See this (rather profane but you can take it … it isn’t like you haven’t heard it before and if you haven’t then it means that you are a fake Christian that has never done any evangelism) article: alternet.org/story/66068/. First, it is interesting to note that despite his getting virtually no credit for it, lots of people have read what Pastor Bill Keller had to say about Romney. Why? Because this is yet another article that makes a reference to the magic Mormon underwear thing, which absolutely no one was speaking of publicly before then. In any event, this will be the ONE Mitt Romney post that has NOTHING to do with his Mormonism.
It basically restates what I have been saying from the beginning on this weblog: “Christian values” are a demonic lie from the pit of hell, and the religious right leads Christians to reject the worship of Jesus Christ for the worship of state, capitalism, and military/police force. Kind of reminds you of emperor worship during the Roman Empire. Those of you that interpret the beast (anti – Christ) of Revelation to be the Roman Empire (either during that time from a preterism point of view or present/future as the Roman Catholic Church) take it however you want. This is yet another thing that proves that the religious right is an anti – Christ apostate movement. (IndependentConservative, as usual, does a better job of demonstrating this point by reporting the latest religious right universalist get – together, see Robert Schuller, Watering Down His Rotten Skim Milk Gospel Even More.)
First, the fellow endorses a Palestinian state. Do the dispensational Christians that believe that it is a sin to divide the land that God gave to the Jews with the Arabs care? Nope! Pat Robertson and Bob Jones (among many others) have endorsed the fellow. Which is no surprise since they backed George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush despite their having the same basic stance towards Israel as Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton. Quoting the article from a fellow that obviously hates Christianity:
Romney’s shtick … is to pitch himself as the “private sector” candidate, the one guy on either side of the field who can sell himself as a captain-of-industry type, familiar with the ins and outs of the global economy.
You can learn a lot about a candidate by what his leadoff line is, and in Romney’s case … he plunges right into his I-know-the-way-because-I’ve-made-@#$%-of-money act.
“The challenges we face are beyond the scope of just a politician,” he says. “It’s going to take somebody who’s been able to live in the private sector, who learns how the economy actually works, who knows how to get the job done. It’s going to take someone like that to get America on track again.”
He @#$% his global-economy credentials (“I’ve done business in some twenty different countries”). And most hilariously, he name-drops like a Hollywood press agent, giving the impression that he spends all his spare time smoking cigars at the Yale Club with Fortune 500 CEOs.
Romney explains how he settled upon his health-care strategy. “What happened is pretty interesting,” he says, laughing. “The founder of Staples came to my office after I was elected governor, and he said, ‘Mitt, if you really want to help people, you’ll find a way to get everybody health insurance.’ “
Only in America do audiences not burst out laughing when a guy worth $250 million gets up onstage and says he and his CEO buddies spend their spare time racking their brains to find ways to help people. “He strongly supports the private sector to solve our problems,” gushes Terry Dussault of Merrimack. “That’s very important to me.”The perception of Romney as a successful businessman who has made a vast fortune is seductive enough that it works for most audiences on the Republican campaign trail, even if they don’t really understand how exactly he made all that money.
Romney’s “business” wasn’t turning labor into product, it was turning money into money — and more than a few of his investments were of the scorched-earth variety, buying up companies and cashing out within three to five years, often after closing factories or laying off workers to beef up the bottom line.
But the devil’s-advocate approach paid off — most notably when Bain’s $650,000 investment in a single Staples store turned into an $18 billion chain. (Please note that it was Staples that told Romney to pass universal healthcare … so that big businesses could pass their employee benefit matches and copays onto the taxpayer … it amounted to a gigantic corporate welfare program.)
Despite this success, however, Romney moved Bain away from boom-bust venture-capital investments and into the darker world of leveraged buyouts, where the firm borrowed money to make deals. A typical example of Bain’s approach was its experience with another office-supply company called Ampad, which it acquired in 1992. In 1993, the company had $11 million in debt; by 1999, that number had grown to nearly $400 million, and the firm eventually declared bankruptcy. But despite Ampad’s failure, Bain made a fortune, raking in more than $100 million while driving the company into the ground and destroying hundreds of jobs in places like New York (where 185 people were thrown out of work in a plant closing near Buffalo) and Indiana (where the firm fired 200 workers from a paper factory).
Even more telling was Romney’s interest in a medical-testing firm called Damon Corp., which Bain bought in 1989. The company was eventually fined a record $119 million for defrauding the federal government out of $25 million, but Bain still tripled its investment on the Damon deal. And Romney, who was sitting on the Damon board at the time of the fraud (his claim that he was the one who called for an internal investigation has never been substantiated), made a personal profit of $473,000 on the deal.
In a delicious detail that says a lot about the nature of Romney’s morality, the investor had no problem making piles of cash off companies that executed mass layoffs or defrauded the government, but he balked when asked to invest in a Bain deal to acquire a video distribution company called Artisan Entertainment. “I didn’t want to profit from a studio that made R-rated movies,” he huffed. (Typical religious right morality as represented by the likes of BILLIONAIRE Pat Robertson, who rails against Hollywood while getting into the diamond trade with genocidal murderer Charles Taylor of Liberia.)
Keep in mind, people, Mitt Romney has a huge lead in Iowa, where the Republican primary is dominated by the religious right. He is not doing as well in the more libertarian New Hampshire, but he can also be expected to win South Carolina. How quickly these religious right folks forget James 2:2-9 “For if there come unto your assembly a man with a gold ring, in goodly apparel, and there come in also a poor man in vile raiment; And ye have respect to him that weareth the gay clothing, and say unto him, Sit thou here in a good place; and say to the poor, Stand thou there, or sit here under my footstool Are ye not then partial in yourselves, and are become judges of evil thoughts? Hearken, my beloved brethren, Hath not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he hath promised to them that love him? But ye have despised the poor. Do not rich men oppress you, and draw you before the judgment seats? Do not they blaspheme that worthy name by the which ye are called? If ye fulfil the royal law according to the scripture, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself, ye do well: But if ye have respect to persons, ye commit sin, and are convinced of the law as transgressors.”
As you can see, flocking to Romney because he is rich and promises to run our government for the rich is precisely the OPPOSITE AGENDA from what Christians should be supporting. But so many Christians have bought into the false gods of state worship and capitalism that these people do not even have the mind of God anymore. People actually associate amassing wealth by being a moneychanger (which lest we forget is precisely what a venture capitalist is) with Christian holiness!
Now the root of this is racism, by the way. Please recognize that the religious right did not really rise up to oppose the New Deal. Quite the contrary, the southern and midwestern Christians loved the farm subsidies, the education and homesteading programs, etc. Conservative Democrats in those days like Strom Thurmond, George Wallace, Orval Faubus, Robert Byrd, etc. used to lard away the pork, and convinced their citizens that “as good Christian people of the land they deserved it.” It was not until the Great Society programs began giving these same government benefits – and voting rights with it – to blacks that this “worship free market capitalism” ideology was born, and the religious right ran with it. In a very short time, conservatives went from saying (truthfully) that the Wall Street wealthy elites had wicked values that were against the church and the common man to worshiping the rich uncritically and handing them the keys to the country. It has long been known to the common people that the Wall Street sorts A) were socially liberal, B) preferred unitarian universalism to true Christianity, C) had warmongering fascist tendencies, and D) cared more about the international markets and organizations like the World Bank and the U.N. than America or its people. And they cast all that knowledge aside. Why? All because they could not stand the notion of a black person having the same opportunity that they wanted for themselves. Is that Christianity? Of course not. These folks clearly ignored the racial diversity of the early church as given in Acts 13:1. Because they were so intent on resisting the Holy Ghost, the truth of scripture, they went along with and laid the roots of this wicked movement. They elected Richard Milhous Nixon (nominal Quaker) who established the detente with atheist forced abortion Christian murdering China that the big business people wanted, and doing business with that evil regime, and teaching them how to add the evil of money worship to their existing evil of communism has been United States government policy ever since, under both parties.
Corrupt trees grow from corrupt roots, people, and they produce corrupt fruit. God is going to judge everyone by their fruit. If you want to come out of this evil and start producing good fruit, please follow The Three Step Salvation Plan!