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Across-the-Desk

(436 posts)
Sat Nov 18, 2023, 06:03 PM Nov 2023

S8:E17 (The Constitution & The Threat of Christian Nationalism)

This week on Across the Desk, Kit talks about the creeping Christian Nationalism and how Conservatives are using it from everything, including, making the new Abortion amendment to the Ohio Constitution come under the rule of the Legislative instead of the Judicial branch and saying the Christian God is above any constitution anyway. Which is very dangerous stuff.. As well as a group called City Elders from Tulsa Oklahoma which touts to uphold biblical laws through city, county and state government, instituting a caste system, much like India's, where if you are not Evangelical Christian, you are evil and have no rights, freedoms, or the protection of law. Crazy stuff for sure, but right up elected officials ally as Ryan Walters and Representative Kevin Hern have spoken at City Elders events.

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S8:E17 (The Constitution & The Threat of Christian Nationalism) (Original Post) Across-the-Desk Nov 2023 OP
He is really good at framing what's wrong with this movement jmbar2 Nov 2023 #1
We have plenty of folks who want to be the Christian Ayatollah of America. keithbvadu2 Nov 2023 #2
I am not prejudiced... GiqueCee Nov 2023 #3

jmbar2

(4,956 posts)
1. He is really good at framing what's wrong with this movement
Sat Nov 18, 2023, 07:35 PM
Nov 2023

I think of it as "wanting to take over and impose their views on others". He goes deeper, saying they want a tiered society where only the top members have rights to vote, run for office, determine how the rest of us must live.

All the way to wanting to redo the constitution to guarantee themselves top caste.

These folks are serious, they are organized, well-funded and strategic. all hands need to be on deck at the smallest local levels to prevent this stripping of rights, and enshrining their dominance over others in a new constitution.

keithbvadu2

(37,266 posts)
2. We have plenty of folks who want to be the Christian Ayatollah of America.
Sat Nov 18, 2023, 08:03 PM
Nov 2023

We have plenty of folks who want to be the Christian Ayatollah of America.

Those millions of republicans want an authoritarian/theocratic gov't but they mistakenly think they will be the few thousand elites actually in charge.

Those millions are useful tools for those who will actually be in charge.

One poster called it a 'new social feudalism age'.

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So, which variation of Christianity will be in charge? Yours?

Catholic, Protestant, Mormon, Westboro Baptist, ???????

Expect a religious war such as Ireland Protestant/Catholic?

GiqueCee

(706 posts)
3. I am not prejudiced...
Sat Nov 18, 2023, 11:53 PM
Nov 2023

... I despise all religions equally. I was raised as a Congregationalist, a nice, bland Wonderbread religion. I even taught Sunday school for a time. Then I started to ask questions. It did not go well. I researched other faiths, without being blinded by the light.
Those that feel the need for faith are welcome to it; just don't try forcing it on others, though they invariably do exactly that. And that is exactly what these sanctimonious pricks intend to do, in spades. There is nothing "Christian" about them; they are just frothing-at-the-mouth sociopaths carved out of the same turd as Jim Jones and hundreds of other freaks that wrap themselves in the blood-soaked cloak of über religiosity and demand unswerving loyalty to their own perverted form of "faith". They are compulsive control freaks with no self control, and they'll never change. They must not be allowed to succeed in their poisonous endeavor, under any circumstances. Not EVER.

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