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Posted: Jul 13, 2021 - 12:00pm

GOP Rep. Falsely Claims Biden’s Vaccine Plan is Plot to Steal Bibles and Guns

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Posted: Jul 9, 2021 - 12:52pm

The Christian Right Is in Decline, and It’s Taking America With It
The presidency of George W. Bush may have been the high point of the modern Christian right’s influence in America. White evangelicals were the largest religious faction in the country. “They had a president who claimed to be one of their own, he had a testimony, talked in evangelical terms,” said Robert P. Jones, chief executive of the Public Religion Research Institute and author of the 2016 book “The End of White Christian America.”

Back then, much of the public sided with the religious right on the key culture war issue of gay marriage. “In 2004, if you had said, ‘We’re the majority, we oppose gay rights, we oppose marriage equality, and the majority of Americans is with us,’ that would have been true,” Jones told me. Youthful megachurches were thriving. It was common for conservatives to gloat that they were going to outbreed the left.

Activists imagined a glorious future. “Home-schoolers will be inordinately represented in the highest levels of leadership and power in the next generation,” Ned Ryun, a former Bush speechwriter, said at a 2005 Christian home-schooling convention. Ryun was the director of a group called Generation Joshua, which worked to get home-schooled kids into politics. The name came from the Old Testament. Moses had led the chosen people out of exile, but it was his successor, Joshua, who conquered the Holy Land.

But the evangelicals who thought they were about to take over America were destined for disappointment. On Thursday, P.R.R.I. released startling new polling data showing just how much ground the religious right has lost. P.R.R.I.’s 2020 Census of American Religion, based on a survey of nearly half a million people, shows a precipitous decline in the share of the population identifying as white evangelical, from 23 percent in 2006 to 14.5 percent last year. (As a category, “white evangelicals” isn’t a perfect proxy for the religious right, but the overlap is substantial.) In 2020, as in every year since 2013, the largest religious group in the United States was the religiously unaffiliated.

One of P.R.R.I.’s most surprising findings was that in 2020, there were more white mainline Protestants than white evangelicals. This doesn’t necessarily mean Christians are joining mainline congregations — the survey measures self-identification, not church affiliation. It is, nevertheless, a striking turnabout after years when mainline Protestantism was considered moribund and evangelical Christianity full of dynamism.

In addition to shrinking as a share of the population, white evangelicals were also the oldest religious group in the United States, with a median age of 56. “It’s not just that they are dying off, but it is that they’re losing younger members,” Jones told me. As the group has become older and smaller, Jones said, “a real visceral sense of loss of cultural dominance” has set in.

White evangelicals once saw themselves “as the owners of mainstream American culture and morality and values,” said Jones. Now they are just another subculture.

From this fact derives much of our country’s cultural conflict. It helps explain not just the rise of Donald Trump, but also the growth of QAnon and even the escalating conflagration over critical race theory. “It’s hard to overstate the strength of this feeling, among white evangelicals in particular, of America being a white Christian country,” said Jones. “This sense of ownership of America just runs so deep in white evangelical circles.” The feeling that it’s slipping away has created an atmosphere of rage, resentment and paranoia.

QAnon is essentially a millenarian movement, with Trump taking the place of Jesus. Adherents dream of the coming of what they call the storm, when the enemies of the MAGA movement will be rounded up and executed, and Trump restored to his rightful place of leadership.

“It’s not unlike a belief in the second coming of Christ,” said Jones. “That at some point God will reorder society and set things right. I think that when a community feels itself in crisis, it does become more susceptible to conspiracy theories and other things that tell them that what they’re experiencing is not ultimately what’s going to happen.”

The fight over critical race theory seems, on the surface, further from theological concerns. There are, obviously, plenty of people who aren’t evangelical who are anti-C.R.T., as well as evangelicals who oppose C.R.T. bans. But the idea that public schools are corrupting children by leading them away from a providential understanding of American history has deep roots in white evangelical culture. And it was the Christian right that pioneered the tactic of trying to take over school boards in response to teachings seen as morally objectionable, whether that meant sex education, “secular humanism” or evolution.

Jones points out that last year, after Trump issued an executive order targeting critical race theory, the presidents of all six seminaries of the Southern Baptist Convention came together to declare C.R.T. “incompatible” with the Baptist faith. Jones, whose latest book is “White Too Long: The Legacy of White Supremacy in American Christianity,” could recall no precedent for such a joint statement. (...)

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Posted: Jul 7, 2021 - 4:59pm

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Hobby Lobby is headquartered in my town. Their complex is hundreds of acres and employs thousands of people. The Dark Side is strong here.
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Posted: Jul 7, 2021 - 1:59pm

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Theocracies are just fine as long as they are Judeo-Christian.



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Posted: Jul 7, 2021 - 10:45am

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Theocracies are just fine as long as they are Judeo-Christian.

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Posted: Jul 7, 2021 - 6:48am

Hobby Lobby's owners want America to be a theocracy...
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Posted: Jul 4, 2021 - 2:35pm

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Another choice quote:

“We cannot allow this to go any further. We’re going to lose everything,” Witzke warned. “It’s gotten to the point now where we’re all going to end up in Kamala (Harris’) gulags unless we all stand up together and fight back as Christians.”





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Posted: Jul 4, 2021 - 2:33pm

Another choice quote:
“We cannot allow this to go any further. We’re going to lose everything,” Witzke warned. “It’s gotten to the point now where we’re all going to end up in Kamala (Harris’) gulags unless we all stand up together and fight back as Christians.”

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Posted: Jul 4, 2021 - 2:29pm

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Lauren Witzke Says the Equality Act Will ‘Illegalize Jesus Christ’

Right-wing activist Lauren Witzke appeared on “The Alex Jones Show” Thursday, where she warned that the Equality Act will “illegalize Jesus Christ” if it becomes law.

Witzke—the GOP’s 2020 Senate candidate in Delaware and a flat Earth, QAnon-believing conspiracy theorist with ties to white nationalists and antisemites—appeared on Jones’ program to discuss the fact that Wells Fargo recently shut down her bank account. While the bank insists its decision had nothing to do with her political views, Witzke asserted that it was done in retaliation for her opposition to the Equality Act, proposed legislation that would add sexual orientation and gender identity protections to  federal civil rights laws.

“There is a war on Christians,” Witzke said. “They targeted me, and they made an example out of me because I’m an outspoken Christian who vocally opposes the Equality Act. … They’re trying to illegalize Jesus Christ and the Scripture and categorize it as hate speech.”






"illegalize"...... mkay
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Posted: Jul 4, 2021 - 2:27pm

Lauren Witzke Says the Equality Act Will ‘Illegalize Jesus Christ’

Right-wing activist Lauren Witzke appeared on “The Alex Jones Show” Thursday, where she warned that the Equality Act will “illegalize Jesus Christ” if it becomes law.

Witzke—the GOP’s 2020 Senate candidate in Delaware and a flat Earth, QAnon-believing conspiracy theorist with ties to white nationalists and antisemites—appeared on Jones’ program to discuss the fact that Wells Fargo recently shut down her bank account. While the bank insists its decision had nothing to do with her political views, Witzke asserted that it was done in retaliation for her opposition to the Equality Act, proposed legislation that would add sexual orientation and gender identity protections to  federal civil rights laws.

“There is a war on Christians,” Witzke said. “They targeted me, and they made an example out of me because I’m an outspoken Christian who vocally opposes the Equality Act. … They’re trying to illegalize Jesus Christ and the Scripture and categorize it as hate speech.”


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Posted: Jun 17, 2021 - 2:53pm

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Posted: Jun 17, 2021 - 1:29pm

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Posted: Jun 17, 2021 - 1:08pm

Why God Made Women, and Why They're All So Evil

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Posted: Jun 15, 2021 - 3:34pm

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These people are quite terrifying.
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Posted: Jun 15, 2021 - 2:02pm

'I never lied': Kayleigh McEnany credits her 'faith' for truthful White House press conferences

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Posted: Jun 12, 2021 - 1:32pm

‘Take the Ship’: Conservatives Aim to Commandeer Southern Baptists
The insurgents, some adopting a pirate motif, believe that the denomination has drifted too far to the left on issues of race, gender and the strict authority of the Bible.
In the wake of the racial justice protests and the ongoing disinformation about the election, there has been “a sifting” going on in the church over race and justice in particular, he said.

“The annual meeting is an opportunity for denominational leaders either to sensitively address the concerns and racism that Black people have experienced or to side with the status quo which favors white people, particularly men,” he said.

The denomination has about 14.5 million members but has been steadily shrinking for the past decade. In 2014, about 85 percent of Southern Baptists were white, 6 percent were Black and 3 percent were Latino, according to the Pew Research Center.

Southern Baptists split from their northern counterparts in 1845 in support of slavery. After the denomination repudiated its role in slavery in the 1990s, a portion of its national leaders have attempted to diversify its churches and seminaries. At its 2019 meeting, the convention affirmed that critical race theory could be an “analytical tool” useful to faithful Christians, a move that many conservatives describe as alarming. Its current president, J.D. Greear, urged Southern Baptists last summer to declare that “Black lives matter.” (...)

Conservatives have spent months drumming up turnout. The Conservative Baptist Network, an increasingly influential group founded last year, released a recent video urging Baptists to “stop the drift” by coming to Nashville. Some Baptists planned to gather at rallying sites before the big event. Outside Dallas, 1,600 pastors registered for Wokeness and the Gospel, a conference that warned of the perils of what organizers call “the new moralism.”

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Posted: Jun 6, 2021 - 3:09pm


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Posted: May 27, 2021 - 11:49am

Family Research Council Launches ‘Center for Biblical Worldview’

The Family Research Council, a major religious-right political advocacy group with deep ties to Republican leaders and an aggressive culture-war agenda, announced Wednesday the launch of the Center for Biblical Worldview, a new “ministry” that it says will “train Bible-believing Christians to advance and defend the faith in the workplace, in the schools, in their communities, and in the public square.”

“We want to help you see the spiritual war behind the political war,” says a promotional video for the new project, which a narrator says is designed to help Christians “think biblically about everything.”

Two longtime religious-right activists were announced as the CBW’s first senior fellows: pollster George Barna and theologian Owen Strachan.

Barna specializes in studying what he calls SAGE Cons—Spiritually Active Governance Engaged Conservative Christians. At FRC’s 2017 Values Voter Summit, Barna told religious-right activists that 2016 was “a Christians vs. non-Christians election,” concluding, “God did a miracle for us.”

Strachan, now a seminary professor, is a former president of the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, a group that says it was “established primarily to help the church defend against the accommodation of secular feminism” and promotes traditional “gospel-driven gender roles.” Historian John Fea’s blog post on the FRC announcement linked to a recent Strachan tweet telling Christians to find a new church if their current one allows women to preach even occasionally, and another telling Christian women that God will reward them for doing laundry, changing diapers, and supporting their husband.


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Posted: May 22, 2021 - 4:48pm

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I guess the way people like Andrew treats our LGBQT friends and that mental anguish has nothing to do with it, right?

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