I’ve been trying to be nice or at least nicer lately – I really have – but then George Conger makes me aware of this march. And, no, I will not be nice about this brazen display of idolatry with deceptive “Christian” veneer splattered on it.
The former Bishop of Kurunegala and other members of the Workers Christian Fellowship (WCF) held their annual May Day march in Colombo last week. . . .
Wearing stoles and a cope covered with the hammer and sickle symbol, the Rt. Rev. Kumara Illangasinghe, who served as the fourth bishop of Kurunegala in the Church of Ceylon from 2000 to 2010 and was a member of the Anglican Consultative Council’s Standing Committee, and clergy from the Diocese of Colombo, along with trade unionists marched on May 1 in the Colombo’s Fort area to mark International Workers’ Day.
So we had a leading “bishop” of the Anglican Communion involved in this. As for the stoles with hammers and sickles, see the photo for yourself over at Anglican Ink. Given the tens of millions murdered by Communism, they might as well be wearing swastikas, too. Hey, if you’re going to march for totalitarianism, why not go all the way?
As for the Workers Christian (sic) Fellowship, here’s the sort of thing they push, from a 1984 pamphlet (emphasis mine):
We have already made the point that the Living Christ is at work in the faiths and movements for human liberation [meaning Communism. “Slavery is freedom” and all that. - .ed]. Christ is the Word or expression of God, the Logos, the Dharma and the Dynamic of History, who provides all human beings coming into existence with the means of salvation, the path of liberation in their own religio-cultural contexts. Thus when for instance a Buddhist or Hindu finds salvation, it is by the grace of Christ as we would term it that this happens and he is incorporated then into the new life of God's Kingdom even if he knows nothing of Christianity. And it is through the sacraments of Buddhism and Hinduism, through the message of morality and the self-giving life that such salvation is normally transmitted and received.
And that’s just some of the idolatry WCF pushes. Communion, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Marxism all mixed up with a token Jesus. Jeroboam has nothing on these people. And it has surely gotten worse since 1984 if that’s possible.
(NOTE: Please do not take this as a knock on honest Hindus and Buddhists. I’d much rather sit and talk about religion with these - and have done so - than with phony LibChurch idolatrous apostates who dishonestly still call themselves Christians. Nor should this be taken as a knock on newer Christians and seekers who need to learn and are willing to do so.)
How should Anglicans respond when a bishop serves this sort of garbage? He should be denounced as the deceptive idolatrous heretic he is. It should be made very clear to all who can hear that he is no Christian but a liar who dresses up as a so-called bishop to deceive people so they become as damned as he is.
Do you think I am being overwrought? Let’s flip it. What if the stoles did have swastikas? What if the bishop and clergy were pushing a mix of Nazism and Hinduism and were saying God uses that to save people? What actually occurred was every bit as bad. And one who does not see that either needs to gain some knowledge of history or lose some selective indignation.
I love Anglicanism, but many Anglicans do have a bad habit of going easy and looking the other way and even rewarding and advancing such, as is the case with Illangasinghe, when there should instead be outrage and denunciation and casting off.
St. Paul’s approach is much better than the typical nice Anglican one:
But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed. Gal. 1: 8, 9