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This weeks's episode of "Dominionist or not?"

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

I caught this headline from the BBC:

"A US evangelical Christian minister has been appointed to lead a million-dollar program to tackle gang violence in Los Angeles, the city's mayor said.

Reverend Jeff Carr, a minister in the Church of the Nazarene, was named director of gang reduction and youth development programs for the city."

Ignoring the whole church/state divide thing specifically, I wondered if the matter was made worse by CoN being Dominionist. Nothing on DC Wiki or Theocracywatch.

My attempts to research them - look if you're curious or think you can help )

That's all I got - but enough to make me twitchy. Throwing it out to the wiser and better-clued-in members of the group.

Current Mood: dubious
Current Music: Doomed: Dark music for tortured souls [SomaFM]
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Useful webpages

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


Both of these pages were established by someone named Rev. Ray Dubuque.

Current Mood: working
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Dominionists and TeeVee commercials.

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

Trojan has a new teevee commercial and Amanda is upset, rightly so, that CBS and Fox won't run the ad. It's kinda neat, since most of us men are pigs anyway:

The problem with the ad as far as the networks are concerned? It doesn't emphasize disease prevention enough. If the focus of a contraceptive ad is pregnancy prevention, all the fundigelicals get lit up.

more )

Current Mood: contemplative
Current Music: morning edition
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Christian Condoms

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

This made me laugh.

Especially this bit:

"These condoms are real, quality condoms. Quantity discounts apply! We are proud to ship free within the God-blessed USA! (and at reasonable rates to other places God also loves)."


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Threats force SC Library to cancel Summer Program


This article describes a shutdown of a summer library program due to threats:

The Pickens County Library System’s half-hour summer programs for middle and high school students were supposed to take a light-hearted look at the topics "Secrets and Spies: How to Keep a Secret by Writing in Code or Making Invisible Ink" and "What’s Your Sign?" Another program was to examine astrology, palmistry, and numerology; and others were to feature tarot cards, tie-dying t-shirts, how to make a Zen garden, and yoga.

Now the programs are cancelled in the wake of phone and e-mail threats from the community, believed to emanate from a single local Baptist church. The astrology program was labeled as "witchcraft" by callers, while the Zen garden and yoga programs were objected to as "promoting other religions." The t-shirts workshop? "Promotes the hippie culture and drug use," callers said.


Keenan says that the stream of threatening 20 or 30 anonymous phone calls, plus e-mails, began two weeks ago. Callers spoke of "picketing" the county’s four libraries and made statements such as "We’re going to get you" and "How dare you?"

She says that a local reporter traced some of the signed e-mails to congregants of a Baptist church, whose pastor was interviewed about the threats.

Good old religious intolerance rears its ugly head once again... Had this been your library, how would you have handled these threats?

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Campus Christian Crusade for Christ

LJ-SEC: (ORIGINALLY POSTED BY [info]raven_oreilly) Hi all, first time posting an official thing in here... I, like many others I'm sure, came here through the Strikethrough back in May. Anyways, this post is prompted by [info]inkedgeekfreak's latest entry in here. One of the tags was "christian crusade" and it finally movtivated me to post... 

This is the group my parents wanted me to join when I started college Alvernia (Franciscan private school - didn't have the group on campus. Mom was very angry, said I was going to "fall from God" because I was attending a Catholic college) and then when I transferred to Drexel University, they wanted me to join it because Drexel had CCfC. I had no intenetions of joining and made it very clear.

However, my brother had joined it by then, which was extra incentive to my parents to get me to join also. He's become very involved with the group, moved into their "Crusade House" which is a townhouse the group leases just off campus (not entirely sure if it's owned by the college or not). 

How concerned should I be? 

I always found it strange that my brother went from relatively open minded about things during high school to what seems like total surrender to God via this group, once he started college. I've always been glad that he's found something that he feels suits him and that he respects the fact that I don't want any part of it. But since my reading of the various posts here and my slow peeling of the layers of Evangelical Presbyterianism that I was brought up to be since the age of 16, I'm now concerned about my brother with this group coming up amongst discussions here on this community. 

I think I should also mention that his internship involved working for the Republican party to start up "Young Republican" clubs at colleges across PA. He is very much involved with CCfC, the Republican party and politics in general. He was a ward leader for a bit here in Philadelphia and worked on campaigns for ex-Senator Rick Santorum (was a charter member of some club for him or something) and ex-Representative Kurt Wheldon. He's a political science major with an interest in law, particularly concerning the constitution and writes for the Op Ed section of our college's newspaper, The Triangle. He is very pro-ID, anti-abortion, anti-gay marriage (where a red flag went off for me on this topic was his desire to "promote virtue" politically, though he emphasized that if any change should be made to the constitution, it should be done legally through a vote, etc).

I'm worried he's one of those kids that will appeal to dominionist groups - see him as a key to help their agenda. He has always struck me as very book smart and overly kind in a sense that he doesn't always think badly of others, so I worry he might not realize the difference between Christian conservatism and dominionism.

Note: I'm not saying being Christian or Republican are bad things. I'm just concerned because certain things I've been reading around and my own political opinions are raising red flags for me and I just want to know if I'm entirely off (which I hope I am) or if my brother is being exposed and possibly sucked in by dominionist groups - or at worst, is already part of it all. Moreover, I want to be able to ensure that this doesn't happen to my other two younger brothers.

Any help or advice on how to investigate this without sending any red flags up with him or my parents is much appreciated.

Current Mood: worried
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LJ-SEC: (ORIGINALLY POSTED BY [info]gothic_oreo)

If you have a problem with something another user of this community said, did, or implied, please take it up with that user, not the community as a whole.

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