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kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-22-07 07:06 PM
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White House Web Page Confirms Martial Law "Clergy Response Team" Program
White House Web Page Confirms "Clergy Response Team" Program
By Bruce Wilson Wed Aug 22, 2007 at 07:23:04 PM EST
topic: All Topics section :Dominionism in the military print this story


As KSLA news anchor Shannon Royster asked, "could martial law ever become a reality in America ? Some fear any nuclear, biological, or chemical attack on the US could trigger just that. And as KSLA News 12 Jeff Ferrell discovered, the clergy would help the government with potentially their their biggest problem: us."

Some thought it could be a hoax. Reporter Ferrell, for the Louisiana based TV station KSLA, described a program in which, in the event of another national disaster on a scale similar to that created by Hurricane Katrina, Christian "clergy response teams", embedded in or working closely with National Guard or Federal military units and citing Biblical passages to the effect that the authority of government derives from God, would be deputized to work with troops to pacify the local population of the disaster area.

But, the White House itself has confirmed the existence of the developing plan, and the man tapped to lead the effort is nearly as far out on the hard Christian right as could be ; Pastor Denny Nissley, a fundamentalist Assemblies Of God minister purported to have many powerful connections within the Christian right, is a member of the Christian home schooling, antiabortion, and Ten Commandment movements who states unequivocally that his top priority, bar none, is evangelizing

Was it a hoax ? Well, no. As states on a White House website page, http://www.whitehouse.gov/reports/katrina-lessons-learn... Christ In Action, which the White House page describes as an "interdenominational non profit organization", is leading a new national effort :


"Dr. Denny Nissley, the Director of Christ in Action is organizing a Coalition of Faith-Based First Responders from around the Nation to be prepared for the next major disaster. This Coalition will perform disaster relief training for volunteers and will maintain a current roster of thousands of volunteers who can be quickly called upon to provide support during the next major disaster."


http://www.talk2action.org/story/2007/8/22/19234/8177


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L. Coyote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-22-07 07:08 PM
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1. Bushco can send them tons of taxpayer money to register more wingnut voters
Like with the faith-based payoff schemes.
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BeHereNow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-22-07 07:15 PM
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2. This country has officially gone off the rails...
We are currently watching the freefall into the abyss.
BHN
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RUMMYisFROSTED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-22-07 07:22 PM
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3. Beyond the event horizon...
Pitiful.
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AndyTiedye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-22-07 07:27 PM
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4. They Intend to Use the Talibornagains as Enforcers During Martial Law
Edited on Wed Aug-22-07 07:29 PM by AndyTiedye
This could get really, really bad.
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BeHereNow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-22-07 07:38 PM
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5. Creepy, eh? The thought of the lunatics in charge of the asylum...
Moving out of the US sounds more and more
reasonable with each passing day.
BHN
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Tinksrival Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-22-07 07:48 PM
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6. So all the evangelicals will be deputized????????
The army of god against all us other heathens?

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These are actual T-shirts for sale! Yikes!

http://www.choiceshirts.com/dept/c1/patriotic_t-shirts/... /

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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-22-07 07:49 PM
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7. That could get
messy.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-22-07 07:51 PM
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8. Why don't they
go to Iraq, too? Fight on the front lines and help out our National Guard there?
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The Backlash Cometh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-22-07 08:03 PM
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9. I'm churchless, not Godless.
So those clerics aren't going to do me any good.
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frustrated_lefty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-22-07 08:16 PM
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10. If a person like that had confronted me after Katrina,
I honestly think I would have beaten the shit out of them. Not very tolerant, I know. After wading through dead bodies while leading children to safety, though, I have to wonder how tolerant most people would be.
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C_U_L8R Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-22-07 09:23 PM
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11. If there's martial law...
Edited on Wed Aug-22-07 09:25 PM by C_U_L8R
they'll need more than clergy from stopping us.
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