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Another Wingnut Endorses Newt

Newt Gingrich has won the endorsement of yet another first class religious right whacko, this time the self-declared “apostle” Dutch Sheets, one of the leaders of the dominionist New Apostolic Reformation. Gingrich has named him vice-chair of his “faith leaders coalition.” And this guy is seriously nuts.

Sheets is an avowed dominionist and at a recent event, The Gathering Eagles, he said that while he doesn’t think “that we’re going to take over everything and rule the earth completely for the Lord…we’re supposed to try.” While holding up a gavel in one hand and the word ‘family’ in the other, he said that Christians have become weak by emphasizing the ‘family’ and are now “lazy sheep,” calling on Christians to become “kingdom warriors” for dominion…

Sheets and another major NAR figure, Chuck Pierce, also believe that their prayers during a tour of the country led to the capture of Saddam Hussein.

He also has called President Obama a “Muslim president” and said his election is bringing the judgment of God, saying, “God has now turned us over to our enemies for a season” …

According to Sheets, America is about to face divine punishment over the promotion of “homosexuality, abortion and socialism” and the “toleration of immorality and perversion”

But apparently he’s just fine with the “immorality and perversion” of a thrice-married adulterer.

Comments

  1. raven says

    “apostle” Dutch Sheets, one of the leaders of the dominionist New Apostolic Reformation.

    The New Apostolic Reformationists are really crazy.

    They claim that god has appointed them New Apostles and given them superpowers and magic powers. Some of these are supposedly to cast out demons, heal the sick, speak in tongues, etc.., the usual claims.

    About the only superpowers I’ve seen are:

    1. The ability to babble like a loon.

    2. The ability to scam gullible followers out of money.

    3. The ability to hate and lie.

    Cindy Jacobs is one of them. Clearly a fake faith healer among other things.

  2. raven says

    I’m getting tired and weary of the standard xian “god told me this and that claims”. There is never any proof, gold tablets poofing into existence, writing in the sky, and so on.

    God seems to speak to millions of people. He says different and usually contradictory things to all of them.

    The most common things god says seems to be:

    1. God wants you to send them money.

    2. God wants you to send them your cutest teenage girls and boys.

    Most likely, the number of people god really speaks to is precisely zero.

  3. daved says

    Wherein, exactly, does the Bible condemn socialism, anyway? So many of these fundie wingnuts are against socialism, but what’s their scriptual basis for it?

    If I recall correctly, in Acts, the description of how the Apostles lived was basically communistic, people getting what they needed and not worrying about who paid for it, etc.

  4. Jordan Genso says

    Is ‘Dutch Sheets’ a pseudonym, with a nice wink to the KKK thrown in, or is that his actual name?

  5. says

    I don’t know why, but the first thing ‘Dutch Sheets’ makes me think of is a sophomorically humorous way of making a bed so that the victim can’t get into it.

  6. says

    Dutch Sheets is a name? I thought it was the new exciting abstinence only buy-your-own sleeping arrangement.

    “…he said that Christians have become weak by emphasizing the ‘family’.” How does that sit with Newt’s “family values?”

  7. duck1887 says

    He also has called President Obama a “Muslim president”

    I heard on the news [NBC! the lamestream lieberal media!] that Rick Santorum was at an event where someone asked him about our Muslim president, and the reporter said that “he answered the question but did not correct her”. As I recall from last time, McCain would at least correct people who did that.

  8. peterh says

    “…about to face divine punishment…” Does Sheets credit this to Harold Camping or the Westboro Baptists? These nutters are missing a golden opportunity to copywrite their nuttery as Intellectual Property™ & charge each other royalties.

  9. eric says

    According to Sheets, America is about to face divine punishment over the promotion of “homosexuality, abortion and socialism” and the “toleration of immorality and perversion”

    We are always about to face divine punishment. Its like the joke about fusion power. In 1973 we were about to face divine punishment for abortion, and in 2012, we are even closer!

  10. John Hinkle says

    …called President Obama a “Muslim president”

    If you ain’t Muslim, you ain’t Shiite.*

    * Attribution unknown.

  11. says

    daved “Wherein, exactly, does the Bible condemn socialism, anyway? So many of these fundie wingnuts are against socialism, but what’s their scriptual basis for it?”
    It’s in Paul’s Epistle to Chamber of Commerce.

    duck1887 “As I recall from last time, McCain would at least correct people who did that.”
    Kind of sad when John “Anything to get ahead” McCain comes off smelling like a rose, innit?

  12. ArtK says

    @daved

    If I recall correctly, in Acts, the description of how the Apostles lived was basically communistic, people getting what they needed and not worrying about who paid for it, etc.

    Yes. Jesus had a lot more in common with Karl Marx than with Adam Smith. A fact that would cause head-explosions in people like Sheets, if they didn’t read their bible with the same blinders that they wear when they read US history.

    @Ed

    But apparently he’s just fine with the “immorality and perversion” of a thrice-married adulterer.

    Ah, but since Newt is an avowed Christian (of some sort or another) and has repented (not where anyone who matters has seen, but that’s irrelevant), then he’s forgiven and it isn’t “immorality and perversion.” Either that or God told Newt to do it, in which case it was right by definition. No moral relativism there, nosiree!

  13. exdrone says

    Voicemail from Thomas Dunne Books:

    “Newt! When you get this message, call me. I am not going to edit your novel anymore if you are going to go off on these narrative tangents. Kingdom warriors? A muslim president? War-winning intercessory prayer? And worst of all, a character named ‘Dutch Sheets’? What is this, a pulp detective novel now? I can’t do this anymore! … Call me.”

  14. dan4 says

    “God has turned us over to our enemies for a season.”

    Even if 100% true, that’s a reason to DESPISE God, not worship him.

  15. dingojack says

    Did Dutch Sheets take ‘Dutch courage’ before getting into bed with Newtie? Did he and Newtie create a ‘Dutch oven’?
    Inquiring minds need to know!
    :) Dingo

  16. dingojack says

    Clearly this means Newtie has gone soft on drugs!
    Dutch Sheets would be woven from – HEMP!
    (Give me Egyptian cotton sheets, or ‘freedom sheets’ as I like to call them, or give me death!)
    :) Dingo

  17. Pinky says

    Gathering of Eagles

    Goodness what a tough title. To paraphrase Sheets; “We are the warrior eagles who will rip the eyeballs from the unworthy. Warrior Jesus will follow along behind us and gut shoot the Christians who want to talk about peace!”

    In fact, Sheets said, the earth itself is “groaning” for the sons of God to exercise their proper dominion and authority,…

    What can you say to blowhards who believe they are the sons of Yahweh?

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