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A good article on dominionist mindsets...turns into an expose of a dominionist group

...at least among the "latter rain"/"third wave"/"spiritual warfare"/"deliverance ministry" crowd (which, of relevant note, is not only the predominant flavour of dominionism that is pushed by the AoG and other pentecostal groups, but by Pat Robertson and Tim LaHaye et al):

http://www.witchvox.com/va/dt_va.html?a=cabc&c=whs&id=8493

This is a look at a website set up by a dominionist into "deliverance ministry" and gives you a real idea of the mindset (completely unfiltered) of dominionists within their own media, etc. (Complete with the whole "if you look at anything unapproved by our church you WILL be infested with demons and lose your salvation" bollocks--which is very similar to the principle of "body thetans" in Scientology, one of the most damaging aspects of that coercive group (see http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~dst/Fishman/fishman.html and http://home.snafu.de/tilman/bu/bph-4.19.96.html for the Scientologist version of "deliverance ministry", only they call it "clearing the planet") and in coercive groups in general.)

Firstly, as an aside, this isn't the only page of this sort: there's a nice directory at http://groups.msn.com/PassionForChrist/_whatsnew.msnw for those with masochistic wishes to see hives of scum and villany.

Anyways, incredibly, the site *does* seem to be up and live (http://www.yourgoingtohell.com) for those who want to see the dominionist freakshow for themselves.

Now, here's where we get to do a bit of geekery and play Follow The Links.

Our friends at GeekTools.com give us the following via whois:

Registrant:
Richard Keltner sanctify@youthofamerica.com +1.7707366890
first crusade
370 Chelsea Ave
West babylon,ny,US 20234

Domain Name:yourgoingtohell.com
Record last updated at 2005-06-09 23:37:29
Record created on 2000/6/11
Record expired on 2006/6/11

Domain servers in listed order:
ns.corporatehosting.org ns2.corporatehosting.org

Administrator:
rock scarfone youthofamerica@youthofamerica.net +1.8004386894
Lighthouse Sanctuary Youth Foundation
1426 web gin house rd
Lawarenceville,ga,US 30045

Technical Contactor:
rock scarfone sanctify@youthofamerica.com +1.7707366890
first crusade
370 Chelsea Ave
West babylon,ny,US 20234

Billing Contactor:
rock scarfone sanctify@youthofamerica.com +1.7707366890
first crusade
370 Chelsea Ave
West babylon,ny,US 20234

Registration Service Provider:
name: mariner enterprises
tel: +1.8004386894
fax: +1.7707366890
web:http://studioamerica.net

Now, we see no less than three different sites listed as contacts (youthofamerica.com/net and studioamerica.net). Put on your spelunking caps; we're going to see just how far the rabbit hole goes...

It appears that studioamerica.net is one of those lovely groups that targets "stealth evangelism" to "at-risk youth" (who are often given the lovely choice between participating in a "faith based" program or being sent to juve-hall). Also, apparently, youthofamerica.org is *also* owned by the same people, as is
http://lsyf.com/ and a mess of other domains (see http://reefshow.com/html/modules.php?name=News&file=print&sid=56 for a list; as an aside, reefshow.com *itself* is also owned by them).

Very interestingly, part of studioamerica.net seems to be promoting a MLM scheme:

http://studioamerica.net/limit/the_program2.htm (Links to dominionist groups or the fact that it's a "Faith-based program" at all aren't listed, of course)

Other pages at the site are a bit more forthcoming, though: (at http://reefshow.com/html/modules.php?name=News&file=print&sid=56)

StudioAmerica.net
A Co-Operative operated by YouthOfAmerica, Inc (YouthOfAmerica.Com, .Net & .Org. Members of Studio America are partners who collectively run the day to day operations of Studio America while assisting our Members who foot-the-bill through their use of YOA services. Studio America provides income for many programs of Lighthouse Sanctuary For Youth Foundation, Inc and YouthOfAmerica, inc. Studio America provides career opportunity for future Media producers, musicians, broadcasters, web designers, graphic artists, editors & writers who also learn Character and Personal Skills under the Christian Based Programs LSYF/YOA was founded on. Additionally, Studio America specializes in education and training. Providing opportunity to individuals who have little to no experience. Our program offers a simple testing program where, upon passing an exam Studio America then provides training and support while interested parties Earn While They Learn. If you would enjoy participating in the StudioAmerica Business Co-Operative, please apply Online or call: 1-800-438-6890 / Atlanta: 770.736.6894.


(at http://studioamerica.net/limit/about2.htm)

</i>YouthOfAmerica is a non-profit organization that has assisted At-Risk-Youth since 1994. LSYF/YOA has taught youth in-house, paying room and board, as well as providing excellent education and opportunity .

Additionally, LSYF/YOA has supported over 800 free youth web sites and presented awards, encouragement and assistance to another 1000 young people world wide through it's publishing, reading, writing, poetry, art and video/audio programs.

Studio America is a New Co-Operative operated by YouthOfAmerica, Inc. Members of Studio America are partners who collectively run the day to day operations of Studio America while assisting our Members who foot-the-bill through their use of LSYF services .

Studio America provides income for many programs of Lighthouse Sanctuary Youth Foundation and YouthOfAmerica.

Studio America provides career opportunity for future Media producers, musicians, broadcasters, web designers, graphic artists, editors & writers who also learn Character and Personal Skills under the Christian Based Programs LSYF/YOA was founded on.

Additionally, Studio America specializes in education and training. Providing opportunity to individuals who have little to no experience. Our program offers a simple testing program where, upon passing an exam Studio America then provides training and support while interested parties Earn While They Learn.

If you would enjoy participating in the StudioAmerica Business Co-Operative, please apply Online or call: 1-800-438-6890 / Atlanta: 770.736.6894.
</i>

(One presumes this also includes promotion of coercive religious tactics like "deliverance ministry"/"third wave" doctrines that claim that you can get possessed by reading Harry Potter books.)

(And in case any of you are into aquaculture, you know now of another company to explicitly boycott.)

One has to dig to find links on this--most of their links on their websites are like http://lsyf.com/gpage1.html where they don't have any apparent links to pushing dominionism to kids. (This is a classic example of "shell companies" run by dominionist groups, which is a form of stealth evangelism.)

Now, doing digging via Google on the parent orgs and on YouthOfAmerica itself turns up stuff that is decidedly...more *interesting*, shall we put it:

http://www.youthofamerica.com/GregReid.html
http://youthofamerica.com/youthfire/youth_c.html

Well, well, *well*. It seems that YouthOfAmerica is a major promoter of the "Satanic Panic" that claims that diabolists are sacrificing Good Christian Babies to Da Debbil and are in control of virtually *all* power structures (who needs the Illuminati when you have Satan Himself?). The same Satanic Panic, incidentially, that has sent innocent people to jail, has ruined lives, and is regarded as pretty much nonexistant and bollocks by just about anyone *not* in the dominionist movement (http://www.rickross.com/reference/satanism/satanism77.html notes how this has been abused by dominionists).

The same Satanic Panic, incidentially, that is *still* held as true by dominionists groups into the whole "deliverance ministry"/"spiritual warfare" angle of things...

Oh, and *now* I remember where I remember hearing about "Lighthouse Ministry" in the past:

http://tompapaniafraud.com/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=30
http://tompapaniafraud.com/case_law.htm
http://tompapaniafraud.com/
http://mafiaministry.com/

(Yes, fun with dueling "sim-Mafioso-turned-evangelicals". There was a popular book written some years back about a Mafioso who supposedly converted, was actively hawked by the group I walked away from...not sure which of the two wrote it in retrospect)

http://www.youthofamerica.com/Page1.html is also pretty obvious re its dominionist content.

Oh, and they also host some other scoundrels:

http://nextcrusade.com/main.html
http://youthofamerica.com/watchman.html
http://www.youthofamerica.com/youthfire/youth_l.html (yes, explicit promotion of satanic panic--it's obvious now that the *parent* organisation actually supports this "deliverance ministry" idiocy

I also found this link:

http://72.14.207.104/search?q=cache:eX0OtEo7rloJ:www.netresearchserver.com/default%3Fcatid%3D71786%26history%3Dwww.demonbuster.com/+%22youthofamerica.com%22+deliverance&hl=en)

Yes, they're promoted by another site heavily into "deliverance ministry"/"spiritual warfare" type stuff, http://www.demonhunter.com

http://thechristianbbs.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=38;t=000075 has also promoted them as a dominionist-friendly hosting company.

A bit more digging finally leads to the following:

http://icgod.com/About/

(This actually makes it rather explicit that their multiple hosting companies, pyramid schemes and "charities for at-risk kids"--at least thirty that I was able to discover--are all part of a strategy of stealth evangelism that has an explicitly dominionist, "Kingdom Now" mentality.)

(And for the record, for smaller dominionist groups...this is *typical* of the lengths they will go to in hiding dominionist links, and being highly explicit with them with their own members.)

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