Well, if local television did not want to run the story I do not know why. I also do not trust Mr. Idleman's account since his next follow up is an outright distortion. He denounces CNN as ignoring the truth while not revealing that his headline came from "lifezette" an online political site designed to bash the left and elect the right. Such duplicity from a pastor is appalling and should not be tolerated. Again however look at the actual criticism. Not that CNN was wrong, but that they chose to not run a story on something Shane feels they should have.
"Destabilization by the enemy within. Many are coming to believe that what we are witnessing is an orchestrated attempt to destroy our economy and disrupt the November elections. Peaceful protests are infiltrated by hate groups paid by individuals with deep pockets to create confusion and chaos. Why is there such a huge upheaval? It's simple. The current administration is working to minimize the murdering of babies. They are also very concerned about race issues and trying to do the right thing the right way. They are being a terror to terrorists and are bringing the Bible and God back to Washington and the nation's schools. They want to remove the pulpit-silencing Johnson Amendment." -- Shane Idleman
Many are believing that this is all a concerted effort to hurt the great Donald Trump? No Shane. Only tinfoil hat wearing dominionists believe such ridiculousness. The notion that the media wants to see America fail is asinine. Then Shane turns into a Trump Campaign commercial. This administration cares about race issues? How can anyone, let alone a pastor say that with a straight face? God never left our schools Shane! I do not know what weak impotent god you serve, but the creator of the heavens and earth is not pacing outside schools wishing someone would let Him in! As for the Johnson Amendment there are two points. The first is that Trump never got rid of it. He just stopped enforcing it. Do you know what that means Shane? That means he lied to you and he punted the ball until the next administration, who if democratic, will immediately return to enforcing it. Secondly, and more importantly, Christians should want the Johnson Amendment in place because it gives preachers one less thing to waste pulpit time on. Every day you sermonize about this country is another day you did not preach the Gospel!
"Christians with godly values are being promoted to some of the highest offices in America. The president is surrounding himself with godly counsel. There is a love for Israel. They are honoring hard work and minimizing free handouts. The list of biblical accomplishments is impressive. Now you see what the real battle is: A battle for the soul of our nation. God doesn't judge a nation based on the character of one man; He judges it based on the spiritual health of its people. Never forget that." -- Shane Idleman
Lesson number one -- God judges individuals on their repentance of sins and faith in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. Nations will be judged regardless. A battle for the soul of the nation and you are aligning yourself with Paula White, Jentzen Franklin, Robert Morris, Stephen Strang and the cabal of heretics that surround this president? Seriously? What Christians with godly values are being promoted Shane? Are they even vaguely competent to do those jobs? You say you are standing for God and yet you mock the poor as seeking handouts? You should be ashamed of yourself. Beloved, these are the values of the NAR and the dominionist who worships this country. The talking points are all the same. The tactics are all the same. By the way, this is not an advertisement for "the other side." We do not have to subscribe to the forced two-party choice. I can denounce what Shane supports as being Satanic while still believing the other side is too. The lesser of two evils is still evil.
"Destabilization by intolerability: Those waving banners of tolerance are often the most intolerant of those who oppose them, as one Birmingham pastor recently discovered. Tony Perkins writes, "A handful of likes were all it took to make the biggest church in Alabama homeless." Believe it or not, "a local English teacher decided to catalogue" the pastor's likes on Facebook and then share them with the press. This motivated the local high schools to revoke the lease of the church. Am I the only one who sees the hypocrisy of school district "leaders" and teachers who behave in this manner while crying out for tolerance and justice?" -- Shane Idleman
Sigh. First of all, when you get in bed with a prostitute do not act offended when she demands that you pay her. The Alabama church chose to rent space in public schools and as such is beholden to their values, not the other way around. The same goes for your precious 501C3 status. The larger point is the dissembling by both Idleman and Tony Perkins, who is mainline NAR. The part they are leaving out is that the pastor of this church was caught liking several posts of a political provocateur named Charlie Kirk. Who is Kirk? He is a 26-year-old high school graduate who now sits atop a 10-million-dollar political group funded by far-right billionaires for the express purpose of lying to gain political power. One of the likes referred to the "myth of white privilege." You have that right. A 26-year-old white man with no formal education was handed millions of dollars to start a political action group where he can educate us on how there is no white privilege. As you know, that sort of thing happens all the time to 26-year-old black men in Harlem. So, the school system was intolerant of a racist bigot being liked by someone claiming to be a pastor that they did business with.
"Destabilization with class warfare: Even though Rasmussen recently reported that there is a 40% approval rate for our president among black voters, if you listen to the secular media, you would think that it's closer to 4%. Yes, racism runs deep in America, but only a changed heart can solve that. And keep in mind that revisionists began to rewrite history many years ago, portraying all white people as racists. The actual numbers are very small; the vast majority are not racists, and there are black racists too. We realize that we are all Americans and must unite against our common enemy. It's a sin problem, not a skin problem. White people feel the dynamic too. There are certain places in my community such as parks where I can no longer go for fear of being profiled because the media created a false narrative. You won't find it in many of the modern history books, but the truth is that many of the Founding Fathers in America abhorred slavery and fought against it." -- Shane Idleman