Jan said...

Anyone notice that for all the hits on Glenn Beck, the guy NEVER gives one ounce of evidence that Beck is wrong on any talking point;
this is the left: they cannot debate because they do not have FACT or TRUTH on their side, so instead they use personal attacks and dismiss it as right-wing insanity. C'mon: TELL US ONE THING BECK SAID THAT ISN'T ACCURATE. THIS IS A FORMAL CHALLENGE!

2:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jan, you are so right! Beck uses their own words as he often reminds us. The left thought they had it hook, line, and sinker until Glenn busted them wide open.
They really can't defend themselves because it's all TRUE.

Thank God for people like Glenn and Trevor!

6:18 AM  
Anonymous Paula said...

Jan, you won't find ANY progressive/liberal/Democrat that can prove Beck wrong. Oh, they'll distort and lie (*cough* Media Matters) in an attempt to disprove him, but I have yet to see any of them actually succeed. All they can do is throw their little playground insults.

I think I'll just pay a visit and leave a comment of truth. Thanks guys!

And thanks, Trevor, for this post!!

1:40 PM  

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