Camouflaging a Christian Nationalist Worldview Behind a "Pro-Israel" Facade
Rachel Tabachnick printable version print page     Bookmark and Share
Tue Apr 13, 2010 at 07:41:34 PM EST
While the nation is fixated on the racist statements and misspelled signs at Tea Party events, there is a simultaneous movement working to bring together a multi-racial, multi-ethnic, multi-national, and even multi-religious coalition, in an aggressive effort to "reform" America to conform with their biblical worldview.

On April 15-16 the Freedom Federation, a recent coalition of Religious Right organizations, will be holding a conference at Liberty University titled The Awakening 2010.  The event could be described as Religious Right activists - White, Hispanic, Asian, and African American, coming together to embrace a John Birch Society worldview to the tunes of Hebrew melodies.  It may sound unlikely, but the "pro-Israel" agenda is the camouflage that provides cover for this explicitly Christian nationalist movement.

This  gathering of Religious Right leaders features familiar faces and familiar themes such as opposition to gay rights and reproductive rights.  But the overall  theme of the organization is reforming American government.  The Freedom Federation includes established Religious Right organizations including the Family Research Council, Traditional Values Coalition, Eagle Forum, Concerned Women of America, and Wallbuilders, but notable is the inclusion of many organizations from the independent charismatic wing of the Religious Right which has been organized and streamlined under the auspices of C. Peter Wagner's New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) and its apostles and prophets.  These include Lou Engle's "The Call," Rick Joyner's MorningStar Ministries and Oak Initiative, Strang Communications, Cindy Jacobs' Generals International, and Che Ahn's Harvest International.  

The conference is going to include the unveiling of a new social networking technology platform which will advance the communication network concepts already developed by the leadership of the NAR.  Their religious/political networks are used to disseminate prophecy and link their prayer warriors in all fifty states and around the world.  The NAR "Spiritual Warfare" networks fall under the authority of Cindy Jacobs and Dutch Sheets.  Scroll down the page Resource Directory for the New Apostolic Reformation to the Spiritual Warfare Networks section.  This directory can always be accessed in the left panel of Talk2action.

The roster for the conference includes NAR prophet Lou Engle who called for martyrs for the anti-gay and anti-abortion cause at his "The Call" event at Qualcomm Stadium in November 2008.   Engle has held "The Call" events throughout the U.S. and around the globe, including one in Jerusalem in 2008 which corresponded with the Global Day of Prayer, an event founded by New Apostolic leader Graham Power. Engle will be hosting "The Call" in Uganda on May 2, 2010, a nation where the NAR has promoted draconian anti-gay legislation.

Also on the roster are other New Apostolic leaders including Rick Joyner, head of MorningStar Ministries and the Oak Initiative.  Joyner has been one of the leaders in the battle against health care reform and advertises his contacts with Sarah Palin and Michelle Bachmann.  His Oak Initiative page includes videos which demonstrate the worldview and goals of the organization.  At the bottom of the page is a video titled The Proper View of Capitalism.  This is a segment of a film titled "Overview of America" produced by the John Birch Society.    

If you want to understand the driving philosophy behind the Freedom Federation, the John Birch Society is a good place to start, but with a significant twist.  The Freedom Federation is staunchly "pro-Israel" and Christian Zionist.

Link to Part Two of "Camouflaging a Christian Nationalist Worldview Behind a Pro-Israel Facade."




Display:
You don't have to kill a person to commit genocide. If you target their language, religion, way of life it amounts to the same thing. And Messianic Judaism is the way that Christian Zionists and others here are doing it. The question is how long will the Zionists in Israel go along with it? There is a mutual aid going on but with both sides thinking they can do so and get their way unscathed. The idea to make Israel a satellite instead of a partner. Both sides think they can win and like Yin/Yang they spin around working to gain dominance over the other. How it shall end is unknown. But it is a dangerous game. More for the Israelis than for the Christians in the USA.

by Nightgaunt on Fri Sep 02, 2011 at 12:22:29 PM EST
Messianic Judaism IS a threat to Israel and genuine Judaism. And, especially for Israel because of the already existing battle with Palestine. The Christians don't seem to mind throwing coals on this fire which could explode in everyone's face. Rather, if they just did their civil responsibilities that God states for all to do, then eventually I do believe the Israeli/Palestinian situation could actually be resolved. The Christians seem to want to "usher" in the apocalypse by meddling...and then call it prophesy. I know from first experience in the U.S. dealing with these types of American Christians ("family" and their associations)that they will make one's life unnecessarily stressful by causing obstacles, family divisions, job losses, slanders/libels, and overall relationship divisions if you choose to not believe that Jesus is Lord and the Messiah. No matter how much one remains a responsible and good citizen, a good employee, and responsible parent, and overall good person, they want to you to be Christianised. I have Jewish ancestry but they want me Christianised. I've moved all over the U.S. trying to find niches out of their reach and it seems impossible. They seriously behave like domestic terrorists. They've taken away my freedoms. No matter how hard I worked, my efforts were fruitless by the time they had finished sabotaging some part of my life. It seems like they probably network heavily and don't take no for an answer. In the past and just for experiment, I "accepted Jesus" and attended church. I was astonished by my limitless opportunities and little or no obstacles.  This made me even more angrier. This is criminal. Why would I want to assimilate to criminals? Who would in their right mind?  After surviving all of this as a single-parent and then for 35 years, these are the groups, people types and niches I continuously came in contact with. They always approached me first before I had a chance to pick and choose who I wished to associate with:

Bob Jones University
Maranatha
Church of the Nazarene
Trevecca Nazarene College
Tennessee Temple University
Vanderbuilt University
Concerned Women for America
Methodist churches
Moody Bible Institute
missions to Africa
Focus on the Family
James Dobson
Grace Baptist Academy  Tennessee
Billy Graham
John Birth Society
New World Order conspiracies
Illuminati conspiracies
Barry Goldwater
radically anti-government
radically anti-federal government
pro Tea Party
anti-education outside of the Bible
anti-Catholicism
homeschooling

Then, after they have parasitically sabotaged a portion of your life, it's almost near impossible to explain that "gap" in your resume or life when you try to move onto to other more normal niches....especially when others have not had the same experience. This is why people need to be aware of these cults.....they take our freedoms away. If any group seems totalitarian and communistic .....it's these groups and people.

by anonymouspost on Sat Aug 03, 2013 at 02:46:28 AM EST
Parent




WWW Talk To Action


Cognitive Dissonance & Dominionism Denial
There is new research on why people are averse to hearing or learning about the views of ideological opponents. Based on evaluation of five......
By Frederick Clarkson (1 comment)
Will the Air Force Do Anything To Rein In Its Dynamic Duo of Gay-Bashing, Misogynistic Bloggers?
"I always get nervous when I see female pastors/chaplains. Here is why everyone should as well: "First, women are not called to be pastors,......
By Chris Rodda (0 comments)
The Legacy of Big Oil
The media is ablaze with the upcoming publication of David Grann's book, Killers of the Flower Moon. The shocking non fiction account of the......
By wilkyjr (0 comments)
Gimme That Old Time Dominionism Denial
Over the years, I have written a great deal here and in other venues about the explicitly theocratic movement called dominionism -- which has......
By Frederick Clarkson (4 comments)
History Advisor to Members of Congress Completely Twists Jefferson's Words to Support Muslim Ban
Pseudo-historian David Barton, best known for his misquoting of our country's founders to promote the notion that America was founded as a Christian nation,......
By Chris Rodda (5 comments)
"Christian Fighter Pilot" Calls First Lesbian Air Force Academy Commandant a Liar
In a new post on his "Christian Fighter Pilot" blog titled "BGen Kristin Goodwin and the USAFA Honor Code," Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Jonathan......
By Chris Rodda (0 comments)
Catholic Right Leader Unapologetic about Call for 'Death to Liberal Professors' -- UPDATED
Today, Donald Trump appointed C-FAM Executive Vice President Lisa Correnti to the US Delegation To UN Commission On Status Of Women. (C-FAM is a......
By Frederick Clarkson (2 comments)
Controlling Information
     Yesterday I listened to Russ Limbaugh.  Rush advised listeners it would be best that they not listen to CNN,MSNBC, ABC, CBS and......
By wilkyjr (4 comments)
Is Bannon Fifth-Columning the Pope?
In December 2016 I wrote about how White House chief strategist Steve Bannon, who likes to flash his Catholic credentials when it comes to......
By Frank Cocozzelli (3 comments)
Ross Douthat's Hackery on the Seemingly Incongruous Alliance of Bannon & Burke
Conservative Catholic writer Ross Douthat has dissembled again. This time, in a February 15, 2017 New York Times op-ed titled The Trump Era's Catholic......
By Frank Cocozzelli (2 comments)
`So-Called Patriots' Attack The Rule Of Law
Every so often, right-wing commentator Pat Buchanan lurches out of the far-right fever swamp where he has resided for the past 50 years to......
By Rob Boston (1 comment)
Bad Faith from Focus on the Family
Here is one from the archives, Feb 12, 2011, that serves as a reminder of how deeply disingenuous people can be. Appeals to seek......
By Frederick Clarkson (6 comments)
The Legacy of George Wallace
"One need not accept any of those views to agree that they had appealed to real concerns of real people, not to mindless, unreasoning......
By wilkyjr (6 comments)
Betsy DeVos's Mudsill View of Public Education
My Talk to Action colleague Rachel Tabachnick has been doing yeoman's work in explaining Betsy DeVos's long-term strategy for decimating universal public education. If......
By Frank Cocozzelli (6 comments)
Prince and DeVos Families at Intersection of Radical Free Market Privatizers and Religious Right
This post from 2011 surfaces important information about President-Elect Trump's nominee for Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos. -- FC Erik Prince, Brother of Betsy......
By Rachel Tabachnick (21 comments)

Respect for Others? or Political Correctness?
The term "political correctness" as used by Conservatives and Republicans has often puzzled me: what exactly do they mean by it? After reading Chip Berlin's piece here-- http://www.talk2action.org/story/2016/7/21/04356/9417 I thought about what he explained......
MTOLincoln (4 comments)
Fear
What I'm feeling now is fear.  I swear that it seems my nightmares are coming true with this new "president".  I'm also frustrated because so many people are not connecting all the dots! I've......
ArchaeoBob (4 comments)
"America - love it or LEAVE!"
I've been hearing that and similar sentiments fairly frequently in the last few days - far FAR more often than ever before.  Hearing about "consequences for burning the flag (actions) from Trump is chilling!......
ArchaeoBob (3 comments)
"Faked!" Meme
Keep your eyes and ears open for a possible move to try to discredit the people openly opposing Trump and the bigots, especially people who have experienced terrorism from the "Right"  (Christian Terrorism is......
ArchaeoBob (6 comments)
More aggressive proselytizing
My wife told me today of an experience she had this last week, where she was proselytized by a McDonald's employee while in the store. ......
ArchaeoBob (4 comments)
See if you recognize names on this list
This comes from the local newspaper, which was conservative before and took a hard right turn after it was sold. Hint: Sarah Palin's name is on it!  (It's also connected to Trump.) ......
ArchaeoBob (3 comments)
Unions: A Labor Day Discussion
This is a revision of an article which I posted on my personal board and also on Dailykos. I had an interesting discussion on a discussion board concerning Unions. I tried to piece it......
Xulon (4 comments)
Extremely obnoxious protesters at WitchsFest NYC: connected to NAR?
In July of this year, some extremely loud, obnoxious Christian-identified protesters showed up at WitchsFest, an annual Pagan street fair here in NYC.  Here's an account of the protest by Pagan writer Heather Greene......
Diane Vera (3 comments)
Capitalism and the Attack on the Imago Dei
I joined this site today, having been linked here by Crooksandliars' Blog Roundup. I thought I'd put up something I put up previously on my Wordpress blog and also at the DailyKos. As will......
Xulon (2 comments)
History of attitudes towards poverty and the churches.
Jesus is said to have stated that "The Poor will always be with you" and some Christians have used that to refuse to try to help the poor, because "they will always be with......
ArchaeoBob (13 comments)
Alternate economy medical treatment
Dogemperor wrote several times about the alternate economy structure that dominionists have built.  Well, it's actually made the news.  Pretty good article, although it doesn't get into how bad people could be (have been)......
ArchaeoBob (5 comments)
Evidence violence is more common than believed
Think I've been making things up about experiencing Christian Terrorism or exaggerating, or that it was an isolated incident?  I suggest you read this article (linked below in body), which is about our great......
ArchaeoBob (7 comments)
Central Florida Sheriff Preached Sermon in Uniform
If anyone has been following the craziness in Polk County Florida, they know that some really strange and troubling things have happened here.  We've had multiple separation of church and state lawsuits going at......
ArchaeoBob (2 comments)
Demon Mammon?
An anthropologist from outer space might be forgiven for concluding that the god of this world is Mammon. (Or, rather, The Market, as depicted by John McMurtry in his book The Cancer Stage of......
daerie (2 comments)
Anti-Sharia Fever in Texas: This is How It Starts
The mayor of a mid-size Texan city has emerged in recent months as the newest face of Islamophobia. Aligning herself with extremists hostile to Islam, Mayor Beth Van Duyne of Irving, Texas has helped......
JSanford (2 comments)

More Diaries...




All trademarks and copyrights on this page are owned by their respective companies. Comments, posts, stories, and all other content are owned by the authors. Everything else 2005 Talk to Action, LLC.