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From The U.S. Capitol to Kampala, Uganda, the Dominionist Cult Called The Family Runs Deep

President Ronald Reagan meeting with Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni at The White House,1987 Wiki.commons

The large and secretive dominionist cult called The Family (aka The Fellowship), through the agency of thousands of its American members, view foreign nations, especially developing nations, as more fertile ground than Main Street to pursue their culture wars, but it goes so much deeper than that. Practically every country in the world has been targeted by The Family to be made over as experiments in faith-based initiatives aimed at establishing theocratic regimes throughout the world for one purpose: to reap maximum profits for their members, who don't even have to be christian as long as they fulfill ...

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A Further Introduction to the Cult Known as The Family or The Fellowship

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"The love of power--world changing power, messianic power--is not an American invention; but our civil religion, the belief that such a move can coexist peacefully with both God and democracy is." [Jeff SharletThe Family: The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power (2009)] Following up my related posts last week (linked below), here is the first in a promised series of short articles attempting a rounded introduction to The Family (aka The Fellowship) in the form of Opinion-Editorials for educational purposes. I crave your feedback and participation. If you are not already familiar with ...

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Support Americans United for the Separation of Church and State

I will be continuing in this space to demonstrate how American Dominionism -- a political and religious philosophy calling for the end of rule of law and replacing it with (their skewed version of) "god's law" -- is poisoning our democracy with a total disregard for the separation of church and state. Today, I would like you, if you haven't already, to become familiar with and support the great work being done by Americans United for the Separation of Church and State (au.org). Their website is a must-read for anyone who cares how our democracy is being ...

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Scaling Back Scalia

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Headlined at Salon.com today, author and The Atlantic contributor, Jeffrey Tayler, has an excellent piece, "Antonin Scalia is unfit to serve: A justice who rejects science and the law for religion is of unsound mind." Although Tayler takes a somewhat sardonic approach, he digs deep to expose the complete hypocrisy and ignorance that undergirds dominionists such as Scalia, and how they are destroying our democracy. Taylor's apt name for dominionism is faith-derangement syndrome (or FDS). It is real and a cause for urgent action. No matter what you call it or what you are advocating for ...

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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

Dominionist Rick Santorum Flickr/creative commons

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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