Sunday, August 19, 2007

RU Worried YET?

Wake up and smell the stinky feet in bed beside you, dear readers. They’re called “Christian Reconstructionists,” or “Dominionists” and they want to bring back death by stoning for “gays and nonbelievers” among others. What's more, they might just be getting too big for their britches:

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
fundamentalism.

"’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.’

SNIP

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
be destroyed….

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.

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Thnx to floter for the foto

7 comments:

BBC said...

They also want to take over our government and keep women out of it. Would take the vote away from them also if they could.

What fools they be.

Anne Johnson said...

Nobody is going to stone anyone in this country on my watch. I don't get riled up about much, but I will physically intervene before I allow that to happen.

If I'm the only one to do so, then they can stone me too, and I'll die a martyr to my faith.

Athana said...

Yeah, these Recons, BBC, would take us back to the stone age if they could. Or worse, back to the Biblical days of the desert YAJites.

anne I believe you would do just that. And for that reason and many others, I'm proud to know you.

Anonymous said...

I'm one Christian who doesn't want the US to be turned into a theocracy, either. I don't know if I'm brave enough (or strong enough) to *physically* prevent stoning, but I admire Anne Johnson's attitude.

sopka said...

when Hilter appeared on the scene German and Jewish Intellectual called him and the Nazi's the lunatic fringe and where sure the common german would laugh them out of office. we in America can speculate that they are harmless or really believe them at their word. Most people with any modicum of power are not in the habit of making idle threats. believe me these people say stoning they mean it, including betraying the country of america because they want and are working for a dominionist Republic unrecognizable to americans except in books like Handmaidens Tale.

Livia said...

Good Goddess they do go on! Can you imagine the broohaha that would arise if minority religious groups started calling for the overthrow of the U.S. Gov't? I don't know whether to laugh or cry.

Athana said...

sopka it's very illuminating that the intellectuals in Germany called the Nazis the lunatic fringe. I've always wondered how in the world a man like Hitler managed to take over an entire Western nation.

There's so much a person could get angry and afraid about these days. I think the key for us is to avoid both fear and anger. Each drinks up your energy like a dry sponge in water.

Instead we need to soak up information -- and pass it on.