Religion Dispatches reports that a key Tea Party leader hates Christians, especially Methodists.
Judson Phillips, founder of Tea Party Nation, has a dream of "no more United Methodist Church." That's right, Phillips, who says he was raised in the Methodist Church until he learned it was "little more than the first Church of Karl Marx," was incensed that the United Methodist Building (known to locals as "the God box") on Capitol Hill had a sign supporting the DREAM Act.
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Phillips took aim at Methodists. Apparently he walked by the United Methodist Building in Washington, D.C., and didn't like what he saw: a sign that said, "Pass the DREAM Act."
The gall! That a church could get behind a measure creating a path to citizenship through college education or military service for undocumented immigrants who were brought here as little children is just ... it's just ... outrageous! Would Jesus countenance citizenship for people who know no other home than the United States?
Wait a minute. I knew I was forgetting something I learned in Sunday school: Jesus was an immigrant, too, taken to Egypt by Mary and Joseph.
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One wonders if this new found political power will end tax breaks for churches?