"Wake up, America! A dangerous faction is at work in our country, which threatens to destroy the very foundations of our American democracy. Persons who speak out against this agenda are branded as evil and/or unpatriotic. As Upton Sinclair said, “When fascism comes to America, it will come wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross.”
At the present time this mentality appears to dominate all three branches of our national government. Wedge issues, especially gay marriage and abortion, are used to gain the support of the unsuspecting for the wider agenda. Science and empirical evidence is discounted in favor of ancient religious teachings. The wall between church and state is being torn down. Secular social services are being starved out while millions of tax-payer dollars are being channeled to faith-based organizations where no accountability is required, discrimination in hiring is allowed and religious beliefs are propagated. Our civil liberties are being violated.
Some even advocate encouraging war and violence, especially in the Middle East, so as to hasten the end of the world and the second coming of Christ when the faithful will be taken up to heaven in the rapture and the rest of us will be left behind to burn in hell.
Michelle Goldberg’s Kingdom Coming: The Rise of Christian Nationalism should be read by every American and especially read and discussed in every mainline/moderate/liberal church.
What can you as an individual do to stop this movement? Educate your friends and neighbors. Express your opinion in the media. Write, call, e-mail your public officials at all levels of government. Vote against those who support this agenda. Run for public office at the local, state or national level.
The nonreligious and the reasonable people of all religions need to step up and take back America from this radical fringe.
Reba Boyd Wooden
Center for Inquiry Community of Indiana