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BIG GOVERNMENT: Jesus Would NOT #OccupyWallStreet

Some on the Left suggest that if were Jesus alive today he would be encouraging or even participating in the Occupy protests occurring around this nation. Although Leftists often derisively dismiss the value of religious beliefs to contemporary government and economics, these same individuals now wish to claim Jesus as a fellow social revolutionary, wealth redistributionist, and civil agitator.

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LOS ANGELES TIMES: Occupy Movement Is Largely Secular

On a bright and raucous afternoon outside Los Angeles City Hall, Cornel West was revving up a crowd at Occupy L.A. As he often does, the prominent philosopher and activist peppered his speech with religious phrases, at one point calling for recognition of "our prophetic Mormon brothers and sisters," as well as Jews, Muslims, Buddhists and "black Baptists like myself."

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THE HUFFINGTON POST: Poverty Amid Plenty - America's Continuing Shame (Opinion)

The current wave of mass protest against Wall Street excess has completely reframed the public conversation in the United States. The "deficit problem" with which Washington was consumed in the first half of 2011 has not vanished from the political agenda, but its resolution will now have to be achieved against the background of a growing understanding of the sheer scale of current income and wealth inequality.

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THE HUFFINGTON POST UK: Graeme Knowles, Dean Of St Pauls, Resigns Over Handling Of Occupy London

Graeme Knowles, the Dean of St Paul's Cathedral is the latest high profile figure to resign over the handling of anti-capitalism protests staged by Occupy London Stock Exchange, saying his position was "untenable". Giles Fraser, the Canon of St Paul's, resigned last week.

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POLITICO: John Boehner : I Understand Occupy Wall Street 'Frustrations'

Speaker John Boehner said Monday that he understood the "frustrations" driving the Occupy Wall Street movement

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