The New American Theocracy

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We want . . . as soon as possible to see
a majority of the Republican Party in the
hands of pro-family Christians by 1996.
(Pat Robertson, Denver Post, 10/26/92)

Don't Let the 2006 and 2008 Elections Fool You!

"One of the biggest changes in politics in my lifetime is that the delusional is no longer marginal. It has come in from the fringe, to sit in the seat of power in the Oval Office and in Congress. For the first time in our history, ideology and theology hold a monopoly of power in Washington. Theology asserts propositions that cannot be proven true; ideologues hold stoutly to a world view despite being contradicted by what is generally accepted as reality. When ideology and theology couple, their offspring are not always bad but they are always blind. And there is the danger: voters and politicians alike, oblivious to the facts." Bill Moyers: Democracy in the Balance Magical Thinking:

It's "The American Way

This page begins a discussion about how the religiously deluded, radical right took over America. A more complete discussion of this issue can be found on this page.

The Radical Religious Right:

Judging, Hating, & Even Killing for Jesus

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On the Universality of Fundamentalist Lunacy

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Yahoo! News

Among "likely voters," 75% in Arkansas and Alabama believe that the Bible is literally true

Sat Aug 26, 2006 3:01 PM ET

Not surprisingly, the Bible Belt region lives up to its name with states like Alabama, Arkansas, Tennessee and West Virginia containing the highest percentage of those who believe the Bible is literally true. Alabama and Arkansas came out on top as 75% say they believe the Bible is literally true.  West Virginia (70%) and Tennessee (68%) are close behind.

The northeast region of our map represents the other extreme.  In Vermont and Massachusetts, only 22% of those respondents believe the Bible is literally true?the lowest percentages in all states surveyed.

Earlier this summer, a national survey found that 54% of American adults believe the Bible is literally true . . .

In Alabama, Democrats and Republicans both share high levels of belief on the authenticity and literal truth of the Bible . . . The states differ, though, when the question is dissected by respondents' ages.  Percentages of those agreeing with the Bible's authenticity are in the high 70's across all age demographics for Alabama.  In Arkansas, however, percentages are actually higher for younger voters. Eighty-one percent (81%) of those 18-29 and 83% of those 30-39 believe the Bible's literal truth and then the numbers drop off, hitting a low of 66% for voters ages 50-64 . . .

As expected, strong connections exist in most of the states surveyed between the percentage of those who answered affirmatively on the Bible question and their positions on abortion and same-sex marriage.  

The national survey was of all adults. The state surveys consisted of Likely Voter samples . . .

Rasmussen Reports is an electronic publishing firm specializing in the collection, publication, and distribution of public opinion polling information.

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The New American Theocracy: Part I

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