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mhr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 01:54 PM
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Meet The Enemy To Secular Democracy - Dominionists
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Vincardog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 02:00 PM
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1. "Life and Liberty for All Who Believe" Too true nt
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mhr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 02:01 PM
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2. The Linked Video Is Informative And Frightening
Well worth a watch!
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mhr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 02:16 PM
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3. Kick - Everyone Should Watch This Video
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BrklynLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 02:25 PM
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4. If you are not appalled, you have not been paying attention...
Scares the hell out of me. This is one step from yellow stars on our sleeves.
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mhr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 02:48 PM
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5. To See The World Of The Future, Read "The Handmaid's Tale" By
Margaret Atwood.

It reflects a future dystopia where woman become truly subservient as Dominionist theory demands.
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BrklynLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 02:55 PM
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6. Yep. Scary as hell. That book and Orwell's 1984 should be
Edited on Sat Jan-29-05 03:00 PM by BrklynLiberal
required reading for everyone today so everyone can see where we are heading.
ON EDIT: This is why I continue to insist that this whole "pro-life" movement has nothing to do with the sanctity of life, and everything to do with controlling women, their bodies and their minds.
If all it had to with was the soul of the unborn child, why are they so interested in interferring with sex-education, disseminating women's health care and education around the world and cutting funds to any organization that has anything to do with this? Why can a woman in the military get a breast enhancement paid for, but not an abortion? Why can a pharmacist deny a woman birth control pills 'on principle", but he would not dare to refuse to sell a man a condom or Viagra? It is all about controlling women!!!
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justgamma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 04:00 PM
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7. I'm reading "How Fascism Ruled Women"
One of the first things they did was to try to control reproduction. If they control that, they control women.
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Al-CIAda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 05:27 PM
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8. kick
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Democrat Dragon Donating Member (699 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 07:04 PM
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9. This is scarier than any (other)horror movie I've seen!
Lemme get this straight-The neocons want to take over the world via military for money and power.

And the Dominionists want to take over the world for the coming of Armageddon and even want nuclear war.

The two groups share the goals of world domination and are thus working for each other and their corporate sponsors.

AARRRRGGGGGHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!! :mad: :puke: :argh:
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jazzjunkysue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 09:44 PM
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10. every horor movie ever made. True, people. God Bless America.
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Zhade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 10:56 PM
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11. Kick
Of course, I wonder when our resident "religious victim" (who doesn't believe in the separation of church and state!) will show up.

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Helga Scow Stern Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-05 01:20 AM
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12. So this is the nature of the cult that Seymour Hersh
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NAO Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-05 01:26 AM
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13. Dominionist Resources / Links
I like to use the phrase "Radical Cleric" when refering to these fundamentalist leaders with theocratic political ambitions.

It is very critical that people become aware of the extreme agenda these people have for the United States and ultimately for the world. The results of the 2004 election were not a fluke or something that was drummed up over a peroid of months. It has been in planning for over 20 years, and what we are seeing now is, in the words of Katherine Yurica, "the swift advance of a planned coup".

The Swift Advance of a Planned Coup: Conquering by Stealth and Deception - How the Dominionists Are Succeeding in Their Quest for National Control and World Power
http://www.yuricareport.com/Dominionism/TheSwiftAdvance ...

The Despoiling of America: How George W. Bush became the head of the new American Dominionist Church/State
http://www.yuricareport.com/Dominionism/TheDespoilingOf ...

Video on the Christian Reconstructionist Dominionist Theocratic Agenda
http://www.theocracywatch.org/av/video_dominion.ram

The Rise of the Religious Right in the Republican Party
a public information project from TheocracyWatch.org

http://www.theocracywatch.org /

The Yurica Report
http://www.yuricareport.com /


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NAO Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-05 01:35 AM
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14. 57 More Articles Revealing the Rise of Dominionism in America
Articles Revealing the Rise of Dominionism in America
http://www.yuricareport.com/Dominionism/DirectoryRiseOf...

All the articles below are linked on The Yurica Report's "Dominionism Directory", which can be found at the above link.

NEW: Roman Catholic Bishops
Cut Auditing of Their Child
Protection Measures. Happy
Holidays Little Ones!

NEW: Christian Conservatives
Press Issues in Statehouses
A New York Times article
By Neela Banerjee

America the theocracy
By John Sugg
A band of influential preachers is
praying for the power to rule America.
For those who disagree, they have
a solution -- stoning.

Jimmy Carter Explains
how the Christian right isn't Christian
at all.

The Covert Kingdom:
Thy Will Be Done, On Earth as It Is in Texas
by Joe Bageant
Bageant, an editor and writer, who like Katherine Yurica,
writes from a Pentecostal and Fundamentalist background,
shows why forty percent of the electorate will be supporting
George W. Bush three to one and why their religious beliefs
are hurtling the USA backward to the new Middle Ages
where Dominionism and the Bible reign.

Hung Over in the End Times
If liberal society is to survive the rise
of the Godwacks, we need to start by
calling them what they are
By Joe Bageant Since George Bushs
reelection, the Christian nut-jobs have
mounted an assault on my block. So
begins Bageants latest article on the
immoral religious rights political takeover
of the American government. Hard hitting,
humorous, and filled with the saltiest language
weve published on this web site. But dont
let that stop you! Hung Over in the End Times
is a soul searing essay. Joe Bageant calls
them as he sees them.

George Bush and the Rise of Christian Fascism
by Rev. Rich Lang
Since December 2000 the Rev. Rich Lang writes, "we have
witnessed and have been unable to prevent the emergence
of an Imperial Presidency that has the unrestricted power
to declare war against any country he chooses."
What we need is a movement of spiritual justice.

Heartland Morality, American Politics
by Gregory Stephens.
Can America survive? Millions of honest, hard-working,
moral people in mid-America are hearing, reading, and
believing that their messiah can only return to earth
under certain conditions--which they are told must
be aided by their political participation.

A Turn to the (Religious) Right
By Dr. Robert Abele
If John Kerry has anything going for him that
separates him from George W. Bush, it is the
fact that he is not involved in the so-called
"religious right" of America. This is the name
given by the media to a well-organized band
of fanatic biblical fundamentalists who are
hell-bent on turning our democracy over to
(their concept of) God.

'We Could Control This Country':
33 Extreme Reasons to Give Bush
the Boot by Maureen Farrell

Wobbly Wall Between Church and State
By Maureen Farrell
In a brilliant article, Maureen Farrell brings all of the Yurica
Report articles together plus a few others not reported here.
This is a must read.

Marriage On The Rocks By Chuck Muth.
The folks supporting the Federal Marriage Amendment want
people to think it's just a measure to protect marriage. But if
that's the case, why not a constitutional amendment banning
divorce and adultery, as well? Any reasonable person would
have to admit those two have been historically far more harmful
to the institution of marriage than gay unions ever could be, right?

Hurricane Sent By God to Smite Florida?
Secret Religious Right Political Meeting In
South Interrupted by Message From God.
A biblical prophecy says the hard line Christian
"Right" are biblically wrong! A call for repentance!
Florida's hurricanes were no accident!

Republican Operative's Secret
Talk to Pastors By George Beres
In a secret meeting, David Barton, Deputy Chairman
of the Texas Republican Party met with pastors.

Christians In Iraq
"It is obvious to observers on the
ground that Washington would prefer
if the whole messy problem of Iraqi
Christians would just go away..."

Churches Begin Election Role for Bush
By David D. Kirkpatrick
The Bush campaign is seeking to rally conservative
churches and their members to help turn out sympathetic
voters this fall, and West County Assembly of God, a
600-member evangelical congregation in a Republican
district of a pivotal swing state, is on the
ront lines of the effort.

House Passes HR 3313, the
Marriage Protection Act
With Two More Dominionist
Bills to Go By Katherine Yurica
By a vote of 233 to 194, the House of
Representatives took the first step in U.S.
history, to change the system of checks
and balances built into the U.S. Constitution.
And read the New York Times editorial that
calls the passage of this bill by even one
house of congress an "outrage."

Pointing out the different planks
in party platforms
By Phyllis Schlafly

Discusses HR 3313. President Bush is quoted by
Schlafly: "We will not stand for judges who undermine
democracy by legislating from the bench and try to
remake America by court order." The platform followed
up by asserting: "The Republican House of Representatives
has responded to this challenge by passing H.R. 3313, a
bill to withdraw jurisdiction from the federal courts over the
Defense of Marriage Act. We urge Congress to use its
Article III power to enact this into law, so that activist federal
judges cannot force 49 other states to approve and recognize
Massachusetts' attempt to redefine marriage."

On Being a Liberal:
The Bible says Christians must strive to be liberal,
so when Bush-Supporters call the Kerry/Edwards'
ticket 'liberal,' aren't they praising and blessing them?
A surprise analysis By Dennis Crews

The U.S. Senate Rejects Bid to
Ban Same-Sex Marriage

Two short articles show the defeat of the
Constitutional issue against Same-Sex
Marriages: Bill Frist, Senate Majority Leader
vowed, "This is the start. And it's not going
to be over...We'll be back in the future."
Senator Edward M. Kennedy said,
"Trying to write discrimination into
the Constitution is bad enough..."

Politicking on Marriage
a New York Times must read editorial.

Hug an Evangelical
by Nicholas D. Kristof

Onward G.O.P. Soldiers
A New York Times must read editorial.

Jesus and Jihad
by Nicholas D. Kristof

If the latest in the Left Behind
series of evangelical thrillers is to be believed,
Jesus will return to Earth, gather non-Christians
to his left and toss them into everlasting fire:

Bush White House checked with rapture
Christians before latest move. The Jesus
Landing Pad by Rick Perlstein. Members of the
United Pentecostal Church have direct access to the
Bush White House. Read this Village Voice
reakthrough article. Click on the box.

Al Gore gave a speech that
will resound in the halls of
American courage for as
long as men will be here to
read it. "An American policy of
dominance is as repugnant to the rest of
the world as the ugly dominance of the
helpless, naked Iraqi prisoners has been
to the American people. Dominance is
as dominance does."

RICO: It's time to prosecute the Catholic
church under the Racketeer Influenced
Corrupt Organization (RICO) law.
A sharp and readable article by Marci
Hamilton, who holds the Paul R. Verkuil
Chair in Public Law at Benjamin
N. Cardozo School of Law. Hamilton
explains why the law meant for criminal
organizations, is applicable to an institution
founded for benign purposes.

What is and What Should Never Be
by Dennis Crews, a review of The Despoiling
of America by Katherine Yurica from a man
who sat on the board of a Christian ministry
and watched it all happen.

Also by Dennis Crews, Strange Bedfellows.
Read his prescient article written in 1984
during the Reagan administration.

Evangelical Leaders Affirm the
Need for Government to Aid the
Needy by Larry B. Stammer

Bush Asked the Vatican to
Pressure U.S. Bishops to
Help Get Bush Re-Elected
by David Kirkpatrick of the
New York Times

Rev. Moon Crowned
King in a Senate Office
Building. From Salon.com

Read a review of "Despoiling" from
a different perspective
by J. A. Bartlett who brings a convincing
sophistication to the subject including
comments from other readers.

House Republicans Drop
Provision to Give Religious Leaders the Right to
Engage in Political Partisanship Without Losing
Tax Exempt Status Dominionism droops a little.

How Dominionist Charles Colson
Brought Catholics and Evangelicals
Together to Become America's Most
Potent Political Power by Laurie Goodstein.
Father Neuhaus said the alliance is "an extraordinary
realignment that if it continues is going to create a
very different kind of configuration of Christianity in America.

Dominionists Seek to Split
Protestant Churches
Presbyterians, United Methodists and
Episcopalians have beome insurrection
targets of the Institute on Religion and
Democracy funded by the Scaife family,
the Ahmanson's, and the Bradley and
Olin Foundations in an effort to separate
the liberal churches from the conservative
churches in the same denomination.

A Matter of Faith
by David Brooks
Bill Clinton knew what John
Kerry doesn't: in order to win
election, a candidate must
be religious.

A Vicious Attack:
The Jesus Thing by Ann Coulter
The only Democrats who go to church
regularly are the ones who plan to run
for president someday and are preparing
in advance to fake a belief in God.

If you missed Frontline's special on
PBS on April 29, 2004, it can be seen
on-line. See George Bush and
"The Jesus Factor" Click on the gray box below:

A Catholic Nun
Discusses John Kerry's faith
and the Bishops' direction.

Bishop Denies
Communion to Catholics
Who Vote for Kerry
Step by step, day by day the
militant churches of America,
both Catholic and Evangelical
unleash their power.

Fundamentalist General Boykin
was assigned the job of making
Abu Ghraib like Guantanamo.
by Sidney Blumenthal

Pentecostal Chaplain
Takes the Fifth.
Lt. Col. Steven L. Jordan was
in charge of interrogation at
Abu Ghraib acording to an L.A. Times
article. He was also a Pentecostal
Chaplain according to an Assemblies
of God article.

A Review of the PBS TV
Show: "The Jesus Factor"
aired on PBS (Bush
and his God) by Alessandra Stanley

Walk the Walk
Who is allowed to quote from the
scriptures? Democrats or
Republicans?

The Christian Taliban
by Stephen Pizzo, Alter Net

College for the Home-Schooled
Is Shaping Leaders for the Right
Of the nearly 100 interns working in the
White House, seven are from the roughly
240 students enrolled in the new Patrick
Henry College in Virginia.

Christian Fundamentalists
Are Driving U.S. Middle East Policy
by George Monbiot

Rabbis Criticise Evangelical
Support for Israel
The rabbis fear the Christians' real
intent is to convert Jews.

Putting Bias Into the
Constitution
The N.Y. Times implores President
Bush to refrain from injecting mean-
spiritedness and exclusion into the
Constitution.

Reader's Choice: Dr. Laura
gets an answer from a U.S. Citizen
When Dr. Laura told her radio
audience that she was duty bound to
follow the Holy Scriptures' prohibitions
against homosexuals, she was
not expecting to receive an
hilarious letter from a perplexed
educator. Funny but raises serious
questions.

And See Also these Documents:

Paul Weyrich's
"Teaching Manual" on how to
defeat the Democrats by
intimidation and how to
destroy the American
Culture. It's a moral battle
between good and evil! But
guess who's evil!

You Should Know what Tom
Delay plans for America and you can
read the Texas Republican Party's
incredible hatefilled document
here at the 2002 Platform.

Pat Robertson warned against
reckless spending: "Congress is buying
votes with your money. It's time to clean
out congress." Reported by Katherine Yurica
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Pepperbelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-05 06:53 AM
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15. these vicious bastards are creepy. nt
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NAO Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-05 03:13 PM
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16. theocracywatch.org is an excellent resource too
The Rise of the Religious Right in the Republican Party - a public information project from TheocracyWatch.org
http://www.theocracywatch.org/
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No Exit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-05 03:53 PM
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17. How hilariously ironic...
that the United States would turn into a theocracy, just as a middle eastern country like Iran would maybe turn into a secular government.

Yup--enough to make us laugh till we've got tears running down our faces...
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