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New Apostolic Reformation (NAR), Tea Party, Destroying Individual Freedom, Michele Bachmann, Rick Perry & C. Peter Wagner

Rick Perry Houston Rally "The Response" (photo: Michael Stravato "New York Times")








Rick Perry (August 2004)

When not combing his graying hair into a perfect coif, Texas Governor Rick Perry regally accepts proffered endorsements, and seeks financial and personal support from the most hate-filled religious demigods that have ever existed in US history.  At the same time as he salaciously scoops campaign contributions into his adipocerous war chest from the super wealthy as the Middle Class in Texas and the USA continues to disappear–no longer having money to give to people who might have represented them–he makes new friends given birth by the US Supreme Court that felt no labor pain:  American corporations fully grown and ready for war like Athena sprang from the head of Zeus with Antonin Scalia playing the role of Hephaistos.  Congress, like the US Supreme Court, is up for sale, and with Citizens United v. Federal Election Commision, corporations with unlimited spending power are hailed as new citizens of the USA and openly buy political offices.  

Top 10% income (Bush years 2000-2008) share

The number of USA poor is increasing, unemployed and underemployed workers are offered only a few pious phrases and prayers, while the USA education system is bankrupted by the religious and conservative right.   7000 students a day are dropping out of high school, with no state exempt as education falls by the inaction of inept and undereducated state legislators from Texas to Iowa, Nevada to New Jersey, Maine to Mississippi, and across CONUS and into Alaska and Hawaii who have no concept of what it takes to initiate and sustain quality education:  good textbooks written with flare and scholarship that presents current and past information as well as future projections and hypotheses without reinforcing ontological speculation and antiquated concepts (e.g. taking Intelligent Design [creationism] out of the science class and moving it into the world of literature: teachers are not preachers, they are to be trained in disciplines not doctrine and disciplinary denominationalism), a well-trained teaching force, small classes, a well-stocked library, and a dedication to the conduct of inquiry to discover new truths and realities–not a mere repetition of past proverbs and fantasies.  Education does not require facilitators to stumble in the dark with students, but demands highly qualified subject matter experts who can lead students, ask probing questions, solicit and encourage discussion on timely responses, and adhere to a policy of learning and not mere mastering by memorization.

God Moloch's rite of passage

Those whom Perry seeks out for advice, like those whom he styles to be his friends, are in many cases theological terrorists.  Perry’s prayer partners mulct the faithful by drumming on the skins of tattered tithing taught in Old Testament writ, siphoning as much fat from the burnt sacrifice (Leviticus 1:8-9, 12, originally an act of worship to the Babylonian god Moloch (who evolved out of ancient Egyptian theology): (Lev. 18:21; 20:1-5) cf. Legrange, Marie-Joseph (1903), Etudes sur les Religions Sémitiques, Paris: Lecoffre, pp. 99-109; Bäthgen, Freidrich (1888). Beiträge zur Semitischen Religionsgeschichte. Berlin, pp. 237 et seq.) that propriety allows.

Perry’s torn threads of thoughts still linger longingly on the bye-gone days of Texas A&M sporting, more in the manner of Samson (שמשון in Judges 16:25 where the word means “playing with” and “laughing at” the latter being used by evangelicals to claim that the Philistines who were known for sports, blinded Samson so they could laugh at him as he stumbled around; however, “playing with” is more accurate as he was tied to columns which was a torture for men blind who could not see concubines manipulate him sexually; adultery was considered a grave sin, while murder a minor infraction of the law as the Philistines acknowledged that Samson had murdered many of their people) than that of Hercules, bringing to the foreground of his personal battlefront how he can continue the attack on human rights and freedom of choice in backward and bigoted nations bloated with corruption and cruelty.

Perry and his partners in politics and the pulpit have found a new whipping boy to take their frustrations out on: from Uganda to Nigeria, Cambodia to Ivory Coast, and beyond, in anticipation that by flagellating others they will raise consciousness about the plight the USA is experiencing now that it has a Black President. Never once does Perry or his cronies mention that the overwhelming debt burdening those who do pay taxes—unlike large corporations such as GE  and ExxonMobile that pay no taxes to the IRS on the billions they profit from each year. 

Cost of war in Iraq and Afghanistan 2001 - 2008

Most of the debt now owed by the USA government was generated by George W. Bush’s needless and ill-inspired costly wars in Iraq (which cost almost $500 billion dollars between March 2003 and September 2007 (on that date the USA had already lost the war in Iraq as the most courageous Senators acknowledged, but Bush remained silent as mandated by the oil industry of Texas, and like Nixon blandly tried to reassure the USA it had won the war  that is more than twelve years in Vietnam, and jetting higher with each subsequent month—and the USA is still in Iraq) and Afghanistan (although there are noticeable differences between the two wars , showing that neither of which the USA had neither a need nor a right to be involved in) that in the first year alone raised the national debt more than 2% and kept skyrocketing every year until Obama became president.

Impact of extending the Bush Tax Cuts

Obama is blamed for the run-away debt that took from 2000-2008 to make the USA the world’s largest debtor nation, especially given the Bush Administration’s tax cuts for the rich.   The superrich, especially big business and the oil industry (led by Vice President Dick Cheney who was CEO of Halliburton—which received most of the contracts in Iraq without bids) were livid when Obama became president and hinted at shutting down both war fronts, a promise he began to keep in August 2010, making American conservatives determined to make Obama a one-term president.  

Tea Party racism

The conservatives had one trump card to play to win the support of many people: Obama is Black, and the Tea Party was born (as with the Founding Fathers, few had any respect for Blacks or wanted slavery ended, as in 1776, nearly all colonialists believed Black people were property and expendable at the will of their owners ; Michele Bachmann, who would fail any history exam about the USA, would not eve merit an F on this point). This is in keeping with the NAR and all ultra-right evangelical fundamentalist groups of calumniators and malcontents who would destroy the Constitution to put in a theocracy that would limit government to a chosen few.

NAR's Jesus

The extent of the NAR loathing goes beyond detesting draconian demons perceived to exist in mainline religion, to outward outrages attacking, raping, murdering and mauling infants who are quartered and their mouths cut apart while rejoicing that “heathens” had been dispatched, to the assassination of opposition leaders, hanging of homosexuals, and the killing of nursing mothers, workers, the disappearing Middle Class, and the elderly. No one is spared in the war to restore a demented vicious, violent, volatile Jesus Christ of Matthew 10:34-35 [34″Think not that I am come to send peace on earth. I came not to send peace, but a sword. 35 For I am come to `set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law.’ [English]; 34 No creáis que yo he venido tan sólo a traer paz a la tierra. ¡También he venido a traer guerra!, 35 pues he venido para poner al hombre contra su padre, a la hija contra su madre y a la nuera contra su suegra [Castilan]; 34 —Ne croyez pas que je sois venu apporter la paix sur terre: ma mission n’est pas d’apporter la paix, mais l’épée. 35 Oui, je suis venu opposer le fils à son père, la fille à sa mère, la belle-fille à sa belle-mère: [La Bible du Semeur; Français]; 34 μη νομισητε οτι ηλθον βαλειν ειρηνην επι την γην ουκ ηλθον βαλειν ειρηνην αλλα μαχαιραν 35 ηλθον γαρ διχασαι ανθρωπον κατα του πατρος αυτου και θυγατερα κατα της μητρος αυτης και νυμφην κατα της πενθερας αυτης [Greek, 1550 Stephanus New Testament]; 34 nolite arbitrari quia venerim mittere pacem in terram non veni pacem mittere sed gladium 35 veni enim separare hominem adversus patrem suum et filiam adversus matrem suam et nurum adversus socrum suam [Biblia Sacra Vulgata, Latin]; 34 Не думайте, що Я прийшов, щоб мир на землю принести, Я не мир принести прийшов, а меча. 35 Я ж прийшов порізнити чоловіка з батьком його, дочку з її матір’ю, і невістку з свекрухою її. [Ukranian]; 34I skolen icke mena att jag har kommit för att sända frid på jorden. Jag har icke kommit för att sända frid, utan svärd. 35 Ja, jag har kommit för att uppväcka söndring, så att ‘sonen sätter sig upp mot sin fader och dottern mot sin moder och sonhustrun mot sin svärmoder, [Svenska 1917];34 Не думайте, что Я пришел принести мир на землю; не мир пришел Я принести, но меч, 35 ибо Я пришел разделить человека с отцом его, и дочь с матерью ее, и невестку со свекровью ее. [Russian Synodal]; 34 لاَ تَظُنُّوا أَنِّي جِئْتُ لأُرْسِيَ سَلاماً عَلَى الأَرْضِ. مَا جِئْتُ لأُرْسِيَ سَلاَماً، بَلْ سَيْفاً. 35 فَإِنِّي جِئْتُ لأَجْعَلَ الإِنْسَانَ عَلَى خِلاَفٍ مَعَ أَبِيهِ، وَالْبِنْتَ مَعَ أُمِّهَا، وَالْكَنَّةَ مَعَ حَمَاتِهَا [Arabic]; and 34 Mener ikke, at jeg er kommen for at bringe Fred på Jorden; jeg er ikke kommen for at bringe Fred, men Sværd. 35 Thi jeg er kommen før at volde Splid imellem en Mand og hans Fader og imellem en Datter og hendes Moder og imellem en Svigerdatter og hendes Svigermoder [Dette er Biblen på dansk (DN1933)], as defined by some of the least enlightening comments justifying some of the more bizarre statements made by Perry’s high-profile religious endorsers collectively known as the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR).

USA military scopes with Bible verses

The NAR is not alone. All religious fanatics do the same but the NAR fanaticism found at the US Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs (that, until 2011, had mandatory indoctrination courses in evangelical Christianity, and with the rest of the military of the USA installed scopes with Bible passages and used various armaments with NAR designated Biblical references), and among the NAR groups in India (where the evangelical group, originally known as Morning Star [originally the name of Venus; second: one of the three Zorya (a pre-Christian Trinity), goddesses in ancient (pre-Christian) Slavic theology who watch over the doomsday hound:  Simargl, who is chained to the star Polaris in the constellation Ursa Minor (popularly known as the “little bear”)–if the chain ever breaks, the hound will devour the constellation and the universe will end; third, a name of The Satan (הַשָׂטָן) who was neither a “fallen angel” in Isaiah 14:3–20 {that discusses an ancient king of Babylon} nor in 2 Peter 1:19–the only time it is used as a proper name in the Bible is at 1 Chronicles 21:1, while in Babylonian theology (Job 2:1) he was a favored “Son of God” and in Septuagint 108:6 κατάστησον ἐπ᾽ αὐτὸν ἁμαρτωλόν καὶ διάβολος στήτω ἐκ δεξιῶν αὐτοῦ; fourth, the “dawn-bearer” Ἑωσφόρος (Heōsphoros) in ancient pre-Christian Greek theology and as the god Φωσφόρος {Phosophorus}; fifth, in Christology, in Revelation/Apocalypse 22:16, one of the names for Jesus: this has led to several theories including that Jesus and Satan were brothers (even twins) or that one conquered the other, etc. as an original claim by the LDS (Mormons: Doctrines and Covenants 76:25) and now rejected.  In Christian organizations, Morning Star is the name of the Providence religious movement of Korea and Japan; it remained through the nineteenth century a ritual ceremony including human sacrifice performed by the Pawnee tribe] now referred to as Every Nation), China, Vietnam, Thailand, Uganda, Nigeria, Ivory Coast and other backward nations and institutions from schools to universities and postgraduate centers is an acceptable part of the Christian Bible and the NAR. 

USA Christian soldiers in Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison

Terrorism, torture, violence, rape is all acceptable, as the NAR finds justification for what more traditional believers would find gruesome and immoral within their Bibles, specially in: Numbers 31:7, 17-18, including the butchering of everything that breathes: Deuteronomy 20:16, with 1 Samuel 15:2-4 noting that “suckling infants” were killed by the tens of thousands by the god of the evangelical Christians and NAR who refuse to read “the Lord’s” instruction in Psalm 137:8-9, and so forth).

Jesus in the NAR army

For most of the NAR, including the Governors of Texas and Kansas, Jesus walks in the heavens, preparing to return to the earth carrying a gun to initiate his ApocalypseDouglas Evans Coe  (born October 20, 1928), a founder of The Fellowship (also known as The Family of Friends) a far-right group of theological terrorists, compared the Family of C Street and their Jesus’s teachings to the Red Guard during the Chinese Cultural Revolution:

I’ve seen pictures of young men in the Red Guard of China… they would bring in this young man’s mother and father, lay her on the table with a basket on the end, he would take an axe and cut her head off…. They have to put the purposes of the Red Guard ahead of the mother-father-brother-sister — their own life! That was a covenant. A pledge. That was what Jesus said.”

Sen. Charles Grassley (R-IA)

(Sharlet, Jeff (2008). The Family: the secret fundamentalism at the heart of American power. New York: HarperCollins, p.255.)  Pedophilia is among the sex acts encouraged and ordered in the NAR Bible: Numbers 31:17-18 and 35-40 [cf. Rabbi Joseph in Sanhedrin 7/55B, vol. XXIII.B, Tractate Sanhedrin 1984, 150. See also vol. XIX.A, Tractate Qiddushin 10a-b, 1992, 33. “Menstruating” here of course refers to the ritual “flux uncleanness” described in Leviticus 15]. Such excesses are excused by the evangelical group known as The Family on C Street in Washington, DC where many evangelical US Senators, such as Ensign (R-NV), Grassley (R-IA) among the most sinister and devious of all Family members who has promised the group that his grandson Patrick would join them when he won a congressional seat and later replaced him in the USA Senate, John Vitter (R-LA), Mike Enzi (R-WY),  Tom Coburn (R-Ok.), now Governor Sam Brownback (R.-Kan.) who led a cell to determine assassinations and influence US foreign policy based on what Doug Coe saw as expedient in

Gov. Sam Brownback (KS)

returning The Imperial Jesus to the earth.  Kansas Governor Brownback has been hailed as “God’s Senator” for bringing other senators, representatives, and governors (SC Governor Mark Sanford, who admitted and adultery in 2010, and current SC Governor Nikki Haley now accused of her second adulterous affair), etc. live and meet other evangelicals.

The New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) is even more dangerous to human freedoms, civil rights and democracy than is the nefarious and noxious Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS).

The confessing churches of the WELS keep the hate-filled messages of Martin Luther, reading them, praising Luther as if he were a god rather than a mad monk.  The NAR practices Luther’s suppression of women and oddities too numerous to number here (such as burning synagogues, Torah, and Jews), in the same way as Luther’s spiritual son, Adolf Hitler, used the ex-Augustinian’s words and works to kill more than ten million people (Luther’s Works, Volume 47: The Christian in Society IV, (Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1971). pp 268¬-293).  Luther has been, rightfully compared to the Pakistani Taliban that prohibited all self-identification, self-actualization, and self-expression, with his Vom Kriege wider die Türken (War Against the Turks) used as a foundation for US operations against Muslims (Luther was always a man of contradictions, originally writing against resisting the Turks, whom he presented as a scourge intentionally sent by God to sinning Christians, and that resisting it would have been equivalent to resisting the will of God). 

Rick Perry as Jesus (Texas Observer)

The NAR is composed of apostles and prophets each singularly and all collectively intent on and determined to deny democracy, take over the world, and rule as a theocratic state devoted to a monstrous Jesus Christ who will personally slay all those who deny him or oppose him. The New Apostolic Reformation (NAR), has, by its own admission become the principal endorsers, and have assumed the title and label anew as being “eternally ready” soldiers in  “Rick Perry’s Army of God.”

The Texas Governor has been portrayed as the Jesus Christ of the Second Coming (picture).   Some have hailed him as St. Michael, complete with sword in hand, while others question if the sword is phallic in nature.

C. Peter Wagner and a NAR revival

The NAR’s bantam-weight intellectual godfather, C. [Charles] Peter Wagner, is a classic and his words and instructions match those of Cambodia’s Pol Pot, Georgia’s Josef Stalin, and Idi Amin(his official title was his entire title: “His

Idi Amin accepting the allegiance of British members of his army

Excellency President for Life, Field Marshal Alhaji Dr Idi Amin Dada, VC, DSO, MC, CBE [Conqueror of the British Empire]). Amin nearly destroyed Uganda during his reign of terror from 1971-1979 through gross human rights abuse, political repression, ethnic persecution, extrajudicial killings, nepotism, corruption, and gross economic mismanagement.  The number of people killed as a result of his regime is estimated by international observers and human rights groups to range from 100,000 to 500,000 who Uganda Pentecostal and extremist evangelical groups hailed as “God ordained” actions against the infidels (meaning anyone who opposed Amin).   Despite Amin’s record of human rights abuses, the Uganda mass murderer was appointed to the United Nations Commission on Human Rights from 1977 to 1979.

What little is left of the African nation of Uganda is, today, being destroyed and its people divided into armed camps by NAR.  It is buttressed by evangelical extremist Pentecostals who intend to obliterate its fledgling democracy completely. 

NAR pastor Scott Lively

Most of Uganda’s most draconian, prudish, punctilious, puritanical, rigid anti-human rights legislation, both proposed as well as passed, has been legislation that was “urged” on the legislators, by some accounts, by American evangelicals.  These include:  Scott Lively  (Lively is president of Abiding Truth Ministries, a recognized hate organization based in California, spiritual advisor to George W. Bush) who advised the Ugandan Parliament on the issue of homosexuality in March,

Don Schmierer of NAR

2009, praying fervently that the Ugandan Parliament kill all homosexuals as he hopes would happen in the USA.   Scott Douglas Lively is joined by a host of other evangelical extremists and theological terrorists including Caleb Lee Brundidge, and Dan Schmierer who is a Board member of Exodus International: an unlicensed organization that tries to “reform” gay men, and founder of His Servants, a Christian youth ministry.   Some of the most radical members have been denounced by different traditional Christian groups.

The most hate-filled self-style evangelist with no formal theological training is Bradlee Dean[Smith].  His vociferating words are hungrily sought out and internalized by Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R-MN), giving “her comfort” when her incapacitating migraines keep her from effectively working in the US Congress. 

Michele Bachmann - Bradlee Dean

Dean/Smith created an organized hate group known as You Can Run But You Can’t Hide, to go after homosexuals in Minnesota and throughout the USA and world to kill them.  Dean has publicly claimed that Christians in the USA do not have the courage to act like the demented mullahs and ayatollahs in Iran that sends scores of LGBT to the gallows regularly “to please Allah” with no age

Ronnie Paris Jr. (murdered by his father who was afraid the boy was gay)

limitation (some are as young as four years-old if caught touching another male’s genitals). 

In the USA, Ronnie Paris was afraid that this his 3-year old son, Ronnie Paris Jr was “soft” and told a friend that he “didn’t want him to be a sissy.”  The child’s aunt told law enforcement that the father “was concerned that the boy might be gay,” and so killed the child.

Dean appears to be terrified of homosexuals.  Like the Muslims he claims to abhor, he seeks the same dispatchment of homosexuals by any means, sacrificing LGBT people who defile his concept of righteousness to the

Iran hangs teenagers suspected of being homosexual

Christian version of the monstrous deity Iran worships.  Dean/Smith questions what is wrong with USA Christianity that it is not identical to Shari’a law when it comes to homosexuality. 

In this hate speeches, Dean/Smith is supported by the calamitous and malevolent WELS congregations that support Dean’s position.  The Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Church is, in many ways, like the Evangelische Kirche in Deutschland a combination of Lutheran, Calvinist and other Protestant denominations.   The Lutheran Church in Germany that encouraged Hitler to put into concentration camps for forced labor and then to execute homosexuals “for the greater glory of god” (Neimöller, Pastor Martin (1937). First Commandment, London: W. Hodge and Co., Ltd., pp. 58-59), and USA homes from New Jersey to New Mexico, Iowa (compare the Flag Day in Boone County; Ed Failor leads the Koch Brothers funded Iowans for Tax Relief) to Idaho and Nevada fly the Nazi flag.  Today, the Evangelisch-Lutherische Kirche has no resemblance to WELS in the USA.

Bryan Fischer "Not one more mosque" broadcast"

Much of Dean’s support comes from Bryan Fischer of the American Family Association told listeners of his radio show on Thursday that the Nazi Party in Germany was formed in a Munich gay bar by “homosexual thugs” while his own organization is a recognized hate group. Fischer’s knowledge of history is as weak as his knowledge of the Bible, and yet he is in the forefront of those demanding blind allegiance to the NAR that helped Perry to “unite politics and Christianity” in the USA, and would lead to the violent overthrow of democracies around the world so that a Christian theocracy can be the sole ruler over everyone.

Bachmann - Pawlenty debate in Iowa 2011

Dean is the drummer for a Heavy Metal group known as Junkyard Prophets , hammering home with honed drumsticks a message of despair and damnation, publicly ranting that the USA should kill homosexuals, a message endorsed by Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Emmer and former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty and Congresswoman Bachmann (R-MN) proclaiming Dean’s YCRBYCH as a “group of nice people” and the Anoka-Hennepin School District, in Michele Bachmann’s Congressional District, where an epidemic of suicides among students continue to occur while its evangelical/WELS leaders follow Martin Luther and condemn the Pope as the Antichrist as the Wisconsin Evangelic Lutheran Synod has no resemblance to Christianity and like Martin Luther read selectively, totally ignoring Matthew 7:1 and Acts 10:24.

WELS sits in silent agreement with Dean (who argues that the use of mind-altering drugs lead to demonic possession and sinful behavior, outside of mainstream Christian and psychological studies determination), yet Dean has had past problems with alcohol, drugs, sex, and other vices, and sports a tattoo that is forbidden in his Bible (Leviticus 19:28; 1 Corinthians 16:19-20).  Dean has had numerous problems with the laws of various states, as until 2010, Dean was a member of Oregon-based Embassy of Heaven that ran a fraudulent tax scheme with Glen Stoll to avoid IRS obligations, a self-described “Christian Patriot” organization which subscribes to Sovereign Citizen ideology—the idea that citizens are themselves sovereign nations and therefore not bound to the laws of the United States and does not hesitate to shoot any law enforcement officer or military personnel on sight.

Dean openly attacks public school students secretly giving into all vices to which he himself was addicted. In this regard, Bradlee Dean Smith’s god speaks to him directly as his “ministry”, it is reported, is under observation by the Internal Revenue Service.  

C. Peter Wagner, one of Perry’s early endorsers, brags that the NAR is the most significant change in how Christianity is practiced since the Protestant Reformation of Martin Luther. This is frightening as the mad monk of Germany wrote that peasants who did not passively obey their lords or leaders should be executed like pigs (Luther, Martin. Werk: LW 46:50; read the text of Wider die räuberischen und mörderischen Rotten der Bauern: “Against the Robbing and Murdering Hordes of Peasants, see text is found in Weimar Ed. 18:357-61; Erlangen Ed. 24:288-94; St. Louis Ed. 16:71-76; Clemen 3:69-74; Berlin Ed. 7:346-52.

German Peasants War (1524) and religious rhetoric

Throughout the corpus his writing (in the last one hundred years it has been published in fifty-five volumes), Luther emphasized that stabbing those in revolt was following the precepts outlined by St. Paul in Romans:

Drumb, lieben herren, loset hie, rettet hie, helfft hie, Erbarmet euch der armen leute, Steche, schlahe, wůrge hie, wer da kan, bleybstu drůber tod, wol dyr, seliglichern  tod  kanstu nymer mehr uberkomen, Denn du stirbst  ynn gehorsam  göttlichs worts und befelhs Ro. am 13. und ym dienst der liebe, [Rand: Röm. 13, 5 ff.] deynen nehisten zurretten aus der hellen und teuffels banden. So bitte ich nu, flihe von den bawren, wer da kan, alls vom teuffel selbs. Die aber nicht flihen, bitte ich, Gott wöllte sie erleuchten und bekeren. Wilche aber nicht zu bekeren sind, Da gebe Gott, das sie keyn glůck noch gelingen haben můssen. Hie spreche eyn  iglicher  frumer Christ Amen. Denn das gepett ist recht und gut und gefellet Gott wol, das weys ich. Dunckt das yemand zu hart, der dencke, das untreglich ist auffruhr, und alle stünde der wellt verstörung zu warten sey.

Martin Luther and the Peasant Army (1525)

Not only was Luther against workers and peasants (and in this Luther is matched by the Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, son of a Wisconsin Baptist preacher), but also Jews and Muslims, writing that Islam is a “patchwork of Jewish, Christian, and heathen beliefs,” and seeing the work of the devil behind it (Werk, LW 46: 155-205), wishing he could murder 1000 Muslims a year (Werk, LW 54:40). Luther wrote in a letter to Nicholas Amsdorf on May 25, 1525:

My opinion is that it is better that all the peasants be killed than that the princes and magistrates perish, because the rustics took the sword without divine authority. The only possible consequence of their satanic wickedness would be the diabolic devastation of the kingdom of God. Even if the princes abuse their power, yet they have it of God, and under their rule the kingdom of God at least has a chance to exist. Wherefore no pity, no tolerance should be shown to the peasants, but the fury and wrath of God should be visited upon those men who did not heed warning nor yield when just terms were offered them, but continued with satanic fury to confound everything. … To justify, pity, or favor them is to deny, blaspheme, and try to pull God from heaven.”

Like Anders Behring Breivik of Norway and C. Peter Wagner of the USA, the mad monk of Germany wrote that the Qur’an is such a “great spirit of lies” that it leaves “almost nothing of Christian truth [is] remaining” (Werk, LW 54:181), thus the only explanation for its numerical success lies in “God’s wrath” (Werk, LW 54:179). The WELS continues to endorse and support the anti-Semitic, misogynistic, homophobic, and undemocratic writings of Luther, especially in reference to the pope, whom they call the Anti-Christ, and the Jews (whom many still call “murderers of Jesus” and similar fiction), making itself a premier organ of religious hate in Christianity.  WELS argues as the End Times cult leaders from the LeHayes to Harold Camping, C. Peter Wagner, Sarah Palin, Michele Bachmann, to Perry, et al.,  that “the destruction of the world is to be expected every hour.”

Ragnarok (engraving)

Far from the “destruction of the world” being Biblical, it actually comes from the Norse saga Ragnarök and became a part of the Danish novelist Villy Sørensen’s Ragnarok: En gudefortælling, published in Danish—and found its way into NAR Christian mythology. The myth of End Times has captured the imagination of tens, even hundreds of millions of followers worldwide, with the NAR’s stress on “godlike” prophetic and apostolic powers, its revisions of end-time prophecies, its methodology of “spiritual warfare” (see his self-published  Confronting the Powers: How the New Testament Church Experienced the Power of Strategic-Level Spiritual Warfare [pp.21-22] and Engaging the Enemy), and its agenda of theocratic dominion over all aspects of society.  In Engaging the Enemy, Wagner argues that spiritual warfare as having three levels (there are four levels in traditional-mainstream Christianity; the actual antecedents are pagan and known long before Judaism or Christianity was known; this is attested to by some of the earliest christian writers before there was a Christian church established by the Emperor Constantine in 325 CE: Gregory Thaumaturgus, the Wonderworker, (d. 260) supplies an example of a power encounter with demons.

Forced by a storm to spend the night in a pagan temple that served as a seat of demonic powers, Gregory “purified the air with the figure of the Cross [and] spent the entire night in prayer and singing hymns according to his usual custom. In this way [Gregory] transformed the place into a temple of prayer which had been profaned by unclean sacrifices and images.” (Gregory of Nyssa, “The Life of Gregory the Wonderworker” prepared by Gunter Heil, in Gregorii Nysseni Sermones, Pars 2, (Leiden: E.J. Brill, 1990), 3-57, para. J.20 and J.21)

Martin of Tours (d. 397) led in the evangelization of the pagan countryside of Gaul. On one occasion he engaged in a contest centered on a pine tree which served as the locus of spiritual power for the local population. Upon Martin’s insistence that the tree be destroyed, the pagan priest and his supporters offered to cut the tree down themselves if only Martin would submit to being bound in the place toward which the already leaning tree was sure to fall (Sulpitius Severus, “On the Life of St. Martin” translated and with notes by Alexander Roberts, in A Select Library of Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers of the Christian Church, 2d ser., vol. 11 (New York: n.p., 1894), chap. 13)

with the revised and new three spiritual degrees or steps being:

Spiritual Warfare

Ground Level: Person-to-person, praying for each other’s personal needs.

Occult Level: Fighting demonic forces released through activities related to Satanism, witchcraft, astrology and many other forms of structured occultism, which Wagner associates with “pictures, statues, Catholic saints, Books of Mormon, pictures of former lovers, pornographic material, fetishes, drugs, Ouija boards, zodiac charms, good luck symbols, crystals for healing, amulets, talismans, tarot cards, witch dolls, voodoo items, love potions, books of magic, totem poles, certain pieces of jewelry, objects of Freemasonry, horoscopes, gargoyles, Native American art, foreign souvenirs” etc [see his self published book: Hard-Core Idolatry – Facing the Facts, pp 38-40, 1999, publisher – Wagner Institute of Practical Ministry].

Strategic-Level or Cosmic-Level: Binding and bringing down spiritual principalities and powers that rule over governments.

These are not just threatening to modern secular democracy and the religious pluralism it protects but they have been sharply criticized by other conservative Christians as unbiblical, deviant teachings, even a form of the very demonic practices they obsessively declare war against. The Assemblies of God — the largest Pentecostal denomination in America — condemned some of the NAR’s teachings and practices as “deviant” in 2000, although many within the denomination have since embraced the movement.

Wagner is determined to take control of the world, by any and all force available. The purpose is to compel his Jesus Christ to return as a sword-wielding soldier to root out evil and establish a theocracy that would be universal. Those who will not accept his Jesus Christ would be put to death. This was the message carefully buried in Rick Perry’s widely publicized and criticized evangelical Christian prayer vigil in Houston’s Reliant Stadium on August 6, 2011.

Ayatollah As-Sayyid Ruhollah Mostafavi Musavi Khomeini (Iran 1980)

Rick Perry’s prayer meeting was anything but a non event. Such an assessment is similar to the ones made by past administrations: Carter and Reagan’s miscalculating the Ayatollah As-Sayyid Ruhollah Mostafavi Musavi Khomeini (روحاللّه مصطفوی موسوی خمینی) and his expansion of the ولایت فقیه (velayat-e faqih [translated as “guardianship of the jirisconsult” which means clerical authority in a theocracy]) and the completion of the 1979 revolution; failure of Reagan and George H. W. Bush to understand the politico-religious dynamics of far-off Afghanistan (officially: the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan: جمهوری اسلامی افغانستان; the history of Afghanistan goes back to 50,000 BCE with urban civilization appearing c. 3000 BCE, and has been diverse in religion and politics, being a pawn for various empires from Alexander the Great of Macedonia to the British and Russian empires “Great Game” in the late nineteenth century.  From the late 1970s it has experienced continuous war including major occupations such as that of the Soviet Union in 1979, and in the late 1990s, the invasion of Pakistani military in support of the Taliban. The USA overthrew the Taliban in 2001 and continued to occupy it without regard to Afghan sentiments, religion, or culture, leading it to accept the housing of al-Qaeda and Taliban forces.

Iran has played a significant role in Afghanistan for centuries as ancient Iran established the primary language as a part of the Indo-Iranian language.  It eventually led to the Afghanis giving shelter to Saudis led by Osama bin Laden, whose family was close to the Bush family, especially through oil, training for the 9/11 attacks on the USA.

Mike Bickle skipped college and seminary as "god taught me personally"

What the media has ignored or conveniently forgotten is that “The Response” was never a broadly representative Christian event. Those who endorsed the prayer event are notorious right-wing ideologues and recognized/documented hate mongers. These include, of course C. Peter Wagner, as well as Mike Bickle who allegedly became an evangelical Christian when his football coach paid his way to a Fellowship of Christian Athletes conference in Colorado where he heard Roger Staubach, quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys, speak about his “personal relationship with Jesus”.  He uses mind-altering repetitive prayers, much as do Hare Krishna followers, to stupefy his congregations who follow him as if he were a god.

Bickle speaks of a personal relationship with god, including one that is telephonic where he actually hears the voice of god as did Moses. As the founder of the Kansas City–based International House of Prayer (IHOP) that, like the International House of Pancakes, is open twenty-four hours to feed souls, Bickle spreads the message like syrup on pancakes, charging tithes to keep his lifestyle like a Belgian waffle.

John and Judith Benefiel

Following in the steps of Bickle, John Benefiel and his wife Judith are the senior pastors of Church on the Rock (that claims to have one thousand members) and the Heartland Apostolic Prayer Network of Oklahoma City. Suffering from delusions of grandeur and seeing himself as a god anointed profit, John went in August 2010, to Washington DC, to exercise his “spiritual authority” to “divorce Baal” and rename the city that bears the surname of the First President of the USA to “the District of Christ.” 

John plans, along with Cindy Jacobs and other radical right revolutionaries, to return to DC to lay spiritual “siege” to the city and nation in general: forcing all to turn to accept his concept of a Jesus and a god.   Out of touch with reality and a close associate of the Texas Governor, Rick Perry, Benefiel claims that the Founders named the District it in honor of the goddess Columbia.  

Columbia has never been a goddess in any religion.   On the contrary, this “goddess” that frightens the Benefiels is a New Latin toponym for Columb (Christopher Columbus) meaning “Land of Columbus).

Carrying absurdity to the extremes, the Benefiels have libeled the Statue of Liberty a gift from the people of France to the citizens of the USA a “demonic idol” (patterned after a woman whom the Benefiels argue, without historical support, was a goddess worshiped by the Free Masons during the French Revolution) and homosexuality an Illuminati plot .

Cindy and Mike Jacobs

Like Bryan Fischer of the American Family Association, the Benefiels, blame the country’s political problems on the District of Columbia’s supposedly pagan foundations. Following in the footsteps of Benefiel, Cindy Jacobs and husband Mike (a coadjutor in her ministry) of Generals International has a unique record of misstatements, erroneous citations, and total lack of knowledge of hermeneutics and ontology. Like the prophetesses who served as Oracles for the ancient gods, especially at Delphi, Cindy Jacobs claims to have a direct link with her god. This deity, a male, gave her, Kim Clement (who received a surprising and not publicly released personal message from god on February 10, 2007, while in Scottsdale, AZ, for her god told her that the next president of the USA would be male, and according to the published prophecy, this male who will take office in 2008 will find a closeness with god and surprise everyone, for, according to the prophet Kim Clement:

“God says, let Me remind you I will place at your helm a President that shall pray to Me, says the Lord. He will pray to Me. And God says, in the next two terms there will be a praying President, not a religious one, for I will fool the people, says the Lord. I will fool the people, yes I will. God says, the one that is chosen shall go in and they shall say, he has hot blood. For the Spirit God says, yes he may have hot blood, but he will bring the walls of protection on this country in a greater way and the economy of this country shall change rapidly, says the Lord of Hosts. God says, I will put at your helm for two terms a President that will pray but he will not be a praying President when he starts. I will put him in Office and then I will baptize him with the Holy Spirit and My power, says the Lord of Hosts”.

Chuck Pierce Glory of Zion Ministries

and Chuck Pierce (all three being on the Elijah List of promised prophets; Chuck Pierce saw “highways are buckling” as “His Glory and Unity Will Come”—a part of End Times prophecy) the gift of prophecy to see the hurricane devastate Haiti before it happened but warned not to tell the people of Haiti, for the earthquake, as Pat Robertson proclaimed, was divine judgment against the sins of their forefathers two hundred years previously; watch the video here.

Chuck Pierce created his own corporation: Glory of Zion International Ministries, Inc.   Focusing only on prophecy, Chuck travels worldwide to speak on his eleven books, including The Future War of the Church and the Worship Warrior. Pierce has a degree in Business from

Marcus Bachmann practices "reparative" anti-gay therapy

Texas A&M, and has done work at the University of North Texas toward a Master’s degree in Cognitive Systems that he has never finished.  Pierce claims to have a Doctorate of Practical Ministry from the unaccredited Wagner Leadership Institute that has a faculty without recognized credentials and their research is self-published.   The “campus” currently is in California, with “branch campus” in key nations. Courses are primarily on-line or by DVD or CD, much as were the courses for Marcus Bachmann who has an unaccredited “doctorate” in psychology; in some leaflets he claims it is a PhD, but Union (in Cincinnati) only awards Psy.D and they were not accredited until 2005 (after Marcus took his over the internet in “long distance learning”. There is no established campus library, legitimate research is discouraged, and students are expected to reiterate what the “professor” intones.

The outlandish claims of the evangelist Pierce became increasingly less sane with the preachifications of

Randy and Kelsey Bohlender

of IHOP and The Call (headed by Lou Engle, who states that the group denounces “reproductive rights” that he argues is a catchword for pro-abortion rather than family planning, and homosexuality, supporting and encouraging the rapid legislation and enforcement of Uganda’s “kill-the-gays” bill among other anti-gay legislation, which must occur so that The Call can engage in “spiritual warfare” against the Supreme Court of the USA with most citations from the Babylonian myth of Esther.  The Babylonian legend of Esther was adopted and adapted into the Old Testament after numerous arguments on whether or not it was apocryphal or pseudepigraphic.

The Bohlenders style themselves “pro-adoption”.  In truth they are anti-choice as adoption must be of a Christian child to Christian evangelical parents to be acceptable.  The Bohlenders do not believe in birth control (they have seven children) and argue that each child deserves a parent—even an abusive or neglectful parent—provided that the parents are one male and one female in keeping with Biblical law and custom.

Pastor John Hagee, founder Christians United for Israel (2006)

Among the more radical among the group is John Hagee.  Hagee pontificates that when all Jews convert to his Jesus, “the entire nation of Israel will be saved”.   Hagee claims members of all faiths to “seek out the living Christ” at the recent (August 11, 2011) Perry rally in Houston, TX.

When reading the roster of endorsers, including two Roman Catholic bishops of Texas (Corpus Christi and Amarillo) who are under investigation for cover-up of clerical sexual abuse of young people (primarily males: seminarians, choir boys, and altar boys), and one “Jew for Christ” it is not a random cross-section of conservative fustian Christians.  All active participants were Pentecostals of various sects. The fact that there was such an emphasis and disproportionate number of people who are very closely tied together, led by James Dobson and his wife who became wealthy founding and percolating a passionate Focus on the Family in its attacks on they assumed a family was or should be (they were later buttressed by Maggie Gallagher who argues, like the Dobsons that the End Times are upon the world with the legalization of same-sex marriages) and have preached about “the End Times is

Tim & Beverly LeHaye ("Rapture Ready")

near” are like Beverly and Tim LeHaye who founded first (in 1972) the Creation Research Institute, and then the “psychologically-oriented” Family Life Seminars, Inc that has made them financially independent when they created their Left Behind series of novels and fantasy-movies (they are criticized for distorting the Bible and create theology that has no foundation in any religion) that announce the End Times and how those who do not confess Jesus will not be a part of the ancient Hindu belief in The Rapture.

The LeHaye ministry contains a bookstore and various “family shops” that push their self-publications such as the Jesus Chronicles (set is available for $60).   The LaHayes are affiliated with this strain of neo-pentecostalism or charismatic movement, that it cannot be an accident.  Like other evangelists worldwide, Beverly and time cretinously preach “be joyful in your poverty as it is equal to the poverty of our Lord Jesus Christ” and jet First-class to their audiences who are able to pay premium amount for seats to listen to their affirmations of faith.

Vehemently anti-Roman Catholic (he went to Bob Jones University), the LeHayes are opposed to the separation of state and church and prophesizes that Jesus will “restore” a theocracy on the planet and lead a war against nonbelievers.  The Texas GOP has not been neutral.

David Barton

The Texas GOP has been avidly recruiting conservative Christians of all stripes for deep political involvement since the mid-1990s when it gained dominance in Texas and in the US Congress. Former state party vice-chair David Barton, a self-taught revisionist historian, who runs an outfit called WallBuilders out of Aledo, Texas, and played a key role in the pentecostal process and was an endorser, and was hired by the Republican National Committee political consultant in 2004, telling “pastors that they are allowed to endorse political candidates from the pulpit [federal law prohibits that action].”

Barton, like the other evangelists, has formed his own ministry that has made him better off than any of his followers.  Barton has no understanding (or deliberately distorts it) nor formal/academic credentials in history or law, and critics.  Barton denies the Holocaust.  Barton claims all Founding Fathers were Christians, and, like Michele Bachman claims that the Founding Fathers established a theocracy for the new nation.  At the same time, like Bradlee Dean, Barton calls for the death penalty for gays and lesbians claiming such a judgment has always been the rule throughout history. 

Critics dispute the accuracy and integrity of Barton’s assertions about history.  They accuse him of practicing misleading historical revisionism and “pseudoscholarship” (cf. Fea, John (2011). Was America Founded as a Christian Nation? Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press. p. xxvi, and Hankins, Barry (2002). Uneasy in Babylon. University: University of Alabama Press. p. 128).  Barton’s boorish rodomontade on alleged USA history, claiming that the wall separating state and church is fantasy and claims that the USA was established as a theocracy, appears in his book The Myth of Separation (1989) and has been animadverted by US Sen. Arlen Specter (R-PA); cp. Specter, Arlen (Spring 1995). “Defending the wall: Maintaining church/state separation in America” in Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy 18 (2): 575–590).  Despite all the castigations by serious scholars Barton’s books are hailed and quoted by poorly educated politicians as Michele Bachmann and Sarah Palin.

Following in the footsteps of other evangelists who found the pulpit more lucrative than manual work, Barton claims that his god personally ordered him to go to the library and look into the connection between the removal of state-mandated prayer in public schools by the Supreme Court in 1962 and 1963 and the drop in SAT scores (see the video here).  Nearly all of Barton’s citations and quotations are fiction and cannot find substantiation anywhere, such as his claim that President James Madison argued that the future of the new government was “staked upon … the Ten Commandments.” It appears in none of the corpus of Madison’s writings.

Barton claims that the Due Process Clause and the Fourth and Eighth Amendments to the US Constitution came “directly out of the Bible”—but they did not nor is there any record in any of the drafters of the Constitution making such a comment or even an insinuation in their private papers or diaries. Barton condemns the use of Sharia law (Islam) but argues that the courts should use Biblical law.   All of Barton’s books are self-published, and not only have a cornucopia of errors of fact, but even the proofing is poor.

Barton fits into the NAR’s keen interest in establishing Christian dominion over politics as part of their “Seven Mountains” strategy as it rejects, like Barton and The Family of C Street, reality, serious scholarship and peer review.  What is worse is that Barton is becoming the unofficial biographer and has little knowledge of what he is writing about.   While the NAR is eager to elect—if it can control—Rick Perry to the presidency, Perry is not the only potential GOP candidate who is courting NAR involvement and direction. Others “include

Sarah Palin testing another gun

Sarah Palin, who has an over 20-year relationship with Alaskan Apostle Mary Glazier; Newt Gingrich, who was anointed by Lou Engle (who also blessed Mike Huckabee) on an internationally televised broadcast in 2009; Michelle Bachmann [who has declared a war on sin]; [and] Rick Santorum.”

Sarah Palin may have the inside track to NAR since she was mayor of the tiny town of Wasilla, Alaska, and in 2005, was blessed publicly by the self-ordained “Bishop” Thomas Muthee at the Wasilla Assembly of God church.  Muthee is from a somewhat larger Kenyan town of Kiambu, but gained notice when he converted from being a witchdoctor and pagan priest. 

Thomas Muthee

Muthee is like all NAR devotees, he lies. Muthee claims that in 1989, he saved the city of Kiambu from “the clutches of crime, car accidents, speakeasies and even late-night discos by driving a particularly formidable witch called Mama Jane out of town.”  This contention is disputed by herbalist Jane W. Njenga, a pastor with the African Mission of the Holy Ghost Church—she is better known as Mama Jane. When she discounted Muthee’s lie that she owned a pet python and was hated, she asked: “If I am bad, why haven’t people attacked me? Why haven’t they burnt this building down? That is what people here do to witches.”

Kenya's Pastor Jane Wanjiku Njenga whom Thomas Muthee claims is a witch

Pentecostal Apostolic Pastor Jame Wanjiku Njenga is right, for eleven elderly Kenyans (mostly women) were burned to death in May after locals accused them of being watches, torched their homes, and committed other atrocities against those they believed were responsible for the death of a child, HIV-AIDS, and even rape, murder, and cattle rustling. The majority of the people are poor, but as Jane Karande said, “If you want to get rich fast, just start a church”. 

Bachman praying for the defeat of health care for all Americans

To push its flagitious agenda, the NAR is working at infiltrating government: both with staff as well as with politicians. The 2012 race is critical, as the NAR wants a member to be elected as President so that Medicare and Medicaid will be destroyed and people will have to call upon the god of the NAR, and social security is to be done away with so that families become stronger and help their elderly relatives.   All of this is based on the premise that everyone will “turn to Jesus” when the evangelicals’ Jesus returns as a great warrior in the Apocalypse and destroy all who do not believe in him or the NAR. It is for that reason that Perry produced his prayer fest, Bachmann, Palin, Santorum and other politicos headed to Iowa where religion is strong, public education growing increasingly weaker as the venal Iowa legislature attacks it and Iowa teachers identical to the pattern set by Rick Perry in Texas, and investigation of claims nearly non-existent (both Iowa and Texas want a voucher system–with Branstad of Iowa’s proposals actually a weight thrown against learning–so that parents can elect parochial learning over solid public learning and indoctrinate their children in the fantasies of the Middle Ages, but like all states, Iowa and Texas suffering under Tea Party mandates for textbooks that are blatantly inaccurate and damage learning and where the Texas governor has little support from the teachers) try to proclaim their educational excellence when it does not exist).  

Politicians go where the energy and money is as they need both to be voted into office or returned to office.  Politicians seek out people who put together a network, as does the NAR that has a strong networking scheme, as seen graphically in the Heartland Apostolic Network that has a presence in all 50 states.

Most candidates can publicly identify themselves with the NAR without anyone else being the wiser, as the NAR promises anonymity. Like many other movements, the NAR has its own lingo that allows politicians to speak directly to NAR members in coded language. This allows politicians to directly soliciting their support, telling them “I’m one of you” without anyone else realizing what’s being said. This happened repeatedly in 2008, when Palin openly talked about “prayer warriors”: those who are part of the NAR’s spiritual warfare program and in training for the Final Battle.

The NAR uses the expression “the head and not the tail” as the “battle cry for the Seven Mountains Campaign.” The Seven Mountains are actually seven spheres of influence that make up the mind molders that control Nations. He who occupies these mountains controls the harvest. Into this mix comes the ancient Babylonian Advocate who once was a god, but is still styled as a “son of God” (Job 2:1). According to the Old Testament and the Babylonian texts, Satan only has as much power as granted by senior gods (elohim: אֱלהִים). These gods allow Satan (הַשָׂטָן) over these mountains so that he can increase his own capacity for “Mind Control.”  That is what the NAR desires: total control over the minds of others, much in the same way that the mythological brother of Moses, Levi, gained control over the Hebrews and lived comfortably off of demanded tithes. The Seven Mountains (mind molders) are (1) Spirituality and Church, (2) Family, (3) Education, (4) Government and Law, (5) Media and Communication, (6) Arts and Entertainment, and (7) Business and Finance—all seen by the NAR as their path to a theocracy, misusing (as did the ancient Hebrews) the message of Joshua 1:11: עִבְרוּ בְּקֶרֶב הַמַּחֲנֶה וְצַוּוּ אֶת־הָעָם לֵאמֹר הָכִינוּ לָכֶם צֵידָה כִּי בְּעֹוד שְׁלֹשֶׁת יָמִים אַתֶּם עֹבְרִים אֶת־הַיַּרְדֵּן הַזֶּה לָבֹוא לָרֶשֶׁת אֶת־הָאָרֶץ אֲשֶׁר יְהוָה אֱלֹהֵיכֶם נֹתֵן לָכֶם לְרִשְׁתָּהּ׃ (a repeat of Joshua 1:2), which grants the Hebrews the right to steal the land of others and use it for themselves—never once in this text does it claim that the land always was and would always be the right and lawful property of the Jews.  

Before the Habiru came into the Palestinian lands of Cana, they had been a band of thieves in India. The Habiru (the name is found in Akkadian cuneiform scripts that has led many scholars to argue that the Habiru first infiltrated Egypt and then traveled east to conquer Canaanite cities, among which would be Sodom, Gomorrah, Zoar, and what would become Jerusalem; the name is found in various Sumerian, Egyptian, Akkadian, Hittite, Mitanni, and Ugaritic sources, dated, roughly, between 1800 BCE and 1100 BCE, to a diverse group of people living as nomadic invaders in areas of the Fertile Crescent from Northeastern Mesopotamia and Iran to the borders of Egypt in Canaan where they were always low-level workers) carried out their carnage and assault on civilization until they finally settled in what would become Judea.  As conquerors, they incorporated the Canaanite goddess Asherah (Venus) as the consort to their agricultural god Yahweh. This program of incorporation became the seed for dominionism of the NAR.

The campaign for dominionist control is an evangelical effort to penetrate and transform public life into one of total spirituality associated with a theocracy where religion rules; for example: Iran and the total government and laws (based on the Qur’an) agenda.  What is to be substituted by the NAR is the Qur’an with their Bible.  It is the “taking control of the “Seven Mountains” (such as the legendary Seven Hills of Rome), but these are grand, or fortified mountains. It is to these mountains Jesus is to descend on his return to earth, and from these mountains Jesus and his army will wage warfare.

Dominionism is funded, in the USA, by the Republican Party (GOP = God’s Own Party).  Dominionists believe that Christians alone are Biblically mandated to occupy all secular institutions until Christ returns—but there is no consensus on when that might be.   For the Weekly Planet, John F. Sugg wrote:

Dominion theologians … preached … that it was Christians’ job to take over the world and impose biblical rule. Christ would not return, they said, until the church had claimed dominion over all of the world’s governments and institutions … In 2000, the Republican Party of Texas declared that it “affirms that the United States is a Christian nation.” Last month, [February 11, 2004,] that sentiment reached the national level. The Constitution Restoration Act of 2004 was introduced into Congress.   Among the sponsors of the bill are Rep. Robert Aderholt (Alabama), Rep. Michael Pence (Indiana), Sen. Richard Shelby (Alabama), Sen. Zell Miller (Georgia), Sen. Sam Brownback (Kansas), and Sen. Lindsey Graham (South Carolina).  The House version is H.R. 3799 and the Senate version is S. 2082.  The bill limits the U.S. Supreme Court and federal courts to hear cases involving “expressions of religious faith by elected or appointed officials,” and be required to acknowledge Christianity’s God as the “sovereign source” of “our laws.”

If the proposed legislation had passed, it would have reached back in history and reverse all judicial decisions that have built a wall between church and state, and prohibit federal judges from making such rulings in the future. By becoming “the head and not the tail” the USA would cease being a democracy.

The “head and tail” too often spoken of by the NAR is taken from Deuteronomy 28:13.  It gives the chosen ones of god (NAR) the authority to rule (cf. Deuteronomy 28:14. 

Mushussu (Babylonian god)

NAR apologia is from the Old Testament–only small bits are from the New Testament, and then focused on Matthew 10:34.  The “head and tail” is not unique to Judaism nor the NAR, but is not unique with either.  The “head and tail” reflects the ancient Babylonian god mushussu [from Mushhushshu {dragon}]:  a hybrid creature covered with scales, having a serpentine head to symbolize wisdom that is why the Serpent in the Garden knew scripture and could debate Eve.  It had a head that had the double horns of the Arabian horned viper. It had front legs like a lion and the claws of a bird of prey, while its tail terminated in a scorpion sting; these gods were depicted without wings and thus walked the earth or crawled around trees.  The creature’s purpose was to arouse: to stimulate eroticism and sex, with the Babylonian Tree of Life being the erect penis that would generate life if worshipped with caresses.

Babylonian solar disk "Ashur" (Tree of Life)

The Hebrews called it “the Beast” (the talons appeared in the form of mathematical numerals: 666) and was transmogrified into Babylonian armies that fought on the fields of Gog and Magog (Hebrew: גּוֹג וּמָגוֹג‎; Arabic: يَأْجُوج وَمَأْجُوج).  It is a part of the eschatological and apocalyptic fantasy in Genesis 10:2.   The fiction that a warrior king (messiah: מָשִׁיחַ or مسيح) would rule over the earth from Gog and Magog is found only in the Dead Seal Scrolls: cf. Bøe, Sverre (2001). Gog and Magog: Ezekiel 38-39 as pre-text for Revelation 19,17-21 and 20,7-10. Mohr Siebeck (Wissunt Zum Neun Testament Ser. II, 135), pp. 173-175 and 311-315; read it online  (it loads slowly). 

1874 map of Gog, Magog, Gomer, Togarmah

The publisher notes, John alleged author of the Apocalypse, errors in attempting to make ethnic enemies of the people of Gog and Magog whereas there is no historical or linguistic proof of this fantasy; at best the ancient tribes were neighbors who refused conversion to a more primitive theology:

Sverre Bøe untersucht die johanneische Verwednung der verschiedenen  Gog- und Magogtraditionen in der Offenbarung 19,27-20,10. Er leistet damit einen Beitrag zu den laufenden Diskussionen über die zwischentextliche Beziehung zwischen der Offenbarung und dem Alten Testament. Bøe vertritt den Standpunkt, daß Johannes Ezechiel 38-39 häufig benutzt hat und daß es strukturelle  Analogien  zwischen  Offenbarung 19,11-22,5 und Ezechiel 36-48 gibt. Er schließt daraus, daß Gog und Magog in der Offenbarung nicht als Feinde Israels im ethnischen Sinn gesehen werden, da Johannes seine Vortexte  allgemein  zu gestalten scheint, damit sie der neutestamentlichen  Vorstellung  vom Volk Gottes als Christen aus allen Nationen entsprechen.

Babylonian tale of the evolution of Jeohovah

It  is a pre-Babylonian theological concept that comes from various Ethiopic

Initializing the Hapiru

tribes (then known as Mwluhha, who ultimately

Hapiru in Egyptian hieroglyphics and lore

settled in Sumeria) who settled into seven spheres (or districts).  These spheres were for the introduction of elements that would create gods who would give birth to demigods (such as Yahweh) and then to giants, and ultimately to man.  It would give way to the evolution of the Hyksos who were wanderers.  The Hyksos would enter into Egypt, and from their work as laborers, giving rise to a poor class known as Hapiru (Habiru).   From these people the Egyptian theology would be transferred into a local ontology that would be carried to Sumeria.  The material that was falsified, or plagiarized, became the focal point for the NAR and End Times ministries since it detailed the heavenly battle and final purge on earth that is only barely mention in the Apocalypse of John (the Book of Revelation): a work of fiction similar to Mel Gibson’s bastardized movie “The Passion of Christ”.

The NAR aims to re-establish these seven spheres and obtain complete dominance of human society around the world.  This message has greater power than merely opposing abortion or gay marriage as Jesus will make all laws and those who protest will be dispatched from life.  Surprisingly, the words of Wagner and his cohorts pass unnoticed by reporters unfamiliar with the NAR. This is tragic as the entire NAR theology is based either on Wagner penned fiction or ancient tales predating Babylon, Akkadian and older societies that have appeared in mistranslations or bad interpretations in modern writings gleaned from ancient scrolls and cuneiform inscriptions.

While the media is making calls to Perry camp now that the Texas Governor has declared his official candidacy, the NAR has a national contender that can count on to carry the torch of intolerance into the nation’s battle ground around the ballot box.  One thing, however, is clear:  Governor Perry is not the only state-level figure connected to the NAR. If the NAR prophets are correct, he will not defeat the current incumbent in the White House who, according to the prophecy, is guaranteed two terms.

Wagner/NAR broadcast that church growth was limited in some places because of demonic power. This will change when their candidate assumes office as President of the USA.  At that point, the NAR can initiate the process of “spiritual mapping”:  a geographical approach to demon-fighting.  Establishing geographic dominion over cities and states such as through the Iowa Caucus, and then primaries in other states, makes perfect sense on the way to controlling the USA and similarly dominating and ruling over whole nations that will eventually the world if there are powers that can be controlled.  This will come to pass, the NAR details, when it is closely aligned to big businesses (such as the Koch Brothers, who are numbered in its membership) that can rapidly funnel money into political races where the conservative elements, most of which are NAR adherents, have registered for a place on the ballot—at all levels, as with Scott Walker and the GOP in Wisconsin where $25 million was thrown into GOP war chest to fight a recall in August 2011, and Terry Branstad the GOP in Iowa (Branstad, a Norwegian-American Lutheran from Leland, Iowa, took an undergraduate degree from University of Iowa and a degree in law from Drake University, with some of his classmates musing that he slept through any course in ethics, which may have influenced his indecision and inaction when his son Eric, then sixteen years old, on August 18, 1991, killed an elderly couple: Charles E. McCullough, age 65, and his wife Jean M. McCullough, age 60 in a car accident.  The sitting governor did nothing and media focused its attention on the murderer, not on the McCulloughs who were passed over with the annotation “the elderly couple”.  Eric was fined a token $15 even though he was driving 10 miles over the speed limit and had been drinking alcohol.  What did happen afterwards demonstrated the father’s power over the agreeable legislature, as Terry petitioned the state legislature to amend its capital punishment law, but without affecting Eric. 

Eric had only minor injuries but was airlifted to Iowa Methodist Medical Center and Mercy Hospital, while the older McCullough had to wait for an ambulance despite sustaining injuries that would lead to death.  Many in Iowa questioned this decision. The hospital refused to comment after the accident, and when I telephoned, I was informed that the statutes of limitation had expired and it was confidential.

Terry Branstad (Iowa Governor) during an interview February 10, 2011

After Branstad served his final term [he filled the office of governor from 1983-1999, making Terry the longest-serving governor in Iowa history, he was also the youngest governor, taking the office when he was 36], Branstad became President of Des Moines University: a post-graduate medical school.  The appointment was political, but paid better than any other job Branstad had before.  After winning a return to the State House in 2010 that was funded with out-of-state money from the Koch Brothers and Tea Party supporters, he continued to collect his original pension as governor ($50,000), plus residuals from Des Moines University (in 2008, he was earning $357,000), plus his salary as a sitting governor ($130,000)–making him among the highest paid Iowans; however, his current salary will not reduce his retirement benefits, unlike other retired state workers under age 65 who return to service, because of a provision he signed into law as governor in 1992 that exempts retirees who return as elected officials from pension cuts, which many Iowans see as  hypocritical given the governor’s plans to slash public spending and his calls for shared sacrifice.  His clique of inept, marginally educated and weak on thinking members of the Tea Party/GOP who are more worried about protecting big-agribusiness from being exposed for animal cruelty than concerned about education in Iowa has taken over control of Iowa’s government reducing Iowa transparency in government by vetoing legislation that would have opened to the public the meetings and records of the School Administrators of Iowa, and his friend and crony who became Superintendent of Education has as much merit as Rick Perry’s chief in Texas), and so forth.

It is not surprising to see where NAR-related individuals have gained state-level power: they are rigidly conservative, Tea Party controlled, and bent on changing the entire fabric of civilization and culture in the USA. The most famous member of the NAR is Sarah Palin. She became governor of Alaska (resigning after two and one-half years to promote herself for the USA presidency), was the Vice Presidential running mate of John McCain.  Currently Palin is aiming for the presidency of the USA.

Little was said or written about her deep involvement with the NAR as Mayor of Wasilla.  There has been scant attention paid to her being blessed by NAR apologist and warrior Bishop Muthree, but it is now clear that she first joined a statewide “prayer warrior” network under NAR Apostle Mary Glazier when she was 24 years old.

Protest against banning books

When Sarah Palin first ran for Wasilla City Council in the 1990s on an explicitly religious platform, it was unprecedented for the town but perfectly normal by NAR standards.  Banning books from the public library when she became mayor was similarly unsurprising once you understand the dominionist ideology she embraced as the NAR is determined to control what is read, listened to, and seen.  It is quite possible that Palin sees herself as a chosen vessel through which God is working to bring this nation closer to Him, and with her demonic ability to attract large angry crowds makes her especially dangerous.   The only thing that could stop Palin is if there is sufficient proof that she was not the mother of what she claims is her fifth child–a claim that has been doubted since the child’s birth:  she never experienced morning sickness, never felt the constant urge to urinate, never experienced any discomfort in getting into or out of any vehicle, and never mentioned feeling the fetus/baby kick.  Sarah gave a speech in Texas, then flew back to Alaska, all the while having labor pains–which is next to medically impossible.  It is impossible if one blogger in Alaska is correct, that Sarah Palin had a tubal ligation (she had her tubes cut) after her last baby (Piper) was born, in which case that would make the baby the first baby by her daughter Bristol.

Westboro Baptist Church Rev. Fred Phelps (Kansas)

Governor (and former US Senator) Sam Brownback of Kansas doesn’t have anything close to Palin’s longtime involvement as a prayer-warrior foot-soldier, but he has played a highly visible role as a general while serving in the Senate before becoming governor. While in the Senate, Brownback spent years supporting the NAR’s “reconciliation” strategy with Native Americans, both sponsoring legislation and appearing at NAR events.  

Westboro Baptist Church protest

Brownback was the only sitting governor to accept Perry’s invitation to attend The Response, and it is worth noting that Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka, Kansas: a state that is home to numerous fringe groups hiding behind the mask of religion (Kansas and Iowa have six active hate organizations, California has sixty-eight, and Texas fifty-nine).  The Westboro Baptist Church is among the most hate-filled institutions in the USA and is openly calling for the execution of homosexuals, demanding that couples stay married, that education follows scriptural guidelines, and so forth—all in keeping with the NAR.

In Hawaii in 2010, before now-governor Ambecrombie joined the race, both the leading Republican and Democratic candidates for governor were deeply involved with NAR. They had almost achieved their goal of making the election irrelevant for their purposes. This changed, as Bruce Wilson, wrote in his blog post, Christian Right Claims Both 2010 Hawaii Gubernatorial Candidates. It began with a quote from Ed Silvoso urging people in New Jersey to kill LGBT members.  Silvoso is a global NAR leader who is intimately involved with promoting the Ugandan “Kill the gays” law, and who has argued that Hawaii could lead the nation in assassinating homosexuals: “It doesn’t matter if the Republican or the Democratic candidate wins the governorship [of Hawaii]. Either one is already in the kingdom”.  Uniquely, the Democrat, Honolulu Mayor Mufi Hannemann, is a Mormon, despite the fact that the NAR regards the Mormon church as being under demonic control — the same as the Catholic Church.  NAR groups even go so far as to burn the Book of Mormon as a form of “spiritual warfare” (taking the idea (misinterpreted) from the Letter of Paul to the Ephesians 6:11-18:  11ενδυσασθε την πανοπλιαν  του  θεου  προς  το  δυνασθαι υμας στηναι προς τας μεθοδειας του διαβολου 12οτι ουκ εστιν  ημιν η παλη προς αιμα και σαρκα αλλα προς τας αρχας προς τας εξουσιας προς τους κοσμοκρατορας του σκοτους του αιωνος τουτου προς τα πνευματικα της πονηριας εν τοις επουρανιοις 13δια τουτο αναλαβετε την πανοπλιαν του θεου ινα  δυνηθητε  αντιστηναι εν τη  ημερα τη πονηρα και απαντα κατεργασαμενοι στηναι 14στητε ουν περιζωσαμενοι την οσφυν υμων εν αληθεια και ενδυσαμενοι τον θωρακα της δικαιοσυνης 15και υποδησαμενοι τους ποδας εν ετοιμασια του ευαγγελιου της ειρηνης 16επι πασιν αναλαβοντες  τον θυρεον της πιστεως  εν ω δυνησεσθε παντα τα βελη  του πονηρου τα πεπυρωμενα σβεσαι 17και την περικεφαλαιαν του σωτηριου  δεξασθε και την μαχαιραν του πνευματος ο εστιν ρημα θεου 18δια πασης προσευχης και δεησεως προσευχομενοι εν παντι καιρω εν πνευματι και εις αυτο τουτο αγρυπνουντες εν παση προσκαρτερησει και δεησει περι παντων των αγιων but the term “spiritual warfare” exists nowhere).  What is bizarre within in the NAR is that they condemn Mormons and the Book of Mormon but allow Mormons to join their “reformation revolution” like Hannemann.

The Republican Lt. Gov. James “Duke” Aiona, is positively Palin-like in his NAR enthusiasms: In 2004 Lt. Governor James “Duke” Aiona, dedicated Hawaii and its public schools to Jesus.  Aiona did this to show contempt for the separation of state and church and to prove to his Jesus that he would stand ready to fight for the Kingdom Come.  To the chagrin of both of the official candidates, longtime Democratic Congressman Neil Abercrombie entered the race and won.  The NRA was livid.

To hide its racism, as does the Tea Party (the NAR controls nearly all of it), the NAR branch of the GOP has been working to recruit conservative Blacks to enter political races.   The NAR and Tea Party/GOP know that if Perry is the GOP nominee and runs for president, his success may depend on minority voters.  Including minorities is the political arena with white people is unique within the NAR and is strikingly different from old-school fundamentalists and Jerry Falwell’s Religious Right. While the NAR is trying to form its own ‘Rainbow Coalition’ in the Religious Right, it is still excluding minorities (Blacks, Asians, Native Americans, and so forth who are homosexual or who are liberal) which the NAR frequently confuses and joins the two groups together.  

Maggie Gallagher

In 2008, NAR joined Maggie Gallagher in declaring Proposition 8 (legalizing same-sex marriages) was inspired by the Devil and under demonic control.  Then there are additional qualifiers: religion (you have to be their brand and mode of Christian, or a “Jew for Jesus”), of antiquated education (you can not affirm, adhere to or express any acceptance of evolution or modern science), matrimonial status (if you are married, you must stay married even if one of the spouses is in an adulterous lifestyle, molest children, and so forth), as marriage is termed to be “indissolvable”.  Lou Engelwants a new breed of black prophets to rise up and use their social justice civil rights kind of bona fides to lend authenticity and

GOP candidate Herman Cain

credibility to the anti-abortion and anti-gay rights movements by claiming, as GOP contender Cain states, he cannot change his skin color, but he can change his sexual orientation (a reality that is impossible as noted by both the American Psychological Association and American Psychiatric Association (that has boldly declared that homosexuality is not a choice) and condemns “reparative” psychology and counseling as fraud and practiced by Marcus Bachmann, husband of NAR/GOP/Tea Party candidate Michele Bachmann.  The APA judged:

“The potential risks of ‘reparative therapy’ are great, including depression, anxiety and self-destructive behavior, since therapist alignment with societal prejudices against homosexuality may reinforce self-hatred already experienced by the patient. Many patients who have undergone ‘reparative therapy’ relate that they were inaccurately told that homosexuals are lonely, unhappy individuals who never achieve acceptance or satisfaction. The possibility that the person might achieve happiness and satisfying interpersonal relationships as a gay man or lesbian is not presented, nor are alternative approaches to dealing with the effects of societal stigmatization discussed.” [Position Statement: Psychiatric Treatment and Sexual Orientation, American Psychiatric Association, 1998].

It is the fraudulent, nearly criminal and totally un-American, practices of people like Marcus Bachmann that have led to the rise of suicides among homosexuals. There has been a distinct and numerically verifiable escalating number of homosexual suicides occurring in Michele Bachmann’s congressional district. The number of suicides by the LGBT community in Michele Bachmann’s district has reached an epidemic position that Michele refuses to address while new suicides spike.   Marcus Bachmann has lied regularly when queried about his “clinic” being anti-gay and conducting fraudulent and harmful “reparative” counseling whereas, in fact, the Bachmann Clinic is nothing more or less than a house of prayer where the alleged counselors “pray away the gay”.  As I have noted before, Bachmann does not have a PhD in psychology or counselling, is not recognized by the American Psychological Association as a legitimate practitioner, and is not licensed with the State of Minnesota to practice psychology; Marcus Bachmann is a fraud.

Both the American Psychiatric Association and American Psychological Association’s findings on sexual orientation are accepted by the American Medical Association.   The NAR and GOP are working feverishly to rewrite history textbooks and popular psychology books so that their Weltanschauung takes presence over facts, and fiction is elevated to the altar of expediency. Pseudo-historians, such as David Barton, argue that Blacks were happier as slaves than living as free men in poverty, and that homosexuality is a choice and can be discarded like a used tissue.  Revisionist historians that are members of the NAR are now declaring that US Senator Joe McCarthy (R-WI) was a fervent patriot and committed no wrongs or injustices, that all Muslims are evil and working to overthrown Christianity, and similar distortions of the truth.  Far more telling is the NAR and GOP launch of “new history standards” that rebrand conservatives as the champions of Blacks, Latinos, Jews, and even women, and that liberals are the enemy intent on enslaving everyone, with no mention how a few superrich, like the Koch Brothers and Mitt Romney (who is personally worth more than $250 million), are buying elections regularly.  For the first time in over two hundred years of American history and judicial review, corporations are people: a judgment that was issued by venal Supreme Court conservative justices in the pay of the Koch Brothers and financially well-off conservatives intent on ending labor unions.  The US Supreme Court with its NAR judges (Scalia, Thomas, Alioto all who are ethically challenged) is beneath contempt, and it is insane for any rational individual to consider any rulings it makes as authentic, as the Unholy Trinity, joined by Kennedy, have made law a marketable commodity.  This became clear when US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is surprised that he has agreed to participate in a meeting of the so-called “Constitutional Conservative Caucus,” organized by evangelical extremist Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R-MN) who is closely tied to End Times (the term “End Times” does not exist in the Bible; it has been misinterpreted in reading by charismatic evangelicals, who cite Isaiah 2:4 and 11:9, with the messiah coming before 2240 CE if one dates the creation of the planet as being 6000 years ago: Babylonian Talmud Rosh Hashana 31a and Sanhedrin 97a, Zohar (1:117a) and Zohar Vayera 119a; among Christians it is a mistranslation of Matthew 24:15-22, Mark 13:14-20, Luke 21:20-33.  Roman Catholics cite 1 Thessalonians 5:2, while mainstream Protestants define End Times based on Matthew 24:7-8, and Mark 13:8: both are mistranslations and misinterpretations as Matthew 24:36 states that no one will know “the hour of my coming” nor are there any special signs to indicate when the world will end.  A lot of this misinformation and bad translations came from the Dallas Theological Seminary in Texas.  The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints [Mormons] took up the End Times hysteria in the nineteenth century, based on Doctrine and Covenants 88:110.  Islam, also, has an End Times movement, basing its assumption on Qur’an 43:61 when the earth experiences a major quake, the core will break, and the planet become greater: Qur’an 99:1, 69:13-14, 70:8, 84:3-4, 20:105-107, 99:1-6.  Jewish, Christian, and Islamic opinions on Tribulation and End Times are not original with any of the three major faiths, for all borrowed heavily from Zoroastrianism:  Beit-hallahmi, B. (2004). “Death, Fantasy, and Religious Transformations”, Pivan, Jerry S. (2004) The Psychology of Death in Fantasy and History. Westport, CT: Praeger;  “A case study of Brahma Kumaris, a contemporary group characterized by an apocalyptic vision (kept hidden from nonmembers)”; cp. Moazami, Mahnaz. (Winter 2000) “Millennialism, Eschatology, and Messianic figures in Iranian Tradition” Journal of Millennial Studies, Boston, MA: Boston University.   While Hindus reject an End Times, they do argue that there will be a period of unrighteousness that will lead the gods into purifying the mortal race: Bhagavad Gita Chapter IV-7 and lead to the appearance of an Avatar) and NAR, vowing to “return the United States … to its theocratic base”.

Many of those drawn in by the NAR’s talk of reconciliation of religions and of sinners are quite sincere. What this actually means in practice is not what many expect. It’s not actually about hearing out real past grievances — particularly since Christianity itself often had a major role in legitimizing, even perpetrating those grievances in the first place, such as justifying Southern slavery with biblical arguments, as described by Larry E. Tise in his 1987 book, Proslavery: A History of the Defense of Slavery in America, 1701-1840 (Tise, Larry E. (c1987), Proslavery: A History of the Defense of Slavery in America, 1701-1840 (Athens: University of Georgia Press). Christianity played an equally important role in justifying the genocide of Native American people from the early colonial period onward, with Native Americans themselves often portrayed as demons.   Reading NAR literature shows it to be only rhetoric of reconciliation that is opposite the actions of the NAR / Tea Party actions.  What the NAR has done is started a de facto culture war.

In a guide to Talk2Action’s articles on the NAR, put together last October, Tabachnick wrote that “they literally demonize religions outside of evangelicalism, including burning of Mormon, Catholic and Native American artifacts, and excursions in which they claim their ‘spiritual warfare’ supernaturally damages icons and infrastructure of other faiths.” Only the NAR can be “Keeper of the Keys” (with their offshoot evangelical crusaders known as the Promise Keepers that had an annual income of more than $100 million a year, is chauvinistic and refuses women a say by the false claim that the male is superior as judged by their god; membership and income dropped after 1990, with women refusing to “stay in the kitchen, have babies” and be enslaved to their husbands; by 1998, membership and attendance forced the organization to lay off its entire staff; see the Promise Keepers role in “reconciliation” at “Promise Keepers make history with reconciliation rally in D.C.”, Associated Baptist Press, 1997-OCT-5) ruling the USA and all other nations in the name of Jesus who will come to assume his scepter and crown.

NAR Apostles and Prophets Conference

A report from the Trinity Apostolic Prayer Network website describes one such ceremony — held in Olney, Texas, on April 21, 2007 — in which Native American artifacts were destroyed.  The report has since been scrubbed but was saved by Talk2Action researchers. Central to this reconciliation ritual was the destruction of Native American artifacts, which had to be carried out by NAR-designated “representatives” of the Native American people. These were

Mark Wauahdooah

Jay Swallow, a prominent Native American “apostle” and Mark Wauahdooah who was voted out of office as the Comanche Nation Committeeman on April 6, 2011, an NAR-affiliated Comanche. Picking up in the midst of a detailed description, we are told, “Jay then proceeded to lead Mark in the smashing of vessels. One vessel depicted the snakelike features of Leviathan, and the other depicted the Sun god, Baal. They were placed in trash bags, and Mark used a dogwood rod presented to Jay by Chuck Pierce to destroy the pottery. It shattered into many pieces at the joyous shouts of the body of Christ. Tom Schlueter, as an apostolic leader of the region, was invited by Jay and John to lead the group through the Divorce Decree. (He was later told by “the Lord” to open the gates of Texas, by going through Comanche Portal which was to become an open door, to prepare for the revolution to avenge “the atrocities against the Native Americans – especially the Comanche Nation). Judgment was declared. The divorce was finalized. A crystal gavel (presented to Tom by Chuck Pierce) was used to declare the judgment…” Not one Anglo-American artifact was destroyed, as NAR considers Anglo-American artifacts holy have been created by “original” Christians.   No NAR member or official bothered to ask any Native American for his or her thoughts, for Native Americans are not considered to be “white people, like Jesus”.  The Jesus of the New Testament would not have been a caucasian; instead this Jesus would have been a Semitic Caucasian (olive-toned skin); if those who study the Bible use Revelation/Apocalypse 1:15, the author’s Jesus would have been dark-skinned, and have white hair (1:14) both which come from the Babylonian lore found in Daniel 7:9.  He would have been old–not 33 at the time Bible writers claim he died.  Most early theologians, such as Justin Martyr, insisted that Jesus was physically unprepossessing, with “no beauty that we should desire him”, following Isaiah 53:2.  Celus states that Jesus was “short and ugly” in his Λόγος Ἀληθής (about Origen, and Origen did not criticize his pictorialization of Jesus) in 177 CE.

The NAR leaders endorsing Perry’s prayer event had nothing to say to Native Americans who saw such acts of cultural destruction as a continuation of past hostility, even genocide, as those actions were acceptable and excusable in the process of reconciliation. Reconciliation, according to the NAR means that those outside of the Chosen had to give up their heritage and everything they have held dear for generations and accept and adopt that which the NAR believes is “worthy.”  Native Americans, the NAR mused, had to understand that before they came to Jesus Christ they were possessed by demons!  To cleans them of their forefathers’ sin, they had to suffer and watch Christians smash still more artifacts, the same way that Pat Robertson declared that the Haitians were punished with hurricane winds that destroyed their homes and villages—and would have to suffer again until the NAR’s vengeful, hate-filled god was satisfied that their spirit was broken and they would submit to the rule of Jesus in the same way as Muslims submit to Islam. “The beatings will continue until morale improves.” That is the logic? intelligent reporters to ask.

NAR propaganda has no proof, yet people believe in it—in desperation. USA citizens are especially vulnerable, with the collapsing economy that began its downward spiral in 2002 with the wrongful war in Iraq. 

As depression set in, people began to seek alternative forms of life and worship—with many traditional churches rejecting innovations and seeking a return to a legendary past where all was allegedly tranquil. For this reason, many of the conservative churches, including within the Episcopal community turned to the ultra conservative branches in Africa where the bishops and archbishops are not well-educated but preach a literal interpretation of the Bible that gives comfort to those felt betrayed by the advances in science and psychology. To this end, many Assemblies of God and other Pentecostal movements turned to African preachers who were either self-ordained or ordained by others whose credentials are suspect. For example, consider the case of Kenyan witch-hunter Thomas Muthee who claimed he could cure diseases, discover and destroy witches, determine who would be the best candidate for political office, and detail how government should be run and on what budget.

Flying from Kenya to Alaska, Muthee called out Sarah Palin for a special anointing.  A video of Muthee anointing Sarah Palin came to light during the 2008 campaign, but little of the background involved made it into the corporate media or other sources save for YouTube that even exposes “holy laughing” that is popular in Australia and Palin brought it to Alaska and attends when she was in Juneau.

Far from being an obscure backwoods figure, Muthee was one of the stars of a 1999 video, the first in the Transformations series, a pseudo-documentary series advancing strategic-level spiritual warfare that is advertised as having been seen by 200 million people in 70 languages.  Muthee’s reputation was reputedly established by vanquishing a Kenyan “witch” around 1990, as recounted in that video.  This lead to a spiritual, moral and cultural revival, with plummeting crime rates and joy for all.  There’s just one problem: It’s not true. The vanquished “witch” was (and still is) actually a rival preacher. She did not leave her home nor her church. In fact, she never went anywhere. On October 15, 2008, a leading British newspaper, The Telegraph, ran a story datelined Nairobi by Nick Wadhams, with the headline reporting “False claims exposed of Kenyan pastor who protected Sarah Palin from witches”. The article contained this information: “In fact, Mama Jane never left. She is a pastor just down the road from Muthee’s Word of Faith Church.” Mama Jane commented: “Muthee is saying that this was a place of witch doctors. Where do you see the witch?” asked Mama Jane, whose real name is Jane Njenga.” Further down, Wadham wrote, “Rival pastors in Kiambu now denounce Muthee for his treatment of Mama Jane: ‘You cannot make personal gain on crucifying a woman,’ said an ally of Mama Jane, Pastor Gideon Maina. ‘As a man of God, you don’t make your name by stepping on other people’s names.’” Nor were Muthee’s claims of dramatic quality-of-life improvements backed up by facts, either. Indeed, a nine-page 2002 letter from a Dutch Christian work group “Back to the Bible” found numerous factual problems in the various segments of the first two “Transformations” videos that had been released at the time. Regarding Muthee’s claims, they wrote:

“We are told in the video that this area had the worst reputation in the land and was full of violence and rape. But this is not backed up by police reports, authorities of justice or any other official source. There are also no official reports of reform because of the “revival.” We do realize that often things work differently in an African land, so we consulted the magazine “Internationale Samenwerking” (International Co-operation) of the Dutch Ministry of development aid. In this paper, there is no report of a decline in crime during the last years in Kenya.”

When various Christian groups argue against NAR, it asks the question:  Is the NAR “Christian”? Other conservative Christians, especially Pentecostals including Assemblies of God have been highly critical of NAR doctrines and practices. Both NAR doctrines and practices have repeatedly labeled as “unbiblical.” An extensive critique can be found in the 2002 book Strategic Level Spiritual Warfare: A Modern Mythology? by Bishop Michael Reid, who has three degrees from Oral Roberts University (none of any value, as a degree from ORU is equal to one from Bob Jones University where religiosity is more important than academic learning), including an honorary Doctorate of Divinity, and a gay sex scandal (his conservative website Christian Congress for Traditional Values went down almost immediately after the news broke) just like Wagner’s long-time close associate, Ted Haggard, as well as rape. Other critical voices from conservative Christians can be easily found online, repeating many of the same criticisms. Wagner brags that the NAR is the most significant change in how Christianity is practiced since the Protestant Reformation, and all critics agree — except, they say, it’s changed so much that it’s no longer consistent with the Bible. 

Paul Rosenberg, the Senior Editor of Random Lengths News, published an article on the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) and called it the USA version of the Taliban: determined to take over, and to destroy, the world and its artifacts in the same way the Taliban dynamited the great Buddha statues that stood guard along the famed silk route.  The Taliban, like Cronus, ate its own children; so, too, has the NAR that continues to cannibalize its members while fighting to establish a new world order and rewrite history so that it glorifies the NAR and their god.

When it comes to matters that routinely are documented by authorities, the NAR’s record for truthfulness does not warrant any reporter treating them as a reliable source.  The clergy of the NAR have the least credibility and the veracity of their comments doubted. The lack of honesty in the NAR finds few challengers. People are afraid to call “men of faith” liars, and so the lies remain and grow.  Blaming liberals and Democrats for America’s racist past is par for the course in NAR circles. The Republicans (Whigs) were also slave owners, including Washington, Jefferson, Madison, and so forth. 

The NAR and its allies rely heavily on self-trained “historian” David Barton, who, along with many others, not just on the religious right, but among conservatives and Republicans more generally, fail to be factual, offer citations as to where they found their information, or substantiate it based on precise interpretation skills requiring knowledge of the time, clime, position and prowess of those they discuss. Barton is among those who fantasize history, especially the history of the USA. He argues, without substantiation, that American colonies and the American nation were established as a Christian entities — a claim that professional historians reject with mountains of evidence to the contrary, not least the 1797 Treaty of Tripoli, which explicitly states, “The Government of the United States is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion.”

Barton’s argument blaming liberals and Democrats for America’s racism depends on a double deception: First, Barton focuses on pre-1960s history, the time period when the national Democratic Party decisively broke with its racist past (although state Democratic parties did not in the southern tier) — and set in motion the long-term decline of its support among Southern whites. The Republicans immediately took advantage of this break between northern and southern Democrats with Barry Goldwater’s candidacy in 1964, when his home state of Arizona was the only non-Southern state the GOP carried. It was a complete reversal of the 1956 election. This minor detail — later cemented into the long-term electoral “Southern Strategy” under Richard Nixon (Boyd, James (May 17, 1970). “Nixon’s Southern strategy: ‘It’s All in the Charts'”. The New York Times. pp. 215) — is completely missing from Barton’s account. A second deception is that Barton presents the impression that racist Democrats (who predominated most heavily in the South) were synonymous with liberals, while anti-racist Republicans were conservatives.

It is true that anti-racist Republicans in the 1960s were the much-maligned “Rockefeller Republicans,” whose movement conservatives worked very hard to drive out of the party, and it was transmogrified into the GOP of Ronald Reagan who plunged the racist stake deep into the breast of the Republican Party, tearing it from the Big Tent he promised that would include everyone for as he said in 1980 “I believe in states’ rights” even if that included murdering teenagers protesting Jim Crow laws, as Reagan was a racist on the order of Trent Lott and the Republicans he brought into Congress (Apple, R.W. Jr. (September 19, 1996). “G.O.P. Tries Hard to Win Black Votes, but Recent History Works Against It”. The New York Times). 

Alice Peterson's book

Barton, however, does not go far enough to the right for the NAR, leading the NAR to create its own alternative history. In her book Bridging the Racial and Political Divide: How Godly Politics Can Transform A Nation (self-published under the imprint of Transformational Publications {October 29, 2010}; it is not registered with the Library of Congress, WorldCat, or any other library organization that catalogues books), Texas apostle Alice Peterson (Founder and President of Justice at the Gate in San Antonio, TX) not only ignores the mass exodus of racist whites from the Democratic Party, but asserts a continuity over time based on an “invisible network of evil comprising an unholy structure,” which she then identifies with the biblical figure Jezebel ( אִיזֶבֶל / אִיזָבֶל) (the name would translate as Isabel or Elizabeth c. ninth century BCE) daughter of Ethbaal, King of Tyre (Phoenicia) and the wife of Ahab, king of north Israel, great-aunt of Dido, Queen of Carthage, interpreted not as the human figure she actually is in the Bible (1 Kings 18; in the Syro-Phoenician language Jezebel or Iz-ba’al may mean “the Lord (Ba’al) exists/exalts” and was the name for the “King of Heaven” 1 Kings 18:40), but instead as a demon. Roger Williams, the founder of the colony of Rhode Island, and co-founder and pastor of the First Baptist Church in America, also used the Jezebel story in his The Bloudy Tenent of Persecution for Cause of Conscience, but not in the way of NAR apologists. Williams wrote of Naboth and Jezebel as an example of how God disfavor the use of government force in religious matters. Williams believed using force in the name of religion would lead to political persecution, contrary to the Bible’s teachings, and thus warned his parishioners not to become involved with government—the exact opposite thesis as that of the NAR. This would lead the Danbury Baptists to ask Thomas Jefferson to clarify a wall separating church and state. 

Nowhere in Peterson’s account is there any hint that Blacks became Democrats when Democrats renounced their racist past during the civil rights struggles of the 1950s and 1960s, and Republicans eagerly wooed tens of millions of White racist Democrats who fled their party as a result so that by 1984 most Democrats switched to the Republican Party. This was most clearly seen when the last Democrat elected to a Dallas county trial court was John Creuzot in 1992 and then promptly switched parties to continue as a judge. Impressively, this domination continued even during Gov. Ann Richards’ turn in the statehouse. While Richards appointed Democrats to fill empty benches during her tenure (between elections, the governor fills empty district courts, while county commissioners fill vacant county courts) before losing to George W. Bush and his running mate Rick Perry (who was already known to be a closeted homosexual, and aligned himself with NAR and evangelical extremists to stay in power), straight Republican voting picked them off at every election, leading Republican judges in Dallas County to rule against any plaintiff that was known to be a Democrat or Democratic sympathizer.

Alice Peterson

The make-believe “reconciliation” that Peterson writes about has nothing to do with spiritual truth, and everything to do with historical lies: the very foundation of the NAR. This is a typical example of how the NAR reinvents the Bible for their own political purposes, as the same demon has been associated with the Democrats at least since the 1860s and through the days of lying by Rick Perry and NAR.  Simple subjects such as LBJ’s heroic arm-twisting passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act — and Nixon’s race-based “Southern Strategy” to lock up Southern whites for the GOP — are without any historical significance so far as Peterson is concerned, for she has neither the skills, the tools, nor the knowledge to do solid and reliable, verifiable research.  Lest anyone question her too closely, Peterson assures us that she has actually seen the demon Jezebel with her own two eyes — and not only Jezebel, but a few smaller demons beneath her skirt. That may be true, as in the Syro-Phoenician language, Jezebel means “promiscuous” and “promiscuity”. 

Read Rosenberg’s rejoinder to the NAR, and enjoy an excellent summary at the Blue Voice.  Jezebel may assuredly be beneath Peterson’s dress.



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Texas Gov Rick Perry, NAR, and destroying democracy worldwide

Rick Perry Texas Governor and Evangelist for the NAR

On August 6, 2011, Perry and right-wing evangelical leaders sponsored a prayer rally ( and and in Houston’s Reliant Stadium dedicated to “the One True God through his Son Jesus Christ” ( Perry’s message on the event’s website reads (

 “Right now, America is in crisis: we have been besieged by financial debt, terrorism, and a multitude of natural disasters. As a nation, we must come together and call upon Jesus to guide us through unprecedented struggles, and thank Him for the blessings of freedom we so richly enjoy.”

The Texas governor claimed on what is labeled as the governor’s website that

John Hagee

Pastor John Hagee of the Cornerstone Church in San Antonio, Texas, who has said God sent Hitler to hunt Jews so they would return to Israel, and Mike Bickle, director of the International House of Prayer in Kansas City, Mo., who has called Oprah Winfrey the harbinger of the anti-Christ, were solid Christians and sought only forgiveness and reconciliation of the world to his Jesus.  However, the American Family Association (a recognized and designated organized hate organization and and that has endorsed Perry for President is actually managing the big event and the web site where endorser portraits are published.

Christian terrorists, members of the NAR and KKK. Eight people were arrested Tuesday, one on a charge of murder, in connection with the fatal shooting of a woman at a remote Louisiana campsite during what police say was an initiation ceremony for the Ku Klux Klan.

Perry ignores the rising tide of Christian terrorism crashing over the hills and valleys of the USA, suffocating and drowning the Bill of Rights, and washing away the ink from the Constitution as he rifles in on Muslims and other non-Christians and the terrorism that they unleash in retaliation against the evangelical extremism in the USA and their home lands.  Christian terrorists in the USA (such as Timothy McVeigh in Oklahoma City), or in Norway (such as the Christian evangelical Anders Breivik in Oslo and elsewhere) have done as much damage as have Muslims in the Islamic world: from Iran and Iraq to Lebanon and Indonesia. 

Fortunately, Americans United for Separation of Church and State and the ACLU of Texas held a counter rally the day before Perry’s people called on their deity in their “God is Hate” fest.  Featured speakers at the counter-rally “God is Love”, held at the Mount Ararat Baptist Church of Houston, were the Rev. William Lawson, founding pastor of Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church in Houston, and the Rev. Barry W. Lynn, Executive Director of Americans United, followed by additional speakers representing a wide range of beliefs from the Houston community, for a person’s denominational affiliation (or lack of such a membership) was irrelevant: the celebration was for freedom of and from religion noting that diversity strengthens the character of a country, and to show the rest of the country and the world that there is still a respect for the Constitution of the USA and appreciation for diversity in Houston ( with coordinating links at and with a recognition that the majority of the Founding Fathers who wrote the US Constitution were deists, and while Perry and the Southern Baptist Convention disavows and disallows women to preach and the evangelical Christians who support Perry’s usurpation of the US Constitution by casting aspersions on Roman Catholics, with the exception of the retired bishop of Amarillo, Jill Carroll of Houston noted:  “Dorothy Ripley, the first woman to ever preach a sermon in the House, did so in 1806 in front of a big crowd that included President Jefferson and Vice President Burr. The first Catholic to give a sermon in the House did so in 1826 during President Adam’s term” at

The Jewish community of Houston hosted a counter rally in opposition to Perry’s decision to further divide the nation and isolate, especially, the Jewish community in Texas.  The Anti-Defamation League, the event’s organizer and an activist group against anti-Semitism and discrimination, has defined Perry’s rally “misguided and inappropriate” for isolating non-Christians in his constituency and tangling his personal faith with his political office.  “The governor’s message is dividing Texans along religious lines. Our goal is to educate the community why a union between government and religion is harmful to both,” said Martin B. Cominsky, ADL regional director. “It’s a reminder to all people, to Jews, to Muslims, to everyone, how risky this slope is” (  Commenting on a letter to Perry that reads in part:

Your invitation to join in a Christian prayer meeting suggests to non-Christians that they are outsiders.  Coming from someone elected to serve a religiously pluralistic constituency, it is misguided and deeply insensitive. . .

…Our concern is in no way based on hostility toward religion.  Rather, it is based on a deep belief in religious freedom.  It is one of America’s greatest strengths.  The best way to safeguard religious liberty for all Americans is for our government to keep its distance.  We therefore urge you to reconsider your participation in and involvement with The Response event.’

(Read the entire letter at:

signed by Southwest Regional Director Martin B. Cominsky, and North Texas/Oklahoma Director Mark L. Briskman, the two leaders noted that the Anti-Defamation League (ADL):

cares deeply about religious freedom. As our letter says, the best way to protect Christians, Jews, Muslims, and worshipers of all faiths, as well as those who choose not to practice religion at all, is to avoid government endorsement and promotion of religion.  We sincerely hope Governor Perry will agree with us.”

Perry did not agree. Openly, and at the prayer rally, Perry’s patent anti-Semitism was clearly bull-horned in his remarks.  The Texas Governor’s rally of theological terrorism was one of exclusion, not inclusion.  Perry’s god alone would be recognized, not the gods of other people.  Allan E. Parker Jr., the organizer who referred to the rally as for “The One True God,” wrote that it would be “idolatry of the worst sort for Christians to gather and invite false gods like Allah and Buddha and their false prophets to be with us at that time” (

Eddie & Alice SmithDennis and Ginger Lindsey

 The hatred for the rights and beliefs of others were repeated by each of the speakers, with special scathing coming from

Joe & Becky Keenan

the mendicant mercenaries who established their own ministries to rake in tithes while the poor suffer: Eddie & Alice Smith of the Eddie & Alice Ministries of Houston, Mark & Lisa Longoria of My Father’s House of San Antonio, Dennis and Ginger Lindsey of Christ for the Nations who bilk millions in a quest to force conversions, Joe & Becky Keenan Senior Pastors Gulf Meadows Church of Houston, Cindy Jacobs CEO of General International of Red Oak TX, Jane Hansen Hoyet CEO of Aglow International, Jose & Magida

Jose & Magda Hermida

Hermida of Magida Hermida Ministries: Mujers con Poder, Rev. Carolyn Stovall Gilbert President and Founder, Missionaries With The Vision, and others, many of whom are being investigated for sexual irregularities illegal under different jurisdictions as well as skimming money from their ministries, and other crimes.  What is startling is that most fundamental churches and religions reject women in any pastoral position

Benedict XIV

because of St. Paul’s injunction in 1 Corinthians 11:5 a

Bishop John Yanta (Amarillo TX)

rephrasing of Deuteronomy 21:12, and with two Roman Catholic emeritus bishops on the panel both of whom are under ecclesiastical (and potentially civil)  investigation, it is even more strange since popes

consistently have forbidden women to preach publicly or take part in such a meeting, although Benedict XIV (Heroic Virtue, III, 144, 150) wrote that anyone, including “women and heathens” can receive prophecy.  Neither of the Roman Catholic bishops, Rene Henry Garcia of Corpus Christi and John W. Yanta of Amarillo, both of whom have retired after questions arose about clergy sexual abuses of young boys in their dioceses during their tenure (Corpus Christi sexual abuse at and and, with Garcia objecting to the release of the names of pedophiles within the clergy:

Bishop Rene Henry Garcia (Corpus Christi TX)

There is no need for a public announcement to be made that gives the name of the priest and the fact of the accusation and the suspension, and yet, all to often such a public announcement is made.  Such public announcement by a diocese almost always results in media exploitation of the news in a sensational manner to the detriment of the Catholic Church and its priesthood 
at; for Yanta of Amarillo who failed to report sexual abuses, see: and and and,  at Perry’s prayer fest have any serious working knowledge of scripture or church dogma and doctrine, as if either of the bishops were at all knowledgeable on the literal passage allegedly written by St. Paul (1 Corinthians 14:34-35; as I have written elsewhere, this declaration is a forgery and added at least 100-200 years later, but I doubt any of the members have read my book on it; the Greek text reads and a marginally acceptable translation is: “Let the women keep silent in the churches; for they are not permitted to speak, but let them subject themselves, just as the Law also says.  And if they desire to learn anything, let them ask their own husbands at home; for it is improper for a woman to speak in church: αι γυναικες υμων εν ταις εκκλησιαις σιγατωσαν ου γαρ επιτετραπται αυταις λαλειν αλλ υποτασσεσθαι καθως και ο νομος λεγει ει δε τι μαθειν θελουσιν εν οικω τους ιδιους ανδρας επερωτατωσαν αισχρον γαρ εστιν γυναιξιν εν εκκλησια λαλειν (a response to Genesis 3:16: אֶל־הָאִשָּׁה אָמַר הַרְבָּה אַרְבֶּה עִצְּבֹונֵךְ וְהֵרֹנֵךְ בְּעֶצֶב תֵּלְדִי בָנִים וְאֶל־אִישֵׁךְ תְּשׁוּקָתֵךְ וְהוּא יִמְשָׁל־בָּךְ׃ redacted into 1 Corinthians 11:3)” (NASB) they would know that the literal words are that women are to remain silent in any religious gathering—a reality that led to the ostracization of Anne Hutchison in New England (banished from Massachusetts in 1637).

The current Texas Governor is determined to turn the USA into an Old Testament theocracy.  To accomplish this, Perry, a member of Austin’s Tarrytown United Methodist Church, publicly states that he wants the US Supreme Court to put mandatory prayers back into public schools (  It is not a surprise at all is that the Texas governor, who spends hours fixing his hair (for which he earned the nickname “The Coiff”;–by-Kevin-Tully-101116-756.html and as the celebrated and insightful Molly Ivins (1944 – 2007) wrote, Perry is “all hat and no cattle” at, cp. and, is startled (his word) by the fact that not all Texas students share his religious faith or zeal to spread the Gospel as he understands it. 

Perry is especially worried that there are Texas families who are “not religious” and wants that changed immediately ( Perry banded with the discriminatory American Family Association (a recognized hate group, advocates of the radical Seven Mountains Dominionism ideology (that advocates killing LGBT people and to destroy all governments and take over the world to form a one-world Christian theocracy; it is a defined hate group: , and a litany of anti-gay zealots and End Times preachers ( to put on his The Response ( prayer rally.

Don Finto

Texas Gov. Rick Perry is orchestrating an event that rejects both non-Christians and Christians who do not embrace the organizers’ far-right politics and religious fundamentalism, brought the pseudo-organization “Jews for Jesus” (made up of Christian fundamentalists: with Don Finto to “send revival” to Israel and for the Jewish people to “come to their own [Christian] Messiah [in Judaism, the “messiah” is a warrior who will overthrow foreign occupations and religions, which had been the worship of gods other than YHWH—this would include the worship of Jesus of his “God””  (  No negative comment came from the only “Jewish

Marty Waldman

rabbi” Martin Waldman of Baruch HaShem Messianic Synagogue.  Waldman is not a true Jew but a Christian who claims Jewish heritage to “convert Jews to Jesus Christ.”  Waldman is not accepted in the Jewish community as a legitimate Hebrew, and his congregation in Dallas, TX, is marginalized when attending his charade.  

Houston-area clergy members have spoken out against the rally’s exclusive nature and the extreme figures involved in it, saying in a joint letter, “We are concerned that our governor has crossed the line by organizing a religious event rather than focusing on the people’s business in Austin” (  The Houston clergy wrote:

We believe in a healthy boundary between church and state. Out of respect for the state, we believe that it should represent all citizens equally and without preference for religious or philosophical tradition. Out of respect for religious communities, we believe that they should foster faithful ways of living without favoring one political party over another. Keeping the church and state separate allows each to thrive and upholds our proud national tradition of empowering citizens to worship freely and vote conscientiously. We are concerned that our governor has crossed the line by organizing a religious event rather than focusing on the people’s business in Austin.

We also express concern that the day of prayer and fasting at Reliant Stadium is not an inclusive event. As clergy leaders in the nation’s fourth-largest city, we take pride in Houston’s vibrant and diverse religious landscape. Our religious communities include Baha’is, Buddhists, Christians, Hindus, Jews, Muslims, Sikhs, Unitarian Universalists and many other faith traditions. Our city is also home to committed agnostics and atheists, with whom we share common cause as fellow Houstonians. Houston has long been known as a live-and-let-live city where all are respected and welcomed. It troubles us that the governor’s prayer event is not open to everyone. In the publicized materials, the governor has made it clear that only Christians of a particular kind are welcome to pray in a certain way. We feel that such an exclusive event does not reflect the rich tapestry of our city.

The letter was signed by: Rev. Dr. Jeremy Rutledge, minister, Covenant Church, Alliance of Baptists/American Baptist Churches; Rev. Douglas Anders, conference minister, South Central Conference of the United Church of Christ; Rev. Paul Beedle, Unitarian Universalist; Rev. Dr. Ginny Brown Daniel, minister, Plymouth United Church, UCC; Rev. Beth Ellen Cooper-Davis, minister, Northwoods Unitarian Universalist Church; Rev. Michael Diaz, director of connections, Resurrection Metropolitan Community Church; Rev. Pat Farnan, Resurrection Metropolitan Community Church; Rev. Lura Groen, pastor, Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church; Rev. Teddy Hardy, minister, St. John United Church of Christ; Rev. Lori Keaton, United Church of Christ; Rev. Harry Knox, senior pastor, Resurrection Metropolitan Community Church; Rev. Janice Ladd, executive pastor, Resurrection Metropolitan Community Church; Rev. Dr. Becky Edmiston-Lange, co-minister, Emerson Unitarian Universalist Church; Rev. Mark Edmiston-Lange, co-minister, Emerson Unitarian Universalist Church; Rev. Mona Lopez, volunteer staff clergy, Resurrection Metropolitan Community Church; Rev. Laura Mayo, minister, Covenant Church, Alliance of Baptists/American Baptist Churches; Rev. Dr. Daniel O’Connell, senior minister, First Unitarian Universalist Church; Rev. David Pantermuehl, Grace United Church of Christ; Rev. Adam Robinson, assistant minister, First Unitarian Universalist Church; Rev. Ken Richter, senior minister, First Congregational Church, UCC; Rev. Bill Royster, United Church of Christ; Rev. Sam Schaal, transition minister, Bay Area Unitarian Universalist Church; Rev. Robert Tucker, executive director, Foundation for Contemporary Theology; Rev. Ernie Turney, pastor, Bering United Methodist Church; Rev. Bonnie Vegiard, Unitarian Universalist. (Read more at:

Texas secession and Rick Perry

A major problem with a Perry presidential bid is Rick’s repeated verbal

Kathryn Ann Bailey Hutchison

ejaculations that he wants Texas to leave the Union—Secession has been his battle cry for years.  Before Perry makes his decision if he will run for president of the United States, Perry needs to decide if he wants to be a part of the United States, as back in 2009, during Perry’s bumpy reelection race against sitting US Senator Ann Kay Bailey Hutchison who has been embroiled in numerous scandals through her career in politics in Texas (cf. Ide, Arthur Frederick (1994).  From stardom to scandal: the rise & fall of Kay Bailey Hutchison.  Las Colinas: Monument Press), the governor told a Tea Party crowd:

There’s a lot of different scenarios…We’ve got a great union. There’s absolutely no reason to dissolve it. But if Washington continues to thumb their nose at the American people, you know, who knows what might come out of that. But Texas is a very unique place, and we’re a pretty independent lot to boot”  (

Tea Party supporters were Dixiecrats

Rush Limbaugh was a fan of Perry’s statements, and Texas Republicans, too, as Texas Republicans are nothing more than segregationist/racist old-time Dixiecrats  (States Rights Democrats that included many KKK members who promptly switched to the Republican Party after the fear mongering of Sen. Joe McCarthy {R-WI}), who at times would side with the national Democratic Party—but that split with the election of a Roman Catholic to the White House who believed in and fortified a wall separating state and church.   Perry later affirmed his stance, conjecturing: 

We are very proud of our Texas history; people discuss and debate the issues of can we break ourselves into five states, can we secede, a lot of interesting things that I’m sure Oklahoma and Pennsylvania would love to be able to say about their states, but the fact is, they can’t because they’re not Texas.

While there is nothing in the US Constitution nor in the Texas Constitution allowing for secession, according to the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, Texas negotiated the power to divide into four additional states at some point if it wanted to but not the right to secede.  One thing that Perry does have in common with the fundamentalist wing of politics in the USA is the belief that men have some inalienable right over a woman’s uterus, and a “god given right/obligation” to interfere with her freedom of choice as to what she will do with the uterus or any evolving cells clinging to its walls. Just like Republicans in Congress and around the country, Rick Perry’s opposition to “government intrusion” doesn’t apply to women. 

Taking a leaf from the sordid writings of Martin Luther, Perry argues that a woman is the property of a man and as such it is the man who will make the decisions for her.  Luther said of women: “. . . when women speak well, it is not praiseworthy. It befits them to stammer and not be able to speak well; that adorns them much better.” [WA, TR IV, no. 4081, pp. 121-122] “as women cannot be chaste nor pure as nature did not endow them with these attributes” [Letter to Three Nuns, Wittenberg, 6 August 1524, WA, BR III, no. 766, pp. 326-328] for “And who can enumerate all the ludicrous, ridiculous, false, vain, and superstitious ideas of this seducible sex? From the first woman, Eve, it originated that they should be deceived and considered a laughing-stock.” [Sermon on the Ten Commandments, 1516, WA I, p. 407] {All quotations are translated from the German original Werk by Martin Luther.} 

Luther was the original evangelical fundamentalist, who wrote extensively that the one purpose of woman was to produce babies, and her highest good would be to die in childbirth; he had no time for women as preachers or pastors, citing: “I do not permit a woman to teach or to have authority over a man; she must be silent. (1Timothy 2:12: γυναικι δε διδασκειν ουκ επιτρεπω ουδε αυθεντειν ανδρος αλλ ειναι εν ησυχια, in Luther’s bible, it is dulden wir, so werden wir mitherrschen; verleugnen wir, so wird er uns auch verleugnen; the passage is a redaction of 1 Corinthians 13:4 with Luther using Titus 2:5 as his reference since that passage has woman being stupid and capable of “maligning” the Law/word). This was not a part of Perry’s prayer fest, nor is it recognized in the original Methodist theology. Being a Texas Methodist, that means Rick is required to regiment the methodology of his wife’s life, labor, and love, as the inventor of his religion, John Wesley, did not allow women to “exhort” (preach) but required them to remain at home, and it was tempting Satan to invite women to a revival where they could stand up and “exhort”.  His mother did not appreciate his chauvinism, as she was active in her church.

Wesley changed his mind by 1738, when he discovered the zeal of women, and by April 1742, the London Society “of Methodists” listed 66 leaders, 49 of them women. These women were highly visible as leaders, less visible but no less essential in their ministry of hospitality as they accommodated itinerant preachers travelling ceaselessly.

Given his evangelical background and mindset, Perry has pushed for a bill to require all women to have an ultrasound before they can get an abortion.  Perry was convinced, initially, that it would sail through, but it proved to be the first major bill debated in the House, and was declared an “emergency” by Perry himself ( but the Democrats (of which he was one originally) derailed the bill before passage.  As Texas State Representative Carol Alvarado noted in that session, the bill’s author didn’t understand how intrusive his own bill was (  

Carol Alvarado

Representative Carol Alvarado gave the Texas legislature an in-depth description of a trans-vaginal sonogram, which would be required for women eight to 10 weeks pregnant.

This is not the jelly on the belly that most of you think, she said as she held up a vaginal probe.’This is government intrusion at its best’.”

The bill had no provision for victims of rape or incest. It did, however, give Perry more social conservative credentials to trumpet on the campaign trail.  Overnight the Texas Governor became the protector of the “unborn” and even accepted that life began at conception and that sperm and ova were sacred forms of human life.

Perry was not a fanatic on everything when he was not in politics, nor serving in the US military.  That changed when he returned to West Texas.  When it came to money, votes, or men who accompanied him, he was ruthless and sought out that which would help him hold onto power.In addition to his changing concerns over government intrusion, Perry had a bit of a consistency problem where states’ rights are concerned.  This returned when there was debate among the men in the Texas legislature—none of whom could become pregnant–but whom spent hours discussing abortion.  Every male in the Texas legislature determined that he would decide what would happen if a woman became pregnant and what would happen to the woman’s body.Repetitively Perry proclaimed that he wanted Roe v. Wade overturned so states could decide for themselves (  

When it looked like he had a chance at the GOP nomination, Perry declared his support for a federal constitutional amendment that would overturn Roe and ban abortion nationwide.  One thing about Perry is absolutely certain: he is never consistent, especially when it comes to abortion. 

One of the reasons Perry is worried about the zygote/fetus is it could be a born-again Tea Party voter in the future.  This was most likely if the incubating woman was white, evangelical, and Republican.”This is what democracy really is all about,” Perry said, signing the bill. ( 

“It’s the integrity of every vote; that every vote counts. Today we take a major step in protecting the most cherished right of Americans.”  Voting, however, was not seen as a right–save for Republicans.The bill that Perry signed makes “illegal voting” a felony.  It also was an “emergency” item for Perry’s third term as governor.

Perry is not for open voting.  He initiated the Texas voter ID card.

How draconian is the bill?  Perry’s Voter ID bill requires a voter to present one of five forms of ID—a drivers’ license, military ID, passport, concealed handgun license, or a state voter ID card that Texas must provide.  The state faces a budget shortfall of over $10 billion, but Republican Gov. Rick Perry declared voter ID a legislative emergency to help fast-track the bill. All this despite little evidence of actual voter fraud, and plenty to suggest that the laws will end up costing states millions of dollars that they don’t have. 
Studies show that up to 11% of citizens don’t have a photo ID. Forcing voters to buy cards has made states the target of lawsuits claiming such costs amount to a modern-day poll tax. To solve the problem, many states now issue free ID cards, but it’s expensive.   There is plenty of evidence to suggest that it is the elderly, African-American, and Latino voters who are most likely to vote without the types of identification that’s being required in the new legislation.

TX Representative Dawnna Duke

State Representative Dawnna Dukes summed it up succinctly: “I think it’s about disenfranchising groups of people who do not historically vote for the Republican Party,” when the bill was passed (  

What is known is that there are fewer (if any) obstacles to vote experienced by the white and wealthy in Texas and their supporters: white evangelical Christian extremists.  They tend to vote Republican/Tea Party Libertarian.

In a state like Texas, with a large immigrant population, voter ID is not a neutral issue, but rather another obstacle making it less likely people will vote.  Like other governors around the country, Perry pushed for the voter ID bill despite a lack of any proof that “illegal voting” is actually a problem.  What Perry also ignored is that most Hispanics were born in Texas or a border state (New Mexico and Arizona), and had been USA citizens for years, but the law was aimed at them as it is in Arizona, which has begun to see a migration of farm workers out of Texas in search of more hospitable habitats and governments.  This directly has an adverse affect on the Texas economy. 

Texas unemployment rate

Perry still believes that the Texas economy is blooming and growing rapidly;

Texas subprime mortgage rates

he doesn’t talk with the thousands of furloughed teachers, the mechanical workers looking for jobs, the secretaries waiting for a call for new employment or the underemployed and those who have been unemployed for more than one year.

Rick Perry likes to claim—and conservatives like to believe–that Texas’ economy is a shining beacon of hope for the country. And it is—if you like your hope low-wage, low-benefit and deficit-ridden.  As former

Jim Hightower

Secretary of Agriculture and lifelong Texan Jim Hightower wrote:

“…Perry-jobs are really ‘jobettes,’ offering low pay, no benefits and no upward mobility. In fact, under Rickonomics, Texas has added more minimum wage jobs than all other states combined! After 10 years in office, Gov. Perry presides over a state that has more people in poverty and more without health coverage than any other.”  (

Monthly rate late mortgages

Perry’s proclamation of Texas being a miracle state is a miracle only for the wealthy who feed off the labor of the poor, and is easily matched by the “miracle growth” of Mitt Romney who claims that Massachusetts did better when he was governor than there was any governor before or after him.  More children are hungry in Texas than any other state, and with Perry constant banging against the rights of labor the situation will get worse.

Of course, that’s exactly the kind of job growth the country as a whole is seeing now, and it’s just fine with the big-money base of the Republican Party.  As Joshua Holland wrote in AlterNet recently, even as Texas added those “jobettes,” its unemployment rate magically increased to 8 percent from 7.7 percent—and 23 states have a better employment rate than the miraculous Texas (’s_why_it’s_a_complete_basket-case).

So much for that economic miracle, for while Perry pretends to be the magician equal to Mitt Romney, both have been disasters at the financial helm of their ships of state. Texas’s economy is more of an example of the mess the entire country is heading for unless we see a dramatic change in priorities, but that is not likely with Perry as governor—and it would be worse if Perry was President.   Perry messes with Texas on all fronts, and his assault on the economy is in keeping with his attack on education.

Intelligent Design creation museum

Perry’s idea of education is more in keeping with that at Plymouth Rock, than with any modern concept of learning; and the subject matter that Perry proposes is nearly antediluvian.  A strong creationist, for the record when he speaks, Perry wants “Intelligent Design” to be pushed in public schools, and the often-repeated and verified theory of evolution downgraded.  Perry is quoted as saying:

Intelligent design is a concept that is gaining greater traction because it points to a notion that most people believe to be true: that we were created by an intelligent being who designed the human race with great detail and complexity. . . .”  (; cp.   Perry’s claim is totally untrue ( and and and  with even the Baptist Joint Committee on Religious Liberty siding with the 17 year-old at   

To push his religious ideas as “facts”, Perry is demanding that the withering Texas Board of Education present ID alongside of evolution.  Perry is quoted as noting:

“”I am a firm believer in intelligent design as a matter of faith and intellect, and I believe it should be presented in schools alongside the theories of evolution. The State Board of Education has been charged with the task of adopting curriculum requirements for Texas public schools and recently adopted guidelines that call for the examination of all sides of a scientific theory, which will encourage critical thinking in our students, an essential learning skill.” (San Angelo, Texas Standard Times online at   

Don McLeroy chair Texas State Board of Education (2007)

So determined is Perry to force all Texas children to learn creationism that the Texas governor appointed Don McLeroy, a Republican from College Station and a self-described “young Earth creationist” as chair in 2007 of the State Board of Education and pushed as scientific fact that the Earth is only 6000 years old, following a dating set by an Irish bishop more than one hundred years ago, but after the Senate refused to confirm McLeroy’s appointment in 2009, Gov. Perry appointed Gail Lowe, a Republican from Lampasas, as chair. Lowe was a McLeroy clone and voted with McLeroy that same year to require that students learn creationist arguments against evolution in their science classrooms. The majority of the Texas Senate refused to confirm Lowe’s appointment in 2011 (

Texas teachers protest in Austin

Texas teachers protest Perry's paring school funds

 On March 12, 2011, thousands of protesters descended on the Texas state capitol grounds in Austin for a rally against a proposed $10 billion in education cuts to the state school system (  Representatives from 300 school districts, students, teachers, parents, and others marched and called on Perry to use the state’s “rainy day fund” to cover the shortfall in schools rather than lay off a projected 189,000 education workers.

Texas teachers protest inside the capitol building

The officially nonpartisan rally was distinctly anti-Perry with chants of “it’s raining, it’s pouring, but Rick Perry’s snoring” and slogans like “Flunk Perry” plentiful and to be seen everywhere. The publicity surrounding the event provoked a press release from the Koch Brothers funded conservative activist group Americans for Prosperity that had been funneling hundreds of thousands of dollars into all states where unions were strong: destroying the public education system in Wisconsin and Indiana, and attacking union rights in Iowa and elsewhere. 

Peggy Venable (Americans for Prosperity)

Under the direction of the Koch Brothers, Americans for Prosperity called the demonstration a “front for unions” and “raising taxes.”  Exaggerating reality and outright fabricating fiction, Americans for Prosperity’s state director, Peggy Venable, claimed in a statement: “Save Texas Schools is a liberal group posing as a non-partisan, education advocacy organization,” adding, “We can cut education spending without cutting instruction or teachers.  But educrats are calling in all of their forces to oppose any education cuts.” Of course, the budget cuts came and are still coming with the loss of experienced teachers, the dumbing down of education, closure of schools and libraries, and rewriting history, science, and liberal arts (

David (L) and Julia Koch

Education, health care, basic services are on the chopping block, Venable’s primary goal. Few Texans knew that Venable had been the director for the National Republican Party in 1984, served in the federal government for 15 years (White House Liaison to the US Department of Education for the Reagan Administration), sued the Texas Association of Counties in 2005, received over $72,000 from David Koch (Americans for Prosperity Foundation, 2007 IRS Return, Guidestar, August 2008, page 1) in 2007 to watch after his political interests, rejects global warming, claiming carbon dioxide is not a poison but makes crops grow ( a call made by the Competitive Enterprise Institute that is also funded by the Koch Brothers), and wants cap-and-trade policies implemented including calling as being controlled by the Communist Party.  She has a BA in Journalism from Texas State University and has expressed disdain for public education.

Aside from the impact such layoffs will have on the economy, since a good chunk of the new jobs Perry touts as part of his economic miracle were in schools, there’s the actual impact on the state’s students (  It’s not just public schools that take a hit—universities will see their budgets slashed and financial aid eliminated for 43,000 students (  It is because of government cutbacks that over 7000 high school students drop out of school every day throughout the USA (

One Texas school attempted to trademark its mascot and sell advertising space on its school buses and Web site in order to raise desperately needed cash. The New York Times called Perry’s impending cuts “the largest cuts to public education since World War II” (

As Dana Goldstein noted, Texas is a right-to-work state where less than 2 percent of teachers are unionized (  There’s no big bad teachers’ union to be the villain here. There are only honest workers about to be out of jobs, and kids—and the economy–suffering the consequences.

Sex education is even more Neanderthal in thinking and teaching in Texas than in any other state in the Union, this despite the fact that Texas has the nation’s third-highest teen birthrate (  Teen childbearing in Texas costs Texas taxpayers no less than $1.2 billion annually (  Despite this economic fact, a 1998 report from the Texas Freedom Network Education Fund ( revealed that more than 96 percent of the state’s public school districts taught abstinence-only or nothing at all when it came to sex education. Gov. Perry, who opposes comprehensive sex education, continues to argue that young people need to pray when sexual “urges” take control and save their virginity for marriage or for Jesus.

Because of the over preoccupation of what Jesus thinks of teen sex among those unmarried (never mind that Jesus’ mother was not married at the time of his conception and birth, according to the Gospels that never suggest or state that she ever married, as marriage was not a way of life for the poor) the Texas Department of State Health Services, in consultation with the Governor’s Office, in the summer of 2010 ruled out the idea of applying for federal funding for programs that would present medical facts to students concerning sex and sexually transmitted diseases since the federal program mandates a section of the course discusses contraception as well as abstinence to prevent pregnancy (; on the cost of sex education in Texas, read:  In October of 2010, the Texas Tribune asked Gov. Perry about abstinence-only policies on sex education (

Gov. Perry: “Abstinence works.”

Interviewer: “But we have the third highest teen pregnancy rate among all states in the country. . . . It doesn’t seem to be working.”

Gov. Perry: “It works. Maybe it’s the way it’s being taught or the way that it’s being applied out there. But the fact of the matter is, it is the best form to teach our children.”

Interviewer: “Can you give me a statistic suggesting it works?”

Gov. Perry: “I’m just going to tell you from my own personal life, abstinence works. And the point is, if we’re not teaching it, and if we’re not impressing it upon them, then no.

Perry distorted the intent of the question (which was not to promote the notion that young people should be encouraged to have sex).  Perry argued:

If the point is we’re going to go stand up here and say, ‘Listen, y’all go have sex and go have whatever is going on and we’ll worry with that and here is the ways to have safe sex,’ I’m sorry, you can call me old-fashioned if you want, but that is not what I’m going to stand up in front of the people of the state of Texas and say that is the way we need to go and forget about abstinence.”

Geoff Connor

Perry has a real problem with sexuality and especially with homosexuality—especially as, over the years he served in Austin; he has repeatedly been accused of being a homosexual—with his Secretary of State Geoff Connor being his “alleged playmate” that his wife, Anita, caught him with in a compromising situation—causing him to yell at him over her office telephone the next day (  It is reported that Perry kept two chefs (at $10,000 a month) around the Governor’s mansion as they were “intimate friends,” and an exposé was released on Perry’s secret life by the Austin Chronicle on February 27, 2004, by Michael King ( in his article: “Naked City: The Real Sins of Gov. Perry”.  One website noted: “A politically-connected attorney in Texas told me he has known about Perry’s gay side since the 1980s. And two district judges in Odessa told him that the rumor was always there when they served in the Legislature with Perry” ( with Waco, TX, Representative Lane Denton also being identified as a boyfriend, despite having a wife (Betty Denton later served in Austin, sitting in her husband’s seat), and was tried and convicted for embezzling $67,000—but never spent time in jail thanks to “unknown sources” (

Perry does have one idea of how to solve the “public school problem” especially when it comes to teen pregnancy:  private school vouchers. If students go to private (parochial, in Perry’s terminology) they will not want nor have sex, and, therefore, there will be no babies born before there is a Christian marriage (Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, and so forth marriages are not considered legitimate marriages among the fanatical fringe fundamentalist evangelical extremist Christian community of which Perry claims ownership)

James Leininger

Private School Vouchers, however, have been one of Perry’s biggest public policy failures as he has consistently been unable to pass a private school voucher scheme in Texas.  Far from being devoted to private schools, he uses the private school voucher promise as a political ploy.  In 1998, Perry won a tight election for lieutenant governor with the help of nearly $100,000 in direct donations ( from the family of San Antonio businessman James Leininger, a rock-hard Lutheran who carries all the hatred spewed by Martin Luther against the workers (read Luther’s Wider die räuberischen und mörderischen Rotten der Bauern), Jews (read Luther’s Von den Jüden und jren Lügen), and those that do not meet his rigid standard of evangelical fundamentalist Christianity, e.g. Luther’s Vor dem Antinomians (1539) being based on a corrupt reading of Acts 15:5; cp. Augustine of Hippo, Contra Faust, 32.13,  (in short a religious terrorist who will spend money from his Kinetics Foundation to support right-wing programs and deny women the right of choice, the elderly of self-respect in making decisions for themselves, and the young from experiencing life—being identical to his grandfather Adolph who ruled with “an iron thumb” ( including and and and and and who is actually more corrupt than my own father, Herbert Frederick Ide, who bequeathed $1 million to Valley Lutheran School (enrollment 31) in Waterloo, Iowa, to teach Christianity and creationism {} at the expense of a real education, in laboring to impose their values on those who disagree with him) with a flair that matches Adolf Hitler, (, read chapter 2) the state’s most prominent supporter of private school vouchers.

Leininger also backed a $1.1 million last-minute loan to the Perry campaign that helped put the then-agriculture commissioner over the top in that election. Perry beat his Democratic opponent, John Sharp, by less than 2 percent of the vote.

Leininger has continued to be a generous funder of Perry’s campaigns and those of other voucher backers, but the Legislature has never passed such a scheme. (Leininger spent $50 million to fund a 10-year private school voucher scheme in San Antonio’s Edgewood Independent School District, with the hope that the Legislature would pass a publicly funded program during that period. He ended his funding in 2008.) In addition, Leininger and two other businessmen paid $40,400 to fly the governor (; and, his wife and top staffers on private jets to the Bahamas in February 2004. Leininger and anti-tax activist Grover Norquist accompanied the governor. Gov. Perry said the trip included “real, progressive conversation” on school finance issues.

During his campaign for lieutenant governor in 1998, Perry made varying statements regarding his support for private school vouchers. (“Perry tape reveals new voucher stance,” Houston Chronicle, 2/6/98; cf.; no original link available; hard copy on file at TFN) In October 1997, Perry told the Houston Chronicle a voucher program should be small and optional for local school districts: “The real key is these decisions be made at the local level where the parents and the teachers and the local taxpayers and school board will be making these decisions and not be mandated from some central bureaucracy in Austin.”

Perry has always considered himself above the law, and being the longest sitting governor in the State of Texas, believes that the governor’s chair is his for life, a gift from his god, and that his word and will is not be challenged. When word reached Perry that some school districts would refuse to allow his voucher plan, the Texas governor did not mince words: “I will tell you point-blank that I will not allow a local school board to stop from allowing parental choice to happen in their community if it becomes the law of the land.”  However, Perry’s voucher plans have been defeated by the Texas legislature twice: in 2007 and 2009.

The Texas Governor has not stopped with his assault on public primary and secondary education.  He has equally turned his attention to the university system in Texas, demanding it be run for profit.  Even his alma mater (he is an Aggie: Texas Agricultural and Mechanical University: Texas A&M), a land grant school, has come up with an insidious way to appraise, judge, and reward teachers: by subjective student opinions and how many students they attract (

Academic excellence does not fit into Perry’s equation, and today only the private universities are turning out students of quality.  Even in the universities, Perry is insisting on ID replacing evolution in the science classes; classics are to be “Christian based” and philosophers have to have been appraised by Aquinas or other Christian thinkers before their concepts can be discussed; most professors of philosophy and science reject such absurdities.

None of the Texas Universities were happy with the governor’s proposals. On May 3, 2010, nearly two dozen people who had been honored as distinguished alumni by the Association of Former Students of Texas A&M released an open letter to their fellow Aggies.  It read, in part:

Our concern is the result of the extraordinary level of political intervention in our university. ... It is our observation that individuals, including the Boards of Regents, often misunderstand the fragile nature of academic prestige.”  

Michael D. McKinney and A&M students

There were no kind words for Perry who was seen as one determined to destroy the system that they had graduated from with distinction.  The most sinister force that worked for Perry in watering down Texas education was the 11-campus A&M university system, whose chancellor, Michael D. McKinney, had served as Perry’s chief of staff, who posted a 265-page spreadsheet that calculated faculty salaries against their teaching loads and the research funding they brought in online.  Those A&M professors who brought money into the University system via research grants had their names listed in black and those who “cost” the university in red. 

Robert M. Berdahl

In the fall, Robert M. Berdahl, who was the president of the Association of American Universities, sent a letter to McKinney, urging the chancellor  to “resist these ill-conceived calls for ‘reform’ ” and issued a none-too-veiled warning that A&M’s hard-won membership in the elite organization of 61 top universities could be on the line.  McKinney said in an interview that he considered the letter “completely out of line on Dr. Berdahl’s part. First off, my phone works.” He threw it in the trash, and abruptly resigned his academic position.  Money was always more important than results or progress for Rick Perry and his supporters.

Before any candidate is considered, voters should first ask those running for office: “Where’s the money coming from?”   This point is particularly imperative in the post-Citizens United age, and the US Supreme Court ruling

Charles (L), David (R) Koch

that gave birth of the new “super PACs”: groups that can accept unlimited donations from individuals and corporations to pay for political advertising and organizing, campaigns for office are getting expensive and someone’s got to be footing the bill.  Most of the money now funneled into the treasure chests of far-right candidates is coming from the Koch Brothers and Koch Industries, especially those that are polluting the air, and especially the waters in Arkansas where Koch paper mills dump their waste in streams once alive with fish (;contentBody).

Chris Gober

Since ads for Perry are already airing in Iowa before he’s even made up his mind to run, it’s worth a look at who’s paying for Perry propaganda.  Jobs for Iowa, the PAC paying for the Iowa ads, was registered with the FEC on June 21, and funding is coming from Chris Gober, who was known as “the little boy who made good” and became a Texas lawyer who worked for the National Republican Senatorial Committee and received “donations” from those who wanted a closer contact with the Texas Governor, $100,000 from Dallas billionaire Harold Simmons  and $500,000 from Texas homebuilder Bob Perry (no relation to the Governor; read more and watch the video at

Harold Simmons

Its treasurer is Robert Jentgens, who formerly worked on Mitt Romney’s 2008 campaign. Also registered are Veterans for Rick Perry and Americans for Rick Perry, as well as Texas Tea Party Patriots PAC (though after Rick Perry’s primary challenge from the Tea Party-backed Debra Medina it might not be fair to assume that they have any interest in Perry).  Americans for Rick Perry raised $193,000 in just eight days in June, the majority of which comes from Harold Simmons, who Dave Montgomery at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram ( called “a Dallas multibillionaire who is developing a controversial nuclear waste disposal site in West Texas.” Simmons, whose fortune Forbes estimates at $6.9 billion, “got taste for takeover tactics as a bank examiner. Bought Dallas drugstore in 1961 for $5,000 cash plus $95,000 loan; sold 100-store chain to Eckerd Corp. for $50 million 1973. Built publicly traded holding company Valhi with hostile takeovers. Now invested in titanium (Timet, Kronos), waste management (Waste Control Specialists), computer components (CompX International)” (   He has been quoted as saying, “everything is for sale–even the courthouse.”  Perry idolizes Simmons. 
They claim another $207,000 in July (

Montgomery noted:

Environmentalists say that Simmons’ donations to Perry and state lawmakers helped fuel approval of the waste disposal site despite concerns over groundwater contamination, but a spokesman for the project said the application was rigorously vetted and approved only after added protections were included.”

Perry’s last election campaign, his third, generated more than $77 million in contributions, as Texas allows unlimited individual donations as well. Paul Blumenthal at the Huffington Post wrote that the Americans for Rick Perry PAC was the first time a super PAC had been used by supporters for a campaign that doesn’t, technically, exist yet. If Perry’s well-connected supporters in the energy and finance industries, among others, are this excited about him now, imagine the money that will flow if he actually announces (cf. and on Koch Brothers illegal contributions, that they admitted to making, read: 

C. Peter Wagner

One of Perry’s biggest and wealthiest supporting groups is the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR), a term coined by its intellectual godfather and richest benefactor who embraces the idea of a global Christian theocracy with no tolerance for those who do not swear total faith and allegiance to his Jesus Christ, C Peter Wagner.  The NAR movement surfaced in the 2008 campaign, with a video of one of its most prominent practitioners, Kenyan witch-hunter “Bishop” Thomas Muthee (born c. 1955; he claims to have a Master degree but will not say in what subject nor from what university and there is no public record to substantiate his claim) who organized the Word of Faith Ministries (originally known as the “Prayer Cave”; on his wife and witchcraft (he has called for the stoning of any woman that he deems is a witch:;

Bishop Muthee blessing Sarah Palin for summoning prayer warriors

read: Otis, Jr., George (1997). Twilight Labyrinth, The: Why Does Spiritual Darkness Linger Where It Does? Chosen. pp. 295–298.) that has made him rich, anointing Sarah Palin as a leader in the fight for turning the world away from democracy and to theocracy through her “prayer warriors”.  The one-time/part-time governor of Alaska, Sarah Palin’s churches are actively involved in a resurgent movement and argue for a world war to convert all people to the faith of Muthee and NAR–a theosophy and ontology that was declared heretical by the Assemblies of God in 1949: and   On Palin’s involvement in witchcraft and NAR theological terrorism, read (and see impeded videos) at:

Sarah Palin’s Churches and the Third Wave, Part One

Sarah Palin’s Churches and the Third Wave, Part Two with embedded video:

The video is also posted at

It is heavily involved in Perry’s political campaigns (most of the NAR spokespeople are “former” homosexuals, such as Ted Haggard:, cp.; on youth camps and training, watch:  On July 12, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow did a segment highlighting some of their more bizarre claims in a series of video clips including Perry’s concern about having sex with demons (; cf. and for Palin see who is a part of the NAR and in her political conversations talks about “prayer warriors” that is a code name for the NAR and refers to those who will kill by any means those who oppose the world theocracy that NAR envisions; Joiner claimed that Japan’s earthquake would “unleash demons” on the world in his video at; cp.   These included C. Peter Wagner (who has been condemned even within the Pentecostal movement as a person out of touch with the Bible and Christians: saying that the Japanese stock market collapsed because the emperor had sex with a demon (the sun goddess; see it at:, another leading NAR figure, John Benefiel, calling the Statue of Liberty “a demonic idol” (; he calls homosexuality an Illuminati plot against civilization for population control at, and a third figure, Mike Bickle, calling Oprah Winfrey “a forerunner to the Harlot movement” (, or, as Maddow put it, a “harbinger of the antichrist”.  The NAR guides itself, within the evangelical Christian community, as preparing to wage “spiritual warfare” (a misinterpretation of Ephesians 6 that is discussing praying when there is a problem, not using guns to convert an opponent).  C. Peter Wagner, founder  of the World Prayer Center, built-in coordination with Ted Haggard and his New Life Church in Colorado Springs, was featured in an article by Jeff Sharlet in Harpers, May 2005, “Soldiers of Christ” (online at, is often referred to by those familiar with the Third Wave as the ‘Pentagon for Spiritual Warfare.’ It features computer systems that store the data of communities around the world, mapping out unsaved peoples’ [sic] groups and spiritual mapping information for spiritual warfare. The greatest threat to democracy is Apostle Lou Engle who led the Family Research Council’s “Prayercast” ( against health-care reform that he termed heathen, a Webcast featuring Republican Senators Jim DeMint (SC) and Sam Brownback (KS), and Rep. Michele Bachmann (MN) the latter who is certifiably mentally unstable or worse ( and where God told her to run for political office at,news-comment,news-politics,michele-bachmann-the-woman-who-makes-sarah-palin-look-liberal and that includes an insightful video of her inflammatory rhetoric), and a call for “martyrs” to die in defense of the “unborn” (

One of the reasons Perry recognizes and endorses the NAR, is because this spiritual group is committed to replacing democracy with a religious dictatorship, which it sees as a necessary prelude for Christ’s return to earth, and has endorsed Perry for President of the USA. The NAR has no interest in supporting, defending or furthering democracy. 

The sole goal of the NAR is to create a religious dictatorship that is to be far more invasive and violent than even the Spanish Inquisition with “saved Christians” to be “ever militant” (  To meet the demands of the NAR and stand firm for the “Second Coming” Perry has become a fervent believer in the “end

Pat Boone with Tim & Beverly LeHaye on Praise the Lord

of times” philosophical speculation of Tim and Beverly LeHaye who have turned to former crooner Pat Boone for support and interview on the television soap Praise the Lord once Jim and Tammy Bakker were released from the amusement park, and has followed their lead in denouncing “demons” while praying for the nation to “turn back to god.” 

The NAR (that is compared with the Taliban of jihadist Islam: openly denounce Mormonism and Roman Catholicism as demonic (and has been, in turn, denounced by numerous religious groups include other Pentecostals at, but, also, claims that all Protestant denominations are seen as impediments to creating one unified religious establishment that should in turn control all of society, entirely replacing America’s secular democracy, and bringing about their own version of “one-world government”.  Perry wants to head this group. 

The NAR explicitly articulates this philosophy in terms of what’s known as the “Seven Mountains Mandate” (see video at×338122), which seeks to establish Christian dominance over seven culture-shaping spheres of activity: business, government, media, arts and entertainment, education, family, and religion. On one of Muthee’s several visits to Sarah Palin’s church the Wasilla Assembly of God church that is part of the Assemblies of God (Sarah Palin believes in witchcraft:, a Pentecostal denomination, he spoke for about ten minutes about the Seven Mountains Mandate that received start-up money from the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association ( and where the website talks about a “battlefield” to wage a war to restore “Christian values”).  It believes in executing homosexuals, requiring marriage of everyone (while ignoring that Jesus never married:, and gives absolute control to the male over the female in all areas.  Youth with a Mission (started by David Loren Cunningham, a man called “a false preacher” and “false prophet” by numerous evangelical groups including Pentecostals (, who is aligned

Bill Bright 1921-2003

with Bill Bright of Texas who became a millionaire feeding off of the branding Campus Crusade for Christ.  Like the NAR, Bright’s ministry has been anything but spiritual: it has been a war not only for souls but minds, and total control over the individual.  Bright, however claimed that his ministry was an elevation of “the Biblical principle of prosperity and peace with God above the message of repentance from sin as the primary motive for accepting Christ as savior. Without emphasizing Hell and the just requirement of the Law, Bright convinced his audience to accept the sacrifice of Jesus as the only way of receiving the blessings of God” (, now known in many places as CRU)—have become mercenaries in Africa and India, slaughtering those who refuse to convert to Christianity and NAR. 

The goal of NAR and CRU are to take over the world and suppress, by force, all dissent so that everyone accepts the Jesus of the New Testament as a god—although the Jesus of the New Testament cannot be historically verified and has a split personality within the Gospels, and plays but a marginal role in the Epistles that changed Christianity into Paulinity.  Contemporary evangelical extremism, especially as seen in the rhetoric and publications of NAR and CRU is centered solely around theological terrorism, following Matthew 10:34-35.  A “call” is answered not only among those who sell religion, but politicians who use religion to gain votes and seats of power, from Sarah Palin, Michele Bachmann, Rick Santorum, Rick Perry, and others (Ide, Arthur Frederick (1985). Unholy Rollers: Televangelism and the Selling of Jesus. Arlington: Liberal Arts; Ide, Arthur Frederick (1988). Heaven’s Hustler: the Rise & Fall of Jimmy Swaggart.  Dallas: Monument; Ide, Arthur Frederick (1987).  Robertson: The Pulpit and the Power: plotting, planning, and pretending; Pat’s putsche for the Presidency.  Austin, TX: AAP).

The goal of gaining dominion over all of society is primary, and as such spiritual warfare is called upon to drive out demons that supposedly stand in the way of this goal plays a central role in NAR thinking (for a rejoinder read: and where even Mel Gibson’s atrocity “The Last Temptation of Christ” is rejected, having been written by a nun sequestered in a sanitarium; see Ide, Arthur Frederick (2004). Crucifixion: what the Bible really says.  Chicago: Sepore). There are, three levels to spiritual warfare, as explains in their glossary of NAR terms (

Wagner's book on spiritual warfare (numerous translations)

Ground level spiritual warfare is casting out demons from individuals. It is to bring the world into a theocracy by organizing locally.  It includes camps for training children and youth.

Occult level spiritual warfare is a confrontation with demons operating through witchcraft and esoteric philosophies (examples are Freemasonry and Tibetan Buddhism).

Strategic Level spiritual warfare is the highest level, dealing with confrontation of territorial principalities that control entire communities, ethnic groups, religions, and nations.

C. Peter Wagner argues that spiritual warfare involves going to the highest place in a city or nation, like a mountain top, and trying to bind “territorial spirits,” the high-ranking demons that rule over specific geographical regions. The idea is that — if their demonic grip is broken — then the people who live in that region will respond en masse to the gospel, and they will be freed of sinful strongholds, like witchcraft, lust and greed.  The former professor of Church Growth at the Fuller Theological Seminary, writer, and teacher of faith healing, is notable for his assertions that Catholic saints bring honor to the spirits of darkness, and his promotion of the burning of their statues in Argentina and claims (unsubstantiated) of their subsequent burning. (Wagner, Charles Peter (1999).  Hard-Core Idolatry – Facing the Facts. Wagner Institute of Practical Ministry Press [self-published], pp 38-40, and Marsden, George M. (1987).  Reforming Fundamentalism: Fuller Seminary and the New Evangelicalism. Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans, pp. 292–295).  All that is missing from this equation is the physical burning and torture of heretics, in keeping with the medieval theology and the arguments of Martin Luther and his later disciples: Adolf Hitler, Michele Bachmann, Sarah Palin, and Rick Perry, but Wagner guarantees that this, too, will happen.

Michael S. B. Reid

While there are many evangelical critics of spiritual warfare and the NAR, and there is a great deal of material online, one supporter stands out:  Bishop Michael S. B. Reid.  Reid is the founder of Christian Congress for Traditional Values (CCTV). Born in 1944, Michael S.B. Reid ( resigned from the ministry in April 2008 after admitting to an eight-year extra-marital sexual relationship.  Leaving his post as Pentecostal pastor at Peniel Church in Brentwood, Essex,, he became an evangelist to the rest of the UK and overseas, was a former police officer and insurance salesman.  Reid took three degrees from Oral Roberts University (they are unaccredited), including an honorary Doctorate of Divinity (although he has never studied any aspect of theology or Bible, but relies on his own interpretation of inferior modern translations).  According to The Guardian, Reid declared:  “…gays are “filthy perverts”; Muslims, Hindus and Buddhists are variously described in videoed sermons as “vile” and “foul heathens”.  Christians who do not work, Reid said in one recording, should be allowed to starve. He believes in capital punishment, and he would pull the trigger himself; lethal injection is too good for them, he says in one church video (  Reid is a man prone to excessive violence, and unlimited hatred that he claims matches the hatred of his god and his god’s son waiting to storm out of heaven and conquer the earth in a final “end times” battle of brutality and bloodshed.

Benson Andrew Idahosa

Reid was given the title of bishop in 1995 by the late Archbishop Benson Andrew Idahosa (b. 1938), who has had no formal education in theology and is self-ordained and self-trained Pentecostal preacher and founder of Church of God Mission International of Benin City, Nigeria, because of Reid’s strict fundamentalism and calls to have homosexuals executed.  Along with his wife, Rev. Ruth Reid (who is also self-ordained and without theological training, she is ignorant in every biblical language and has difficulty with correct English, and is unable to determine the plagiarism that is rampant throughout her Bible), Reid has travelled globally and claims to have witnessed miraculous healings through his ministry.  None of Reid’s miracles have ever been substantiated nor recognized even by Pentecostal communities. 

Most recognize the Reids, husband and wife, to be frauds, in much the same manner as James Dobson and his wife Shirley, who preach hate and have turned Colorado Springs into a center of hate and loathing, are

Joel and Victoria Osteen (Chicago: US Celular Field) for "Night of Hope"

distinctively unlike the reverends Joel Scott (born 1963, and described as having “a blinding white smile and perfectly coiffed hair”) and Victoria L. Ilof Osteen (born 1987) who is co-pastor of Lakewood Church Houston live luxuriously and enjoy life unlike their fellow frauds who hearken on retribution, judgment, and hate.  While Joel Osteen argues that there is sin, he also intones that he is not a god and cannot judge the sin nor the sinner, but only give hope to the individual who comes to him for counseling.  In many ways that shows his marketing skills he used to build his father’s Houston empire, and does not carry the baggage of confessional religion. 

The Osteens are condemned by other televangelists and fundamentalists ( and referencing and as the Osteens preach “positive poverty” (working your way out of debt) being the grace of poverty in Christ and they can fly First Class to vacations, resorts, conferences, and more as the Osteens operate a multimillion dollar ministry (; the Osteens have no theological training, Joel’s is in marketing which he used to promote his father John who was a Southern Baptist preacher before he became a Charismatic, who initiated the Osteen ministry) which inspires many to turn to him for his positive message (on October 14, 2007, Reformed theologian Michael Horton, told CBS “60 Minutes” that Osteen preaches heresy—put theology back into the Middle Ages complete with demons, devils, witches, warlocks and Satan). 

Reid is a founder member of the Christian Congress for Traditional Values (CCTV) to monitor challenges to family life and traditional belief in the UK, and since its creation been involved in numerous sex scandals (   In 2009, Reid was arrested for rape ( and  

As for Reid’s academic ability, which is marginal, Reid is the author of Strategic level spiritual warfare, a modern mythology? : A detailed evaluation of the biblical, theological, and historical bases of spiritual warfare in contemporary thought (Fairfax, Va. : Xulon Press, c2002).  The book remains a devastating Bible-based critique, in which he writes, regarding Strategic Level Spiritual Warfare (SLSW):

“There is no foundation in the Old Testament for this practice, nor any indication that the devil has any intrinsic power or authority. Satan’s only weapon is deception and his only sphere of influence that which God permits for His own eternal purposes.

“In the New Testament, the picture is similar; there is no evidence to suggest that Christians are called to engage in an on-going conflict with spiritual forces in the cosmic realm. The Scripture is quite clear in its teaching that Christ defeated Satan completely at Calvary and that Christians have been freed from his power.”

Reid sees this unscriptural ideology usurping God’s role and elevating mere mortals to a higher place – precisely the sort of thing that NAR’s leading advocates accuse secularists of doing:

“The whole focus of SLSW is on the devil and his demonic host … Man has become the fulcrum of redemption, holding the balance of power between God and the devil in the battle for the souls of men, and the gospel itself rendered impotent without the preliminary work of pulling down demonic strongholds … These are serious matters which call into question the very basis of the Christian faith.”

Reid has interesting friends.  Interesting friends, and Reid’s admission is another blow to the International Communion of Charismatic Churches; former presiding archbishop Earl Paulk was last year engulfed in numerous sex scandals (he fathered a child with his brother’s wife:, including allegations of sexual abuse

Earl Paulk with TBN favorite, Dottie Rambo

(the archbishop, his brother and the church were sued by Mona Brewer, a former church employee, who claimed Earl manipulated her into having a 14-year affair by telling her it was her only path to salvation; her claim was buttressed by the testimony of seven other women who made the same charges against the archbishop and his brother). Richard Roberts, meanwhile, was recently forced to resign from the presidency of Oral Roberts University over claims of financial mismanagement by Oral’s son Richard Roberts who used a university jet for his daughter’s pleasure while condemning homosexuality—knowing that his son, Randy Roberts Potts, is gay and now gives sermons denouncing his grandfather and father’s hypocrisy; that includes a video; cf. cp. The investigator, John Hagee, received a lavish salary for his “investigation” of corruption at ORU;

Hagee’s auditorship was criticized from the beginning, as critics complained that because Hagee family members were appointed as ministry officers, there was a “conflict of interest”, since they could all “determine their own salaries, benefits and other forms of compensation.” Another conflict was that Hagee enjoyed royalty payments on products promoted through the donation-funded GETV – a practice specifically forbidden by the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability).  Reid himself has long-standing links with Oral Roberts and ORU.

Michael Reid and friends; from Reid's book "Faith: It's God Given" (2002)

One of Reid’s friends is Ted Haggard who had a life similar to his own, but his preference was for young men (  Haggard would state regularly that the twenty year old males would initiate sex, but he was helpless to stop it), rather than women. 

Ted Haggard became news beyond the NAR

Haggard’s male companions were at least of legal age.  What brought Haggard to fame, outside of his male lover, was his association with the leader of the NAR Presiding Apostle C. Peter Wagner, a longtime Christian educator and graduate school mentor of Rick Warren, author of The Purpose-Driven Life and pastor of Saddleback Church in California, and partnering with Ted Haggard, then pastor of the New Life Christian Church in Colorado Springs, to build the initial nerve center of the movement in Colorado Springs that has become the hub for the broken wheel of fringe groups of the radical right seeking the overthrow of USA democracy, alignment with Israel, and a worldwide theocracy with cells in all fifty states and over forty countries bent on world revolution and the overthrow of all governments (read: 

Rev. Joe Barron, Prestonwood Baptist Church, Plano, TX under arrest

Closer to the general thinking of Reid is Joe Barron, who was one of the 40 ministers at Prestonwood Baptist Church and staunch supporter of Rick Perry and his brand of evangelism.  The Prestonwood Baptist Church is one of the largest churches in the United States with 26,000 members, and its ministers paid well as its treasury had ample means. 

Arrest of Rev. Joe Barron of Prestonwood Baptist Church, Plano, TX

Barron was arrested on May 15, 2008 for solicitation of sex with a minor.  He drove from the Dallas area to Bryan, Texas, allegedly in order to engage in sexual relations with what he thought to be a 13 year-old girl he had met online.  The thirteen year-old girl was actually an undercover law enforcement official ( and  The like The Family of C Street in Washington, DC, the NAR excuses all infractions of immorality if committed by an “Apostle” or one “dedicated to the ministry.”

While the fundamentalists and evangelicals for Perry and his brand of Christianity have problems drilling for sex, Perry has little hesitancy to drill in other virgin areas: the Alaska tundra and even Texas’ forests and reserves.  Obviously the governor of Texas has some oil connections for he is supported by the greatest oil barons of Dallas, TX, the Hunt Brothers whose duplicity is rivaled only by the Koch Brothers of Kansas, who robs South American nations of their oil by paying less than the going rate and selling it for a usurious profit. With Perry as a candidate, we’re almost certain to have more of the sort of pro-oil, anti-environment rhetoric that suffused Sarah Palin’s tenure on the Republican ticket.

When the BP spill was still churning oil into the Gulf of Mexico, Perry called it “just an act of God” ( and warned against any “knee-jerk reaction” that might include things like halting deepwater drilling until the dangers could be assessed, arguing that such attempts to stop “the work of God” in exploring and pumping for oil would bring divine displeasure on the State of Texas and the nation. By defending the destruction of the ecology and rape of nature, Perry pious pronouncements received $129,890 from the oil and gas industry ( that he used to finance his last reelection campaign.

Brothers William Herbert Hunt, left, Lamar Hunt, center, and Nelson Baker Hunt leave Federal Court in New York in this Aug. 19, 1988 (Charles Wenzelberg photo for AP)

Each time oil prices rise, including in Texas, Perry glorifies his god and pontificates that increases in oil prices are good for the Texas economy (at least for the Hunt family) (  The Hunt Brothers, as corrupt as the Koch Brothers played with fortunes in an effort to become increasingly more obscenely wealth.  A huge endorsement by one of the world’s richest investors sent silver prices surging to a 10-year high Wednesday, on February 4, 1998, raising memories of a speculative binge that wound up trashing the metal. In 1980, the Hunt brothers of Texas tried to corner the market and drove prices from around $6 an ounce to a high of $52.50. But when the silver market collapsed just weeks after hitting its peak, the Hunt brothers were left with $1 billion in losses.  This dimmed their zeal, but not in the area of religion or politics.

 Perry told reporters that each time the price of gasoline jumps at the pumps new jobs are created (in the service and lower sector economy) and with it comes a rise in GDP for the state.  The Texas governor totally ignores that when gas and oil prices rise it is a drain on the rest of the country, but that is irrelevant, Perry declares, as the primary concern must be the enrichment of “Texas [oil barons] and its people”.

Perry is not universally loved in Texas or the rest of the USA, especially not by legal (and illegal) immigrants.  His record and words on immigrants (legal and illegal) are chameleon and change as does the wind, depending on his advisors prognostication as to his political chances for advancement.

Percent of Hispanics in Continental USA

Texas’ population has grown 20 percent during Perry’s time in office, and much of that growth has been immigration from Latin America, primarily from Mexico and Central American nations where labor is cheap and workers are willing to toil for pennies in the hot Texas sun; the number of Mexicans is being challenged now with an increase in migration from Perú, Columbia and Uruguay. Up until he began toying with the idea of a presidential run, Perry was a moderate on immigration and did not side with states more hostile to Latinos, such as Arizona, as Texas needed cheap farm labor.

Originally Perry criticized Arizona’s SB 1070 which put new roadblocks in the way of illegal Mexican immigrants.  In fact, in 2001 he signed the state DREAM Act into law. That all changed when he decided he “might” run for President of the USA—a nation he despises and from which he wanted Texas to secede.  Shani O. Hilton at ColorLines wrote, in explanation:

“…Perry’s apparently positioning himself to be a social conservative darling. On immigration, he recently revived a bill that would crack down on so-called ‘sanctuary’ cities — localities where the government prohibits police officers from asking about the immigration status of legally detained residents.”


The sanctuary cities bill would allow police to inquire about immigration status of any person arrested or detained—even at a routine traffic stop. (   Perry’s big business buddies opposed Perry’s proposed legislation, but Perry’s willingness to proceed with it, despite the fact that he will lose (at least temporarily) their support, is the clearest sign yet that he’s aiming for the national stage, especially as he tuned up his rhetoric on executions and same-sex marriages, hot topics that appeal to the most conservative and ill-educated folk in the USA who know little to nothing on human psychology of genetics.

Perry’s favored pastime is determining when a convicted felon should die, after being sentenced by a court to death.  Rick Perry has a unique place in USA history, as Perry has presided over the execution of 232 people; the previous record, 152, was held by the previous Governor of Texas George W. Bush.  Like the junior Bush who never really held a job before taking over the presidency of the USA, Perry has never been worried about facts in a case, and has discounted all scientific investigation when there is doubt about someone convicted to die for a crime, as Liliana Segura wrote (

Cameron Todd Willingham and son

“Outside of Texas, the name Cameron Todd Willingham did not mean much to most people until the fall of 2009. In a 17-page article published by The New Yorker magazine, a curious and brave woman, a brilliant fire expert, and an investigative journalist re-opened the case against this man who was put to death for killing his children. The ‘classic arson case’ was picked apart, revealed to have been based on junk science and a misguided sense of expert intuition. Proof of the flawed fire investigation had been rushed to Rick Perry and the Texas Board of Pardons and Parole before the execution, to no avail. Five years later, the article uncovered new evidence to all but confirm what a number of people had suspected for years: That the state of Texas had executed an innocent man.”

Cameron Todd Willingham was neither god nor monster. Like Perry and the hundreds of prisoners whose death warrants he has signed, he was all too human. But his last words are now immortal:

The only statement I want to make is that I am an innocent man convicted of a crime I did not commit. I have been persecuted for twelve years for something I did not do. From God’s dust I came and to dust I will return, so the Earth shall become my throne.”

(Read, also:

Perry’s utter lack of interest in examining the evidence of Willingham’s innocence shows us something about the man: calloused, uneducated indifference to facts and reality.  Perry has become far worse than George W. Bush.  Bush had no consciousness of right or wrong, but gave into political expediency on the instruction of those who controlled him (including his father George H. W. Bush).  One of the most junior Bush’s first acts as governor of Texas was to reject clemency for a man who had severe brain damage and an IQ of 60, allowing the man to be executed the evening of his inauguration:

Humberto Leal Garcia Jr.

The Willingham execution was not the most controversial example of Perry’s execution mania.  Worse was his indifference to a Mexican citizen, allowing Humberto Leal Garcia Jr., to be executed over the objections of the Mexican government, his own president, and the International Court of Justice (cf.   While George W. Bush, in 2005, ordered all states to comply with the international law mandating consular access to officials from their home country for foreign nationals, Rick Perry was the only one not to comply.  As the world condemned Perry and Texas, Texas evangelicals and conservatives

Christian crusade in Uganda to kill the gays ("Hang Them")

rejoiced at Perry’s auto de fé as Rick’s supporters actively and vocally seek out death sentences, not just of criminals but of all whom they argue disgrace the “laws of [their] god”—from executing criminals in Texas to funneling Texas money to evangelicals in Uganda, Nigeria and other African nations to “kill the gays” (on Christian fundamental fanaticism, inaugurated by evangelical preacher Scott Lively and Rick Warren of Saddleback church of California is among the most bloodthirsty of evangelists who argues that there are more “Christians” in Africa than in Europe or the USA. (; he has given an apologetic response claiming that as a pastor he cannot speak out, but he does; read: Miller, Lisa (November 29, 2009).  Pastor Rick Warren Responds to Proposed Antigay Ugandan Legislation Newsweek. Retrieved December 6, 2009), especially in Uganda, read:;  the attack upon those the radical right does not feel fit the mode of a Christian is focused on by the Uganda-based

Stephen Langa (Uganda pastor)

Family Life Network – led by Stephen Langa (Executive Director of Family Life Network) with the goal of “restoring” traditional family values and morals in Uganda – teamed with two U.S. hate mongers from the Christian Right, Holocaust revisionist Scott Lively and Dan Schmierer of the ex-gay group Exodus International that demands that Parliament hunt down and slaughter anyone even suspected of being homosexual (; for excesses by Muslim fundamentalists, read: Jonathan Clayton, “500 butchered in Nigeria killing fields,” The Sunday Times (March 8, 2010) at  

Lou Engle anoints Mike Huckabee May 2009

Atlanta-based Pastor Fred Hartley of the Lilburn

Julius Oyet (Lifeline Ministries)

Alliance Church and a strong supporter of Rick Perry and the Tea Party has been fund-raising for the ministry of Julius Oyet, one of the professed co-authors of the “Kill the Gays” bill.  Republican preacher Lou Engle who created the hate group TheCall and has never studied theology, but brags unabashedly that he has Holy water running in his veins: “Wherever I go I spit, but it’s holy water”, has blessed Mike Huckabee and Newt Gingrich (, and claims that Kansas Senator Sam Brownback was his roommate for seven months in DC when staying at the Family bunker on C Street in the nation’s capital (,  has led mass rallies at the Makerere University Sports Field in Kampala, Uganda’s capital, demanding that all homosexuals be put to death “even on mere suspicion of being homosexual” (cf. “helping incite near-genocidal antigay hatred in Uganda:” and and and ) as “God” is the greatest of all terrorists:

Where there is shedding of innocent blood, there is no atonement for the land. There is a blood pollution problem on America’s soil. The most “dangerous terrorist” is not Islam but God. One of God’s names is the avenger of blood. Have you worshipped [sic] that God yet.” (read the pdf at

Many see this ribald and ratcheted attack on basic rights as one more sign that Texas is leading the USA into becoming the Fourth Reich and will improve Perry’s chances to become President of the USA. ( 

Same-sex Marriage—is a loaded issue, especially in Texas, but Perry is unique in his opposition to same-sex marriage, and to homosexuality (although most of the Texas LGBT community knows that he is a gay, albeit closeted for the most part, male). At one time he argued that same-sex marriages should be a state’s rights policy matter (   Later he defined it as needing a US Constitutional amendment banning it altogether (    Perry takes his most virulent homophobic rhetoric from Christian theological terrorist Rev. Dwight McKissic, senior pastor of Cornerstone Baptist Church in Arlington, Texas ( and cf. Austin, TX American-Statesman at  who laments: “They have devil worship. They advertise ‘Sin City’ tours. They celebrate Southern decadence. Girls go wild in New Orleans,” — actually suggested that God sent Hurricane Katrina to New Orleans to “purify out nation” because of the supposed acceptance of homosexuality: (

During the anti-gay marriage campaign, Gov. Perry invited gay and lesbian military veterans returning home to consider living in another state.  Perry proclaims that LGBT people living in Texas are “dishonoring Texas” (

At best Rick Perry is a fraud; in reality he is a hypocrite who feeds off others, pathetically and pathologically lies, and plans on overthrowing the democratic order established in the USA.  I move to Texas in 1977.  I owned a house in Mesquite, TX, and watched the laying of the LBJ Freeway that was still a dream (the main thoroughfare was Loop 12).  While walking through the field surrounding what would become Town East Mall, I mused on the latest letter threatening me and my property, having written a book entitled Evangelical Terrorism. (See: Ide, Arthur Frederick (1986). Evangelical Terrorism: Censorship, Falwell, Robertson, and the Seamy Side of Christian Fundamentalism.  Irving: Scholars) which received a modest review in Playboy magazine in the same year.  That review not only overwrought colleagues that I worked with, damning its appearance in the magazine—copies which they had complete with centerfold—but by local evangelical churches, and letters from elected officials warning me that my time was short.

On a Monday in 1987, I received a visit from a “cowboy”.  Not knowing who he was, but that he was a Democrat from West Texas, I told I already had contributed the maximum I could afford, and asked him to leave.  Later, I went to Albertson’s grocery story, ran into him again, and was surprised when he asked if I wanted sex with him.  I told him, sharply, I did not want sex with anyone.  He proffered me a photo, which for various reasons I kept in my Bible: the main reason being that I was writing a book on unwanted sexual advances. Twice more he found me: in spring 1988 and late fall 1988, and twice again I declined, explaining I enjoyed living alone. 

On January 30, 1989,  I took my mother on a shopping tour, and returning home found police in my home with no search warrant, no reason given as to why I was not allowed to enter my own home, and ordered to leave by Detective Robinson.  Late that night, about six hours after the initial request for information, a fat cop from Mesquite produced a search warrant, and the police began to haul bags out of my home.  I was ultimately told that some “middle teens” had broken into my home and “used” my bedroom, and found pornography. 

The case was to be turned over to Dallas County District Attorney John Vance—not long intelligence but shorter or spirit.  Later he would state that I wrote pornography as he found one book with three females holding hands (the title of the book is God’s Girls: the Ordination of Women in the Early Christian Church) which, I was informed, promoted lesbianism.  When they found dated copies of Playboy, Playgirl, and Penthouse I was promptly labeled “trash” and informed that “Jesus will not accept you.”

Mom noted that the police claimed the boys came through the back door—and pointed at it—it was locked. Nothing was broken.  They came through the window. Those who used my home for a private tryst, I learned, were Christopher Hitt and Kenneth Taylor, and did not live far from me.  Later I was told that I could never publicly expose them or their names since they were underage; I promptly wrote, and later had published Guilty until Proven Innocent: the Illusion—Texas Justice Dallas Style (Las Colinas: Monument, 1991) where their names and full details appear on page 38. 

Texas A&M 1969

On February 23, 1990, the Dallas Times Herald published a very short piece that I had been arrested; I read about my arrest while sitting in my cubicle at AAFES on Walton Walker Boulevard in Dallas.  I never was arrested, but posted bond to fly to San Diego to give a lecture. 

The DA wanted me to testify against Taylor, but Hitt was not mentioned.  Leaving the courthouse, I ran into the same cowboy who made the same offer, and I gave the same reply.  Later I would learn that he had been talking with the DA about the possibility I would expose the cover-up and somehow involve him and ruin his political career.  I only knew him by the name of Rick, knew he had been a Democrat from Haskell and supported Al Gore in the 1988 primaries for president.  What I learned latter was that he knew Christopher Hitt.  For that reason I was not to testify against Hitt.  I looked again at the photo the man gave me of his days at Texas A&M University.


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Christian terrorism: how evangelical fundamentalism destroys people and civilizations

Christian terrorists and Christian terrorism have been fluid and growing since the first century CE when battles ranged between numerous groups of “Christians”—many out of Egypt (chrestianos), a few out of the Middle East (αδελφότητα: a “brotherhood” or “fraternity”), and even fewer from the region of Palestine (christianos).  The number of terrorists increased once the pagan Emperor Constantine I (“the Great”) created the Christian Church in 325 CE (the fiction that he was baptized on his death-bed has been debunked by numerous historians), which, with numerous transmogrifications, continued throughout  the Dark Ages after the Old (first) Roman Empire fell in the middle of the fifth century until the fifteenth century CE.  It was not until European fortune hunters came to what would be known as the Americas in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, carting in their baggage blood-thirsty mercaneries, mendicants, friars, conscripts and predatory priests each relying on a set of faulty literal translations and more bogus interpretations of documents that, for the most part, came out of the eighth century but with an imprimatur that they were either authentic (or more exact) or verifiable copies of original text. 

Atahualpa meets Pizarro and his priests

Franciscans, Dominicans, Jesuits, and Augustinians murdered, plundered and raped Central and South America with open rejoicing at the number slaughtered while the Spaniards, Portuguese, and British stoned, garroted, burned, raped, and pillaged advanced civilizations far more advanced in the tenth to fifteenth century in the Americas than were the barbarian settlements scattered throughout Europe.  This is especially true with the Inka in Peru, the Mayans and Aztecs of greater Mexico, and other civilizations from Chile to what would be plundered and restyled Brasil [the correct spelling–the names comes from pau-brasil {brasilwood: a red timber: mahogany}, as it is language is Portuguese] into a cruel, slave-owning, indigenous-people enslaving colony from the landing of Pedro Álvares Cabral in 1500 until 1815, becoming independent in 1822 as the Empire of Brasil) to the north of South America.  The the same time, Christian communities in Europe were in a state of continuing fratricidal warfare, rape of women and animals, and the slaughter of “heretics”.  This did not end for years, and found its putrefying pulse with courtiers in the court of Louis XIV urinating in the corners of Versailles rooms and galleries, while the Infanta of Spain was spinning yarns of lore rather than contributing concretely to a onetime integrated and tolerant society of Moors that would be undone with the Catholic sovereigns Isabella and Ferdinand unleashed the unholy Inquisition that drove Jews and Moslems into cellars and caves. 

In North America, the Puritans and Pilgrims began their own pestiferous pogroms in the name of Christ, attacking native Indians and introducing the internecion practice of scalping:  a ruthless ritual that had ancient Indo-European antecedents  especially among the Scythians of Eurasia (Scott, George Ryley (2003). History of Torture Throughout the Ages. Kessinger Publishing. p. 211), to prove the “naked savages were dead”.  While most rapacious acts were committed in arenas for the entertainment of the citizens of Rome, this did not end with the advent of Christianity; it escalated under the misrule of a new group of terrorists: those who fantasized scripture and had no knowledge of original documents, chief of this band of theological terrorists being Justin Martyr who slavishly Latinized existing Greek scrolls with such novelties as metamorphosing σταυρός (stake, as used in Attic prose) into crux (cross).  This does not follow any of the original scrolls, and the invention would cost millions their lives, the beginning of theological terrorism, capitalizing on the transmogrification of αγγελιαφόροι  (messengers both in prose and verse) into angelus (that did not exist in the original Greek language until it was mistransliterated into άγγελοι because of pressure from Rome) that had nothing to do with anything divine or any divinity–still, hundreds of thousands would sacrifice their lives over the pontificated premutation.

Hundreds of generations later, the iniquitous invokers of divine indignation who pastored Puritan and Pilgrim congregations did not abate their attacks on those not anointed by water and word to be among the elect until they successfully pushed the original aborigines inhabiting the woods out of their sanctuaries that lined the East Coast to the wastelands of Oklahoma, the inhospitable Dakotas, and ultimately to the West Coast.  To entrench Christianity, once the Indians who were not massacred but pushed onto reservations when Blacks enslaved  by other negroid people in Africa and sold to Arabs who in turn sold them to white European Christians to transport to the colonies in the Americas, groups of ministers claiming they followed the teachings of Jesus Christ of the New Testament organized three separate epochs of hate known as the Khristian Knights of the Ku Klux Klan:  The first claiming to be holy knights protecting the faith, but displaced after the Civil War in the USA with a more radicalized group that adopted white costumes: robes, masks, and conical hats similar to those depicted on witches in the Middle Ages, designed to be outlandish and terrifying, and to hide their identities that lasted from 1860-1870s before ebbing away into history (Elaine Frantz Parsons (2005). “Midnight Rangers: Costume and Performance in the Reconstruction-Era Ku Klux Klan”, Journal of American History 92.3: 811–836).  These were replaced by the next wave of Khristian Knights that flourished nationwide in the 1920s, finding home and welcome from New Jersey to California, Iowa to Louisiana, and beyond; they adopted the same costumes and code words as the first Klan, while introducing cross burnings that were especially popular when ignited on the lawns of Black homes and churches (Wade, Wyn Craig (1998). The fiery cross: the Ku Klux Klan in America. USA: Oxford University Press. p. 185.).  The third, and most vicious force, appeared after World War II.  Including both white males and females, they unanimously opposed the civil rights movement and progress among minorities–claiming that minorities were “uppity” and seeking to take jobs from America’s “Anglo-Saxon” and “Celtic” community.  Many lacked basic education but learned how to twist facts and claim that they were the ancestors of 19th-century nativism and claimed to be descent from the original 18th-century British colonial revolutionaries (Newton, Michael; Judy Ann Newton (1991). The Ku Klux Klan: An Encyclopedia. New York & London: Garland Publishing).

Slaying Catholic influence in the US Illustration by Rev Branford Clarke from Klansmen Guardians of Liberty 1926 by Bishop Alma White published by the Pillar of Fire Church in Zarephath NJ

At first the KKK’s spiritual goal was to counter the number of Roman Catholics heading to North America, and later to keep Black people (niggers) and Jews “in their place”.  Christian evangelicals, who made up the majority of the KKK, fervently believed that Blacks had no souls.  The KKK claimed that the descendents of Canaan, whose father Ham had seen his father naked (Genesis 9:20-27; this passage has far older antecedents {14th-13thcentury BCE} as it is from the Hittite myth in which the supreme god


Anu whose genitals were “bitten off by his rebel son and cup-bearer Kumarbi, who afterwards rejoiced and laughed [as Ham is written to have done in Genesis] until Anu

Hurrati tablet on Kumarbi

cursed him”. (Ref. Graves, Robert and Patai, Raphael (1964), Hebrew Myths. The Book of Genesis, New York: Doubleday, 1964; London: Cassell, 1964, Ch 21, note 4); cf. Daly, John Patrick When Slavery Was Called Freedom: Evangelicalism, Proslavery, and the Causes of the Civil War in Religion in the South The University Press of Kentucky (31 Oct 2004) p. 37; cp. Johnson, Sylvester A. (2004). The myth of Ham in nineteenth-century American Christianity: race, heathens, and the people of God.  New York: Macmillan. p. 37) had damned Black people forever.  Later, in 1960, the KKK opposed the election and then the presidency of the only USA Roman Catholic: John Fitzgerald Kennedy.
Various groups have used Old Testament and New Testament scriptures to justify violence, as occurred in Robert Catesby’s 1607 Gunpowder Plot in England, backed by John Wright, Thomas Wintour, Thomas Percy, Guy Fawkes (who had ten years military experience fighting in the Spanish Netherlands in suppression of the Dutch Revolt, was put in charge of explosives), Robert Keyes, Thomas Bates, Robert Wintour, Christopher Wright, John Grant, Sir Ambrose Rookwood, Sir Everard Digby and Francis Tresham. Fawkes.  Numerous evangelical religious groups and individuals supported and participated in ritualistic killing as seen in the atrocities committed during the Crusades, especially those of Richard the Lionhearted; the slaughter of peasants and Jews justified in sermon and text (e.g.: Wider die räuberischen und mörderischen Rotten der Bauern) by the one-time Augustinian monk Martin Luther: Adolf Hitler’s spiritual father.  Luther told the nobility when the peasants leagued together and fought against their leaders who would deny them equality:

To kill a peasant is not murder; it is helping to extinguish the conflagration. Let there be no half measures! Crush them! Cut their throats! Transfix them! Leave no stone unturned! To kill a peasant is to destroy a mad dog!. . . Our princes must in the circumstances regard themselves as the officers of the divine wrath which bids them chastise such scoundrels. A prince who failed to do so would be sinning against God very badly. He would be failing in his mission. A prince who in such circumstances avoided bloodshed would become responsible for the murders and all the further crimes which these low swine might commit. It is no longer a question of tolerance, patience, pity. It is the hour of wrath and for the sword; the hour for mercy is past.” 

Luther’s god was a devil of hate, equal to the divinity worshipped by many evangelical extremists today.  Martin Luther noted:

It is a trifle for God to massacre a lot of peasants, when He drowned the whole world with a flood and wiped out Sodom with fire. He is an almighty and frightful God.”  Luther ends with the peroration: “Come, dearly-beloved lords and nobles, strike them, transfix them, and cut their throats with might and main. Should you find death in so doing, you could not wish for one more divine, for you would fall in obedience to God and in defending your like against the hordes of Satan.” 

Jesuits like John Ogilvie (Ogilby) (1580-1615) were under constant surveillance and threat from the Protestant governments of England and Scotland. Ogilvie was sentenced to death by a Glasgow court and hanged and mutilated on March 10, 1615.

Women accused of witchcraft were ordered hanged by evangelical pastors

Those who condemned Luther were condemned by Luther as “heretics”.  Luther’s vivid and angry condemnations led to the establishment of the Protestant Inquisition where various evangelicals worked to surpass the brutality of their opposing reformers. 

Calvin burns Servetus

Jean Calvin executed Miguel Servetus, Edward of England like his sister Mary Tudor kept the fires burning at Smithfield, which in time became known as the field of martyrs.  Such fields were common throughout Europe, with no one spared out of sympathy as preachers, priests, and predatory rulers demanded orthodoxy (theirs) of faith and allegiance to the crown, thus even simple people like the Mennonites were sacrified in an orgy of bloodletting.

Burning John Rogers under Queen Mary (ms. in my private library)

(Grisar, Hartmann, Luther, ed. Luigi Cappadelta, 6 volumes, VI, 26-27, 282; WA [WA = Weimar Ausgabe edition of Luther’s Works (Werke) in German, 1883.], vol. 19, 609 ff.  On the reformer Jean Calvin of Geneva, Switzerland, read:

Pastor Clifford Peeples ("Killing for Jesus")

The intolerance of past preying  evangelicals has escalated to the open warfare of current clergy. This was most graphically seen in the callousness of Pastor Clifford Peeples of the Bethel Pentecostal Church on Belfast ‘s Shankill Road who called for the killing of Roman Catholics and all who contested his right to proclaiming his version of the Gospels. 

Peeples was convicted, in 1999, of offences under the Prevention of Terrorism Act and sentenced to tend years imprisonment after being found guilty of being in

Miami Showband Massacre (book cover)

possession of hand grenades and a pipe bomb intended for use against Catholics on July 31, 1975.  Peeples was not unique nor did he act alone.  Peeples had numerous accomplices, especially among the Pentecostal clergy.  One of the most nefarious Christian carnivores calculating on the elimination of Roman Catholics and other “dissident elements” is  Pastor John Somerville.  Somerville, an associate of Peeples, had previously been convicted under the Prevention of Terrorism Act and had received a life sentence for his part in the Miami Showband massacre (a paramilitary attack at Buskhill, County Down, Northern Ireland, in the early morning of 31 July 1975; read:  Somerville stayed in contact with Peeples and when Peeples was released from prison in 2004, the two evangelical pastors seized control of the Bethel Pentecostal Church on Berlin Street in west Belfast, banished the then-current Pastor John Hull, changed the locks on the church, and forced most of the congregation to flee.  Later Peeples appeared on BBC television to boast about how welcomed he was at his “home church.”  Bethel brethren had enough and was confronted by his former friends the first week of June 2005–and was forced to flee the Shankill Road, remembering how Peeples ran foul of the terror group of evangelicals, in the 1990s, in a row over protection money (

Evangelical Christian Pastor Kenny McClinton

RUC chief constable, Ronnie Flanagan dubbed Peeples and his associates “the demon pastors” – specializing in recounting lurid stories of Catholic savagery towards Protestants, and in finding biblical justifications for Protestant retaliation. 

Peeples was not the only notable individual convicted for terrorism offences.  One of the most ghoulish is Pastor Kenny McClinton. McClinton is a convicted murderer who once advocated beheading Roman Catholics and impaling their heads on railings.  Arrested and tried, McClinton was declared a  terrorist and was handed two life sentences for murder and other acts of terrorist violence.  The local media put it rather mildly when it published analyses that McClinton had become a thorn in the side of the authorities.

Even in prison McClinton could not be tamed.  McClinton found himself in solitary confinement punishment cells fifteen times within one nine month period.  He found plenty of time for prayer and plotting to kill Roman Catholics, but he also found several admirers among the inmates of the prison.

Evangelical Christian Pastor Billy Wright, founder of the Loyalist Volunteer Force (LVF)

McClinton was equally matched by Born-again Christian preacher Billy Wright. Wright  became one of the most feared paramilitary figures in Northern Ireland.  Wright led his Christian militia since July 1996, launching a string of attacks on civilians (whom they identified as Catholics), killing at least five.  In April 1997, Wright was sentenced to eight years in Maze Prison.  On the morning of 27 December 1997, Wright was shot by two Irish National Liberation Army (INLA) while riding in a prison van from one end of the prison to the other by three other prisoners who objected to Wright “directing and waging his campaign of terror against the nationalist people from his prison cell in Long Kesh.”  For a full account, read The Starry Plough (March/April 1999), p. 10–11; read the BBC account online at


A fanatical Baptist Christian group known as the National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT) is no less than a radical rebel group operating in Tripura, North-East India.  These Baptist Christians have been universally described as engaging in terrorist violence motivated by their evangelical beliefs. 

The NLFT, identical to Bradlee Dean’s Junkyard Prophet Ministries and radical jihad Islam, demand immediate conversion and adoption of its rules and life style.  Hinduism is condemned as is using Hindu customs.  The NLFT mocks everything and everyone it does not agree with, goes on verbal rampages against incorrect life styles that do not match with what they identify with Christian values, and force their ideas on everyone.  Because of its far-right wing ideology and practices, the NLFT has been classified by the National Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism (MIPT) as one of the ten most active and deadly

Fate of Hindus who refused to convert to Christianity

terrorist groups in the world.  It has been accused of forcefully converting people to Christianity and published reports note that the group stops at nothing to convert non-Christians (primarily Hindus, but has no hesitancy in attacking Muslims, free-thinkers and others to their brand of hatred and violence). 

The state government reports that the Baptist Church of Tripura, aligned with Baptist churches in Texas, supplies arms and gives financial support to the NLFT, its leaders and preachers who proclaim that the NLFT is “doing the work of Jesus”.  The NLFT considers itself to be the Army of Jesus and by their war will awaken Jesus so that Jesus will take over as the senior General when he returns to the planet with a sword in his hand, citing Matthew 10:34 (read: Adam, de Cordier, Titeca, and Vlassenroot (2007). “In the Name of the Father? Christian Militantism in Tripura, Northern Uganda, and Ambon”. Studies in Conflict and Terrorism 30: 963; cf.   

Evangelical Baptist Christian Sachin Debbarma (Head of NLFT)

While many would excuse or ignore the radicalism of the NLFT as a splinter group of loons, it is very real in India.  The India NLFT has the support of most evangelical extremists in the USA, with the endorsement of many Southern Baptist churches that send money to “further the NLFT’s mission to bring India to the Lord Jesus Christ,” interacting with those  who supply the NLFT with money that is officially being sent to its Baptist churches in India.  While western donations are sent to further “the message of the Gospel”, the money, in fact, ends up in the purchase of guns and ammunition to kill those who refuse to convert to Jesus. 

In April 2000, the secretary of the Noapara Baptist Church in Tripura, Nagmanlal Halam, was arrested with a large quantity of explosives that he had purchased with “love offerings” and “gifts to further ministry and message of Jesus” (  The Christian terrorist confessed that he had bought the arms illegally and was supplying explosives to the NLFT for the past two years to bring about the Kingdom of Jesus on earth that would be ruled with a military hand.

In August 2000, Shanti Tripura, a tribal Hindu spiritual leader, was executed in cold blood by ten evangelical conservative guerrillas who belong to the NLFT.  The evangelicals justify the assassination by claiming that they feel “marginalized” by the existing majority: Hindus who refuse to convert( and read:  

The NLFT repeatedly warns members that any one seen taking part in a Hindu festival will be killed.  The evangelical community of the NLFT admitted that the NLFT intends to convert all people in the state to Christianity to prepare for the final return of Jesus and the “end times”.  To make certain that all “turn to the Lord Jesus Christ”, in December 2000, the religious leader of the state’s second largest Hindu group, was boldly kidnapped by the military arm of the NLFT (   

Like Shanti Tripura, Labh Kumar Jamatia was also found dead in a forest in Dalak village in southern Tripura after refusing to convert to Christianity. Originally the NLFT claimed the assassination was to “save the soul” of the Shanti.  The NLFT is not only out to “save the souls” of non-Christians, but is also kidnapping agnostics, atheists, and Marxists.  

Kishore (a title for the commander) Debbarma, a local Marxist leader, was clubbed to death in Tripura’s Sadar (north) by militants belonging to the Biswamohan faction of the NLFT in May 2005, after being dragged away at gunpoint by a group of NLFT militants.   When the police found Kishore Debbarma, it was difficult to recognize the local leader, as his body was found with multiple head injuries in a roadside ditch in the Katabon area ( 

NLFT executes youth who refuse conversion

On August 20 members of the National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT) ambushed a truck carrying jawans (it means “young men”, or derisively if the jawans refuse to convert to Christianity: donkeys) of the Tripura State Rifles from the hill town of Takarjala, about 35 km from Agartala, killing 20 of them on the spot and injuring five.  The militants, who had positioned themselves behind hillocks on both sides of the road, hurled grenades at the truck and brought it to a halt. The security personnel could do little as another group of militants unleashed a volley of gunfire from the paddy fields on either side. The evangelical militia took away 19 self-loading rifles, a light machine gun and a large quantity of ammunition from the truck. Senior police officials said they suspected that self-styled NLFT commander Kishore alias Lara Debbarma led the ambush.  Later, the NLFT put out a paper admitting to the assassination to “cause unrest” among the native people and make them more agreeable to their demands for forced conversions.  The ruling Communist Party of India (Marxist) that allows the people to believe as they wish, said in a statement issued on August 20 that the attack on the jawans was made to create panic as the militants were being isolated, owing to resistance by the people and effective measures by the security forces (read:

Televangelist Pat Robertson

The leaders of the NLFT argue that their strong ties to the Baptist world and especially to Baptist congregations in the southern tier of the USA will protect them from any prosecution.  They have noted that Pat Robertson has promised to fight for them in Congress with the followers of The Family of C Street in Washington, DC who vowed to stop any congressional investigation. 

Rajkumar, priest of the Naga Mandir on Bhuvan Pahar informed the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) members that he was forced by the Hmar (a sizeable group of Chin-Kuki-Mizo tribes in northeast India who speak a language that belongs to the Kuki-Chin-Naga group of Tibeto-Burman stock of the great Sino-Tibetan family of languages) to show them the tracks on the Pahar at gun point. Furthermore, the Hmar posted a flag, a tabloid and a Christian cross on the wall of one of the temples bearing date May 29, 2009.  Unlike the NLFT that claims allegiance to the Baptist religion, the Hmar recognize the Presbyterian confession as the only faith ( being brought to India in 1910 by Welsh Missionary Watkin Roberts (

Most of the Christian terrorists in India are brainwashed into accepting (at least on the surface) Christianity through an organization known as World Vision (  World Vision gets its money from what many call conscripted/force tithing of labor in the USA.

World Vision International was founded in the USA in 1977.  It is an extremist evangelical relief and development umbrella organization whose stated goal is “to follow our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ in working with the poor and oppressed to promote human transformation, seek justice and bear witness to the good news of the Kingdom of God”.  Privately it mandates forced conversions, destruction of places of worship that World Vision does not find appropriate (or “Christian”) and sanctions violence in the name of peace (Ken Waters (1998): “How World Vision Rose From Obscurity To Prominence: Television Fundraising 1972-1982” American Journalism, 15, Nr. 4, 69-93).

World Vision Ethiopia

World Vision International is a bad joke, at best.  World Vision tells supporters and contributors that they are teaching English in poor, illiterate nations, such as Ethiopia.  Furthermore, World Vision International claims that it is giving new clothing to those without clothes or only wear rags; the international organization even brags about sending food to poor nations such as Ethiopia.  Public records do not present this fact.  To the contrary, official government records and private records and public testimonies state that the English language is not taught except to a select few (  Clothing and food sent in the name of World Vision does not arrive at the destinations selected.  Most of the food that is sent is fed to cattle.

The World Vision website states: “When you make a gift, your contributions are pooled with that of other sponsors of children in the community where your child lives. Your child receives health care, education, nutritious food, and the entire community benefits from access to clean water, agricultural assistance, medical care, and more” (The official website is at and while its motto is “Building a Better World for Children” it does not work to achieving that goal.  World Vision claims that “World Vision serves all people, regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, or gender” ( but the poor and workers in depressed cultures, such as exist in Bangladesh, Liberia, Ethiopia, and so forth insist that those who receive its charity convert to Christianity; cp. On fraud charges in Liberia, see: 

The Foreign Correspondent responded to World Vision, noting: “World Vision has ignored the reporter’s surprise at finding his sponsor child speaks no English, yet he has been receiving regular reports from the organization that she’s learning English at school and has a good command of the language…, Andrew Geoghegan has sponsored Tsehaynesh Delago for a decade and yet she claims she was unaware, until recently, that she had a sponsor and says the only benefit she has ever received directly from World Vision is a pen and the denim jacket she wore on the day of filming” (ABC Material’s Foreign Correspondent, Foreign Correspondent story from Ethiopia broadcast, transmitted on 25 November 2008, Australian Broadcasting Corporation at

Swami Lakshmanananda

World Vision India, a fervent and extremist evangelical Christian organization, lacks tolerance and charity it claims to be concerned with, especially helping children.  However, World Vision India and other branches have little respect, especially with its poor treatment of religious personnel who are not Christians.  World Vision has been accused of violence and attacks to eliminate a Hindu monk known as Swami Lakshmanananda.  It has been reprimanded, officially, for pumping money into India for religious conversion to evangelical Christianity.  During the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami relief assistance came with the proviso that recipients had to convert to Christianity.

Swami Laxmanananda Saraswati Orissa

Christians and Muslims.  He had run afoul of several evangelical Christian groups, especially evangelical Baptists and World Vision, as well as Maoist terrorists.

The Swami was severely injured in an attack by a Christian mob on Christmas Eve, 2007, who were demanding his immediate conversion and to call on those who followed him to recognize the Christian god and denounce the gods of their fathers.  World Vision India was one of the top recipients of funds for Christian evangelical missionary activity in India.  The donation was to go for food and clothing for the poor, but went, instead, for armaments to “help convert” the heathen, many of whom joined Maoist forces.  These groups, allegedly, hatched a plot to kill one of the most popular religious figures of the area:  Swami Laxamananda Saraswati who was more than 80 years old (the actual date of birth is unknown).  

Swami Lakmanananda Saraswati has been leading the Anti-Conversion Movement in the undivided Phulbani District of Orissa for several decades, claiming that the Christian evangelical movement is identical to the terrorist tactics of Islam mandating that its charitable recipients “embrace Islam” and “submit to Allah”  (  His work was seen as a special uplifting force for his isolated tribal population who joined with him in opposing aggressive proselytizing from both Christians and Muslims.   To silence the revered Hindu leader Swami Laxmananand Saraswati he was attacked by Christian marauders at Brahmanaigaon in Kandhamal District on Christmas eve.  He survived and was taken to  a hospital in Cuttack (  Swami Laxmanananda Saraswati accused his Member of Parliament and the chief of the missionary organisation, World Vision, Mr Radhakant Nayak for the attack on him, claiming that both supported and endorsed it. 

In Kandhamal District there have been blood baths over an illegally built and community rejected evangelical Christian church using its local Congress and Communist influence to indecorously acquire Government land, to build a church upon it, and then to actively recruit converts with promises of food, clothing, education while unpropitiously adumbrating physical harm if they failed to forsake their own gods and the gods of their forefathers.  Responding to questions from interviewers, Swami Lakshmanananda Saraswati noted:

There was no problem when Christians were not here in Paikia. With their numbers increasing, they forcefully took away Hindu girls and forced the neo-converts to eat beef. They set several temples on fire. Be it Birupakhya Mahadev´s temple or [the] temple at Malarimaha or my [temple] Ashram at Rupagoan, [as] the Christians conspired to set them [all] on fire. They threw mortal remains of cows [cows are the incarnation of the Hindu god Krishna (Christ: the central figure of Hinduism and author of the  Bhagavad Gita:  भगवद्गीता a 700-verse Hindu scripture) and are considered sacred] on mandirs. Kondh tribal´s Goddess Dharani Mata´s places of worship in several villages were dishonoured. The sacred sword at a temple at Bramhanigaon was forcibly taken away by the converts who melted the sword in public and prepared their weapons with that looted material. What was the need to do so?

In this regard, the NLFT has become the model for other evangelical Christian terrorist cells, including the Manmasi National Christian Army (MNCA).  The MNCA is composed of no less than fifteen rebels and various cells.  They have been forcing the Hindu residents of Bhuvan Pahar, under the threat of gun to convert to Christianity (, and afterwards to giving up their goods and wealth to buy arms to force more conversions—and encourage the rapid return of Jesus and his spiritual army.  All dress in black with a red cross on their back along with arms and carry assault weapons and rifles (  They demand that entire villages and their Hindu priests convert to Christianity ( and and, that women become docile and subservient to men, and that men assert themselves as Christian warriors—more in keeping with the mediaeval mentality than modern thought.  When local residents refused to convert to Christianity, the miscreants, the Manmasi National Christian Army cadres painted the symbol of a cross that they claimed represented their living warrior god on the wall of the temples with human blood ( The terrorism launched by Christian evangelicals is nothing less than the complement of the radical Islamic jihadists who have been attacking and slaughtering Hindus for years.

Victims of Wandhama massacre. Twenty three Hindus were killed by Islamic terrorists.

Like evangelical extremists in the USA and Europe, the MNCA is strengthened by a radicalized youth that carry guns and frequently visiting Bhuvan Pahar, which had nearly 700 Hindu people as well as eight Hindu temples (  Jealous for Jesus, and screaming the Christian message of “convert or die” like medieval crusaders Christian and Muslim, the youths approached with gun in one hand and the Bible in the other hand, demanding that everyone convert to Christianity or die a slow death (on ease of access to firearms in India by radicalized youth, read:; cp. 

Lord's Resistance Army Soldier for Jesus

The youth, many who had been trained by the Dallas-based Campus Crusade for Christ, demanded a meeting with the villagers in Tezpur village on the Bhuvan Pahar where they forcibly distributed Bible among the citizens; those who threw the book away, seeing it as an insult to their gods, were pistol whipped or murdered, with one youth shoving the Bible down the throat of one old man who refused to convert.  After terrorizing the village, the youth for Jesus, without permission or local government sanction, forced the building of a Christian Church in Tezpur village (; cf.; cp.; for a comparison between Christian and Muslim missionary zeal, read:

Manmasi National Christian Army flag

The NLFT and MNCA, both Baptist fellowships, follow the same philosophy as Oral Roberts who declared on his television show: “God will call me home [kill me] if I do not [receive sufficient donations] (,9171,964970,00.html).  His wild exaggerations are only outdone and surpassed by the better known hate monger and close friend of murderous dictators Charles Taylor of Liberia ( and Mobutu Sese Seko of Zaire, Marion G. (Pat)

Robertson claimed that god punished Haiti for its sins

Robertson.  Like most evangelical fundamentalists, Robertson used contributions (styled as “tithes” but not in the traditional sense of being ten percent–but as Jerry Falwell put it, “giving until it hurts”, even of his workers: and with video at to buy off State of Virginia’s most corrupt officials so that they would not to investigate him. Sworn documents show that Robertson’s trips and investments in Zaire were to obtain wealth to enhance his personal billion dollar empire, with only two trips for “evangelization”. 

Viriginia Governor James Gilmore

Those whom Robertson bought were Virginia Attorney General Mark Earley, and Governor Jim Gilmore. Both men received campaign contributions from Robertson during the 1997 statewide elections; and, Robertson was a member of Gilmore’s transition-advisory team. Earley received $35,000 from Mr. Robertson, and Gilmore $50,000 (  Robertson, along with US Senator James Inhofe (R-OK) and Fox News’ talk show host Glenn Beck continued supporting Ivory Coast dictator and mass murderer Laurent Gbagbo (who the Oklahoma Senator calls Laurent Gbagbo and his wife “good friends” and his powerful wife (both are an evangelical Christians) and publicly boasts that he has “longtime ties to the Christian right in the United States,” (, in part through a secretive international network of powerful evangelical Christians known as the Fellowship (where Inhofe lives with Ensign and other adulterers such as South Carolina Governor Mark Stanford and Rep. Chip Pickering), and includes pathological liars such as Senators Charles Grassley, R-Iowa (  also see an account from the Quad-City Iowa Times at cp.; and;  Grassley’s wife Barbara, who works as a paid lobbyist in Washington DC contributes to her husbands lies:; Grassley took his grandson Patrick who sits in the Iowa Legislature, for “a romp”), Jim DeMint and Lindsey Graham, both R-S.C.; James Inhofe, R-Okla., John Thune, R-S.D; US House members of The Family at C Street include Joe Pitts, R-Penn., Frank Wolf, R-Va., Zach Wamp, R-Tenn., Robert Aderholt, R-Ala., Ander Crenshaw, R-Fla., Todd Tiahrt, R-Kan., Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., Jo Ann Emerson, R-Mo.,

Chip Pickering (R-MS)

former Representative Chip Pickering (R-MI) whose wife alleged in divorce proceedings that the Mississippi Republican carried on an affair at the C Street house which “encouraged” Pickering to drop out of the House race in 2008, and John R. Carter, R-Texas, other major political players who are/were members include John Ashcroft, Ed Meese, Pete Domenici and Don Nickles) where so many Tea Party/GOP leaders have had clandestine sexual affairs) whose hands are equally stained with human blood.  Among the Democrats are those who demand that the Ten Commandments be the law of the land yet steal, lie, cheat, including Mike McIntyre of North Carolina, and “Jesus came to bring a sword” (Matthew 10:34) Arkansas Senator Mark Pryor, who publicly proclaims “Jesus didn’t come to take sides. He came to take over.”

C Street home for DC politicians: Sen. John Ensign (R-NV), Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) and Gov. Mark Sanford (R-SC)

One of the Family’s leaders is Doug Coe “the Younger”.  He has a unique interpretation of what Jesus will do when he comes in a blaze of war and hate at the Second Coming: “he asked a young man who’d put himself, body and soul, under the Family’s authority, “Let’s say I hear you raped three little girls. What would I think of you?” The man guessed that Coe would probably think that he was a monster. “No,” answered Coe, “I wouldn’t.” Why? Because, as a member of the Family, he’s

Doug Coe of C Street and "Jesus Plus Nothing"

among what Family leaders refer to as the “new chosen.” If you’re chosen, the normal rules don’t apply” if you help Douglas Coe and his clan obtain world domination for Jesus and make the Coe family leaders of the world.   Between 2000 and 2010, the one-time tax exempt organization spent just over $101,000 on 13 foreign trips for Members of Congress to meet and pray with political leaders in other countries, according to Congressional travel records.  Radical right evangelical fundamentalist Rep. Robert Aderholt (R-Ala.) alone accepted seven trips from the C Street evangelical fundamentalist group in the past four years, at a total value of $62,000. In 2006, Aderholt accepted three fellowship-funded trips — to Kazakhstan, Sudan and Serbia — worth a total of about $28,000.  In September 2010, Aderholt spent a week in Greece, Albania and Croatia on a trip funded by the Fellowship Foundation at a cost of about $11,000. 

Robert Aderholt (R-AL)

According to a detailed itinerary on file with the Clerk of the House, Aderholt arrived in Greece in time for the closing of the annual Southeast European Gathering (a Balkan version of the National Prayer Breakfast) that he has attended several times on the foundation’s dime.   Aderholt spokesman DJ Jordan said in an e-mail: “As an active participant with the National Prayer Breakfast since his first term in the House, Congressman Aderholt has traveled with the International Foundation to the Balkan Prayer Breakfast as a representative of the House Prayer Breakfast group with the hopes of promoting different factions working together and discussing the life and teachings of Jesus.”  {}; see the video on Senator Inhofe’s “foreign fact-finding” missions where he did not go to learn of conditions elsewhere, but to “bring people to Jesus” {} at

Sen. Inhofe (R-OK) and Ivory Coast Dictator Laurent Gbagbo

taxpayer expense; Inhofe flew to the Ivory Coast nine times and returned each time with “love offerings” from thee Gbagbo regime). “God is leading our fight. God has already given us the victory,” Simone Gbagbo, who is both first lady and politician in her own right, said at a rally in January. Both Gbagbos have attended the National Prayer Breakfast, a big annual Washington event run by the secretive Christian group known as the Family, or the Fellowship.  Inhofe of Oklahoma told the terrorist’s wife that it was Jesus’ wish that all non-Christians and homosexuals be put to death so that “Jesus would come in full glory.” Inhofe is accompanied to African dictatorship by his director of African Affairs, Charles Sublett who donated $6850 to Inhofe’s reelection campaign and is a Christian evangelical missionary who actively supports all Christians who attempt to force conversion to his interpretation of Jesus of the New Testament.

Alassane Ouattara who was elected president of Ivory Coast but vote disqualified by incumbent

The man who defeated Gbagbo is a Muslim. His name is Alassane Ouattara and every organization that oversaw the election and supervised the counting proclaimed him the winner; however, Christian evangelicals rejected his election in favor of “a fellow evangelical Christian” and friend of Pat Robertson ( who has a long history of supporting dictators, taking note from Martin Luther’s Address to the German Nobility that subjects do not have a right to disobey or defy a ruler, but must be obedient even if it mean their death [cf. Luther, Martin, Werke, [LW] 46:50-51). 

Laurent Gbagbo of Ivory Coast

With money supplied by evangelical groups from Pat Robertson’s 700 Club to evangelical communities supporting Bob Vander Plaats in Iowa, money is illegally funneled to Gbagbo in an attempt to prop up the dictator and defeat democracy.  Gbagbo has stated that he wants to create a Christian theocracy that would disallowed religious pluralism, matching Michele Bachmann’s claim that  “God’s government is a theocracy” where human and civil rights have no place (read: and and  The ministers of Bachmann’s recycling  faith, from Lutheran extremism (the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod: WELS)  (,  to evangelical ( and,  to Baptist (each chosen for political expediency), are subordinate to her craving for the evangelical Jesus menacingly mangled message of hate hortatorily honed-in by Heavy Metal drummer and self-ordained Bradlee Dean (his real name is Bradley Smith; he has no theological or biblical education) of Junkyard Prophet is a 6’5″ and heavily tattooed (it is forbidden in his Bible as can be read at Leviticus 19:28:  וְשֶׂרֶט לָנֶפֶשׁ לֹא תִתְּנוּ בִּבְשַׂרְכֶם וּכְתֹבֶת קַעֲקַע לֹא תִתְּנוּ בָּכֶם אֲנִי יְהוָה׃) survivor of multiple drug overdoses and stints in jail and only of late converted to evangelical Christianity while ignoring Matthew 6:6 (συ δε οταν προσευχη εισελθε εις το ταμιειον σου και κλεισας την θυραν σου προσευξαι τω πατρι σου τω εν τω κρυπτω και ο πατηρ σου ο βλεπων εν τω κρυπτω αποδωσει σοι εν τω φανερω) that is a repeat of 2 Kings 4:33 ( וַיָּבֹא וַיִּסְגֹּר הַדֶּלֶת בְּעַד שְׁנֵיהֶם וַיִּתְפַּלֵּל אֶל־יְהוָה׃), when he prayed in the House Chamber of the Minnesota Legislature ( and and claims that Minnesota Congressman Keith Ellison is advancing Islamic (Sharia) law through the homosexual agenda (Islam prohibits homosexuality, and in Iran, Iraq, and other Muslim controlled states, the penalty for homosexuality is death—which Dean agrees with ( and has made it clear to anyone who will listen to his untrained mind that it is “morally okay” to kill homosexuals (, cp.   Later Dean argued that his words were taken “out of context” and by publicizing them, their publication (being read by Rachel Maddow on MSNBC without comment:; see the video at did him irreparable harm:; cp. and After  Pastor Mac

Pastor Mac Hammond

Hammond of the Living Word Christian Center, a Brooklyn Park mega-church whose sermons emphasize the sickness that he sees in the actions of others as sins (he gives a unique twist to Matthew 7:5, but one in keeping with evangelical conservativism that is representative of Tea Party psychology and that of the “soldiers of Christ” who have been waging war against non-evangelicals around the world), gave Rep. Michele Bachmann a campaign donation of $2,100 this campaign cycle Bachmann exclaimed “I am a fool for Christ” (a phrase that comes from 1 Corinthians 4:10, but is incomplete: the full passage is ημεις μωροι δια χριστον υμεις δε φρονιμοι εν χριστω ημεις ασθενεις υμεις δε ισχυροι υμεις ενδοξοι ημεις δε ατιμοι.  The passage is a reference to being seen as without merit or facts at hand–which today would be referred to as “snake oil salesmen”.  Martin Luther gave it a more exciting definition when the former Augustinian monk declared that the speaker was stating that academic knowledge was not everything unless it worked for Jesus–which is not in the original text; the text itself is written by different hands); however, the pastor is not a member of her Congressional district and cannot make endorsements, by federal law, from a pulpit  (, a far-right evangelical Lutheran group (Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod: WELS) that includes statements that the “pope is the anti-Christ” and sides with all of Martin Luther’s statements including the slaughter of workers who strike, protest, or slow down work production ( and  When Bachmann left the Salem Lutheran church in St. Paul, Minnesota, she received the support of the Roman Catholic Church (  Bachmann now attends the new mega-church Eagle Brook Church that is affiliated with the Baptist General Convention (  

Tim Pawlenty and Tom Petters (of the Petters Ponzi scheme)

Bachmann is not alone in Tea Party favorites being the poster child for far-right causes. Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, while shying from the Petters Ponzi scheme (run by Frank Vennes who is alleged to have been a facilitator, or conduit, used by Petters, who was an intimate of Pawlenty, to lure primarily Christian organizations into investing in Petters’ companies through Metro Gem—one of Vennes’ companies—or through the Fidelis Foundation, which served as a fiscal agent for Minnesota Teen Challenge. Among those investors was Minnesota Teen Challenge, which allegedly lost $5.7 million in investments in Petters companies) continues to accept cash donations from principles in the “venture” and uses the endorsement of companies that defrauded many religious organizations   ( and and watch; cp.; cf.×37126).  The former governor of Minnesota has several close friends now convicted of narcotics trafficking and money-laundering and some are running as Republicans.  Pawlenty is not only another poster child, but, like Bachmann is affiliated with the Baptist community, which helps him with southern-tiered states, such as Texas and the Deep South.  Pawlenty and his family attend Wooddale Church in Eden Prairie, Minnesota that supports “mission work to the heathens [of India and north Africa] and is aligned with the Baptist General Conference (

Westboro Baptist Church Kansas USA

Televangelist Pat Robertson continues to proclaim that his god will destroy America in a manner consistent with, but lacking the biting acerbity of Westboro Baptist Church in the State of Kansas.  Westboro Baptist Church has a rare acidity in its approach: its is baiting, bashing, banging and openly maligning those it opposes.  It marches against gays, carrying signs advocating the slaughter of LGBT people, and has bought the US Supreme Court’s endorsement for the right to read and speak harmful and hurtful messages near the funerals of US military personnel killed in active duty, even when the individual was not known to be LGBT. Westboro Baptist Church is virulently anti-Semitic and has flown to New York to demonstrate against rabbis and homosexuals (

Phelps has declared that all Jews are “Christ killers” and that Hitler was a friend of Jesus.  On the Westboro Baptist Church website FAQ, Phelps has emblazoned:

Westboro Baptist Church Kansas hates Jews

The only true Jews are Christians. The rest of the people who claim to be Jews aren’t, and they are nothing more than typical, impenitent sinners … the vast majority of Jews support fags. In fact, it is the official policy of Reformed Jews to support same-sex marriage. Of course, there are Jews who still believe God’s law, but most of them have even departed from that. It doesn’t matter if you’re a Jew or a Gentile…as long as you believe in Christ.

On March 25, 2006 Westboro Baptist Church released a flier regarding a Jewish adversary of Phelps.  The flier uses the phrase “bloody Jew” four times and the phrase “evil Jew” more than once in every twelve sentences. Phelps attitude against Judaism, which matches that of Martin Luther Von den Jüden und jren Lügen where the sixteenth century protestant reformer wrote: The Jews “are full of the devil’s feces … which they wallow in like swine,” {Oberman, Heiko (1854), ed. Luthers Werke. Erlangen, 32:282, 298} and the synagogue is an “incorrigible whore and an evil slut” Oberman, op. cit., 5:406}, can be found at the ADL’s website:

Luther’s admonition, one that Adolf Hitler followed religious on reading the German’s tract was simple, and the foundation for Westboro Baptist Church and evangelical Christians in Africa and India:

(1) Jewish synagogues and schools are to be burned to the ground, and the remnants buried out of sight;

(2) homes, houses and other dwellings and structures owned by Jews are to be razed, and the owners made to live in agricultural outbuildings, sheds and privies (outhouses);

(3) Jewish religious writings to be taken away and destroyed;

(4) rabbis are to be forbidden to preach, and executed if they preach

(5) for safe conduct on the roads to be abolished for Jews and if anyone harms a Jew, the Jew is to be arrested for causing the anger leading to the provocation and attack;

(6) usury (interest required on a loan) is to be prohibited, and all silver and gold to be removed and “put aside for safekeeping”; 

(7) all Jews are to be put to work as agricultural slave labor.

Hindus come in for special evangelical denunciation. The Westboro Baptist Church website release this message: “If you would STOP worshipping false gods, being a fag would not be a complex matter. Stop going a whoring after other gods and start serving the Living God in truth!” (

Westboro Baptist Church at 3701 West 12th Street, Topeka, Kansas, United States

Fred Phelps, patriarch of the church, claims that he and his family (the bulk of the congregation) have conducted over 30,000 pickets, in all 50 states, in over 500 cities and towns.  Believing that they have a Constitutional right in the USA to do as they wish, the family attacks verbally and physically those it openly hates; but in 1995, Phelps Sr.’s eldest grandson, Benjamin Phelps, was convicted of assault and disorderly conduct after spitting upon the face of a passerby during a picket (the conviction was upheld by an appeals court:

 “Pastors” such as Scott Lively, Richard Cohen, Bradlee Dean,  ( and Caleb Lee Brundidge (a self-professed former gay man who conducts sessions to heal homosexuality), and Don Schmierer, a board member of Exodus International, an organization devoted to promoting “freedom from homosexuality through the power of Jesus Christ” have worked at getting the nation of Uganda to kill its 500,000 homosexuals (The Anti Homosexuality Bill. 2009. Warren Throckmorton website:  (this site is linked from The New York Times story by Jeffrey Gettleman: uganda/index.html?scp=4&sq=Jeffrey%20Gettleman%20antihomosexual%20uganda%20bill&st=cse;  cf. _r=1&ref=uganda).  Uganda’s Christians know little and speak less about a tender and loving Jesus who rejects judgments of others (Matthew 7:1, cp. Acts 10:24) tend to be war mongers, rapists, and thieves.

Lord's Resistance Army and child soldiers

In Uganda “The Lord’s Resistance Army”, whose fighters (abductees who are forced to attend religion and bible classes) wear rosary beads and recite passages from the Bible before battle, are led by Joseph Kony (born 1961) who believes literally in the words printed in Matthew 10:34.  Kony proclaims himself to be the spokesperson of God and a spirit medium (which is forbidden for any man or woman to be in Leviticus 20:27:  וְאִישׁ אֹו־אִשָּׁה כִּי־יִהְיֶה בָהֶם אֹוב אֹו יִדְּעֹנִי מֹות יוּמָתוּ בָּאֶבֶן יִרְגְּמוּ אֹתָם דְּמֵיהֶם בָּם׃ ף and requires the medium to be stoned to death; and is a refinement of Exodus 20:22. It originally appears in Leviticus 19:31 and 20:2 where the medium is considered equal to a worshipper of Molech; the references are to Babylonian theology taken from ancient Canaan;

Joseph Kony (L) leader of Lord's Resistance Army (November 2, 2006)

Deuteronomy 18:11 defines the medium as someone who consults with the dead: a witch doctor or soothsayer who engages in necrophilia, cp. 1 Chronicles 10:13-14), and sees himself primarily as being int incarnation of the “Holy Spirit” (that the Acholi {an ethnic group from the districts of Agago, Amuru, Gulu, Kitgum, Nwoya, Lamwo, and Pader in Northern Uganda, and Magwe County in South Sudan and number over one million people} believe can represent itself in many manifestations), thrives under the protection of the current corrupt clergy-controlled Christian government, feed off of charitable contributions from Baptists in the USA, and a largess of wealth from televangelists in the English-speaking world.  Joseph Kony fears nothing, and fears no one, as he considers himself divinely protected at all time from the wrath of mortals since he is “one with god”  ( and This paramilitary group is at best a cult guerrilla army engaged in an armed rebellion against the Ugandan

Lou Engle

government from which it regularly and successfully extorts money.  It has been accused of using child soldiers and committing numerous crimes against humanity: including massacres, abductions, mutilation, torture, rape, chained porters, and sex slaves.  None of this is condemned by the Christian communities or their congregations throughout Uganda where Christianity is a mixture of contemporary evangelism and rural paganism.  It is against this backdrop where an evangelical Christian from Missouri, Lou Engle (who is associated with The Call: a Pentecostal and Evangelical Christian event including worship and fasting Saturday on the National Mall and demands all convert to Christianity or face the fires of hell), held an event in Uganda at which the bill to kill all homosexuals (except those used as sex or worker slaves by The Lord’s Resistance Army) was promoted; ref. 8308912.stm), matching the insanity of Andres Behring Breivik preoccupation and covert curiosity about one of nature’s normal and common biological realities, while others or to seek to bring about the “end times“.

Beverly and Time LeHaye (Rapture Ready)

The “end times” is an ancient Egyptian fable, revisited by those out to make a quick dollar, such as Beverly and Tim LaHaye.  The LaHayes claim that “end times” is described in the New Testament (they’re misreading Revelation 1:1 and attempting to buttress it with the fable at Matthew 25:5, which has no genuine time frame and comes from an old Babylonian legend; what is startling is that evangelical fundamentalists ignore Matthew 25:13 that clearly states no one will ever calculate or know the end of time [it is repeated in verses 22-24; it is found nowhere else in the Bible]: γρηγορειτε ουν οτι ουκ οιδατε την ημεραν ουδε την ωραν εν η ο υιος του ανθρωπου ερχεται).  The LeHayes must be unfamiliar with 2 Peter 1:20: τοῦτο πρῶτον γινώσκοντες ὅτι πᾶσα προφητεία γραφῆς ἰδίας ἐπιλύσεως οὐ γίνεται. 

There are those who publicly proclaim they seek to establish (or reestablish reminiscent of the Puritan theocracy in the Massachusetts Bay Colony: ) a Christian theocracy (Michele/Marcus Bachmann, Oral Roberts, Rick Santorum, Pat Buchannan) in the USA, rewriting history and inventing creeds similar to Sarah Palin.  In each case, their writings testify to their desire to see homosexuals killed either through juridical action or by group anger.

Anders Behring Breivik bought chemicals and equipment from British traders on eBay

In his 1,500-page manifesto, confessed Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik, a self-proclaimed evangelical Christian, insisted that he acted in allegiance to a resurrected version of the Knights Templar: a medieval formation of Christian soldiers who waged brutal battle against Islam for control of the Holy Land and its relics.   Breivik wrote favorably of the mentorship of a British man known as “Richard (the Lionhearted),” who he credited for imparting to him the secrets of the Templar tradition.  

There actually is a “Knights Templar” functioning in 2011.  Its leader is Paul Ray (registered at birth as Paul Sonato, but later took his mother’s surname), living in exile on the island of Malta ( 

Paul Ray ("Richard Lionhearted" Head of Malta's Knights Templar 2011)

Ray confirmed that he is associated with “a loose group of anti-Islamic extremists inspired by the Knights Templar,” but denied that Breivik was associated with the group, or that he had served as Breivik’s mentor.   Ray noted: “My thoughts are the same  [as Breivik] … that there is a threat to our way of life from Islam. I’m not going to say I don’t think there is, because I do.”

Ray, Breivik, Dean and the Bachmanns, like most illiterate Tea Baggers and conservatives conveniently forget while spewing their hatred, that the Arabs gave to the world Arabic numerals, the zero (صفر), most modern sciences (including in algebra, chemistry, geology, spherical trigonometry), nautical directions, sugar (سكّر), coffee (قهوة), the artichoke (أرضِ شوكي) and orange (نارنج), cotton (قطن), gauze (قز) [raw silk], and so forth while Scandinavia, Europe, Malta and North America were living in a Dark Age of ignorance and hatred by a church that instigated the Inquisitions, raped its way across the greater and more majestic civilizations of the Americas, and forced a religion of hate upon most people (cf. Peters, Edward (1989), Inquisition: Dissent, Heterodoxy and the Medieval Inquisitional Office. University of California Press; the most vile of all inquisitions was maintained in Perú [1570-1820] where native Peruano were viewed as “people without reason” [gente sin razón], who, along with individuals of African descent, mestizos, women, and Jewish or Protestant Europeans seeking refuge from religious persecution, felt the full weight of the Augustinians, Jesuits, Franciscans and Dominicans for “crimes” such as heresy, sorcery, witchcraft, and “other superstitious practices” that led to torture and execution: Irene Silverblatt (2004), Modern Inquisitions: Peru and the Colonial Origins of the Civilized World. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, and Teodoro Hampe-Martinez (1996). “Recent Work on the Inquisition and Peruvian Colonial Society, 1570-1820”.  Latin American Research Review. Vol. 31 No.2 (1996).

It was the Arabs who preserved Greek learning, the philosophies of Socrates, Plato, Aristotle and others, kept and preserved ancient texts that today disprove most of Medieval Europe’s premises and pretenses, while creating medical schools and hospitals that were not matched in Europe until the eighteenth century—with most still using old Arabic medical books—while developing the sciences of optics and physics, advancing music and creating musical instruments not heard of in the Christian world: the rebec (ancestor of violin) from the rebab (بابة or ربابة – “a bowed (instrument)”), the guitar from يثارةر qitara, and so forth. While the list can go on for hundreds of pages, it must be noted that the Islamic world (not just the Arab world) contributed to the production of sugar from sugar cane, water clocks, pulp and paper, silk, and the manufacture of perfume. Fulling mills and advances in mill technology came to the West through Islam as did the use inventions like the suction pump, noria (Arabic: ناعورة‎, nā‘ūra, from Syriac: ܢܥܘܪܐ, nā‘urā)  a machine for lifting water into a small aquaduct) and chain pumps for irrigation purposes.

21st century Knights Templar UK

Ray writes an anti-Muslim blog called “Lionheart” after King Richard I of England, who lead the 12th-century Third Christian crusades, and was one of the great mass-murderers who declared himself to be a Christian and was hailed by the church as a Christian to be imitated: from his adulterous and homosexual affairs (Flori, Jean (1999), Richard Coeur de Lion: le roi-chevalier, Paris: Biographie Payot, pp. 448-464 and concludes that Richard’s “vice” was sodomy, but on page 464 states that Richard was bisexual to his court and official biographers, a common excuse before the days of self-actualization and self-acceptance which may have made him more acceptable to Breivik) to his plunder and slaughter of women and children.  The Lionhearted King slaughtered over 2,700 at Acre in one day, claiming he was saving the world from Muslims (making حرب صليبية that became synonymous with mass murder and called for جهاد [jihad: struggle for the faith, originally it did not mean a “holy war” as the word was originally opposed to violence: cf. Patricia Crone (2005), Medieval Islamic Political Thought (Edinburgh University Press), p. 363] it meant a “struggle for a cause”: جاهََدَ، يجاهِد، الجهاد), and killed tens of thousands more while in Palestine (Itinerarium Peregrinorum et Gesta Regis Ricardi, ed. William Stubbs, Rolls Series, (London: Longmans, 1864) III, 1, 5, 13, 17–18); for a lucid reading, consider: James Jr Reston (2001). Warriors of God: Richard the Lionheart and Saladin in the Third Crusade. Random House, New York).  When Saladin fought back, he slaughtered 4000 to 10,000 crusaders as a way to avenge Richard’s brutality (Ibn Al-Athir, XII, 20-6; Gabrieli, Francesco (1957). Storici Arabi delle Crociate. [Torino] : Einaudi; see chapter four in Arab Historians of the Crusades, ed. and trans. by Francesco Gabrieli; translated from the Italian by E. J. Costello. Berkeley, University of California Press, 1969; for an Arab perspective see: Husain, Shahnaz (1998). Muslim heroes of the crusades : Salahuddin and Nuruddin. London: Ta-Ha, with a comparison between Christian and Muslim read: Reston, James (2001). Warriors of God: Richard the Lionheart and Saladin in the Third Crusade. New York: Anchor Books; cp. Ter-Ghevondyan, Aram N. (1965). Արաբական Ամիրայությունները Բագրատունյաց Հայաստանում {The Arab Emirates in Bagratuni Armenia}. Yerevan: Armenian Academy of Sciences; with a dated but valuable work being that of Imad ad-Din al-Isfahani (1888). C. Landberg. ed. Conquête de la Syrie et de la Palestine par Salâh ed-dîn. Leyden: EJ Brill; consult Baha al-Din Yusuf ibn Rafi Ibn Shaddad (1981). Min al-turat al-arabi. Al-Nawadir Al Sultaniyya al-Mahasin al yusufiyya.  Beirut : Mansurat al-Kitaba, 1981).

Ray told the AP that he has embraced the Templar tradition in an effort to drive home the threat of Muslim immigration. “Muslims in (England) trying to take over our country. Let’s not pretend it’s not happening. They are actively declaring their vision to take our country over.” He told the AP he did not approve of Breivik’s methods, however, although Breivik’s actions do match those of the Knights Templar.

Michele Bachmann supports Bradlee Dean

The original Knights were not at all peace-loving; quite to the contrary, they were blood-thirsty, unscrupulous, cruel, attacked women and children, burned elderly people, stole from the poor and rich, and were constantly worried about their sexual identity—much as are today’s Christian evangelicals such as Marcus Bachmann who attempts to “pray away the gay” and where Michele Bachmann feels sexually intimidated in a publish wash room if there are two other women in the same facility. As Time writer Ishaan Tharoor writes ( the Knights Templar formed at the site of the al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem, which fell into Christian control after the first crusade of 1099, and were known as ruthless warriors. They extorted enormous gold and precious-metal tributes from Jewish and Muslim subjects in the Middle East, as well as among the unfortunate Christian populations in Europe who came into their path (cp.

Mexico Drug Cartels: The Family

As hard-core advocates of white ethnic purity, Breivik and Ray would no doubt be baffled to learn that a new Mexican drug cartel calls itself the Knights Templar. According to a report in Al Jazeera, this latest twist on the Templar legend was the brainchild of a schoolteacher named Servando Gomez Martinez (a.k.a. La Tuta or El Profe).  “The Professor”  executes those who will not buy (or will not pay when the drugs are delivered) or have had relations with others he does not feel are fit and proper.  He is the leader. “The Professor” acts as father to everyone around him, making rules, dispensing punishments, and rendering judgments.

Servando Gomez Martinez ("La Tuta")

Servando Gomez Martinez was born on February 6, 1966).  He is one of the senior Mexican leaders in one of Mexico’s many drug cartels headquartered in the Mexican state of Michoacán.  Gomez Martinez  considers himself as part of La Familia: The Family (based after the pseudo-Christian Family group on C Street in Washington, DC, and Bob Vander Plaats FAMiLY in Iowa).  When initiating new drug traffickers, Gomez Martinez has members dress up in full medieval Templar regalia, and swear out loyalty oaths that are confirmed in blood.  There are special dress codes and approved actions:  The Knights of the Temple that Gomez Martinez reigns over wear hooded tunics, they sport a red cross (some claim each is made from human blood), a metal helmet, and are required to carry and read a pamphlet or Templar book of rules equalling those of the twelfth century. This drug cartel claims to draw inspiration from the medieval Christian warriors who fought to protect Jerusalem and the Holy Grail.( Gomez Martinez chief aide is similar to Iowa Senator Charles Grassley who twists the truth at every opportunity and haunts those who disagree with him until the dissidents are silenced with a bullet or beheading.

Members of a gang of kidnappers linked to the criminal group The Family

While the group in Mexico professes to devote itself to philanthropic works—including drug rehabilitation centers in Gomez’s home province of Michoacan—it is an offshoot of La Familia, described as quasi-religious since its current leaders refer to their assassinations and beheadings as “divine justice” (Gibbs, Steven. “They decapitate, torture, and extort. Then they pray, and donate to charity” at and is religiously devoted to the sermons and prayers of Pat Robertson, Ruben Diaz (a Pentecostal preacher/state senator of New York), and other Pentecostals aligned with Diaz) the second most powerful and lethally violent drug cartel in Mexico.  It does not permit any of its members to use drugs or consume alcohol. In other words, while the historic Knights of Templar are long gone, claimants to its legacy are continuing to honor, consciously or otherwise, its tangled legacy of blood, piety, and treasure.

Twentieth century USA history has a long record of Christian terrorism.  Most fundamentalist evangelical Christian communities and churches support these terrorist groups and cells.

The Army of God (as a terrorist group, read: and read:  began executing attacks against abortion clinics and abortion providers who believed in a woman’s right of choice across the United States and especially in anti-choice/anti-democracy states such as Kansas, Indiana and Nebraska.  The motive for anti-abortionist Scott Roeder (

Leading Christian Identity pastor James Wickstrom: "The only way to totally eliminate racial strife in the United States and throughout the world is to bury every Jew on earth."

murdering Wichita doctor George Tiller on May 31, 2009 was a belief that abortion is criminal and immoral, and that this belief went “hand in hand” with his religious beliefs.  A growing number of terrorist attacks were perpetrated by individuals and groups with ties to the Christian Identity (it claims that non-Caucasian people do not have souls; read: Quarles, Chester L. (2004). Christian Identity: The Aryan American Bloodline Religion. McFarland & Company. p. 68) and Christian Patriot (originally a group of USA evangelical Christian political commentators who wanted to end any control of the USA by non-white people and those who were not affirming evangelical Christians; conservative Radio Talk Show hosts like Jon Arthur and Alex Jones have taken the movement to the next level via radio broadcasting vowing to “Take America Back”! in support of what they believe are the rights of Sovereign Citizens who see nothing wrong in killing any police officer if stopped and questioned about reckless driving or carrying concealed weapons (read:; Matthew Lyons; Berlet, Chip (2000). Right-wing populism in America: too close for comfort. New York: Guilford Press. pp. 300) movements, including the most notorious

James Kopp

evangelical Christian hate group: Lambs of Christ (especially popular with wealth retired evangelicals living in Plano, TX, who send the group thousands of dollars yearly “to protect the unborn”; members of the group have been linked to several incidents of violence, notably James Kopp, who decided who should live or die as if he were god, and then premeditatively and in cold-blood murdered physician Barnett Slepian in 1998.  Read: and Bader, Eleanor J., and Patricia Baird-Windle (2001). Targets of Hatred: Anti-Abortion Terrorism (New York: Palgrave Macmillan).

A group called Concerned Christians (code name: “Walk on Water”)  was deported from Israel on suspicion of planning to attack holy sites in Jerusalem at the end of 1999, believing that their deaths would “lead them to heaven” (read:  The Colorado-based radicals believe (they are currently in Greece) that one of

Al Aqsa Mosque (Jerusalem)

Islam’s holiest shrines in Jerusalem – Al-Aqsa mosque – must first be destroyed and an ancient Jewish temple restored in its place if Jesus is to return to Earth based on Matthew 10:34.  A second group, also known as Concerned Christians, has the goal of converting Mormons to Christianity and accepting Jesus as the Son of God and through him alone gain eternal life in a new world that will be created out of war and bloodshed, as the Concerned Christians believe is the goal and rule of their savior and god, basing everything on Matthew 10:34  ( and have tactics similar to many evangelical Christian groups in India. Another evangelical Christian militia group known as Hutaree (the group’s web site says that it means “Christian warriors” but it is not in any known language; the group claims the name was given directly to them by a Jesus living in heaven and preparing for a Final Battle). 

Hutaree Nine

Hutaree is a Christian evangelical militia movement group adhering to the Christian Patriot movement, based in Adrian, Michigan.  It not only stockpiles improvised explosive devices, but teaches evangelical Christian adherents how to use them.  It gives out firearms to be used during crimes of violence “in the name of Jesus” a “god” who is seen as the Supreme Warrior.  The Hutaree group claims that it is preparing for what will be an apocalyptic battle with the forces of the Antichrist within their lifetime (, whom they argue will supported and defended by local, state and federal police departments as devils support Satan in a war against Jesus  (

Hutaree's logo includes the initials CCR - for Colonial Christian Republic

The Hutaree group argues that there will be a “Christian uprising” against all who are not Christian evangelicals.  The Hutaree, acting out the fantasy of an unreal medieval era where there were knights who rode off into glorious battle, proclaim that  the world will see a holy war far greater than the infamous crusades initially called by Pope Urban II at Claremont in 1095.  In the Hutaree mindset there is to be a “violent battle” that will lead to a “national rebellion” with all evangelical Christians rising up to cast out the African [sic] President [Obama] and restore the alleged white race (Caucasians) to primacy–and that war will be equal to Armageddon (  The Hutaree will be in the forefront of the battle, being led by the founder and his family: David Brian Stone, Sr., 45, his wife,

Hutaree target practice (from the Hutaree website; not used with permission)

Tina Mae Stone, 44, his son, Joshua Matthew Stone, 21, all of Clayton, and his other son, David Brian Stone, Jr., 19, of Adrian; Joshua John Clough, 28, of Blissfield; Michael David Meeks, 40, of Manchester, Mich.; Thomas William Piatek, 46, of Whiting, Ind.; Kristopher T. Sickles, 27, of Sandusky, and Jacob J. Ward, 33, of Huron, Ohio.  In seizing the Hutarees, prosecutors found “dizzying array of drugs, weapons and even a collection of speeches by Adolf Hitler were found at the homes of several of the alleged members of the Hutaree Christian militia”  (

All members of the evangelical Christian cult were required to go through arms training, using photographs of police and military as their targets. Since the year 2008, the Hutaree had been warning that a war was imminent, and each follower of this evangelical cult had to be prepared ( as the incumbent president (George W. Bush) was too weak to defend the nation.   Later, Obama was especially a prized photo since the President of the USA is Black, and according to Hutaree and most Christian evangelicals is unfit to serve as President “since he carries the mark of Canaan (son of Ham) who was cursed by Noah” (Genesis 9:20-27 ).

On the Hutaree website, all police and military members who support the current U.S. system of local, state or federal government are described as members of the “Satanic brotherhood”, and are considered by the Hutaree to be “enemies” who must be executed ( in the manner of murders committed by the evangelical Christian group Sovereign Citizen ( and;  cf.—-rooted-in-religion-or-Pokemon the document, however, is not free; on the group’s psychology, read:  Their members all vote, and their leader, David B. Stone Sr., has endorsed libertarian GOP candidate Ron Paul for president of the USA, claiming he shares their apocalyptic war views (

James Ellison with his ‘high priest’ Kerry Noble

Terrorism scholar Aref M. Al-Khattar has listed The Covenant, The Sword, and the Arm of the Lord (formed in 1971 in the small community of Elijah in southern Missouri by polygamist James Ellison a former student at Lincoln Bible College, Lincoln, IL is a white supremacist leader from San Antonio, Texas who was a close associate of mass murderer Timothy McVeigh.   He believes that doomsday was imminent and trained his followers in warfare and supports the KKK, Tea Party, GOP, and an armed rebellion to topple the government of the USA; read: FBI documents at  

Reverend Michael Bray Chaplin of the Army of God

Defensive Action ia another Christian terrorist group that is an anti-abortion organization that sanctions the use of force to combat abortion and the bombing of bars catering to lesbians since lesbians do not give birth [sic] to children) that argues that killing anyone (especially an abortion provider or a lesbian) is doing the work of god and that the executioner should be pardoned if charges are filed against the assassin (See the self-styled “Reverend” and Army of God chaplain Michael Bray proclaimed on the Army of God website at When Bray learned that three sword-wielding officials in Saudi Arabia beheaded three gay men New Year’s Day, he rejoiced, crying “Let us give thanks” ( and set the Army of a Christian god in line and harmony with the god of

Clayton Waagner

Muslims that the chaplain originally attacked verbally.  At the same time, the Army of God turned more violence-prone,  drawing intensified federal attention thanks to its praise (“great idea!”) for the anthrax scare at 550 clinics and abortion rights organizations in the fall of 2001, perpetrated by self-described antiabortion “terrorist” Clayton Waagner.   Waagner, who lived in a sumptuous environment while his family lived in squalor, signed his threats “Army of God.”

The Freemen Community (also known as the Montana Freemen) is a rabid religion where assassinations are considered sacred duties espousing a belief in the doctrine of individual sovereignty and rejecting the authority of the federal government of the United States (cp. and although none of these believes have biblical substantiation nor background (like most evangelical Christians, the Freemen read only those parts of their Bible that support their own ideologies and hatreds; they ignore, for example: “πόδοτε ον τ Καίσαρος Καίσαρι κα τ το Θεο τ Θε” in Matthew 22:21 as well as Revelation 15:3, Isaiah 52:13 f). They conceived their own system of government in “Justus Township”, including their own versions of common-law court (closely resembling not only Old Testament by Islamic Sharia law) de jure, banking, and credit (a rebuttal to the Freemen’s argument is at

It is this mindset that Al-Khattar called “the Christian militia that supported Timothy McVeigh (who blew up the federal building in Oklahoma City where he was considered a ‘model Christian’”; cf., as groups that “can be placed under the category of far-right-wing terrorism” that “has a religious (Christian) component”.  Christian terrorists are always anti-Democratic Party and pro-control over a woman’s body, education, and public policy (cf. and Melissa Deckman (June 2001), “Religion Makes the Difference, “Why Christian Right Candidates run for School Board,” Review of Religious Research 42, no. 4).   In 2005, Representative Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) stated that investigators needed to analyze Christian militants in America because they too might try to “bring down the country” ( Representative

Rep. Peter King (R-NY)

Peter King (R-NY), whose hatred and lack of objectivity has become an international disgrace for the USA (but applauded by Act! for America) was surprised to have Christian terrorists thrown into the Congressional spotlight, as he was focusing only on Muslim terrorists that his supporters (especially ACT! For America) claim is responsible for terrorism (; see also:  

The question now is who is the next one to play god, especially in the USA? It will not only be a liar and one ignorant of the rights of people, but a self-appointed/self-anointed judge who will argue that certain people (of color, who are not Christians, who have various lifestyles (from selective celibacy to LGBT) and who are liberal in thought and action) will be the target.  The American who will become USA’s Breivik will come out of the intolerant Midwest and its appeal to the disjointed mentality of the young who turn to Heavy Metal and drugs, and who seek a single controlled-thought pattern for all people, an adulation of the wealthy, a rejection of the rights of labor, and the terrorizing of youth in schools and in places of worship, until suicides become epidemic in number and scope.   

Christian evangelist/Heavy Metal drummer Bradlee Dean
When told (or reminded) of the increase in suicides within the school district, Dean, as has been his custom, passed the blame. Bradlee Dean told a radio audience that “efforts to create a more tolerant climate at Anoka-Hennepin School District in the aftermath of six suicides, three by gay youth, were actually efforts by homosexuals to ‘go after the kids’.” (  cf. he claims that media attention on the suicides in Michele Bachmann’s

Michele Bachmann and Bradlee Dean "Hate Away the Gay" (Minnesota)

district is a thinly veiled attempt to discredit the congresswoman and derail her campaign for the presidency, since she has long been his supporter and helped raise funds for his “War” against the “evils” he sees: and and;  and  and and and  

Social psychology tells us that those who protest too much, those who pontificate against the evil of others, have severe mental problems that can lead to degenerative and disabling migraine headaches and arch into mass murder sprees (Ben Yandell, “Those Who Protest too Much are Seen as Guilty,” in Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin online at; cp.; ref.  Protests such as those by Dean and the Bachmanns generally indicates self-deception as well as self-signaling of their inward psychology (; on the psychology of assessing the truth, consider: and Ideological Bias in Psychology, 45:3 (Autumn 1978) online at and Cyman, Jeremy (2009). “Food Inc.” The Psychological Weapons of Protest,” online at; political activists use intolerance and protest to push their agenda, as will Bradlee Dean; see: “The Psychology of Terrorism” bringing together religious and political activism, online at; cp. Von Hippel, William and Trivers, Robert (2011) “The evolution and psychology of self-deception” in Behavioral and Brain Sciences 34:1-56 online at
The military Jesus
The one threat USA citizens refuse to address is the evangelical Christian brainwashing of the USA military, especially at the US Air Force Academy, where evangelical chaplains recruit and indoctrinate young service personnel in Christian hate.  The extent of this mind control included having special rifle scopes imprinted with messages from the Bible: known as Jesus Codes (  One of the citations on the gun sights, 2COR4:6, is an apparent reference to Second Corinthians 4:6 of the New Testament, which reads: “For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.”  This is especially acceptable to the evangelical Christian control of the US Air Force Academy in Colorado where intimidation and coercion by evangelical Christian chaplains requires cadets to affirm an evangelical Christian belief or face ostracism and physical harm ( and ) with indoctrination from nearby Focus on the Family in Colorado Springs).  This previously clandestine activity is prohibited by the 1997 Military Code of

Air Force cadet chapel has become focal point of evangelical indoctrination and forced conversions

Ethics that reads, in part:

“Military professionals must remember that religious choice is a matter of individual conscience. Professionals, and especially commanders, must not take it upon themselves to change or coercively influence the religious views of subordinates.” 

One military veteran who had served in Vietnam, and whose son had been admitted to the US Air Force Academy in Colorado, wrote:   “The orientation began with a one-hour “warrior” rant to appointees and parents by the commandant of cadets, Brig. Gen. Johnny Weida. The fact that the word warrior had replaced leadership was a signal of what was to follow. I later learned that cadets, to determine when a new record was established, had created a game in which warrior was counted in each speech Weida gave.  … my son’s orientation became an opportunity for the academy to aggressively proselytize this next crop of cadets. Maj. Warren Watties led a group of 10 young, exclusively evangelical chaplains who stood shoulder to shoulder. He proudly stated that half of the cadets attended Bible studies on Monday nights in the dormitories and he hoped to increase this number from those in his audience who were about to join their ranks. This “invitation” was followed with hallelujahs and amens by the evangelical clergy. I later learned from Air Force Academy chaplain MeLinda Morton, a Lutheran who was forced to observe from the choir loft, that no priest, rabbi or mainline Protestant had been permitted to participate.” ( and×320979)  The role of James Dobson’s Focus on the Family, and homosexual repented evangelist Ted Haggard’s remains enormous and controls the US Air Force academy, so that in 2011 there is no less than one chaplain for every 100 cadets–each paid with tax dollars of the USA citizen: Christian, Jew, Muslim, Buddhist, agnostic, and so forth (

Jesus guns made in the USA

There are no codes from the Old Testament imprinted on US military weapons, nor does the company plan any.  It is the official policy of the gun producers for the USA military to produce only Jesus guns. 

There are no other citations from the world’s religions, as the company boasts that it is a Christian concern and advocates Christianity for all people by any means.  It was the invention “and last wish” of its CEO before he died in 2003.
On August 2, 2011, The Washington Post reported that the USA military suspended its “Jesus Loves Nukes” course.  The Post reported that the course: “referenced religious figures including Abraham, John the Baptist and Saint Augustine” as being in favor of warfare. The presentation said that there are “many examples of believers engaged in wars in the Old Testament” and “no pacifistic sentiment in mainstream Jewish history.”  That is hard to equate and justify with the holocaust under Hitler (  The Post further reported:  “David Smith, a spokesman for the Air Force’s Air Education and Training Command, said that the program had initially been designed to “help folks understand why we’re doing what we’re doing. In the missile launch industry, it takes a certain mindset to be able to walk in the door and say, yes, I can do that” (  This was a distinct victory for the organization Military Religious Freedom Foundation that works to continue and ensure the separation of state and church (


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Fourth Reich: USA Tea Party, Anders Behring Breivik, Evangelical Christian extremism and the death of Democracy

Some of Breivik's victims on his 2011 Crusade

Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik’s 1,500-page manifesto, “2083: A European Declaration of Independence” (cf. reads as taken (most of

Theodore John "Ted" Kaczynski

it is) from University of Michigan graduate and University of California at Berkeley Professor of Mathematics Theodore John “Ted” [Unabomber] Kaczynski’s  (1996) Unabomber’s Manifesto (the full text is at

For instance, Kaczynski wrote: “One of the most widespread manifestations of the craziness of our world is leftism, so a discussion of the psychology of leftism can serve as an introduction to the discussion of the problems of modern society in general.”

Breivik’s manifesto reads: “One of the most widespread manifestations of the craziness of our world is multiculturalism, so a discussion of the psychology of multiculturalists can serve as an introduction to the discussion of the problems of Western Europe in general.”

(Italicized words for emphasis are mine.)

Anders Behring Breivik

In addition to condemning misogynism, socialism, homosexuality, feminism, and everything that Breivik considered not to be evangelical fundamental Roman Catholicism. Rarely has the connection between sexual anxiety and right-wing nationalism been made quite so clear as it has been in reading Breivik’s manifesto, and listening to his cries for a public forum to express his deep-seated hatred of Muslims, foreigners, miscegenation   or “race mixing” (which gave birth to eugenics as preached by Martin Luther, Margaret Sanger, and Adolf Hitler, and an act expressly and loudly condemned by evangelical fundamentalists; see: “Pastor” Mark Downing, “Why We [Christian fundamentalists] Hate Jews,” at misquoting Genesis 25:30; “race mixing” is the subject of which opposes it). 

Tea Party racism in the USA

Nearly all of the Tea Party use race in attacking Obama since the President is Black.  Racism is not just in the Deep South, but has crawled out from under the rocks of Montana to the manure fields in Iowa and dustbowls in Oklahoma.

Unabashed racism in the Tea Party from Alaska to Florida

To the marginally educated and hate-filled members of the Tea Party from the suburbs of Chicago to the urban areas of New York, the rural farm land of Iowa to the scattered ranches of Wyoming, to the mountains of Idaho and the seashore of New Jersey, and from home and office to hair salon to barbecue restaurant and beyond  to the state legislatures, Tea Party aficionados claim that Barrack Obama is unqualified to be President of the USA as he is Black.  The most hate-filled group in the USA since Black lynchings were common from Nebraska to Georgia, Alaska to Florida, Maine to Massachusetts for racial hatred is barely covered and is extremely transparent among evangelical Christians.  The claim that Obama was  born in Kenya, while all public records show that he was born in Hawaii, remains the pathetic miscreant message of birthers in Congress and the popular media such as Fox News that has no credibility and demonstrates no veracity on the air or in open discussions ( ; with an objective survey conducted at UCLA and reported at

Anders Behring Breivik before his killing spree

Breivik’s hatred of women rivals his hatred of Islam.  He admits he had little to do with women until he hired two prostitutes.  This fear of women multiplies his mental insanity that has its roots in xenophobia and is intimately linked to his mass murders. Some reports have suggested that during his rampage on Utoya, he targeted the most beautiful girl first, which gives credence to their arguments that his killing spree was more about sex even more than religion (  The

Anders Behring Breivik

Norwegian murderer wrote: “The female manipulation of males has been institutionalised during the last decades and is a partial cause of the feminisation of men in Europe,” he writes, arguing elsewhere that he felt he was, himself, “feminised” and hinting at being homosexual. He blames empowered women for his own isolation, saying that he recoils from the “destructive and suicidal Sex and the City lifestyle (modern feminism, sexual revolution) … In that setting, men are not men anymore, but metro sexual and emotional beings that are there to serve the purpose as a never-criticising soul mate to the new age feminist woman goddess.” 

Breivik’s theology is nearly nontransparent and on-existent, more on keeping with that of Martin Luther who believed the sole reason for women was giving birth to future generations of men, to be subordinate to men, and being a pawn in the game of life that only men were to enjoy and rule over (  That Breivik’s attitude toward women is transparent on a quick reading of Martin Luther’s writings on women:

Der Tod im Kindbett ist nichts weiter als ein Sterben im edlen Werk und Gehorsam Gottes. Ob die Frauen sich aber auch müde und zuletzt tot tragen, das schadet nichts. Lass sie nur tot tragen, sie sind darum da.” (“Death in childbirth is no more than a dying in noble work and obedience to God. And whether the women carry until they are exhausted and dead in the end, no harm is done. Let them carry until they die, that is what they are there for.”)

Die größte Ehre, die das Weib hat, ist allzumal, dass die Männer durch sie geboren werden.” (“The greatest honour a woman has is that she gives birth to men.”)

Luther encouraged burning women as witches

Die Zauberinnen sollst du nicht leben lassen… Es ist ein gerechtes Gesetz, dass sie getötet werden, sie richten viel Schaden an.” (“You must not let the witches live….It is a just law that they be killed, they do much damage.”) From a sermon in 1526, Weimarer Ausgabe 16, p. 551.

Analysis of the manifesto left by Anders Behring Breivik, who has admitted to the mass killings in Norway, suggests that literature professors were among the groups he hated, Galley Cat ( reported, noting that Breivik specifically wanted to target sites where academics and book publishers meet: about targeting journalists in his manifesto: “in Norway, there is an annual gathering for critical and investigative press where the most notable journalists/editors from all the nations  media/news companies attend … The conference lasts for 2 days and is usually organized at a larger hotel/conference center. Security is light or non-existent making the conference a perfect target.”  (Breivik’s full text is here: for full lengths, comments, etc.)  His objections to publishers and books ranged to rants against female authors, to heroines outwitting men, and women demonstrating superiority over men.  To Breivik, god created the planet Earth for men, and women were to work for men subservient.

Antonio Gramsci

In his manifesto, Anders Breivik has a section called “Political Correctness: Deconstruction and Literature”.   In this section Breivik attacked intellectuals such as Antonio Gramsci (Italian author, founding member and one time leader of the Italian Communist Party, who, in April 1919, set up the weekly newspaper L’Ordine Nuovo [The New Order].  The Italian intellectual wrote vividly in each of his books focused on people wh were members of the working class–and disenfranchised.  Gramsci argued that the working-class identified their own good with the good of the bourgeoisie, and helped to maintain the status quo rather than revolting as seen in today’s poor and diminishing middle class supporting the Tea Party and far-right and anti-union governments funded by the nefarious rich, as with Governor Scott Walker funded by the Koch Brothers).  A second reader that Breivik objected to was Erich Fromm

Erick Fromm (March 23, 1900 - March 18, 1980)

Fromm was an German-American Jewish social psychologist, psychoanalyst, humanistic philosopher, and democratic socialist and is associated with what is known as critical theory.  Departing from traditional religious orthodoxy, Fromm extolled the virtues of humans taking independent action and using reason to establish moral values rather than adhering to authoritarian moral values.  In 1946, along with his friend, Fromm co-founded the William Alanson White Institute of Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis, and Psychology.  Why Breivik attacked Fromm is beyond comprehension, for Fromm spelled out what Breivik became in Fromm’s discussion of destructiveness.  Fromm saw destructiveness as any process that attempts to eliminate others or the world as a whole in a misguided but self-internalized action to escape freedom and personal responsibility and accountability. Fromm said that “the destruction of the world is the last, almost desperate attempt to save myself from being crushed by it” see: Fromm, Erick (1941).  Escape from Freedom New York: Henry Holt and Company, p. 177).

Herbert Marcuse (July 19, 1898 - July 29, 1979) in Newton MA (1955)

A third thinker Breivik attacked was Herbert Marcuse.  Like the others, Marcuse was a German Jewish philosopher, sociologist, and political theorist.  Marcuse was known as “Father of the New Left”.  He advocated a form of tolerance that is intolerant of right-wing political movements–such as the political movements Breivik associated with or attempted to create. Marcuse argued that capitalism and industrialization pushed laborers so hard that they began to see themselves as extensions of the objects they were producing in his One-Dimensional Man: “The people recognize themselves in their commodities; they find their soul in their automobile, hi-fi set, split-level home, kitchen equipment,” read at

Max Horkheimer (front left) and Theodor Adorno (front right)

A fourth thinker, who was also German born, whom Breivik was opposed to was Theodor Adorno.  Adorno was an international sociologist, philosopher, and musicologist.

Adorno argued that capitalism had become more entrenched through its attack on the objective basis of revolutionary consciousness and through liquidation of the individualism that had been the basis of critical consciousness.  He argued that culture industry, which produced and circulated cultural commodities through the mass media, manipulated the population). 

Breivik was seldom consistent.  He attacked college reading requirements. He wrote: “Unfortunately, that has not stopped the cultural critics from indoctrinating this new generation in feminist interpretation, Marxist philosophy and so-called ‘queer theory.’ Requirements for reading Shakespeare, Milton, Chaucer, and other dead white males are disappearing, to be replaced by options to take studies in ‘The Roles of Women in the Renaissance’ (an excuse to lament the sexism of the past) or ‘The Bible as Literature’ (a course designed to denigrate the Bible as cleverly crafted fiction instead of God’s truth). The reliable savior of the intelligentsia is the common man and his common sense.”  (

Breivik was saturated with accounts of attacks on ethnic Norwegian men and rapes of ethnic Norwegian women, seeing, as did Adolf Hitler, the marginalization of his own race to enhance that of perceived enemies: Arabs, Muslims, and other non-Scandinavian people whom he associated with immigrant gangs ( While Breivik worked for Neo-Nazi groups in the 1990s, after the bombing of Serbia he turned against the Nazi movement and became an evangelical Christian with the intent to restore the Roman Catholic Church to primacy and launch a crusade against the Muslim world in the manner of Pope Urban II—with all the gore of rapes, murders, burnings, and wanton destruction that the Roman Catholic Church wracked not only on non-Christians but also Eastern Christians and those of minor sects.

”]The Tea Party in the USA was Breivik’s favorite group, and he hungered to be like them: hate-filled, determined to destroy democracy, and to establish the rule of an elite force that would be in total control. He once approached Hans Rustad, the editor of a popular conservative Website called, with a proposal to create a pan-European movement modeled on Tea Party groups in the United States ( 

Jennifer Rubin of the Washington Post

In the immediate aftermath of Friday’s terrorist attack in Norway, conservative Washington Post blogger Jennifer Rubin did us the favor of simply assuming that he was a Muslim.  Earlier, Jennifer Rubin had written that she wanted the United States to make human rights a central theme in its Iran policy — and then to indiscriminately assassinate civilian Iranian scientists;×27222).  She then used the attack to denounce lawmakers who in the name of deficit reduction favor “huge cuts in defense” and to lambast President Obama for suggesting “that we can wrap up things in Afghanistan.”

Peter Beinart

As Peter Beinart questioned: Could an anti-Muslim bigot commit a large-scale terrorist attack in the U.S.? The answer is, Absolutely, because the same anti-Muslim bigotry that influenced Breivik in Europe is widespread here. There’s actually been a lot of right-wing, extremist Christian terrorism in the U.S. in recent years. The biggest terrorist attack in U.S. history prior to 9/11—the 1996 Oklahoma City bombing—was carried out by Timothy McVeigh, a white ex-Army officer with ties to the militia movement. That same year, Eric Rudolph bombed the Atlanta Olympics to protest abortion and international socialism. The only major WMD attack of the “war on terror” era were Bush-spin lies pushed by Cheney and Halliburton (the alleged WMDs held by Saddam Hussein and being created by his underlings were fabricated lies by

Rafid Ahmed Alwan al Jana ("Curveball") who created the lie of WMDs

Rafid Ahmed Alwan al-Janabi a defector from Iraq who was having family problems and thought that by inventing the story that he would find favor once again with his family, even though his lie about Weapons of Mass Destruction cost hundreds of thousands of innocent lives, led to CIA and FBI abuses, secret prisons, and more than one trillion dollars in expenses to fight a totally unnecessary war, he has never yet stood trial for his role in crimes against humanity {, his lies are detailed at}—and the 2001 anthrax mailings—apparently was the handiwork of Richard O. Spertzel and Dr. Bruce E. Ivins at the United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) a microbiologist angry that prominent Catholic politicians were pro-choice (

Scott Roeder (photo: Wichita KS Police Department)

In 2009, anti-abortion militant Scott Roeder murdered Wichita doctor George Tiller. Tiller already had been shot once, and his clinic had been bombed. That same year octogenarian neo-Nazi, James Wenneker von Brunn, shot a security guard at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. Last February, Andrew Joseph Stack, angry at the federal government, flew a small plane into an IRS building in Austin, Texas. (

Herman Cain in Des Moines IA

This May, the words “Osama today, Islam tomorrow” were spray-painted on a mosque in Maine. Islamophobia is at least as prevalent on the political right today as militia-style, anti-government conspiracy-theorizing was in the 1990s. Herman Cain, who according to a June Des Moines Register survey is running third in Iowa and who in February won the Tea Party convention’s straw poll, said he would not appoint a Muslim to his cabinet or as a federal judge. He’s opposed the building of the Tennessee mosque whose construction site was the subject of last year’s arson attack. He admitted he became “uncomfortable” when he learned that the surgeon who operated on his liver was Muslim. More than a dozen states, mostly in the reddest parts of the south and mountain west, are considering banning Sharia.

Tim Pawlenty with Petters who helped Frank Vennes launder narcotic money and contribute to Pawlenty's campaign chest

Frank Vennes secret memo on money

Tim Pawlenty who has, as has his wife and family  been  too often  associated frequently with money laundering and has been regularly featured on The Minnesota Independent and other media concerning numerous irregularities during his time as governor of Minnesota, has unleashed new investigations with his presidential bid, especially with the Petters Ponzi scheme and Frank Vennes money laundering and questions about relationships with narcotraffickers. He gained further unwanted attention when he attempted to shut down various charitable programs that helped observant Muslims buy homes without violating Islam’s prohibition on collecting or paying interest on loans. 

Newt Gingrich first wife Jackie Battley

Newt Gingrich second wife Marianne

There remains the question about the suitability of Newt Gingrich as president.  He has never hidden the fact that he took his mistress to his wife’s hospital bed where she lay dying, nor that he married Marriane after the death of Jackie.  Later the GOP power horse in the US House of Representatives took a new mistress to meet the

Newt Gingrich third wife Callista

previous mistress, and by the time he had gone through Mistress Number Four and was

Gingrich newest mistress

already seeing and being seen with a very young fifth mistress, Newt was warned that by the time his grandchildren grow up, America may be “dominated by radical Islamists.”  Once more, Gingrich attempted to become the spokesman for Family Values, seeking help from Iowa’s notorious Bob Vander Plaats who is the self-proclaimed Leader of his FAMiLY organization that is working hard to undermined the families he does not personally approve of and speaks out against (primarily LGBT, but also second and third marriages).  All of the Tea Party candidates that adorn the GOP roster for president are identical in their ontology and theological perspectives that have been held by Norwegian mass murderer and evangelical Christian Anders Behring Breivik.

Proudly, Anders Behring Breivik testifies that he is a Bible believing and Bible practicing Christian evangelical fundamentalist. While his faith was weak in his early years, at the age of 15 he was baptized into the Protestant (Lutheran) church of Norway (the established church), and proudly claimed that he was a Christian Fundamentalist ( In his rambling “essay” the mass murderer wrote: “I am a supporter of an indirect collective conversion of the Protestant church back to the Catholic.”; cp., with the notice that the Breivik laughed, cheered and shouted, “you all must die!”) 

Breivik sprayed the youngsters with dum-dum bullets, killing each victim in cold blood in the manner of the medieval Christian crusaders when they attacked fort or town on their way to Jerusalem.  Only in Jerusalem did the Christian crusaders let their rawest animal cravings loose, butchering women, children, babies, and elderly–not just soldiers who were Greek Orthodox, Jewish, Roman Catholics or Muslims.  It is in the same manner that another born-again Christian hungers for: Protestant pastor Scott Lively  who wants gays in Nigeria executed: one at a time {read:}. 

What Breivik had in common with other far-right extremist groups was hatred for minorities and closely identified with Dick Armey (R-TX)’s Tea Party {} supporting the Norwegian “Progress Party” {Fremskrittspartiet, of which Breivik wrote that he held several political posts in the party’s youth league, including being chair of his local party; his association with the Party ended in 2007} which is now the second largest party in the Norwegian Parliament, and similar to the Dutch Pim Fortuyn.  The largest number of violent crimes occurs in Sweden by its neo-Nazis who are nearly identical with the Tea Party in the USA; cf. Laqueur, Walter (1996). Fascism: Past, Present, Future.  New York: Oxford University Press, writing that the neo-Nazis in Sweden is limited to disorganized groups of skinheads. 

Bill O'Reilly objecting to Breivik calling himself a Christian

Breivik’s outspoken hatred matches that of two USA organizations both listed as organized hate groups: American Family Association, Family Research Council, Bob Vander Plaats’ Iowa hate group known as FAMiLY, and Focus on the Family).  Bill O’Reilly was upset that the New York Times referred to Breivik as a “Christian” (even though Breivik claimed that distinction himself).  O’Reilly opined that it was “impossible” for Breivik to be a Christian, claiming that “the left wants you to believe that fundamentalists Christians are a threat just like crazy jihadists are” ( with video).

A strong supporter of the National Rifle Association (NRA) of the USA, Breivik is a member of a Oslo gun club, holding licenses for a rifle, shot-gun and a Glock semi-automatic pistol, having mastered firearms in his obligatory military training in Norway. Firearms in Norway are regulated by the Firearms Weapons Act and all gun owners must have the appropriate licenses which are issued by the local police authority but only to applicants with no criminal record.  Although Norway has a large number of hunters, automatic weapons are banned as are powerful handguns.  There are also restrictions on how many guns and owner can possess. For recreational shooters, such as Breivik, only one gun is allowed in each calibre.

Pamela Geller

In rhetoric and irresponsible/illogical passion Breivik is uniquely similar to Pamela Geller (, self-anointed prophet Bradlee Dean ( and Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann both of whom have openly called for a revolution in the USA (Palin:; Bachmann: with video; suicides have jumped dramatically among teenagers since Michele entered politics, especially in the last year: and  and  Breivik’s antimulticulturalism follows that of pseudo-intellectual, pseudo-environmentalist and strong supporter of David Duke’s Khristian Knights of the Ku Klux Klan (for whom he writes) Frosty Wooldridge (b. 1947) is neither a highly educated man nor a gifted writer.  

Grand Dragon David Duke of the Ku Klux Klan website

Wooldridge graduated with a BA in Journalism from Michigan State University in 1970, moving on to Grand Valley State University from which he graduated in English with a teaching certificate in 1973.  Wooldridge is a transparent racist and Islamophobe.  

Frosty Wooldridge

Wooldridge has rifled in on the poverty of Detroit, blaming the loss of jobs in what once was the car manufacturing capital of the world, on Muslims, Blacks and other minorities, claiming that the plight of poverty is the result of overpopulation rather than a hostile work environment and a diminishing education system underfunded b y the government that favors private schools. Concerning Detroit, Wooldridge, with neither historical knowledge nor any reliable research skills blithely in ignorance and invidiousness rancorously writes: “Illiteracy plus Islam equals walking human bombs”, “minority women birthed eight to 10 and in one case, one birthed 24 kids [sic] by the Detroit Free Press—all on American taxpayer dollars”. “A new child meant a new car payment, new TV and what ever mom wanted” at, and against Aid to Dependent Children.  In searching through Detroit Free Press archives 1831-2010, there has never been one article of any mother giving birth to 24 children.  Frosty is given to excessive exaggerations, idiosyncratic and illusory illustrations, yet his articles are published by hundreds of far-right-wing organizations on the internet such as that of Peter Trippett of Lemont Pennsylvania’s 9-12 Project of Central Pennsylvania where the claim is that the site represents American before September 11, 2001 but prohibits racism (but includes it with Frosty’s frothings), and including the fake at No private site or blog deified Wooldridge more than that of David Duke.  Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard Duke provides the most virulent propaganda mill for Wooldridge and other hate-mongers.  Duke is unique, claiming to have a PhD, but it is a certificate received September 2005 (a Kandidat Nauk) in History from the Міжрегіональна Академія управління персоналом (МАУП) [Ukrainian Interregional Academy of Personnel Management (MAUP)].  The “institution” is a private school founded in 1989.  MAUP is openly a racist and an anti-Semitic organization.  In 2008, the U.S. State Department published its “Contemporary Global Anti-Semitism: A Report Provided to the United States Congress” and singled out MAUP when it stated the Ukrainian-based organization “is one of the most persistent anti-Semitic institutions in Eastern Europe”.  None of its faculty reads, speaks or writes English (a private school is rare in the Ukraine and most are owned by USA firms for profit and are known as degree mills). 

During October 6, 2004 hearing of the Annual Report on International Religious Freedom 2004 and Designations of Countries of Particular Concern before the Committee on International Relations of the United States Congress, the MAUP was called “[t]he most troubling development” in Ukraine and it was asserted that it receives “significant funding from Arab and Muslim states” {2005 Annual Report on International Religious Freedom 2004 and Designations of Countries of Particular Concern.  Hearing before the Committee on International Relations House of Representatives, One Hundred Eighth Congress, Second Session, October 6, 2004. Serial No. 108–154}[On June 3, the MAUP sponsored a one-day conference entitled “Zionism As the Biggest Threat to Modern Civilization” attended by the former Ku Klux Klan leader and former Republican Louisiana State Representative David Duke of the United States. In August 2005, the MAUP awarded Duke with a Kandidat Nauk degree in History {}, and Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko Condemns Anti-Semitic Academy “MAUP” (NCSJ at December 06, 2005; cf. whose degrees are spurious and openly admits MAUP’s strong ties with Iran; cf. the Duke degree justified by Duke at:  

Duke’s doctoral thesis (a lecture paper), written in English (Duke does not know Ukrainian nor Russian), was entitled “Zionism as a Form of Ethnic Supremacism.” on the Ku Klux Klan’s website With KKK David Duke highlighting an article by Wooldridge claiming that “The Next 20 Years in America: We Are SO Underprepared for Our Future” claiming that 72 million immigrants [it does not say “illegal” immigrants] will enter the USA within 25 years [2036] that it will be impossible to provide food, housing, healthcare and jobs “when we cannot provide jobs for 15 million of our own citizens today”. 

Wooldridge would welcome a return to the days of Joe McCarthy and Richard M. Nixon’s Age of Fear where a communist was expected to be found under every bed and in every bed, and the entire nation under investigation by the cross-dressing/transgender first head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Herbert Hoover who controlled every president of the USA when he was in power: the tortured trademark of the libertarian in the USA (  It is difficult to ascertain, initially, if Wooldridge is just deluded or a deliberate copyist, plagiarizing and distorting reality, as with his alleged quote that he claims comes from Benjamin Franklin, when in fact it is from fellow-libertarian author and frequent contributor to Playboy, American Spectator, and Investor’s Business Daily, and occasionally the Sacramento Bee (1994), taking it from his own book Lost Rights: The Destruction of American Liberty (1994, p. 333) while claiming (without definition or citations) criticisms of his work at

Far from being a reputable scholar, Wooldridge preaches, as does Breivik, that multiculturalism has led “Europeans’ [to be] Guillotined from Their Cultures” (article David Duke put up on September 10, 2009, while blasting those who criticize his “research” as “crazy humans”:, where it is but a click to David Duke’s articles “Is Russia the Key to White Survival” ( and “The Lies of Globalism” and “Hypocrisy of Jewish Supremacism”(, while arguing “Should Christians Support Israel?” ( Duke’s response is that Israelis are not Christians and thus do not deserve support or protection (with more hate at whose self-proclaimed “pastors” agree with Breivik and his massacre of innocent children in the name of Christ; the site argues against paper currency in favor of gold, is virulently anti-Obama, suggests that iodine is the ultimate cure, and, according to “Attorney Jonathan Emord, JD” “Founding Fathers wisely chose to disarm the federal government:; he took his JD in 1985 from DePaul University (a Roman Catholic university in Chicago known for its opposition to free speech:, and in the citation given at Wikipedia, the citations do not refer to fact; he is a member of the far-right Koch Brothers purchased and supported Cato Institute). 

The biggest problem that faces immigrants is their inability to speak their host nation’s language.  Nor knowing the host nation’s language causes not only separation between people but raises the level of intolerance especially when words are mistranslated or interpreted and given wrongful meanings and judgments.  Such weak knowledge leads of confusion, violence and wars and most commonly to new distortion as seen daily in the Rupert Murdoch publishing and broadcast empire: from Fox News to the Wall Street Journal and Washington Times (a problem uncovered when telephone conversations were hijacked at News International and News of the World where eavesdropping ( was commonplace (see:  and;, and; on Rebekah Brooks of News of the World read:

Sarah Payne (left) and Rebekah Brooks (right; for Rupert Murdoch); for Ms. Brooks’ web of high-influential people see:

Fox News used the domestic terror attack in Oslo, Norway to say the words “Muslim,” “Islamic,” and “Al Qaeda” a total of 15 times in this five-​minute news segment, which was loaded with falsehoods, including that Norway was unprepared ( contains a video of the “report”) — a rather hypocritical comment coming from the speaker, former Bush administration State Department official Christian Whiton. The Bush administration up until 9/​11 had no interest in terrorism.

Breivik walking toward island camp ground

For the record, the Oslo, Norway attack was allegedly by Norwegian right-​wing “Christian fundamentalist” Anders Breivik, whose actions even prior to the bombing and shooting that left over 90 people dead, could be described as similar to America’s Tea Party, even calling for the formation of a “cultural Euro-​Tea Party.”  Breivik, repeatedly, called himself a Christian crusader, affirmed his belief in Jesus (as a warrior messiah) and God.  What many have forgotten, or chose to ignore is Jesus’ message that he came to this planet “to bring a sword” and not peace (Matthew 10:34-36: μη νομισητε οτι ηλθον βαλειν ειρηνην επι την γην ουκ ηλθον βαλειν ειρηνην αλλα μαχαιραν ηλθον γαρ διχασαι ανθρωπον κατα του πατρος αυτου και θυγατερα κατα της μητρος αυτης και νυμφην κατα της πενθερας αυτης και εχθροι του ανθρωπου οι οικειακοι αυτου) a passage both Martin Luther and Adolf Hitler recited before going to war.

Brigitte Gabriel speaking to Tea Party Sept 2010 (photo by Matt Nager for NYT)

The USA is ripe for a similar attack as in Norway, especially with the ranting of Brigitte Gabriel (Author of Because They Hate: A Survivor of Islamic Terror Warns America (2006) and They Must Be Stopped: Why We Must Defeat Radical Islam and How We Can Do It (2008). Co-producer and co-host of weekly ACT! for America television show; she sends out regular internet blogs, distorting the essays by those who are opposed to her rigid anti-Islam, and is constantly asking for donations) she is Founder and head of ACT! for America and American Council for Truth, exaggerating and outright lying about the “Islamic threat” and, alone, has focused on building a grassroots organization, claiming 155,000 members [without verification or willingness to release the names of its members] and 500 chapters around the country.

Questions persist about the accuracy of Gabriel’s autobiographical account of being a victim of Muslim militancy in Lebanon.  Gabriel claims that: “America has been infiltrated on all levels by radicals who wish to harm America. They have infiltrated us at the C.I.A., at the F.B.I., at the Pentagon, at the State Department.” — quoted in The New York Times, March 7, 2011 (online at

Gabriel speaks regularly to the Tea Party, and advocates the silencing of Muslims and those who dissent from her flagrant crusade of hate.  Her website is among the most diabolic internet propaganda mills, publishing material from known Islamaphobes and those who espouse a “Christian America.”

Peter T. King (R-NY)

Representative Peter T. King (R-NY) is as avid an anti-Muslim as Gabriel.  King has turned the USA Congress into a circus of veiled threats, insults, and outright lies, following the duplicity of former US Senator Joe McCarthy (R-WI).  King hosts Congressional hearings on “covert” Muslim activities in the USA, and when Muslims who were born in the USA respond that there is none, he boils over to the point of raving lunacy.

King has appeared with Gabriel and co-host Guy Rodgers (executive director of ACT! He was a Republican consultant who helped to build the Christian Coalition for the far right.  Rodgers previously served as campaign manager for Patrick J. Buchanan’s presidential run in 1996 and as a consultant for John McCain in 2008). 

Gabriel and Rodgers hate speech is echoed by Pamela Geller (founder, editor and publisher of Atlas and executive director of the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI) and Stop Islamization of America (SIOA). Both groups are recognized hate organizations ( and which advocates the murder of Muslims in the USA and abroad and that Palestine is the property of the Jews “because the Bible tells us so”; ref.  The Bible actually states that the Habiru (Hebrews) stole the land from the Palestinians during the invasion of Joshua and his army (Joshua 2:1-24).

Robert Spencer

Robert Spencer, a Roman Catholic and director of Jihad Watch, a program of the David Horowitz Freedom Center (one of the major hate centers in the USA; on Spencer and Horowitz, see: who claims that Christianity is a religion of peace but Islam is not, ignoring the Christian crusades from 1095-1492, The Thirty Years War (1618-1648; for a brief history review, and the, the Huguenot wars in France (1562-1598), as well as the Peasants

Luther Bundschuh (16th century woodcut); greasing the Peasants' boot during the Peasants' War - the 'buntschuch' was the symbol of their rebellion. In fact, Luther was to use his status as a theologian to condone the slaughter of the 'marauding' peasants by their princes' armies.

War in Germany in May 1525, Martin Luther called on German nobility to “stab, kill, slay … all peasants … in secret or … in public”; ref. Luther, Martin (1525). Wider die räuberischen und mörderischen Rotten der Bauern, in which Luther wrote: “anyone who is killed fighting on the side of the rulers may be a true martyr in the eyes of God” and “Steche, schlage, würge hie, wer da kann. Bleibst du darüber tot, wohl dir, einen seligeren Tod kannst du nimmer mehr erlangen.” (“Stab, beat, throttle whoever can. Stay you dead for this, you can not achieve a more blessed death.”) From Luther über die aufständischen Bauern, Weimarer Ausgabe 18, p. 357 f.), and Walid Shoebat, who claims to have been “a radicalized jihadist.”   

Ralph Reed (who seeks the overthrow of the Constitution of the USA) and televangelist Pat Robertson (whom Gabriel served as an anchor on his Christian network in the Middle East) have cited Islam as determined to bring down the USA and the need to further a Christian jihad:  the Dallas, TX based Campus Crusade for Christ (popularly known on campuses as Cru) that has the identical purpose and philosophy as Islamic conversion groups), where radicals (primarily evangelical fundamentalists, especially among Pentecostals, Adventists, Southern Baptists, Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Church Synod (WELS) and other radical sects who are seeking what Michele Bachmann describes as “Christian Reconstruction”, see:

Pentecostal pastor Ruben Diaz

In the USA, the pledge of a blood-soaked pogrom promises to break out at any time, with NY State Senator and Pentecostal preacher Rubén Díaz openly and publicly threatening judges who performed same-​sex marriages on Sunday in New York.  Along with other Pentecostal, Diaz has literally declared war on same-​sex married couples in New York, and threatened to have their marriages annulled, but neither the people of New York nor the New York legislature agreed with Diaz. Hundreds of same-​sex marriages were performed in New York State Sunday, the first day the new marriage equality law went into effect.  Diaz proclaimed, speaking Spanish, “We’re going to show them next week that everything they did today was illegal,” according to ABC News, and again, while at the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) anti-​gay hate rally in front of the Governor’s NYC office Sunday: “Today we start the battle! Today we start the war!”

Phyllis Siegel, 76 (right) and spouse Connie Kopelov 84 (left) first gay couple married in NY (Photo: Joao Costa/Yahoo! News)

Diaz’ declaration of war is neither singular nor the only one on the internet or in the press.  It is quite common in sparsely populated states where education is weak, and politics are for profit, with the Tea Party in charge ( 

Larry Adams Ministry to Gays sign

Larry Adams “reads” the Bible he claims, and he says that he reads the bible religiously and regularly.  Larry Adams, however, concentrates on the Old Testament’s message of hate, and seldom finds time to read the New Testament and has no idea of what Jesus ever said about people who are born gay.  Larry Adams admits that he has never read Matthew 7:1 nor Acts 10:24—and has as much understanding of what the Bible says as a fetus, but founded the Cross Bearer Ministry ( complete with videos).  So in love with the Bible’s message of killing those who “change the order” (misreading Romans 1:26) of sex, Adams put up a billboard identical to those in Iran: hang homosexuals.

Ariel Torres Ortega preaching a gospel of hate, claiming that god wants all gays killed.

On Sunday, May 15, 2011, At Sunday’s anti-​gay marriage rally in New York City, sponsored by the National Organization For Marriage, one pastor, Rev. Ariel Torres Ortega of Radio Visión Cristiana, told the several thousand people in attendance that gays not only should but must die or that his god would visit plagues and pestilences upon the earth that shielded them ( . Torres Ortega, like other evangelical, can quickly cite every line in his Bible that shows that his god is merciless, full of wrath and hatred, and dictatorially demands that those who would be saved into a sterile paradise where the only activity was prayer and praise, bow before his laws.  The fanatical fundamentalist’s rally was headlined by New York State Senator and Reverend Rubén Díaz, who spoke just minutes after Rev. Ariel Torres Ortega, with many smoldering signers passed out  hand-written “kill the gays” letters to the pandering pastor Diaz, noting that he has the ability to introduce a bill supporting Rev. Ortega’s beliefs.

While Torres Ortega claims to be a Christian, he does not cite any Christian scripture for his verbal attacks on Christians.  Instead Torres Ortega heralds hell-fires bursting as he barks biased and badly translated passages from the non-Christian Old Testament, with the Book of Leviticus being a Bible of its own and worth more to him than the Psalms or Proverbs: “Committing sexual acts between man and man. And [sic {a conjunction cannot be used to begin a sentence}] receiving the retribution of the things that they have done from straying away. And [sic] because they did not take God in count. God gave them over to reprimand their mind to do things that are not right, being against all justice, fornication, perversity, aberrations, malignity…those who practice such things are worthy to death, not only do they do it, but those who also practice it. God bless this earth. That is the word of God.”  Not once has Torres Ortega admitted to having read Ezekiel 16:49. His bible demands death.  Torres Ortega’s Bible is not the word of God; at best it is poorly translated plagiarism from ancient Habiru hate after the theft of the lands of previously possessed by Palestinians and Phoenicians.

Jadon Higganbothan

In the first week of July 2011, self-styled Pentecostal preacher Peter Lucas Moses, 27, who is among many Blacks who believe they are a part of a lost tribe of ancient Israel, shot to death his four-year old step son Jadon Higganbothan, thinking that the child might be gay. The Pentecostal pastor also shot to death a 28-​year old woman, Antoinetta Yvonne McKoy, after beating and strangling her with an extension cord before Peter Lucas Moses murdered her, quoting scripture and blasting the sins of mortals—fearing she might be a lesbian and wanted to leave his cult of Black Hebrews of Israel (, cf.–Polygamist-Sect-Missing-Members/) .

Kevin Backus

On July 26, 2011, Pastor Kevin Backus at the Buffalo, New York National Organization For Marriage (NOM) anti-​gay hate rally, made the historically inaccurate claim that establishing same-​sex marriage “is just like the Soviet Union’s efforts to abolish marriage” (which the Soviet Union neither did nor introduced for legislative discussion).  Backus (he earned his degree in “Biblical counseling” (closely representing the online-purchased degree from Union college of Cincinnati, OH, by Marcus Bachmann who preachificates that he is a therapist who will “pray away gay”) at Whitefield Theological Seminary “an unaccredited conservative Reformed seminary located in Lakeland, Florida …  Whitefield Theological Seminary has no permanent faculty and degrees offered entirely through distance-​learning,”  Like Diaz who calls the separation of church and state a lie ( and other would-be USA dictators, does not believe in the separation of state and church (, Backus repeats the line by Michele Bachmann, declaring that the USA was originally established as a theocracy after that presumed to be the government of ancient Israel, as taught by self-ordained Heavy Metal Rocker and drummer Bradlee Dean. Whether of not the Soviet Union attempted to do so (scholars are at odds on this,) the idea comes straight from none other than Rush Limbaugh himself who made the same analogy when Iowa embraced same-​sex marriage, banning discrimination from its constitution (Story #6 at

Diaz, like the Norwegian mass murderer, feels that any “disrespect” shown to the Roman Catholic church is an attack upon religion, and to call for marriage equality that the Roman Catholic churches denounces is an attack not only on that church but its god ( and called for then-governor David Paterson to resign (  Diaz should resign, as he was elected to serve all of his constituents, including Jews, agnostics, and others, but only represents evangelical Christians; but, he will not, for identical to Adolf Hitler who religiously followed the writings of Martin Luther, he will stay for the ultimate kill.  As Luther wrote six hundred years ago:

Wie es unmöglich ist, daß die Aglaster ihr Hüpfen und Getzen läßt, die Schlange ihr Stechen: so wenig läßt der Jude von seinem Sinn, Christen umzubringen, wo er nur kann.”  (Tischreden. Erlanger Ausgabe der Werke Luthers, Bd. 62, S. 375)

Darumb wisse Du, lieber Christ, und Zweifel nichts dran, daß Du, nähest nach dem Teufel, keinen bittern, giftigern, heftigern Feind habest, denn einen rechten Jüden, der mit Ernst ein Jüde sein will.” (Luther: Handbuch der Judenfrage, S. 182)

Luther’s anti-Semitic stereotypes gave rise to his fantasies of massive exterminations and annihilation so equal to that of Diaz, Torres, Limbaugh and those on the far right of evangelical fundamentalism, especially the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Churches in the USA (WELS).  Here is the beginning of Luther’s seven-point plan:

Ich will meinen treuen Rat geben.  Erstlich, daß man ihre Synagoge oder Schule mit Feuer anstecke, und was nicht verbrennen will, mit Erde überhäufe und beschütte, daß kein Mensch einen Stein oder Schlacke davon sehe ewiglich.. Zum andern, daß man auch ihre Häuser desgleichen zerbreche und zerstöre. Denn sie treiben eben dasselbige darin, was sie in ihren Schulen treiben …”  (Luther: Von den Jüden und ihren Lügen. Erlanger Ausg. Bd. 32 S. 233-238)

GOP debate June 14, 2011: From left, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty and businessman Herman Cain stand on stage before first New Hampshire Republican presidential debate at St. Anselm College in Manchester, N.H., Monday, June 13, 2011. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

All that is necessary now is to substitute “Moslem” or “homosexual” or any other word that represents a threat to evangelical fundamentalists extremists like Michele Bachmann, Rick Perry, Rick Santorum, Sarah Palin, Tim Pawlenty, Herman Cain, or the other would-be world dictators.  They stand behind their Bibles and their religions as do demigoguering Ruben Diaz, Keith Ratliff Sr or Bob Vander Plaats of Iowa, and their ilk.  All have been silent on Anders Behring Breivik and his confession of doing the work of god.

What is obvious about the new Fourth Reich is that it is more gruesome and cruel than the Third Reich.  Both are the results of racism and sexism that became disguises for hatred of religion or lack of religion, and political and sexual xenophobia (cp.  In short, it is the result of a narrow focus more fitting with the legend of the Tower of Babel (Hebrew: מגדל בבל‎ Migdal Bavel Arabic: برج بابل‎ Burj Babil) in Genesis 11, where an evil and spitefully segregationist deity filled with hatred of people working together, living together, and being a part of a world community, damned them by emphasizing separate tongues, cultures, customs, and codices.  It was in the myth and today a story of the rejection of the community of mortals as a single and singular people.


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Marcus Bachmann, Unlicensed psychologist, fraud and husband of Michele Bachmann

Bachmann Family 2011

Marcus Bachmann is a man of many deceits and conceits.  The husband of Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R-MN), who claims that she is a tax lawyer who studied at the disreputable and unaccredited Oral Roberts University (which has as its motto that it is dedicated to the teaching of “the law from a biblical worldview” (with no allowance for civil law or the laws of a specific nation) at the Coburn School of Law.  The Coburn School of Law has had a varied and strange history.  It has gone through no fewer than three names including the televangelist Marion G. [Pat] Robertson Christian Broadcasting Network School of Law before its name was changed to Regent University (the law school made headlines when it was learned that sixty percent of its graduates could not pass the bar examination in Virginia (read:; her specialty is tax law—which she claims to hate—but being a dutiful evangelical Christian wife who follows her reading of the scripture from a literal perspective, Michele does as she was ordered by her equally xenophobic husband. 

There are many legal challenges (and problems) for the Bachmann family–and for their children.  Michele’s police records show a woman out of balance and with an agenda outside of mainstream USA and democracy (   Marcus’ finances are now being scrutinized because of numerous questioned raised about his “practice” of psychology and therapeutic counseling.  The main problem is with his alleged education.

Bachmanns campaigning in Minnesota

Marcus Bachmann does not have an earned PhD in psychology.  He bought the degree at Union College (Cincinnati, OH), a school that he never attended. 

Bachmann’s degree is not a PhD in psychology.  It is a certificate in interdisciplinary studies.  What few people are told, and less know, is that Bachmann’s “degree” is unaccredited. 

The online college’s doctorate in psychology was denounced by the US Department of Education in 2004 as false.  The US Department of Education’s condemnation of the degree the school’s administrators passed on to their “graduates”—which Bachmann ignores. 

Marcus has never attempted to register his “degree” with the boards of psychology and counseling in Minnesota.  To this day Bachmann is not registered with any of the three boards that certify mental health practitioners and professions in the state. The Minnesota Board of Psychology and the Board of Marriage and Family Therapy confirmed to POLITICO that Bachmann is not licensed with them. A search of the Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy license database returns no result. (Read more:

Mr. Bachmann at times has made the claim that he is a “clinical therapist”.  Trisha Stark, of the Minnesota Psychological Association, said that the title “clinical therapist” is not widely used in professional circles and that Bachmann is able to operate his clinic because of state rules and loopholes in the law regarding mental health practice. “Minnesota is one of the only states in which you can practice mental health without a license,” Stark said. As various news agencies and reporters have discovered, the Bachmann and Associates office declined to comment on his professional credentials, and the campaign did not respond to requests for comment. (Read:

Professional psychologists’ research and record their studies, submit their studies for peer review, and seek out a reputable publisher.  Bachman has never done any of this.  There is no record that he has ever published or contributed to any scholarly books, journals, or articles. He has no entry in the Library of Congress data base (, or in the world catalogue of publications (at, which organizes and catalogues all publications in the field of psychology and other disciplines.

Reparative Therapy (Minnesota Center)

The illustration above is from

There are no verifiable records that Marcus Bachmann practices genuine psychology or psychotherapy.  He admits that publicly but not to his patients.  Instead Marcus Bachmann practices the long discredited “reparative therapy” (sometimes known as corrective or conversion therapy) to turn gay men and lesbians into heterosexuals ( which the American Psychiatric Association has gone on record denouncing, claiming that such “therapy” does not exist and those who use it do more injury to their patients than help the patients (  The second paragraph of the APA’s official statement reads:

As a general principle, a therapist should not determine the goal of treatment either coercively or through subtle influence.  Psychotherapeutic modalities to convert or “repair” homosexuality are based on developmental theories whose scientific validity is questionable.  Furthermore, anecdotal reports of “cures” are counterbalanced by anecdotal claims of psychological harm.  In the last four decades, “reparative” therapists have not produced any rigorous scientific research to substantiate their claims of cure.  Until there is such research available, APA recommends that ethical practitioners refrain from attempts to change individuals’ sexual orientation, keeping in mind the medical dictum to First, do no harm.

Bachmann & Associates flier on services

Reparative therapy has long been considered dangerous by the American Psychological Association (, the American Medical Association (, the American Academy of Pediatrics, American Counseling Association, and the American Psychiatric Association ( and others (   Bachmann says that his reparative therapy is “Truth Wins Out” and that one can pray away gay.  It is nothing more than a scam or a sting operation to bring him federal money.  This in unique as his wife, Michele Bachmann, has made a career denouncing federal government subsidies. 

Marcus Bachmann billed Medicare more than $137,000 for prayers

Despite her words, Michele and Marcus Bachmann has accepted over $137,000 in federal aid for the clinic Bachmann & Associates for reparative therapy:  a discarded theory that suggests that a homosexual male or female can end gay or lesbian interests and stop sexual desires through prayer.  While the Bachmanns were quick to cashier each federal check for the alleged psychological services of the “Christian counselors” who would “pray away the gay”, the Congresswoman serving the sixth district of Minnesota and would-be President of the USA denies that the clinic ever received federal money ( the article is based on the June 27, 2011 Face the Nation television report at

Bachmann & Associates go directly against the standards set by the American Association of Christian Counselors ( A video of an actual “reparative therapy” (anti-gay) session is at  Unfortunately, Marcus Bachmann practiced his “counseling” on 23 foster children, in addition to their five children, who had been put into (and then taken out of) the Bachmann home between 1992 and 2000. All of the foster children were girls and the courts decided that they each needed the psychological support and services being made available due to Dr. Bachmann’s vocational (not educational) background. Their home was legally labeled a treatment home dealing with short term (from a few months to over a year,) rehabilitations (  What is unique is that not one of the twenty-three (they were licensed to handle three children at a time; the Bachmann home was “technically considered a treatment home,” which offered a higher level of reimbursement) has ever agreed to be interviewed by anyone or any group, nor would any of them make a public statement concerning the short time they were with the Bachmanns.  Speaking to Point of View Radio Talk Show’s right-​leaning Christian audience, Bachmann was talking with an authority that he claimed was “backed by God” (as if he were Moses having a face-to-face conversation with the deity and taking instructions on what had to be done; as Genesis 25:1-2: וַיְדַבֵּר יְהוָה אֶל־מֹשֶׁה לֵּאמֹר׃  דַּבֵּר אֶל־בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל וְיִקְחוּ־לִי תְּרוּמָה מֵאֵת כָּל־אִישׁ אֲשֶׁר יִדְּבֶנּוּ לִבֹּו תִּקְחוּ אֶת־תְּרוּמָתִי׃) and that of being a “Doctor” [sic] who was trying to help the “sinful” parts of the nation come into one with their Creator (this is a line from another recognized hate group: Focus on the Family; cf. cp.  

Evangelical Christians, especially, or those of fundamentalist denominations, are taught to unquestionably follow these perceived authority figures, like Dr. Bachmann, who are placed in such positions of regard to, among other things, lead the way in teaching those on the outside and add confusion to their charges when the young are pushed into a real world where fundamentalism is the exception and not the rule ( What Bachmann does not discuss is how his wife helped found a charter/sectarian/parochial school that ran afoul of the state when some parents contended that its curriculum was infused with Christian teachings, and her first run for office was a failed bid for the local school board (her own children were enrolled in private Christian school;  Bachmann’s wife’s attitude on foster care comes with a price tag. As a congressional representative, Bachmann’s proposals to shrink government would have profound effects on child welfare services.  The House Republican budget, which Bachmann voted for, would cut the program’s spending by $1 trillion over the next decade and give states freedom to lower benefits and raise eligibility requirements (—-gops-plans-for-medicare-medicaid-get-an-f-from-advocates-and-experts.php).  This led to an interesting quote:

“[F]or all those older Americans who voted GOP last year because those nasty Democrats were going to cut Medicare, I have just one word,” wrote New York Times columnist, and Nobel-winning economist Paul Krugman: “suckers!” (Read: the full article published on April 4, 2011, entitled “Privatizing Medicare” at

Foster children, who automatically qualify for Medicaid benefits, make up a tremendously disproportionate amount of its spending, especially on mental health services. Bachmann likely understands these difficulties better than anyone: all 23 of her foster children were teenage girls suffering from psychiatric disorders. In addition, her husband’s therapy clinic took in over $137,000 in Medicaid funds to help treat these low-income patients.

Like Marcus Bachmann, the “counselors” at Bachmann & Associates are not doctors in any form.  Men like Timothy Wiertzema introduce themselves as “licensed marriage and family therapist[s]”.  They are not.  In the case of Wiertzema, he has only a master’s degree from Argosy University (which is very popular with Bachmann & Associates).

Argosy University, like Union college where Marcus was enrolled online, is another online university with neither individual attention.  It has been cited by Florida, and other states, and exposed on television on Frontline as an “institute” that uses unfair/deceptive practices, similar to University of Phoenix and is charged with fraud ( and and pages 15-19; and too many other citations to list; for the PBS transcript of Frontline read:  While Florida received eight complaints against Argosy, it was not highest number, as the University of Phoenix had 22, Keiser University 21, Sanford-Brown Institute 5, MedVance Institute 4; and Concorde Career Institute 3:   

Wiertzema’s concept of medical attention (following that of Bachmann and his colleagues) is to call upon the Holy Spirit, citing 2 Corinthians 1:4 which is a paraphrase of Isaiah 40:1 and 51:12; Isaiah 66:13 refers to a mother comforting a child. No where in the Bible does it cite a Holy Spirit as the term Holy Spirit comes from Hinduism as a Triune god is of recent origin (Wiersbe, Warren W. (2007) The Wiersbe Bible Commentary: The Complete New Testament. 2d ed.  Colorado Springs, CO : David C. Cook, page 471).  The “Holy Spirit” appears only three times in the Old Testament: once in Psalm 51:11 and twice in Isaiah 63:10,11, and in each case is a metonym for God–the Hebrews have never recognized three personas or characteristics in a single monotheistic god.  Muslims have a similar “spirit” (الروح القدس ) but it is an action or divine communication; it has nothing in common with contemporary Christianity, and first appears in the Nicene Creed (but then only as the “Eternal Love of the Father and the Son”, it had not yet become a distinct being or characteristic; St. Thomas Aquinas names the Holy Spirit “Love”” following the writing of St. Augustine of Hippo: St. Augustine (1987). De Trinitate (On The Trinity): Book V – Chapter 15.— Whether the Holy Spirit Was a Gift Before as Well as After He Was Given. (From Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers, First Series, Vol. 3 ed. at  It is not until the Inquisition and the fifteenth century when it became a cult of its own and in many places rivaled the worship of Jesus and Father.  The later writings of Martin Luther has the Holy Spirit as the Teacher and forgiver of sins (Small Catechism, BC, Tappert 345) a function originally reserved for Jesus, but with Luther more in keeping with the theology of seventeenth century BCE Egypt (cp. Luther, Martin, Werk 33:24).

Bachmann & Associates reject modern science and medicine, arguing that the Bible is the sole source of all knowledge and healing. When questioning their use of reparative therapy that all licensed psychologists and psychiatrist discarded long ago, Bachmann & Associates stated that the rejection of reparative (“ex-gay”) therapy was totally unsupported by research—in the Bible, and claim that the Bible could never be questioned.  Bachmann and his colleagues cite the bible as the absolute authority in life in the same manner as Muslims cite the Koran/Qur’an is the final word for Islam—but the evangelical Bachmanns fail to see the similarity. 

The continuing lie of Bachmann & Associates is that they can cure homosexuality—which is neither a disease nor an infirmity—has been proven repeatedly under different difficult situations.  Their zeal in “rooting out sin” (by banning and destroying “pornography” in much the same way as Pope Pius IX hammered off the penises of ancient statuary in the Vatican in 1857;  has long a favored past time by such charlatans as Colin Cook (read: Ide, Arthur Frederick (1987). Homosexuals anonymous: a psychoanalytic & theological analysis of Colin Cook & his cure for homosexuality. Garland, TX: Tangelwüld), Jimmy Swaggart (Read: Ide, Arthur Frederick (1988). Heaven’s hustler: the rise & fall of Jimmy Swaggart. Dallas, TX: Monument Press), Scott Lively (cf. and his partisan philistines: Caleb Lee

Ugandans for "Kill the Gays" led by Scott Lively (2d L), Caleb Lee Brundage (C), and Don Schmierer (R)

Brundidge (cf. and, Don Schmierer (—a board member of the extremist Exodus International who claims that his mission is to mobilize “the body of Christ to minister grace and truth to a world impacted by homosexuality”(–who run the scam Abiding Truth Ministries located in Temecula, California; and Rick Warren (, demanding the death penalty for gays in Uganda and throughout Africa and the use of “corrective rape” of lesbians ( and  

Peter Lucas Moses Jr

The absurdity of the evangelical movement, and of

Jadon Higganbothan age 4

the Jehovah’s Witnesses who have little knowledge of what the Bible really says and preach such fantasies as Jesus is the archangel Michael (who is the only archangel in this cult), reached a nadir point when self-style evangelist Peter Lucas Moses, a religious leader in North Carolina who shot to death his four-year old step son because he thought the boy, Jadon Higganbotham, might be gay ( as all that can be said about him and Marcus Bachmann is that they are bigots.

Mike Jones with newspaper on Rev. Ted Haggard (he has converted to heterosexuality again and reopened his evangelical temple in a barn)

There are plenty of people who take stands similar to Bachmann and claim themselves to be heterosexuals, but expose themselves ultimately as homosexuals, such as Ted Haggard (an evangelical pastor of New Life Church in Colorado Springs, CO; he now defines himself as bi-sexual, who hired Mike Jones of Denver to give him “massages and methamphetamines, but Jones noted that Haggard was a hypocrite;, George Alan Rekers a psychologist

Rev. George Alan Rekers and his baggage handler

and Southern Baptist Minister who brought a male prostitute to the USA (claiming he could cure homosexuality with full body nude massages, but the youth claimed he came as a “call boy”, Jo-Vanni Roman [a.k.a. Lucian], and was hired for sex and not to carry the University of South Carolina professor’s luggage.  Rekers is a founder of the Family Research Council (now a recognized organized hate group in the USA), a former board member of the National Association for Research & Therapy of Homosexuality (NARTH), and he testified as an expert witness in favor of gay adoption bans in both Arkansas and Florida. In both states, the courts deemed Reker’s testimony biased and untrustworthy;, Bishop

Bishop Eddie Long and his "Four Gospel Connoisseurs"

Eddie Long (senior pastor of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in DeKalb, GA, having sex with four young males after lavishing gifts on them; see:, and so forth. The Mormons (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints) are even further out of touch with the Christian Bible and have little claim to being Christians, reciting Genesis 1:27 as if it were written by a god rather than by the men and women who wrote the Bible (read: and as the Mormon bible continues to expand as each president becomes the next prophet after Jesus).  Here the problem is misquoting/mistranslating and misinterpreting a single book that is approximately 1700 years old (the Bible) or 1200 years old (the Koran), and so forth.

As The Advocate reported, one “patient” (unwilling to go, but forced by his father after he revealed and accepted his homosexuality while in high school) noted that his “counselor” told him that “being gay was not an acceptable lifestyle in God’s eyes” and prescribed prayer and reading the Bible as part of the cure (

John M. Becker

The same situation happened with John M. Becker, Director of Communications & Development for Truth Wins Out (TWO), an organization that fights anti-LGBT religious extremism and the “ex-gay” myth, volunteered to go to the Bachmann & Associates clinic and be “cured” of his homosexuality. After paying for his sessions in cash (he did not want his identity known by using his Human Rights Campaign credit card or exposing his American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) card and  hid his out-of-state debit card and library card, took the photo of Michael and himself out of his wallet along with the copy of their marriage certificate that he always kept close, and began his sessions.  The sessions were so startling, so unprofessional, that they seemed like a theater for fundamentalist conversion, inspiring Becker to write: “there can no longer be any doubt that Marcus Bachmann’s state- and federally-funded clinic endorses and practices reparative therapy aimed at changing a gay person’s sexual orientation, despite the fact that such ‘therapy’ is widely discredited by the scientific and medical communities” (Read:  This is fraud, for Marcus Bachmann seeks federal funds for a discredited program, and should be jailed.

 The Bible, however, does not condemn homosexuality as the word “homosexual” did not even exist; the condemnation is over “effeminacy” (cf. 1 Corinthians 6:9: η ουκ οιδατε οτι αδικοι βασιλειαν θεου ου κληρονομησουσιν μη πλανασθε ουτε πορνοι ουτε ειδωλολατραι ουτε μοιχοι ουτε μαλακοι ουτε αρσενοκοιται) which is a genetic trait.  The word “homosexual” does not even appear in the world’s literature until the late nineteenth century CE.  The Bachmanns, like other evangelists, have an unusual way of handling and using the Bible, and the Bachmanns like the staff at Bachmann & Associates are illiterate in any and all biblical languages, making them dangerous since they quote a book they have at best a limited knowledge. 1 Corinthians 6:9 is a parallel to Leviticus 18:20, Deuteronomy 22:22, Ezekiel 18:11, and similar references to a man who “sleeps with” (commits adultery) with his neighbor’s wife; the word is wrongly translated as homosexual in the New International Version, New Living Translation, Standard English Version (copyright 2001) and are disreputable at best.  Effeminate is θηλυπρεπής and homosexual is ομοφυλοφιλικός and ομοφυλοφιλικός appears nowhere in the Bible.

Waterloo (Blackhawk County) Iowa

When in Waterloo, Iowa, Michelle Bachmann stated that she was a Lutheran at First Lutheran Church of Waterloo (it was not built or incorporated until 1995), but was not a Christian until she was sixteen years of age—meaning that the Lutheran church (she now belongs to the obstreperous Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod) was not a Christian church nor a Christian community ( and and and; on First Lutheran Church in Waterloo, Iowa, read:

There is fraud rampant throughout Bachmann & Associates that could lead to federal charges against Marcus Bachmann and his Christian counselors.  For example:

(1) if he has a religious test (he advertises that all 27 counselors are “Christian” and “Christ-centered, very strong in out understanding of who the Almighty Counselor is, and we rely on god’s [Christian] word and the Almighty Counselor” Bachmann is breaking all EEO rules on discrimination.

(2) Bachmann has claimed that his oath is “first do no harm” from the Greek ἐπὶ δηλήσει δὲ καὶ ἀδικίῃ εἴρξειν (that Bachmann does not know) and is a part of the Hippocratic Corpus ( and then makes broad statements that gays and lesbians are “barbarians [who] need to be educated, need to be disciplined” implying the use of torture be it spanking, deprivation of food, sleep, and so forth. 

(3) Michele Bachmann has gone on record noting that any person who receives state and federal funds are engaged in a socialistic system, yet both Marcus and Michele have received such government subsides. 

(4) There are numerous other questions including about licensing, regulatory inspections, insurance and what happens if a patient is harmed, how young the patients are when they come to the clinic, and so forth (an excellent list is at


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Michele and Marcus Bachmann: Mentality and Mental Illness

Marcus Bachmann husband of Michele Bachmann the congresswoman has such a high staff turnover and small inner-circle, Marcus Bachmann is his wife’s closest confidant. Another former staffer said the congresswoman didn’t talk about her husband much, but that he called the office almost every day, sometimes as many as three times a day.

Bachmann’s credentials are nearly nonexistent. His education from Union College (located in Cincinnati, Ohio—a school he never physically attended) was on-line, and at the time he received his PhD (it is in interdisciplinary studies, and not in psychology as he states) was unaccredited (the doctorate in psychology was denounced by the US Department of Education in 2004 as being false, a condemnation that the school’s administrators passed on to their “graduates”—which Bachmann elected to ignore). He is not registered with any of the three boards that certify mental health practitioners and professions in the state. The Minnesota Board of Psychology and the Board of Marriage and Family Therapy confirmed to POLITICO that Bachmann is not licensed with them. And a search of the Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy license database returns no result. (Read more:

Trisha Stark, of the Minnesota Psychological Association, said that the title “clinical therapist” is not widely used in professional circles and that Bachmann is able to operate his clinic because of state rules regarding mental health practice. “Minnesota is one of the only states in which you can practice mental health without a license,” Stark said. As various news agencies and reporters have discovered, the Bachmann and Associates office declined to comment on his professional credentials, and the campaign did not respond to requests for comment. (Read:

In 2006, City Pages, a Minneapolis alternative weekly, reported on a 2005 presentation that Dr. Bachmann delivered at the Grace Church in Eden Prairie titled “The Truth About the Homosexual Agenda,” during which he introduced three people as “former homosexuals” as proof that sexual orientation is a choice—although he offered no proof that any of the “ex-gays” had ever been homosexual except in thought. That same article also reported that Bachmann & Associates, the Christian counseling center he runs, practiced “reparative therapy,” a method of converting homosexuals to heterosexuality often called “praying away the gay.”

In 2010, in an interview last year with a Christian-radio talk show, Marcus Bachmann, a therapist who runs a faith-infused counseling center here, compared homosexuals to “barbarians” who “need to be educated, need to be disciplined.”  This follows the Wisconsin Evangelical Synod of the Lutheran church, a sect that rabidly follows the most hate-filled writings of Martin Luther after 1543.

Dr. Bachmann’s strong anti-gay views would hardly be noteworthy outside of the suburban towns marked with water towers in the St. Croix Valley, except that his wife, Rep. Michele Bachmann, is suddenly the hottest commodity in the Republican presidential field. She has staffed up with professional consultants, but her husband of 32 years plays a central role. Dr. Bachmann, who recently called himself his wife’s “strategist,” has acted as her media planner, traveling assistant and even personal shopper. They share a bond born of a mutual religious awakening in high school and college, a deep faith in an especially conservative form of Lutheranism, and a common abhorrence of homosexuality.

Marcus Bachmann (long-suspected homosexual) husand of Michele Bachmann

While Michele Bachmann has repeatedly spoken out against federal subsidies, Marcus Bachmann has taken over $137,000 in federal Medicaid payments. Bachmann press secretary Alice Stewart issued a statement Wednesday contending that it “would be discriminatory” for the clinic to turn away Medicaid patients. She says Marcus Bachmann’s business, which is sectarian ( and not open to public scrutiny nor non-Christians (,0,1896024.story) has the responsibility to provide the care “regardless of a patient’s financial situation.” (; ref. with Michele not reporting $24,000 coming from the State of Minnesota of it on her federal financial disclosure forms required by federal law ( The Minnesota Department of Human Services paid Marcus $160,000 for his sectarian counseling.

There is the perennial question: Is Marcus Bachmann gay? There are numerous responses: such as the video at that comes with the label “no comment”.  Marcus’ hostility towards homosexuals borders distinctly on a suppressed desire to execute homosexuals ( as did Hitler following the advice of Martin Luther.  That Marcus Bachmann may be repressing his own homosexual identity, read: As an obsessive compulsive mental disorder, read:

What Marcus Bachmann, like his wife, Michele Bachmann, shows is classic xenophobia that is now a diagnosable and treatable mental illness ( and the American Psychological Association’s judgment on xenophobia read:; the American Psychiatric Association’s report on xenophobia is at Michele’s mental illness is far more acute, as seen in the police report she made when she hallucinated that she was being “held captive” by two women whom she believed were lesbians—but with investigation there was no kidnapping or involuntary captivity.  Michele’s distortion of what happened is a classic case of self-repression and self-hatred, as discussed here:   Here is the full police report:

Bachmann report p. 1

Bachmann report p. 2

Bachmann report p. 3


Bachmann 4


Bachmann Report 5

What is unique to some but well-known to the Bachmanns, is that if you substitute the word “homosexual” for the word “Jew” in the writings of Martin Luther (On the Jews and Their Lies), you have the very message given by Marcus Bachmann a Lutheran of the Wisconsin Synod of the Lutheran Church: the most radical and hate-filled synod within the Lutheran communion in the USA.

"On the Jews and their Lies" by Martin Luther

As Bernhard Rust served as Minister of Education in Nazi Germany, wrote:  Since Martin Luther closed his eyes, no such son of our people has appeared again. It has been decided that we shall be the first to witness his reappearance…. I think the time is past when one may not say the names of Hitler and Luther in the same breath. They belong together; they are of the same old stamp [Schrot und Korn]. —Volkischer Beobachter, 25 Aug. 1933.  Substitute “homosexual” for “Jew” in this famous Luther quotation: “Learn from this, dear Christian, what you are doing if you permit the blind Jews to mislead you. Then the saying will truly apply, “When a blind man leads a blind man, both will fall into the pit” [cf. Luke 6:39]. You cannot learn anything from them except how to misunderstand the divine commandments…” and from the same book, by Martin Luther: “Therefore be on your guard against the Jews, knowing that wherever they have their synagogues, nothing is found but a den of devils in which sheer self-glory, conceit, lies, blasphemy, and defaming of God and men are practiced most maliciously and veheming [vehemently] his eyes on them.”

"Judensau" by Martin Luther his concept of Christian compassion

Consider also, Martin Luther’s rant: “But for us Christians they stand as a terrifying example of God’s wrath” coupled with “Alas, it cannot be anything but the terrible wrath of God which permits anyone to sink into such abysmal, devilish, hellish, insane baseness, envy, and arrogance. If I were to avenge myself on the devil himself I should be unable to wish him such evil and misfortune as God’s wrath inflicts on the Jews, compelling them to lie and to blaspheme so monstrously, in violation of their own conscience. Anyway, they have their reward for constantly giving God the lie.” Also: “…but then eject them forever from this country. For, as we have heard, God’s anger with them is so intense that gentle mercy will only tend to make them worse and worse, while sharp mercy will reform them but little. Therefore, in any case, away with them!” Finally, Luther preys: “My essay, I hope, will furnish a Christian (who in any case has no desire to

Christian theologians and Adolf Hitler

become a Jew) with enough material not only to defend himself against the blind, venomous Jews, but also to become the foe of the Jews’ malice, lying, and cursing, and to understand not only that their belief is false but that they are surely possessed by all devils. May Christ, our dear Lord, convert them mercifully and preserve us steadfastly and immovably in the knowledge of him, which is eternal life. Amen.” (The 1543 original is Von den Jüden und jren Lügen; an English translation is available: Luther, Martin, On the Jews and Their Lies, translated by Martin H. Bertram, Fortress Press, 1955.) 

Luther and Hitler had strict policy towards Jews (as Bachmann has towards LGBT people):

Painting commissioned by Hitler of Luther

(1) for Jewish synagogues [gay churches and synagogues according to Bachmann] and schools to be burned to the ground, and the remnants buried out of sight;

(2) for houses owned by Jews [gays according to Bachmann] to be likewise razed, and the owners made to live in agricultural outbuildings;

(3) for their religious writings [Bachmann demands that all gay-tolerant writing, apologetic, fiction, and so forth] to be taken away [and with Bachmann, destroyed];

(4) for rabbis [gay leaders in Bachmann’s denunciation] to be forbidden to preach, and to be executed if they do;

(5) for safe-conduct on the roads to be abolished for Jews;

(6) for usury to be prohibited, and for all silver and gold to be removed and “put aside for safekeeping” [Bachmann wants higher taxes for LGBTs, but argues that LGBTs should be required to pay higher interest rates claiming that LGBT people are not good credit risks]; and

Luther's legacy for the Jews as seen in Poland and Europe

(7) for the Jewish population to be put to work as agricultural slave labor [Bachmann would deny LGBT people jobs especially as teachers and in the professions]. (Cf. Michael Robert (2006). Holy Hatred: Christianity, Antisemitism, and the Holocaust. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006; see chapter 4 “The Germanies [sic] from Luther to Hitler,” pp. 105-151.)

Vander Plaats and Bachmann (Des Moines IA Register)

Marcus Bachmann is more idiotic than Iowa’s Robert Vander Plaats, arguably a closeted homosexual, who argues that homosexuality was equal to second-hand smoke. Vander Plaats has long been preaching hatred against the LGBT community, leading a drive to unseat the Iowa Supreme Court that voted unanimously to recognize that all LGBT people have inalienable rights including the right to marriage and maintain a recognized family under the laws of Iowa.  The photo used was in the Des Moines, Iowa Register, but was removed from the internet on July 8, 2011 at 10:41 a.m. for fear of it costing subscriptions among the radical right and Vander Plaats conservative evangelical extremists.  It was captured for this blog within seconds after the removal as a thumbnail. This blogger will not be intimidated nor silenced, as freedom of speech is still guaranteed in the US Constitution regardless of what the radical right roars,  and one wonders if both men protest too much (; cp. with a unique showing of Marcus’ pronounced lisp 

Marcus and Michele Bachmann at New Hampshire political rally 2011

Like Iowa’s Vander Plaats, the Bachmanns’ attack on same-sex marriage is xenophobic.  Xenophobia is among the most dangerous form of mental illness, as all respected professional organizations have noted, for irrational fear leads to irrational behavior, and when it comes to homosexuality, homophobia is predominate among those with the strongest latent tendencies (and they have the greatest fixation on homosexual pornography, lifestyle, and actions, with homophobic men showed an increase in penile erection to male homosexual stimuli (read:  Adams, H.E., Wright, L.W. Jr., Lohr, B.A., (1996).  “Is homophobia associated with homosexual arousal,” in Journal of Abnormal Psychology (August; 105(3):440-445) cf. Barnat, J.A., Calhoun, K.S., Adams, H.E., Zeichner, A. (2001). “Homophobia and physical aggression toward homosexual and heterosexual individuals,” Journal of Abnormal Psychology February; 110(1):179-187; and, Parrott, D.J., Zeichner, A. (2006), Journal of Interpersonal Violence March; 21(3):390-410; Parrott, D.J., Peterson, J.L. (2008). “What motivates hate crimes based on sexual orientation? Mediating effects of anger on antigay aggression,” Aggressive Behavior May-June; 34(3):306-318. Parrott, D.J., Zeichner, A. (2008). “Determinants of anger and physical aggression based on sexual orientation: an experimental examination of hypermasculinity and exposure to male gender role violations,” Archives of Sexual Behavior December; 37(6):891-901. Parrott, D.J., Peterson, J.L. (2008) May-June; 34(3):306-318; Parrott, D.J. (2009), “Aggression toward gay men as gender role enforcement: effects of male role norms, sexual prejudice, and masculine gender role stress,” Journal of Personality August; 77(4):1137-1166. Hudepohl, A.D., Parrott, D.J., Zeichner, A. (2010).  “Heterosexual men’s anger in response to male homosexuality: effects of erotic and non-erotic depictions of male-male intimacy and sexual prejudice. Journal of Homosexuality 57(8):1022-1038.  Religion is one of the greatest reasons for homophobia and homophobic attacks on LGBT people under the guise of defending a deity, as is the case with the Bachmanns. Read: Edwards, G.R. (1989-1990). “A critique of creationist homophobia,” Journal of Homosexuality 18(3-4):95-118. Kubicek, K., McDavitt, B., Carpineto, J., Weiss, G., Iverson, E., Kipke, M.D. (2009), “God Made me Gay for a Reason”: Young Men who have Sex with Men’s Resiliency in Resolving Internalized Homophobia from Religious Sources,” Journal of Adolescent Research September1;24(5):601-633. Jaspal, R., Cinnirella, M. (2010). “Coping with potentially incompatible identities: accounts of religious, ethnic, and sexual identities from British Pakistani men who identify as Muslim and gay,” British Journal of Social Psychology December;49(Pt 4):849-870.  Wood, M.E. (2000).  “How we got this way: the sciences of homosexuality and the Christian Right,” Journal of Homosexuality 38(3):19-40.  Fetner, T. (2005).  “Ex-gay rhetoric and the politics of sexuality: the Christian antigay/pro-family movement’s “truth in love” ad campaign,” Journal of Homosexuality 50(1):71-95. Grace, A.P. (2008). “The charisma and deception of reparative therapies: when medical science beds religion,” Journal of Homosexuality. 55(4):545-580.   Barbosa, P., Torres, H. Silva, M.A., Khan, N. (2010).  Journal of Homosexuality 57(1):98-116.

The American Psychological Association, the American Psychiatric Association, and the National Association of Social Workers state:  “There is no scientific basis for distinguishing between same-sex couples and heterosexual couples with respect to the legal rights, obligations, benefits, and burdens conferred by civil marriage.” (Read:; on the positive effects of same-sex self-actualized relationships read:; on sex and mental health read: The fact is that all legitimate mental health groups endorse marriage equality, exposing another Marcus Bachmann lie that he is a mental health expert.  As for Marcus Bachmann using the Bible like Vander Plaats to condemn homosexuality, they should both read: Breen, M.S., (1997). “Narrative inversion: the biblical heritage of The well of loneliness and Desert of the heart,” Journal of Homosexuality 33(3-4):187-206.  Brown, A.B. (1997).  “Inverted conversions: reading the Bible and writing the lesbian subject in Oranges are not the only fruit,” Journal of Homosexuality 33(3-4):233-252. Sheard, A. (2000), “Bible’s stance on homosexuality. Bible shows no understanding of homosexual orientation as mutually supportive and affirming,” British Medical Journal of the British Medical Association – Research Edition February 19;320(7233):514-515. Locke, K.A. (2004).  “The Bible on homosexuality: exploring its meaning and authority,” Journal of Homosexuality 48(2):125-156.  Furthermore, there is no evidence that a child having gay parents (two of the same gender, or two parents who are both gay but opposite genders) has any adverse affect on the child, contrary to the preachifications of Marcus Bachmann; read: Shiller, V.M. (2007). “Science and advocacy issues in research on children of gay and lesbian parents,” American Psychologist 62(7):712-713, and Telingator, C.J., Patterson, C. (2008).  “Children and adolescents of lesbian and gay parents,” Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry December;47(12):1364-1368. Patterson, C.J. (2009). “Children of lesbian and gay parents: psychology, law, and policy,” American Psychologist November;64(8):727-736; and, as noted in Patterson, C.J. (1992; an older study), “Children of lesbian and gay parents,” Child Development October 63(5):1025-1042, “there is no evidence that the development of children with lesbian or gay parents is compromised in any significant respect relative to that among children of heterosexual parents in otherwise comparable circumstances.”  This is reinforced by the review of Tasker, F. (2005) “Lesbian mothers, gay fathers, and their children: a review,” in Journal of Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics June 26(3):224-240. In short, Marcus Bachmann is technically and unprofessionally qualified to be a counselor much less a psychologist anywhere, for he is neither current with contemporary psychological and psychiatric research and is doing more damage to people who are drawn to professionals in quest of discovering their real self and self-actualization.  Marcus Bachmann should be permanently removed from psychological rosters and prohibited for pretending to be a psychologist as he is destroying lives deliberately in an effort to promote his biblical ideas as if he were a pastor within the WELS.  Why the State of Minnesota permits this man to “practice” psychology.  The fact that Marcus Bachmann promotes himself as his wife’s “strategist” and “advisers” shows that he would ipso facto be the President of the USA if she were to win, and that democracy would end as both have wanted, claiming that the USA was founded as a theocracy ( cp. and also with a video at; ref. and compare my and a theocracy in which, on July 7, 2011, Michelle Bachmann signed Robert Vander Plaats, who parrots Adolf Hitler nearly verbatim ( and cp. and, document for FAMiLY to ban “all types of pornography” (such as a nude David by Michelangelo) that she is accustomed to seeing ( What the Bachmanns and Vander Plaats ignore is the psychological studies, tests, and scientific investigations into the effects and affects of pornography.  Dr. Patrick Carnes (an internationally known speaker on addiction and recovery issues. He is the author of Out of the Shadows: Understanding Sexual Addiction (1983 reprinted 1992), a pioneer in sexual addiction research, has outlined four core beliefs common in most sexual addicts, with the emphasis on addiction being an uncontrollable need to feel satisfied emotionally, physically and/or sexually. Carnes received a Ph.D. in counselor education and organizational development from the University of Minnesota in 1980.  He works at Pine Grove Behavioral Center in Hattiesburg, MS, although he lives in Phoenix, AZ and travels between home and office.  He is a recovered sex addict, and uses himself as a role model and his most recent patient was golfer Tiger Woods.  Videos are at Carnes has his critics who are also specialists in addiction, and like Roger Libby, a relationship therapist in Seattle, WA notes, a person cannot be addicted to himself or herself—only to an external substance.  The main problem with Carnes is he has not kept notes on his studies or cures and thus they cannot be scientifically duplicated, repeated, or verified, which means that Carnes 12-step program is not scientific (see: Addiction is a behavior to achieve the same results, and addiction can be anything from eating food to smoking, drinking, and so forth ( Sex addicts do not necessarily become sex offenders. Moreover, not all sex offenders are sex addicts. Roughly 55 percent of convicted sex offenders can be considered sex addicts.  sex offenders act not for sexual gratification, but rather out of a disturbed need for power, dominance, control or revenge, or a perverted expression of anger. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Psychiatric Disorders, Volume Four describes sex addiction, under the category “Sexual Disorders Not Otherwise Specified,” as “distress about a pattern of repeated sexual relationships involving a succession of lovers who are experienced by the individual only as things to be used.” According to the manual, sex addiction also involves “compulsive searching for multiple partners, compulsive fixation on an unattainable partner, compulsive masturbation, compulsive love relationships and compulsive sexuality in a relationship.” [I am using Diagnostisches und statistisches Manual psychischer Störungen, DSM-IV : übersetzt nach der vierten Auflage des Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders der American Psychiatric Association / deutsche Bearbeitung und Einführung von Henning Sass, Hans-Ulrich Wittchen, und Michael Zaudig ; redaktionelle Koordination, Isabel Houben. Göttingen ; Seattle : Hogrefe, Verlag für Psychologie, c1996; 4th volume is DSM-IV; the American Psychiatric Association, Diagnostic Critreia from DSM-IV, Washington, DC: The Association, c1994 is also available on a CD-ROM, ISBN 158562019X, version 1.0] It does not include pornography although pornography can create the desire especially in those who are openly homophobic and in these cases their goal is homosexual sex.

Defending the "traditional family" where more than 50% get divorced

Addictions usually result from growing up in a dysfunctional family, especially one with rigid rules and fundamental evangelical extremism in the area of religion and religious training, little warmth and affirmation, abandonment, and sexual or emotional abuse.  A rise in hostile actions against homosexuals can be traced primarily to hatred based on fear and self-righteousness and an eagerness to control others, especially what others see, read, say, and with whom they associate.  Psychoanalysts see the expression of anti-gay bias by men and women (who fear being around two or more women whom they do not know to be heterosexual, as is the case with Michele Bachmann) as being a way to reassure themselves that they are not homosexual or by organized hate groups such as Focus on the Family, FAMiLY (in Iowa), the return of the Inquisition in Christian churches, that like Michele and Marcus Bachmann ignore Proverbs 11:9 ( and the KKK (cf.

Michele’s Bachmann’s mental disorder (Ψυχολογίαλογία) her admission that she would “cure” the USA of its sins and restore [sic] it as a Christian nation, an obsessional neurosis that Sigmund Freud defined in 1984 in his Neuro-Psychoses of Defence that Pierre Janet used as the basis for his description of psychasthenia. Freud argued further that “the possibility that a chronological outstripping of libidinal development by ego development should be included in the disposition to obsessional neurosis. A precocity of this kind would necessitate the choice of an object under the influence of the ego-instincts, at a time when the sexual instincts had not yet assumed their final shape, and a fixation at the stage of the pregenital sexual organization would thus be left” (Freud, Sigmund (1913), The Disposition to Obsessional Neurosis: A Contribution to the Problem of Choice of Neurosis, in SE [Standard Edition of the Complete Works of Sigmund Freud, Translated from the German under the general editorship of James Strachey, in collaboration with Anna Freud, assisted by Alix Strachey and Alan Tyson. London, Hogarth Press [1953-74], 24 volumes;  12:311-326, p. 325; Freud uses the word Zwangsneurose which includes compulsive thought or obsessions as well as compulsive acts (Zwangshandlungen) as well as compulsive affects (Zwangsaffekte)  such as signing pledges limiting the right of choice for others). Thus, in the object relation, hate will precede love and “obsessional neurotics have to develop a super-morality in order to protect their object-love from the hostility lurking behind it” (p. 325). ( it never was—nor founded as—a Christian nation), where eight-year-old John Quincy Adams worked tirelessly as president to end slavery in the USA (, with much of her current political posturing comings from equally uninformed members of Congress like Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC) who claimed that the GOP was responsible for civil rights legislation and measures to protect the environment (Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), see the video). She supports David Barton, a pseudo-scholar, who claims that twentieth chapter of the book of Matthew (20:7-16:  λέγουσιν αὐτῷ· ὅτι οὐδεὶς ἡμᾶς ἐμισθώσατο. λέγει αὐτοῖς· ὑπάγετε καὶ ὑμεῖς εἰς τὸν ἀμπελῶνα. 8 ὀψίας δὲ γενομένης λέγει ὁ κύριος τοῦ ἀμπελῶνος τῷ ἐπιτρόπῳ αὐτοῦ· κάλεσον τοὺς ἐργάτας καὶ ἀπόδος τὸν μισθὸν ἀρξάμενος ἀπὸ τῶν ἐσχάτων ἕως τῶν πρώτων. 9  ἐλθόντες δὲ οἱ περὶ τὴν ἑνδεκάτην ὥραν ἔλαβον ἀνὰ δηνάριον. 10 καὶ ἐλθόντες οἱ πρῶτοι ἐνόμισαν ὅτι πλεῖον λήμψονται καὶ ἔλαβον [τὸ] ἀνὰ δηνάριον καὶ αὐτοί. 11 λαβόντες δὲ ἐγόγγυζον κατὰ τοῦ οἰκοδεσπότου 12 λέγοντες· οὗτοι οἱ ἔσχατοι μίαν ὥραν ἐποίησαν, καὶ ἴσους ἡμῖν αὐτοὺς ἐποίησας τοῖς βαστάσασιν τὸ βάρος τῆς ἡμέρας καὶ τὸν καύσωνα. 13 ὁ δὲ ἀποκριθεὶς ἑνὶ αὐτῶν εἶπεν· ἑταῖρε, οὐκ ἀδικῶ σε· οὐχὶ δηναρίου συνεφώνησας μοι; 14 ἆρον τὸ σὸν καὶ ὕπαγε. θέλω δὲ τούτῳ τῷ ἐσχάτῳ δοῦναι ὡς καὶ σοί· 15  οὐκ ἔξεστιν μοι ὁ θέλω ποιῆσαι ἐν τοῖς ἐμοῖς; ἢ ὁ ὀφθαλμός σου πονηρός ἐστιν ὅτι ἐγὼ ἀγαθός εἰμι; 16 οὕτως ἔσονται οἱ ἔσχατοι πρῶτοι καὶ οἱ πρῶτοι ἔσχατοι.) about the owner of a vineyard making different arrangements with workers was about “the right of private contract” – in other words, the right of employers to come to individual agreements with each employee (Jesus is against collective bargaining according to this mythology). Jesus’ parable, Barton claims, is “anti-minimum wage” and “anti-socialist-union kind of stuff.” 

Michele Bachmann endorses creationism and Intelligent Design and lies about what scientists say

Constantly she proves herself to be, like husband Marcus, a biblical illiterate, yet demands that the Bible is taught in public classrooms, along with Intelligent Design–that 17-year-old Zachary Kopplin proved her wrong, and received a letter signed by 43 Nobel Laureates in science denouncing the myth of ID (creationism).


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Creationism and science; Anthony Flew, Michele Bachmann and Zach Kopplin

Charles Darwin

Creationism and the love affair with the mythology of some deity creating everything on and out of whim, is relatively recent. There is no record of it before the eighteenth century CE when friends began to correspond with Charles Darwin in an attempt to prove the bible to be literally correct.  As early as 1838, Charles Darwin had concluded that attributing the structure of animals to “the will of the Deity” was “no explanation—it has not the character of a physical law & is therefore utterly useless” the British geologist Charles Lyell, broke entirely from the staid and ossified biblical framework that proponents claimed to be the final account. In Lyell’s writing, the geologist postulated the existence of multiple “centres or foci of creation,” based upon geological surveys and data samples ( By 1859, with a flurry of papers appearing in print to mock the creationists, creationism seemed dead until the unlettered preachers made it a point to claim that some deity actually and literally wrote the bible as found in the account plagiarized (Daniel 5:5: בַּהּ־שַׁעֲתָה [כ= נְפַקוּ] [ק= נְפַקָה] אֶצְבְּעָן דִּי יַד־אֱנָשׁ וְכָתְבָן לָקֳבֵל נֶבְרַשְׁתָּא עַל־גִּירָא דִּי־כְתַל הֵיכְלָא דִּי מַלְכָּא וּמַלְכָּא חָזֵה פַּס יְדָה דִּי כָתְבָה׃) from an Old Babylonian fairy tale.  What creationists forgot in the nineteenth century, and when they reappeared in 1929, is that the “hand” seen was a “human hand” and not a divine hand, which is the reason that the king (Belshazzar) called for his enchanters, astrologers and diviners to be brought to explain the message and offered them titles, power, and rich raiment: קָרֵא מַלְכָּא בְּחַיִל לְהֶעָלָה לְאָשְׁפַיָּא [כ= כַּשְׂדָּיֵא] [ק= כַּשְׂדָּאֵי] וְגָזְרַיָּא עָנֵה מַלְכָּא וְאָמַר לְחַכִּימֵי בָבֶל דִּי כָל־אֱנָשׁ דִּי־יִקְרֵה כְּתָבָה דְנָה וּפִשְׁרֵהּ יְחַוִּנַּנִי (which comes from ancient Egyptian scrolls that early Apiru [Hapiru/Hebrew] plagiarized when writing the Torah; cp. Genesis 41:42 (וַיָּסַר פַּרְעֹה אֶת־טַבַּעְתֹּו מֵעַל יָדֹו וַיִּתֵּן אֹתָהּ עַל־יַד יֹוסֵף וַיַּלְבֵּשׁ אֹתֹו בִּגְדֵי־שֵׁשׁ וַיָּשֶׂם רְבִד הַזָּהָב עַל־צַוָּארֹו׃) and Exodus 7:11, with the king being titled “Pharaoh” (וַיִּקְרָא גַּם־פַּרְעֹה לַחֲכָמִים וְלַמְכַשְּׁפִים וַיַּעֲשׂוּ גַם־הֵם חַרְטֻמֵּי מִצְרַיִם בְּלַהֲטֵיהֶם כֵּן׃). 

Fundamentalist Christians believe that the bible is literally true from Genesis (the last book to be written for the Torah) to Revelation.  In every case creationists argue that mortals (Homo sapiens) are unique, similar to god, and divine with a soul–although science, theology, and the bible do not offer any of those terms. Psalm 8:4 -5 (especially וַתְּחַסְּרֵהוּ מְּעַט מֵאֱלֹהִים וְכָבֹוד וְהָדָר תְּעַטְּרֵהוּ׃) says that man is “a little lower than the angels [not god]” while in the New Testament it is written (Hebrews 2:7: ἠλάττωσας αὐτὸν βραχύ τι παρ’ ἀγγέλους, δόξῃ καὶ τιμῇ ἐστεφάνωσας αὐτόν) that man is not god but a “little lower than the angels” (being a direct plagiarism from the Old Testament that took it from ancient Chaldea).

Abraham Meir ibn Ezra

Early Jewish teachers believed that the biblical text contained layers of meaning, with the spiritual and allegorical interpretations of Genesis often being seen as more important than the literal.   Abraham Meir ibn Ezra (1089 — 1164) consistently rejected overly literal understandings of Genesis, and although his original works have been “lost” (most likely burned by the Inquisition) we know of their existence as they are quoted by Baruch Spinoza  (, and Moses ben-Maimon, called Maimonides (1135 – 1204; more commonly known by his Arabic name Abū ʿImrān Mūsā bin Maimūn bin ʿUbaidallāh al-Qurṭubī ( ابو عمران موسى بن ميمون بن عبد الله القرطبي ) as he was forced, with his family, to convert to Islam when the Moors took over Spain (Stroumsa, Sarah (2009). Maimonides in his world: portrait of a Mediterranean thinker, Princeton University Press, p. 59), found the creation story simplistic and described the story of Eve and the serpent as “most absurd in its literal sense; but as an allegory it contains wonderful wisdom, and fully agrees with the real facts” (cp. Forster, Roger; Marston, Dr Paul (2001). “Chapter 7 – Genesis Through History”. Reason Science and Faith. Chester, England: Monarch Books).

Radolfo Gonzales Ruiz

While the bible can be easily dismissed with serious scholarship, evangelical extremists, especially in the southern tier of the USA (notably in Louisiana, Kentucky, Alabama, Mississippi, and other evangelical-controlled states), Nigeria (which has some of the strongest evangelicals), Uganda, Perú (where the most dangerously diabolical pandering pastor Radolfo Gonzales Ruiz rants on nightly Bethel television) and various other backwater and backtreading poorly educated nations have struggled to have creationism taught in schools, dating everything back to the folklore of a worldwide flood (diluvial) where everything (including unsaved fish) drowned.  Flood geology contradicts the scientific consensus in geology, physics, chemistry, molecular genetics, evolutionary biology, archaeology, and paleontology, and no reputable scientist accepts it (Stewart, Melville Y. (2010). Science and religion in dialogue. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell. pp. 123; cp. all links are currently working, and all show the absurdity of creation science).  Creation science has long been disputed and refuted, with early works appearing in the seventeenth century showing the absurdity of such biblical claims in favor of naturalistic explanations for a global flood (cf. Woodward, John (1695) An essay toward a natural history of the earth and terrestrial bodies, especially minerals, as also of the sea, rivers, and springs, with an account of the universal deluge, and of the effects that it had upon the earth. London, Printed for R. Wilkin; and the work by his student Whiston, William (1696) A new theory of the earth, from its original, to the consummation of all things. London, Printed by R. Roberts, for B. Took).

Stephen C. Myer

The current spokesman for creationism/Intelligent Design is Stephen C. Myer who founded the ID Institute to justify the Bible’s rendition of how things began.  Although he has a doctorate from Cambridge, it was obtained not by studying with the greatest minds at Cambridge, but by passing tests, and out of this morass of information concluded that DNA is like a computer program, where each program is individually created by a programmer who is all-powerful as any god.  Myers uses loaded phrases, such as “many scientists” support ID, but does not enumerate those who are in agreement with him; he states that “Antony Flew made worldwide news when he repudiated a lifelong commitment to atheism, citing among other factors evidence of “intelligent design” in the DNA molecule” (

Anthony Flew

Myer does not, however, tell the full story of this famed conversion, for Flew was clear in his last book, There is a God, that  he is not a Christian – at least as yet – but is basically a deist. Deism says that there is a creator “god” (for lack of a better term), but such a creator has no ongoing relationship with the created order – a bit like an absentee landlord. This is eighteenth century Enlightenment thinking, and does not lead to the acceptance of a “revealed religion.”

The problem is that Myer and other ID defenders have misquoted Flew, and the popular press, decidedly theistic, took Flew’s words out of context.  Flew wrote, after the applause was given to his book There is a God his refutation of his alleged repudiation of atheism:

“Richard C. Carrier, current Editor in Chief of the Secular Web, tells me that “the internet has now become awash with rumors” that I “have converted to Christianity, or am at least no longer an atheist.” Perhaps because I was born too soon to be involved in the internet world I had heard nothing of this rumour. So Mr. Carrier asks me to explain myself in cyberspace. This, with the help of the Internet Infidels, I now attempt.

Those rumours speak false. I remain still what I have been now for over fifty years, a negative atheist. By this I mean that I construe the initial letter in the word ‘atheist’ in the way in which everyone construes the same initial letter in such words as ‘atypical’ and ‘amoral’. For I still believe that it is impossible either to verify or to falsify – to show to be false – what David Hume in his Dialogues concerning Natural Religion happily described as “the religious hypothesis.” The more I contemplate the eschatological teachings of Christianity and Islam the more I wish I could demonstrate their falsity.”


We negative atheists are bound to see the Big Bang cosmology as requiring a physical explanation; and that one which, in the nature of the case, may nevertheless be forever inaccessible to human beings. But believers may, equally reasonably, welcome the Big Bang cosmology as tending to confirm their prior belief that “in the beginning” the Universe was created by God.

Again, negative atheists meeting the argument that the fundamental constants of physics would seem to have been ‘fine tuned’ to make the emergence of mankind possible will first object to the application of either the frequency or the propensity theory of probability ‘outside’ the Universe, and then go on to ask why omnipotence should have been satisfied to produce a Universe in which the origin and rise of the human race was merely possible rather than absolutely inevitable. But believers are equally bound and, on their opposite assumptions, equally justified in seeing the Fine Tuning Argument as providing impressive confirmation of a fundamental belief shared by all the three great systems of revealed theistic religion – Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. For all three are agreed that we human beings are members of a special kind of creatures, made in the image of God and for a purpose intended by God.

In short, I recognize that developments in physics coming on the last twenty or thirty years can reasonably be seen as in some degree confirmatory of a previously faith-based belief in god, even though they still provide no sufficient reason for unbelievers to change their minds. They certainly have not persuaded me.

Anthony Flew in his private Library

(Anthony Flew not only rejected the idea he was not an atheist, but claimed that the book There is a God was ghost-written and used his name: and citing his advanced years, deteriorating health and memory; read:

The National Academy of Science does not recognize creationism, Intelligent Design, nor Stephen C. Myer as a legitimate scientist (   In Tammy Kitzmiller, et al. v. Dover Area School District, et al. (400 F. Supp. 2d 707, Docket no. 4cv2688) the US Supreme Court ruled Intelligent Design to be a religion and not science.   The landmark case was tried in a bench trial (a jury trial was not required) from September 26, 2005 to November 4, 2005, before Judge John E. Jones III, a conservative Republican appointed in 2002 by George W. Bush.  This led to billionaire televangelist and money laundering Pat Robertson (who worked with the dictators of Zaire and Liberia where stealing gold and diamonds was more important than worry about Liberia’s Chuckie Taylor using child soldiers, systematic rape, and requiring troops to perform sex acts in front of him in the name of the Creator) to declare that his god would punish the court and the citizens of Dover, Pennsylvania.

Science requires that all theories (such as Evolution) be tested, and retested and that the results are self-sustaining but can be modified, and if the modification proves the theory is wrong, that the theory will be abandoned.  Intelligent design is not a testable theory and as such is not generally accepted by the scientific community.    Intelligent Design falsely undermines the scientific status of evolutionary theory and gives students a false understanding of what theory actually means: for ID proponents argue that there is an absolute answer: God.  With this absolute answer, those who argue for ID require that the student select one–denying the tests required of any science where no selection is made by retesting occurs.  Creationism can neither be proved, nor can it be disproved–therefore it is a matter of faith (religion) and not a science as it promotes a religious (sectarian) agenda.   In statements directed at the general public, Intelligent Design advocates claim that intelligent design is not religious; when addressing conservative Christian supporters, they state that intelligent design has its foundation in the Christian Bible (; for a debate between the spokesmen for Intelligent Design and those for the science of Evolution, read:

Politicians, riding the conservative juggernaut, have come out against science, with 74% of the GOP Senators in the US Congress rejecting science and evolution.  The most notorious denier of evolution and the principles of science and scientific inquiry and research is Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R-MN). 

Michele Bachmann supporting Intelligent Design religion

At the Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, on Friday, June 10, 2011, Bachmann told reporters following her speech of her skepticism of evolution, noting: 

“I support intelligent design.  What I support is putting all science on the table and then letting students decide. I don’t think it’s a good idea for government to come down on one side of scientific issue or another, when there is reasonable doubt on both sides.”

“I would prefer that students have the ability to learn all aspects of an issue, and that’s why I believe the federal government should not be involved in local education to the most minimal possible process.”

Instead of wanting a national program of education, Bachman declared:

“I would prefer that students have the ability to learn all aspects of an issue,” Bachmann said. “And that’s why I believe the federal government should not be involved in local education to the most minimal possible process.”

Louisiana student Zach Kopplin demanding a debate with Michele Bachmann on ID

The federal government, she said, should “block grant all money currently that goes to the states back to the states, so that Louisiana can decide how they want to spend the money [Louisiana opted to teach Intelligent Design, which brought about the challenge from Zack Kopplin with the support of 43 Nobel laureates in science against Bachmann], which may in fact be different on how Minnesota spends its money.”

(; cf.


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