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#StopDominionism in Government Now!

Dominionism, particularly the virulent American Fundamentalist brand of Dominionism, is a political and religious philosophy that pervades the U.S. government and governments around the world. This philosophy calls for the end of rule by man to be replaced with (their version) of god's law.

Many of the GOP presidential candidates and incumbents in House and Senate up for re-election, for decades and in 2016, are dominionists. We (you and I) are responsible for allowing them to seep into our democracy and cause it to rot from within. Their religious commitment to an Ayn-Rand-styled nightmare theocracy takes precedence over all ...

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Purge 70% of U.S. House of Representatives incumbents, just like they did in 1816

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This coming 2016 election will mark the 200th anniversary of the largest single purge of incumbent U.S. Representatives, the "highest rate of turnover in any congressional election in American history." Back then, these congressmen were raising their pay while showing cruel indifference to starving, dying New Englanders, whose "Year Without A Summer" in 1816 (and subsequent bad years) practically led to the exodus now known as the State of Ohio. Disgust at the ballot box led to this, but how would we handle, engineer, a similar purge in 2016? What catastrophe or circumstance could cause this to happen in 18 months? ...

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Case In Point: Dominionist Santorum Takes On The Pope

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Dominionism is a cult based on a political philosophy that seeks to make the U.S. government a christian theocracy. It's been a force in America since the first Puritans, and it's succeeding in undermining our democracy, now more than ever. We can laugh at the exposure of the dominionist cult called Quivverful worshipped by the Duggar family, but these cults are no joke because they mean to bury American law and replace it with (their twisted version of) god's law. The stakes are as high as they have ever been because many white, male politicians seeking power right now ...

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Dominionism — learn about it and then do something

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This post has been updated (6/8/15, 9:15 PM).

Whether addressing the many issues of social, economic, and environmental injustice, (trying to mirror the mission of Martin Luther King, Jr., to eradicate racism, poverty, and war), many of us are engaged in exposing the mostly all-fringe, white, christian, male GOP who are  fomenting a theocracy to replace our government and rule of law. I've even coined a word, "theocrants," as in miscreants, to describe them, but it's no laughing matter. Just to be clear, I am not talking about christian believers sitting in the pews, many of whom are sincere and loving ...

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A #Duggary Post Script

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When we shared this with our friends at church, most of them told me their sons had done the same thing to their daughters so we didn't think it unusual or cause for great concern," said Jim Bob Duggar.

There is not going to be too many postscripts here on the sad and vile story of the Duggars. They are sterling examples of the unavoidable end that twisted thinking brings about. It's not necessary to rehash the full-repudiation of the christian cult responsible for the Duggar Family's behavior, which includes a brand of home schooling that can only ...

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#Duggary

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An apt new word has been coined to express the blatant and harmful hypocrisy exhibited by the far right. It's "duggary" and it's no laughing matter. We have long held that the basis for all sex and gender discrimination is the political and personal expression of the discriminator's sexual repression. Every time you hear a congressman railing against women or queer people, including calling them child predators, they are projecting their own sexual confusion to the issue at hand. It's called transference. It is unfortunately no surprise that the Duggar Family's devotion to the cult of christianity in its most absurd manifestation, ...

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Trans Issues That Matter

Chase Strangio is a Staff Attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union, who yesterday penned an important article, Call Her Caitlyn But Then Let's Move on to the Issues Affecting the Trans Community. "To tell Caitlyn’s story with care is to demand justice for trans people." Telling [Jenner's] story with care means using the right name and pronoun, but it also means highlighting the extent to which it is not the typical trans story. Her story can only be told by also telling the stories of the trans people who are struggling to survive systemic discrimination. Caitlyn Jenner has definitely ...

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Caitlyn Jenner Kicks Off Pride Month With A Bang

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"[O]ur journey is not complete until our lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law." President Barack Obama's Pride Month Proclamation, 2015

One thing is for sure, the Jenner-Kardashian clan are synonymous with masters of the media. The former Olympian and Decathlon Champ in particular captured this when she said to Diane Sawyer during their superb interview two months ago (paraphrased), "All along, I've been the one in the family who actually had a story." Today, she appeared in a Vanity Fair magazine cover story; next month ESPN is ...

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America’s Shame

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Raw Story reports that the United States has one of the highest relative child poverty rates in the developed world. America’s wealth grew by 60 percent in the past six years, by over $30 trillion. In approximately the same time, the number of homeless children has also grown by 60 percent. This is what keeps me up at night, thinking of even one homeless and hungry child out there, maybe just a few blocks where I am safely sleeping. Just as important as asking why America has sunk so low is asking ourselves what can we do ...

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Your fridge is ground zero, Part 2 of 2

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"Hunger, in your neighborhood or anywhere in the world, is a violation of human rights, and caused by inhumane politics. Corporations have a responsibility to get the excess food to those who need it, and we all have a responsibility to demand that they do." (Your fridge is ground zero, Part 1 of 2, 4/24/15)

Yesterday, we brought an important documentary to your attention, “Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story” (trailer here, how to screen). It revealed some sobering statistics summarized here, below which you can find some of the things you can do to fight this scourge ...

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