Witchcraft, Queer Worship, socialism taught at school: O’Donnell opponent salutes atheism.
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Think of this. Marxism being taught in a course on Christian Ethics. Now there’s an interesting value.
Perhaps even more telling about the Yale Divinity School values Chris Coons professes to admire are those learned through the mandatory reading of The Scandal of the Evangelical Conscience by Ronald J. Sider.
Who is Ronald J. Sider?
Sider, is, like Coons, a Yale Divinity School graduate and “social justice” advocate.
He is described by fellow left-wing evangelist Tony Campolo this way: “If it looks liberal, and it smells liberal, and it tastes liberal, it’s liberal.” Sider pushes the values behind the idea that Evangelical Christians “are more likely to hold racist views than other people” and that capitalism is sinful if not outright immoral. Says he in the language of the values admired at Yale Divinity School:
If God’s Word is true, then all of us who dwell in affluent nations are trapped in sin. We have profited from systematic injustice.… We are guilty of an outrageous offense against God and neighbor.
Sider has his own think tank, the Sider Center working with the Evangelicals for Social Action (ESA). The ESA began with the issuing of “The Chicago Declaration of Evangelical Social Concern” (linked at the website above), a gem of a value-laden left-wing document that says in part:
We must attack the materialism of our culture and the maldistribution of the nation’s wealth and services…. Before God and a billion hungry neighbors, we must rethink our values regarding our present standard of living and promote a more just acquisition and distribution of the world’s resources.
In other words, these would be the values of wealth redistribution and social justice of not only Yale Divinity School and Obama-enthusiast Chris Coons — but yes indeed, the Obama administration itself.
We could go on and on and on here. There isn’t room enough to talk in depth about the values to be found in the mandatory reading that is, say, Indecent Theology. This value driven beauty of a book, according to its reviews, integrates “Latin American liberation theology, feminist theology, queer theology, and other theologies of the poor and oppressed” to emphasize that “all theology is sexual.”
And so on.
Are we getting the idea of what kind of values so impressed Mr. Coons at Yale Divinity School? This is a school devoted to the divinity of secular leftist extremism, the philosophical golden calf that is the real God at the center of Yale Divinity School. This is the real core set of values taught to students like Chris Coons.
And Chris Coons is dead serious about bringing these Yale Divinity School values to Washington.
LET’S MOVE FROM THE COURSES and reading list of Yale Divinity School on to the third category, personnel. The people on the ground who help run the place. Here are but two who are representative of the larger belief system on full display in terms of courses and reading material offered or required. It must be noted here that no one is questioning their First Amendment rights to speak or write their beliefs. Rather, the point is the stunning lack of intellectual diversity, itself a notable value in a prestigious school whose values Chris Coons insists he will bring with him to Washington if elected.
Yale Divinity School Professors:
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?