Sunday, August 30, 2009

Creation Science 101 Song & Pastor Anderson Inciting Violence

UPDATE: 12:28PM. Aug. 30, 2009

Since its Sunday time for news & views on the Religious Right & their Sermons of Hate.

First some words of wisdom as it were from Christian Reconstrucionists & The Religious Right the difference between the two these days is becoming more difficult to discern. (See side bar video on Reconstuctionism and note at end of post)

"We are engaged in a social, political, and cultural war. There's a lot of talk in America about pluralism. But the bottom line is somebody's values will prevail. And the winner gets the right to teach our children what to believe."

-- Gary Bauer, Family Research Council

"But integration and equality are myths; they disguise a new segregation and a new equality...Every social order institutes its own program of separation or segregation. A particular faith and morality is given privileged status and all else is separated for progressive elimination."

-- R.J. Rushdoony, The Institutes of Biblical Law (Nutley, NJ: Craig Press, 1973), p. 296

"All sides of the humanistic spectrum are now, in principle, demonic; communists and conservatives, anarchists and socialists, fascists and republicans,"
R.J. Rushdoony.

"When someone tries to undermine the commitment to Jehovah which is fundamental to the civil order of a godly state--then that person needs to be restrained by the magistrate...those who will not acknowledge Jehovah as the ultimate authority behind the civil law code which the magistrate is enforcing would be punished and repressed,"
wrote Bahnsen.

"So let us be blunt about it ...We must use the doctrine of religious liberty to gain independence for Christian schools until we train up a generation of people who know that there is no religious neutrality, no neutral law, no neutral education, and no neutral civil government. Then they will get busy in constructing a Bible-based social, political and religious order which finally denies the religious liberty of the enemies of God."

Gary North

And now a musical interlude a little song about the Bogus " Creation Science"
"Creation Science 101" by Roy Zimmerman

The Young Turks / Pastor Incites Gun Toting Obama Protesters
Pastor Anderson should be arrested for inciting violence against Obama
Pastor Anderson hates & prays for Obama's death . Anderson preaches
that the Bible & GOD hates Barack Obama & that Obama should die.
GOD is a GOD of vengeance. Anderson incites and encourages others
to take action against President Obama

Be warned this video is foul & nasty
How does Obama think one can compromise with anyone so filled with anger & hate for so many of his fellow citizens.
And more from Pastor Steve Anderson as he prays for Obama to die & goes on an insane rant against Gays etc.

For more on Pastor Anderson see for example:
Pastor Anderson: God Punishes Gays “With the Death Penalty” Chattah,August 20, 2009

Pastor Steven Anderson believes in a God of hate, wrath and vengeance and he preaches his frightening message of hate to his congregation of young families three times a week at his independent, fundamental Baptist Church in Tempe, Arizona.

One of his frequent subjects of scorn is homosexuality and Pastor Anderson teaches his followers to not only hate gays, but advocates that they be punished and executed with the death penalty.

Pastor Anderson heads the Faithful Word Baptist Church, which he describes as a “…King James Bible only, separated Baptist church” that opposes “…worldliness, modernism, formalism, and liberalism.”

The church doctrinal statement spells out his belief that gays should be put to death. “We believe that homosexuality is a sin and an abomination which God punishes with the death penalty.”

and check out Anderson's Church's website Faithful Word Baptist Church website

Doctrinal statement

We believe that salvation is by grace through faith. Being born again by believing on the Lord Jesus Christ is the only requirement for salvation.

We believe in the eternal security of the believer (once saved, always saved).

We believe that the unsaved will spend eternity in torment in a literal hell.

We believe that life begins at conception (fertilization) and reject all forms of abortion including surgical abortion, "morning-after" pills, IVF (In Vitro Fertilization), birth control pills, and all other processes that end life after conception.

We believe that homosexuality is a sin and an abomination which God punishes with the death penalty.

We oppose worldliness, modernism, formalism, and liberalism.

Religious Right-Evangelical Fundamentalism & the Slippery Slope or The Thin Edge of The Wedge

The agenda of the Religious Right is not merely to tinker with the already existing ideology of Liberalism or Secular Humanism but to replace it with a Bible based theocracy no matter how long this might take. Any compromise with their agenda by Liberals or Secular Humanists they will see as a weakness on the part of Liberals & Secular Humanists which they will continue to exploit.

Members of the Religious Right movement often try to present themselves as representing "True Christianity" or "Real Christians". Their language may at time be more subtle than that of someone like Pastor Anderson but essentially there is not much difference in their beliefs and agenda. For instance they may not call for the death penalty for sinners such as homosexuals but may argue against Gays having the right to marry or the same rights as heterosexuals or they may talk in terms of wanting to cure Gays . Most members of the Religious Right may not call for the death penalty for abortion doctors or their patients but argue against the use of abortion with a few or no exceptions. They may also argue not just against abortion but any form of birth control from the morning after pill to birth control pill to condoms. For instance Right To Life or Pro-Life organizations may claim they are mainly disturbed by the legalizing of Late term Abortions but once they stop these abortions they will attack the use of abortions in almost any case.On other issues such as Darwinian Evolution versus Creation Science or Intelligence Design once they can get schools to accept teaching Creation Science they will go onto demanding more caveats for the teaching of Evolution arguing both are "equally Competing Theories" or are just two different views or opinions.

One should be skeptical about the agenda of the advocates of the Religious Right agenda for their aim is to eventually censor any views, opinions or even scientific theories which are not compatible with their literal reading of the Bible. As for history they insists on teaching the history of the United States which is compatible with their rigid conservative Christian & exceptionalists views of American history ie America was founded by "True Christians" and as the result of Divine Providence and that America is God's Chosen Nation. Any facts or views which contradict or devalues this view of history are to be ignored or expunged as being heretical. Since their view of history is entangled with their religious beliefs any historical view which contradicts their views must according to the rules of logic be seen as heretical.

Gary Bauer for instance is part of The Religious Right movement but also has opinions which are more in tune with Christian Reconstructionist who believe that God Law is to be derived from a literal inerrant reading of the Bible which should therefore be the law of the land.

He would approve of making certain actions which are not sanctioned by the Bible into criminal offenses such as adultery, homosexuality , pre-marital sex those who practice witchcraft.

He has now come out to defend the Bush administration's use of torture as he believes the Bible can be used to justify the use of torture. He also believes that the Iraq War could be defended by the Just War Doctrine which includes pre-emptive war. Though like most Americans on the right doesn't bother to mention the War against Iraq was based upon deliberate lies, misinformation,and propaganda erroneously connecting Saddam to the 9/11 attacks & to Al Qaeda told to the American people and the United Nations.

Gary Bauer: Torture Apologist at Right Wing Watch PFTAW Aug. 28, 2009

Yesterday Gary Bauer dismissed the idea that the US was torturing people by saying that what was being done was really no different that what happens at a frat party. Bauer's statement was notable not only for its apparent support for such methods, but also for the fact that Religious Right leaders have, for the last several years, remained mostly silent on the issue as a whole.

But now the President Obama is in office, Bauer seems to have decided to speak out in defense of these practices and has penned two separate columns doing so today.

In the first, Bauer argues that torture is acceptable under the Just War Theory because it "creates a set of conditions that, if met, justify the use of force to save innocent lives facing imminent death"

Gary bauer's response to Obama's Ramadan Address:

Bauer: Obama ignores Islamic threat One News Aug. 26, 2009

Gary Bauer, chairman of American Values, says Obama does not seem to understand why the United States was attacked on September 11, 2001.

"Radical Islamists hate America, hate our Western allies, hate Christianity, and hate our freedoms," he states bluntly. "And the president can make these nice statements all he wants -- but unless he understands that we are at war with radical Islamofascism, we are going to face very grave dangers in the months and years ahead."

Bauer says it is almost breathtaking to see how much the Obama administration feels compelled to promote Islam.

And yes mike Huckabee is firmly entrenched with the Religious Right who would prefer to dismantle the US federal gov't and set up more localized governments which would enforce God's Law.

Mike Huckabee And Friends by Kyle at Right Wing Watch,Aug. 28, 2009

I've written a lot of posts recently (and not so recently) about the sorts of right-wing figures that Mike Huckabee regularly associates with, especially in light of his upcoming appearance at the How To Take Back America Conference which is being hosted by a gaggle of radical right-wingers such as Rick Scarborough, Janet Porter, Phyllis Schlafly, Don Wildmon, and others.

One of those others is Mat Staver, who is the founder and chairman of Liberty Counsel, the group that was selling the "proud to be a right-wing extremist" cards earlier this year, and who recently declared that gay marriage would lead to an entire generation of violent criminals and also blasted the state of Vermont for granting marriage equality, saying "if [elected officials] can't understand this basic human relationship between a man and a woman, then they absolutely are not competent for public office" and warning that "what we are seeing in America is literally the beginnings of another revolution" from the "silent majority" who will draw a line in the sand, leading to "another American Revolution."

And on Christian Reconstructionism and how its extreme theology & political ideology has influenced & filtered into the Religious Right see:

Invitation to a Stoning
Getting cozy with theocrats Walter Olson Reason November 1998

Mainstream outlets like the Los Angeles Times and The Washington Post are finally starting to take note of the influence Rushdoony and his followers have exerted for years in American conservative circles. But a second part of the story, of particular interest to readers of this magazine, is the degree to which Reconstructionists have gained prominence in libertarian causes, ranging from hard-money economics to the defense of home schooling. "Christian economist" Gary North, Rushdoony's son-in-law and star polemicist of the Reconstructionist movement, is widely cited as a spokesman for free markets, if not exactly free minds; he even served for a brief time on the House staff of Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas), the Libertarian Party presidential nominee in 1988, when Paul was a member of Congress in the '70s. For his part, Rushdoony has blandly described himself to the press as a critic of "statism" and even as a "Christian libertarian." Say what?

... As a "post-millennialist" school of thought, Reconstructionism holds that believers should work toward achieving God's kingdom on earth in the here and now, rather than expect its advent only after a second coming of Christ. Some are in a bit of a hurry about it, too. "World conquest," proclaims George Grant, in what by Reconstructionist standards is not an especially breathless formulation. "It is dominion we are after. Not just a voice... not just influence...not just equal time. It is dominion we are after."

Well, OK, it's easy to laugh. Yet grandiosity does sometimes get results, especially when combined with an all-out conviction that one is historically predestined to win (the Communist Party in the '30s comes to mind). Reconstructionism has a record of turning out hugely prolific writers, tireless organizers who stay at meetings until the last chair is folded up, and driven activists willing to undergo arrest (Reconstructionist Randall Terry founded Operation Rescue, the lawbreaking anti-abortion campaign) to make their point.

..."The Christian goal for the world," Recon theologian David Chilton has explained, is "the universal development of Biblical theocratic republics." Scripturally based law would be enforced by the state with a stern rod in these republics. And not just any scriptural law, either, but a hardline-originalist version of Old Testament law--the point at which even most fundamentalists agree things start to get "scary." American evangelicals have tended to hold that the bloodthirsty pre-Talmudic Mosaic code, with its quick resort to capital punishment, its flogging and stoning and countenancing of slavery, was mostly if not entirely superseded by the milder precepts of the New Testament (the "dispensationalist" view, as it's called). Not so, say the Reconstructionists. They reckon only a relative few dietary and ritualistic observances were overthrown.

and so it goes,

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