Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

I admire Bono, and not just because he’s a good musician. I also respect the social activism that is grounded in his Christian faith.

The Dread Performer Kimberlin has taken to bad mouthing Bono over at the jtmp dot org website. (I read it so you don’t have to—even though my doing so probably doubles their legitimate web traffic.) You see, Bono wants to help feed the hungry in Africa, and he’s willing to partner with companies such as Monsanto in the process. Monsanto, of course, must be evil because they are a purveyor of GMO seeds. Bono, Brett would have us believe, is “selling out.”

Brett Kimberlin and his organizations oppose “Frankenfoods.” They would prefer to have upwards of a half-million children die each year from vitamin A deficiency rather than have golden rice available in poor countries. They would rather Africans starve than let them plant insect- or blight-resistance corn.

OTOH, poor Asian and African kids aren’t likely to hit a donate button on a JTMP or Velvet Revolution dot US webpage, whereas there may be a few anti-science moonbats who still donate.

Follow the money.

Credit Where Credit’s Due

Bono has given credit to George W. Bush and American Evangelical Christians for helping to save the lives of 9 million AIDS sufferers in Africa. Referring to the Bush Administration’s $15 billion dollar Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief during an interview with Focus on the Family, Bono said:

It was the evangelicals that did that. Because they, like myself, pestered George Bush and the administration, who actually deserve praise for starting this out.

Bono’s ONE Campaign encourages rich nations to forgive debt to poor nations. The Irish musician sees in the New Testament a blueprint for justice and personal redemption.

Jesus begins his ministry by, what, by quoting Isaiah. He walks into the temple and he said, “That the blind may see, set the captives free, that the poor”—all the sort of justice agenda. That’s how Christ began.

Quote of the Day

A number of years ago, I met a wise man who changed my life. In countless ways, large and small, I was always seeking the Lord’s blessing. I was saying, you know, I have a new song, look after it … I have a family, please look after them … I have this crazy idea …
And this wise man said: stop.
He said, stop asking God to bless what you’re doing. Get involved in what God is doing—because it’s already blessed.