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

I've been posting the following summary of "The Theocratic Threat 101" to various communities here on LJ. Probably more than half of the responses have been "that's ridiculous" "that's just paranoia" "that's just partisanship" and, perhaps most frequently, "that's just another crackpot conspiracy theory".

Any ideas on how we can more effectively reach/alert people?
Other comments?


I keep running across people who aren't familiar with this stuff yet.

There are people in the USA who want to execute or enslave those who disagree with their religious views.

They have been gaining increasing political power for the last few decades.

It is quite possible that they may gain control of the government.

Unfortunately, this is not paranoia or conspiracy theories. This is straight factual reporting, much of it "in their own words".

Please take a look at these articles.

"Christian Reconstructionism, Dominion Theology and Theonomy"

"America the Theocracy"

"The Despoiling of America"

If anybody's interested, I can give you more links.

Frankly, I don't particularly care if anybody comments here or not.

But everyone who reads this should know what's going on, what they think about it, and what they might want to do about it.



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Interfaith Alliance response to "Justice Sunday"


This Interfaith Alliance response to the "Justice Sunday" of two weeks ago is very insightful:

“Response to Justice Sunday”

Audio Press Briefing

The Interfaith Alliance

Washington, DC

April 25, 2005

Don Parker: This is Don Parker. I am press secretary for The Interfaith Alliance. Our web site is www.interfaithalliance.org. I’m in Washington, but like most of you, our speakers are on the line from locations around the country. I’m going to introduce the moderator for this event.

The Rev. Dr. C. Welton Gaddy is the president of The Interfaith Alliance and The Interfaith Alliance Foundation, based in Washington. He also serves as the pastor for preaching and worship at Northminster Baptist Church in Monroe, Louisiana. Dr. Gaddy is also one of twenty international religious leaders on the World Economic Forum’s Council of 100 Leaders, a group formed to improve dialogue and understanding between the Western and Islamic worlds.

Dr. Gaddy and all of our speakers today are available to the news media for commentary on issues relating to the intersection of religion and politics in general and on this issue in particular. Dr Gaddy …

Welton Gaddy: Thanks, Don. Good morning and welcome to all of you who have joined us for this press briefing. We’re very pleased to have a distinguished panel with us today. The panel includes the Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite, the Rev. Dr. Carlton W. Veazey, the Rev. Dr. James A. Forbes Jr., and Rabbi David Saperstein. In just a moment I’ll introduce each of these people to you in brief statements.

For the past several days, as you know, an event called Justice Sunday has pervaded the news. The purpose of the event was to garner support for Senate leaders seeking to do away with the historic practice of the filibuster when dealing with judicial nominations. Organizers of the Justice Sunday event had identified opponents of this initiative as “anti-faith.” Read more... )

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On the brink of theocracy


This column from The Center For American Progress talks about "Justice Sunday":

On the Brink of 'Theocracy'

by Reverend Carlton W. Veazey
May 5, 2005

Progressives who think warnings about "theocracy" are an exaggeration should take a closer look at "Justice Sunday: Filibustering People of Faith," the Christian Right telethon headlined by Senate Majority Leader William Frist. Envision the carefully designed image that the far-right Family Research Council, the main organizer of the April 24 event, beamed into conservative churches across the country: a political rally from a large, comfortable mega-church in Louisville, with a middle-class audience listening with rapt attention to political operatives who self-identify as religious leaders-and at the bottom of the screen, streaming video with the photos, names and phone numbers of targeted U.S. senators. The visual message was clear: the church is dominant over the state and senators should toe the line on eliminating the filibuster and confirming Bush judges or pay the price.Read more... )

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BBC: The role of religion in the Deep South

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

BBC reporter Justin Webb travels to Mississippi:

On the radio the so-called family Christian station was explaining why God invented women and the Devil invented feminism.

So far, so predictable. But a visit to Mississippi in 2005 provides a reminder that while religion has motivated all manner of charlatans and creeps in American life and still does, it is also the primary motivation for many of those who genuinely do good and are not collecting money or condemning other people's vice. [...]

A couple of highly motivated evangelical Christians have built a personal relationship unthinkable in even the recent past and are now significantly improving the lives of mainly black 16- and 17-year-old murderers and rapists - people the rest of the nation is happy to lock up and forget.

Read the whole article here: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/from_our_own_correspondent/4521721.stm

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