Saturday, August 27, 2016

The Real History of the evil Roman Catholic Church

Thursday, August 25, 2016

A Mark Tooley Quote

“Dismissively caricaturing American Exceptionalism as merely self-celebration amid claims of “superiority” is common, cheap fare that lacks serious historical appreciation and moral reflection. Americans are not innately superior. If Christian doctrine is true, we are not intrinsically by nature different from the German guards at Auschwitz who administered the gas chambers. Human nature is dark. But the American creed, for all of our failures to fully uphold it, amid our own chapters of darkness, is a divine gift, unmerited, and worthy of cherishing, safeguarding and transmitting to future generations. To act otherwise would be gross ingratitude.

(Notice in yellow how he injected an unproven fact to bolster the Jewish Holocaust narrative.)

Mark Tooley is IRD's president and editor of IRD's foreign policy and national security journal, Providence. 

Prior to joining the IRD in 1994, Mark worked eight years for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). He is a graduate of Georgetown University and is a native of Arlington, Virginia. A lifelong United Methodist, he has been active in United Methodist renewal since 1988, when he wrote a study about denominational funding of pro-Marxist groups for his local congregation. He attends a United Methodist church in Alexandria, Virginia.  Mark Tooley became president of the Institute on Religion and Democracy (IRD) in 2009. He joined IRD in 1994 to found its United Methodist committee (UMAction). 

He is the author of Taking Back The United Methodist Church, published in 2008;Methodism and Politics in the 20th Century, published in 2012; and 
The Peace That Almost Was: The Forgotten Story of the 1861 Washington Peace Conference and the Final Attempt to Avert the Civil War, published in 2015. His articles about the political witness of America's churches have appeared in:

 The Wall Street Journal, The American Spectator, FirstThings, Patheos, World, Christianity Today,The Weekly Standard, National Review Online, Washington Examiner, Human Events, The Washington Times, The Review of Faith and International Affairs,Touchstone, The Chicago Tribune, The New York Post, and elsewhere. He is a frequent commentator on radio and television. 

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