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A Looming U.S. Theocracy?

A Looming U.S. Theocracy? | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

Translated literally, “theocracy” means “rule by God.” Pragmatically, it pertains to the belief that a certain religion should receive preferential treatment and, further, that they should control at least the judicial system of a country.

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Why Is There So Much God in Our Politics? The Religious Right's Theocratic Plan for the 2012 Election

Why Is There So Much God in Our Politics? The Religious Right's Theocratic Plan for the 2012 Election | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
In an unusually religion-soaked primary season, faith has been front and center for months. What's next?
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Santorum Staffer Says Women Shouldn’t Be President Because It’s Against God’s Will

Santorum Staffer Says Women Shouldn’t Be President Because It’s Against God’s Will | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

In an article about the reasons Rep.Michele Bachmann’s campaign fizzled, the Des Moines Register points to “sexism among conservatives,” singling out an offensive email written by a staffer to Rick Santorum:

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Barton: God Wants Us To Work Six Days A Week | Right Wing Watch

The more we listen to David Barton, the more clear it becomes that it is his goal to see the United States operate strictly in accordance with the Bible in literally every regard. As Barton says, "anything the Bible talks about cannot be considered secular," which means that every aspect of public life ought operate in accordance with Biblical teachings, including education, immigration, health care, taxes and economic policy, employment regulations, the role of government, and even our building codes.

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Christian theocracy: How Newt Gingrich and the GOP would abolish courts and legislate morality.

Christian theocracy: How Newt Gingrich and the GOP would abolish courts and legislate morality. | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Is the United States sliding toward theocracy? That’s what Republican presidential candidates have told us for more than a year. Radical Islam, they’ve argued, is on the verge of taking over our country through Sharia law.
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‘In God we trust,’ when politically convenient

‘In God we trust,’ when politically convenient | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Such sectarian religious propaganda fails to unite us.
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Americans United Blasts Congress For Wasting Time On ‘In God We Trust’ Resolution

"The U.S. House of Representatives is scheduled to vote today on a resolution reaffirming “In God We Trust” as the official national motto and encouraging its display in public places. Americans United for Separation of Church and State urged Congress to stop squandering time on meaningless issues like this and move on to more important matters."

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Christian Right's 2012 Meme: Atheist Dictatorship or Secular Theocracy

Christian Right's 2012 Meme: Atheist Dictatorship or Secular Theocracy | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
The more Rick Santorum pushes for an American theocracy the more the Christian Right accuses liberals of plotting an atheist dictatorship...
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How Fake American History Feeds Christian Nationalism

How Fake American History Feeds Christian Nationalism | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

Because of recent opposition GOP Congressman Randy J. Forbes's new House Resolution 888 (co-sponsored by 31 other members of Congress), which showcases many of the most common American history lies currently in circulation, I thought I'd re-post my following analysis of how such fake history can pave the way for Christian Nationalism. We're well on the way : a 2007 poll from the First Amendment Center showed that 65% of Americans believe the founders intended the US to be a Christian nation and 55% from that poll thought the US Constitution establishes the US as a Christian nation.

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Republican Political Theology Demands Special - Not Equal - Rights

Republican Political Theology Demands Special - Not Equal - Rights | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Here is a puzzler of a position, one held by pretty much every Republican candidate and group, but I will let Michele Bachmann’s words stand for all. This is what she had to say at a townhall meeting in Waverly, Iowa the other day:

“All of us Americans have the same rights, we have the same civil rights…There shouldn’t be any special rights or any special set of criteria. We all have the same civil rights.”

Now obviously this is the position of the United States Constitution, that we are all of us equal before the law, with the same rights. But does Michele Bachmann really believe it? Do any of them?

It doesn’t seem so.

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Christian politicians exalt suffering in GOP campaign

Christian politicians exalt suffering in GOP campaign | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
The Iowa forum was a triumph of the union of psychobabble and public religiosity that has come to dominate American politics.
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Dominionism & Dominion Theology: The Theological Basis for American Theocracy

Also known as Dominionism, Dominion Theology teaches that all of humanity is under the sovereign dominion of God. This means that Christians, as the followers of the only True Religion and representatives of God, have a divine mandate to rule over the rest of humanity.

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Congress endorses God instead of creating jobs

Congress endorses God instead of creating jobs | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

On November 1st, 2011 the 112th United States Congress decided to pass H. Con. Res. 13, which reaffirms “In God We Trust” as our national motto and encourages the display of the motto on all public buildings, schools, and government institutions. The resolution passed by a vote of 396 to 9.


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Florida Atheist drops lawsuit against sheriff

Florida Atheist drops lawsuit against sheriff | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
  Ellenbeth Wachs announced yesterday that she had directed her lawyer to drop her lawsuit against Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd.  Earlier this year...
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