An “Occupy Wall Street” Thanksgiving?


Last week, a deranged malefactor was arrested at Occupy Wall Street for threatening to launch Molotov cocktails at Macy’s. It might have been a Macy’s Thanksgiving to forget.

A much friendlier Occupy Wall Street offering comes from my Religious Left friend, Jim Wallis:

It’s time to invite the Occupy Movement to church! And Thanksgiving is the perfect occasion. Have some of the young protesters—the “99ers” as they’re becoming known—from this rapidly growing movement over for a big holiday dinner!

Our faith communities and organizations should swing their doors wide and greet the Occupiers with open arms, offering them a feast to say “thank you” for having the courage to raise the very religious and biblical issue of growing inequality in our society…. Let’s invite the young occupiers into our churches and ministries for good conversation and a great meal.

If our mayors and police departments are making the Occupiers feel unwelcome, why don’t we welcome them to stay on our church property if they need someplace to go?

Open our church basements and parish halls as safe places to sleep—shelter and sanctuary as cold weather descends upon many of our cities….

The Occupy movement needs a sanctuary.

On the surface, Wallis’ invitation sounds innocent enough, albeit remarkably odd given that the “OWS” movement is extremely secular, not exactly characterized by prayer circles and Bible studies.

But what struck me about Wallis’ suggestion is its historical irony and naïveté: Churches as sanctuaries for radical leftists?

Well, this is exactly what happened in the original Days of Rage in Chicago, which was the inspiration for Occupy Wall Street….

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Comments

  1. Church need not be a santuary for those useful idiots better take a bath before church if they can get the stink of commie off thier skins.Screw you wallis.

  2. 99ers??? more like the 69ers. "OWS" = "Only Wannabe Squatters" you bunch of dirt bags

  3. Can someone please explain to these liberal, Barack Obama supporters why they can not get a job! It is quite evident. With that said, they must like their "entitlements" while being a parasite off of society.
    http://moonbattery.com/?p=4879

  4. Take them to a church and explain to them what the future looks like when God gets angry with us.

  5. Edwardkoziol says:

    What good would it be to take them to church most of these bums don't believe in God.Obuma has got them buffaloed that robbing the rich is the way to go.Plus it's bad enough churches aid and abet illegals and the best part is churches don't pay taxes.

  6. Most of these protesters have never had to work for anything. They were given everything by their parents. They never went to bed hungry, they have always had ipads, cell phones, tvs, food, clothing, housing etc. We of the forties, fifties, sixties, all worked by starting out at the bottom and working up, and we were proud to have a job, even if it wasn't high paying. Now they want to start at the top, they want everything it took us 30 or forty years to accumulate, and think they are entitled to it. We, who worked hard to get where we are, are expected to give them part of our hard earned money so they can continue to sit around and moan because they don't have a job. I agree that there is graft and outright theft , but it isn't only wall street, it is our government , too. Peacefully demonstrate, and then vote them all out, but stop destroying property,because that is why most of us are against you. Take a low paying job. You will eventually have better jobs.

  7. Betsy K. Larsen says:

    The funny thing is, what Wallis suggested is exactly what Jesus Christ Himself would have done. I am not the soul of kindness and understanding myself when it comes to these lazy wanna be rich kids, do nothings, useless tits on the butt of society, but I do beleive that Christ would have done what this man suggested. He won so many souls to Him simply by His kindness, more than anything else. Many in His day did not beleive that He was the Son of God themselves, such as the lady at the well, but became beleivers when they looked into His kind eyes and felt the pure love of this very simple, and plain man. A true Christian is not known by their deeds, or words, but more so by the feeling one gets from them, somehow. Jesus never thumped or beat the truth of who He was over their heads, but treated each one with love and kindness. The one time that He became angry was when His Father’s House was treated more of a DEN OF THIEVES, than the place of worship that it was intended to be. Perhaps that is where we in America have gone wrong, our churches and houses of worship have become dens of thievery, rather than what they are intended to be, and we, as Christians have become much less than the disciples and true CHRISTIANS that WE should be. And as a result, our nation has lost it’s true destiny of what it was meant to be, a light of freedom for the whole world. Our “leaders” have become the Saducees and Pharisees instead of the followers of Jesus Christ, we have banned His Father from everything from start to finish. And brought this disaster down upon ourselves. If we, as a nation, would humble ourselves, and again put GOD back into our lives and into our government, and beg His forgiveness, just maybe we would again be the nation that we were intended to be. We should remember “for God so loved the world that He sent his only begotten son”……..to save the world. But we must accept Him, not reject Him, as we have done, and have allowed our “leaders” to do. Yes, they are wrong, very wrong, but when we are honest with ourselves, we are to blame, as much as any one of them, for it is WE WHO HAVE ALLOWED THIS TO BE SO, by our laziness and our own rejection of the Son of God, and of His Father in Heaven. A nation who turns it’s back on God will ultimately fail. But a nation who once again will humble themselves, and turn it’s face back to the God who gave it everything, will again rise and become prosperous. If one reads the stories of Israel, and all the many times they turned on their God, and failed as a result, and were brought to their knees in prayer, asking God to forgive them, not once did God turn away from them. It was then, and only then, that He brought them back to the nation that He meant them to be, and that they prospered. America can do the same, but first, she must ask God to forgive her, and put Him back into their lives, and into their government, where He truly belongs. Remember America when she was great, and this tells you anything that you need to know, for our motto was as it is on our dollar bills……..IN GOD WE TRUST. And God has never failed a nation when that nation trusts in God. History tells the story as it was, and can be again, if we only give our hearts and minds, AND nation, BACK TO HIM, AND PUT OUR TRUST AND FAITH BACK TO HIM. I am not speaking of “religion”. I am speaking of God, and of the salvation of America, our America, the nation of our ancestors. Religion can be anything……….but God is God, has always been, and will always be. God…………..

  8. There is a video on youtube of an arrogant and derisive Obama givng a speech called Happy Baracksgiving. Obama says that he is a little amused by the protesters. Says you would think they would be saying "thank you". Then the statistics from the bureau of statisticsa are shown:
    Gasoline 2009 – $1.67. Gasoline 2011-$3.49
    Food for thanskgiving 2011 – up 20% from 2009
    deficit 2009-10.5 trillion. Deficit 2011 – $15 Trillion
    Unemployment 2009- 2011 up 20%
    You would think they would be saying thank you????

  9. FactNotRhetroic says:

    No protester ever needs to ever break the law in America to protest. Peaceful, legal protests are just as effective as terrorist protests, destroying property and breaking every law they can to try to intimidate and terrorize Americans.

    I totally disagree with giving food and shelter to OWS terrorists. That is inexcusable. It is like a church giving food and refuge to a serial killer so they can continue their rampage.

    Occupy protestors constantly, willfully and purposefully break the laws so they can sue the cities. OWS protestors have attorney's numbers written on their arms by the organizers as the organizers tell them to break the law.

    Refuge, food and shelter makes the churches just as guilty of terrorizing Americans as the protesters. The OWS attorneys leading the demonstrators "ENCOURAGE CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE" and get their funding from the terrorist terrorist organization Al-Ikhwan and America Hating George Soros. No it is not right for any church to support illegal and terrorist activities terrorizing American citizens.

  10. THE FALL OF AMERICA says:

    # Freedom of Speech, Press, Religion and Petition

    Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. —-WE THE PEOPLE HAVE THE RIGHT TO PEACEABLY ASSEMBLE AND PETITION THE GOVERNMENT FOR A REDRESS OF GRIEVANCES—WHAT OCCUPY HAS PROVEN IS THAT THE U.S. IS NOW POLICE STATE—-POLICE ARE NOW ABUSIVE THUGS WHO USE WEAPONS- CHEMICALS AND EXCESSIVE FORCE ON PEACEFUL CITIZENS—MANY HUNDREDS OF PROTESTERS HAVE BEEN JAILED ON FALSE CHARGES —OUR TAXES NO LONGER PAY THE WAGE FOR PEACE OFFICERS BUT INSTEAD FOR THUGS WHO HARM WE THE PEOPLE AND PROTECT THE ELITE—OUR GOVERNMENT LEADERS NO LONGER FOLLOW U.S. CONSTITUTIONAL LAW —INSTEAD IT SEEMS TO FOLLOW SHARIA LAW—-AS FOR CHURCHES BEING A SANCTUARY FOR OUR PROTESTERS—-ISN'T THAT WHAT ALMIGHTY GOD WANTED? A SANCTUARY FOR ALL SINNERS TO COME FOR FORGIVENESS AND SANCTUARY??? WE ARE ALL SINNERS…..

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