The New Independent Christian Party

From Dangerous Minds I see that there’s a new political party in America: the New Independent Christian Party (“A Better Choice, A Better America”). From their press release:

There does not exist a reliable political party that purely represents the overall Christian agenda in America. We can neither ignore the overwhelming contrast to our Godly principles of the marriage equality and abortion rights agendas, which the Democrats strongly support, nor can we be oblivious to the arrogant, greedy, unsympathetic Pharisaic practices of the Republicans. [...]

As the Party of No Compromise, the New Independent Christian Party intends to influence the outcome of American elections and uphold the Godly principles by which America was built and by which Christians believe, live and exist.

The Chair, Bishop Janice Fountaine and Co-chair, Dr. Ralph Martino vow to build a strong political party that will illuminate the Christian voice and bring clarity to the Christian agenda to influence America, impact the world and increase the kingdom.

Raplh Martino, who has a Doctorate of Theology but I can’t find any clue as to what institution it’s from, has a whiff of the prosperity gospel about him. Janice Fountaine seems to be a Bishop of some sect in the confusing neo-pentacostal movement. And what sort of clarity is Bishop Fountaine bringing to the Christian agenda? Via Joe.My.God.:

The practice of homosexuality and self-pleasure, are age old systems, being recharged and reorganized for end-time warfare. It is being orchestrated from the diabolical realms of the supernatural and manifested on earth, with the overall intention, to silence the church forever. These actions, by satan, is an all out declaration of victory, as the church finds itself caught off guard and intertwined in his evil end-time warfare, strategies and systems.”

Well alrighty then. The idea that masturbation is a weapon in the apocalypse inspires a number of jokes that would probably get me kicked off of Patheos.

Along with Richard Metzger, I can hope that these folks peel off some supporters from the Religious Right wing of the Republican party. But honestly, it looks like this is a fringe group on the extreme wing of the political party, so I doubt it will accomplish anything or survive past the election.

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