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Help! The Christians want to enslave us all!

Posted by Richard on May 3, 2005

Some of my best friends are Christians. Now that they’re about to seize total control of the country, I wonder if they’re going to kill me for being a heathen, or if they’ll just enslave me.

For the scoop on the people who really worry about this, read Stanley Kurtz’s NRO articles from April 29 and May 2. Then, if you think he’s exaggerating, read what one of the chief moonbats, Katherine Yurica, says in her own words. 

And before you dismiss Yurica as part of the looney fringe, please note that she was a featured speaker at a recent NY conference, "Examining the Real Agenda of the Religious Far Right." Note that this conference was sponsored by CUNY and supported by the National Council of Churches, People for the American Way, The Nation, The Village Voice, and United Americans for Separation of Church and State. Pretty much mainstream liberalism. Just like Harper’s Magazine, whose May cover story,  “The Christian Right’s War On America,”  is the subject of Kurtz’s April 29 column. And these organizations apparently are seriously worried that GWB is ushering in a "dominionist" theocracy that wants to bring back slavery, execute adulterers and homosexuals, and burn witches.

Captain Ed and John Hinderaker at Power Line both have lots more on the NY conference, as covered in this Washington Times story. Some of the quotes make it clear that Yurica wasn’t the only moonbat at the conference:

     "This may be the darkest time in our history," said Bob Edgar, general secretary of the left-leaning National Council of Churches and former six-term Democratic congressman from Pennsylvania.

     Tax cuts combined with increased funding for faith-based social programs and decreases in welfare spending, Ms. Bokaer said, were examples of "the theological right … zealously setting up to establish their beliefs in all aspects of our society."
    She compared the Federal Communications Commission’s threatened crackdown on indecency on television with the Taliban…
    "Indecency police are a major part of theocratic states," Ms. Bokaer said, flashing a picture of Islamic women covered head to foot under the title, "Taliban: Ministry for the Protection of Virtue and Prevention of Vice."

I can remember when practically every nutty conspiracy theory came from a handful of tinfoil-hatted types on the far, far right. Today, the conspiracy nuts are taking over the very center of the liberal establishment and Democratic party.

Although this sort of thing is quite amusing, it should also concern us. As Kurtz notes (emphasis added):

The notion that conservative Christians want to reinstitute slavery and rule by genocide is not just crazy, it’s downright dangerous. The most disturbing part of the Harper’s cover story (the one by Chris Hedges) was the attempt to link Christian conservatives with Hitler and fascism. Once we acknowledge the similarity between conservative Christians and fascists, Hedges appears to suggest, we can confront Christian evil by setting aside “the old polite rules of democracy.” So wild conspiracy theories and visions of genocide are really excuses for the Left to disregard the rules of democracy and defeat conservative Christians — by any means necessary.

Finally, Captain Ed shows he’s an equal opportunity basher of "hyperbolic idiots" by unleashing a well-deserved verbal thrashing on Pat Robertson, who thinks liberal judges are more dangerous than terrorists or Nazis. What a maroon…

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