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The Mountain of Business

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As Dominionists strive to conquer the Seven Mountains of Culture and instill a Biblical worldview in individuals across the world, there have been few stones left unturned. They are making headway in all of those areas at a pretty rapid rate.

Business is one of those mountains to be conquered. We have all heard about the controversies surrounding businesses like Chic-Filet and Hobby Lobby. What most haven’t heard about is how they are moving into businesses, small and large. Most of us don’t know about the indoctrination of many within the workplace – all part of their agenda – all creeping stealthily with certainty into the realm of business.

ICWMPerhaps the most well known Dominionist (and opportunist) who is chipping away at the mountain of business is Os Hillman and his International Coalition of Workplace Ministries. However, as is true with all of those furthering the Dominionist movement, there are many more, less heard of, ministries and groups. Hillman serves as the front man, gathering the focus, while there are other operatives at work behind the scenes.

One of those groups is The Navigators, a para-church outfit out of Colorado Springs (where else?). Their main purpose is training Christians in how to proselytize and share their faith with others, particularly in the workplace. According to Wikipedia, “Currently, more than 4,600 Navigator staff of 69 nationalities minister to college students, military personnel, business and professional people, communities, and churches in 103 countries.”

The Navigators is not a new organization. It has a long standing history in the United States and around the world:

 “The Navigators was founded in 1933 by Dawson Trotman. As a result of mentoring United States Navy sailor Lester Spencer aboard USS West Virginia, 135 additional Sailors on Spencer’s ship became Christians before it was sunk at Pearl Harbor. By the end of World War II, thousands of men on ships and bases around the world were learning the principles of Christian discipleship.

“The collegiate chapter of the Navigators was founded in 1951 at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The organization was established by a group of students in the Sigma Nu fraternity house who along with Trotman decided to spread the organization onto the college campus. The collegiate organization of the Navigators has since spread to over fifty different campuses in the US and many more worldwide.

“Since WWII, The Navigators has grown into a worldwide organization with representatives in most countries. In 1953, it acquired its current location at Glen Eyrie through Billy Graham‘s sale of the then-vacant property to Trotman’s organization. As a result of a well-organized fund raising effort despite an extremely tight deadline, friends of The Navigators provided the money needed to purchase the site.”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Navigators_(organization)

They have been named in several lawsuits by the Military Religious Freedom Foundation for their continued proselytizing in the military.

In their endeavors to create a Christian work environment in the United States they operate Metro Missions of the Navigators. They concentrate on building a Christian workforce in several major cities where they sponsor various events and outreach for business leaders and workers. According to the Kansas City website:

 “Our local ministry is a part of The Navigators worldwide organization. The central idea of The Navigators is multiplying laborers for Christ. This includes evangelism, following up new Christians and helping them mature. The Navigators today has 4,605 Staff Members of 71 nationalities ministering to 214 people groups in 107 countries using 161 languages, including 1,267 cross-cultural missionary staff. The aim of The Navigators is to help fulfill Christ’s Great Commission by multiplying laborers in every nation.”

http://kansasnavs.org/

Additionally, their college outreach programs along with what they call the 20’s Generation they have become very successful in attracting future workers and business owners. They claim to have reached 21.6 million college students, and the mission of the 20’s Generation is stated as follows:

 “We want the 20s generation to be fruitful lifetime laborers who love Christ and have the savvy to follow Him in a lost world. The Nav20s are committed to seeing this happen among the 20s of our cities—where they live, work, and play.”

The leadership of the Navigators stays relatively unscathed and out of public scrutiny. They make no waves and seldom make headlines in anything other than the usual Christian publications. They simply, and quietly, continue to claim the mountain of business for Christ.

Called into work Called Into Work is another group who claims to be training up an army of Christian believers to bring Christ to the workplace. In fact, they aren’t shy about stating their purpose:

 “Are you part of that “army” of Christian believers God has strategically deployed throughout the work world? Soldiers sent into a war zone need to be battle-ready. Your work world is a spiritual war zone. As a Christ-follower who spends a major part of your waking hours there, you need to be workplace-ready.”

http://www.calledintowork.com/

 

Believing that they are in a spiritual war zone, and that Christianity is being threatened has become the mantra of the religious right. Their efforts to harvest souls, recruit and convert, and take dominion over the workplace and business in general have become much more aggressive of late. With organizations like Corporate Chaplains of America making their sizable contributions to the Christian Jihad, the Dominionists are doing a lot more than chipping away at that mountain of business.

corporateWhile Corporate Chaplains of America claim to “respect the faith boundaries of employees, they boldly publicize their Statement of Faith  – a true testament to Dominionism:

 “About the Bible: We believe that the Bible as originally written is the inspired, infallible, and inerrant Word of God and the supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct.

“About God: We believe that there is one and only one living and true God; that He eternally exists as three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit; that all three are eternally equal in nature, attributes and perfection.

“About Jesus: We believe Jesus was conceived of the Holy Spirit by the virgin Mary, lived a physical life on this earth and, being fully God and fully man, was without sin.

“About Salvation: We believe that all mankind sins and as such, no one has the ability to save themselves by doing good deeds or by being a ‘good person’. It is only through accepting Jesus Christ as personal Savior and Lord that one can receive eternal life in Heaven. Salvation is available to anyone who acknowledges by faith that Jesus Christ died on the cross for their sins, rose bodily from the grave, and asks Him to forgive them of their sins and save their soul.

“About Ministry: We believe that, as Christians, it is a responsibility, a duty and a joy to spread the Word of God to all who will listen.”

http://www.chaplain.org/about-us/beliefs/#sthash.O77t2SWE.dpuf

In short, CCA trains and helps to place Christian Chaplains into the workplaces of business and industry. Their mission?

“At CCA, our mission is to “build caring relationships with the hope of gaining permission to share the life-changing Good News of Jesus Christ in a non-threatening manner.” As global economies rise and fall, one need remains the same – the need of souls to find lasting hope. At CCA, we believe that Jesus Christ is the answer to our greatest need. While we respect the faith boundaries of employees and adhere to the standards and expectations for a permission-based, secular workplace ministry, when directly asked about their theological underpinnings, our chaplains are trained to respond from a Biblical Christian worldview.”

http://www.chaplain.org/about-us/overview/#sthash.hsQDerol.dpuf

CCA is affiliated with the C12 Group. The C12 Group is all about making your company a profitable business by incorporating the Bible into your business scheme. One example of adhering to the C12 plan that resulted in a lawsuit can be found here: http://www.courthousenews.com/2013/01/18/54048.htm

C12In their hype about why business owners should join the C12 Group, they make the following statement:

 “Beyond producing stronger top and bottom-line performance, C12 member companies are increasingly fruitful in sharing Christ’s love in tangible ways with their stakeholders through salvations, discipling, and service to their communities. The typical C12 member company reaches a far larger “flock” than most churches and, given how few Americans regularly attend a Christ-centered church, C12 companies are able to have great ministry impact along the way. C12 Members also report improvements to their marriages, families, and work relationships as a result of C12’s proven life-long learning process, rooted in God’s unchanging truth.”

http://c12okc.com/the-c12-difference/

 

Perhaps the largest outfit in this country is Marketplace Chaplains USA originating out of Dallas, Texas. They currently can be found operating in 44 states and 960 cities, and are employing over 2,800 chaplains. The largest company served by them is Pilgrim’s with close to 4,000 employees.

Not only is that mountain of business in their sights, but they continue to intrude into the lives of unsuspecting individuals who simply want to do their jobs and enjoy their families without outside pressure or interference. Additionally, it is quite a money-maker. After all, God wants his Christians to prosper.

CBAExemplifying the ideal of Dominionist Kingdom Theology is a group calling themselves The Christian Business Association. Part of their schitk is encouraging business owners to develop a “Kingdom Mindset.” An excerpt from their philosophy of such a mindset gives us the flavor of what they are selling:

 “The Bible calls for us to pursue economic growth. Long-term economic growth is a sign of Gods blessing on His people. True, it should not be pursued as such. “But seek first the Kingdom of God, and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you” (Matthew 6:33). All these things is the promise of economic growth and prosperity in response to covenantal obedience.

Think about this when it comes to long term forecasting: as long as there is growth in population, which is a means of dominion, we will have both growing per capita wealth and rapidly increasing numbers of people. Rapid growth is a blessing of God that points to our final deliverance from the sin of bondage.

The simple truth is economic growth comes to societies that respond to Gods call of repentance. This of course does not mean that every single redeemed man will become rich and all sinners will go broke. What it means is that as a general phenomenon, those living under the rule of God’s law-order will prosper, and those living in societies that are in rebellion to God will not prosper. Long term economic growth is a sign of Gods blessing. Long term economic poverty is a sign of Gods wrath.”

KAAnd others have jumped on the bandwagon. Smelling a profitable enterprise, financial advisors have coat-tailed onto the ever-growing Kingdom Movement, among them Kingdom Advisors. They list their “Core Beliefs:”

“MY PRACTICE

I am called to be a disciple of Christ and a discipler of others in my present vocation. The stewardship of my practice is a holy calling and requires intentionality and will have eternal consequences for me.

“LEADERSHIP

As a disciple of Christ and discipler of others, I am called to leadership. Leadership is a function of character and not position. The skills of leadership can be nurtured and developed.

“DISCIPLESHIP

According to Matthew 28:18, Jesus calls each of us to go and to make disciples of all men. The goal of discipleship is to “Present every man complete in Christ,” Colossians 1:28-29. Discipleship is an intentional lifelong process.

“BIBLICAL WORLDVIEW

My worldview is my ultimate core belief and, as a Christian, I believe in a personal creator who created me to be in relationships with others for all eternity. It is an empowered other-centered life that requires my radical obedience to our Lord and Savior. I know that God always has my best interests at heart and ultimately it is all about God and not me. Everything I do while living on earth has an eternal consequence.”

Then there is the Christian Investment Forum and Sound Mind Investing, along with a host of others championing the same views. Sound Mind Investing offers a very simplistic and succinct mission statement:

“Sound Mind Investing exists to help individuals understand and apply Biblically-based principles for making spending and investing decisions in order that:

  1. their future financial security would be strengthened, and
  1. their giving to worldwide missionary efforts for the cause of Christ would   accelerate.

“In other words, we want to help you have more so you can give more.”

Over the past 10 years, more and more corporate CEO’s have “outed” themselves as Dominionists or right-wing fundamentalists. That, coupled with, the number of evangelicals, and hard-line extremists who have gained seats in our state and national governmental entities has created an environment which is polarizing the country.

With Dominionist organizations such as the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), and the Heritage Foundation among many others, fostering the growth of the movement, conquering the mountain of business is moving ahead as planned.

This has been but a glimpse into the many, many groups and organizations involved in Christianizing the business world. Interestingly – and alarmingly –  this is happening right under our noses, and few speak of it. As we go about our busy daily lives, most individuals are oblivious to the machinations of the Dominionists, and they like it that way.

Watch as Rich Carey explains the Mountain of Business to his flock.

<p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/4927863″>Kingdom Strategy for The Mountain of Business</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/user1686357″>Richard Carey</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Christian Identity, White Power, & To Kill A Mockingbird: The Tragedy In Overland Park

Nothing ever prepares us for senseless violence. Nothing ever prepares us for a display of unmitigated hatred against an entire segment of our society. Nothing ever prepares us for tragedy in our midst. However, in 21st Century America, we are witnessing such things on an almost weekly, if not daily, basis.

The shooting s at the Overland Park Jewish Community Center and Village Shalom, a Jewish retirement home in Overland, Kansas yesterday left the entire community reeling in disbelief. Talented children from across the area had gathered at the Center to participate in auditions for KC Superstar, a singing contest that had been held at the Center for the last five years. All of those kids were hoping to advance and eventually win the coveted $10,000 Craig Citron Memorial Scholarship that is awarded to the best high school singer in the metropolitan area. Little did they know that shots would be fired by a maniacal old anti-Semite who was in a love affair with the memory of Adolf Hitler.

April brings out the worst in neo-Nazi and hate group behaviors. Just last week, the Anti-Defamation League sent out an alert that the Passover Holiday was coming up and that Hitler’s birthday was approaching. These are two of the most troublesome events as far as violence from the racist groups in this country. The ADL was, unfortunately, correct.

Miller The shooter, Frazier Glenn Cross, or Frazier Glenn Miller, as most know him, went on a rampage killing three people – two at the Community Center and one at Village Shalom. The two dead at the Community Center were Dr. William Lewis Corporon, 69, and his 14-year-old Grandson, Reat Griffin Underwood. The third victim was Terri LaManno, 53, a former occupational therapist at Children’s Center for the Visually Impaired. She was visiting her mother at Village Shalom.

According to eye-witness accounts, Miller asked if they were Jewish before he shot them. Upon his arrest he was shouting “Heil Hitler.” The irony in all of this is that none of his victims were Jewish. Corporon and his grandson Reat were both Methodist. LaManno was Catholic. Jew-hater, racist, and hate-monger, Miller, killed three white, non-Jewish people.

Frazier Glenn Miller, a former Green Beret, has a long history within the White Supremacist Movement, and was once a “Grand Dragon” of the Carolina Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, and founder of the White Patriot Party, a Christian Identity group. A resident of Aurora, Missouri, Frazier is known for his vitriolic hate speech, his calls to action, and abrasive personality. He is someone who the Southern Poverty Law Center, as well as law enforcement have kept their eyes on for decades. For more on Miller go here: http://www.splcenter.org/get-informed/news/who-is-frazier-glenn-miller

For years, Miller has been affiliated with Alex Linder, founder of the racist Vanguard News Network. On their forum, he used the screen name “Rounder.” To many of the neo-Nazi types who frequent the cesspool of hate, he is revered. To others, however, he is nothing more than a tool for law-enforcement. Some blame him for the arrest of the infamous group known as “The Order.”

 

“Rounder” built up quite an internet presence in the neo-Nazi community, often bemoaning the lack of ‘activism’ among white supremacists. When the news first hit about the shootings, the VNN forum came alive with the usual cheering and applauding that accompanies acts of violence against minorities among the hate-ridden ranks.

The identity of the shooter had not yet been released and the details were sketchy. All they knew was that there had been three killings at a Jewish center. Here are a few of their reactions:

“Thank God people are finally fighting back against these vicious demonic parasites. The jews are so evil. It is shocking that most people still don’t have a clue despite the fact that the Internet has given total transparency to their incredible and innumerable crimes”.

“Happy April 20th.”

“3 ain’t bad. Heil Hitler brother!!”

“It’s so terrible, that he was apprehended.”

Later, as pictures of “Rounder’s” arrest started to surface, the fact that it was one of their own started to set in. While some were critical of his actions, his stalwart fans were trying to hold their own.

“Is KS a death penalty state?

If so, you can bet izzy’s jewstice system is going to use it here.

 

“It’s OK to be a coon and rape and murder several Whites, in fact they’ll even let you out after 15 years or so. But kill the chosen ones? Oy! Oy!… never again!”

“He meant it, guys. Surprised? Why? The only legitimate criticism might be his score.”

“He needed to go on a more crowded day. It doesn’t sound like it was too well thought out.”

“You know they’ll at least throw him down a deep, dark hole. Probably Florence, or some place like that where he will be held incommunicado indefinitely. The upside… three less blood sucking parasites in the world. The downside… one less pretty good spokesman for WN.”

“Well ultimate responsbility for this unfortunate little episode lies solely with the System which has created the conditions that could potentially force a certain type to do something like this.”

Journeying into the VNN forum is rather unnerving. Doing so for any length of time often ends with a lengthy shower and a good stiff drink. However disturbing that venture might be it definitely gives one the sense of depravity and insanity that has kidnapped the minds of the neo-Nazi and Christian Identity Movement. One individual, however, seemed to have it all figured out. What Frazier Glenn Miller did was necessary. Why? Well, it seems there was another event taking place at the Center which required Miller’s attention:

“I liked that guy, this makes me sorta sad, but also happy. I am glad he will go to heaven for sure now. These bolshevik brats were rehearsing the play “To Kill a Mockingbird”, which is about a scum lawyer who gets a black rapist of white women off, and is portrayed as a hero.

“He acted appropriately. That kind of filth is disgusting and they should all be shot more than once. I am sad for his girlfriend or wife though, whoever answered his phone.

“Part of me says he was worth more than those victims, but I think it was a beautiful, idealistic sacrifice.

“That play mocks the tragedy of millions of rapes of white women by blacks. He will die a true hero now, he was before but to act alone for what is right, it takes 1000 times more courage than when you got a thousand people backing you.”

Uh…seriously? Fortunately, a newcomer to the forum, and apparently not an adherent, posed the question, “Did the kids understand that? Enough to die for?” A rational voice in an irrational world! But, the poster would not be dissuaded. His response:

“i’m just taking a wild guess those kids were gonna grow up to be nigger lovin’ pansies, jew enablers. Future traitors. Glenn did them a favor. He was like a real father to them, teaching them right from wrong.”

“whatever he did in the past, this makes up for it. All I know for sure is he was a sound voice for the truth, and stood up on talk shows, ran ads on TV, did 1000 times more than 99.9999% of the public to tell the world the truth about the goddamn jews. He’s not the 1% he’s the goddamn elite .001%.

“I had to read that book, To Kill a Mockingbird in school, so have tens of millions of white impressionable 14 year olds. He has set a fantastic example of how an adult, informed audience should respond.

“All these fake fucking churches are putting this play on around the country for little kids. There are thousands of them and they have huge crowds.

“Niggers are going completely wild and these people are still relentless pushing this shit on white kids when they should be being trained for all out race war in self defense. These people are absolute judas horses. They are leading a whole new generation of white children to middle school rape and soulless wiggerdom.”

When another opined that what Miller did might have been “dementia,” he met with the following resistance:

“Semitic christinsanity is not a form of dementia. The latter disproportionately afflicts the elderly, while the former is inflicted on the young.

“I’m more interested in examining the sociological and ideological context of this event than I am in drawing any moral conclusions about the individual persons involved. If the next of kin are content that the deceased are now blissful inhabitants of a semitic heaven, why should we feel otherwise?”

Neo-Nazi’s, white supremacists, Kluxers, white nationalists, national socialists, etc., are pretty much cut from the same cloth. Within the rank and file of any of those groups, however, you will find a broad spectrum of individuals from the intellectual and propaganda motivated to the radical, violent-prone psychopath. You have the Holocaust deniers who spend their years manufacturing evidence that will negate the horrendous events during the Hitler years. You have the skinheads and youth who are searching for acceptance and fighting their own demons of self-worth and recognition. You have the internet warriors who believe they are “helping the cause” by belting back a few while sitting at their key-boards and commiserating with their comrades on the current plight of the white man. You have the Alex Linder’s and the Don Black’s who spearhead the “Movement” by providing a forum and a few occasional sound-bites for the media.

Vanguard News Network has, over the years, become a gathering place for some of the most virulent and venomous racists among us. Several of them are currently behind bars. Miller was a time-bomb. That time-bomb attracted some of the worst possible psychopaths the movement has to offer. His early escapades endeared him greatly to the most vulnerable and malleable of the group. Additionally, when you combine the Christian Identity ideology of Miller and many others with the deep-seated psychoses which often accompanies pernicious and malignant hatred, the outcome is generally deadly.

As can be seen by the words of his followers, there are more budding and aspiring racist individuals left behind to follow in Miller’s footsteps. While there are countless men and women out there who harbor racist animosities, it is difficult to ascertain how many or who might go down Miller’s path. However, one is one to many.