What the Left Gets Wrong About Dominionism

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Screen Shot 2015-01-29 at 10.05.19 PMThere is something the left gets wrong about Dominionism, David Lane, the American Family Association, Bryan Fischer and their associates, such as Fox News, and so forth and so on.  Dominionism is the creation of that great Calvinist, narcissistic, psychopath, R. J. Rushdoony.  The man was a bigot, a racist, basically a founding member of the John Birch Society, hated anyone who wasn’t lily white, and detested Jews.  He disliked gays, and thought women were to be the object of patriarchal constraint.  His son-in-law is Gary North, the brains behind Ron Paul’s political success.  He and Bill Gothard were two pees in a dominionist pod until Rushdoony divorced his first wife.  Gothard does not approve of divorce.

What those who don’t understand the movement, this fake Christian cult do not understand is that, even though they think it is about bringing about the return of Christ – it is not.  It is about setting up a so-called “christian” kingdom here on earth – specifically in this country.

“…Rushdoony then pursued history – of the world, of the United States, and of the church. He maintained that Calvinistic Christianity provided the intellectual roots for the American Revolution and had thus always had an influential impact in American history. The American Revolution, according to Rushdoony, was a “conservative counterrevolution” to preserve American liberties from British usurpation and it owed nothing to the Enlightenment. He further argued that the United States Constitution was a secular document in appearance only; it didn’t need to establish Christianity as an official religion since the states were already Christian establishments. Drawing on the work of theologian Robert Lewis Dabney, Rushdoony argued that the American Civil War “destroyed the early American Republic, which he envisioned as a decentralized Protestant feudal system and an orthodox Christian nation”, Rushdoony saw the North’s victory as a “defeat for Christian orthodoxy”. Some historians have argued that this aspect of Rushdoony’s thought has influenced some activists in the Neo-Confederate movement  and conservative writers like J. Steven Wilkins. He would further this study in his works on American ideology and historiography, This Independent Republic: Studies in the Nature and Meaning of American History and The Nature of the American System….”

They don’t care.  They are racist.  They have nothing but contempt for people who are Jewish.  Because they think that God will destroy any nation that turns on Israel, in their superstition they demand we bow to Israel – as God’s kingdom on earth. They would just as soon let anyone who is Jewish rot.

“...It didn’t look good for the RNC that the group paying the tab for the trip to Israel has a spokesman and radio host who believes that gay people are modern-day Nazis who are responsible for the Holocaust, demands Jewish conversion to Christianity (and wants to require conversion for Jewish and other non-Christian immigrants), and insists that non-Christians have no First Amendment rights: “Counterfeit religions, alternative religions to Christianity, have no First Amendment right to the free exercise of the religion.” However, the RNC trip’s chief organizer, David Lane of the American Renewal Project, which has close ties to the AFA, is no less radical than Fischer … but his extreme views haven’t stopped Republicans from embracing Lane….”

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From Crooks and Liars

“…However, the part Rachel really didn’t hit on, and which is incredibly important, is David Lane and the American Family Association’s role in pushing Dominionist theology into our politics. Viewed through the lens of dominionism, it makes perfect sense that the RNC would partner with the AFA to visit Israel, since Dominionists believe in the restoration of Israel as part of the prophecy for Christ’s return….”

From Religious Dispatches:

“…Why now? This trip to Israel puts the AFA in the spotlight as never before, because of the participation of one-third of the Republican National Committee in a trip intended to prove evangelical “love” for Israel. Perhaps they realized that peddling conspiracy theories about gay people creating Nazism wouldn’t go over that well with the Jews–not to mention the mountain of other racist and homophobic rants. But what of all the columns of Fischer’s the AFA has published, and the reiteration of his views through their other media? Will firing Fischer make all of that magically go away?…”

What the left doesn’t understand, is that it doesn’t matter. What Rachel Maddow and the SPLC don’t seem to get that they are not going t change. This is what Dominionists believe. No one is going to make them change. No shame, no embarrassing, and no exposure is going to make them change their belief. They are on a mission from God.

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The left doesn’t understand that these people cannot be forced into civilized behavior.  They have no need.  They are the chosen ones.  They are true believers.  They are the American version of the Taliban.  And – make no mistake, they would be – and will be – as vicious, deadly, and merciless as the Taliban, if they ever come to power.

“… In the Institutes, Rushdoony supported the reinstatement of the Mosaic law’s penal sanctions. Under such a system, the list of civil crimes which carried a death sentence would include homosexuality, adultery, incest, lying about one’s virginity, bestiality, witchcraft, idolatry or apostasy, public blasphemy, false prophesying, kidnapping, rape, and bearing false witness in a capital case. Although supporting the separation of church and state at the national level, Rushdoony understood both institutions as under the rule of God, and thus he conceived secularism as posing endless false antitheses, which his massive work addresses in considerable detail. In short, he sought to cast a vision for the reconstruction of society based on Christian principles….”

There is nothing Christian about the movement.  It is about destroying those of us who do not believe as they do.  I made a list of friends, relatives, and associates.  With about a half-dozen individuals everyone I know, myself included would be put to death under the dominion crated by Rushdoony and promoted by the American Family Association.

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