Rolling stone Exposes the Dominionists

This post was written by marc on April 12, 2005
Posted Under: Religion

Is the religious takeove of America just a myth? This Rolling Stone Article shows Christian evangelicals are plotting to remake America in their own image.

It’s February, and 900 of America’s staunchest Christian fundamentalists have gathered in Fort Lauderdale to look back on what they accomplished in last year’s election — and to plan what’s next. As they assemble in the vast sanctuary of Coral Ridge Presbyterian, with all fifty state flags dangling from the rafters, three stadium-size video screens flash the name of the conference: RECLAIMING AMERICA FOR CHRIST. These are the evangelical activists behind the nation’s most effective political machine — one that brought more than 4 million new Christian voters to the polls last November, sending George W. Bush back to the White House and thirty-two new pro-lifers to Congress. But despite their unprecedented power, fundamentalists still see themselves as a persecuted minority, waging a holy war against the godless forces of secularism. To rouse themselves, they kick off the festivities with “Soldiers of the Cross, Arise,” the bloodthirstiest tune in all of Christendom: “Seize your armor, gird it on/Now the battle will be won/Soon, your enemies all slain/Crowns of glory you shall gain.”

Meet the Dominionists — biblical literalists who believe God has called them to take over the U.S. government. As the far-right wing of the evangelical movement, Dominionists are pressing an agenda that makes Newt Gingrich’s Contract With America look like the Communist Manifesto. They want to rewrite schoolbooks to reflect a Christian version of American history, pack the nation’s courts with judges who follow Old Testament law, post the Ten Commandments in every courthouse and make it a felony for gay men to have sex and women to have abortions. In Florida, when the courts ordered Terri Schiavo’s feeding tube removed, it was the Dominionists who organized round-the-clock protests and issued a fiery call for Gov. Jeb Bush to defy the law and take Schiavo into state custody. Their ultimate goal is to plant the seeds of a “faith-based” government that will endure far longer than Bush’s presidency — all the way until Jesus comes back.

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Hi Marc,

I’ve been writing about dominionists, on and off, for almost a year. I came to know about them, as a real political movement, by way of online homeschooling and unschooling communities. We’ve been homeschooling for 3 years here in NYC, so learning about code words and talking points parlayed by dominionist homeschoolers has been a hobby of mine. My posts are scattered around under religion and dominionism archives.

Dominionists are no joke. The founder of the HSDLA is a dominionist. He went on to found Patrick Henry College, a university created for the only purpose to groom Christian fundamentalists (if homeschooled, even better) for work political evangelical work –preferrably inside the White House.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/crossing_continents/4311709.stm

This article will have to go to my growing collection of references. Gotta keep an eye on those suckers.

Thanks!

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Written By liza sabater on April 12th, 2005 @ 2:56 pm

Americans United Exposes Congressional LeadersÂ’ Plan To Push Religious RightÂ’s Controversial Political Agenda
http://www.churchofreality.org/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=59

It’s pretty obvious when Gary Demar explicitly states:

VISION: An America that recognizes the sovereignty of God over all of life and where Christians are engaged in every facet of society.

http://www.americanvision.org/aboutus.asp

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Written By skinny on April 12th, 2005 @ 3:29 pm

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