Thank you Franklin Graham, your appearance yesterday spurred me to do some research on the Evangelical movement. The language you and the Republican candidates use is so similar I had to find where, who, and how this party has become the bullhorn for religion. What I found is what appears to be a cabal of wealthy, Godless, posers who have been conflating their worship of the golden calf with Christianity, and in turn creating a nation of unbelievers.
This man should have been a tap dancer by profession, because he certainly did everything short of put on the shoes and shuffle off to Buffalo trying to make President Obama a Muslim. He sees foreign policy through the religious dogma of his Dominion theology, which is rooted in many other movements that claim a religious basis. I have yet to find how they can justify this as a Biblical movement.
All one has to do is look at the history of this movement and what you find is that captains of industry have long funded and promoted this false religion.And they have their spokespeople make blanket statements like Glen Beck, who recently stated "we're all Catholics now," as a means of bringing us all into this fundamentalist fold.
I myself was shocked to find the name Nelson Bunker Hunt involved in this movement, because I used to see him around Santa Anita Race Track in Arcadia, California. He was an enigma, extremely wealthy, but he always looked like a bum whenever I saw him around the stable area. This always gave him the appearance of being one of those people who had lots of money, but also made him seem somehow humble. So I was surprised to say the least, when he and his brother Lamar were caught trying to corner the silver market back in 1979-1980. He was clearly a case of not being able to judge a book by its cover.
Having not even thought about Hunt since those heady days when he was a successful horse breeder, it was surprising again to find his name associated with this religious movement, as well as finding out that he is also very involved with the John Birch Society. The more that I research these religious ties the more evident it is that household names within the Evangelical movement, Republicans, and people who control a great deal of capitol have wedded a perverted Christianity with racist doctrine, and policy both foreign and domestic.
Because these ties abound on the internet it is no wonder that Graham, Santorum, Gingrich, as well as Pat Robertson, Ron Paul, and Pat Buchanan have a very similar world view. It is also no wonder that main stream media has done its level best to keep these ties out of sight from the masses. We also know that many Democrats have become a part of this not so new religion from Rachel Maddow's reporting on the C Street house and the Fundamentalist Family. But that story never really grew any legs anywhere else on the network and soon died, though some intrepid print journalist tried to give it traction.
At some point Americans will have to demand something more than rote stories repeated all day long on cable news shows, and ask for the whole story. I've often been told that this doesn't relate to that when I write. I've always known that yes this does relate to that, we just have to look for the connections. This religion of power, money, and the absence of Jesus teachings, is about the abortion of faith, empathy, love, and compassion.