Christian Exodus, the Constitution Party, Roy Moore, Oh My!
In checking out Ex-gay Watch, I found this interesting note about Christian Exodus
I was recently told of a group calling themselves Christian Exodus and reading over their mission evoked this old memory [about building a space ship to the moon when David was 8 years old]. They aren't headed for the moon, however, but to South Carolina. Essentially, they believe the Union (United States) has been going downhill since and including the Abraham Lincoln administration. They seem to have little use for any amendments past number 10 and don't see any hope that anyone can do much to make what they consider positive change in our Federal Government. Their answer is to pack up and move to SC where they will slowly take over the local politics and secede from the Union in 2016.
Dominionism and the Constitution Party were also mentioned which prompted me to post this comment:
Roy Moore, of Ten Commandments fame, is running for governor of (where else) Alabama. He shares many views of the Constitution Party which attempted to recruit him to run for president in 2004.
Example from Southern Poverty Law Center:In 2002, Moore wrote a lengthy concurrence in a custody case involving a lesbian mother. After describing homosexuality as "abhorrent, immoral, detestable, a crime against nature," Moore asserted that "[t]he State carries the power of the sword, that is, the power to prohibit [homosexual] conduct with physical penalties, such as confinement and even execution. It must use that power to prevent the subversion of children toward this lifestyle."
Since Lester "Mad Ax" Maddox was elected Governor of Georgia after closing his restaurant rather than serve Blacks in the sixties (he sold ax handles at the door instead), the idea that Roy Moore might be elected is not so far fetched.
Politicians getting elected based on hatred of Blacks in the 1960's. Now politicians seeking votes based on the hatred of Gays. In the South, at least, some things never change.