The Christian angle of this report from the MIAC has been almost completely left out of the discussion by the media. The rest of the report however has been all over the news, especially Radio and of course TV News.
This is both funny and scary at the same time, but for the sake of my own sanity, I’m going to laugh at these jerks. The time for being scared and having to deal with this is probably not that far off. According to this article, I’m in very deep doo-doo. A few years ago, the Heritage Foundation sent me a box full of pocket Constitutions. I hand them out to people almost everywhere I go. I also have some in my office, my car/s, some on a shelf in our family room. Heck, even my granddaughter keeps afew in her school backpack and will hand them out to some of her friends, or when she see’s an opportunity to open someone’s eyes. Anyway, with all the Constituttions I have handed out, and all the ones I still have, if the Law ever comes to my house, I will probably be treated like Timothy McVeigh.
Submitted by west cost editor Eowyn.
Christians compared to radicals in Missouri document to police
March 19, 3:39 PM
Evangelical Examiner http://www.examiner.com/x-2359-Evangelical-Examiner~y2009m3d19-Christians-compared-to-radicals-in-Missouri-document-to-police
In what it calls an effort to prepare its officers for the possibility of violence against police or government from Militia groups, the state of Missouri has prepared a document through the Missouri Information Analysis Center and disseminated it to Highway Patrol (DPS) officers.
The document should be of concern to Christians. Why? It seems that the word Christian is used in the document with regards to radicals, or what is termed extreme right wing circles and is used in the document under the header of.
Some or the red flags mentioned in the document include political bumper stickers for third-party candidates, such as U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, who ran for president last year; talk of conspiracy theories, such as the plan for a superhighway linking Canada to Mexico; and possession of subversive literature. In one case recently in another state, a woman refused to identify herself at a random traffic checkpoint and was arrested. While searching her car, an officer found a pocket copy of the and called her a radical.
I consider myself to be a Fundamental (Evangelical) Christian, and I am not part of a Militia, but the way the document is written and the warnings that are embedded in it, would give one the idea that you could be a threat to Law Enforcement in Missouri just because you subscribe to some of the listed ideals in the document.
Listed under Additional motivators for militia activity are the following:
Ammunition Accountability Act
Anticipation of the economic collapse of the U.S. Government
The possibility of a Constitutional Convention
The North American Union NAU
Universal Service Program (Obama)
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID Chips)
But the one that bears most concern for Christians, specifically Fundamental oris the information listed under Ideologies, where Christians are mentioned. However, the information regarding Christian Identity is so far off base about Fundamental Christians that its ludicrous.
Heres what it says:
Christian Identity: Religious ideology popular in extreme right-wing circles. Adherents believe that whites of European descent can be traced back to the Lost Tribes of Israel. Many consider Jews to be the satanic offspring of Eve and the Serpent, while non-whites are mud people created before Adam and Eve.”
You can view the whole document HERE. (PDF only)
As I said before, I consider myself a Fundamental/Evangelical Christian which would mean that I am right leaning. This means that I believe that the Bible is the divinely inspired, true and infallible word of God. I do not subscribe to any of the ideologies mentioned in the information given to Missouri DPS nor do I know any Christian who does!
Where these folks got that kind of drivel is beyond me.
It is highly unfair to classify Evangelical Christians in the same context with these radicals. A left leaning person could then conceivably be accused of attempting to subvert the Government for wanting to add another amendment to the Constitution in order legalize Cocaine! Its simply outlandish for the State of Missouri to take this route for training their officers.