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Conmander in Cheat Donating Member (33 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 12:39 AM
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Pat Robertson's mid-1980s collapse was intentional and orchestrated!
Throughout the mid-1980s, it was obvious that Pat Robertson and his 3,000,000 storm troopers were on the verge of an overt take over of the Republican Party, as it looked as though Robertson would sweep Poppy out of the Primaries and easily become the 1988 presidential candidate.

Throughout 1986 and 1987, however, scandals relating to charity fraud, Robrtson's misrepresented record in the Marines, and his personal life, combined with the massive fraud of other televangelists, crushed Pat into oblivion was Poppy steamrolled him in the Primary.

I, for one, think this was intentional, as the Dominionists/Reconstructionists knew that they did not have the numbers to beat the Democrats and overtly take over America.

Instead, they've moved over the past 15 years towards a slow take over of State Republican Parties and now have their eyes set on the judiciary.

And to think, the movement started as bunch of wing-nuts who took over the Southern Baptist Convention and won a few obscure non-partisan races in the South.
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ClassWarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 12:43 AM
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1. The Christian Right can't have a spectacular victory...
...or they'll stop thinking of themselves as victims. And that won't serve the corporatists very well.

NGU.


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alittlelark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 12:46 AM
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2. Yes, and.....
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NAO Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 12:53 AM
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3. Links for Reconstruction/Dominionists - Swift Advance of a Planned Coup
The Despoiling of America
How George W. Bush became the head of the new American Dominionist Church/State By Katherine Yurica
http://www.yuricareport.com/Dominionism/TheDespoilingOf...

Conquering by Stealth and Deception
How the Dominionists Are Succeeding in Their Quest for National Control and World Power By Katherine Yurica
http://www.yuricareport.com/Dominionism/TheSwiftAdvance...

Links to More Articles Revealing the Rise of Dominionism in America
http://www.yuricareport.com/Dominionism/DirectoryRiseOf...
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Indiana_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 01:05 AM
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4. I remember him talking about that back when I listened to him.
He said something like "We need to get into the courts to change the laws and that's how you change America". That's when he founded Regent University. He said it was to produce Christian lawyers. That's when I quit listening to him around 1989-1990. My belief in separation of church and state flag popped up and I couldn't be fooled anymore.
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Coyote_Bandit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 09:42 AM
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8. Actually He Didn't Start a Law School
Oral Roberts *gave* him a law school. Liubraru was boxed and shipped from Tulsa to Virginia Beach. I believe treatment of ORU faculty (including Anita Hill), students and alumni was abit more conditional.
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BleedingBlue Donating Member (4 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 01:33 AM
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5. Robertson and Falwell - great men
If the Right Wing ever gets smart and disassociates themselves from Robertson and Falwell, Democrats will be the worse for it. Any good liberal should be on her/his knees every night hoping Robertson and Falwell live long, healthy lives and stay in positions of influence on the right.
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demgrrrll Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 01:52 AM
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6. I caught a few minutes of the 700 club this week. Robertson
was pushing a book about the Supreme Court. Why do these people retain tax exempt status?
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izzie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 02:49 AM
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7. Well they use the law as they like. They yell
no state when they want and state when they want. You find it hard to win with them. I tell you it is like the old Know-nothing party. Did you see that show on this stuff on CNN? Really something.
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