A friend posed the assertion that in her opinion given the similarity of tactics (prominently including violence) between antiabortionists, the KKK and Dominionists. Call me naive but I hadn't thought of this before so I did some research and the correlation I found was much stronger than I'd been expecting.
Here are some of many sources relating violent antiabortionism, and KKKism with Dominionism:
- Here's an interesting quote: Note: Reconstructionists are a particularly virulent subset of Dominionists.
"Reconstructionists realize that, sooner or later, there is bound to be a backlash against the kind of society that they intend to create. Many of the people in the anti-abortion terrorist underground - the people who bomb abortion clinics and shoot abortion providers -- are Reconstructionists who have grown impatient with the slow pace of reform through involvement in the political process. They are already taking the law into their own hands.
Most Reconstructionists seem to be biding their time until public sentiment turns decisively against the kind of reforms they are seeking. When that happens, I believe that some, if given the opportunity, will be willing to take up arms and wage another civil war. Their literature indicates that they believe that their actions can be morally and theologically justified if they can follow a lesser magistrate who claims to follow biblical law while refusing to submit to a rule of law that is imposed by a secular constitutional authority. It appears to me that Alabama Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore has been trying to spark this kind of crisis for the past several years with his plaques and monuments to the ten commandments."
- How Operation Rescue's activism is based on Dominionist ideas.
"While they have both laid out a process by which force may only be used after a long process of escalation and demands for compliance, the final step inevitably involves violence. Terry writes, in "The Sword:"
* In the light of the Biblical examples of the use of the sword to overthrow tyrants God has given us the historical and prophetic books... we may safely conclude the following:
* A people - domestic and/or foreign - may tell a wicked, oppressive king or government to repent of tyranny and evil and to uphold the Law of God.
* The people of God may justly cry out to God for deliverance; i.e., the tyrant's conversion, removal, and/or destruction.
* A righteous people under righteous leadership should work for the removal and replacement of wicked leaders.
* As a last resort they may take up the sword to overthrow the tyrannical regime that oppresses them or oppresses their neighbor or brother.
* The timing and means of such revolution (as seen in the Scriptures) vary by Providence from situation to situation. No "cast in stone" formula for timing and means exist for lawful revolution. What does exist are the principles of Genesis 14; Psalms 2, 110, and 149; and Romans 13. The people of God must cry out to Him for His guidance and His gracious and merciful Providence."
- Christian Reconstructionism and the Far-Right. A contribution to the debate on the relationship of far-right ideology to paramilitary violence. The text of an essay, "The Creed of Christian Reconstructionism," followed by commentary from BACORR (Bay Area Coalition for Our Reproductive Rights), defenders of the pro-choice cause."
- Southern Baptist terrorist (Edgar Killen)
"Killen is a Southern Baptist preacher, part of the "Christian" holier-than-thou church that defended slavery, lynching and segregation then, and is actively conspiring to take over our government and force its peculiar "moral values" on the rest of us now."