Metaphors & Images

The Cult of the Christian Right


I’m truly astounded that I have missed the overtness of this takeover of the Republican Party. Sometimes I just isolate myself from the news because it’s so depressing. But this is why you shouldn’t get caught with your head in the sand.

Not long after the Christian rightists staged their coup, the president of the Alamo City Republican Women’s club just gave up and quit.
‘The so-called Christian activists have finally gained control,’ she explained in her resignation letter, ‘and the Grand Old Party is more religious cult than political organization.’

“WITH GOD AS THEIR CO-PILOT” by Joe Conason, Playboy, March, 1993

–And if you think “crusade” was simply a mistake on Bush’s part? We are caught in a cultural war between two groups; the Islamic fundamentalists and the Christian fundamentalists.

In 1979, LaHaye (,Timothy) and Falwell established the Moral Majority, with Falwell as its leader and LaHaye as a guiding member of its three-person board of directors. The Moral Majority drafted tens of millions of conservative Christian voters into the culture wars, swelling the ranks of the Republican Party and serving as Reagan’s core constituency. But while Falwell was catapulted to national prominence, LaHaye stayed in the background. “He flew under the radar, very behind-the-scenes, and didn’t seek publicity,” says Falwell.

Two years later, LaHaye founded the Council for National Policy. An elite group with only a few hundred members, the CNP meets three times a year, usually at posh hotels or resorts, going to extraordinary lengths to keep its agenda and membership secret. According to members willing to speak about it, however, the council unites right-wing billionaires with scores of conservative Christian activists and politicians, and these encounters have spawned countless campaigns and organizations. Its ranks have included prominent politicians such as Ed Meese and John Ashcroft, and among its members can be found an editor of the conservative National Review, leading televangelists such as Pat Robertson and Falwell, representatives of the Heritage Foundation and other key think tanks, and activists including Grover Norquist and Oliver North.

Supported by moneybags such as Texas oilman Nelson Bunker Hunt, Amway founder Richard DeVos and beer magnate Joseph Coors, some in the group helped fund Oliver North’s secret campaign to aid the Nicaraguan contra rebels during the 1980s and financed the right-wing jihad against President Clinton in the 1990s. (The impeachment effort was reportedly conceived at a June 1997 meeting of the CNP in Montreal.) In addition, the group has funded an army of Christian organizers. Falwell says that in the past two decades, he has raised hundreds of millions of dollars for his ventures, including Liberty University, through the CNP. “My guess is that literally billions of dollars have been utilized through the Council for National Policy that would not otherwise have been available,” he says. Bush attended a CNP meeting at the start of his presidential campaign in 1999 to seek support, and Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld took part in the group’s gathering last April in Washington, D.C.

“Without [LaHaye], what we call the religious right would not have developed the way it did, and as quickly as it did,” says Weyrich.

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As crazy as this sounds, these people do believe this ( I was there among them 33 years ago) and as you can see from the above; they’re in a position to initiate the New Inquisition. We are among it’s targets. Let’s wake up folks.

According to LaHaye, civilization is threatened by a worldwide conspiracy of secret societies and liberal groups intent on destroying “every vestige of Christianity.” Among the participants in this conspiracy are the Trilateral Commission, the Illuminati, the American Civil Liberties Union, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, the National Organization for Women, Planned Parenthood, “the major TV networks, high-profile newspapers and newsmagazines,” the U.S. State Department, major foundations (Rockefeller, Carnegie, Ford), the United Nations, “the left wing of the Democratic Party,” Harvard, Yale “and 2,000 other colleges and universities.” All of this is assembled to “turn America into an amoral, humanist country, ripe for merger into a one-world socialist state.”

If you want to be really frightened read the whole article.

Quotes are excerpts from an article for:

RollingStone
By Robert Dreyfuss
http://www.rollingstone.com/features/nationalaffairs/featuregen.asp?pid=2771
(January 28, 2004)

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