SMH: Rev. William Barber Getting International Press For Social Justice Campaign

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Rev. William ‘Buffet Slayer’ Barber may have left his post as the North Carolina Social Justice Warriors’ agitator-in-chief, but he has apparently found greener pastures in the Swamp from which to cloak his ultra-Leftist drivel in the clerical cloth. Now some of the Liberal media across the pond is fawning over the progressive preacher.

From the Guardian:

“In his prayer at the opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem last week, a prayer delivered against a backdrop of violence in Gaza, the evangelical pastor Robert Jeffress said Donald Trump was a moral leader who stood “on the right side of you, O God”.

Half a world away, outside the Capitol in Washington, the Rev William Barber led a moment of silence for the 60 Palestinians killed by Israeli soldiers.

As one group of faith leaders celebrates the fruits of a decades-long alliance with the Republican party, another is mounting a multi-faith challenge to the dominance of the Christian right, in an attempt to recapture the moral agenda.

“There is no religious left and religious right,” Barber, a pastor and political leader in North Carolina, told the Guardian. “There is only a moral center. And the scripture is very clear about where you have to be to be in the moral center – you have to be on the side of the poor, the working, the sick, the immigrant.”

Frustrated by conservative Christians’ focus on culture wars over issues such as abortion and gay marriage, Barber leads an ascendent GRASSROOTS movement that is trying to turn the national conversation to what they believe are the core teachings of the Bible: care for the poor, heal the sick, welcome the stranger.”

So Barber is leading prayer vigils for terrorists and continuing to push the illusion that the social justice movement is somehow a case of organic, bottom up political dissent – all while blatantly asserting his moral superiority to anyone that wishes Individual Rights be respected. Yep, that sounds like Barber, alright.

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Instead of sporting the Moral Monday label, Barber has adopted ‘The Poor Peoples’ Campaign’ as his vehicle to spout the modern Marxism of the Left. Their goal is to unite a bevy of hard Left groups, religious and otherwise, to advance the Radical Left’s political agenda.

And they make no secret of their political ends, as they attempt Biblical analogies for policies like universal healthcare.

Jesus set up free healthcare clinics everywhere he went. He healed everybody and never charged a leper a co-pay,” Barber says smugly. He fails to mention that Jesus also didn’t rob someone else for the funds to work his miracles, because that might ruin his holier than thou shtick.

“The Poor People’s Campaign, a revival of Martin Luther King’s final effort to unite poor Americans across racial lines, last week brought together activists from several faiths, the Women’s March, the labor movement and other liberal organizations to launch 40 days of civil disobedience and protest against inequality, racism, ecological devastation and militarism. As many as 1,000 people were arrested during the first wave. More expect to be held in future.

Barber, a co-chair of the campaign, says some conservative faith leaders have “cynically” interpreted the Bible’s teachings to demonize homosexuality, abortion, scientific facts and other religions. They are guilty, he says, of “theological malpractice” and “modern-day heresy”.”

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The demands of the Poor People’s Campaign are as ambitious as they are progressive. They have called for a repeal of the Republican tax cuts, federal and state minimum wage laws and universal single-payer healthcare. Other proposals also mirror those of politicians like Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders.

“We are surely trying to impact politics,” said Liz Theoharis, a co-chair. “And we are surely trying to make sure that our elected officials take these issues seriously. But this goes far beyond any one election or election year.”

Barber and Theoharis imagine a new “southern strategy” that undoes racial divisions. For months they have barnstormed poor and working-class communities deep in Trump country, in an effort to build a multi-faith alliance.”

Barber and his cohorts are looking to proselytize to the proletariat. The scary part is that a lot of Democrats actually buy this garbage.

And though Barber has stepped up to a national stage, his wake is still felt right here in North Carolina. At the time of this posting, ‘Poor People’s Campaign’ are protesting “systemic racism” on Jones Street.

Read more of the fawning coverage here.

 

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