Barack Obama’s plans to hijack churches throughout the country under the guise of “partnering” with them to spread his “social justice” Saul Alinsky, Marxist message.
If you aren't familiar with Saul Alinsky, this is an excerpt from the book, "Rules for Radicals" which was written by him in 1971:
"From the moment the organizer enters a community he lives, dreams... only one thing and that is to build the mass power base of what he calls the army. Until he has developed that mass power base, he confronts no major issues.... Until he has those means and power instruments, his 'tactics' are very different from power tactics. Therefore, every move revolves around one central point: how many recruits will this bring into the organization, whether by means of local organizations, churches, service groups, labor Unions, corner gangs, or as individuals."
Alinsky's tactics were based, not on Stalin's revolutionary violence, but on the Neo-Marxist strategies of Antonio Gramsci, an Italian Communist. Relying on gradualism, infiltration and the dialectic process rather than a bloody revolution, Gramsci's transformational Marxism was so subtle that few even noticed the deliberate changes.
Like Alinsky, Mikhail Gorbachev followed Gramsci, not Lenin. In fact, Gramsci aroused Stalins's wrath by suggesting that Lenin's revolutionary plan wouldn't work in the West. Instead the primary assault would be on Biblical absolutes and Christian values, which must be crushed as a social force before the new face of Communism could rise and flourish. Malachi Martin gave us a progress report:"By 1985, the influence of traditional Christian philosophy in the West was weak and negligible.... Gramsci's master strategy was now feasible. Humanly speaking, it was no longer too tall an order to strip large majorities of men and women in the West of those last vestiges that remained to them of Christianity's transcendent God."
Well, just as this Marxist playbook states, the “organizer” must make sure that every move they make produces the most fruit. The ultimate goal is to gain power in order to confront major issues. In addition to the obvious groups that Obama has recruited his Army from such as SEIU, AFL-CIO, ACORN and other “Community Organizing Groups”, he is now using his “power” to try to infiltrate the churches. As Glenn Beck said, if he is successful in taking over the minds of the church leaders, it will be the final nail in the coffin for this great country.
The destructive path this administration has taken the American people on is sending shivers down the spines of the majority of its citizens. Once you understand their mindset and read "Rules for Radicals", you can see that this administration is following that book to a T. Barack Obama wants to "fundamentally transform" this great country into a Marxist country led by Barack Obama as the dictator. They are setting up our country to collapse in order to force us into Socialism/Marxism.
The groundwork that has been laid to pull this off, has taken decades. They have infiltrated our businesses, unions, politics, and schools to indoctrinate our children. They have created hundreds of non-profit organizations and have been enriching themselves and using those organizations to grow their following at the taxpayers expense in many cases. They have forced lenders to loan to people that could not qualify for loans under the guise of "social justice" or face intimidation and threats. (Saul Alinsky rule #9: "The threat is usually more terrifying than the thing itself.") They have manipulated the financial market under Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and intentionally run our financial market into bankruptcy ("The third rule of ethics of means and ends is that in war the end justifies almost any means.) .while pointing fingers at Wall Street. (Saul Alinsky rule #13 Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.)
Now it appears that this administration...the MOST PRO ABORTION administration in the history of our country, has suddenly found religion and wants to "partner up" the many governmental departments with churches around the country to "spread the good word of Marxism...well, that's not what he's telling the churches but that's what the end result will be. Glenn Beck had spoken about the EPA's Faith Based initiative…but I was interested in seeing if the DOL had also done so. What I found is that the Department of Labor has implemented their version of a “Faith-Based” initiative and has appointed a Director and Associate Director.
For this story, I want to focus on the Director-Rev. Phil Tom.
For this story, I want to focus on the Director-Rev. Phil Tom.
First, let’s take a look at how the DOL describes this division of the Department Of Labor.
Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships
The Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships at the U.S. Department of Labor implements Secretary Hilda L. Solis' vision of Good Jobs for Everyone by building partnerships with faith-based groups, community organizations, and neighborhood leaders. The Center works in collaboration with DOL agencies to improve the lives of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged workers and job seekers. http://www.dol.gov/cfbnp/
The DOL lists this as the Bio for the Director, Mr. Phil Tom:
Phil Tom was appointed Director, Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships on April 5, 2010. Prior to joining the Department, Mr. Tom served the Presbyterian Church (USA) national office in Louisville, Kentucky for 13 years working nationally with urban, rural, and small churches and their communities. He also worked in partnership with faith-based and community-based housing and economic development, worker justice, and community organizations. Prior to his work with the PC-USA, Mr. Tom served 23 years as pastor for urban congregations in Chicago, St. Paul, MN and Indianapolis, IN. Mr. Tom holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Coe College, a Master of Arts in Community Development from the University of Chicago's School of Social Service Administration, and a Master of Divinity from McCormick Theological Seminary.
What the DOL neglects to tell you is a different Bio for Rev. Phil Tom. This is his Bio from the website, Interfaith Worker Justice: http://www.iwj.org/detail/person.cfm?person_id=34
Rev. Phil Tom Organizing Committee Chair Rev. Phil Tom is the Associate for the Small Church and Community Ministry Office of the Presbyterian Church (USA). These office resources urban, rural and small churches and their communities. Rev. Tom has pastored urban congregations, directed community organizations, and organized with community-based housing and economic development organizations. Rev. Tom serves on the board of Interfaith Funders and of Interfaith Worker Justice.
What you will find interesting about Interfaith Worker Justice and Interfaith Funders are the issues that really don’t seem to be centered on religion….but are “social justice” issues. The “Campaigns” and “public policies” sound more like "political campaigns" as opposed to religious issues. For instance, here is a list of topics:
- Sanitation Workers
- Building Justice
- Resurrection Health Care
- Employee Free Choice Act
- Wage Theft
- Paid Sick Time
- Living/Minimum Wage
- Rebuilding the Gulf Coast
- Health Care
- Farm workers
WOW…..Sounds like we have a member of ACORN or some other "Community Organizing" group that is wearing a minister’s cloak in order to infiltrate the churches just as Saul Alinsky said.
In addition to the above mentioned “campaigns”, Interfaith Worker Justice lists these as their “public policies”:
Interfaith Worker Justice is actively involved in several issues important to working people, especially low wage workers.
The right to form and join trade unions is a basic human right and long-standing U.S. policy; it is also a right affirmed by most religious denominations as essential for upholding human dignity. However, companies frequently launch massive, well-funded campaigns to fight organization efforts. The Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA) would ensure that when a majority of employees in a workplace decide to form a union, they could do so without the harassment, intimidation, illegal firings, and other tactics that employers now use to block workers' free choice.
Interfaith Worker Justice believes that forming unions and joining workers' centers are the best ways for workers to defend and enforce their rights. At the same time, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) was established to defend workers and enforce important labor law, including wage and hour regulations, health and safety, and affirmative action law. But the federal commitment to labor law enforcement and workers' rights has been eroding steadily since the late 1970s. IWJ has been a watchdog of the DOL and an advocate for strong enforcement of labor and employment laws.
More than half of American workers in the private sector cannot take a paid sick day. They must go to work sick, or risk losing a day's pay or even their jobs. Read on for more information on the issue and how you can help.
Interfaith Worker Justice advocates for justice for all workers in the U.S.-native-born citizens, legal residents, and those who are forced to live and work in the shadows, undocumented workers and their families. Here are links to materials for educational activities at the congregational level and resources to take action for comprehensive immigration reform and to support all low-wage workers.
All work has value, all workers have dignity, and no job should pay a poverty wage. The minimum wage is meant to be a floor that will support workers' basic needs. Therefore, the minimum wage should be raised to the level of a "living wage." IWJ works with the Let Justice Roll Living Wage Campaign to make this a reality, on the federal and state levels.
Between 1-2 million people (some sources estimate more) toil as agricultural laborers in the U.S. The majority of these workers are recently-arrived immigrants. Farm workers endure long hours of work for little pay, as well as harsh working conditions and exposure to dangerous pesticides; farm work often involves both legal and illegal child labor. Farm workers are not covered under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), which governs most workers' right to organize into a union and engage in collective bargaining.
Interfaith Worker Justice launched a project to monitor rebuilding contracts after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina and shined a light on shocking abuses of workers in New Orleans. IWJ formed the Gulf Coast Commission on Reconstruction Equity, which issued a series of reports and provided testimony to federal agencies. The IWJ New Orleans Workers' Center was created in 2006. Focusing on the lack of adequate labor law enforcement in New Orleans, IWJ helped generate hearings and testified before the Domestic Policy Subcommittee of the US House of Representatives.
Interfaith Worker Justice follows other policy and legislative issues of concern to workers, including unemployment insurance and trade adjustment assistance. Read about them here.
In addition to it sounding as if ACORN is in charge here, it appears that Big Labor is also involved. We couldn’t have a “Faith-Based” initiative with a little Union Labor Movement involved could we? Of course not…thus they have created a wonderful opportunity for churches to promote Labor Day by pushing Unions on their congregation. More specifically, celebrate the sacred link between faith, work, and justice. Invite a union member or labor leader to be a guest speaker on Labor Day weekend, or focus your Labor Day weekend service on worker justice issues.
Wow...now it sounds more like a member of SEIU or the AFL-CIO wearing the minister's cloak. Of course you can't have a "faith based" outreach within the DOL without cramming the Labor Movements agenda down the congregations throat...right?
Labor in the Pulpits / on the Bimah / in the Minbar
In the richest country in the world, more than two million full-time, year round workers live below the poverty line, struggling to pay for necessities such as food, housing, healthcare, transportation, and childcare. Since 1996, thousands of congregations have focused Labor Day weekend services on the injustices facing low-wage workers and the religious community's efforts to support those workers' struggles for living wages and family-sustaining benefits.
Celebrate the sacred link between faith, work, and justice. Invite a union member or labor leader to be a guest speaker on Labor Day weekend, or focus your Labor Day weekend service on worker justice issues.
I thought it would be of interest to everyone as well to review their annual report from 2008. It seems as though we continue to see the same names, foundation, corporations and organizations as financial supporters of all of these Socialist/Marxist groups. Usual Suspects!
Interfaith Worker Justice 2008 Annual Report: http://www.iwj.org/doc/08AnnReportF.pdf
It is vital that we pay attention to these invasions of our lives. The Obama administration will not be satisfied until they have infiltrated every facet of our lives....including our faith. It's a sad day in America when the most Pro-Abortion baby killing regime in the history of our country use religion to push their destructive beliefs. Even more ironic is they are the most anti-Christian regime yet they will have you believe otherwise.
These are dangerous times and they are dangerous people. This administration has created these "faith based initiatives" within many of the government agencies. God Help Us.