Theocratic “Dominionist” Janet Porter Goes Down Swinging

Janet Porter recently lost her radio program for her increasingly dominionist theology, which aims to further politicize Christianity and Christianize the United States government.  It was Christians who opposed her and then Christians who fired her.  In a new article comparing secularists to Nazis, she argues that her Christian enemies who oppose dominionism are the equivalent of Christian quietists who did not stand up to the Nazis.  She starts out by equating the “separation of church and state” with Soviet philosophy and goes on to plead with her fellow Christians to join her rather than oppose her:

The “separation of church and state.” I could be reading from the constitution of the former Soviet Union, a decision by Ruth Bader Ginsburg or a fundraising letter from the ACLU. But instead, I’m repeating a philosophy of “Christian” groups like Discernment Ministries and their website,“Herescope.”

No kidding. There remains a very vocal group of self-proclaimed Christians who believe their “spiritual gift” is criticism and their role is to join the ranks of the ACLU and police the streets for Christians who dare step outside the four walls of the church into the light of day.

What could have been plucked out as a tiny weed by Christians uniting decades ago has now become an enormous tree with deep and encompassing roots that are choking out our freedoms. It was thisphilosophy in the church that ushered in the assault against it.

To those who still believe that we should stay out of the cultural war, I have a question:  How is that working out for you?

We now have two generations who are lost in the lies of humanism, evolution and homosexuality, facilitated into fornication and abortion, trapped in pornography and devastated by divorce.  Congratulations.

If you’re still having a hard time discerning what to do, here’s a helpful hint: if you find yourself on the same side as the ACLU, homosexual activists, the baby killers and the enemies of God, chances are, you’re on the wrong side.

Put the rocks down. Come out of the closet and bring your manger scene with you. Spend more time reading the Bible (and the news) than all those rock-throwing slander sites. Because all the people that they’re targeting? They’re the ones fighting to keep the Internet, the airwaves and the public square free. And if they’re successful, they’re also the ones who will keep the padlock off yourcloset door.

Your Thoughts?

About Daniel Fincke

Dr. Daniel Fincke  has his PhD in philosophy from Fordham University and spent 11 years teaching in college classrooms. He wrote his dissertation on Ethics and the philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche. On Camels With Hammers, the careful philosophy blog he writes for a popular audience, Dan argues for atheism and develops a humanistic ethical theory he calls “Empowerment Ethics”. Dan also teaches affordable, non-matriculated, video-conferencing philosophy classes on ethics, Nietzsche, historical philosophy, and philosophy for atheists that anyone around the world can sign up for. (You can learn more about Dan’s online classes here.) Dan is an APPA  (American Philosophical Practitioners Association) certified philosophical counselor who offers philosophical advice services to help people work through the philosophical aspects of their practical problems or to work out their views on philosophical issues. (You can read examples of Dan’s advice here.) Through his blogging, his online teaching, and his philosophical advice services each, Dan specializes in helping people who have recently left a religious tradition work out their constructive answers to questions of ethics, metaphysics, the meaning of life, etc. as part of their process of radical worldview change.

  • mikespeir

    Any self-respecting fanatic has got to be persecuted. It’s just that it’s so dang hard to get persecuted in this country. The solution is to ratchet up the looniness until even your friends start raising their eyebrows at you. A sure-fire win!

  • Tim

    “They’re the ones fighting to keep the Internet, the airwaves and the public square free. And if they’re successful, they’re also the ones who will keep the padlock off your closet door.”

    And how is this part a bad thing?

  • mikespeir

    If these Dominionists were really doing that, Tim, and not doing the other stuff, it wouldn’t be bad at all. But just give them control over the Internet and see how long it stays free.

  • Tim

    I reread that last paragraph and realised she was saying the dominionists were the ones doing such. You are right their idea of free is only free for themselves not everyone.

  • http://www.extinctsong.co.uk Alice Bluegown

    I dunno – it seems to me she’s implying that dominionists need constant access to the closet, which doesn’t particularly surprise. Anyway, I line up 4-0 for the wrong side (assuming “baby killers” means what I assume it does), and I’m very happy to be here.


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