Christian-Hating Left Hails Soros as Leader
by Richard Poe
Tuesday, May 3, 2005
5:25 pm Eastern Time
The left’s propaganda war against Christians has taken an astonishing turn with the May issue of Harper’s Magazine. In a cover story titled, “The Christian Right’s War on America,” Harper’s starkly accuses millions of devout Christians of plotting to establish a “Dominionist” theocracy in America. The once-respectable journal suggests that stopping these Dominionists will require extraordinary measures on the part of the left – measures that will involve putting aside the “old polite rules of democracy.” (via Stanley Kurtz)
What is Dominionism anyway? National Review Online (NRO) contributing editor Stanley Kurtz explains that it is a fanatical sectarian creed which advocates putting to death heretics, blasphemers, adultresses, homosexuals, practitioners of the Black Arts and sundry other sorts of sinners and non-believers.
See Kurtz’s two recent articles, “Dominionist Domination: The Left Runs with a Wild Theory” (NRO, May 2, 2005) and “Scary Stuff: There’s a Real Venom on the Left Against Conservative Christians” (NRO, April 28, 2005).
“There is, in fact, a fringe Christian group of `Dominionists’ or `Reconstructionists,’ who really would like to see an American theocracy, and a return to the death penalty for blasphemy, adultery, sodomy, and witchcraft,” writes Kurtz. However, he notes that, “The dystopian political program of this utterly marginal, extremist sect has absolutely no traction with anyone of significance.”
Soros to the Rescue
Kurtz’s dismissive analysis notwithstanding, leftists now accuse everyone from Pat Robertson to George W. Bush of harboring a secret allegiance to Dominionism. In the face of this threat, leftwing activists are mobilizing for mass resistance, inspired in part by the heroic example of – who else? – radical billionaire George Soros.
“Only one or two brave souls like George Soros have made massive contributions to combat the think tanks and the organized political machine of the Dominionists,” writes Katherine Yurica in an article posted to her online Yurica Report bearing the provocative title, “The Despoiling of America: How George W. Bush Became the Head of the New American Dominionist Church/State.” Stanley Kurtz comments:
“Yurica’s article is so wild-eyed and strange that it would barely be worth mentioning, were Yurica not a featured speaker at a recent conference called, `Examining the Real Agenda of the Religious Far Right.’ That conference, held this past weekend, was 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.”
“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.”
Jeepers! This sounds like a job for Jews Against Anti-Christian Defamation (JAACD).
by Richard Poe
May 3, 2005 05.25 PM ET
Cross-posted from MoonbatCentral.com 05.03.05″>