With pamphlets entitled “Communism, Hypnotism, and the Beatles” and “Marxist Minstrels,” Rev. David Noebel made a career of whipping up the conspiracy minded. Though this sounds laughably dated to us, the movement has actually seen a surge since the election of President Obama angered the TEA Party and its birthers. This weekend, Noebel and his unique brand of religious fundamentalist conspiracy theories came to Montana. They were welcomed with open arms.
Former Republican legislator, current birther, and head of the so-called Montana Family Foundation did his best to fuel the revival the conspiracy theory wing of the GOP. Jeff Laszloffy sent out an email alert to his followers (pasted below the fold) about the latest wingnut conference in Billings this weekend.
And so Montana conspiracy theorists were treated to a weekend of lectures from the man who pioneered the belief that, I kid you not,
Laszloffy’s entire email is pasted below the fold. At least its finally public that the leader of the religious right in Montana believes that discussions on why “49% of our young people under the age of thirty prefer Marxism to our current system?” and the secret government “plan to destroy the West” are an important part of the modern conservative movement.
I would like to pass on this information regarding the Big Sky Worldview Conference, Friday through Saturday, October 21-22, in Billings, Montana.
Greetings from the Big Sky Worldview Forum Group
We are offering you a matchless opportunity to discover answers to questions like:
October 21-22nd at the Holiday Inn, Dr. David Noebel, founder of Summit Ministries will be lecturing on the general subject of Cultural Marxism. Dr. Noebel started what is considered the leading training center on worldviews fifty years ago. Since then this scholarly group has taken about 30,000 youth through an intensive two week training in subjects relating to what makes up the total Christian perspective from theology and ethics to economics and science (origins). Even before that, David was writing and lecturing on Communism and is without question one of the leading scholars on this subject in our country.
I continue to be amazed at the apathy in our country towards Marxism, many believers really do not know what it is. We have assumed that what we call Communism collapsed with the fall of the U.S.S.R. but actually it just changed hats and mushroomed world wide – and in the U.S.A. This atheistic worldview has been growing in our school systems, government, economic system etc. for a century because scores of well organized, well funded, dedicated groups have pushed it.
If you have grown “sick and tired” of what you see happening in our country,maybe you need to come and take a look at what is the primary source of these issues – along with our apathy and ignorance. And, understand that those attitudes also have been carefully nurtured by the Progressive movement for over a century.
Finally a word about what I consider our most besetting barrier to discipleship, it relates to “priorities” if I may live dangerously and bring up this PC subject - really – about what takes us “CAPTIVE!” Hopefully, we are still teaching our youth the 1st Commandment – ”You shall have no other gods before/beside me.” Yet even the most committed seem to struggle with the “schedules” that are imposed upon uswhether that is work, athletic or recreational interests, other “extra-curricular activities” etc and they are all good. But then we have to make “THE CHOICE” about any given activity. We often chose poorly if I may dare to state my opinion - discipleship often comes in dead last.! And you think our young people are not watching our choices and can not couple that with the commandment?
What has my “lecture” got to do with worldviews? Everything – mostly that our young adults are voting with their feet. They are walking away from our faith at an alarming rate. Take a minute and read this article Six Reasons Young Christians Leave the Church - Barna Group, web page, Sept. 2011 .
Winning the hearts of our youth is the primary reason David Noebel has invested his life in this work and we are sympathetic to that goal. We encourage you to come – bring a young person, bring a friend. Focus on word-of-mouth dissemination of your invitation.
Below, you will see the tentative program. I will also attach it because I know differing software programs can make it not so nice to read.
We appreciate your interest and ask you to consider this opportunity. There is no admission charge but contributions will be accepted. Feel free to forward this to friends and call if you have questions.
Program – Big Sky Worldview Forum Presents:
A Christian Foundation and Worldview Lecture for
October 21-22, 2011
“Cultural Marxism Alive and Thriving In America”
(Free to the public – Contributions accepted)
Guest Lecturer – Dr. David Noebel – Prescott, Arizona
Friday Evening Program Agenda:
Holiday Inn Convention Center – 5500 Midland Rd.
6:30 PM – Registration, meet and greet, and book opportunity
Life Changing books… at Amazon Prices.
7:00 PM – Welcome and Introductions – Dick Pence – Coordinator
- Opening Prayer
7:10 – 8:00 The Many Worlds of American Marxist – Socialism
OnceCommunists in America lurked in the shadows; now the Communist Party USA and scores of other Socialist groups are an unabashed presence in Washington D.C., our universities, even some churches and seminaries.
Financial Opportunity – Dick Buckley
8:00 – 8:15 Break, social, and book opportunity
8:15 – 9:15 Looking at The Roots of This Worldview
7:00 AM – Breakfast with Doc. - Holiday Inn “Yellowstone Steak House” Rm.
Saturday Morning Program Agenda
8:30 AM – Registration, meet and greet, and book opportunity
9:00 AM – Welcome and Introduction
- Opening Prayer
9:10 – 10:00 Moving Closer to Home – Current Movements
Financial Opportunity – Dick Buckley
10:00 – 10:15 Break, social, and book opportunity
10:15 – 11:00 And Finally the Church- How Shall We Then Live
The best way to drive out a bad worldview is to offer a good one (Nancy Pearcey)
Dr. Brian Mattson – Senior Scholar of Public Theology for the Center for Cultural Leadership – November 11 – 12th - “In the Beginning: A Christian Doctrine of Creation and Why It Matters”
Dr. P.J. Hill Professor of Economics Emeritus – Wheaton College Jan. 6-7th 2012 -
“The Morality of Capitalism and the Role of Ethical Influence”
John Stonestreet Executive Director, Summit Ministries – February 10-11th 2012 -“The Crisis of Ethics – Consequences of Neglecting Moral Teaching”
Jennifer Marshall – Director of domestic policy studies Heritage Foundation – March 4-5th 2012 - “Effective Compassion in Dealing with Poverty”
Jeffrey Ventrella – Senior V.P. of Strategic Training – Alliance Defense Fund May 4-5th, 2012 - “The Agenda of the Homosexual Movement to Destroy Marriage”
Contributions to: Big Sky Worldview Forum, c/o Donna Braun, 333 S. 38th St. W., Billings, MT 59102
Montana Family Foundation