…that two of the three remaining GOP presidential hopefuls are Dominionists.
As in Christian Dominion believers. Now just in case you don’t know what this is, allow me a moment to give you a little background.
The Christian Dominion movement thoroughly believes that no government should ever be run by a non-Christian, and that there is no room for non-Christians in the country. Got that? If you’re a Jew, an Atheist, a Muslim, a Wiccan, whatever, according to the Dominionists, you don’t belong. Gays and Lesbians, transgenders? You’re an abomination to them. Take a wild guess what that means.
Oh, and Catholics? You’re gone, too, because you’re not Real Christians, remember?
What did I mean by “gone”? I meant gone. As in booted out of the country at best, exterminated at worst. Think I exaggerate? Think again. These are people who believe that faith, not works, determines entry into heaven. And as batshit-crazy as “entry into heaven” might sound to you, to these people it is bigger than life and death to them. Don’t make the mistake of underestimating the power of crazy here.
Inter-racial marriage? Guess what, Jesus didn’t like that so much. Leave it to yourself to figure out whether you’re in an inter-racial marriage, because the definition of it is probably going to be subject to whatever whim of the day your preacher feels is right.
Adulterers, or women who aren’t virgins on your wedding day? Stone you to death at the door of your father’s house. No shit.
Because these people believe that the laws of the Old Testament still apply. Not the ceremonial ones, but the moral ones. And according to them Jesus isn’t coming back until a much greater percentage of the world is Christian. There’s only one way that tide is going to turn, folks, and it isn’t Christianity suddenly becoming a smart choice to a lot more people.
Now let’s face it – these dumb asses have a long way to go before they’ll be able to tear down the laws we already have in place in the United States that are designed to protect us from dipshit religions like theirs. However, for eight years conservatives ignored G.W. Bush breaking dozens of laws that violated the Church-State boundary, sent thousands of our soldiers off to die needlessly, killed hundreds of thousands of Muslims (which, apparently to the die-hard Christians, don’t count – doubly don’t count because they were brown and far away), robbed our treasury to hand out to their bestest buddies, and basically fucked everyone for what appears to be decades.
But here’s the kicker – as big a dumbass as Bush was, he wasn’t a literally suicidal dumbass. He was pretty self-involved, and as a sociopath, self-interest came first.
Christian Dominionists look forward to the end of the world. They want to die and go meet Jesus. Do you really understand that? You don’t have to agree with it, you just have to understand that this is their world-view.
Now, the big question: do you ever, in your worst hate-filled rage-against-the-world days, ever want someone who is both that dumb and that batshit insane to have launch codes to the second-largest nuclear arsenal in the world?
Allow me to give you a little clip of Sam Harris, who can sum this up for you: