Why can’t churches consign Monsanto to Hell from the pulpit?

Why can’t churches consign Monsanto to Hell from the pulpit?

By Jon Rappoport

October 15, 2013


When Pope Francis was archbishop of Buenos Aires, farm advocates met with him to explain how biotechnology had ruined and changed the face of Argentine agriculture…” (David Andrews, National Catholic Reporter, October 8, 2013)

Priests and ministers spoke out against the war in Vietnam. They went after the drug-dealing Contras in Nicaragua. They are “of the people,” aren’t they?

At least that’s what they claim.

I’m talking about Catholic, Methodist, Baptist, Episcopalian, Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, Unitarian, Shinto, Hindu priests and ministers. Men of the cloth, of all faiths, including the firebrands who bankroll sin into cash.

Sentence Monsanto to Hell.

Forget Limbo, Purgatory, and all the stops along the way.

And what about Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson? They don’t think the destruction of countless small farms and communities in Africa is a “good issue” for them?

Seems to me I remember reading the story of Joseph in the Old Testament. As a boy, he had dreams of sheaves of wheat dancing. Food. Clean food. Grown without poisons and injected genes.

What bubble are these churches living in?

Let me see if I understand their position: God made Nature and Nature is sacred. So if Monsanto comes along and shoots genes into food crops and the genes drift and merge with anything that grows, and the insidious effects on health spread, and it turns out that more toxic Roundup, not less, is required, and superweeds resistant to Roundup are taking over huge swathes of farm land…the churches will rise up and declare Monsanto evil…right?


They don’t want to cause trouble? They don’t want to alienate their constituencies? They’re politicians?


In that case, what right do they have to act as intermediaries or guides for their people of faith?

Under pressure from the US government and its allies, the last Pope came out in favor of GMO food. This one, Francis, has yet to make a clear declaration. With over a billion members of his church in tow, Francis could change the balance of world opinion.

One domino falls, many follow.

And while I’m at it, what about colleges? Forty years ago, American students rallied and protested and struck in great numbers, on the issue of apartheid. They pointed fingers at their own administrations and demanded dropping investments in any company doing business with South Africa.

Well, how about protesting and striking at colleges, across America, where Monsanto money fuels research? It’s a natural. Then on top of that, students can also demand their colleges sell off stock in the company.

Pressure. Exposure.

The Matrix Revealed

For example, in 2012 Salon.com reported that South Dakota State’s president, David Chicoine, landed a plum spot on Monsanto’s board of directors, “where he earns six figures.”

Here’s another one (Mother Jones, May 9, 2012): The University of Illinois accepted a $250,000 grant from Monsanto “to create an endowed chair for the Agriculture Communications Program…”

Then there’s this report from a PhD candidate: “When I approached professors to discuss research projects addressing organic agriculture in farmer’s markets, the first one told me that ‘no one cares about people selling food in parking lots on the other side of the train tracks,’ said a PhD student at a large land-grant university who did not wish to be identified. ‘My academic adviser told me my best bet was to write a grant for Monsanto or the Department of Homeland Security to fund my research on why farmer’s markets were stocked with “black market vegetables” that “are a bioterrorism threat waiting to happen.” It was communicated to me on more than one occasion throughout my education that I should just study something Monsanto would fund rather than ideas to which I was deeply committed. I ended up studying what I wanted, but received no financial support, and paid for my education out of pocket.” (May 2012, Salon.com, “Monsanto’s college strangehold”)

There’s a lot more. A lot.

Instead of drinking the corporate Kool-Aid (Agent Orange, Dow), it’s time these college students woke up to what a real rebellion feels like.

Instead of proudly wearing T-shirts from Target and American Eagle Outfitters, they can gather on the campus and take over research buildings and make Monsanto feel some pain.

Churches and colleges.

Trance or action?

Jon Rappoport

The author of two explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED and EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free emails at www.nomorefakenews.com

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18 comments on “Why can’t churches consign Monsanto to Hell from the pulpit?

  1. joanie says:

    Because churches, universities etc are subsidiaries of the evil system – Nonprofits 501 3C. There are rules they must conform to.

    ” Section 501(c)(3) is the portion of the US Internal Revenue Code that allows for federal tax exemption of nonprofit organizations, specifically those that are considered public charities, private foundations or private operating foundations. It is regulated and administered by the US Department of Treasury through the Internal Revenue Service. There are other 501(c) organizations…”
    “501(c)(3) organizations are highly regulated entities. Strict rules apply to both the activities and the governance of these organizations. ”

    Though a church or place of education need not be of the controlling system but the ones that are, one needs to know they are not of the truth.

    • theodorewesson says:

      but, technically speaking, in the contract/covenant between both parties (the church and the IRS), are there, for lack of a better term, explicit ‘free speech restrictions’ that the church explicitly agrees to adhere to in order to keep their 501c3 status in ‘good standing’?

      as an aside, in what year did the Roman Catholic Chruch apply for 501c3 status with corporate USA, Inc.? And, if they had not, then local county authorities would have then starting taxing their lands in the US? But, what does all this have to do with ‘free speech’?

  2. paschn says:

    Well, for starters, let’s look at a quote from the bible that the denizens of this rotting republic can seldom get straight; Money is the root of all evil. No, it’s the LOVE of money that is the root of all evil. You open your mouth the wrong way, your fellows vilify you, look at you as though you are “odd” or a conspiracy nut, (which in and of itself is comedic in nature because the bulk of them haven’t a clue as to what a “conspiracy” is). This nation is going down and it’s our own fault. The only plus there is in that? We will no longer be able to victimize the rest of the world which means they will in all likelihood, sleep, eat and in general live better and to that I say GREAT!

  3. Josh says:

    You are surely right in some cases but it is unfair to the clergy and other genuinely religious people who are using their pulpit to passionately convey your exact sentiments. Example:

    Rabbi Elihu Gevirtz, a biologist and member of Netiaya Council, says that when tomatoes, corn and other fruits and vegetables are produced with genes from pork or shellfish or scorpions, which are not kosher, he needs the foods labeled as GMO in order to avoid them. “If you can’t trust the food that you eat, how can you take care of your children? Labeling food as GMO enables us to make a conscious choice about the content of our food.” He also says, “The Torah tells us clearly not to put different species together. GMOs are dangerous spiritually. They are a symptom of a spiritual crisis for humanity in which we have overstepped our boundaries. It is not humanity’s role to create new species; it is God’s.” From http://www.faithandgmos.org/ (found in a second w a simple google search)

    And here is Steven M. Druker, who introduces himself in a Congressional Hearing and to the public as “Executive Director, Alliance for Bio-Integrity (A Concerned Jew):

    Thanks for your work. I am in strong-hearted agreement with your position on GMOs (and so many other issues) and am drawn closer to my birth religion (Reform Judaism), frankly, because of its righteous approach to important issues in this world, our world.

    • Michael Burns says:

      So let me get it straight Josh….. Rabbi Elihu Gevirtz is a little worried someones going to put an “unclean gene’….say a pork gene in the lox….hmm.
      So as long as they don’t put pork in lox is it okay…. right! Your splitting hairs Josh
      Say instead of a pork gene, we put the gene of say Rabbi Gervirtz in the lox. How’s that Josh…Holy salmon. What do ya think. Sorry buddy I have no tolerance for this kind of nonsense. I have been trying to be more tolerant of these kinds of comments. Yours stopped me like a hammer hit to my thumb
      Wake up…religion is violence Josh. It aways has been. You belong to a religion that state I am unclean, purely by my nature that I am not a Jew, and that you are a member of Judaism the chosen people.
      I am Canadian and we are the “Frozen people”
      Last point Josh all GMO is wrong, not as a violation of your God. It violates all life, it is making the whole world sick.

      • gmo2ashes says:

        @Michael – very well said!!!

      • Josh says:

        Thanks for your lively reply!
        First, a few “small” points: 1. “Instead of a pork gene, we put in a (human) gene…” — humans aren’t any more kosher to eat than pigs, Michael, so the answer to your question is still no. 2. “You belong to a religion that state(s) that I am unclean…” (Unless you are a pig!) you definitely have Judaism mixed up with another religion –big time. Gotta look into that opinion, man, you got it all wrong, I would be mortified to be around people that looked at the world that way. I would not practice religion at all if I did not find it to offer a respectful, tolerant and interesting way of seeing humans and nature. Not that I am here to debate religion — I am not even that practicing (maybe that’s why we don’t say we are Jews. We are … Jew-ish).

        Seriously though, onto (what hopefully we both consider to be the larger point, or the point)–Keeping GMOs out of our food system.

        The rabbi we are citing (never heard of him before my google search) was from my point of view finding a politically acceptable way (Kosher Law) to argue that a particular group of humans (Jews) should be against GMOs. For those who are truly committed to halting the march of GMOs, wouldn’t this be an ally? Why judge his motives? Anyway, who even knows what all his motives are? We only know what his one argument is. If it works, and resonates with a few million more humans who otherwise wouldn’t think twice about the “issue” of GMOs, is that not good? Is that not how people get things done?

        Anyway, you are quoting from the second link. If you had clicked on the first link you would have viewed a list of the Five Reasons to foresake GMOs, according to an action group formed by Jewish, Christian and Muslim clerics — and unlike the point you chose to raise, they are anything but red herrings, or, as you put it, human salmon:

        -The simple acknowledgement that it is man’s God-given right to know what we’re putting in our bodies and feeding our children.
        – Concerns about the health dangers of genetically engineered foods, which have not been adequately studied for their health impacts. (Several studies do show serious health problems.)
        -Environmental impacts of genetically modified plants, which contradict man’s role as steward of the land.
        -The disproportionate risk to low income and inner city residents, who have less access to organic and unprocessed foods.
        -Spiritual concerns that since the technology transfers genes between species and creates combinations of organisms that could never naturally occur in nature, it is a violation of God’s law.

        Now that does sound about right.

        I am replying so fully here because I care about fighting GMOs, fighting ignorance and intolerance, and also about liberal, passionate people making sure that we use our time and brainpower and civil rights to fight the good fights, to repair the world, or in Hebrew “Tikkun Olam.”


    • hp says:

      vegetarianism is the righteous approach.
      Not swearing off pork for the wrong reason.

  4. Daniel Noel says:

    Indeed. But you don’t even have to go as far as Monsanto, which is a tad complex, since there exist non-stupid arguments favoring GMO.

    But Francis and his colleagues — or accomplices? — can much more easily be blasted for living the evil myth of the destruction of the twin towers by Osama bin Laden’s fanatical hijackers. Ironically, many clairvoyants claim that they learnt about it ahead of time. Wouldn’t any spiritual researcher at the Vatican found that also?

    If and when enough ordinary people realize that all large and many small religious organizations do not mind committing crimes against humanity, humanity’s lot may significantly improve.


  5. Annie says:

    The truth is… The pope and so many church leaders are sheep in wolves clothing, all doing the work of evil and in bed with the ” elite powers ” that be… There is only a small remnant of true believers who do stand up against the wickedness of this evil. Sadly they are a small group, but by persistence and prayer, the truth is being revealed and people are waking up.

  6. gmo2ashes says:

    Worship Jesus & You Worship Titus Flavius

    While the Roman Empire’s physical boundaries have been diminished, the Empire remains firmly in place – with all its wealth and influence still intact.

    Through Christianity and its millions of believers, the followers have become the soldiers, the defenders of the realm.

    Watch Caesar’s Messiah

  7. J.R. says:

    Asking Christians to use reason, common sense, undestanding, intelligence, research, evidence, facts, et. al., is a pathway to disapointment and failure. WARNING AHEAD.

    Josephus’s account of “Jesus” has been soundly disproven by Carrier, who has done a nice job of revealing the mythological origins of Christianity. No respectable scholar continues to support Christianity as authentic, but a fabricated mythological fantasy embraced through the ages by deluded believers. To wit, Jesus never existed and the majority of the New Testament is an outright forgery.

    So… by way of explanation (briefly) expecting them to understand genetically modified organisim with ample scientific evidence and reams of literature – dream on.

    The “Church” is defanged for the toothless vampire it really is.

  8. Mr. Ed says:

    The church I used to attend in Sterling IL- New Life Luthern planted gmo corn on their church property next to the church. They said they were going to give the proceeds to the food bank. After questioning this lack of foresight they feel they did nothing wrong. I commented it was like me pimping my sister and giving the proceeds to the food bank. Even after I offered to pay for new seed if they would tear up the gmo corn they did not see the problem. We cleaned the dust from our sandals and left for a more Christian atmosphere.

  9. Becky Fontenot says:

    My Pastor, Yisrayl Hawkins of The House of Yahweh, spoke DIRECTLY to Pope Francis in his sermon this past Saturday (Yahweh’s Sabbath Day). He was trying to help him by correcting him and teaching him where he is wrong. He (Yisrayl Hawkins) is the only man I have ever seen stand up and correct the Pope openly and freely. Pastor Yisrayl Hawkins mentioned on this past Sabbath that the Catholic Church started Monsanto and is responsible for it. You should listen to his sermon. I believe it is a historical one. The whole sermon he was speaking Directly to Pope Francis. He would say,”Francis,…” and was teaching him about the scriptures and pointing out his sins to him and pointing out where the catholic church is mentioned in Revelation as the great whore that sits upon 7 hills and rules over the kings of the earth. The bible clearly states that the Vatican runs this world. In all my 25 years since I have left the Catholic Church have I EVER heard a man with such courage and boldness speak against this very evil religion. Anyway, you should call and order that sermon 10-12-2013. It should be archived on http://www.yahweh.com soon. You can catch The House of Yahweh’s sermons LIVE every Saturday (Sabbath) at 9:30 Central Time . This is a very important comment. Please post it. Thanks 🙂

  10. Don’t you get it? They are all Satanists!

  11. Maria says:

    Monsanto is the fall guy. All the chemical companies, particularily IG Farben and BASF have a strong position in GM everything. They allow us to believe it is Monsanto (who they are “partners” with… IG Farben has been since the 60’s and BASF since 2002) so when the “miracle” happens that Monsanto is taken out, problem over, they can continue their monstrosities behind the scenes as they always do.
    On another note, I work as a contractor in Canada and am currently working on removing small (second growth) pine trees that have been beetle attacked to allow for plantations of new trees. The prescription from the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resources (yes natural) calls for Genetically Engineered trees to be planted in their place. Who does that tell you is making the decisions.

    • paschn says:

      Now, do a search on the major corporate stockholders. Like BP, are they traceable to the board rooms of the Central banks? “Blind” portfolios of Western “leaders” One look should explain why they pass laws that “favor’ those in power to the detriment of the common man and his planet. they all have one thing in common beyond greed, even rapaciousness. they are psychopaths.

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