National Council of Churches’ Progressive Agenda

For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears.  And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned into fables.  2 Tim 4:3-4

From 1914 through 1950, the Federal Council of Churches (FCC)  didn’t stray too far from their socialist founding and were heavily  involved in numerous socialist and communist causes to the point that they eventually had to change their name to what we know today as the National Council of Churches.

In 1914 the FCC met in the home of  millionaire industrialist Andrew Carnegie to lay the groundwork for a new group – the Church Peace Union.  Carnegie subsidized the Union to the tune of some $2 million. Carnegie, founder of U.S. Steel, used his wealth to fund education, religion and politics to “cultivate” the international mind and promote a world government.  He and Cecil Rhodes, along with members of the Fabian Socialist Society envisioned this new World Order under British influence and rule, that would united the world under Socialism.

In 1915 the formation of an American branch of the Fellowship of Reconciliation [founded in England by Fabian Socialist]  joined with its counterpart in England to protest war and propagandize for Socialism.  The American branch was formed  by Harry Ward and Walter Rauschenbush of the Federal Council of Churches, aided by leading Socialists Norman Thomas, Oswald Garrison Viliard, and Jane Addams.  The Fellowship helped establish the ACLU to provide support for WWI conscientious objectors through Norman Mattoon Thomas and Harry Ward.   Thomas, pastor of East Harlem Presbyterian Church, heavily influenced by the social gospel, left his pastorate and joined the Socialist party.

In association with the Fellowship in 1918, the Federal Council of Churches became the major propagandist in America for the Bolshevik Revolution.  In 1919 when Russian Communists called for the formation of an American Communist Party, among hundreds of delegates at the founding convention were men from the left wing of the Socialist party.   At this  convention were those that called for the Communist party to infiltrate church organizations, to enlist support for Soviet Russia, etc.   Led by clergymen such as Harry Ward, Jerome Davis, William Spofford and Albert Thys Williams, the Communist party made considerable gains in infiltrating churches.

The most important Communist in the field of religion was Robert W. Dunn who served as Party liaison to clergymen operating under instructions of the Party.  Dunn, an official at the ACLU, carried his orders to Harry Ward and others who issued directives to the Federal Council of Churches.  In 1924 Ward traveled to Moscow to discuss with Stalin the use of churches in furthering the goals of the Communist party and in  1925 Ward traveled to China where he lectured Christian clergymen.

By 1927 the FCC’s lobbying for Communist causes became so flagrant that Congressman Arthur Free introduced a House resolution describing the Federal Council of Churches as a “communist organization aimed at the establishment of a state-church. . .”  In that same year,  Military Intelligence branded the FCC as a subversive and in  1928, the Naval Institute Proceedings reported that the FCC had been meddling in defense matters and was “probably the most powerful propaganda organization in the country.”

In 1945 the Federal Council of Churches was one of only 42 nongovernmental organizations invited to send delegates to the international conference which founded the United Nations.   Presiding over the delegates was Communist agent Alger Hiss,  who had served as Chairman of a committee of the Federal Council of Churches.   Also at the conference was John Foster Dulles, former chairman of the Rockefeller Foundation and a member on the executive committee of the Federal Council of Churches.  After WWII Dulles became chairman of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, formerly the  Church Peace Union, and selected Alger Hiss to be their president.

In November 1950,  the FCC held a convention in Ohio where they absorbed Church World Service, the Inter-seminary Committee, the Protestant Film Commission and the Protestant Radio Commission and formally changed theirs name to the National Council of Churches of Christ in the U.S.A.  The same old Marxist leaders stayed in power pushing  the same Socialist/Communist agenda .

In the formal constitution of the NCC, one representative from each the participating denominations signed the official book which became the Document of Record.  Eleven of those 29 signers had public records of affiliation with pro-Communist enterprises.  There were 358 clergymen who were voting delegates and of these, 123  had affiliations with Communist projects and enterprises, according to J.B. Mathews, Appendix IX of the Dies Committee on Un-American Activities.

Hearings on Un-American Activities like the Dies Committee on the communist infiltration of the churches and hearings held by Senator Joseph McCarthy were attacked by liberals/Socialists during the period to prevent Amercians from learning the truth.   McCarthy did warn us, but we chose to listen to the wrong side.  McCarthy was eventually vindicated in 1995.

The Venona project began in 1942 was a 38 year project to decode intercepted soviet dispatches, a result of which led to the arrest and conviction of many soviet spies in our government.  In 1995 the Venona files were declassified, along with FBI documents and wiretap information which provided indisputable evidence that not only our churches, but our government had been infiltrated by communists, a fact that liberal biased media never bothered to cover.

The National Council of Churches continues to operate under its socialist policies.  Their office in Washington continues to advocate on “moral” and “ethical” dimensions of public policy such as minimum wage, the environment, amnesty, while at the same time, providing support for the building of the New York 9/11 mosque.  They manage to keep their hands in international affairs by providing assistance to communist causes around the world, challenging the legality of detention at GITMO, condemning Israel for existing, pushing for radical environmentalist causes, advocating for gun control, and working hand-in-hand with the United Nations.

Plagued by a history of financial mismanagement, in 1998, the council faced a deficit of $1.5 million but by 1999, revenues topped expenses by some $4 million thanks to new far-left contributors like the Sierra Club, ACORN, AARP, People for the American Way,, TrueMajority and Connect US Network, all of which have ties to George Soros’ Open Society Institute.  They also receive contributions from the Annie Casey Foundation, the Beldon Fund, the Carnegie Corporation, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the United Nation’s Foundation, the Tides Foundation and the Ford Foundation, to name  just a few.

According to the Institute on Religion and Democracy (IRD), the NCC ‘s major donors share many of the same characteristics:

  • they are not affiliated with any NCC member communion or any other church body;
  • Christian Unity and common witness to the Gospel does not appear to be among their principal aims;
  • they all have a much stronger interest in addressing social and political issues; and
  • their position on issues lean overwhelmingly toward the left.

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“Socialism is precisely the religion that must overwhelm Christianity. . .In the new order, Socialism will triumph by first capturing the culture via infiltration of schools, universities, churches and the media transforming the consciousness of society.”   Antonio Gramsci


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