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Warn Lutherans about Alinsky inspired community organizing in their churches

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America has a page on its website that shows where to find “community organizing congregations.”

Click on the link below:

http://www.elca.org/Our-Faith-In-Action/Justice/Congregation-based-Organizing/Search-for-Community-Organizing-Congregations.aspx

Four of the same Alinsky inspired community organizations that we find in our Catholic churches are found in Lutheran churches.  They are DART, Gamaliel, IAF and PICO.

Forward this to your Lutheran friends.

NEW: Locations of Alinsky Inspired Community Organizations in the United States Listed by State

The attached list is of Alinsky inspired “socialist” community organizations in the United States.  This list is arranged in state order so it is easier for you to find these organizations.  The list is converted from an excel spreadsheet that is 34 pages in length.

Our other location lists are below:

  1. HERE
  2. HERE

This new list is organized by state and then shows where any of the following six national Alinsky inspired community organization’s affiliates reside inside them:

1.  Industrial Areas Foundation (IAF)  www.industrialareasfoundation.org

2.  Gamaliel  www.gamaliel.org

3.  People Improving Communities through Organizing (PICO)  www.piconetwork.org

4.  Direct Action & Research Training (DART)  www.thedartcenter.org

5.  Interfaith Worker Justice (IWJ)  www.iwj.org

6.  USAction (aka Citizen Action)  www.usaction.org

All six of the above organizations are not in every state.  If you find one of these organizations where you live then try the Oklahoma City Method to remove them from your parish and diocese.  Scroll down to find your state and scroll to the bottom of this post to SHARE on Facebook, Twitter and by email.

Let me know if this list is incomplete.  Some affiliates of the six national organizations keep a low profile and consider themselves under formation making them hard to find.

O Holy Spirit, strengthen us to defend all that is holy.

Peter L. Hodges Sr.