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Being a Christian Makes You Guilty
Christians and non-Christians often ask, “Why do you hold all Christians in contempt when only right-wing evangelicals cause the current GOP aims to enforce racism, inequality, and other religious dogma?” Just beyond the propaganda, you readily find the answer. You can belong to the most liberal Christian sect in America, support equality for all groups, and believe in the separation of Church and state but still be complicit in Christianity’s political motives the same way an innocent person can work for a drug cartel. Cartels employ many people who are not evil or actively involved in the drug trade, many not knowing they work for a Cartel.
The FBI defines cartels as “large, highly sophisticated organizations composed of multiple [drug trafficking organizations] DTOs and cells with specific assignments such as drug transportation, security/enforcement, or money laundering.” Similarly, large Christian denominations form cartels with many organizations that work just like the “DTOs that are either a part of or in an alliance with the cartel.”
Cartels distinguish from legitimate organizations by their illegal nature that Christianity shares for committing the worst crime of threatening national security by seeking democracy’s dissolution into a plutocracy disguised in religion. This threat reveals in the Christian-dominated GOP that serves as one of many DTO-like organizations opposing women’s rights, racial equality, financial equality, religious equality, etc. The Christian Cartels operate the same way as criminal cartels, seen readily in similar modus operandi.
Sects of Common Purpose
Just like there are different cartels, there are sects of Christianity, with each operating similarly to recruit, prosper the religion’s wealthy minority, protect the religion, and legally enforce what they perceive as the truth based on the same if not almost the same bible. Their differences are unremarkable, having more to do with proper religious veneration and interpretations of the bible. The product may not be cocaine, but the objectives of distribution and controlling territories is exactly the same, as seen in the Christian Cartels’ US expansion through controlled regions. World Map illustrates the areas of control by the various leading Christian Sects. Note how Evangelical Christians do not comprise the largest group. Criminal Cartel in Mexico operate in the same manner by controlling areas which gives them power over resources and people.
Common purpose creates an informal system of authority much like the cartel territories in South America. Similarly, the US Christian sects, though sometimes hostilely competitive, reinforce control of Christian cartels by working together when needed. One of the best examples of this trait clarifies in the Christian opposition to California’s 2008 Proposition 8, described by Dr. Gregory Prince in the Berkley Forum, when the LDS claimed traditional marriage at risk, “church leaders took the unprecedented step of forging an alliance with a former theological rival, the Roman Catholic Church” using “a front organization, Hawaii’s Future Today.” This alliance assisted in the passage of a “state constitutional amendment that superseded a decision by the Hawaii Supreme Court enabling same-sex marriage.” This alliance formed the future strategies to stop marriage equality.
Honolulu Civil Beat reported the Church of Latter-Day Saints has strong interests in Hawaii, which University of Hawaii-Manoa author and associate professor Hokulani K. Aikau describes as “the Laie community on Oahu’s North Shore represents a second ‘promised land’ for a ‘chosen people’ to help spread the religion into the Pacific.”
Mormons exported the same vision of Joseph Smith and Brigham Young to Hawaii for recruitment purposes, just reinvented to make Polynesians a Lost Tribe of Israel. Coincidentally, Hawaii happens to be an expensive piece of real estate that both Catholics and Mormons have a vested interest in controlling since they are two of the largest religions on the islands. Overlapping proselytization and financial goals are common among religions, and though Christian cartels vie for these interests, their shared objectives make government and business infiltration easy with the use of “front organizations” quoted prior.
Lay Organizations as DTOs
The way traditional cartels use DTOs, all major religions in the US either allow or promote organizations that serve different purposes. The Catholic Church has countless faith-based groups spread across its sphere of control, called “Lay associations including the Knights of Columbus, Xavierians, and many lesser-known organizations.”
These groups, similar to DTOs, unify members, operationalize goals, and provide network power to Catholics while circumventing the law and public scrutiny, much the way a legitimate business launders cartel drug money. These organizations’ purposes elucidate in their performance of work the Catholic Church cannot or does not want to be involved in directly. In the US, the law forbids Churches from campaigning or involving themselves in politics under threat of losing nonprofit status. The Knights of Columbus provided $15 million to lobbies between 2008 and 2012 to oppose same-sex marriage. Knights of Columbus is just one lay organization for one of the largest religions in the US and globally. Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett is a member of People of Praise, a Catholic Lay organization, and now sits on the Supreme Court, making decisions such as reversing Roe vs. Wade, which satisfies Catholic interests.
If you think this is just a Catholic problem, you are wrong because Protestantism is worse since it lacks a central authority and gives rise to many sects with subsects as listed on Wikipedia: “Adventists, Anabaptists, Anglicans/Episcopalians, Baptists, Calvinist/Reformed, Lutherans, Methodists, Nondenominational, Charismatic, and Independent.”
Evangelical Protestantism spawns lay groups like the KKK, a group born in reaction to the Civil War’s loss. Other Protestant lay groups include the Proud Boys and Christian Nationalists, who admit their aspirations for controlling the US government by wanting to mold laws around Christian doctrine. These evangelical groups, fueled by teaching evolution, enforcing racist policy, prayer in schools, and many other causes, most notably abortion, provide the expendable soldiers for large Christian denominations.
Whether Evangelicals realize it or not, they are enforcers for not just their form of Protestantism but Christian cartels since they uphold the same, if not nearly the same, values. Ultimately, these groups don’t matter. Once finished with their task, such as overturning abortion law, these groups disband or continue operating in evangelical churches too small and disconnected to threaten Catholicism or the largest Protestant organizations, such as Southern Baptists.
Pacifist Protestant groups such as Quakers or small nondenominational churches that preach a more accepting view of LGBTQ and abortion rights inadvertently become propagandists for the Christian cartels. When small liberal Christian sects denounce evangelicals as not real Christians, they wash away the racist, financially motivated, dominionist goals held by tremendous numbers of Christians. Washing away the core cause of Christianity makes even nonChristians point to the lay groups or evangelicals, believing the problem isolates to this minority.
The small number of liberal Christians not only support the largest sects, lay groups, and evangelicals with propaganda, but by bearing the name Christian, they give credibility to Christianity as a massive, diverse religion rather than Christian cartels vying for money, resources, and power through control of people and government.
The Catholic Church, Latter-day Saints, Southern Baptists, and other Christian cartels can speak out against racist evangelical groups all day, but their denouncements serve as a public relations ploy. Evangelicals and Christian Nationalists ultimately aim for the same goals as Catholicism, perfectly clarified in abortion, LGBTQ equality, women’s rights, and many other causes these cartels do not support.
Seeing the Problem
A cartel is a cartel, and if you work for it, you support that cartel. Christianity is Christianity, and calling yourself a Christian, regardless of sect, supports Christianity. A simple examination of Christian lay organizations and front groups associated with the various churches readily reveals the truth — if you desire to know it.