Terry Gross today interviewed Rachel Tabachnik, who is an expert on the New Apostolic Movement (aka, Christian Dominionism). This group has been working for forty years to extend its control over all aspects of life. Seriously. This is a fascist Christian conspiracy happening right in front of us. Tabachnik does a marvelous job laying out their beliefs in plain language, explaining what their coded speech means.
You *need* to listen to this.
Presidential candidates Rick Perry, Michele Bachmann, and Sarah Palin are all Dominionists. The Dominionists believe they are fighting a battle with literal demons (!) to bring about the end of the world. As in, they *want* to bring the world to an end. They believe people are gay because they have demons in them. They believe all Jews need to be converted to Christianity for the end times to come. They are behind Jews For Jesus and all the other Messianic Judaiism movements.
They believe they need to utterly control business, religion, education, culture, the family, government, and entertainment (the so-called Seven Mountains) and they are trying to do this under a slew of front groups, like the American Family Association. They are well-organized and well-funded. They scare the living fuck out of me.
They want to end public education entirely. They want religious instruction to be mandatory in every school. They want Islam eradicated. They want evolution discredited. They want Climate Change discredited.
Please, please listen to this. You need to know how effing dangerous Bachmann and Perry are.
The New Apostolic Reformation: The Evangelicals Engaged In Spiritual Warfare : NPR
An emerging Christian movement that seeks to take dominion over politics, business and culture in preparation for the end times and the return of Jesus, is becoming more of a presence in American politics. The leaders are considered apostles and prophets, gifted by God for this role.
The international "apostolic and prophetic" movement has been dubbed by its leading American architect, C. Peter Wagner, as the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR). Although the movement is larger than the network organized by Wagner — and not all members describe themselves as part of Wagner's NAR — the so-called apostles and prophets of the movement have identifiable ideology that separates them from other evangelicals.
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