Brannon Howse’s “Monumental” Hypocrisy
Brannon Howse, who uses Kirk Cameron’s name and quote as an endorsement on his own website See HERE, is now confronting his friend over a new movie that Kirk Cameron has done on none other than Brannon’s area of expertise, America’s Foundation.
Here is a synopsis taken from “PyroPictures”
“What’s wrong with America, and how can we make it right? This is the question Kirk Cameron asks as he retraces the footsteps of our forefathers in the hope of rediscovering America’s true “national treasure.” What made us one of the most exceptional nations the world has ever seen? How did we stray from such a great beginning? Journey with Kirk throughout America and Europe as he explores the foundational doctrines and governing principles on which America was founded. In the end, he realizes that the key to restoring our country is it is not a grand, top-down program that begins in the Oval Office. It begins with our families, around our dinner tables as we seek to renew our nation from the bottom up.” (END of Synopsis) No surprise Kirk has gained the endorsement of Mormon Glenn Beck and “Founding Father” expert David Barton (Barton and Beck have fused together). Brannon issued at statement in his letter which gives the appearance of discernment and that he’s warning his listeners but pay close attention:
“Let me first begin by saying that I want to be gracious with people on this topic because for many years I was committed to the fallacy of moralizing, Americanism, Christian activism and the need to “reclaim America”. I even pulled one of my own books which was published in 2005. I have pulled several Worldview Weekend DVDs that promoted the reconstructionism or “reclaiming America” message. I have asked my radio and television audience to forgive me if my example caused them to take their focus off our ultimate calling which is the proclamation of the gospel. I called my friend Kirk Cameron and left him a voice mail in the early summer of 2011 to warn him of the Americanism trap that had ensnared me for a time and I wanted him to learn from my mistakes. If Kirk had returned my call I would have shared some of the information contained in this article concerning America’s founding. This article and movie grieves me because Kirk has been a friend for several years and has stayed in my home and traveled and spoken for many Worldview Weekends. In addition to asking him to privately examine this evidence with me, I also invited him on to be a guest on my radio program for February 27, 2012 to discuss his film and his appearance on the TV program of Mormon Glenn Beck to discuss his Christian film; but that did not take place. ” Brannon Howse Facebook Commentary also on his site see here (not an endorsement).
Thank you Brannon, yes you have spent years, I would say more like DECADES running your mouth about Americanism and Dominionist Theology about taking America Back. I would have never known who David Barton was if it wasn’t for Brannon Howse. Brannon says above that he removed “one” of his own books, there are many he’s left on there however, and “several” Worldview Weekend Dvd’s that “promoted reconstructionism.” Granted, but Howse’s house is far from cleaned out. Brannon is still selling Kirk Cameron’s DVD’s, MP3′s, Books, and image to endorse his site. If I put up every http that shows this Brannon would no doubt remove pics or alter his site like he did after I posted the picture of him and Newt Gingrich at a 2005 shindig that was on Brannon’s own site when I saved it! So I’ll let you spend time poking around Brannon’s site and you can play “Where’s Kirk Cameron” on your own time. FYI, Candace Cameron Bure is Kirk Cameron’s sister, who’s also a Worldview Weekend family member.
Kirk Cameron’s new Idolatry
Kirk Cameron Goes from “Left Behind” fame (CNP Founder, Author of Left Behind Tim LaHaye & friend of Brannon Howse) to playing a pivotal role in “Returning Christians” to their “Founding Fathers.” In this movie Kirk supposedly traces the steps of the Pilgrims, maybe he’ll take the sheep further back to their roots one day and go all the way to ROME, maybe. Here’s his promo for “Monumental:”
I in no way agree with Kirk Cameron’s latest Movie. I am not advocating for Kirk Cameron in any way shape or form. Kirk spent a lot of time researching Americana IDOLS, he should refresh his memory with these verses:
3Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
4Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.
5Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;
What I would like to point out is that Brannon seems more upset about Kirk Cameron’s new found Idolatry in worshiping Americana Statues and Monuments (maybe he should have a sit down and review his own speech he gives when using WOTM evangelism), and less upset about Kirk’s Ecumenicism. Granted Brannon Howse has the same circle of friends who are Ecumenical, and this may be why Brannon is leading you one way, to “Warn you” that Kirk is going down the slippery slope of joining hands with evil Beck; try to forget when Brannon was endorsing Beck and attempting to get the Fox News cameras on him! Is Brannon really that upset about the movie “Monumental” or is he really jealous that Kirk Cameron is getting a huge movie deal, probably a book or two, interviews on all major media and Brannon who catapulted Barton, and yet Brannon is still locked away in a studio somewhere wondering why after all his compromise and covering for his “Family” friends, CNP, Jesuits, Dames of Malta, that he’s still not getting the same fame? Apparently Cameron and Howse shared sentiments about Glenn Beck’s infamy as a fellow “Christian” among evangelicals although he’s a self-professing Mormon. In this article Cameron was going to attend Glenn Beck’s Restoring Honor Rally, if it weren’t for a mix up on tickets (and Brannon Howse’s insistence that Beck is dangerous), but at the end of the documented conversation when challenged by Brannon Howse, Kirk Cameron leaves room for Glenn Beck,
“Howse asked if Beck’s apparent view that “we all pray to the same God” isn’t by definition false teaching. Cameron demurred a bit and reflected on his own conversion, explaining there was much he didn’t know about essential doctrines of the faith. “I want to be careful not to jump on somebody if they’re in the throes of understanding the truth of the Bible. We can’t condone heresy but we need to give God the room to move in people’s hearts, if that’s indeed what’s happening.”
He concluded by saying that while he wants to wait and see if Beck’s professed faith in Jesus is “real,” he is “very encouraged by the movement all around the country to get back to the foundations of our country. God is using Glenn Beck.”
It will be interesting to see if Beck’s influence can keep the anti-Mormon criticism at bay. Moreover, what if the Mormon convert from Catholicism were to have a born-again Christian conversion—to the kind of Christianity you can bet David Barton and others are “sharing” with him and which Cameron is “praying for.” (not an endorsement of site, Source: Religion Dispatches)
We see why Kirk Cameron left room for Beck; here’s Cameron as a guest on GBTV promoting “Monumental” pay particular note following the promo of the movie
Brannon’s Family Tree (click to enlarge): (Tim LaHaye CNP founder also founded Pre-trib Research Center. Kirk Cameron stared in all three of the Left Behind Movies, originally the Left Behind Series authored by Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins. In the video promo of “Monumental” it sounds as if Cameron has some issue with Pre-trib theory and is leaning more toward a Dominionist view point.) Links never constitute an endorsement of the site. *future post on LaHaye may be coming!
**Update** 7.17.12 I have received a few comments on this post or in regards to this post on my blog and people have asked me to “Correct” or retract what I’ve said about Brannon, because Brannon has admitted and repented for his former promotion of “Dominionist ideology” and has cut ties to David Barton and Glenn Beck and thus deserves some “slack.” I’ve also been encouraged by these commentators that Brannon Howse now utilizes Christian J. Pinto of Adullam Films to “expose” the “Jesuits” and “founding fathers as Christian propaganda.” To these assertions I have this to say in response. I will not change what I wrote above because all the information is true and correct. I didn’t say that Brannon Howse continues to support Glenn Beck, I said he did at one point. Brannon may tell his radio listeners one thing and not stop to consider you checking what he says. By this I mean, he tells you he no longer supports Kirk Cameron or David Barton however in five minutes on his site I found both these men’s material STILL for sale on Brannon’s website. Brannon also has no problem whatsoever promoting CNP, Moonie supporter, Tim LaHaye, and all of Tim LaHaye’s members or former members of both CNP and Pre-Trib Study Group. I recently did a post on Tim LaHaye, Why They Don’t Warn -part 1, in which you can go through the list of members that LaHaye has and see for yourself that many of LaHaye’s members double dip for Brannon Howse and Worldview Weekend. Is this coincidence? I think not. Here is a screen shot from last night of Brannon Howse’s website STILL selling David Barton- Dominionist and false teacher:
*~Here’s a tip off, Brannon Howse has endorsed Phyllis Schlafly over the years. Since Brannon has had Christian J. Pinto on his show and a Worldview Weekend member; has Brannon exposed Phyllis Schlafly for being a DAME OF MALTA? Considering that I don’t still listen to what Brannon says on his radio show maybe some of you who continue to support him know if he has exposed her. Here’s the link to Phyllis Schlafly’s bio on WW: http://www.worldviewweekend.com/worldview-times/bio.php?authorid=144 (not an endorsement). Her most recent article for Worldview Weekend posted on July 2, 2012. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dames_of_Malta