Mayfield lauded for exposing issues about fundamentalism |

Mayfield lauded for exposing issues about fundamentalism

Thanks to Rich Mayfield for his exposure of the weird link between fundamentalist Christianity and fundamentalist Zionism in his May 24 Summit Daily News column.

Almost no one dares raise this point, but it is an outstanding example of the ugly intrusion of religion into affairs of state. Based on their reading of Ezekiel, Daniel and Revelations, evangelicals have fashioned an especially grotesque end of times scenario that starts with the purging of the Palestinians and culminates in some kind of apocalyptic war.

They are quite giddy about all this and are leaning heavily on the U.S. government to shape its foreign policy in accordance with it. They proclaim love for the Jewish people while believing that unrepentant Jews will be purged with the rest of the heathens in some divinely ordained final solution. And look out: Applying the same clear thinking, they have a domestic agenda as well – basically a civil theocracy, not unlike that enjoyed in Iran.

In any other country in the western world, these clucks would be laughed out of town. Here in the United States, their power and influence seems to be growing by the day.

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