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Ex-Evangelical Denounces Michele Bachmann & Calls Christian Reconstructionist Politics "Anti-American"

Posted by on Aug. 17, 2011 at 4:24 PM
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Ex-Evangelical Denounces Michele Bachmann & Calls Christian Reconstructionist Politics "Anti-American"

by Democracy Now!

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We speak with a former evangelical Christian, Frank Schaeffer, whose father’s writings and work played a key role in the religious development of Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann. Frank Schaeffer recently wrote an article titled "Michele Bachmann Was Inspired by My Dad and His Christian Reconstructionist Friends — Here’s Why That’s Terrifying." Schaeffer’s father was Francis Schaeffer, one of the nation’s most influential evangelical Christian theologians and philosophers in the 1970s and 1980s. In a recent profile in The New Yorker magazine, Bachmann reveals she entered politics after watching Francis Schaeffer’s film, "How Should We Then Live?" The film was directed by his son, Frank, our guest today. "[Bachmann] doesn’t just come from the far right of evangelical politics. She comes from a fringe even of the fringe, which is the Reconstructionist, Dominionist movement," Schaeffer says. “The religious right that I was part of is fundamentally anti-American. They hate this country. They wrap themselves in the flag, but they hate America as it is." [includes rush transcript

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BleedinHeartMom
by on Aug. 17, 2011 at 4:27 PM
They want a godlier government..not a smaller one
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parrishsky
by Maxfield on Aug. 17, 2011 at 4:29 PM

Just another reason NOT to support this woman !!

nanaofsix531
by on Aug. 17, 2011 at 4:49 PM

OMG I watched that video and these people really hate America.No wonder they want it to go under their religion tells them to.

papillion
by Bronze Member on Aug. 17, 2011 at 4:58 PM
Bachmann or perry would be disastrous for this country. Sorry, I don't want to live in a theocracy.
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