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Don’t Be Deceived By The Black American Bishop at the Royal Wedding

Many Americans and the whole of the left-wing media were wowed by the black American Episcopal bishop who spoke during the British royal wedding of Prince Harry and Canadian actress Meghan Markle.

But don’t be deceived by his much-adored speech. He spoke with Satan’s lying tongue.

Michael Curry, the first African-American to be primate of the Episcopal Church – a US branch of the Church of England – was invited to speak at the royal shindig by the former Miss Markle herself. After his appearance, many on both sides of the pond hailed the Bishop’s speech as a cogent appeal during turbulent times. And at first blush, without much inspection of the address, it seems quite innocuous. But when some thought is put into what Curry actually said and what his influences were for the concepts he related, it is shocking just how off base — even irreligious — the speech was.

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Again, at first the address was up lifting. It was all about “love.” And, heck, who can be against love? But when the actual words are parsed, a close review of what Curry said shows that he was not talking about God’s love. He was talking about man’s love and man’s love is not the pure act that he portrayed it to be.

Indeed, man’s act of love can be skewed to excuse all sorts of evils. And Curry didn’t take any of that into account with his words.

But before I get into Curry’s address any farther, let’s also point out that the Bishop is just another hate-filled, left-winger who works to destroy the U.S.A. Indeed his next act is to attend a protest against President Donald Trump, a leader whom the bishop calls “dangerous.”

It appears that Curry’s next public appearance will be at a protest march in Washington D.C. on May 24, according to the UK Mirror.

Curry also recently signed a letter calling Trump’s presidency “a theological heresy for followers of Christ” meaning that if you are Christian you can’t be a Republican.

As when fans tell sports media and players to “stick to sports,” I wish Bishop Curry would stick to religion and leave politics to people who know what they are talking about.

So, with all this, it should not be a surprise that Curry’s “love” address was itself a “heresy” against the Christian religion.

The topic of love is a very misunderstood one for many Americans. Like with the gay movement, “love” is assumed to be an emotion beyond all reproach. All one need do is “love” and all is right with anything said person does. But this idea is based on a childish and improper view of what love is.

After all, love can be dangerous, too. One can love the Nazi Party, or communism, one can love sadism, or any number of bad things. Is “love” of dangerous things justified just because it is love? No one would say yes to that, for sure. But when one warbles on about love like Curry did during the royal wedding, one is left with a facile, irreligious, even dangerous mishmash of nonsense, and empty idea posing as wisdom.

Sadly that is what we got from this supposedly intelligent man of god, nonsense empty of wisdom.

Curry conflated an awful lot of things in his address to the the British people. His version of “love” was not Biblically based even though he tried to pretend it is. For instance, at one point in his speech he hinted that “love” must somehow mean that the world would become a “sanctuary,” hinting that there would be open borders and nations would not exist. Because, you see, the opposite of love is hate and hate is what keeps people out.

But this is not a legitimate way to look at love. Securing your borders to make sure that you have control over your resources, your homes, and your government is not “hate.” it is not the opposite of “love.” But in Curry’s irreligious and, frankly, socialist world-view, nationhood and secure borders is “hate.”

In addition, Curry’s act of love is excusatory. In his version we are to simply open our arms wide to just anyone for any reason regardless of their actions, their ideology, or their aims and goals. This is also not a Christian ideal. Jesus did tell us to love everyone as we would love ourselves. But he taught us to love the person, but not to automatically love their sins. In other words, we are to love people even as we condemn their evil actions. Christians are to love the sinner and try to help them stop sinning, not to simply act like an enabler for their evil actions. Jesus did not mean for love to be an excuse.

But, in Curry’s mindless version of “love” we would have no room for judgment of people’s actions and with his version of “love” we could only fully accept every bad thing they do. This is simply not a Christian world view.

Lewis Dovland of American Thinker made another fine point showing how Curry’s blind form of “love” is empty of all logic. Curry cited Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “love” as an example of the sort of non0violent leadership that we should see employed universally. But as Doyland noted, that sort of facile thinking is not a universal truth.

As Doyland cogently noted:

The nonviolent movement worked for Dr. King and the Civil Rights movement because America is a good country, with a moral population who obeys the law. But had he or Gandhi tried their movements in Nazi Germany, they would have been crushed under the jackboot, just as Europe today is being undercut by the misguided policies of its leaders.

Exactly right. The simple fact is, the sort of nonviolent “love” Curry rambled about is a fool’s errand in the face of invading Muslim hordes who see nonviolent “love” as no obstacle to their evil ends at all. It is, in fact, as a joke easily brushed aside to subdue and murder everyone who they feel don’t sufficiently “love” Muhammad.

So, don’t be fooled by Bishop Curry’s addled address. It really wasn’t the wonderful sentiment that liberals want you to think it is.

The Full Text of Curry’s Address:

And now in the name of our loving liberating and life giving God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, amen.

From the Song of Solomon in the Bible: Set me as a seal upon your heart, as a seal upon your arm, for love is as strong as death, passion as fierce as the grave, its flashes of flashes of fire, a raging flame. Many waters cannot quench love, neither can floods drown it out

The late Dr. Martin Luther King once said, and I quote: we must discover the power of love, the redemptive power of love, and when we do that we will make of this old world a new world. For love is the only way.

There’s power in love. Don’t underestimate it. Don’t even over-sentimentalize it. There’s power, power in love. If you don’t believe me, think about a time when you first fell in love. The whole world seemed to center around you and your beloved. There’s power, power in love.

Not just in its romantic forms but any form, any shape of love. There’s a certain sense in which when you are loved and you know it, when someone cares for you and you know it, when you love and you show it, it actually feels right. There’s something right about it.

And there’s a reason for it. The reason has to do with the source. We were made by a power of love. And our lives were meant and are meant to be lived in that love. That’s why we are here.

Ultimately the source of love is God himself, the source of all of our lives. There’s an old medieval poem that says, “where true love is found, God himself is there.”

The New Testament says it this way, “beloved, let us love one another because love is of God and those who love are born of God and know God, those who do not love do not know God. Why? For God is love. There’s power in love. There’s power in love to help and heal when nothing else can. There’s power in love to lift up and liberate when nothing else will. There’s power in love to show us the way to live. Set me as a seal on your heart. A seal on your arm. For love it’s strong as death.

But love is not only about a young couple. Now the power of love is demonstrated by the fact that we are all here. Two young people fell in love and we all showed up. But it’s not just for and about a young couple who we rejoice with.

It’s more than that. Jesus of Nazareth on one occasion was asked by a lawyer to sum up the essence of the teachings of Moses. He went back and reached back into the Hebrew scriptures, to Deuteronomy and Leviticus, and Jesus said you shall love the lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind and all your strength.

This is the first and great commandment and the second is like it: love your neighbor as yourself. And then in Matthew’s version, he added, he said, on these two Love of God and Love of Neighbor, hang all the law, all the prophets, everything that Moses wrote, everything in the holy prophets, everything in the scriptures, everything that God has been trying to tell the world. Love God, love your neighbors, and while you’re at it, love yourself.

Now someone once said that Jesus began the most revolutionary movement in all of human history, a movement grounded in the unconditional love of God for the world. A movement mandating people to live that love. And in so doing, to change not only their lives but the very life of the world itself.

I’m talking about some power, real power. Power to change the world. If you don’t believe me, well, there were some old slaves in America’s antebellum south who explained the dynamic power of love and why it has the power to transform. They explained it this way. They sang a spiritual, even in the midst of their captivity, it’s one that says there’s a balm in Gilead. A healing balm, something that can makes things right.

There is a balm in Gilead to make the wounded whole. There is a balm in Gilead to heal the sin-sick soul. One of the stanzas actually explains why: they said, If you cannot preach like Peter and you cannot pray like Paul, you just tell the love of Jesus how he died to save us all. Oh that’s the balm in Gilead. This way of love is the way of life. They got it, he died to save us all. He didn’t die for anything he could get out of it. Jesus did not get an honorary doctorate for dying. He wasn’t getting anything out of it. He gave up his life, he sacrificed his life for the good of the others, for the good of the other, for the well-being of the world. For us, that’s what love is.

Love is not selfish and self-centered. Love can be sacrificial. And in so doing, becomes redemptive, and that way of unselfish, sacrificial, redemptive love, changes lives. And it can change this world. If you don’t believe me, just stop and think or imagine. Think and imagine, well, think and imagine a world where love is the way. Imagine our homes and families when love is the way. Imagine neighborhoods and communities where love is the way. Imagine governments and nations where love is the way. Imagine business and commerce when love is the way. Imagine this tired old world when love is the way, unselfish, sacrificial redemptive. When love is the way, then no child will go to bed hungry in this world ever again. When love is the way, we will let justice roll down like a mighty stream and righteousness like an ever-flowing brook. When love is the way, poverty will become history. When love is the way, the earth will be a sanctuary. When love is the way, we will lay down our swords and shields down, down by the riverside to study war no more. When love is the way, there’s plenty good room, plenty good room, for all of God’s children. Because when love is the way, we actually treat each other, well, like we are actually family. When love is the way, we know that God is the source of us all and we are brothers and sisters, children of God. My brothers and sisters, that’s a new heaven, a new earth, a new world, a new human family. And let me tell you something, old Solomon was right in the Old Testament, that’s fire.

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin and with this, I will sit you down. We’ve got to get you all married.

French Jesuit Pierre Teilhard de Chardin was arguably one of the great minds, one of the great spirits of the 20th century. A Jesuit, Roman Catholic priest, scientist, a scholar, a mystic. In some of his writings, he said from his scientific background as well as his theological one. In some of his writings, he said as others have, that the discovery or invention or harnessing of fire was one of the great scientific and technological discoveries in all of human history. Fire to a great extent made human civilization possible. Fire made it possible to cook food and to provide sanitary ways of eating which reduced the spread of disease in its time. Fire made it possible to heat warm environments and thereby made human migration around the world a possibility, even into colder climates. Fire made it possible, there was no Bronze Age without fire, no Iron Age without fire, no industrial revolution without fire. The advances of science and technology are greatly dependent on the human ability and capacity to take fire and use it for human good.

Anybody get here in a car today? An automobile? Nod your heads if you did, I’m guessing, I know there were some carriages. But those of us who came in cars, the controlled harnessed fire made that possible. I know that the Bible says, and I believe it, that Jesus walked on the water, but I have to tell you I didn’t walk across the Atlantic Ocean to get here. Controlled fire in that plane got me here. Fire makes it possible for us to text and tweet and email and Instagram and Facebook and socially be dysfunctional with each other. Fire makes all of that possible and de Chardin said that fire was one of the greatest discoveries in all of human history. And he then went on to say that if humanity every harnesses the energy of fire again, if humanity ever captures the energy of love, it will be the second time in history that we have discovered fire.

Dr. King was right, we must discover love. The redemptive power of love. And when we do that, we will make of this old world a new world. My brother, my sister, God love you. God bless you. And may God hold us all in those almighty hands of love.

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