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cleanhippie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-21-11 10:53 AM
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Finally, the Media is Discovering Christian Dominionism
Well, it seems that the Christian Dominionists, those pesky people who yearn for an America governed by biblical law, are at long last getting some attention from the media. As veteran writer on the Religious Right Fred Clarkson wrote the other day on Talk2Action:

You could probably hear my dropping jaw hitting the floor when I heard Jack Cafferty and Wolf Blitzer say they had never heard of dominionism until they read Michelle Goldbergs article on The Daily Beast. They apparently had never heard of Christian Reconstructionism or the New Apostolic Reformation either. Goldbergs article on Rick Perry and Michelle Bachmanns relationship to all of this was certainly well done. But it is amazing that no other journalist of any prominence had looked into it before Goldbergs revelations.

To those of us who have been watching and writing about these religio-political movements for years, this sudden media acknowledgement that these movements actually exist and are newsworthy (now that two presidential candidates are tied to them) is somewhat of a mixed blessing. Ive heard the same thing from several of my fellow fundie fighters this week were thrilled that the media is finally paying attention, but frustrated that the people reporting on this stuff dont understand it well enough to adequately cover it.

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Great links in the article to information about four of the MOST extreme christian denominations.
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Tippy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-21-11 10:59 AM
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1. "Never heard" is a cop out...they were not listening, were listening instead
to spin...then spun it even more...
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Jackpine Radical Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-21-11 11:04 AM
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2. The Talking Points Luntz, Rove & Grover fax them every day must not have covered the topic.
God Knows, if the Rove & the Grove don't mention it, it's not worthy of mention.
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judgegblue Donating Member (107 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-21-11 11:10 AM
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3. While it's incredible that such "journalists" are so ignorant
It's scary that such a anti-democratic, dangerous movement can operate under the radar.
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CrispyQ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-21-11 11:30 AM
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4. Cafferty & Blitzer should be embarrassed to admit that.
Fuckin' A. They're journalists!

At least, that's how Wolf referred to himself one day. :eyes:
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Iggo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-21-11 11:47 AM
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5. Never heard of it?
They are liars or morons.
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shraby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-21-11 12:28 PM
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6. Considering past performances, I opt for liar.
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cleanhippie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-21-11 03:25 PM
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9. I think that is it exactly.
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bbgrunt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-21-11 12:41 PM
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7. k and r
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Kalidurga Donating Member (627 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-21-11 02:01 PM
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8. Give them a break...
they are too busy following Lindsay Lohan, the latest and greatest in fashion accessories, and what ever flavor of the week reality star is hot at the moment.
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