March 20, 2017 – This was a tough piece to start. The last thing I want the reader to take away is that I have an issue with anyone’s personal belief. Personal religious beliefs are a matter of privacy if desired, and vice versa. Beliefs must never be forced on another in our Republic. This is a founding principle of our nation.
Imagine that operating in the “open”, wrapped in traditional bible verses, is a group that meets in secret, at secret locations – recruits community leaders and Government officials to change your “culture”.
Whose culture? What culture do they want to change or impose? What nerve, what gall and how blatantly un-American. Certainly you must say this cannot be – Our LOCAL government giving defacto support to an organization that pretends to be public, however, secretly meets with chosen officials in order to forge them into a very, very closed and strict interpretive Protestant mold.
Reviewing the https://pinnacleforum.com website, it is clear that there are tiers of membership, invitation based criteria and secret meeting locations.
If it were not for the secret targeting of decision makers (the recruitment of drivers of both public policy and free press content, (driving their cultural interpretation of religions role in American society), I would not take a second look.
Look to the membership of local Mayors and Publishers of the Modesto Bee to get your goose-bumps going. Why is their membership not public?
Are the regulatory laws made by the Elected and enforced by Regulatory bodies and the Editorial slant of the NEWS we depend on, being usurped by a secretive group pretending to be something else?
Remember all of this is draped in inspirational and popular Scriptures … wolf in sheep’s clothing – this is abhorrent to our Republic. Lest you think this is solely my personal viewpoint, consider the words of John F. Kennedy the day before his assignation on November 21st 1963:
“The very word “secrecy” is repugnant in a free and open society; and we are as a people inherently and historically opposed to secret societies, to secret oaths and to secret proceedings. We decided long ago that the dangers of excessive and unwarranted concealment of pertinent facts far outweighed the dangers which are cited to justify it…”
Kennedy could have easily been warning about mission statements such as listed on the Pinnacle website:
- In our confidential, peer-to-peer Forums, we encourage and are encouraged to discover and fulfill our own unique Christ-calling for personal and cultural transformation…
- We execute intentional strategies for cultural transformation
- We equip leaders for personal and cultural transformation in confidential peer Forums.
What right does any group have do disparage the culture or beliefs of anyone in this country. “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion”…. Rings in my ears from my 5th grade Civics class.
If you happen to be a Catholic, Muslim, Hindu, Mormon, Agnostic… the list goes on – you have the right to know that secret meetings are being held to transform your culture.
Be afraid. Be very afraid of the modern Pharisees moving to the points of power in our own town.
If you are afraid, you must draw the courage to act on your concerns. Demand that those who seek to lead, fully disclose their membership in secret culture altering organizations. Only by this will you preserve your own culture and those of others.
The Back Story removes the veil and wants you to know:
Religious views and their role in government can never be a secret matter.