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~This is a long piece in The New York Times about Dominionist efforts to end access to contraception of all types. Registration is required, but worth it.

A sample quote: "We see a direct connection between the practice of contraception and the practice of abortion," says Judie Brown, president of the American Life League, an organization that has battled abortion for 27 years but that, like others, now has a larger mission. "The mind-set that invites a couple to use contraception is an antichild mind-set," she told me. "So when a baby is conceived accidentally, the couple already have this negative attitude toward the child. Therefore seeking an abortion is a natural outcome. We oppose all forms of contraception."

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"Christianist" versus Christian


This entry in "Orcinus" talks about the neologism "Christianist" and how it should be applied to todays 'talibangelicals':

In an analogy to Islamism, I would propose the term "Christianism" to describe a political ideology inspired by Christianity that advocates the replacement of a secular government with one that is profoundly informed by a self-styled "literal" interpretation of the Bible. By this definition, Rudolph is perhaps best described as a radical "Christianist," a man inspired by Christianity to effect social change through violence.

"Christianism" is without a doubt an ugly neologism. However, it is a mistake to describe as "Christian" people and groups like Robertson, Falwell, Christian Identity, and those who are even more radical in their mission to transform the US into an explicitly fundamentalist "christian" state. This confuses Christianity, a religious belief, with a purely secular agenda. Furtheremore, it is highly misleading to ignore the hijacking of Christianity and its symbols by the Rudolphs of the world simply by repressing any reference to their Christian inspirations and calling them "anti-abortion terrorists" or some similar name.

I thought about this while driving home and listening to a report about an Islamist gunman who barged into a Turkish court and shot the judges residing there- killing one. His motives were nearly identical to those of Christianists in this country who rail against 'activist' or 'secular' judges.

And that made me think- Christianists are creeping closer and closer to total identity and motivation with their Islamist kindred- not yet into suicide bombing, but working on destablizing governments, terrorising and murdering people that they do not agree with- like abortion care providers and gay people, and brainwashing young people into being some kind of 'martyrs' for Jesus.

"Christianist" indeed. Theirs is a legacy of hatred and fear, not love and compassion.

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Using tags


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Interesting debate

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

Looks like the GOP is gearing up to turn out more fear based votes for the midterm election.

second source

Explains a showdown between Specter and Fiengold over the decision to send an anti-gay marriage amendment to the floor.

location: Classroom
Current Mood: cranky
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Getting pretty pissed off today

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

MSNBC poll, should gays be honored in text books?
currently its 59% voting no


As if sexual orientation makes you less to society.


Current Mood: crappy
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This is classic!


[info]holyoffice has decided to clear up, once and for all, the various misconceptions and mixups in the world of Christianity.

A small sample:

This was a #1 hit in 1980 for Blondie (#5 in the UK), from the otherwise underwhelming "Autoamerican" album. Many Christians now concede that the then-pioneering use of rap in the song sounds a little lame in retrospect. In their best-selling series of books about the song, "Left Behind (Parallel Lines)," Jerry Jenkins and Tim LaHaye defend the rap verse's hip references to Grandmaster Flash and Fab Five Freddy, and maintain that when Jesus returns, all believers will be united in accepting that Blondie's cover of "The Tide Is High" is better than the original.

The Pope
The Pope is the President of Christianity. He is elected every four years by the Congress of Cardinals, which is divided into the Senate and the Holy House of Representatives. As president, the pope can veto important pieces of legislation, which he tends to do. The pope is also magical, and cannot be seen with the naked eye except for one hour on Christmas Eve every year.

Go read the whole thing!

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Duuudes! It's, like, Pat Robertson again!

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

Preacher: God told him about storms, tsunami
Robertson says warning was for this year; tsunami might hit Northwest

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - In another in a series of notable pronouncements, religious broadcaster Pat Robertson says God told him storms and possibly a tsunami will hit America's coastline this year.

Robertson has made the predictions at least four times in the past two weeks on his news-and-talk television show "The 700 Club" on the Christian Broadcasting Network, which he founded.

Robertson said the revelations about this year's weather came to him during his annual personal prayer retreat in January.

"If I heard the Lord right about 2006, the coasts of America will be lashed by storms," Robertson said May 8. On Wednesday, he added, "There well may be something as bad as a tsunami in the Pacific Northwest."

Robertson has come under intense criticism in recent months for suggesting that American agents should assassinate Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and that Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's stroke was divine retribution for Israel's pullout from the Gaza Strip.

Televangelist, political pundit, fearmongerer, hatemongerer, money maker. And now, you're local weather man. Is there anything Pat Robertson can't do?

I wonder what's going to cause the storm this year? Abortions? The gays? Devil-worshipping pagans?

Hopefully one hits him and takes him out and his little 700 Club as well.

Current Mood: silly
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Transmitting this from [info]weirdjews, where I heard about it.

Messianics send CD to thousands of Hasidim.

The post, here, indicates a very specific group was targeted - and apparently, if the article is anything to go by, they didn't do enough homework.

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