I was warning about fascist theocracy back when you probably were in diapers.
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Aug 5 • 25 tweets • 6 min read
The Sound of Freedom depicts evangelicals (who might be Mormon, or born-again Christian) as heroes who rescue kidnapped, trafficked, & abused children.
In the early 2000s in Thailand, Czech anthropologist Tomáš Ryška uncovered a disturbing truth: the predators were missionaries
"Prisoners of a White God" is Ryška's 2008 documentary on what he found. Every evil against children depicted in The Sound of Freedom was being committed by missionaries from one of the biggest missionary orgs on earth, Youth With a Mission (YWAM). https://t.co/zDJNsdkP9Svimeo.com/57438027
Jul 29 • 27 tweets • 6 min read
Yemi Mobolade, who ran as an independent, is Colorado Springs, CO's new mayor. In this photo, he's being blessed by CO Springs pastor Mark Cowart, who isn't officially in established NAR organizations but appears to be in the NAR movement. That Mobolade may himself be NAR...
...is strongly suggested by his participation in the 4-day "Fire and Glory" revival event held in CO Springs July 16-19 of this year, which was co-led by prominent NAR apostle Lance Wallnau, who is on the National Council of USCAL, the US subsidiary of ICAL...
Jun 26 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
This is coming from the classic NAR Spiritual Mapping/Spiritual Warfare paradigm in which believers map (identify) and then attempt to neutralize the demonic forces that hold sway over specific geographic areas.
In classic SM/SW, one starts by researching the history of the geographic area in question, to look for clues as to the nature of the presiding demon spirit(s). That's where this guy's idea that Mt. Rushmore was associated with Freemasonry comes in - idea being that the evil...
Jun 19 • 22 tweets • 5 min read
This may be a teachable moment on elite neo-Fundamentalism - what it is, how it operates, etc.
Q Ideas is a creation of Gabe Lyons, an evangelical leader who in 2005 spoke at the very center of Christian right funding, the event known as "The Gathering". Presumably...
...Lyons had been invited there b/c 1 or more of the wealthy funders of The Gathering saw promise in what he was up to. What he's up to, really, is an updated version of the movement known as "neo-Fundamentalism" which was launched in the 1940s by Billy Graham & other...
Jun 13 • 32 tweets • 7 min read
Grooming, you said?
Very few Americans are aware of the national program to put into public schools fundamentalist Christian "clubs" that prey upon children.
There are now 5,000+ "Good News Clubs" in schools across America.)mnnonline.org/news/child-eva…
This is part of a global effort, by Christian fundamentalist missionary groups, to target the so-called ""4/14 Window" - children from 4-14 years old, whom research has showed are the demographic group that is easiest to evangelize.
Jun 11 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
Probably a coincidence, but I can't help notice that America's most important highway has been shut down, amid calls for violence in support of him, 2 days before Donald Trump's arraignment on multiple felony charges, b/c a tanker truck caught fire under an I-95 (I 95) overpass.
Only a few days ago US Rep. Clay Higgins tweeted this:
May 28 • 29 tweets • 7 min read
I disagree. It's conceptually easy. Here's how.
Start w/an empty room. No windows, & the 1 door closes so exactly that no air flows in or out. Put a dozen "economists" in the room.
Within a day or two, all these economists will die. Every one. Why?...
The answer is that the economists are breathing in Oxygen & breathing out Carbon Dioxide. Eventually, the economists will consume all the Oxygen in the room. Without Oxygen to breathe, they will die;
Add a bunch of plants and grow lights (electricity is assumed).
May 26 • 16 tweets • 4 min read
Faith healer William Branham's huge cultic influence extends into the New Apostolic Reformation. He had connections to the KKK & taught the viciously racist "Serpent Seed" doctrine. He was also quite a fabulist, and his yarn "squirrels are created" is epic web.archive.org/web/2007020501…
Branham grew up dirt poor in a region so hunted over that the main meat staple was squirrels. As he tells it, he went out squirrel hunting, one day, to make squirrel pie, which requires 3 average sized squirrels. But not a squirrel was to be found (cue ominous music)...
May 7 • 7 tweets • 2 min read
The notion that there's a connection between school prayer & crime is widely distributed across the American right. Millions believe it. This pseudo-scientific belief was manufactured over the last 3 and 1/2 decades by one man especially: David Barton.
David Barton's 1988 book "America: To Pray or Not To Pray" advanced the argument that declining American SAT scores, rising crime rates, and other indexes of social dysfunction had been caused by SCOTUS decisions that supported church/state separation, inc. removing compulsory...
May 1 • 9 tweets • 3 min read
Oregon LE officer affiliated w/theocratic right runs for Portland, OR school board as a *Democrat*.
I'm so sick of the New Apostolic Reformation's "stealth candidate" game. I've been dealing with the NAR's deceptive electoral BS for a decade & a half...rollingstone.com/politics/polit…
...since John McCain picked Sarah Palin as is 2008 election vice presidential running mate. My groundbreaking reporting on Palin's extensive ties to the NAR was confirmed as accurate in 2011 by a top founding godfather of the NAR, C. Peter Wagner, in a 2011 NPR radio interview...
Apr 29 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
North Carolina's Lt. Governor Mark Robinson reinvents Dave Chappelle's "Clayton Bigsby The World's Only Black White Supremacist" skit (but seriously...
Over a decade ago, I publicized video footage from a sermon in which a black New Apostolic Reformation apostle and preacher declared that she thanked god for slavery, because without slavery she would now be back in Africa "worshiping a tree".
Apr 27 • 13 tweets • 3 min read
Charlie Kirk's full of it. You can choose to believe me or not, but per my late friend George E. Lowe, the origin of Eisenhower's "Military Industrial Complex" remarks was VERY different Kirk's depiction. Lowe served in Naval Intelligence & claims... usni.org/people/george-…
..that during that time he served in a secret Naval Admiral "cabal" (as he called it) that fought the influence of the USAF's Curtis LeMay, b/c SAC had exclusive control of the "nuclear franchise". The Navy leaders regarded LeMay as a "Christian fascist" willing to commit...
Apr 26 • 16 tweets • 5 min read
"The Great Replacement" idea was a sub-component of William S. Lind's version of a conspiracy theory about "cultural Marxism" that in the 90s Lind & his colleague Paul Weyrich sold to both the racist right & the evangelical right.
This "cultural Marxism" conspiracy theory originated in the cult of Marxist turned Fascist Lyndon LaRouche. What Lind did was streamline it and market it as a narrative to draw together disparate elements of the US right, notable the racist right and the evangelical right.
Apr 23 • 7 tweets • 2 min read
This prophetic November 2022 article from Dave Troy has aged *extremely* well. Not only the mess of Twitter Blue, but BRICS is a growing challenge to US/European economic dominance. Another relevant data point (not directly covered by Troy) - Musk's in the deranged TESCREAL cult.
Here's a talk w/Timnit Gebru explaining what TESCREAL is & where it came from. As a collection of closely related ideologies, TESCREAL lends itself to fascism and traces *directly* back to the 20th Century Eugenics movement (that helped inspire the Nazis).
Apr 6 • 6 tweets • 2 min read
3+ decades ago, a guy named David Barton wrote a book, almost unknown to secular America but wildly influential in the emerging leadership of the Christian right. The central premise was that a pair of Supreme Court decisions banning compulsory prayer in public schools...
...& banning compulsory bible study also, had sent god a clear message. In response, god withdrew his magical protective force field from over the nation, and as a consequence all sorts of bad things began to happen. SAT scores started to drop, teen pregnancy rose, divorce too...
Mar 28 • 6 tweets • 2 min read
Clearly, the 2nd Amendment was intended to allow citizens to own the finest advanced military technology of their day.
I, for one, am saving up to purchase a used A-10 "Warthog". A few ballistic missiles would be nice too. And maybe an Abrams M1 tank.
Seriously, though - immediately prior to the ratification of the US Constitution (1789) came Shay's Rebellion (1786-1787). Initially, the rebels attempted to storm the MA Springfield Armory, for weapons, but were repulsed. Had they been successful, would there be a United States?
Mar 23 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
Very popular post mocks people with cognitive deficit.
It's not really about boredom. The "disease" is that one's frontal cortex activity is less than normal. This causes various cognitive deficits included attention problems and decreased ability to plan (this is huge.)
This issue, for me, is not the question of whether or not ADD/ADHD medicines are over-prescribed. Rather, it's the fact that a deputy editor of a significant magazine w/pretension to being serious is mocking people w/a cognitive deficit without bothering to research the condition
Mar 22 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
The examples shown, from Christian fundamentalist textbooks used in taxpayer funded schools, aren't necessarily the craziest. In 2012 I exposed a Christian curriculum that taught 1) Loch Ness Monster is real, 2) has been tracked by sub, 3) is a Plesiosaur. huffpost.com/entry/louisian…
Absolutely the worst I've yet found is in the Bob Jones University "World History" 2007 edition text in which BJU reintroduced, full-blown, the "Serpent Seed" doctrine that the line of Ham was cursed. It was used to justify slavery, and is used to demonize people w/darker skin.
Mar 22 • 26 tweets • 7 min read
Taxpayer-funded Christian supremacist private schools are proliferating. Here's a 34 & 1/2 minute documentary on that which I co-produced 11 years ago. It's far worse now. vimeo.com/25606393
A deep connection between the whole "woke"/CRT national panic, the national Trans panic, and the Christian curricula that's been taught for years at Dayspring: it's the desired curricula - Christian supremacist with next to nothing about black American history or human sexuality.
Mar 20 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
Insurance against potential risk is a part of modern life, at least for those who can afford it; so when people add climate change-driven risks to their insurance portfolios, it will firm up in their minds that climate change is real problem & that cutting emissions is desirable.
Advertising & sales professionals understand the psychology behind this. Scientists, maybe not so much. People will be more willing to take steps to insure their property against climate change risk than to cut emissions; but once they do that, they're psychologically bought in.
Mar 17 • 8 tweets • 2 min read
National Prayer Breakfast 2.0 still tied to "The Family" (a "Christian Mafia" per longtime "Family" head Doug Coe.) The event is said to bring leaders with diverse political leanings together under the unifying aegis of Jesus.
Jesus talked of welcoming strangers, helping poor, protecting children...
He also said this: "If anyone comes to me and does not hate father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters—yes, even their own life—such a person cannot be my disciple" -Jesus, Luke 26:14 (NIV)