The Church in Nazi Germany was subjected to as much pressure as any other organization in
Any threat to Hitler would not be tolerated and the churches of Germany
presented the Nazis with numerous threats. Germany
In 1933, the Catholic Church had viewed the Nazis as a barrier to the spread of communism from
In this year, Hitler and the Catholic Church signed an agreement that he would
not interfere with the Catholic Church while the Church would not comment on
politics. When signing a pact with the Devil, one should always keep in mind
that he is “The Devil” Seems the Church of Rome should have thought this
through a little better. Russia
This pact lasted until 1937, when Hitler started a concerted attack on the Catholic Church arresting priests etc. In 1937, the Pope, Pius XI, issued his "Mit brennender Sorge" statement ("With burning anxiety") over what was going on in
was easier to deal with because of their numerous denominations. The Protestants
themselves were split. The "German Protestant Church Christians"
were lead by Ludwig Muller who believed that any member of the church who had
Jewish ancestry should be removed from the church. Muller supported Hitler and
in 1933 he was given the title of "Reich Bishop".
Makes one wonder just how much he is enjoying his place in Hell now, “Heil
Those who opposed the views of Muller were called the "
". This was led by
Martin Niemoller. He had become famous in Confessing
while being a World War One U-boat captain. That made him a potentially embarrassing
foe to the Nazis. He was arrested by the Gestapo for opposing Hitler. Niemoller
was sent to a concentration camp for 7 years where he was kept in solitary
confinement. Many other Germany
members suffered the same fate. Confessional Church
According to Eric Johnson, in his book Nazi terror: the Gestapo, Jews, and ordinary Germans.
York Basic Books,
p. 10. “The German census of May
1939 indicates that 54 percent of Germans considered themselves Protestant and
40 percent considered themselves Catholic, with only 3.5 percent claiming to be
neo-pagan "believers in God," and 1.5 percent unbelievers. This
census came more than six years into the Hitler era.”
Here is a good link for an overview of Christianity in Nazi Germany is you are interested. It makes one wonder how could a seemingly religious and
country allow itself to become part of something so evil and hell bound as Nazi
Germany. It is almost unfathomable isn’t? Well, is it? I don’t think it is as
unthinkable as it would seem. Even for the enlightened and educated American.
For a number of years now, the churches here in the
have refrained from
political speech because of Internal Revenue Service rules and their own tax
exempt status. That goes for all churches except those that promote the
Democratic agenda and the Progressive redistribution of wealth promoted by the
African- American and Gay-Clergy churches. In those churches, it seems to be allowed for
some reason. United
States of America
Churches have made a big point to steer clear of political content and siding with one side or the other. Why, it comes down to money. The churches always tell us that, “we have to do this to keep our taxes down” and the “The church would go out of business without that tax exemption. Oh really? Capitulation is rarely, if ever, a sudden slamming of the totalitarian door. It comes in tiny or sometimes small footsteps. Footsteps, footsteps! The tax is the government boot being slowly, yet firmly, being applied to the backsides and neck of the American
Enter Hate Crimes Legislation.
Hate Crime Statistics Act of 1990 (HCSA) Enacted in 1990, the Hate Crime Statistics Act (HCSA) requires the Justice Department to collect data on crimes which "manifest prejudice based on race, religion, sexual orientation, or ethnicity" from law enforcement agencies across the country and to publish an annual summary of the findings.
Hate Crimes Sentencing Enhancement Act of 1994 Originally introduced by Rep. Charles Schumer (D-NY) and Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) as freestanding legislation, the Hate Crimes Sentencing Enhancement Act was enacted into law as part of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994. Pursuant to the Act, the United States Sentencing Commission established a sentencing enhancement of "not less than 3 offense levels for [federal] offenses that the finder of fact at trial determines beyond a reasonable doubt are hate crimes." The enhancement defines a hate crime as "a crime in which the defendant intentionally selects a victim, or in the case of a property crime, the property that is the object of the crime, because of the actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, gender, disability, or sexual orientation of any person."
The Church Arson Prevention Act of 1996 The Church Arson Prevention Act of 1996 was enacted in response to a disturbing rash of arson directed at houses of worship, with African American churches disproportionately victimized. According to Justice Department officials, DOJ opened 658 investigations of suspicious fires, bombings, and attempted bombings from
1, 1995, to August 18,
1998. Of the 658 attacks
directed against houses of worship, 220 were predominantly African-American
institutions. The Church Arson Prevention Act was initially sponsored by
Sens. Lauch Faircloth (R-NC) and Edward Kennedy (D-MA) and by Reps. Henry Hyde
(R-IL) and John Conyers (D-MI).
107th Congress (2001-2002)The Local Law Enforcement Enhancement Act (LLEEA) (S.625) was introduced on
March 27, 2001.
The measure would have removed existing obstacles to federal hate crime
prosecutions and extended federal hate crime law that currently covers race,
religion and national origin to cover hate crimes based on actual or perceived
sexual orientation, gender or disability.
109th Congress (2005-2006) The Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2005, passed September 14 as an amendment to H.R. 3132, the Children's Safety Act of 2005, would have expanded the definition of hate crimes to include offenses involving actual or perceived religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability.
110th Congress (2007-2008) In 2007, Congress came closer than ever in addressing a critical gap in current federal hate crimes law and expanded existing hate crimes coverage to include violence based on sexual orientation, gender, and disability. The Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2007 (H.R. 1592) was introduced in the House on
20, 2007, and in the Senate on April 12, 2007.
111th Congress (2009-2010) The Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2009 (LLEHCPA) was introduced in the 111th Congress by Representatives John Conyers, D. Mich., and Mark Kirk, R. Ill., in the House.
Although no person, of any age, gender, race, or lifestyle should ever be a victim of hate induced criminal activity, should it be necessary to make a special status for those of any other category than, average American White
Christian Straight person? Isn’t any violent
crime against any innocent party really a crime of hate? Only those in Europe
progressive movements would seem to think so enough to further place their
metal studded Jack boots harder on the necks of their citizens. America
Hate Crimes laws have lead to
ministers and Christian people being fines and
jail all over Europe,
and Australia .
These laws are not so much to help those it covers as they are to punish and
quiet the pesky Religious Right of those nations. Is it any wonder that all of
these nations enacted strict gun control and gun confiscation before enacting
the Hate Crimes laws? Do you think it will be any different here in the good ol’
US of A? I don’t think so. Canada
Progressives and the Democratic Party here in the
use their elected powers to subjugate the American people. Is it any wonder
that we see attacks such as Waco and Ruby Ridge, and repelling of DADT, the
push for stricter gun control, the take over of internet and net neutrality and
the Fairness Doctrine under Democratic Presidents and Congress’? The Democrats
only want to use their power to control you and me. USA
Now we have Obama trying to force the Catholic Church and Catholic Services to provide not only contraception, but also abortion day after pills, and provide monies toward public abortion.
The people of
have to make up their minds. We all set back and say, “Well, we don’t have a choice
that is what the government makes us do” America Patriots,
there is a choice, it just isn’t a happy one. The Church must make a stand on
this. The Churches of America need to give up their Worship of Mammon and Baal.
If God wants you to be a church, you will be without the handout from Caesar. It
is time for the church to be the Church, or just become the milk toast wishy
wash I’m ok your ok, on the Cross offered, drink of wine mixed with gall that
we get from Oprah and Joel Osteen. It is time to be the church and stand for something.
It is 1933 again. Will you sign a pact with the Devil? Vote Republican this
coming election, any other vote is against freedom and our way of life. Do it
even if you have to put a cloths pine on your nose because Obama has got to be
stopped. Hell, I’ll do it even if it’s Ron Paul. You decide!