NEW YORK, Aug 31 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The United Nations Millenium World Peace Summit of Religious and Spiritual Leaders has ended in discord and apparently without producing any significant results.
The Family Research Council (FRC) issued a press release yesterday criticizing summit chairman Ted Turner’s abuse of his position when he knocked Christianity at the conference on Tuesday. The FRC stated that Turner, after his introduction by Maurice Strong, addressed “the audience of more than a thousand religious leaders with a dismissal of Christianity for it’s ‘religious intolerance,’ and for failing to be a belief system ‘of religious freedom’.” Turner is quoted as saying that his “Christian sect was very intolerant…Christians thought they were the only ones going to heaven…and I said heaven is going to be a mighty empty place with nobody else there.” Turner went on, FRC, states ” to advocate the need for globalized religion based on the ‘New Age’ concepts that we are ‘all one human race’ and there is ‘one God’ manifested in many ways.”
Austin Ruse reported on NewsMax.com that FRC’s foreign policy analyst, Darren Logan, called Turner’s speech “the most blasphemous thing I have ever heard in my life.” Ruse reports that Turner’s address received an enthusiatic reception as did a Buddhist “master” who “condemned all attempts at religious conversion, something at the heart of Islam and Christianity.” On Wednesday an American Indian told the conference that Christianity is responsible for displacing “all indigenous people from the land, thereby destroying the environment.”
News Max reports that there was a seeming over-representation of Eastern faiths at the Summit and that a prominent Muslim delegate felt that there was only a token presence of Christians and Muslims.
It is uncertain whether the Summit actually achieved anything significant other than perhaps to provide a U.N. showcase to launch the Maurice Strong/Mikhail Gorbachev/Stephen Rockefeller Earth Charter and its far left and far out principles for governing human societies.
See the FRC and NewsMax reports:
Turner Attacks Christianity at U.N. ‘Peace Summit’
U.N. ‘Peace Summit’ Ends in Discord