Personhood Iowa is the new anti-choice group affiliated with the National Personhood Alliance, a group so far out on the fringe that they think the National Right to Life Committee is a bunch of liberal appeasers. So naturally they launched the group with a speech from Christian Reconstructionist and neo-Confederate secessionist Michael Peroutka.
In keeping with the group’s apparent mission to be so extreme that it will never attract any mainstream support, Deace invited Michael Peroutka, a regular guest on his radio show, to give an opening speech to Personhood Iowa activists…
Peroutka — who recently declared that the Maryland General Assembly is no longer a valid legislative body because its passage of marriage equality violated “God’s law” — told the Iowa activists that everything from seat-belt mandates to the progressive income tax to Obamacare to Roe v. Wade are not valid laws because government only has the authority to uphold what he deems to be “organic law.” In fact, he said, all of these things are “pretended legislation,” a term used in the Declaration of Independence to refer to acts of Parliament governing the American colonies.Peroutka also presented the audience with a contrast between what he sees as the “biblical worldview,” which he says is based on the idea of literal biblical creationism, and the “pagan worldview,” which he says is based on the theory of evolution.
The theory of evolution, he claimed, was responsible for the Columbine school shooting and the Holocaust, yet is still being taught through “the tragedy of public education.”
I’m glad to see this, actually. It rips the mask off and reveals what is really going on here, which is a group of people who want to turn the United States into an actual theocracy. We knew that, of course, but it’s nice to see they just come out and say it.