Back in the 1980s I was invited to a Christian leadership conference. As soon as Kenneth Copeland finished preaching, he led us in singing “America the Beautiful.” Everyone had their hands raised and their eyes closed-except me. I was looking around the auditorium in horror.
Now I happen to think America is beautiful. I am glad I live here. But WHAT were they worshiping? I asked the man next to me. He said, “Just sing along.” No, I will not just sing along. The conflation of God and the USA has gone way too far already. I objected then and I object today.
Too much cross pollination between church and politics! America’s “Greed is Good” mantra so popular in the 1980s infected the Church like a nasty virus. The video below is a good illustration of that.
Greedy Christians, REPENT. Christian “celebrities” (!) can go and we won’t miss them. Most preachers are good people, struggling along just like their congregation, trying to do the right thing.