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Dominionists in the United States

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Re: Dominionists in the United States
« Reply #105 on: January 15, 2021, 03:41:44 AM »
If this is an accurate accounting then we are in more trouble that we first imagined,,,,,,,,,

https://www.politico.com/news/2021/01/11/military-right-wing-extremism-457861

As the article mentioned, the Pentagon is aware of the issue and has taken measures to deal with it. About a year ago I spoke with a high-ranking officer in the Air Force and brought up the issue. He said basically the same thing. However, the lack of accurate data is certainly problematic, and I hope they're more proactive about it going forward.
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Roaming around on you tube, I encountered this advertisement at several different places.  It is all about how badly we need concealed, quick draw, holsters for our pistols.  What the hell is my country coming to?

https://dinosaurized.com/pages/praetorian-shoulder-holster-yt?gclid=CjwKCAiAl4WABhAJEiwATUnEFyMrYtngbkYWiLLaibTIXYv7bz9SFakOGyd9vmf5P0ySCzvqV6-AXRoC3l4QAvD_BwE

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Re: Dominionists in the United States
« Reply #107 on: March 31, 2021, 08:26:43 PM »
A minor setback for Christofascists. I think we can be sure that Pompeo's formulation won't be forgotten, though.

"Blinken rejects Pompeo’s human rights rankings in rollout of global report" | Politico

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Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Tuesday rejected his predecessor’s efforts to create a ranking of human rights as he unveiled the State Department’s annual global report on the topic.

Blinken didn’t utter former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s name, but it was clear whom he was referring to when he said, “There is no hierarchy that makes some rights more important than others.”

During his time as the nation’s top diplomat, Pompeo set up the “Commission on Unalienable Rights,” which issued a report that helped him argue in favor of the notion that some rights are more important than others. In particular, Pompeo claimed that religious freedom and property rights were the “foremost” rights.

Many human rights scholars chided Pompeo, saying that having a hierarchy of rights could ultimately lead to efforts to erode the rights of certain groups, like women and LGBTQI people, by saying they simply mattered less.

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Re: Dominionists in the United States
« Reply #108 on: April 18, 2021, 10:17:48 AM »
This is apparently intended to serve as a means to get the US Supreme Court to rule in favor of teaching Creationism as science. It's not an outlandish plan, given recent appointments of Supreme Court justices who prioritize religious rights.

"Creationism can be taught as science in Arkansas classrooms, lawmakers say" | Arkansas Times

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A bill to allow Christian beliefs to be taught in Arkansas classrooms easily passed the state House Wednesday. House Bill 1701 now heads to the Senate side for a vote.

The bill will allow kindergarten through 12th grade teachers to teach students about the Christian theory of creationism, which claims that a divine being conjured the universe and all things in it in six days. The bill specifies that creationism can be taught not only in religion and philosophy classes, but “as a theory of how the Earth came to exist.”

As with so many pieces of legislation churning out of the Arkansas Capitol this session, if HB 1701 passes, a quick court challenge on this blatant mixing of church and state is all but inevitable. The United States Supreme Court already considered this issue in 1987 and ruled in no uncertain terms that teaching creationism in public school classrooms is unconstitutional. But blatant unconstitutionality hasn’t dissuaded Arkansas lawmakers so far this session. One Senate bill that passed recently, for example, declared all federal gun laws null and void within our state’s borders, in clear opposition to the Supremacy Clause that says federal laws take precedence over state laws.

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“Why would we do this when the Supreme Court has repeatedly ruled that it’s illegal to do that,” asked Rep. Deborah Ferguson (D-West Memphis). Ferguson pointed out that Arkansas has been down this road before in 1982 when state lawmakers tried to force creationism into the state’s curriculum. U.S. District Judge William Overton put a stop to it with his ruling in McLean v. Arkansas Board of Education.

[Rep. Mary] Bentley [R-Perryville, sponsor of the bill] told Ferguson she believes the Supreme Court might rule differently this time.

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Re: Dominionists in the United States
« Reply #109 on: April 19, 2021, 12:52:16 AM »
Not all the Okies and Arkies are as dumb as a basket of rocks........ Unfortunately, It appears that the ones elected to political office are, might we say; intellectually challenged ?   Not their fault of course.......  Too many of their ancestors  had been banging their cousins and/or sisters.



 

 


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Re: Dominionists in the United States
« Reply #110 on: April 20, 2021, 01:49:40 AM »
Not all the Okies and Arkies are as dumb as a basket of rocks........ Unfortunately, It appears that the ones elected to political office are, might we say; intellectually challenged ?   Not their fault of course.......  Too many of their ancestors  had been banging their cousins and/or sisters.
So you're saying a basket is mentally challenged? I've not met many intelligent rocks although there have been one or two.
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Re: Dominionists in the United States
« Reply #111 on: April 20, 2021, 02:12:46 AM »
Not all the Okies and Arkies are as dumb as a basket of rocks........ Unfortunately, It appears that the ones elected to political office are, might we say; intellectually challenged ?   Not their fault of course.......  Too many of their ancestors  had been banging their cousins and/or sisters.

lol

i are an okie

born in the deepest blackest center of tornado alley

my folks have been in oklahoma since that murderous bastard andrew jackson walked them there in the 1830s.

still, i also am surprised at how stupid the politicians are. not everybody there is a moron, but too many work hard at it


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Re: Dominionists in the United States
« Reply #112 on: April 22, 2021, 05:12:55 PM »
Not all the Okies and Arkies are as dumb as a basket of rocks........ Unfortunately, It appears that the ones elected to political office are, might we say; intellectually challenged ?   Not their fault of course.......  Too many of their ancestors  had been banging their cousins and/or sisters.

lol

i are an okie

born in the deepest blackest center of tornado alley

my folks have been in oklahoma since that murderous bastard andrew jackson walked them there in the 1830s.

still, i also am surprised at how stupid the politicians are. not everybody there is a moron, but too many work hard at it

Okies have been stealing our best football players for years.  I say we ought to build the wall around OK, not on the Rio Grande.  But Tulsa is OK.

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Re: Dominionists in the United States
« Reply #113 on: April 22, 2021, 05:30:16 PM »
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