Category: Historical Reprints.
Source: Straight Talk! The Official Bulletin of The Edmund Burke Society
Editor: F. Paul Fromm
Associate Editors: Kastuś Akula
Writers: E.B.S. members and friends
Directors: The Council of the E.B.S.
Volume V Number 1, January 1972 [Approximation: cover illegible]
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Termites In The Church
By Kastuś Akula
Unless you are a Roman Catholic, next time you walk by the church of your choice, don’t pass by. Drop in; talk to the minister or priest, and find out to what international bodies the church belongs and for what purposes it makes financial contributions; listen attentively to the clergyman’s Sunday sermon; attend the Sunday school some day and see just what is being taught to your children. Above all, find out the attitude of your church’s hierarchy to the World Council of Churches. May we assure you, the time thus spent will be well invested.
On November 20, 1961, at the Third General Assembly of the World Council of Churches in New Delhi, India, the Russian, Rumanian, Bulgarian, and Polish Orthodox Churches were admitted as full members of the W.C.C. The ballot was secret. The newly admitted members claimed to represent 70 million members. This gave them an influential voice on the W.C.C. Executive and on its committees. Until then, the W.C.C. had lumped capitalism and communism together as equally anti-Christian. The situation changed when the Russians and their satellites, supported by the huge resources and [illegible] of their totalitarian state masters, started dictating W.C.C. policies.
At the Council’s last General Assembly in Uppsala, Sweden, in 1968, Rev. Knut Norberg, president of the consistory of the Lutheran Church of Sweden, said indignantly: “Problems related to race, violence, and oppression were discussed freely and passionately. But, as soon as the prevailing conditions behind the Iron Curtain became the order of the day, stony silence reigned.”
Asked Norbert: “How can an ecclesiastical universal assembly refuse to take notice of the ever-growing appeals from deportation camps, prison cells, and torture chambers where fellow-Christians are suffering and even dying? Is it a matter of tactics? If so, it means total capitulation to the Soviet Union and its Marxist-Leninist religion.” (READER’S DIGEST, Dec. 1971 [WHICH WAY THE WORLD COUNCIL OF CHURCHES? by Clarence Hall]
During the Cuban missile crisis, the W.C.C. expressed “grave concern and regret” over the “unilateral military action taken by the United States/” Presumably, the Soviet missile build-up was a “Christian” act. During the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968, the W.C.C. kept its mouth shut. Only after the Soviet aims had been achieved, did Dr. Eugene Carson Blake, the General Secretary of the W.C.C., issue a hardly audible objection.
Those ecumenical enthusiasts, unless they be professed disciples of Moscow, should restrain themselves before leaping into the so-called Marxist-Christian diaglgues, which have, apparently, greatly influenced the dumb and naive among Christians and which have been hailed by the communists as “a development of vast importance.” In other words, a one-way street to the Moscow Mecca!
In the November 1971 issue of READER’S DIGEST, Clarence Hall looks at the way that W.C.C. members have tried to “study, witness, serve, and advance the common unity.” “Must our churches finance revolution?” asks the author. Apparently, that’s what the W.C.C. has been doing since the agents of the communist anti-Christ gained positions of command and influence. In September 1970, the so-called “Programme to Combat Racism” was launched. of the 19 “liberation” movements to whom W.C.C. has donated $200,000 for operations chiefly against South Africa. All were known to be engaged in guerilla activities, many of them outright terrorists. Four of the groups were avowed communists, and three of them were known to be receiving arms from Moscow. This is Christianity Moscow-style!
Last year, the W.C.C. launched a campaign to raise $210,000 to support American draft-dodgers and deserters in Canada and Sweden. The Council’s youth division circulated the magazine RISK, the articles in which spotlighted evasion of one’s military duty, i.e., treason.
Of course, the black racists get W.C.C. support. Remember James Forman? He’s the one, who on a Sunday morning in May, 1969, forced his way to the pulpit of New York’s Roverside Church to demand a half-million dollars from churches and synagogues as “reparations” to black people. He later raised his demand to $3 billion. “We are dedicated to building a socialist society inside the United States, where the total means of production and distribution are in the hands of the state — led by black people,” said Forman in the introduction to his printed MANIFESTO (reported in READER’S DIGEST, C. Hall, Nov. 1971) At a special convention four months later, the Episcopal Church voted $200,000 to Forman’s movement!
Christians the world over are asking questions about the revolutionaries within the church. The most irate group are the churches of West Germany, who provide about one quarter of the W.C.C. budget.
But, perhaps the church of your choice does not support the revolutionary activities of the W.C.C.; perhaps, it has not yet become the tool of those who have murdered millions and who continue to murder and persecute Christians. But, perhaps, your church is busy with Sunday school activities. Is there any reason that you should look into the Sunday school programme? There is!
The December 27, 1971 issue of NEWSWEEK describes “Sex At Sunday School.” It seems that the way-out liberal Unitarian Universalist Association schools are “drawing kids like flies to honey.” No wonder. The 12-14 year-old children are being told it like it is and are shown it in vivid detail on the screen.” Introduced last fall in nearly half of the association’s Sunday schools, the programme entitled “About Your Sexuality”, includes explicit film strips that depict adults engaged in sexual intercourse, masturbation, and homosexual acts.: (NEWSWEEK, December 27, 1971) “Traditional religious norms, in fact, are all but ignored, and Biblical precepts concerning sex tend to be dismissed as moralistic hangups.” “Unitarian officials hope that their sex-education programmes will eventually spread into the public schools. Meanwhile, six other denominations including the Episcopalians and the Presbyterians, are studying the curriculum to see whether it can be adapted to their own Sunday school children.”
Can you figure out what’s going on?n Only the termites know for sure!
1. If you are a Roman Catholic, you are lucky your Church hasn’t yet joined W.C.C.