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Monday, April 18, 2005

Dominionist Christians: Scary people who want to hurt others

RollingStone.com: The Crusaders : Politics: "'Most people hear them talk about a 'Christian nation' and think, 'Well, that sounds like a good, moral thing,' says the Rev. Mel White, who ghostwrote Jerry Falwell's autobiography before breaking with the evangelical movement. 'What they don't know -- what even most conservative Christians who voted for Bush don't know -- is that 'Christian nation' means something else entirely to these Dominionist leaders. This movement is no more about following the example of Christ than Bush's Clean Water Act is about clean water.'" … "To implement their sweeping agenda, the Dominionists are working to remake the federal courts in God's image. In their view, the Founding Fathers never intended to erect a barrier between politics and religion. 'The First Amendment does not say there should be a separation of church and state,' declares Alan Sears, president and CEO of the Alliance Defense Fund, a team of 750 attorneys trained by the Dominionists to fight abortion and gay marriage. Sears argues that the constitutional guarantee against state-sponsored religion is actually designed to 'shield' the church from federal interference -- allowing Christians to take their rightful place at the head of the government. 'We have a right, indeed an obligation, to govern,' says David Limbaugh, brother of Rush and author of Persecution: How Liberals Are Waging War Against Christianity. "
Read the entire article. It is certainly something more people should think about. What do Christians do when the theology of their sect differs from that of the Dominionist Court System? Does this mean all Christians should agree with each other now? That would be a first. And, no, I don't believe you can draw a line below which all Christians will agree. If you think there is such a moral creed, put it forth and I'll find you some Christians who don't believe part of it.

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