David Barton went on the TV show of Mike and Cindy Jacobs (yes, the “prophet” — read: con artist — who says God gave her a bottomless bowl of spaghetti) and said that it’s a myth that the Christian right wants a theocracy because you can’t be both a democracy and a theocracy.
Category Archive: Dominionism
Mar 06 2014
Mar 04 2014
Fred Clarkson reports at Talk2Action that two longtime neo-Confederate theocrats, Michael Peroutka and David Whitney, have registered to run for spots on a county commission and on the party committees of both Republicans and Democrats in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. Peroutka is running as a Republican and Whitney as a Democrat. But their long history …
Feb 12 2014
Gordon Klingenschmitt is running for the state legislature in Colorado and is bizarrely trying to present himself as the anti-theocracy candidate in the race. Because not imposing religious rule on people is imposing religious rule on them. Or something.
Feb 07 2014
Gordon Klingenschmitt declared on his show recently that the government should not prevent discrimination against gay people because gay people aren’t going to heaven and “If they’re not going to get eternal benefits in Heaven, why should we give them government rewards here on this earth? I don’t think we should.” Well yes, but this …
Feb 01 2014
Bob Vander Plaats, the raging bigot who runs the Family Leader in Iowa and may run for Tom Harkin’s Senate seat, spoke recently at his organizations “Life, Marriage & Family” event and laid out a bluntly theocratic vision of governance. Every policy, in his view, must conform with God’s will (his interpretation of it, of …
Nov 14 2013
Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council went on Fox and Friends on Monday to talk about his crusade to make sure that religious owners of companies can deny their employees contraception coverage in their insurance policies and he made a rather ironic reference to the Pilgrims.
Nov 07 2013
Yet another right wing theocrat who spent years posing as the paragon of moral virtue has been knocked off his pedestal when he got caught cheating on his wife. This time it’s Doug Phillips, perhaps the single most important voice of the Quiverful movement and a genuine Christian Reconstructionist. He has resigned from his position …
Oct 11 2013
David Lane, the Christian right kingmaker of the Republican party, sent an email to his American Renewal Project mailing list seeking ten members of Congress willing to sponsor a bill overturning the Supreme Court cases prohibiting mandatory Bible reading and prayer in public schools. Because if they can’t force people to pray and read the …
Aug 23 2013
Here’s an amusing video of Gordon Klingenschmitt quoting the Bible to support the claim that American law should be based on “God’s law.” Which is, of course, found in the Bible. Gee, the Bible says we should follow the Bible? How shocking. And how utterly irrelevant to what the law should actually say in this …
Aug 08 2013
Longtime readers of this blog may remember my occasional battles with John Lofton, a dyed-in-the-wool theocrat. He is now directing the God and Government Project for the Institute on the Constitution, the same group that school in Ohio invited in to teach a course, which was subsequently canceled. He explains what that is:
Jul 08 2013
Demonstrating yet again how similar Christian Reconstructionists are to Muslim jihadists, Peter Leithart has an article in First Things entitled A Call to Martyrdom, which is exactly what it sounds like. Didn’t First Things used to be a fairly mainstream Christian intellectual publication? Not if they’re publishing stuff like this.
Jul 07 2013
California State Sen. Mimi Walters (R) is going to run for the open seat in California vacated by retiring Rep. John Campbell and she has been funded in her political career by a name that may be familiar to my longtime readers, Howard Ahmanson Jr.
Jul 01 2013
In the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, time is set aside when the members can take the floor to speak on whatever subject they like (like the U.S. House does with “special order” speeches). But they can be stopped from speaking if just one of their colleagues objects. Look what happened when a gay legislator got …