WorldNetDaily: Still Promoting Theocracy

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STRICTLY speaking, the article we’re discussing today isn’t about The Controversy between evolution and creationism. It’s about something far worse because it advocates theocracy — of which creationism is usually but a symptom.

Today’s horror comes from the bizarre pages of WorldNetDaily (WND), an early winner of our Buffoon Award — thus that jolly logo displayed above this post. WND — that execrable publication, that organ of idiocy, that rag of all rags, that sinkhole of stupid — offers us this article: Pastors as leftist shills?

The author is Dave Welch, a preacher in Houston. We wrote about one of his WND articles before — A Plea For Theocracy — which is one of our favorites.

Rev. Welch is once again advocating theocracy — that old-time hell of inquisitions, heresy trials, book bannings, and witch burnings. He doesn’t specifically call for those measures — not yet — but we’ll give you a few excerpts from his article and then you can judge for yourself. The bold font was added by us:

Once again the Texas State Board of Education has erupted into the national news scene, this time by considering a resolution shedding light on anti-Christian bias in some history textbooks. Such bias is old news to anyone following the direction of the government education complex over the past 40 years. However, once again Texas can serve as a counterbalance simply due to the volume of its textbook purchases.

The rev is talking about the recent Resolution Alleging Muslim Bias in Textbooks. We haven’t written about that, but others have noted the extreme irony of the Texas SBOE’s sudden desire to purge religious bias from their textbooks. Let’s read on:

The conservative members of the SBOE are essentially serving as the Alamo for the nation’s children in government schools.

Yeah, right — the Alamo. Jonestown seems like a much better analogy. Then the rev criticizes all the clergy who don’t share his views:

Once again, my guns are aimed at the pathetic preachers, pitiful pastors and compromised clergy that TFN [Texas Freedom Network], AU [Americans United for Separation of Church and State], ACLU and their ilk trot out as props for their leftist agendas. They disgust me. Their list of “nearly 100 religious leaders from Christian, Jewish and Muslim faiths” who signed a letter opposing the resolution represents a tiny cadre of liberals who have all rejected the fundamentals of their own faiths.

Preach it, rev! Then he praises:

… Terri Leo, David Bradley, Don McLeroy, Ken Mercer, Gail Lowe, Barbara Cargill and Cynthia Dunbar – the “Magnificent Seven” who voted to adopt this resolution (on a seven-to-six margin) and who will certainly again be vilified by the media, education elites and the sorry excuse for clergy mentioned above.

Did you catch that? The “Magnificent Seven.” We won’t bother to comment. Instead, we’ll skip over a considerable amount of additional raving until we get to the rev’s climax:

This victory in Texas was again a victory for the nation. However, the government still controls the education of most of the nation’s children, and the religious and anti-religious secularists are not going away.

So there you are. According to the rev, when government and the “secularists” no longer control education, then the schools will be run to his liking. If that should ever happen, creationism in science class will be the least of our problems.

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15 responses to “WorldNetDaily: Still Promoting Theocracy

  1. So there you are. According to the rev, when government and the “secularists” no longer control education, then the schools will be run to his liking.

    And how will that be a bad thing? The rev can send his kids to a school which will make them stupid, you can send your kids to a school that will make them smart. No tax money for it, or (my favored approach) vouchers with almost no regulation. Parent gets to pick the approach, not union hacks. If your kids are smarter and more successful as adults, so be it.

    There’s a Darwinist feel to that, isn’t there? 😉

  2. Serving as the Alamo? That means he expects them to lose? Sounds like a Good Thing to me.

  3. The Magnificent Seven? The Seven Samurai? How times have changed, that one should appeal to Shinto values!

  4. SY says:

    And how will that be a bad thing? The rev can send his kids to a school which will make them stupid, you can send your kids to a school that will make them smart.

    I don’t think the rev is advocating a libertarian approach. He wants all education to be religious. No “secularists” allowed.

  5. So by “serving as the Alamo” I assume that Welchie means the SBOE conservative members are the Mexicans, ’cause as I recall they won that little skirmish.

    Then again, historical accuracy isn’t Welch’s strong suit.

  6. Actually, in a little publicized move, the SBOE re-wrote the Texas history standards to clarify that Texas actually won the battle of the Alamo. This was, of course, opposed by members of the leftist academic elite, liberal religious groups, the mexican-american community, and the ACLU, further strengthening the resolve of the SBOE that it must be correct. Don McLeroy, in introducing the resolution, stated that he believed he may have read that the Alamo was a victory somewhere on Conservapedia, and that, as in the fight against the evils of Darwinism, one must stand up against the experts.

  7. All “theocracy” means is Godly government. If you do not have a “theocracy,” you have GODLESS government like we have now — TRILLIONS of dollars in debt, no-win unGodly, unConstitutional wars, murder-by-abortion of 50 million innocent unborn babies and much more that is evil. We’ve tried Godless government for many generations now under Republicrats and Demicans. It is NOT working. Cease slumbering, please

    John Lofton, Editor,
    Communications Director, Institute on the Constitution
    Host, “TheAmericanView” radio show
    Recovering Republican

  8. We disagree on the meaning of theocracy, and what you imagine its benefits to be; but nevertheless, it’s good of you to visit our humble blog, John.

  9. From Wikipedia: Theocracy should be distinguished from other secular forms of government that have a state religion, or are merely influenced by theological or moral concepts, and monarchies held “By the Grace of God”.

    When exactly has our country been a theocracy?

  10. SY:
    “…(my favored approach) vouchers with almost no regulation. ”
    Yeah — like that’s going to happen. Government expenditure with no regulation. Uh, huh.

    “The Magnificent Seven? The Seven Samurai? ”
    What came to mind for me was the breakfast menu at Denny’s, probably because I’m hungry. Maybe the rev is calling McLeroy’s Gang of Seven meatheads.

  11. csa asks,
    “When exactly has our country been a theocracy?”

    When it was led by THEOdore Roosevelt. (Sorry.)

  12. Government expenditure with no regulation. Uh, huh.

    Well, that happens now. Social Security, welfare, disability, unemployment- none of them tell the recipient how they must spend the money.

  13. SY says:

    … none of them tell the recipient how they must spend the money.

    As with your own savings account. How very nice of the government. But there are differences. With your own funds, you decide if you want to save anything, and if so, how much. You also decide where to invest, when to withdraw, how much to withdraw. None of those freedoms may interest you, but it should interest you that — with social security, for example — the government doesn’t let you have those freedoms.

  14. No, SS doesn’t allow me to do that, but it does keep me from having to live in a box under a bridge.

    Sorry, nothing to do with evolution. OT.

  15. SC, I was NOT commenting on the wisdom, fairness, practicality, or constitutionality of those other programs, just illustrating the point that there ARE governmental outlays that aren’t regulated.