"Dominion Theology is the idea that Christians should work toward either a nation governed by Christians or one governed by a conservative Christian understanding of biblical law."
Kim Davis, the Rowan County Kentucky Clerk in charge of marriage licenses, has now been rebuffed by the U.S. Supreme Court for her refusal to issue marriage licenses to gay couples, and commentators in the mainstream press are beside themselves at her dumbness.
It ain't dumbness, folks. It's bravery, however pretzeled by a fanatic religious belief. Kim Davis is meditating every second of every day on Matthew 5:11: "Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake."
She's divinely right on gay marriage, and everyone else is wrong, everyone on up through the justices on the U.S. Supreme Court. She's now willing, I would venture, to go to the stake over this and have the flames rearrange her hairdo. Every court ruling against her, every insult broadcast on the Internet, every sidelong sneer she's now experiencing from some of her fellow Kentuckians -- all of that is just proof, according to Matthew 5:11, that she's a righteous soldier in the army of Christ.
It's the same type of faith that bolstered many a martyr to their deaths in all the centuries of stupid religious wars -- martyrs of every sect, of every warped or blessed belief. You will not shake them, shatter them, nor move them off their rigid platforms of surety.
Now comes word this morning that Governor McCrory has agreed to be a featured speaker at a Christian dominionist rally in Charlotte. His image was being used in a full-page Charlotte Observer ad to promote the event, and words were attributed to him thusly: "Come Join Me in a time of worship, prayer, fasting and repentance."
"Repentance"? For the group hosting the event, The American Renewal Project, that word implies a good deal more than some benign regret for sins of commission/omission.
David Lane, the head of the American Renewal Project, has laid out his agenda elsewhere, and it's fully within the definition of "Christian dominionism":
As to the future of America – and the collapse of this once-Christian nation – Christians must not only be allowed to have opinions, but politically, Christians must be retrained to war for the Soul of America and quit believing the fabricated whopper of the ‘Separation of Church and State,” the lie repeated ad nauseum by the left and liberals to keep Christian America – the moral majority – from imposing moral government on pagan public schools, pagan higher learning, and pagan media.
You ask, ‘What is our goal?’ To wage war to restore America to our Judeo-Christian heritage with all of our might and strength that God will give us. You ask, ‘what is our aim?’ One word only: victory, in spite of all intimidation and terror, victory, however long and hard the road may be, for without victory, America will ultimately collapse. [emphasis added]
That's relatively explicit. They intend war (folks die in war). They intend to "impose" their version of holiness on the rest of us (and what ensues when one of us resists the imposition?). Resistance is futile, O my brethren, because these guys speak for God, and we assume that God is ordering them toward their vision of "victory."
Do you want to go with them there?
Evidently, Gov. McCrory either didn't read the brochure, or he's fully aware of who he's throwing in with. Curious minds want to know.