Theocrats In Power

Not to be missed is today’s Paul Krugman column in the NT Times.

In 1981, Gary North, a leader of the Christian Reconstructionist movement — the openly theocratic wing of the Christian right — suggested that the movement could achieve power by stealth. “Christians must begin to organize politically within the present party structure,” he wrote, “and they must begin to infiltrate the existing institutional order.”

Today, Regent University, founded by the televangelist Pat Robertson to provide “Christian leadership to change the world,” boasts that it has 150 graduates working in the Bush administration. …

The infiltration of the federal government by large numbers of people seeking to impose a religious agenda — which is very different from simply being people of faith — is one of the most important stories of the last six years. It’s also a story that tends to go underreported, perhaps because journalists are afraid of sounding like conspiracy theorists.

But this conspiracy is no theory.

NY Times Select: Paul Krugman

Krugman gives a short summary of what others have been doing in long form for some time. You could scroll through Dave Niewert’s blog, Orcinus, starting here, or go on over to Blog Against Theocracy and let your fingers have some fun.

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