Pastor Blames Constitution for America's Problems
wilkyjr printable version print page     Bookmark and Share
Tue Mar 20, 2012 at 11:38:44 AM EST
     Ted Weiland, a pastor in Scottsbluff, Nebraska, claims the real downfall of America happened when they adopted a Constitution.  Weiland stated openly what some in the Dominion movement have only muttered under their breath.  They do not like the U.S. Constitution.  Christian Reconstruction writers have called Democracy a political system for cowards.  What makes Ted's comments interesting is the fact that many Religious Right leaders claim the Constitution is a Christian document promoting the Christian faith.  David Barton, no stranger to the Dominion movement, claims prayer meetings held among Christian delegates gave us the document.  Weiland agrees with most scholarly research that this idea is absurd.
     Weiland's Mission to Israel Ministries recently sent out an article on the issue of the U.S. Constitution.  The work can be found at  He says that Colonial America was doing well, basing its laws on the Bible.  It doomed its future when it adopted the Constitution.  Weiland writes that the Constitution is not compatible with Christianity.  He finds its words hostile to Scripture. He wrote, "We will never become a nation that pleases Yahweh by promoting the Constitution."  He sees the document as taking away the rights of citizens and not protecting them.  He noted that our rights have been "whittled away" since this statement was made the law of the land.  
     Ted makes the point that many secular writers have noted.  Jefferson did have some Christian- sounding statements but "no one would argue he was a Christian."  The writer takes a refreshing view toward Jefferson in contrast to many of his Dominion friends.  
     Ted notes several portions of the American legacy that he says supplant God's law.  He notes the preamble does not place Biblical law as the law of the land.  Article 2 sets up the Executive branch of government.  Evidently Ted wants a system like in Iran where religious leaders make executive decisions.   Article 6 states there will be no religious tests required for public office.  Ted sees this as a "repudiation of Christianity."  As one might predict, he does not like the First Amendment.  Weiland knows this means religious toleration.  Ted is in favor of severe punishment for those who do not practice his official version of the Christian faith.
     Of particular interest is the pastor's disgust at the adoption of Amendment 8.  This is the protection of citizens from cruel and unusual punishment.  The preacher has written books regarding this issue and what is true Biblical justice.  The late Dr. T.B. Maston, a famous Christian ethicist, wrote that surely no one in modern times would advocate the death penalties proposed by the Old Testament for today.  Ted and his friends do!  In Ted's book on the subject he lists the offenses that demand being stoned.  That is idolatry, blasphemy, transgressing the Sabbath and extreme cases of child rebellion.  Also included in the capital offenses are murder, kidnapping, perjury, adultery, bestiality, miscegenation, incest, homosexuality, deceit in marriage and rape.  He saves two other offenses for burning at the stake.  Those are marriage to both a mother and her daughter and whoredom by a relative of a priest.  He wrote that there is another offense, he calls false prophesying, that does not carry a specific mandated form of execution.1   (I am sure Ted would be glad to come up with an avenue of punishment for this one if asked.) The pastor noted in his book that it was mandatory that everyone in the community must attend the execution.2
     Ted is by no means the average run- of -the- mill- type pastor.  He does have a church, following and publishes books.  He did not say he is Christian Identity, but appears to fit the profile.  He is an anti-Semite claiming the Jews of today are not really Jews, but impostors.  He adheres to the British -Israel belief that Anglo Saxons are really the lost tribes of Israel.  He notes that modern Christians have more Jewish blood in their veins than their Jewish neighbors.  In his doctrine, the covenant is passed on by genetic seed. Modern Jews are impostors and are from a forgotten tribe known as Khazars.3  

1.     Ted Weiland, Phinehas Hoods, Prisons, Capital Punishment, Mission to Israel, Scottsbluff, Nebraska, 2000, pgs. 9.
2.    Ibid. pg. 10.
3.    Ted Weiland, The Mystery of the Gentiles, Mission to Israel, Scottsbluff, Nebraska, 2005.  Pgs. 5, 19, 21,22,104.

The Southern Poverty Law Center claims the explosion of the Patriot movement is alarming.

by wilkyjr on Tue Mar 20, 2012 at 12:24:22 PM EST
means well, right? Ok, other than that, how're they doin? AHahaha. I laugh to keep from crying.

I love how, when Homeland Security( I picture Orwell shuddering every time that title is used.) pointed out the very common-sense notion that, with a Black as President, and Democratic one at that, more right-wing militia/Christian nationalists would re-organize, the entire Republican base went into seizures, as if we aren't allowed to remember Clinton's 2 terms.

by trog69 on Tue Mar 20, 2012 at 08:49:10 PM EST

Cn you explain the connection between the anti-constitutionalism of the pastor in your article and the patriot movement. I am not sure I understand the connection. I haven't heard of this movement before .

by PastorJennifer on Tue Mar 20, 2012 at 04:24:31 PM EST
The Southern Poverty Law Center website has a front page article up right now about the explosion of Patriot groups. That's a good place to start to learn about them.

by MLouise on Tue Mar 20, 2012 at 10:45:14 PM EST

It is a lose connection of like minds.  The Nebraska pastor has a book about the 2nd Amendment and bearing arms is one of his favorite promotions.
Many Patriots are British Israel, but not all.  Race is a common bond and suspecion of government is another.
The web site has up an interview with Larry Pratt of Gunowners of America.  Pratt has been given credit for helping start the militia movement/patriot groups.  These types run together and when there are conventions of such you could expect to see them in the same crowd. I could take the time to come up with other links if needed.

by wilkyjr on Tue Mar 20, 2012 at 05:32:27 PM EST

it is good as well as meanful. it is awesome weblog. Connecting is extremely helpful point. you've truly assisted many individuals that go to weblog and supply all of them usefull info.    best CBD oil for anxiety

by LayneMarvin on Wed Feb 05, 2020 at 07:48:20 AM EST

I think this is an informative post and it is very useful and knowledgeable. therefore, I would like to thank you for the efforts you have made in writing this article.    Tampa Local Guide

by hasnainkhatri on Thu Feb 06, 2020 at 02:48:29 AM EST

The article looks magnificent, but it would be beneficial if you can share more about the suchlike subjects in the future. Keep posting. india medical attendant visa

by Anusak on Wed Feb 12, 2020 at 06:05:11 AM EST

We have sell some products of different custom is very useful and very low price please visits this site thanks and please share this post with your friends.    avalonminer

by hasnainkhatri on Sat Feb 15, 2020 at 08:05:10 AM EST

I needed to thank you for this incredible read!! I unquestionably adored each and every piece of it. I have you bookmarked your site to look at the new stuff you post.    towing service san jose

by hasnainkhatri on Tue Feb 18, 2020 at 07:16:47 AM EST

You've completed in excellent work. t suggest to my frtends ind personilly wtll certitnly dtgtt. t'm conftdent they'll be gitned from thts webstte.    fpga miner

by hasnainkhatri on Tue Feb 25, 2020 at 06:13:45 AM EST

Your work here on this blog has been top notch from day 1. You've been continously providing amazing articles for us all to read and I just hope that you keep it going on in the future as well. Cheers!    these details

by hasnainkhatri on Thu Mar 05, 2020 at 02:07:08 AM EST

I genuinely believed you would probably have something useful to say. All I hear is a bunch of whining about something that you can fix if you were not too busy looking for attention. After all, I know it was my choice to read..

by hasnainkhatri on Wed Mar 11, 2020 at 09:41:34 AM EST

Your work here on this blog has been top notch from day 1. You've been continously providing amazing articles for us all to read and I just hope that you keep it going on in the future as well. Cheers!    토토커뮤니티

by hasnainkhatri on Tue Mar 17, 2020 at 03:56:26 AM EST

It is included in my habit that I often visit blogs in my free time, so after landing on your blog. I have thoroughly impressed with it and decided to take out some precious time to visit it again and again. Thanks. penrose showflat | penrose condo | clavon showflat | clavon condo

by Anusak on Tue Mar 17, 2020 at 05:36:04 AM EST

I would like to thank you for the efforts you have made in writing this article. I am hoping the same best work from you in the future as well. Thanks... auto shop near me

by Anusak on Tue Mar 17, 2020 at 08:51:38 AM EST

You guardians do an astounding web diary, and have some unfathomable substance. Continue doing extraordinary.    Okdermo

by hasnainkhatri on Thu Mar 19, 2020 at 02:17:37 PM EST

Thanks for taking the time to discuss this, I feel strongly about it and love learning more on this topic. Aanleg zwembaden

by Anusak on Fri Mar 20, 2020 at 07:56:56 AM EST

Tuin aanleggen Took me time to read all the comments, but I really enjoyed the article. It proved to be Very helpful to me and I am sure to all the commenters here! It's always nice when you can not only be informed, but also entertained!

by Anusak on Sat Mar 21, 2020 at 07:28:20 AM EST

Find out the best hotel deals in the World are as awarded by millions of real travelers. best hotels in las vegas

by Anusak on Fri Apr 03, 2020 at 03:51:09 PM EST

Thank you for some other informative website. The place else may just I get that kind of information written in such a perfect method? I have a venture that I am simply now running on, and I've been at the glance out for such info. only i level up

by Anusak on Wed Apr 08, 2020 at 10:10:15 AM EST

This type of message always inspiring and I prefer to read quality content, so happy to find good place to many here in the post, the writing is just great, thanks for the post. best site to buy youtube views

by Anusak on Sat Apr 18, 2020 at 05:22:38 AM EST

Yes, I am entirely agreed with this article, and I just want say that this article is very helpful and enlightening. I also have some precious piece of concerned info !!!!!!Thanks. learn more

by Anusak on Sat Apr 18, 2020 at 10:25:03 AM EST

I think this is a really good article. You make this information interesting and engaging. You give readers a lot to think about and I appreciate that kind of writing. senior care Farmington Hills

by Anusak on Sun Apr 19, 2020 at 03:56:23 AM EST

I definitely enjoying every little bit of it. It is a great website and nice share. I want to thank you. Good job! You guys do a great blog, and have some great contents. Keep up the good work. Youtube Video to Mp3 Converter

by Anusak on Wed Apr 22, 2020 at 07:49:34 AM EST

Really a great addition. I have read this marvelous post. Thanks for sharing information about it. I really like that. Thanks so lot for your convene. aircon servicing price

by Anusak on Thu Apr 23, 2020 at 05:30:51 AM EST

Thank you because you have been willing to share information with us. we will always appreciate all you have done here because I know you are very concerned with our. 사설 토토

by Anusak on Sun Apr 26, 2020 at 06:52:27 AM EST

Hey, I am so thrilled I found your blog, I am here now and could just like to say thank for a tremendous post and all round interesting website. Please do keep up the great work. I cannot be without visiting your blog again and again. hidden marriage

by Anusak on Mon Apr 27, 2020 at 09:09:47 AM EST

Keep up the good work , I read few posts on this web site and I conceive that your blog is very interesting and has sets of fantastic information. Paito Hongkong

by Anusak on Tue Apr 28, 2020 at 05:17:05 AM EST

Wow, this is really interesting reading. I am glad I found this and got to read it. Great job on this content. I like it.

by Anusak on Thu Apr 30, 2020 at 01:17:03 PM EST

I got what you mean , thanks for posting .Woh I am happy to find this website through google.  situs judi online

by herrysami on Thu May 21, 2020 at 05:42:16 AM EST

Interesting topic for a blog. I have been searching the Internet for fun and came upon your website. Fabulous post. Thanks a ton for sharing your knowledge! It is great to see that some people still put in an effort into managing their websites. I'll be sure to check back again real soon.   casino online

by herrysami on Fri May 22, 2020 at 06:32:23 AM EST

Cool stuff you have got and you keep update all of us.  domino online

by herrysami on Tue Jun 02, 2020 at 12:36:50 PM EST

This article gives the light in which we can observe the reality. This is very nice one and gives indepth information. Thanks for this nice article. Agen Domino99

by sejutaqq on Sun Jun 07, 2020 at 05:06:28 AM EST

Cool stuff you have got and you keep update all of us.   Agen DominoQQ

by herrysami on Mon Jun 08, 2020 at 05:42:26 AM EST

Fabulous post, you have denoted out some fantastic points, I likewise think this s a very wonderful website. I will visit again for more quality contents and also, recommend this site to all. Thanks.
buy youtube views

by Kainatkhan on Mon Jun 08, 2020 at 09:03:43 AM EST

I am happy to find your distinguished way of writing the post. Now you make it easy for me to understand and implement the concept. Thank you for the post.
sex comics

by Kainatkhan on Tue Jun 16, 2020 at 03:36:36 AM EST

I think this is a really good article. You make this information interesting and engaging. You give readers a lot to think about and I appreciate that kind of writing. a course in miracles free online resources

by Anusak on Thu Jun 18, 2020 at 04:28:35 AM EST

I can't imagine focusing long enough to research; much less write this kind of article.  You've outdone yourself with this material.  This is great content.
Cupons De Desconto Americanas

by Kainatkhan on Sun Jun 21, 2020 at 06:23:22 AM EST

Great survey, I'm sure you're getting a great response.   judi online

by herrysami on Sat Jul 04, 2020 at 04:32:24 AM EST

Hello I am so delighted I located your blog, I really located you by mistake, while I was watching on google for something else, Anyways I am here now and could just like to say thank for a tremendous post and a all round entertaining website. Please do keep up the great work.
best hdb interior design

by Kainatkhan on Sun Jul 19, 2020 at 08:34:06 AM EST

Cyber experts at BlackRock Consult Pro are dedicated to providing the best remote access and support services ranging from database and funds recovery to malware deep scan/removal, and many other services that include tracking down or locating an individual, social media account recovery, penetration or verification, monitoring or spying on cheating spouse or a target device and so on. cell phone hackers for hire

by Anusak on Mon Jul 27, 2020 at 02:29:15 AM EST

Achetez des stéroïdes naturels pour sculpter votre corps, bruler vos graisses, gagner du muscle, vous trouverez le complement alimentaire qui vous convient clenbuterol

by Anusak on Mon Jul 27, 2020 at 02:35:43 AM EST

Punch Breath is a Indica cross of Purple Punch x Mendo Breath. Buy punch breath strain,punch breath strain allbud,purple punch breath online,punch breath strain sativa or indica weed near me

by Anusak on Mon Jul 27, 2020 at 03:32:28 AM EST

The Play News is the Best Blog & Magazine WordPress Theme with tons of customizations and demos ready to import, illo inventore veritatis et quasi architecto the play news

by Anusak on Mon Jul 27, 2020 at 04:17:04 AM EST

Great survey, I'm sure you're getting a great response.   Netflix Premium APK

by herrysami on Thu Aug 13, 2020 at 04:32:58 AM EST

I appreciate several from the Information which has been composed, and especially the remarks posted I will visit once more.  dump with pin for sale

by herrysami on Sat Sep 26, 2020 at 05:56:07 AM EST

Extremely pleasant article, I appreciated perusing your post, exceptionally decent share, I need to twit this to my adherents. Much appreciated!.   view

by herrysami on Sat Sep 26, 2020 at 06:15:13 AM EST

Great survey, I'm sure you're getting a great response.  Mad Heroes Mod

by herrysami on Mon Nov 02, 2020 at 05:05:34 AM EST

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 (374 comments)
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 (198 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 (111 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 (101 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 (113 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 (144 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 (126 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 (118 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 (250 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 (64 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 (161 comments)
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 (177 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 (70 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 (80 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 (218 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-- I thought about what he explained......
MTOLincoln (253 comments)
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 (107 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 (211 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 (165 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 (163 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 (169 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 (180 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 (130 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 (331 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 (148 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 (90 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 (214 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.