To: Leith Anderson President
National Association of Evangelicals
PO Box 23269
Washington, DC 20026
The last eight years of leadership in the American political realm has been guided by an administration that early in its inception was lauded as Christian. It is an undisputed fact that not only did the evangelical community play a huge role in electing George Bush to office, but many, including the Washington Times Bill Sammon proclaimed him the Evangelical President. Yet as the years passed, the lies and deceptions surfaced and the hallelujahs and amenís have silently died down as the evangelical community slowly crept away distancing itself from the monster it helped create. Rather than admit self-deception, or worse, complicity it seems organizations such as the National Association of Evangelicals have chose to ignore the human rights abuses, stolen liberties, constitutional breaches and crimes the Bush Administration have committed. If this organization is truly representative of the Christian community why have they refused the partial responsibility they shoulder by supporting such atrocities?
In light of the recently released Senate Armed Services Committee report implicating members of the Bush cabinet in war crimes it seems public rebuke and repentance is in order. Just as we cannot in good conscience turn away from the facts that the American war machine has been kidnapping foreign nationals and holding them in secret prisons, waging illegal wars based on deception and misinformation, engaging in torture, human rights abuses, war profiteering and a multitude of other unchristian practices neither can we let the leaders of the Evangelical communities ignore their responsibility in putting this machination in action through aggressive political support. While we acknowledge that the NAE condemned the use of torture, this small acknowledgment did little to reverse the damage done to the testimony of Jesus Christ and the integrity of the American Church.
It is therefore this 21st day of Dec 2008 declared that those who are represented by the evangelical view of the Christian faith demand a day of public fasting, prayer and repentance be decided by the National Association of Evangelicals for the failure to be the voice of conscience to the Government whom they so vehemently supported and resolve to a plan of action to correct the injustices committed by the Bush administration while under the guise of being ruled by Christian principals and law. Let us truly become a light set upon a hill.
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For a biblical view of the war in iraq complete with documented evidence of the deception perpetuated by the Bush Administration please watch, order, and screen for your Christian community,
Iraq: The Death Of Reason produced by Beit Shalom Ministries. To view film online click the link below.
Iraq The Death Of Reason Exposes the failure of the evangelical church to stand against the lies and bloodshed of the failed invasion. Featuring Joshua Casteel, Daliah Wasfi and others. Beit Shalom Ministries, Denver Tod DC Walk for Truth.