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Evangelicals bid to 'reclaim America'


This Christian Science Monitor story talks about the desire for Evangelicals (read: Dominionists) to 'reclaim America'. An excerpt:

FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. – For the Reback daughters, the big attraction was the famous Ten Commandments monument, brought to Florida on tour after being removed from the Alabama judicial building as unconstitutional. The youngsters - dressed in red, white, and blue - clustered proudly around the display.

For more than 900 other Christians from across the US, the draw at Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church last month was a national conference aimed at "reclaiming America for Christ." The monument stood as a potent symbol of their hopes for changing the course of the nation.

"We have God-sized problems in our country, and only God can solve them," Richard Land, a prominent leader of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC), told the group.

Their mission is not simply to save souls. The goal is to mobilize evangelical Christians for political action to return society to what they call "the biblical worldview of the Founding Fathers." Some speak of "restoring a Christian nation." Others shy from that phrase, but agree that the Bible calls them not only to evangelize, but also to transform the culture.

In material given to conference attendees, the Rev. D. James Kennedy, Coral Ridge pastor wrote: "As the vice-regents of God, we are to bring His truth and His will to bear on every sphere of our world and our society. We are to exercise godly dominion and influence over our neighborhoods, our schools, our government ... our entertainment media, our news media, our scientific endeavors - in short, over every aspect and institution of human society."

In other words, Dominionism. Read the rest of the article at the site.

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LJ-SEC: (ORIGINALLY POSTED BY [info]anarchys_savior)

There was a recent post in [info]gsa_lj about abstinence education, and how it's not working. Why are fundamentalists pushing for this so hard? They're just shooting themselves in the foot. If more people practiced safe-sex, there would be less unwanted pregnancies, thus less abortions. It's so obviously not working; why are they still pushing this and pretending like it is or ever will?

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