The March Of Christian Nationalism 3: How Chrisitian Dominionist Combat Reality
Will you allow Sharia to overrun the country, or will you embrace God’s Law like all good Christians do?
This is part 3 of a 4 article series I wrote in 2011 for a website that no longer exists. You should probably start with Part 1 and Part 2. Considering the media has finally noticed that Christian Nationalism is a problem, we here at The Banter thought it might be interesting to republish these old articles and then take a look at how relevant they are a decade later to what is happening in America now. They have been lightly edited for formatting and typos. The content remains mostly unchanged. - Justin
So how is the Christian Dominionist movement different than the regular old religious right? On the surface they seem pretty much identical: Both pursue social politics, both proclaim that family values are of prime importance, both encourage divisive bigotry of one form or another and both raise millions by appealing to the baser instincts of their followers. It is not easy to discern where they separate because Dominionists are not very vocal about their deeper plans for the country with outsiders.
The religious right is many things, but they do not actively work towards the destruction and replacement of the government with a theocracy (yeah, those days are long gone - 2022 Justin). Of course, this is exactly what Christian Dominionists want and the religious right is complicit in their drive to obtain it. These last two sentences might seem to be actively at odds with one another. They are not. The religious right is more than willing to make nice with groups they would ordinarily despise to further their agenda. One need look no further than the pro-Israel stance of the GOP for evidence of this. The vigor with which the right defends Israel is a wonder to behold until you realize that the whole point of supporting Israel is so that the Israelis can rebuild the temple of Solomon and fulfill one of the key requirements of the end-time prophecies. By the way, the prophecies also state clearly that most of the Jewish race will be exterminated at that time. I’m guessing the religious right doesn’t discuss that part too much with the Israelis.
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