For those of you who are asked, as I am, to provide examples of religious extremism melding into American politics here are some irrefutable examples of what we need to pay attention to. When we hear these people talking like this, we must not ignore them as merely harmless Christians. They are set on fulfilling the “Dominion Mandate” from the Old Testament Book of Genesis 1: 26-28.
Those who have followed my posts over the years have become familiar with this, but it bears repeating for the benefit of those who are new to this bible-based cult. Yet, even those of us now familiar with this cult’s existence must be updated with examples from their own lips to our ears. I thank the ongoing work of Kyle over at Right Wing Watch who has a collection of damning videos where these Dominionists state, without shame, their absolute intent to gain political leadership and force biblical law across the land.
This first one is Mike Huckabee, former preacher, governor and presidential candidate – now wealthy FOX entertainer. Although let me warn that even though the pundits have turned their backs on him after he announced that God apparently asked him to step down for the 2012 run for president – I fully expect him to buddy up as a vice presidential candidate with the likes of Tim Pawlenty.
Either way, like Palin, Huckabee is not to be ignored because of his Dominionist ties. Whether either of them held public office again, it is crucial that we understand them in the context of this cult and its influence on American politics.
Okay…how many of you think that this isn’t spelling out what I have been warning about? Can it be ANY clearer? They truly believe that God “gave” them this country and by God – they are going to force the rest of us to our knees! Am I exaggerating? Listen to the leaders in the Movement that 99% of us have never even heard of before, let alone know exist!
This lovely panel includes the Board members of The Oak Initiative and consist of the President of the Family Research Council, Tony Perkins; Apostle/Prophet Rick Joyner and two of their mutual admiration society, Frank Turek who has made millions teaching sales techniques from corporations to Dominionist church leaders; and finally, Mr. Tuff guy there is the disgraced former general Jerry Boykin whose hatred for Muslims even made George Bush, Jr. take two steps back from him…and that takes some doing.
Their use of the term “300″ is not by accident. None of what they do is by accident or coincidence. It is thought out, funded and sold with a venom that would rival the most successful private enterprises. My trusted researcher, Alex has this to share about their discussion of “300″:
It would appear that–of all things–Rick Joyner is ripping off a
certain movie based on a Frank Miller comic (“300″) that in turn is
based on an old movie called “The 300 Spartans”, which in turn is a
VERY loose fictionalisation of the Battle of Thermopylae
For those unfamiliar with the Battle of Thermopylae–in essence, it
involved 300 Spartans (legendarily) doing a final stand against what
amounted to the entire Persian army of king Xerxes (around 200,000
men–some legendary sources place the number as high as two
million)–and fighting them off long enough for the Spartans to rally
the rest of the city-states of ancient Greece whilst the “300
warriors” died in combat whilst buying time.
Of note, what isn’t mentioned here:
a) Let’s just say the Spartans–particularly as depicted in the movie
and comic, much less in real life–did a number of things that even
NARasites would frown on, like abandoning babies with birth defects or
who were otherwise “imperfect” to die (this is actually depicted in
the movie “300″, with a hideously deformed hunchback eventually
defecting to the side of the Persians as a double agent).
b) Of particular note re Rick Joyner’s documented history of borrowing
concepts from the racist right (including the adoption of the term
“Phineas Priesthood” from the Christian Identity tome “Vigilantes of
Christendom” to denote pro-NAR domestic terrorism)–a specific term
from the Battle of Thermopylae (“Molon labe”:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Molon_labe) has had quite a bit of
popularity in “Christian patriot” militias and militia-aligned “second
amendment” circles for some years, even predating the release of the
film “300″ (“Molon labe”, literally translated, means “Come and get
them”, and more loosely/idiomatically means something akin to “You can
have my gun when you pry it from my cold, dead hands,
motherfucker”–it was a direct response to the Persian army asking the
Spartan home guard to drop their weapons). At least one
pro-right-wing site even acknowedges the use of “Molon labe” as a
specific dogwhistle in this regard dating to the 1990s
c) This is actually part of a fairly long history of “pop culture
appropriation” of “warrior images”, starting with Rambo (in the 80s)
and more recently with two Mel Gibson movies (“The Patriot” and
especially “Braveheart”), with NARasites being cast in the roles of
the minutemen (in “The Patriot”) and of William Wallace’s army (in
By the way some of you may remember Boykin from a recent speaking engagement where he shared the stage at a Colorado Springs, Colorado Christian school stage with Ms. Palin/Queen Esther herself. Talk about “pallin” around with extremists! This guy is beyond dangerous, and is a prime example of why we at the Military Religious Freedom Foundation are so concerned about the proselytizing and conversion forced on our Armed Forces personnel by the likes of Boykin.
Playing war with real weapons in the name of religion puts us all at risk.
I will share more clips from the Right Wing Watch collection as well as many other videos that we gather as these people build their Movement and aggressively work to dominate America.