posted on Aug, 6 2011 @ 08:50 PM
This is some dangerous mixing of religion and politics, very much like the old Moral Majority and Pat Robertsons' Christian Coalition and Heritage
Foundation (which has become a fixture for neocon political incubation). The whole movement (Dominionist) has been around well over 30 years now and
frankly, Im not real worried about them. They're playing to a very small audience with what they preach and it could never be mainstreamed unless the
world goes absolutely insane, then anything goes - especially religion. It's what we turn to besides Smith and Wesson when the SHTF.
The incorporation of the open spiritual warfare part is charismatic in nature which used to be the practice of the Assemblies of God denomination that
included Jimmy Swaggart and Jim Bakker. They were outdoing the Fundamentalist Baptists in numbers and money in the eighties so they took down both
Bakker and Swaggart. Heritage USA was a fraudulent real estate scheme to begin with but they had 270 satellite channels that Falwell wanted badly. So
the Fundamentalists (Southern Baptist Convention) maneuvered Bakker in to releasing leadership of PTL (Praise The Lord ministries) to Falwell by
telling him that his affair with Jessica Hahn was going public and that certain members of the ministry were conspiring against Bakker to take away
the ministry. The pretty much shook the guy down and then a few months later Jimmy Swaggart gets busted for hiring a hooker. The Assemblies Of God
lost big time that year. 1988? I believe it was.
AOG was making inroads in South and Central America against Catholicism and had hundreds of missions in the Southern Hemisphere
Anyhow. that's the backstory on the main charismatic denomination who are defined by their beleif in spiritual warfare, casting out demons, prophecy,
healing and in this case the they have in addition the end times eschatology of Armageddon and the return of Christ. They may or may not believe in
This new group is a spinoff of the above. Of course, we should never underestimate the ultimately horrific idea of someone who believe in destroying
others culture to erase demonic influences having control of the nuclear football? Many of us worried about GWB when he said he was a devout
Christian, but what kind of Christian?
These folks give Jesus a bad rep. IMO.
I think Perry and Palin are simply playing the fringes looking for support. I don't believe this organization is so powerful that they are head of the
approval process for candidates.
Strange story. Good for a few laughs while we should still take their threats literally.
edit on 6-8-2011 by Asktheanimals because: