May 11, 2010
A while back a good friend called me and asked me if I’d signed the Manhattan Declaration. I told her that I had seen it, but made it a habit of signing nothing on the web inasmuch as one’s name could be used and the balance of what you signed could be changed and/or your name and address could be collected for future letters requesting donations. At any rate, it got me to thinking about all the things I’d seen on the web that were allegedly efforts to save the Republic, but in reality, were worthless and a total waste of time as well as money and simply “feel good” efforts. Let’s take a look at two of these and see who is really behind them.
A.K. Chesterton once said, “The proper study of political mankind is the study of power elites, without which nothing that happens could be understood.” Thus, the reason for this article.
The Manhattan Declaration was drafted and signed in Oct/Nov 2009. It was originally conceived by three men: Timothy George, Robert George, and Chuck Colson (Catholics and Evangelicals together). This is the old dialectical process at work again in utilizing unity and setting aside theological and doctrinal differences to find common ground.
Timothy George is the Founding Dean of Beeson Divinity School, which belongs to the Rockefeller-funded Association of Theological Schools. He serves as executive editor for Christianity Today (Billy Graham). He is a Founding Fellow of the Research Institute of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC). The ERLC is an NGO (non-governmental organization) of the United Nations. He is a Calvinist who dialogues with the Roman Catholic Church.
Robert George, (Council on Foreign Relations member) who poses as a conservative Christian while serving UNESCO and the CFR’s agenda, has found common ground with Dr. Al Mohler who also poses as a conservative Christian and who also serves the UN agenda.
As an aside, Karl Rove, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, and Newt Gingrich think highly of Robert George. Glenn Beck, of Fox News is a big Robert George fan and introduces him as ‘one of the biggest brains in America’ or on one broadcast, ‘Superman of the Earth.’ Glenn has never criticized George’s membership in the CFR, probably because his boss, Rupert Murdoch is also a CFR member.
Among the signers of the document are, Dr. R. Albert Mohler, President of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary,(who heads two UN-NGOs) Chuck Colson (on the drafting committee), Prison Fellowship International, a UN-NGO; Don Wildmon of American Family Association, a UN-NGO; James Dobson of Focus on the Family, a UN-NGO; Tony Perkins of Family Research Council, a UN-NGO; and representatives from the United Methodist Church, UN-NGO; as well as Roman Catholic Bishops and organizations, and the Holy See has non-member State Permanent Observer status at the United Nations. An NGO is a non-governmental organization. For a full list of religious organization signers.
Dr. Mohler who is the founding fellow of Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) of the Southern Baptist Convention as well as being a board member of Focus on the Family, and these other signers who are NGO’s of the UN are committed to the UN’s agenda. Dr. Mohler’s superior at the ERLC, Richard Land, is also a CFR member. To be granted NGO status, they must agree with the UN and its one-world agenda. Go here to learn more about the two UN-NGOs Dr. Mohler heads.
Dr. Mohler states on his website all the reasons for the Manhattan Declaration, all of which sound profoundly pro-life and pro-family. However, the UN is the foremost promoter today of population control on the planet. The eugenics movement in America in the early 1920’s was social Darwinism and was to eliminate the less desirable in our population and promote the elite. This early form of eugenics is now population control throughout the world conducted by the same elite families involved in the 1920s eugenics. See my article, “It Has Nothing To Do With Healthcare.”
Don Wildmon of American Family Association (AFA) is a long time member of the secretive Council for National Policy and CNP Board of Governors. He has recently stepped down because of his long illness but was President of the Coalition for Better Television, Founder of the National Federation for Decency, and a member of the Advisory Board of the Moon-affiliated Christian Voice, as well as a member of the Steering Committee of Coalition on Revival (COR). It is a revival of old testament law under the guise of Reconstructionism/Dominionism and was started by Jay Grimstead. Information on COR can be found here. Although AFA does send out some excellent informative posts, the connections to the CNP, Moon, and COR are extremely troubling.
James Dobson and Tony Perkins of Focus on the Family and Family Research Council are both members of the secretive Council for National Policy. The CNP was started in 1981 by Nelson Bunker Hunt, Pat Robertson, Tim LaHaye, (who accepted millions from Sun Myung Moon who claims he came to finish what Jesus started) and T. Cullen Davis who helped fund the CNP to get it off the ground. T. Cullen Davis was tried for murder not once, but twice. A book written about the trials is still available entitled, “Blood Will Tell: The Murder Trials of T. Cullen Davis” by Gary Cartwright. For a short synopsis click here.
The Council for National Policy was started allegedly to counter the workings of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), yet there were five CFR members on the early membership rosters of the CNP.
As for Chuck Colson, Richard Land of the ERLC of the Southern Baptist Convention, and representatives from the United Methodist Church, as well as the above mentioned people, the purpose of this document smells way too much like the dialectical process utilizing ecumenical unity. The creation of a one-world religion is a common goal and setting aside theological differences to find common ground on life, family, and liberty can very well lead to a one-world religion meld. This is a thoroughly deceitful document that in practice will deceive many well-meaning Christians.
One has to ask, how can these Manhattan Declaration signers oppose the depopulation agenda while they are leaders of the UN-NGO’s dedicated to the UN’s agenda? Since the UN and the CFR are fully dedicated to a one-world government (David Rockefeller is the Honorary Chairman of the CFR) and since both organizations are dedicated to the destruction of U.S. sovereignty and biblical Christianity, why would anyone believe that those who serve the UN and UNESCO, and are members of the CFR would be conservative Christians?
The Declaration also appears to be a version of “reclaiming America” and reforming and rebuilding the culture which all sounds great, right? However, within the section on marriage it states, “…if we are to begin the critically important process of reforming our laws and mores to rebuild such a culture…”. The Southern Baptist Convention has been transitioning to Calvinism for years and it appears that Dr. Mohler is a Calvinist and Dominionist. Several other signers are of the same ilk, Joel Betz and Marvin Olasky (World Magazine), Dr. Robert C. Cannada, Jr. (Reformed Theological Seminary), Ligon Duncan (President, Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals), William Edgar (Westminster Theological Seminary), J.I. Packer (Regent College), Jerry Newcombe (Coral Ridge Ministries).
For Biblical clarification, see II Corinthians 6:14-18. We are called to separate ourselves from even professing Christians who are deceived by apostasy and ally themselves with it. If the clear command of God is for His people to “have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them,” (Ephesians 5:11) then the evangelicals in view here are being disobedient. We cannot align ourselves with those who support apostasy, nor the United Nations for heaven’s sake, one of the most apostate organizations in the world! See also II Thessalonians 3:6.
This pledge lays out very broad principles for constitutional conservatism and is being advertised on most conservative websites. It is allegedly a tribute to small government and the founding fathers. The pledge has over 80 signers including movement leaders, veteran activists and some insider heavyweights. The most prominent backers are David Keene (The American Conservative Union) and Grover Norquist (Americans for Tax Reform). Both are also CPAC chairman and CPAC board member and partners in the Constitution Project.
Keene served as special assistant to former vice-president Agnew, he backed Mitt Romney in the 2008 primary, and as late as 2008 funded liberal Republican (now Democrat) Arlen Specter $2000. He was also National Political Director for George H.W. Bush's unsuccessful 1980 presidential campaign, as well as an adviser to Senator Robert Dole’s 1988 and 1996 presidential campaigns.
Keene’s American Conservative Union has several Council for National Policy (CNP) members on its board including Morton Blackwell, Tom Delay, Grover Norquist and Alan Gottlieb.
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As for Grover Norquist, (CNP) he is a founder and board member of the Islamic Institute (which operated out of his offices), apparently laundered money for his buddy Jack Abramoff, and at Islamic Institute (which operated out of Abramoff’s offices), he employed Khalid Saffuri, a funder of “the martyrs,” and he adopted HAMAS homicide bombers’ families and funded them. Norquist and Islamic Institute accepted cash from several “charities” which laundered money that ended up in the hands of Al-Qaeda. He got a top Bush white house job for another Muslim whose father twice brought Al-Qaeda top honchos into the country to raise money for Al-Qaeda. Norquist married a Muslim woman in 2005 and is purported to now have converted to Islam himself. He is also a board member of NRA. For part two click below.
Deliberate Dumbing Down of America by Charlotte Iserbyt
2- The Beast Reawakens by Martin Lee
3- Inside the League by Scott and Jon Lee Anderson
4- The Paperclip Conspiracy by Tom Bower
5- Blowback by Christopher Simpson
6- Old Nazis, the New Right and the Republican Party by Russ Bellant
7- Scientologists and ALEC by Arnaldo Lerma
8- Rockefeller “Internationalist” The Man who Misrules the World by Emanuel Josephson
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Kelleigh Nelson has been researching the Christian right and their connections to the left, the new age, and cults since 1975. Formerly an executive producer for three different national radio talk show hosts, she was adept at finding and scheduling a variety of wonderful guests for her radio hosts. She and her husband live in Knoxville, TN, and she has owned her own wholesale commercial bakery since 1990. Prior to moving to Tennessee, Kelleigh was marketing communications and advertising manager for a fortune 100 company in Ohio. Born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, she was a Goldwater girl with high school classmate, Hillary Rodham, in Park Ridge, Illinois. Kelleigh is well acquainted with Chicago politics and was working in downtown Chicago during the 1968 Democratic convention riots.
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