Sunday, October 26, 2008

Christian Nationalism and Why Sarah Palin Must Be Stopped

I TALKED the other day about the evangelical political movement with an evangelical Christian who didn't want to acknowledge the extremist elements of her religion. The Anchorage Daily News has an excellent article about it, given Sarah Palin's participation in a church that evokes witchcraft in driving out evil in the pursuit of a pure theocracy.

Here's a revealing passage, though the whole thing is a must-read:

Just why a church in Wasilla, Alaska, would adopt the language of witchcraft to express their belief in a battle of good versus evil is not clear. But even more revealing was Rev. Muthee's summary of the principles of what has come to be called Christian Nationalism, which preceded his "laying on of hands" ritual.

Extreme Christian Nationalists not only believe that the United States was founded as a Christian nation but that its institutions should be run entirely by fundamentalist or evangelical Christians. They believe they have a mandate to purge our institutions of "humanists" who believe that humans are in control of their own destiny, progressive Christians and non-Christians. They believe there are seven areas of society that must be controlled, the so-called Seven Mountains Strategy: church, family, education, government and law, media, arts and entertainment and business.

Muthee echoed this Christian Nationalist strategy in his Palin blessing sermon, where he stated, "When we talk about transformation of a society, a community, it's where we see God's Kingdom infiltrate ... seven areas in our society." Muthee went on to describe his version of the Seven Mountains Strategy and when he got to politics he was praying for Gov. Palin.

Here's a audio clip where Muthee advocates violence to facilitate this takeover:

It's fair to wonder, then, that when Palin stands before angry people who are shouting "Kill him!" and "Off with his head!!" she hears a "congregation" advocating the very violence the man who she claims in her own words is responsible for his rise to power in Alaska politics and she is filled with the holy spirit.

"The more violent you become, the more committed you become, the quicker you will see things happen..."

Palin flatout refuses to answer questions about her faith. I'm sure many would say good for her. It should be off limits for politicians.

But not in this case.

If she becomes Vice President alongside McCain and these are her beliefs, there will be no war we won't fight. All in the name of Jesus.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Gov. Palin accused Obama of palling around with terrorists, did she not.

Gov. Palin's association with

Spiritual warfare

Terrorism in all but name:

"Its adherents believe that demonic forces can colonize specific geographic areas and individuals, and that “spiritual warriors” must “battle” them to assert God’s control, using prayer and evangelism. The movement’s fixation on demons, its aggressiveness and its leaders’ claims to exalted spiritual authority have troubled even some Pentecostal Christians."