We are a
Corporate Theocracy now: The Christian right seeks cultural and political domination
And The Christian Right has been seeking it for some time.
There is no conspiracy theory here. Their strategy is evidently clear and unashamedly boasted. Their strategy is to control state and federal
legislatures, and the courts – in a way that says, “We don’t care what the American people want. We write the laws, and those laws will not
reflect the wishes of the center majority, but instead will cater only for the theological cranks within our ranks.”
In state after state, the nation’s theocrats are fighting and defeating America’s secular sense of self. The Christian Right has not only moved
from the fringes to become the main strain of the Republican Party; it is the Republican Party.
“The results of this takeover are all around us: If the American people poll more like Iranians and Nigerians than Europeans or Canadians on
questions of evolution, scriptural inerrancy, the presence of angels and demons, and so forth, it is due to the rise of the religious right, its
insertion into the public square by the Republican Party, and the consequent normalizing of formerly reactionary beliefs,” observes Mike Lofgren,
who spent 28 years in Congress as a Republican.
These radicals continually surprise America for the fact that the mainstream media and casual political observers mistakenly believe these
theocrats represent the minority fringe. You cannot sugarcoat the fact that it was a majority of Republicans in Arizona’s Senate who voted for the
anti-gay bill. Likewise it was a majority of Republicans in Kansas’ House who voted for a similar bill.
They voted for these religiously motivated discrimination bills because the Christian Right wish to discriminate against individuals they claim the
Bible deems abhorrent.
The American Taliban is on a roll, and the Republican National Committee is seeking to capitalize on the Christian Right’s renewed energy, which has
been fueled by victory in the Supreme Court. Last week, the RNC launched its first web-based effort to rally social conservatives and evangelicals as
a key cornerstone of the party’s efforts to retake the Senate in the coming November elections.
If we weren't already seen as having lost our collective minds (which we were), we can now see why the rest of the world watches the United States and
"What the hell
is WRONG with those people?"
Well - friendly foreigners - the government and Bible Belt have us hog-tied.
For my part, I'm embarrassed, enraged, and damn glad I'm beyond child-bearing years. Others are cheering, celebrating, eyes heavenward.
I became aware of the "New Apostolic Reformation"
and the linked
"Seven Mountain Dominionists"
in spring of last year.
At the time, I was gobsmacked. They had been working beneath the radar for some time, I learned, and I thought: This can't be real. This has to be
an exaggeration. They can't possibly do that. This is a secular country.
Well, they're doing it.
Some of you will be delighted, I'm sure....as we've seen round these parts since the ruling about Hobby Lobby.
But no. It IS real. The governor of Kansas is one of them - thank God he is being driven OUT of office now for his failed libertarian policies - but
make no mistake.
People like Sarah Palin, Michelle Bachmann, Sam Brownback, Rick Perry, some of the Supreme Court, and many other prominent government types have
gotten enough power together to actually pull it off. These people ARE the equivalent of the Taliban.
I am aghast. Horrified.
The Hobby Lobby case is yet another reminder that those who wish to transform America’s secular democracy into a tyrannical theocracy are on the
I feel more hopeless every day. And this all started in 1975...some guys had it "revealed" to them in Colorado.
There's a video on the link to the Seven Mountain Dominionists - watch it if you can. I'd link it from youtube, but the youtube video contains other
What are the "Mountains"?
In 1975, Bill Bright, founder of Campus Crusade, and Loren Cunningham, founder of Youth With a Mission, had lunch together in Colorado. God
simultaneously gave each of these change agents a message to give to the other. During that same time frame Francis Schaeffer was given a similar
message. That message was that if we are to impact any nation for Jesus Christ, then we would have to affect the seven spheres, or mountains of
society that are the pillars of any society.
These seven mountains are business, government, media, arts and entertainment, education, the family and religion. There are many subgroups under
these main categories. About a month later the Lord showed Francis Schaeffer the same thing. In essence, God was telling these three change agents
where the battlefield was. It was here where culture would be won or lost. Their assignment was to raise up change agents to scale the mountains and
to help a new generation of change agents understand the larger story.
Is this the kind of "revealed religion" that helps the world, ATS?
What do you make of it?
edit on 7/6/2014 by BuzzyWigs because: typos
edit on Wed Jul 9 2014 by DontTreadOnMe because: title change per OP