Theocracy Watch

Still thinking about what to name my occasional series of posts about living in theocracy, about how the Christian right wants to impose Christian values on the country and nobody speaks up against it, while everybody decries “sharia.” Any suggestions?

Meantime, RightWingWatch has a couple of posts on the topic of Americans who are doggedly trying to undo the Enlightenment and force every American to live under (their interpretation of) biblical law.

David Barton: Everything Should Operate According to Biblical Principles here, and New Reconstrutionist Documentary Wants Public Schools to Give Children an Explicitly Christian Education here.

David Barton is not just a Christianist loon, he’s also the former co-chair of the Texas Republican party. Also, per Wikipedia:

Barton is a collector of early American documents, and his official biography describes him as “an expert in historical and constitutional issues.” [3] Barton holds no formal credentials in history or law, and critics dispute the accuracy and integrity of his assertions about history, accusing him of practicing misleading historical revisionism and “pseudoscholarship.” [4][5][6]

The documentary filmmaker, Colin Gunn, apparently doesn’t yet rate a Wikipedia article. From RingWingWatch:

Homeschooling activist Colin Gunn is set to release a new documentary in June on the perils of the public education system. Guinn’s film, “IndoctriNation: Public Schools and the Decline of Christianity in America,” features leading Christian Reconstructionists like Gary North, Gary DeMar, Doug Phillips, John Eidsmoe, and Joseph Morecraft along with Ken Ham, champion of the young-Earth creationist movement and the founder of Answers In Genesis and the Creation Museum. According to Gunn, the education system can only be fixed if “every subject taught in school is designed to give glory to God.”


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