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McCain and the religious right "fringe"

a post in dark_christian points to this article in The Nation about how Palin was vetted by The Council for National Policy, an organization on the religious right which has been a player in US national politics for some time.

I've been wanting to say more about Palin's ties to Dominionist Christian churches and organizations, who are, as some I've heard put it, the extreme nutjobs whom no one takes seriously; I think it is important to understand exactly the amount of influence they still have in the Republican Party. I need to do more research, though, and that research can sometimes lead me to very scary stuff that is actually dangerous to my mental health, so I don't know how far I will get. I think, though, that I will try to blog about this soon because many progressives don't take Dominionism seriously, and right now we have a Dominionist running for that heartbeat-away-from-the-Presidency of the richest and most powerful country on Earth.

this is important--more important than most realize. just quickly, Dominionism believes in a Christian takeover of the planet--a fundamentalist Christian takeover, that is. they are a serious menace to women's rights, glbtq rights, the environment, and world wide political stability, simply by virtue of having infiltrated the top ranks of the US government. they've been working on this for more than thirty years explicitly, and longer than that in a less overt way.

but so google for information on the keywords "dominionism," "joel's army," "assemblies of god," and even take a look at what is available about the Council for National Policy itself and see what you think, and consider whether or not it might be worthwhile to spread, if not alarm, then at least concern.

if I can look at any of this stuff without severe flashbacks, I hope to write more soon.

ETA: this post in the same community notes that Palin asked the Wasilla Library "how she could go about banning books."

yeah.

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isindra
Sep. 3rd, 2008 05:51 am (UTC)
Just knowing she was the one who pushed through legislation that allowed wolves to be shot from helicopters with high powered rifles was enough for me.
She is so evil it makes me feel like throwing up.
eriktrips
Sep. 3rd, 2008 06:48 am (UTC)
that was enough for me too. of course for fundamentalist christianity, life on earth has no value except for whatever human gain we can obtain by exploiting it. and of course the whole "we're getting a new earth and probably within the next 50 years" dogma is equally uncaring as to what shape we leave this one in. it's all been given to us by god to profit from. they conveniently forget that his eye is on the sparrow.

I could go on and probably will. the dominionist ties scare me more than anything with her, because those beliefs dictate noxious policies on just about Everything.
touch_of_gray
Sep. 3rd, 2008 11:20 am (UTC)
This is a woman that sacrifices everything to her beliefs, and yeah, the dominionist ties color every thing she does. Been looking at her churches, and her other ties in AK. She is a very dangerous person. Scary. The word is getting out there, tho.

As for pushing thro legislation hunting wolves from helicopters, she is not the first AK governor to do so. *sigh*

Alaska is a pretty strong breeding place for dominionist thought. People underestimate the state as they are Palin. Not a good idea.
daisydumont
Sep. 3rd, 2008 11:27 am (UTC)
i think we've talked a little about dominionism before. 'evil' isn't too strong a word. there's a nice man at my church who thinks she's peachy. i doubt he'd support the crackpot dominionist agenda, but then, who knows... :(
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