want a society ruled by those who know what the word of God is.
The technical name for that is theocracy?
Fred Phelps Religious beliefs
Phelps describes himself as an Old School Baptist, and states that he holds to all of the Five Points of Calvinism. Phelps particularly highlights John Calvin‘s doctrine ofunconditional election, the belief that God has elected certain people for salvation before birth, and limited atonement, the belief that Christ only died for the elect, and condemns those who believe otherwise. Despite Phelps’ claims of being a Primitive Baptist, he was ordained by a Southern Baptist church and is rejected and generally condemned by Primitive Baptists.
Phelps views Arminianism (particularly the views of the Methodist theologian William Munsey) as a “worse blasphemy and heresy than that heard in all filthy Saturday night fag bars in the aggregate in the world”. In addition to John Calvin, Phelps admires Martin Luther and Bob Jones, Sr., and has approvingly quoted a statement by Jones that “what this country needs is 50 Jonathan Edwardses turned loose in it.” Phelps particularly holds to equal ultimacy, believing that “God Almighty makes some willing and he leads others into sin”, a view he says is Calvinist. However, many theologians would identify him as a Hyper-Calvinist (Hyper meaning “beyond” or “above” not “extreme”).
Phelps is against common Baptist practices like Sunday school meetings, Bible colleges and seminaries, and multi-denominational crusades, although he attended Bob Jones University and worked with Billy Graham in his Los Angeles Crusade before Graham changed his views on a literal Hell and salvation. Phelps considers Graham the greatest false prophet since Balaam, and also condemns large church leaders such as Robert Schuller and Jerry Falwell, in addition to all current Catholics.
I think the question of Dominion ism gets clearer and clearer every election cycle, the Christian Right’s behavior just gets worse and worse win or lose.I would disagree with those who claimed that Geoge W Bush was a Dominionist, if I was conservative, I would be exactly like that, but I’m not. I think Michele Bachmann and Sarah Palin deserve being questioned about it, Todd Palin’s dalliance with Biblical based secessionist movement alone calls for that. Bachmann’s statements, her leanings toward far right Christian thinkers and Marcus’s business being at variance with most accepted Psychologists merit our wondering. Rick Perry can’t expect us to not wonder about him when his supporters are a mixed bag, with a good number of very questionable figures.
It isn’t so much any of the previously mentioned politicians that are the problem, They are but alarm bells to a growing menace that is very real and getting more and more extreme. Dan Quayle was annoying, if a bit comical, the virtual armed insurrection and extremist hate rhetoric surfacing now are too dangerous to dismiss much longer.The Christian Right is increasingly sounding exactly like the Evangelical/Charismatic Extremist that actually fought in the English Civil War. They are even basically Puritans (Charismatics) and Presbyterians (Calvinist Evangelicals)I think the being even handed to both sides is no longer appropriate Liberals are the same as in the 1990’s, the Christian Right keeps driving the Conservatives farther and farther to the right and behaving more and more abysmally. If there aren’t Dominionists then there is an increasingly imminent threat of Dominion ism coming?
The Tea Party is the Christian right or is dominated and driven by the Christian Right, James Dobson sanctioned Rand Paul.