On Wednesday Americans will celebrate the intentions of the Founders, religious, and freedom loving individuals, all. For the last hundred years, a movement has grown that cherishes a very different set of intentions. For short, we call it the "Left." One of its manifestations calls itself 'religious...' 1. The percentage of Americans who attend and belong to a church hwsremained constant for over 70 years. But predominantly liberal mainline Protestant denominations have lost members for over 50 years. From 1960 to 1988, mainline church membership declined from 31 million to 25 million, then fell to 21 million in 2005. Today, they are a minority among American Protestants, claiming approximately 15 percent of American adults among their adherents. Mainline Protestant - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia 2. Could it be that their elites rejection of traditional beliefs and embrace of the Gospel of social justice has something to do with it? Another coincidence: the shift to the left started right around the time the Progressive era was getting into full swing. 3. In 1907, a group of Methodists formed the Methodist Federation for Social Service (MFSS). The aim was to influence other Protestant groups. The next day, the group was received by President Theodore Roosevelt in the White House. One of the leaders, Harry F. Ward drafts a Social Creed that will be adopted by the 1908 General Conference and by the Federal Council of the Churches of Christ in America. MFSA » History Timeline 4. In the early Twenties the Communist Party made considerable gains in its program to infiltrate the churches. This effort was led by such prominent "American" clergymen as Harry F. Ward ( "one of the leading collaborators of, and apologists for, the Soviet Union." ...), Jerome Davis, William B. Spofford, and Albert Rhys Williams. at the 1942 convention of the Federal Council of Churches (F.C.C.) called for: Ultimately, "a world government of delegated powers." Complete abandonment of U.S. isolationism. Strong immediate limitations on national sovereignty. International control of all armies and navies. A universal system of money.... Worldwide freedom of immigration. Progressive elimination of all tariff and quota restrictions on world trade .... A "democratically controlled" international bank .... APOSTASY -- The National Council Of Churches 5. The Social Gospel enthusiasts switched the aim from labor rights to attacks on the profit motive, capitalism. a. The church, therefore, in the opinion of the federation, must accept the Marxist point of view The federation, therefore, wants the religious leaders to preach a religious creed, not based upon the Bible and in defense of the American way of life, but one that is based upon the atheistic foundations of the philosophy of Marx. The federation wants the ministers to declare their judgment against the social economic system under which Americans live and prosper today in favor of the Socialist system, which in Russia and the satellite countries has brought the peoples. Read the ebook Investigation of Communist activities in the New York City area. Hearings (Volume pt. 5-6, pp. 1969-2143) by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Un-Am Call it the 'Religious' Left, Progressivism, Socialism, Liberalism....you name it....the goals and aims remain the same.