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  1. Ronald Wall
    March 10, 2013

    I have been harping on the danger of Evangelicals for a long time (I was once one of them, but now I am free). Many of these legislators come from fundamentalist religious “colleges” and “universities” who award advanced degrees in their narrow minded version of history, law and science.

    These schools are all accredited private schools, thanks to the Department of Education who sanctioned the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools, the body who accredits these schools. Michelle Bachmann is a prime example of the quality of the education in these schools. The rise of these schools started way back when with Bob Jones University in South Carolina. Then came Oral Roberts so-called university in Oklahoma, Falwell’s Liberty College and Patrick Henry College in Virginia. There are similar schools in Missouri, Indiana, Texas and other Republican dominated states. None of these schools should be able to issue degrees in anything but theology but that is not the case.

    What is interesting, and frightening to me is the fact that the states where these schools are located are the crux of the Evangelical and dominionist movements taking over governments. Every one of these schools, often described as “liberal” arts, teach the Genesis version of creation and a badly distorted version of US history and the US Constitution. More and more of these fundamentalist law makers are infiltrating state and federal governments with the agenda of turning the USA into a Christian theocracy.

    I am reminded of the statement, “Eternal vigilance is the price of freedom.” Before we lose ours, we must pay closer attention to the educational background of these Christian revolutionaries. I just hope it is not too late.

  2. Moongrim
    March 8, 2013

    Worship the Constitution? Why should I worship another idol?

    No, the Constitution is the Law of the U.S. of A. And as such it can be interpreted or added to, circumstances by popular vote.

    But worship? No, I would not have us descend into the fanaticism demonstrated by those who wish take away our Constitutional Rights.

    One thing many of the Dominionist often do not do- think their logic to it’s end. They want prayer? Ok, let them have it, then find someone who wants non-christian prayer to be held in the same circumstances. Suddenly they will realize they overlooked that, and will demand that only their prayers be allowed- thus, the anti-discrimination will be enforced by the courts.
    The flaw of these American Taliban members is that they’re not honest, they make a good show of being ‘persecuted’ but they really just want their beliefs and thier own alone, to be allowed.

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