“Two really devilish guys materialized
in Toccoa. Ga. last month to harangue true believers on the gospelof a thoroughly theocratic America. Along with lesser lights of the religious far right who spoke at American Vision's "Worldview SuperConference 2006," Herb Titus and Gary North called for nothing short of the overthrow of the United States of America.
“Titus and North aren't household
names. But Titus, former dean of TV
preacher Pal Robertson's Regent University
law school, has led the legal battle
to plant the Ten Commandants in
county courthouses across the nation.
North, an apostle of the creed called
Christian Reconstructionism. is one of
the most influential elders of American
"’I don’t want to capture their (mainstream Americans') system. I want to replace it,’ fumed North to a cheering audience. North has called for the stoning of gays and nonbelievers (rocks are cheap and plentiful, he has observed). Both friends and foes label him ‘Scary Gary.’
“At the heart of what was taught by a
succession of speakers:
o Six-day, ‘young earth' creationism
is the only acceptable doctrine for
Christians. Even ‘intelligent design’ or
‘old earth’ creationism are compromises
with evil secularism.
• Public education is satanic and must
“It would be easy to dismiss the
Reconstructionists as the lunatic fringe, no more worrisome than the remnants of the Prohibition Party. But. in fact, they have rather extraordinary entree and influence with top-tier Religious Right leaders and institutions.
“James Dobson's Focus on the Family
is now selling DeMar's book, America's
Christian Heritage. Dobson himself has
a warm relationship with many in the
movement, and he has admitted voting
for Reconstructionist presidential candidate
Howard Phillips in 1996.
“TV preacher Robertson has mentioned
reading North's writings, and he
has hired Reconstructionists as professors
at Regent University. Jerry Falwell
employs Reconstructionists to teach at
Liberty University. Roger Schultz. the
chair of Liberty's History Department.
writes regularly for Faith for all of Life,
the leading Reconstructionist journal.
“In short, Dobson, Robertson, Falwell
and the Southern Baptist Convention (the nation's largest Protestant denomination) may not agree with everything the Reconstructionists
advocate, but they sure don't seem to mind hanging out with this openly theocratic, anti-democratic crowd. It's enough fur Americans who believe in personal freedom and religious liberty to get worried about - before the first stones start flying.”
From “WARPED WORLDVIEW: Christian Reconstructionists Believe Democracy Is Heresy, Public Schools Are Satanic And Stoning Isn't Just For The Taliban Anymore -- And They've Got More Influence Than You Think.” By John Sugg, published in Church & State; Jul/Aug 2006, Vol. 59 Issue 7, p11-13.
Thnx to floter for the foto