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The Sordid Money Trail of the Religious Right

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Wistfully, I recall presidential candidate John F. Kennedy speaking before a skeptical audience of Protestant clergy in 1960 who had been questioning whether his Roman Catholic faith would allow him to make important national decisions as president independent of the church. 

"I believe in an America where the separation of church and state is absolute, where no Catholic prelate would tell the president (should he be Catholic) how to act, and no Protestant minister would tell his parishioners for whom to vote …"

Asked, and answered. The last presidential candidate to do so.

On Saturday as part ...

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The Insanity of the Religious Right

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"Religious liberty – the right to worship freely, and safely – is evidence of a thriving democracy. Roof threatened that because he first threatened the equal rights of black Americans. It’s not the other way around." Detached From Reality, Religious Right Claims Charleston Massacre is Proof of Anti-Christian Bias (Sarah Jones, Americans United for Separation of Church and State)

We always have to tip our hat to Americans United for the Separation of Church and State (au.org) in hitting the nail on the head. And thank authors such as Jeff ...

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Weekend Special: Religious Right Politicians Must Go!

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"I wish I could say more about it, but it's working precisely because it works." -- President Ronald Reagan in 1985 referring to The Family (aka The Fellowship), the large, secret dominionist cult, operating at your expense throughout our government

President George W. Bush received and still receives all of his spiritual counseling from a Family member. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia prays regularly with Family members, as did former Justice William Rehnquist, and no doubt others. "Praying" in groups is what the Family calls a meeting, since its members are primarily profiteers who don't even have to be christian to join ...

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The Christian Fundamentalist’s Erotic Dream

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"[T]he erotic dream of Amreican fundamentalism: a restoration of chivalry, a cleansing of impurity, a nation without sin, an empire of the personal as political." From Jeff Sharlet's The Family: The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power (2009)

This dream is especially important to understand, particularly as we await the pending Supreme Court decision that is likely to authorize federal same-sex marriage without interference from the states. Either way the court goes, this singular decision promises to further divide the christian right from everyone else. This dream, this sexual fantasy, helps explain the root of the intense, ...

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

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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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