The latest front in Russian infiltration: America’s right-wing homeschooling movement – ThinkProgress

The group and its origins sound innocuous enough. But the Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) — a right-wing group founded 36 years ago — has deepened connections between America’s religious right and Russians even as the latter have been sanctioned by the United States, according to a ThinkProgress investigation. By networking with Russians, the HSLDA …

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From America to Ontario: The political impact of the Christian right

Christian right groups in Canada may not have the same resources as their American counterparts. They are, nonetheless, attracting supporters by borrowing some U.S. tactics. — Read on theconversation.com/from-america-to-ontario-the-political-impact-of-the-christian-right-107400

The Evangelicals | C-SPAN

“This groundbreaking book from Pulitzer Prize­–winning historian Frances FitzGerald is the first to tell the powerful, dramatic story of the Evangelical movement in America—from the Puritan era to the 2016 presidential election.” https://t.co/ilNE7eHJGN — ‘Surly Jay’ (@lj_schau) December 22, 2018 View the Video from C-SPAN HERE

Ringing in a Christian Nationalist 2019 With an Even Larger Legislative Playbook – Rewire.News – Religion Dispatches

A Christian nationalist coalition, including the Congressional Prayer Caucus Foundation, has published a new state legislative playbook for 2019 that's 30 percent larger, and 100 percent as committed to a nation that reflects its sectarian values. — Read on rewire.news/religion-dispatches/2018/12/18/ringing-in-a-christian-nationalist-2019-with-an-even-larger-legislative-playbook/

The Church has No Right (or Left)

“The Church” should be prescriptive only for those within it. In other words, STOP trying to tell (or force) disbelievers to live according to your faith and/or morals. Christofascism can be both “right” and “left,” and both instances are wrong, every time! If only Christianity would remember it has NO moral “jurisdiction” outside itself—no right …

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Composition of Tweets about Church & Politics

The trouble with “the #Church” getting entangled in #politics is that doing good in Jesus’ name always gets lost in the process; and if it is not lost, then the travesty of dominionist #theocracy (a.k.a. #Christofascism) has taken over. Coercion or forced faith is never genuine. — Lamb's Harbinger (@LambsHarbinger) September 5, 2018 “Influence” (a.k.a. …

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Romans 13 and the State – Young Anabaptist Radicals

It is interesting to me how everyone just assumes that Paul is referring to the state in this passage. No one ever considers the possibility that Romans 13 has nothing to do with the state. There are even many translations that add the term “governing” to the Greek’s “authorities” so that the impression that the …

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Trump, Court Evangelicals & the State Church

A repugnant video is circulating, mainly on Facebook, but probably other platforms as well. It is a commentary on DJT's address to evangelicals at a recent dinner, made by evangelicals to honor Trump. The link to said video is here: https://www.facebook.com/LanceWallnau/videos/263231117636013/ Here's my response: “Christians,” who think Trump is someone able to give prophetic warnings …

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The Collapse Of Evangelical Leadership Was Inevitable, But Its Resurrection Isn’t

American evangelicalism is declining in numbers, influence and credibility. Those evangelical leaders who are dissatisfied with its current direction face a choice: Whether to stay on the "E" train and attempt to change the direction, or to simply leave it. Gregory Boyd was among the rare voices within traditionally conservative evangelicalism to show any distinctive …

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