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Jerry Boykin has a grotesque conception of Jesus Christ. Most (non-fundamentalist) Christians practice their faith in a manner that holds aloft the treasured values of love, peace, and good will towards their fellow humans. Boykin, a retired U.S. Army Lieutenant General and current Executive Vice President of the ultra-right wing, fundamentalist Family Research Council (FRC), will have none of that. Instead, Boykin’s avatar is a ravenously militant and militaristic one — a deity of universal destruction, bloodshed, rabid bigotry and unadulterated hatred.

Speaking to the WallBuilders’ Pro-Family Legislators Conference last fall, Boykin staked this claim:

“The Lord is a warrior and in Revelation 19 it says when he comes back, he’s coming back as what? A warrior. A mighty warrior leading a mighty army, riding a white horse with a blood-stained white robe … I believe that blood on that robe is the blood of his enemies ’cause he’s coming back as a warrior carrying a sword. And I believe now – I’ve checked this out – I believe that sword he’ll be carrying when he comes back is an AR-15.

…And the sword today is an AR-15, so if you don’t have one, go get one. You’re supposed to have one. It’s biblical.”


Jesus Christ or “Genghis” Christ?

It is absolutely critical to understand and fully internalize that Boykin is far from alone in his nightmarish conception of the Prince of Peace’s (mainstream) redeeming message. Indeed, the retired General’s forces are literally legion with some estimating that the number of adherents totals approximately 38 million people, i.e. about 12 percent of the American public. A multi-denominational grouping known as “dominionists”, these Christian extremists see themselves as a martyred and besieged demographic. They thrill to the imagined drama that they are surrounded on all sides by, among many other constituencies of Satan, 1) sodomites (the LGBT community); 2) hellbound cowards (any non-fundamentalist Christian, non-messianic Jew, or adherents of ANY other faith group or non-faith entity); 3) domestic jihadis (pretty much any breathing Muslim American or fetuses in the wombs of Muslim American women), all of whom advocate “shariah law”; 4) demonic ‘feminazis’ (women who will not merrily submit to male domination in all matters of consequence);  and, 4) godless commies (i.e. anyone who hasn’t manifestly absorbed Fox News’ talking points and/or isn’t  politically to the right of Ted Nugent).

In the tortured minds of these dominionists, it stands to reason that, being conveniently beset by divinely predicted enemies from all sides, they must defend themselves to the death by all means at their disposal, including armed force. But that’s not enough. As late dominionist preacher Earl Paulk stated, “Christ in us must take dominion over the earth… the next move of God cannot occur until Christ in us takes dominion.”

Want more? The über-jingoistic words of the recently deceased dominionist Poster Child, Rev. D. James Kennedy, speak volumes: “As the vice-regents of God, we are to bring His truth and His will to bear on every sphere of our world and our society. We are to exercise godly dominion and influence over our neighborhoods, our schools, our government… our entertainment media, our news media, our scientific endeavors—in short, over every aspect and institution of human society.”

You see, my friends, Boykin’s words of wanton war aren’t simply the idle spoutings of some crotchety, eccentric, harmless ex-soldier. They’re a de facto fatwa being issued to “American Taliban” coreligionists to forthwith forge the “Kingdom of God” through bloody sectarian armed struggle, as their twisted, dominionist version of the New Testament demands. How “bloody,” you may inquire? You want the metrics? No one describes Boykin’s dominionist wet dream with more exactitude of revulsion than the “Ragin’ Prophet” Rod Parsley who is the spiritual leader of the enormous (5,200 seat) mega-cathedral in Columbus, Ohio known as the World Harvest Church, which boasts 10,000 weekly congregant attendees. Parsley minces no words when he promises his vast flock of fanatical fundamentalists that there will be a 200 mile long river, 4 and half feet deep, filled with nothing but the human blood of those poor souls whom the weaponized Jesus has slaughtered at the Battle of Armageddon. Parsley will then remind his followers, energetically engorged with this blood orgy promise, to “rejoice, for the worst is yet to come.”

For Boykin and his wretched ilk, Revelation 19 (“And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war”) is the mantra that supersedes turning the other cheek, loving thy neighbor, and other sanguine gospel messages à la The Sermon on the Mount. Per Boykin’s instructions, all good Christians need to literally become “warriors for God’s kingdom.” And they need to do it right now!

Sound familiar? Anyone? Well, it’s right out of the infamous playbook of religious supremacy and exceptionalism writ large in the blood of innocents by such villains as al-Qaeda and Anders Behring Breivik.

The Top General in the Dominionist “Army of God”

Boykin was one of the original commanders of the U.S. Army’s elite Delta Force unit, which was formed in the late ‘70’s. Boykin, then 29, apparently saw his induction into Delta as a continuation of his walk with God: “God led me into Delta Force, and He said to me, this is where you ought to be.” Boykin must have been referring to the God of “blood in fury” and the “consuming fire,” described in the Book of Ezekiel.

Following September 11, Boykin, at the time the Commanding General of the sprawling Fort Bragg, N.C. military facility, would preach that the United States was engaged in nothing less than an all-out holy war. In paid junkets financed by influential dominionist entities, Boykin would appear onstage in churches and other locations around the nation in his full Army uniform, pointing to posters of Osama Bin Laden and Saddam Hussein and stating that “Satan wants to destroy this nation, he wants to destroy us as a nation, and he wants to destroy us as a Christian army… [they] will only be defeated if we come against them in the name of Jesus.” It was around this time that then-Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld successfully nominated Boykin for a third star, placing the dominionist fascist Boykin only one rank/grade below the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

From 2002 to 2007, Boykin served on George W. Bush’s team as the Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence in what Bush referred to as “this crusade, this war on terrorism.” It was in this lofty capacity at the highest levels of the Pentagon that Boykin became thoroughly convinced that the opponents of the U.S. were “satanic” and thus less-than-human. He became Rumsfeld’s point-man on the secretive program to restructure the notorious Abu Ghraib Prison along the lines of Guantánamo Bay’s Camp X-Ray, or in other words, to “Gitmoize” it. It was not long before Abu Ghraib became infamously plagued by horrifying reports of systemic human rights abuses. Query the role played there as a result of Boykin’s dehumanizing sectarian rhetoric of weapons-grade, inflammatory Islamophobia? After all, Boykin has made it publicly quite clear that he believes that Muslims in America do not deserve Constitutional First Amendment protections.

Commanding Officer in the Domestic Hate Lobby

Now retired from military life, Boykin is the Executive Vice President of the FRC, one of the leading anti-gay dominionist organizations in the United States and a designated Hate Group according to the venerable Southern Poverty Law Center. Birds of a bigoted feather flock together. Indeed, the FRC (which I always thought stood for “Fascist Rally Center”) is a truly vicious organization that has supported Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni’s “Kill the Gays” Bill (now the “Imprison-Gays-for-Life” Bill), as well as the anti-LGBT crackdown in Russia. The FRC also furiously supported Arizona’s defeated SB1062, the “Religious Freedom Restoration Act,” which basically would have fully legalized the civil “right” to practice atrocious forms of discrimination and prejudice against gay and lesbian residents.

I head-up a foundation that comprehensively clashes with Boykin on an all too frequent basis. We wage these fights on behalf of our 36,000-plus active duty and veteran clients within the U.S. military, 96% of whom are practicing Christians themselves, who’ve had their Constitutionally-guaranteed, religious rights and protections egregiously violated by unconstitutional mafiosi such as Boykin. As Founder and President of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF), I’ve even been the central subject of a scurrilous recent article entitled “One of the Most Dangerous Men in America,” published in the July/August 2013 edition of Decision Magazine, a flagship publication of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. Ironically, the cover of that magazine featured a prominent photo of a coyly smiling Boykin himself juxtaposed with the incredibly duplicitous, deceitful and dishonest headline of “Religious Freedom Under Attack in our Armed Forces: Retired Lt. Gen. Jerry Boykin Warns of Efforts to Trample Liberty in the Military.” And, just so you know, this month’s issue proudly trumpets Russia’s anti-gay legislation and features Vladimir Putin on the cover.

Dominionist Christian Extremism: A Dire Threat

Without the slightest tacit nuance of hyperbole, one can easily assert that the militant, dominionist fanaticism of Christian fundamentalism which Boykin, and his ignominious swarms spew, mirrors the explicit extremism of the Salafi-Jihadist monsters who’ve torn the Middle East asunder. Indeed, the cruel and callous fundamentalist bigotry of Christian dominionists isn’t limited to gays and Muslims. On the contrary, it is aimed at all “blasphemers” in general, especially including other Christians whom Boykin and his fellow travelers disparagingly deem to not be “Christian enough.”

Americans who value their remaining Constitutional religious freedoms should rail against Boykin’s incitements to his vast flock to arm as for war. The dominionist “faith” is a frightening, contorted vision of theocratic tyranny dripping with unbridled hostility towards the bedrock rights and protections guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution.

The damnable dominionists such as Boykin, the FRC and their awful fundamentalist allies are not merely wolves in sheep’s’ clothing. They are wolves in wolves’ clothing.

Our American brothers and sisters must recognize the seething and barbarous danger wrought by this sectarian theocratic cabal before it becomes too late and it engulfs our precious freedoms rendering the rest of us impotent to resist its terrible tyranny.

We cannot merely request them to stop. We must demand it, and remember the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: “Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.”

The Military Religious Freedom Foundation is up against well-funded extremist religious organizations. Your donations allow us to continue our fight in the courts and in the media to fight for separation of church and state in the U.S. military. Please make a fully tax-deductible donation today at helpbuildthewall.org.

Michael L. “Mikey” Weinstein, Esq. is founder and president of the six-time Nobel Peace Prize-nominated Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF) and an honor graduate of the Air Force Academy. He served as a White House counsel in the Reagan Administration and as the Committee Management Officer of the “Iran-Contra” Investigation. He is also the former General Counsel to H. Ross Perot and Perot Systems Corporation. Mikey is an honor graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy and a former J.A.G. in the U.S. Air Force. His two sons, daughter-in-law, son-in law, and brother-in-law are also graduates of USAFA. In December 2012, Mikey was named one of the 100 Most Influential People in U.S. Defense by Defense News. He is the author of “With God On Our Side” (2006, St. Martin’s Press) and “No Snowflake in an Avalanche” (2012, Vireo).


Originally posted to Mikey Weinstein on Tue Mar 04, 2014 at 03:59 PM PST.

Also republished by Street Prophets , Military Community Members of Daily Kos, and Progressive Atheists.

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  •  Boykin and the FRC are at the epicenter... (13+ / 0-)

    ...of totalitarian Christianism.

    That Boykin is the Executive VP highlights the significance they give the penetration of the armed services to their overall strategy.  The range of their activities including; anti-LGBT legislation, support of the recently vetoed AZ SB 1062 "religious liberty" bill, "pro-life" absolutism, opposition to Obamacare, etc., is very predictable.  Slightly less predictable is their support for Duck Dynasty, their belief that Obama is a Marxist and their opposition to food stamps.

    Boykin's Tea Party perspective becomes clear with his recent posting on Breibart.com;

    WILL SUPPORTERS OF THE BENGHAZI KILLERS IMMIGRATE TO THE US?

    That may sound like a ridiculous question, and it certainly should be. But now President Obama has once again chosen to ignore the laws of the land as he announced an "asylum" program for those who have provided support to terrorists.
    Boykin and the FRC are the DNA of the new Tea Party/GOP.  If you have any doubts watch their propaganda video;

    Or look at their PAC website. They even support our favorite Texan Louie Gohmert.

    So this is what we are up against. Committed totalitarian ideologues. But we can beat them, we have to.  Joining the MRFF is one way, specially if you are in uniform or a veteran.

    Daily Kos an oasis of truth. Truth that leads to action.

    by Shockwave on Tue Mar 04, 2014 at 04:02:36 PM PST

  •  For a full immersion into Boykin's mind watch this (11+ / 0-)

    Daily Kos an oasis of truth. Truth that leads to action.

    by Shockwave on Tue Mar 04, 2014 at 04:20:25 PM PST

  •  Thank you for your great work! n/t (8+ / 0-)

    "Disturbances in society are never more fearful than when those who are stirring up the trouble can use the pretext of religion to mask their true designs." -- Denis Diderot

    by terremoto on Tue Mar 04, 2014 at 04:38:30 PM PST

  •  38 million dominionists? (5+ / 0-)
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    I'd really like to see the source of (if not the raw data behind) that estimate.

    After all, the largest Protestant denomination in the US--the Southern Baptist Convention--claims fewer than 16 million members among its 46,000 churches, and the Catholic Church claims approximately 78 million members.

    I don't dispute the political danger presented by the dominionists, but that "38 million" number seems a bit exaggerated.

    The word "parent" is supposed to be a VERB, people...

    by wesmorgan1 on Tue Mar 04, 2014 at 04:43:51 PM PST

    •  Here is one source (4+ / 0-)
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      Christian Dominionism 101

      Our current estimates reflect as many as 60-80 million congregational members; some Dominionist leaders boast numbers as high as 104 million in the United States.

      Daily Kos an oasis of truth. Truth that leads to action.

      by Shockwave on Tue Mar 04, 2014 at 04:49:50 PM PST

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      •  Um...wow, that's some serious hype. (8+ / 0-)

        That site suggests:

        Dominionism does not include any ONE denomination, but it is heavily neopentecostal and includes evangelicals, fundamentalists, steeplejacked Baptists and more.  You must be “born again” and baptized, and accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour.
        OK, so none of the US Catholics can be Dominionists. That leaves us with the various Protestant denominations...

        Turning to the latest Pew Research study on the subject, they suggest that 51.3% of US adults claim Protestant beliefs and 23.9% claim Catholic belief. However, that Protestant number breaks down further,  as follows:

        Evangelical churches - 26.3%
        Mainline churches - 18.1%
        Historically black churches - 6.9%
        So, let's hit the Census data:
        US population, 2012 estimate: 313,873,685
        Persons under 18 years, percent, 2012: 23.5%
        Rounding up to 314 million and considering that 76.5% of the population is over 18 (i.e. adults), we arrive at a rough estimate for the US adult population: 240 million.

        OK, Pew said that 26.3% of US adults claimed membership in evangelical churches - that yields a rough estimate of 63 million adults in evangelical churches.

        It would seem that the claims of "up to 104 million" are absolute bunk, and that the claims of 60-80 million would require that the Dominionists control EVERY evangelical church/denomination in the US. (I didn't even mention the difference between claimed membership and actual attendance; the SBC claims 16 million members, but an average weekly attendance of only about 6 million.)

        I just don't see how any claim of 60-100 million dominionists can be considered credible; the numbers just aren't there.

        The word "parent" is supposed to be a VERB, people...

        by wesmorgan1 on Tue Mar 04, 2014 at 05:18:28 PM PST

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        •  So what number do you propose? (0+ / 0-)

          20 million? 30 million?

          Daily Kos an oasis of truth. Truth that leads to action.

          by Shockwave on Tue Mar 04, 2014 at 05:31:58 PM PST

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          •  Honestly? I think it's even lower. (3+ / 0-)
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            I think this is one of those situations in which loud voices and media savvy are covering for a lack of numerical strength.

            That doesn't mean that we ignore them; on the contrary, I (as a believer) argue against their theology and rhetoric at every appropriate opportunity.

            It does, however, mean that we don't hype them to be larger (or more expansive) than they are, and we don't allow them to hype themselves with inflated number, either.

            We're the reality-based community, yes?

            The word "parent" is supposed to be a VERB, people...

            by wesmorgan1 on Tue Mar 04, 2014 at 05:57:28 PM PST

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        •  There is a spectrum of belief. (3+ / 0-)

          There are straight up dominionists.
          Fundamentalists. Pentecostals.
          Evangelicals.
          Members of traditional mainstream protestant churches.
          Catholics/orthodox.
          People who watch various televangelists.
          Unitarians.

          There is an authoritarian political cult which is using Christianity as a tool of mass manipulation (Boykin) and there are varying degrees of "buying in" to this political definition of Christianity.

          It is in everybody's interests in this country that atheists, buddhists, muslims, and Christians join in common cause to defeat this movement.

          There are not 38 million "dominionists" in this country, but there are many people who could be manipulated  and caught up in support of "dominionism" if we don't prevail in defending freedom of religion. I understand the impatience many atheists have with believers, but it is in everyone's interests if we find common cause.

          You can't make this stuff up.

          by David54 on Tue Mar 04, 2014 at 06:00:54 PM PST

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          •  On that point, we are in complete agreement. (5+ / 0-)

            I do apologize for getting caught up in the numbers.  I'm a data-driven guy, and that claim really jumped out at me.

            Let's get back to debunking the nonsense instead of arguing over how many people spew it.  **grin**

            The word "parent" is supposed to be a VERB, people...

            by wesmorgan1 on Tue Mar 04, 2014 at 06:02:32 PM PST

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            •  Well, my eyebrows were raised by the (2+ / 0-)
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              38 million numbers. I respect what Mr. Weinstein is doing and I think the radical fundamentalism in a military context is very disturbing, and would lead to "dominionist rhetoric" due to the nature of "military thinking", but in the general population, the support isn't that "hard" through the spectrum.
              By lumping all of the "potential" supporters of "Christian nationalism" together you risk alienating them from the  higher cause, which is separation of church and state. We should do the opposite and do anything we can to draw Christians away from the extremists.

              You can't make this stuff up.

              by David54 on Tue Mar 04, 2014 at 06:22:48 PM PST

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    •  non-denominationals (4+ / 0-)

      The really hard-core Religious Right don't consider themselves members of any denomination.  These are people who believe in a literal "demon of religion" that makes people join churches instead of Christ.

      Domestic politics is the continuation of civil war by other means.

      by Visceral on Tue Mar 04, 2014 at 05:20:23 PM PST

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      •  The "religious unaffiliated", according to Pew... (2+ / 0-)
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        ...are 5.8% of US adults. That's roughly 13 million people.

        Even if we assume that every single one of them is a Dominionist AND that the entire membership of the Southern Baptist Convention is Dominionist (which would be an absurd claim for several reasons), we only get to 29 million.

        I think that part of fighting Dominionism is being very specific about the fact that they are a numerically small movement, even if they are loud and have a certain amount of media savvy.

        The word "parent" is supposed to be a VERB, people...

        by wesmorgan1 on Tue Mar 04, 2014 at 06:01:16 PM PST

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        •  Don't rule out Catholics (0+ / 0-)

          There are a lot of evangelical Dominionist Catholics out there, too. My very faithful Catholic MIL "discovered" them when she move here five years ago. In my small southern town there are at least 200-300 of them -- very nice, very friendly, very active, bat-shit crazy religious zealots.

          They are actively proselytizing among the Mexican immigrant community with some success. Fortunately, the Mexican culture (and Mexican Catholicism generally) are pacifist and hold a more traditional view of religion as promoting peace, so there is a lot working against them. Interestingly, although they have their own church here (the Harvest Tabernacle), the Dominionists are active in the two largest Catholic churches here, too -- both because of the access that gives them to potential converts and, I believe, their ability to tap into Catholic resources. (For example, some of them "volunteer" at the Church food bank, which my MIL supervises. She found they were slipping their literature into the bags of food the bank was giving out. She stopped that - and alerted the priests - when I explained about them to her.)

          This type of "undercover" operation is also a hallmark of dominionists. They are a very "end justifies the means" bunch that will resort to any lie or deception to promote their belief system.

          The reason they were the good old days: we were neither good nor old.

          by carolita on Wed Mar 05, 2014 at 06:18:04 AM PST

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  •  Theocrats (9+ / 0-)

    and those who would impose their religious laws on non-believers are a major concern today.

    Thanks for keeping us posted on this.

  •  Thanks for keeping an eye on these threats to (4+ / 0-)
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    true religious freedom, and for keeping us informed.

    "'Patriotism' is the last refuge of a scoundrel" - Samuel Johnson, 1775

    preborner: (n.) one who believes that the right to life begins at conception and ends at birth.

    by 1BQ on Tue Mar 04, 2014 at 05:08:01 PM PST

  •  What concerns me (4+ / 0-)

    For years the Dominionists have been trying to infiltrate the US military. IMO they have almost taken over the USAF. They have controlled the Air Force Academy for years and from there they send their minions out into the field. Personally I would like to see the Air Force abolished and their responsibilities taken over by the other services. These people are scary.

  •  One should avoid speaking to what "most" (1+ / 0-)
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    stians think and do without a valid objective nationwide statistical study, peferably based on both their words on Sunday and their behavior on Wednesday.

    That, in its essence, is fascism--ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power. -- Franklin D. Roosevelt --

    by enhydra lutris on Tue Mar 04, 2014 at 06:32:38 PM PST

  •  Here's the thing... (5+ / 0-)

    It's one thing for those of us who understand the secular AND theological dangers of Dominionism to congregate here; that's all well and good.

    However, what needs to happen is that believers need to be informed.  Several sources critical of Dominionism refer to "well-meaning Christians" who are influenced by dominion theology in the course of 'fighting for' pro-life issues, creationism, and other hot-button political issues.

    It is THAT nexus that we must address. That may take the form of speaking up in one's congregation (as I do), commenting (calmly, mind you) in online discussions, and the like.

    I've learned that half of the battle is simply getting people to realize when they're being led by emotion instead of reasoned argument. That's particularly important when issues of church-state separation are in play.

    Reality is on our side. We need to do a better, calmer job of communicating it to others. We won't affect the "true believers"--that was never a possibility, and there won't be any Damascus-road conversions--but we can strip away the hangers-on, one by one...

    The word "parent" is supposed to be a VERB, people...

    by wesmorgan1 on Tue Mar 04, 2014 at 06:35:51 PM PST

  •  "True believers" tend to only believe what (0+ / 0-)

    they are told to believe, at least in my experience.  When your basic premise is some fairy tale (NOT Xian belief, the crap they write/do and claim is Xian) then reasoned and rational are not arguments they are up for......unless, they include "those people are bad", "you will be rich", "it will make your job easier", "only we care about you" etc.  You name it and these types will feed whatever insecurity they can to keep you tied to their version of the "truthiest truth".

    ~Arianna_Editrix-- I willingly accept Cassandra’s fate, To speak the truth, altho’ believ’d too late

    by Arianna Editrix on Tue Mar 04, 2014 at 10:50:30 PM PST

    •  Tea Party zealots (1+ / 0-)
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      I think this is one reason people have a hard time understanding the Tea Party. Most of us think of it as the astroturf creation of Dick Armey, but I think it has morphed into something much more sinister. It has largely been taken over by Dominionists true believers as a way to politicize their religious beliefs -- and it is working.

      That's why we see them do so many things that seem irrational from a political perspective -- primary challenges that seek to replace long-time conservative reps with seemingly unelectable wingers, the adulation of Ted Niugent (whose willingness to promote guns and trash Obama seems to trump his pederasty in their view), etc. Although their tactics haven't been too successful yet at the national level, they have taken over many state legislatures and now have 50 or so members of the House of Representatives and at lease one Senator (two if you count Mike Lee).

      Instructively, the rise of Ted Cruz shows the arc of Dominionist takeover of the Tea Party.  His father is a Dominionist evangelist who preaches that son Ted is ordained by God to be president of the US. And, as you can see from the large knife sticking out of John Boehner's back, Ted will resort to any lie or subterfuge to get what he wants. His behavior seems bizarre to us, and it is hard to imagine that so many people fall for his bull. But his Tea Party base are true believers, who have no problem ignoring reality in favor of following what they are told to believe.

      As Mikey documents, Dominionists like Boykin have had a foothold in the GOP for years, but they could never have gained control of the GOP by working within the party structure. Now, by taking over the Tea Party, they have gained control one of the two major political parties. They identified the political cowardice of the elected GOPers and used it as leverage to gain real political power. They are a truly dangerous group.

      The reason they were the good old days: we were neither good nor old.

      by carolita on Wed Mar 05, 2014 at 07:03:10 AM PST

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      •  Have you met any "Quiverfulls"? (0+ / 0-)

        Those are the Extremely scarey part of Dominionist believers.  They are instructed by God to have as many children as they can in order to "retake" the Xian high ground as far as population.  Oh, and women are, well, think Handmaid's Tale.

        ~Arianna_Editrix-- I willingly accept Cassandra’s fate, To speak the truth, altho’ believ’d too late

        by Arianna Editrix on Wed Mar 05, 2014 at 10:08:37 AM PST

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        •  Oh, yeah (0+ / 0-)

          I've met Jim Duggar of the 19 Kids and Counting fame. He is a real religious nutjob. At one point they lived a few blocks from me and he was well know in the neighborhood, both for is proselytizing and his "borrowing" habits.  I haven't met his wife, but I suspect she is equally crazy or she wouldn't stay with him.

          The reason they were the good old days: we were neither good nor old.

          by carolita on Wed Mar 05, 2014 at 11:55:34 AM PST

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  •  How much coverage has this kind of thing (0+ / 0-)

    gotten in mainstream media? I haven't watched the news (except for particularly scary weather and such) in 11 years come this Iraq Invasion anniversary.

    But I'm pretty sure, I'd even bet: none whatsoever. Okay, maybe once for 8 minutes somewhere.


    Actual Democrats: the surest, quickest, route to More Democrats. And actually addressing our various emergencies.

    by Jim P on Wed Mar 05, 2014 at 01:17:04 AM PST

  •  'Muscular Christianity.' (0+ / 0-)

    If Boykin gets any gayer, we'll need to put him in a padded cell with non-stop episodes of "The Rifleman" playing.  That should release his 'tension.'

    Joy shared is doubled. Pain shared is halved. Spider Robinson

    by nolagrl on Fri Mar 14, 2014 at 08:12:58 PM PDT

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