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Christian Reconstructionism

Sharia, Christian or Constitutional Law?

Herb Silverman | Posted 08.05.2016 | Religion
Herb Silverman

"In God we trust" became our controversial national motto in 1956 at the height of the Cold War, replacing the more inclusive E pluribus unum, Latin for "out of many, one." We are one nation under the Constitution, and our bedrock, secular principle is in the Constitution we trust.

More on Doug Phillips and Vision Forum: More Than a Scandal

Julie Ingersoll | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Julie Ingersoll

Now reports are circulating that the scandal may well have multiple levels including claims that the "relationship" was with a nanny, lasted between six and 10 years, and likely began when she was in her late teens.

Doug Phillips: The Big Scandal You Didn't Hear About and Why It Matters

Julie Ingersoll | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Julie Ingersoll

His supporters are lauding his resignation letter as appropriately contrite repentance and arguing that this has no bearing on the validity of Biblical Patriarchy. But actually it does, making this more important than another hypocritical sex scandal.

The Far-Right Christian Movement Driving the Debt Default

Deborah Caldwell | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Deborah Caldwell

If the U.S. breaches its debt ceiling this week, leaders of a little-known far-right movement called Christian Reconstructionism can claim partial responsibility.

Mourdock/Akin/"Legitimate Rape" = Calvinist-Style Woman-Hating Religion Infecting the Republican Party

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 12.26.2012 | Politics
Frank Schaeffer

The media is missing the point. Mourdock just said out loud what millions of evangelicals think is true: women are second class citizens and God ordained and predestined everything, even the bad things that happen to people.

Kirk Cameron's Growing Circle Of Reconstructionist Friends

Julie Ingersoll | Posted 06.25.2012 | Religion
Julie Ingersoll

At the debut of his film Monumental, Cameron promised that "much more is coming" and he hinted at a strategy to educate and mobilize Christians to save the country. It's now a bit clearer what he meant.

Ron Paul's Easy Appeal to Christian Reconstructionists

Jim Burroway | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jim Burroway

The most prominent pastor in Iowa to endorse Ron Paul (an endorsement briefly featured on Paul's website) is Rev. Phil Kayser, who has deep Christian reconstructionist ties and advocates capital punishment for gay people.

Gingrich Panders To Biblical Worldview Crowd

Julie Ingersoll | Posted 02.27.2012 | Religion
Julie Ingersoll

Either Gingrich really would look to two extreme institutions to fill court vacancies, or he just thinks saying he would will secure him support from a key part of the GOP base.

Dominionism? What Dominionism?

Warren Throckmorton, Ph.D. | Posted 11.14.2011 | Religion
Warren Throckmorton, Ph.D.

Not all evangelicals are dominionists who want to remove religious liberty, but one does not have to go too deeply into the evangelical waters to find some who do.

Setting the Record Straight: Michele Bachmann, Francis Schaeffer and the Christian Right

John W. Whitehead | Posted 10.19.2011 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

No matter what the talking heads might say about Bachmann's so-called dominionist philosophies or Rick Perry's right-wing leanings, they are first and foremost politicians -- answering to a higher call that ends at the ballot box.

Ralph Reed and the People Who Want to Impose a "Christian" Version of Shariah Law on America

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 08.12.2011 | Politics
Frank Schaeffer

Members of the Religious Right say they fear Muslims imposing Shariah Law on America. This isn't about to happen. But what is taking place is a home grown movement to turn America into their version of a modern day theocracy -- say, Iran.

The Nonscience Of The Scientific Arguments Against Evolution

Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D.

The Discovery Institute and its main supporters, supporters who have pumped millions of dollars into their efforts, want to remake both science and the United States into their religious image.

Rand Paul Keynoted 2009 Rally for Far-Right Constitution Party

Bruce Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bruce Wilson

2010-05-21-randpaul.jpg In April of last year, Dr. Rand Paul was the featured guest speaker at an event held by the Constitution Party of Minnesota, whose stated goals include "restor[ing] American jurisprudence to its Biblical foundations."