American Clergy Leadership Conference on Koran and Cross

2010: The American Clergy Leadership Conference (ACLC), which is closely allied with Rev Sun Myung Moon, calls for objects of faith to be treated with respect (via press release):

Christian pastors will conduct a press conference at the Imani Temple on Capitol Hill at 6th and Maryland Northeast at 10:00 a.m., Friday, September 10th  to announce an “International Day of Reverence and Respect for All Faiths.”

Christian leaders joined by leaders of many faiths are alarmed by the actions of one pastor in Gainesville, Florida who plans to commemorate the 9-11 tragedy by burning the Koran.  Christian pastors are outraged at his misguided understanding of the Christian faith and the misapplication of the message of Jesus.   

In response to this crisis, Archbishop George Augustus Stallings, Jr., Founder and Senior Pastor of Imani Temple on Capitol Hill, and Co-president of the American Clergy Leadership Conference (ACLC), is calling on pastors throughout the nation and the world to join in an International  “Day of Reverence and Respect for All Faiths,  Believers and all Holy Books at  their Sunday services this coming Sunday, September 12th.”…

2003: The American Clergy Leadership Conference (ACLC), inspired by Rev Moon, calls for churches to repudiate and destroy the symbol of the cross:

Rather than the traditional egg hunt, this group, calling itself the American Clergy Leadership Conference, sponsored a nationwide “Tear Down The Cross” day for Easter, 2003.

…One series of photos found on Moon’s web site, but purged after receiving unfavorable attention earlier this year from evangelicals, shows Massachusetts preacher John Kingara taking down the cross from his church, hauling it behind the old brick building and hoisting it into a dumpster. Another shows a ritual in Israel disposing of the cross in the earth.

Kingara, embracing the ACLC’s new gospel, declared in remarks found in the Unification News, “The fact that the cross is a symbol of division, shame, suffering and bloodshed prove that it is not of God but Satan.” He continued, “On this 18th day of April 2003, we are beginning a new history. Pastors, please, help me to bring the cross down, because it is not of God but the devil.”

5 Responses

  1. Thank you for bringing this go light once again to expose the deceptions of the so called religious leaders. They continue to play on peoples emotions and also think that they are the one that has the ears of the Most High. This issue of religion and its symbols means little to the man or woman who are disconnected with religious practices that cares less and less for their everyday needs.

    Whether it is Islam, Christianity or any other religious outfit out there, all their leaders really care about is control and nothing else. Control of your money and everything about your way of thinking and doing things. Let all religion be done away with but let the people be allowed to choose how they relate with their God.

  2. At least no one burned any Bibles.

    KINGARA AND MOON – what is their answer to the words of Jesus .

    Jesus and the Apostles said that the “world” would be ashamed of the cross. It would bring division – even
    among families. ” I have not come to bring peace but
    a sword ……… etc etc .

    Jesus brings peace but it is not the same as the “world’s” so called peace.

    This pastor is an apostate – the cross IS a symbol of
    shame and suffering. Jesus who was God in the flesh took on the punishment that we deserve.

    Has pastor Kingara ever read the Bible ??????

    What is the point of his Church.

    Can anyone else offer eternal life but the “Son of God –
    Jesus “

  4. What I fail to understand is y arent there riots from the animal Mulims when they blow up a Mosque killing untold #’s of their fellow Animals, and I am sure that at the same time that these Animal Victims in the Mosques are dead or dying. The Koran is Blown up as well. It would seem to me that this disgusting act on the animals part s/b greated by the same revolting acts on others that the Animals did to protest the buring of the Koran by a Florida Preacher.

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