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Dominionism

The Last Lie of an Air Force Academy Cadet

Michael L. (Mikey) Weinstein, Esq. | Posted 07.12.2014 | Politics
Michael L. (Mikey) Weinstein, Esq.

The oath of office is well-known and traces its heritage to Washington's oath written for the Continental Army. Unlike Washington's oath, however, this oath contains four final words: "So Help Me God."

National Day of Prayer 2014 Postmortem -- U.S. Military Endorses Calling its Commander-in-Chief the 'Abortion President'

Chris Rodda | Posted 07.07.2014 | Politics
Chris Rodda

Last Thursday, despite being in violation of a plethora of its own regulations, the Department of Defense allowed a whole bunch of uniformed military personnel to participate in Shirley Dobson's National Day of Prayer Task Force event on Capitol Hill.

Calling All Pagans

Robert Koehler | Posted 06.11.2014 | Politics
Robert Koehler

We're all in it together. We're part of nature, not its master. This concept is the missing foundation stone of contemporary civilization.

Most Americans 18-29 Years Old Believe in Demon Possession, Shows Survey

Bruce Wilson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Bruce Wilson

Are Americans becoming less religious? While church affiliation is probably declining, don't expect the atheist revolution anytime soon: Over one half of young Americans now believe in the notion that invisible, non-corporeal entities called "demons" can take control of human beings.

Of DOMA, Defense, Duplicity, and Diligence

Michael L. (Mikey) Weinstein, Esq. | Posted 08.31.2013 | Politics
Michael L. (Mikey) Weinstein, Esq.

Let freedom ring! It rang so loudly and clearly on June 26, 2013 at this nation's Supreme Court. It sounded a death knell for blatant oppressors. But ...

Fundamentalist Christian Monsters: Papa's Got A Brand New Bag

Michael L. (Mikey) Weinstein, Esq. | Posted 06.16.2013 | Politics
Michael L. (Mikey) Weinstein, Esq.

Ladies and Gentlemen, let me tell you of monsters and monstrous wrongs. And let me tell you what these bloody monsters thrive on.

Fundamentalist Christians Evangelizing Military Youth on the Taxpayer's Dime

Michael L. (Mikey) Weinstein, Esq. | Posted 04.29.2013 | Politics
Michael L. (Mikey) Weinstein, Esq.

Quentin Tarantino deals in tawdry fiction writ large -- bloody, and outrageous, as is the case with his latest Best Picture Oscar-nominated exploitati...

Racing Against the Clock

George Heymont | Posted 01.28.2013 | Arts
George Heymont

How does the burden of honoring one's promise complement efforts to adapt sustainable approaches to farming and fishing?

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.

Life and Death, Mercy and Dominion, to Love a Dog

Kristin M. Swenson, Ph.D. | Posted 06.11.2012 | Religion
Kristin M. Swenson, Ph.D.

To be "at the mercy of" is a strange expression when applied to the animals who live with us. Yet that's what came to mind yesterday, when my dog of over a decade died. "

On Separation of Church and State

Dan Bimrose | Posted 11.27.2011 | Politics
Dan Bimrose

I am a proud unshakeable member of the Christian left, yet I find it amazing that many people refuse to accept this "crazy" notion that government has no role to play concerning religion.

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.

Dominionism Is Left-Wing Birtherism

John Hawkins | Posted 11.02.2011 | Politics
John Hawkins

The idea that Rick Perry and Michele Bachmann are dominionists is every bit as laughable, silly, and unproven as the idea that Barack Obama wasn't born in America.

5 Facts About Dominionism

Posted 11.01.2011 | Religion

By Daniel Burke Religion News Service (RNS) In recent weeks, an arcane and scary-sounding religious term has crept into the lexicon of the 2012 ca...

Beware of the French Cuff Cowboy

Cliff Schecter | Posted 10.29.2011 | Politics
Cliff Schecter

Rick Perry, who has seemingly been governor of Texas since The Alamo began to look like a questionable career move, is now ready to throw his 10-gallon hat, frothy intellect and custom-made cowboy boots into the national political ring.

US Tiptoes Towards Theocracy

Bob Burnett | Posted 10.26.2011 | Politics
Bob Burnett

In difficult times, nations sometimes embrace extreme solutions. Now America is in turmoil and Republicans offer the radical Theocracy of Michele Bachmann and Rick Perry.

God Is Not a Republican

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 10.19.2011 | Politics
Lorraine Devon Wilke

Apparently God loves Republicans. Which is fine. God loves everyone so why not Republicans? But the Republicans He loves also seem convinced that He agrees with most of their talking points. That got me to questioning Divine Intervention neutrality.

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.

Gay People Affirmed To Be Human By United Nations

Rev. Dr. Cindi Love | Posted 09.09.2011 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Cindi Love

I have never been more proud to be an American and a global citizen of the United Nations than on the day the United States and the majority of nation-members of the U.N. issued this declaration.

Palin's Religious Beliefs Must Be Explored

Chip Berlet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Chip Berlet

Does Sarah Palin share with millions of other evangelicals a nightmare vision of an approaching global battle between Godly Christians and evil Satanic agents of the Antichrist in the End Times? We need to know if Palin shares the vision of an apocalypse soon.

What is Dominionism? Palin, The Christian Right And Theocracy

Chip Berlet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Chip Berlet

Sarah Palin is a "Dominionist" with an apocalyptic End Times theological viewpoint that sees the war in Iraq as part of God's plan. That's different than practicing a form of "Dominion Theology" or "Christian Reconstructionism."