Patrick Henry College has been called "God's Harvard
." The tiny, elite school is considered a safe haven for fundamentalist evangelical Christians. It teaches a dominionist "Biblical Worldview
" and has a uniquely religious campus culture (pdf)
that emphasizes evangelical moral values. Which leaves female students in a particular bind: How do you report sexual assault at a place where authorities seem skeptical that such a thing even exists?
NPR reports about The Evangelicals Engaged In Spiritual Warfare
who orchestrated Rick Perry's recent prayer rally; as previously exposed by Rachel Maddow
According to The New Apostolic Reformation "a chain of powerful prophecies had proclaimed that Texas was 'The Prophet State
. Both Michele Bachmann and Rick Perry have deep ties to a fringe fundamentalist movement known as Dominionism, which says Christians should rule the world.
Dominionism means that Christians have a God-given right
to rule all earthly institutions.
Rachel Tabachnick has been reporting
on the religious right who among other things want to kill public education
(Previously 1; 2
A released FAA investigation describes how in October last year, Senator James Inhofe
(R-OK) deliberately landed his plane on a closed runway, and then caused the plane to "hop" over terrified construction workers and their vehicles. More recently, Senator Inhofe has taken to the Senate floor
in praise of his friend (and friend of C Street
), deposed Ivory Coast strongman Laurent Gbagbo
Seven are arrested in Michigan, Ohio and Indiana
in FBI raids linked to Christian militia group Hutaree
, an extremist antigovernment group
whose members are "preparing for the end time battles to keep the testimony of Jesus Christ alive", after threats to Islamic organisations.
Charles Pierce, author of the 2005 essay "Greetings from Idiot America"
decrying the rise of faith-based anti-intellectualism, has expanded his rant into a full length book: Idiot America: How Stupidity Became a Virtue in the Land of the Free
. (via) [more inside]
is just one name for that ideological and aggressive species of Christianity just may be more organized, ambitious, and successful than you imagined. The dream transcends the elimination of abortion, the teaching of intelligent design, and the preservation of marriage within American politics, but instead reaches out to restore America to an imagined Christian state. Or more? "World conquest. That's what Christ has commissioned us to accomplish.
" Or maybe just 29% of it
. But some resistance from within Christianity
is starting to appear.
the youth arm of the Christian Reconstructionist (also called Dominionist
) movement, is holding a rally in Philadelphia
this weekend. They've already had events in San Francisco
. Create your own Battle Plan
or just chat
with other soldiers in God's Army. But not everyone
is happy about it
The Yurica Report: "News Intelligence Analysis".
It seems to be an EXTREMELY leftist website, mentioned but once before. It seems inflammatory, but a few things caught my eye. How about a "Constitution Restoration Act"
that would "gut the ability of citizens to sue the government or government officials by reason of that element’s or officer’s acknowledgment of God as the sovereign source of law, liberty, or government.”
Or how about "The Despoiling of America"
, How George W. Bush became the head of the new American Dominionist Church/State
...quite an interesting take on how Neo-Conservatives are taking the idea of dominionism
and sprinting with it.
Inflammatory? Hell yes...but incredibly interesting nonetheless.