Quick Notes: NAR on Fresh Air, Tribal Recognition, and an Iowa Daycare goes Christian

Just a few quick news notes for you on this Thursday.NAR on Fresh Air: I've written at some length on the Christian movement known as the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR), a group that's been getting increased media scrutiny lately due to their proximity to presidential candidates like Texas governor Rick Perry. However, as the recent blowback over the term "Dominionist" proves, there's quite a bit people don't know about this increasingly connected religio-political network of apostles and prophets. A key figure in studying the origins and activities of NAR is Rachel Tabachnick of Talk To Action, who was interviewed yesterday on NPR's Fresh Air. "On Wednesday's Fresh Air, Rachel Ta … [Read more...]

Just Because You’re Paranoid, Don’t Mean They’re Not After You

Forgive the nod to Nirvana, whose "Nevermind" is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, but I've been reading an awful lot lately about accusations of paranoia regarding coverage of the Christian religious phenomenon known as Dominionism. For some reason Kurt Cobain sneering "just because you're paranoid, don't mean they're not after you" kept entering my mind. Maybe it's a generational thing. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UWgtTxvTUDA In any case, ever since the presidential candidacies of Rep. Michele Bachmann and Texas governor Rick Perry started making news, their connections to conservative Christian groups who espouse some form of Dominionism, a religio-political movement … [Read more...]

Saami Concerned Over Arctic Expansion and other Pagan News of Note

Top Story: In the second part of a six-part series on the geopolitical ramifications of global warming in the Arctic, NPR's Morning Edition focuses on Russia's aggressive push to claim waterways and resources becoming available as the Arctic ice melts. One group that is particularly concerned over the rush to claim the Arctic is the indigenous Saami people, a group native to the Kola Peninsula of Russia. NPR interviews traditional singer Nadezhda Lyashenko, who discusses the environmental consequences of this rush to exploit one of the few remaining untouched regions on our planet.The indigenous people of this region bore much of the brunt. The Saami tribe, for one, has lived ce … [Read more...]

The Christian Propaganda that Inspires Michele Bachmann

Republican presidential candidate Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann is performing strongly in Iowa polls, and while some are skeptical that she has the momentum necessary to win the Republican nomination, we are often told to not underestimate her. So until such time as it becomes clear that Bachmann won't be able to grab the brass ring and face off against President Obama in 2012, or perhaps get the nod as a Vice Presidential candidate, we should take her potential rise to the executive branch of the United States government seriously. In the past I have pointed out that Bachmann funneled tainted campaign money into an anti-Pagan Christian charity (which they later returned), has had a long fr … [Read more...]


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