To know the enemy, understand their beliefs
Until I read this article, I was under the impression that Rick Perry and Michelle Bachmann were the usual kind of fundamentalist Christians a liberal will avoid at all costs-basically harmless.
Then I read it.
From the start of the very first paragraph, it’s so terrifying that even the Taliban should be aware of the competition:
Michele Bachmann and Rick Perry aren’t just devout—both have deep ties to a fringe fundamentalist movement known as Dominionism, which says Christians should rule the world.
They believe this stuff. They preach this stuff. They are running on a platform that espouses the core beliefs of this incredibly disturbing rendition of a religious belief that comes as close to extremist zealotry as any I’ve ever seen.
“The New Apostles talk about taking dominion over American society in pastoral terms,” wrote Wilder in the Texas Observer. “They refer to the ‘Seven Mountains’ of society: family, religion, arts and entertainment, media, government, education, and business. These are the nerve centers of society that God (or his people) must control.” He quotes a sermon from Tom Schlueter, New Apostolic pastor close to Perry. “We’re going to infiltrate [the government], not run from it. I know why God’s doing what he’s doing … He’s just simply saying, ‘Tom I’ve given you authority in a governmental authority, and I need you to infiltrate the governmental mountain.”
According to Wilder, members of the New Apostolic Reformation see Perry as their vehicle to claim the “mountain” of government. Some have told Perry that Texas is a “prophet state,” destined, with his leadership, to bring America back to God. The movement was deeply involved in The Response, the massive prayer rally that Perry hosted in Houston earlier this month. “Eight members of The Response ‘leadership team’ are affiliated with the New Apostolic Reformation movement,” wrote Wilder. “The long list of The Response’s official endorses—posted on the event’s website—reads like a Who’s Who of the apostolic-prophetic crowd, including movement founder C. Peter Wagner.”
If you don’t think this is enough to scare the living daylights out of anyone, try this article from the Texas Observer: Rick Perry’s Army of God
In my previous post I muttered something about the novel by Margaret Atwood-“The Handmaids’ Tale”.
The novel is not even close. These people are far worse, and they are aiming for power to do it with.
Paranoid, much? Yes…now I really am.
GET OUT AND VOTE NEXT YEAR, PEOPLE!
THE FUTURE OF THIS COUNTRY DEPENDS ON IT!
DON’T LET THE INSANITY CONTINUE!
Until then, spread the word about these people. Don’t let them take our country down the path of utter destruction.