Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Another Theocracy Sighting

Lest anyone think I was exaggerating the attempt to establish a theocracy in the United States, the Christian Science Monitor reported today on a national conference of evangelicals devoted to "reclaiming America for Christ." (The host church, Coral Ridge Presbyterian, supports the Center for Reclaiming America and the Center for Christian Statesmanship.) As one of the conference speakers told the attendees, "We have God-sized problems in our country, and only God can solve them." And part of the conference materials contains this statement - "As the vice-regents of God, we are to bring His truth and His will to bear on every sphere of our world and our society. We are to exercise godly dominion and influence over our neighborhoods, our schools, our government ... our entertainment media, our news media, our scientific endeavors - in short, over every aspect and institution of human society."

This may be a relatively small number of right-wing activists at the moment, but they are emboldened by the belief that they are responsible for the reelection of President Bush. (For his part, Bush believes he wasn't elected as much as chosen by God for the office.)


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