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Some very good articles...

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

From the Yurica Report:


An excerpt: "Meet the Dominionists -- biblical literalists who believe God has called them to take over the U.S. government. As the far-right wing of the evangelical movement, Dominionists are pressing an agenda that makes Newt Gingrich's Contract With America look like the Communist Manifesto. They want to rewrite schoolbooks to reflect a Christian version of American history, pack the nation's courts with judges who follow Old Testament law, post the Ten Commandments in every courthouse and make it a felony for gay men to have sex and women to have abortions."


An excerpt: "If they don't vote our way, we'll change their view one way or another," executive director Gary Cass tells the group. As a California pastor, Dr. Cass spearheaded efforts to close abortion clinics and recruit Christians to seek positions on local school boards. "We're going to take back what we lost in the last half of the 20th century," he adds.


"Would you be surprised to find that a man who was deeply involved in the Iran-Contra scandal during the Reagan Administration, a man who is the darling of the Bush White House and is an adviser to Karl Rove, a man who loves Machiavelli and studies him, a neo-conservative who has close ties to one of America’s leading “Christian” Dominionists—Pat Robertson, and a man who called Pearl Harbor “lucky” and a providentially inspired event—may be the man who is behind the forging of the Niger documents that convinced America to launch a preemptive strike against Iraq?"

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Political But Polite (I Hope)

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

Edit: Letter faxed!


My letter to Georgia Senator Johnny Isakson expressing concern about the so-called Culture of Life and the Constitutional Reconstruction Act of 2005 )

Cross-posted all over creation.

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Understanding the TheoCon's tactics


Sometimes one has to read the materials of the adversary to understand their real motives. I've been doing a bit of that this morning. Here's some stuff I found:

The Christianization of the Republican Party

It's clear that this political party was targeted long ago. Here's some material that is three years old, but shows some of that they plan:

The huge influx of Christians has provided Republicans an ever-growing pool of the volunteers they lacked for decades; it has also helped establish Republicans' recent fundraising advantage over Democrats (one reason Democrats and leftist Republicans want to strangle them through campaign finance "reform"). Now Christians' power is beginning to catch up with their influence; and with vision and leadership, that trend could well produce a Christian-led Republican Party by the end of the decade.

Could that party lead America? Yes. But to succeed, there is a lot Christians still have to learn: how to take and keep the offensive; how to articulate one (and just one) unified vision that's saleable to the broader conservative majority; and, perhaps most importantly, how to build a national coalition and hold it together over time.

Inside the Christian Coalition talks about tactics:Read more... )

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Got clothing?


A Kansas retailer is selling 'extreme Christian' apparel.

Strongly worded religious apparel is a growing trend, said Catherine Stellin, vice president of The Intelligence Group in Los Angeles, which forecasts trends. She said Devins "is ahead of the curve" with her stores.

Teens and those in their early 20s see consumerism as a way to express convictions, she said.

"There is a little bit of shock value to this because this is a generation that feels very strong in their convictions," Stellin said. "So if they believe in something, they are going to shout it out. Subtlety is not their strong point."

Noting trends typically start on the coasts, Stellin said, "I wouldn't be surprised if it worked its way to the Midwest because the core values of religion are much stronger in the Midwest and South."

Chris Rainey, director of marketing for Kerusso, Inc., of Berryville, Arkansas, said his company's sales of various religious apparel, including T-shirts, increased by 70 percent in the fourth quarter of 2004 over the same period a year before.

"There has been such a rise in spiritual interest across the country, especially the youth looking for ways to express their faith and values," he said. "They are wearing T-shirts both as a fashion statement and a faith statement."

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Thought you might find this interesting


Following closely on the heels of Scientific American's Okay, We Give Up April Fool's Day editorial, the editors of Science take on the rise in arationality in the April 8, 2005 issue (paid subscription required).

Wonderful rant behind the cut. )

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I Need a Subject Line...

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

Edit: I've faxed the letter with the subject Please prevent America from turning into a theocracy! Thanks again for all your help.


I want to thank everyone for taking the time to read and comment on my letter to Senator Isakson. I've been persuaded to fax the letter, and I've been advised to include a "catchy" subject line on the cover sheet. I'm not sure what that might be, though. Does anyone have a suggestion? The best I can think of right now is, "Please oppose the Christian Taliban!" Help?

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Cheers for The Slactivist!


Read what he has to say about public prayer.

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