Thursday, January 18, 2018

Soros, Evangelicalism, & Politics

Back in 2013 this was reported:
The marriage between a group of Evangelical Christian organizers and George Soros has birthed a new organization called the Evangelical Immigration Table (EIT).
EIT reportedly does not legally exist and is an arm of the George Soros funded National Immigration Forum, which as a “neutral third-party institution” facilitated EIT’s $250,000 radio ad campaign urging Evangelicals to back mass legalization of illegal immigrants.
So if the EIT is just a front, then what exactly is the National Immigration Forum? NIF received over three million dollars from Soros’ Open Society Institute (OSI) in 2009-2010 alone, as well as one million dollars from the left-wing Ford Foundation. Furthermore, Sojourners is also a recipient of Soros’ money, and their President and CEO, Jim Wallis, is prominent within EIT.
~Marjorie Jeffrey at JuicyEcumenism

Jeffrey went on to note:

 "Jim Wallis has recently suggested there has been a “sea change” among the average Evangelical in favor of legalizing illegal immigrants. And yet Evangelicals poll significantly higher in favor of better border security over or at least before creating a “path to citizenship” than does the typical voter. Evangelical elites are defying members of their flock who generally oppose amnesty."

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Jim Wallis, the president and CEO of Sojourners, a leading force in the Evangelical Immigration Table group, has admitted to accepting funding from Soros as well.
Wallis originally denied being funded by Soros when he was first confronted with the accusation, and accused Olasky of lying....
After Olasky and the National Review‘s Jay Richards confronted this claim by Wallis, Wallis admitted he made an incorrect statement to Patheos and that he was accepting Soros money...
“I should have declined to comment until I was able to review the blog post in question and consulted with our staff on the details of our funding over the past several years,” Wallis said in a statement....The allegation concerned three grants received over 10 years from the Open Society Institute that made up the tiniest fraction of Sojourners’ funding during that decade–so small that I hadn’t remembered them.”
While that original Soros funding may have been almost a decade old when it was uncovered, Wallis has subsequently accepted more money from the leftist billionaire. In a 2011 story, Olasky noted that Wallis had confirmed to him he accepted another $150,000 from Soros for a grant that would take hold in 2012.

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Who's on board with the Soros organization, Evangelical Immigration Table?  

SBC's Richard Land, former Lifeway Exec & TBN host Ed Stetzer; Ray Ortland of The "Gospel" Coalition; Matt Chandler, Tony Evens, Stuart & Jill Briscoe, JD Greear, Max Lucado;presidents/former presidents of well known seminaries like Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary,Cedarville University, Dallas Seminary,Trinity Evangelical Divinity School,as well as Fuller Seminary, Beeson, & Wheaton. Navigators too.

Go here for the full list of schools, leaders, & individuals who signed on as EIT Signatories


lyn said...

this comes to mind...

When Adolf Hitler came to power in Germany in 1933, he scornfully dismissed the church, and her pastors as an irrelevant force which posed no threat to the Nazi agenda for that great nation."I promise you", he boasted in his inner circle, "that if I wish to I could destroy the church in just a few years. It is hollow, it is rotten, and false through and through. One push and the whole structure would collapse. We should trap the preachers by their notorious greed and self-indulgence. We shall thus be able to settle everything with them in perfect peace and harmony. I shall give them a few years reprieve, why should we quarrel? They will swallow anything in order to keep their material advantage. The parsons will be made to dig their own graves, they will betray their God for us. They will betray anything for the sake of their miserable jobs and incomes." - Adolf Hitler

Denise said...

Sounds just like the ancient Serpent doesn't it? And so most follow their master. Praise God He keeps His sheep safe in Christ Jesus, the King of kings & Lord of lords!

Btw, can you tell me where I can find that quote/info on Hitler from? Thanks Lyn!

lyn said...

I got it from this -

Jack Morrow said...

The list of signatories is interesting; look at all those Hispanic names. I've always regarded Jim Wallis and Ron Sider as Communists masquerading as Christians, so "evangelicals" who are on the same side as these two might want to reconsider their positions.

Note the name of Jim Daly on this list, which is more indication of the leftward direction of Focus on the Family (note also the names of some of their favourite guests on the list).

I recognize the names of John Perkins, Tony Evans, and Crawford Loritts; they talk a good game about racial harmony and reconciliation, but I always figured that when push came to shove, black Christian leaders would line up against whitey.