Christian Reconstructionist Takes David Barton to Task for Faulty History in The Jefferson Lies

I don't know how large American Vision's audience is but I suspect there is at least some overlap between David Barton's Christian nation audience and American Vision's Christian reconstruction constituency.If so, this article today by Joel McDurmon could cause Mr. Barton some heartburn. Mr. McDurmon offers a devastating analysis of Barton's chapter on Jefferson's faith. He begins his critique by grounding it in his worldview:In short, when we create a false reality of what a Christian and … [Read more...]

Reading list for those who are dominionism deniers

As a public service for those Christian pundits who are having trouble seeing the dominionists in their midst, I am constructing a reading list of online reources. Since they sometimes partner with the authors and groups mentioned here, surely this list will help them spot the tell-tale signs of Christian folks who want to impose biblical law on those who do not believe in biblical law. My suggestions are provided in no particular order and I will add to them as I find suitable resources. Here is … [Read more...]

What dominionists would do with gays (disobedient children, sabbath breakers, etc.), Part 3

On Monday and Tuesday, I published posts examining what dominionists (short hand for Christians who believe Old Testament law should be the basis for civil law) recommend for people who violate aspects of Mosaic law. Today, I briefly examine a 2011 book by Stephen Che Halbrook titled, God is Just: A Defense of the Old Testament Civil Laws.The book is an extension of a Master's thesis presented at Regent University in 2008. The thesis and the book calls on government to use the Old Testament … [Read more...]

The Anti-Homosexuality Bill has some American defenders

Sadly, some in America defend Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Bill 2009. A brief summary:I have already noted that Scott Lively is defending himself and the bill by saying it is a "step in the right direction." A few are emerging to agree.Gary Demar runs an organization called American Vision and recently posted this piece by Joel McDurmon, A Perfect Hatred. This article reveals an extreme form of Calvinist dominionism, writing:Now, it just so happens that God revealed that the homosexual a … [Read more...]