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Tuesday, July 27, 2004
The Democratic National Convention: Destroying America Since 1800
The Dark Window is dedicated to bringing you the very best examples of Convention coverage from around the world. The most obvious place to start is the Christian Broadcasting Network where Pat Robertson's "news" organization is "covering" the Democratic Convention. Actually, they’re just putting up a bunch of really negative articles that have little or nothing to do with anything that's transpiring there. No big surprise but I have to say that their lead article, the one highlighting their convention coverage (it sits atop the entire page dedicated to convention articles), may be one of the dumbest things CBN has ever written. And let's face it...That's saying something. Anyway, here's the "news."
Plymouth Rocked: The Religious Meltdown of America
CBN News Sr. Reporter
Hooray for Wendy! If you don’t know her, she's one of CBN's top stars. Right, which is why you don't know her.
CBN.com – BOSTON - The Democratic National Convention (DNC) is being held here in historic Boston, home of many of our founding fathers, some of our nation's oldest and most prestigious universities, and of course, the Pilgrims.
That's basically the entire reference to the actual convention in this centerpiece article dedicated to the convention. Wendy's not Senior Reporter for nothing! The "news" here is that if the Pilgrims were to come back from the dead, they'd hate the Democrats. Or something like that.
Let's see what CBN's top star has to tell us about the Zombie Pilgrims:
Their hope was to create a new society based on the Bible. And, according to the Mayflower Compact, to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ far and wide. But, what would the Pilgrims think today, if they, once again, came to these shores in the summer of 2004, to find out that their home state was the first in the nation to legalize homosexual marriage?
Ooooh, not only Democrats but a bunch of homos, too. I'll bet the Zombie Pilgrims would just barf.
One local man commented, "I think they would view it the way they would view the decline of the Roman Empire, the crumbling of the culture at large, negating everything that they came here for."
I asked a local man here what he thought of this article and he commented, "I think it's pretty stupid."
What a difference nearly 400 years can make. The very site where the Pilgrims first worshipped the Lord Jesus Christ is now home to a Unitarian Universalist Church, a denomination that denies Jesus Christ as the only way to salvation. First Parish Church in Town Square is the oldest continuous congregation in New England.
That's kind of a strange thing to say. Of course 400 years will make a difference. And using that example to imply that things have recently taken a severe turn for the worst is odd in light of this fact about the First Parish Church:
It actually became a Unitarian church in 1800.
Wendy seems to be telling us that we need to return to the way life was in 1799 because ever since then, this country has been going straight to hell. To put it another way:
Number of years this country was great = 23
Number of years this country has sucked = 204
Which begs the question...Why does CBN hate America?
The other implication is that this country had its most prolonged period of greatness when we were a British colony. So bring back the King already! You think maybe Pat Robertson would like the job?
It is also interesting to note that all of the nation's Ivy League schools, including the oldest, Harvard, have Christian roots. Harvard, chartered in Boston in 1636, was established primarily to train ministers of the gospel, and to evangelize the Atlantic seaboard. A statue of John Harvard, a young minister when he came over from England, stands in Harvard Yard. For more than 200 years, Harvard remained dedicated to Christian education, but despite those deep early convictions, today, Harvard is known as one of the most liberal universities in America.
Ah, yes. The old 'liberalism and modern education are completely anti-God' refrain. If you really want to make God happy, be conservative and dumb.
So how did we get from the Pilgrims faith in Christ and their belief in the authority of Holy Scripture to where we are today?
Historian Peter Marshall explains. He said, "Well, one of the major landmarks, of course, would be 1800, because you've got the first Great Awakening that swept through all of the 13 colonies on the Atlantic seaboard. And people came to Christ just by the hundreds of thousands, and it actually created the War for Independence. The American Revolution was created by revival, but after the war was over, after the Constitution had been ratified, after America had become a nation and embarked on its own course through human history, around 1800, Harvard went Unitarian. The fervor of that first great awakening wore off and we were into Unitarianism and Universalism here in Massachusetts. And Harvard was producing your leaders in the society, generation after generation. Later, other colleges; but in the beginning, Harvard. And so Harvard going Unitarian, unhooking from the authority of Holy Scripture, is now producing people who don't think biblically anymore, so this is hugely important."
Say, didn't the Bushman go to Harvard? Is CBN saying our Boy Emperor doesn't think biblically? I'm kind of inclined to agree.
Today, America is a divided nation, torn between the Bible-based values that our Pilgrim forefathers held dear, and the 'anything goes' philosophy of the liberal agenda. Marshall says America is truly a nation in crisis.
Yeah, 'anything goes.' Like untrammeled corporate greed, invasion of sovereign nations under false pretenses, and ignoring the Geneva Convention. Damn liberal agenda.
Marshall, added, "I think we're in terrible danger in this nation, because having been founded on constitutional law and the authority of Holy Scripture, putting into practice the Biblical principles of self-government, we're now rejecting the Constitution, we're ignoring it, we're in grave danger of losing the authority of God on this nation. In fact, we're publicly rejecting it. If we do not experience nationwide revival I really deeply believe that's the only thing that can save us. What's going to happen is, we're going to decay and descend into further lawlessness. That's where we're headed without revival."
Considering that the decay started in 1800, we can at least be comforted by the fact that it's a slooooow process.
Be sure to tune in tomorrow when CBN will examine the opinions Mutant Monster Redcoats have about Bill Clinton's speech.