Christianity

Republicans want a Christian Theocracy

[ed note -CM1] Bumped for some Christianist food for thought.

Do Republicans want to turn America into a Christian theocracy?

This is not a question that news anchors or political analysts have been asking (at least not in public), but maybe they should be.

Republican leader Mike Huckabee has gone on record as saying that the Constitution of the United States of America should be amended to conform to the word of God. That sounds pretty straightforward to me.

Neither Christian Nor Conservative Be They

Originally posted 2009-03-02 14:18:43 -0500. Bumped by carol.

Mmm...I've been wondering about the constant raving about a return to base values; the "Family Values" party appears to think that returning to the Christian conservative roots is the way to go, but they (and their primary pundits) appear to be a tad confused. Looking at texts that one might expect them to use for guidance, I can see where some of this confusion might come from:

Proverbs 6:16-19 (New International Version)

16 There are six things the LORD hates,
seven that are detestable to him:

17 haughty eyes,
a lying tongue,
hands that shed innocent blood,

18 a heart that devises wicked schemes,
feet that are quick to rush into evil,

19 a false witness who pours out lies
and a man who stirs up dissension among brothers.

Seems like we need a LOLcat picture here depicting Christianity and conservatism -- Ur Doing It Wrong.

Let's break this down for the "conservatives" and Rush-rabble:

Nick Benton's Corner: Deliver Us from Rick Warren

Posted with permission from Nicholas Benton owner/editor of the Falls Church News Press

Deliver us from Rick Warren

by Nicholas Benton

Last weekend's spectacle in Orange County, California, was not a debate on faith and values between the two presidential candidates. It was a showcase for the elevation of yet another right-wing fundamentalist preacher, an heir to the late Jerry Falwell anointed as a media darling to be its resident expert on faith-related matters.

Bill Moyers Hosts Rev. Jeremiah Wright

When the infamous Rev. Wright sound bites began to dominate world news, I like many Americans really cringed. It was not only that his remarks were jarring--"Could he really believe that killing two thousand innocent Americans was just retribution for......... for anything?" I asked myself. And so on, and on and on and on as the news media relentlessly repeated the same story line.