You get the feeling that Tea Party founder Judson Phillips doesn't really understand the teachings of the Christian faith? TMP reports:
Tea Party Nation founder Judson Phillips has a dream: "No more Methodist Church."
A blog post on his Tea Party Nation page says that on Friday he walked by the United Methodist Building in Washington D.C., which had a sign that said, "Pass the DREAM Act." Phillips wrote: " I have a DREAM. That is, no more United Methodist Church."
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Phillips explains that he was formerly a member of the church, but he left because it's "the first Church of Karl Marx," and "little more than the "religious" arm of socialism."
"The Methodist church is pro-illegal immigration," he continues. "They have been in the bag for socialist health care, going as far as sending out emails to their membership "debunking" the myths of Obamacare. Say, where are the liberal complaints on the separation of church and state?"
"In short, if you hate America, you have a great future in the Methodist church," he says.
If Phillips hates the United Methodist Church for supporting the Dream Act he won't find a home in many other churches. Other mainline denominations, like the UMC, supported the Dream Act. So did Roman Catholics and Evangelicals. In short, most Christian bodies in the U.S. supported the Dream Act. Immigration reform is one of those issues where Christians - sometimes divided on subjects like abortion - find a lot of common ground. The United Methodist Church is solidly within the Christian tradition. Phillips isn't.