When Osama bin Laden led Al Qaeda to commit their monstrous act of mass murder on September 11, 2001, many people were murdered by the foul murderer. Many people were shocked and appalled and yearned to stand up against him. To this day many cannot fathom how people can be so cruel and heartless.
And what did PCG's 1% do? They said Osama bin Laden condemned America for her sins. PCG's leaders said Osama bin Laden was right to condemn America for her sins.
PCG agreed with Osama bin Laden that America is sinful.
They said the sins of America allowed Osama bin Laden to commit 9/11 thus blaming the victims for causing this act of mass murder to occur.
These sins and many others are the reasons why God did not protect our nation from that terrorist attack. (Carl Hilliker, The Iraq Campaign and American Hypocrisy, June 2003.)Instead of helping people to heal from this most terrible event PCG's leaders chose to agree with Osama bin Laden and use him to make people feel guilty for doing things PCG's leaders disapprove of by blaming them for causing 9/11 to happen.
Osama bin Laden and the murderers associated with him are responsible for what happened on 9/11. No one else.
Also why trust one capable of doing something so monstrous? The victims were of all ethnicities and religions. Over thirty of the victims were Muslims. Many of them Bangladeshis who worked in a restaurant. Why is it PCG's leaders never bothered to note this aspect of the atrocity? If Osama bin Laden was actually fighting for Muslims why did he murder them as well? Because he was not fighting for Islam. He was fighting to gain power for himself.
Imagine that. PCG presenting Osama bin Laden as an agreeing witness that America is sinful.
Here is the first example of this bizarre tendency dating from 2001.
This is a religious war! It has been declared, loud and strong, by one of its principle antagonists as such. In a videotaped message aired over Arabian television stations, Osama bin Laden said, “This war is primarily a religious war.” Appealing to Muslims worldwide, he said, “Rise in support of your religion. Islam is calling you” (Toronto Star, Nov. 4). This is the opposite message to the one President Bush is seeking to put across to those Muslim states he hopes to retain in the coalition against terrorism. (Ron Fraser, The Power of Religion, December 2001.)Amazingly Fraser just trusts Osama bin Laden at face value and does not suspect that perhaps bin Laden was up to something else. Osama bin Laden portrayed himself as one who fought for Muslims. But this was not true. Osama bin Laden fought for himself in order to gain power. He exploited the Islamic religion to get more recruits who would fight, not for Islam, but for Osama bin Laden.
Here is another example.
In evaluating current events in light of these prophecies, the Trumpet’s purpose is not to condemn any religion. Yes—GOD’S LAW absolutely condemns the seething hatred and violence being cultivated among many Islamist groups. But realize this: YOUR BIBLE shows that God is in fact MORE ANGRY with the nations those groups are TARGETING! (Joel Hilliker, Is Islam a Threat?, March 2003.)So PCG's God is at the time this article was written (March 2003) "MORE ANGRY" at Americans then towards those plotting that vile act of mass murder.
It seems as though those who follow PCG should be "MORE ANGRY" at the American victims for their sins than towards those responsible for committing the act of mass murder. How grotesque.
(More on Hilliker's article above may be seen in a previous post.)
Here is another example.
Whether that was his primary motive or not, Osama bin Laden justified the attack on the Twin Towers of New York City by pointing to the immorality prevalent in Western civilization—an immorality we are spreading throughout the world. The plain truth is, [PCG's] God sees the same immorality, the same sins, in our people that bin Laden saw. Yet any suggestion that America needed to repent of personal and national sins was met with overwhelming criticism from the majority of TV and talk-radio personalities, as well as most government officials.So PCG's God views Americans the same way as Osama bin Laden does. What blasphemous nonsense! Does this mean that PCG worships a "God" who is like Osama bin Laden?
These sins and many others are the reasons why God did not protect our nation from that terrorist attack. (Carl Hilliker, The Iraq Campaign and American Hypocrisy, June 2003.)
Here is another example.
At the same time, we ignore the Creator God who prophesies throughout His Word that He punishes for such despicable sins. Even the most violent terrorists can see and are offended by our unparalleled immorality. Surely we must believe that God would also be offended. But our people don’t care. We have descended into a kind of spiritual madness. Only the worst kind of punishment can ever awaken us. The Great Tribulation is going to be the worst suffering ever. The punishment fits the crime. Never was there a greater need to awaken! ...What garbage. How dare PCG's 1% try to blame innocent Americans for causing 9/11 simply by doing things PCG's 1% disapprove of.
We prate about how good we are and sing “God Bless America”—but God is cursing America, Britain and the Jews in the Middle East. He will continue to do so until we see our black sins and repent.
One of the main motivations for terrorists attacking the U.S. on September 11 was the impact of our sick culture on the Arab world. God can punish us through evil men. ... That nation is Israel—primarily Britain and America today. They are hypocritical—evil people who say they are good. We talk about how good we are, but spiritually we are the sickest nations on this planet—considering the physical blessings God has given us. (Gerald Flurry, The Last Hour, Chapter 5, 2004, pp. 65-66.)
What degraded nonsense. PCG's leaders say they know what is really happening and yet they said Osama bin Laden was right. They made no attempt to see if anything else might better explain his behavior. They even used that foul murderer to as supporting evidence that America is sinful.
Imagine that: PCG's leaders agreeing with Osama bin Laden. How grotesque.