They dubbed it the “One Nation Rally.” It was supposed to be the progressive equivalent of the Restoring Honor Rally held on August 28th. It wasn’t exactly an equivalent. On the One Nation website, as they urged people to register for the rally, here’s the picture they showed:
Pretty impressive crowd from some earlier rally. Was this supposed to be the famous 1963 event where Martin Luther King delivered his “I Have a Dream Speech”? I’m not sure, but whatever, it was intended to ramp up enthusiasm.
I then searched the Internet for an aerial photograph of the One Nation Rally. Here’s the best I could find:
If that’s the extent of the crowd, it’s somewhat underwhelming. I have a feeling that a lot of the people at the WWII Memorial in the foreground are just typical tourists, and not part of the rally. Note the large grassy area to the left; that was jam-packed on August 28th. Not so on October 2nd.
Primarily, this was a union-organized event. Labor unions such as the AFL-CIO were the muscle behind it. It had a myriad of cosponsors. You can see some of them in the picture above: notice the National Education Association on one sign; another is the Answer Coalition, which consists of doctrinaire communists. Not to be left out, the actual Communist Party of the United States also was on hand as an official sponsor.
Here’s a partial list of some of the other groups associated with it—radicals all: SEIU; Rainbow Push Coalition; National Council of La Raza; American Federation of Teachers; Children’s Defense Fund; Climate Crisis Coalition; the Green Party; People United for LBGT Equality; Planned Parenthood; People for the American Way; Democratic Socialists of America; Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network; Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays; Americans for Democratic Action; Queers for Economic Justice; National Gay and Lesbian Task Force; and Human Rights Campaign.
There are a number of religious organizations as well, some of whom claim to be Christian. You might be surprised to realize the United Methodist Church is one of the cosponsors; then again you might not. Sojourners, which tries to say it’s an evangelical organization, also was on board, making common cause with communists and homosexual activists.
The most disturbing aspect for me is the mingling of those who claim the name of Christ with those who promote the most anti-Christian policies. As a recent study has shown, a large number of Americans know little about religious doctrine overall, and even not much about the denomination to which they belong. Contradictions abound:
We are destroyed for lack of knowledge.