The Radical “7 Cultural Mountains” Conservative Movement and Why Liberals Should be Terrified

It’s no secret that the Republican party is actively trying to turn this nation into some form of theocracy.  Well, at least socially.  The GOP is some kind of hybrid where their economic ideologies are based on the philosophies of Ayn Rand (a devout atheist) while their social ideologies are based on some warped view of “Christianity” that I call “Republicanity.”  You might be saying to yourself, “It doesn’t make any sense for a political party to base their economic ideologies on someone who didn’t believe in religion while supporting social issues based on religion.”

And you would be right.  It makes absolutely no sense.  Which is another reason why I don’t consider most of these people actual Christians.

But beneath this continued push to turn the United States into a theocracy lies a much deeper, more dangerous movement that most people aren’t aware of.   This movement is called the “7 Cultural Mountains,” or is sometimes referred to as the “7 Mountains Dominionism.”

What is this, you ask?  Well, it’s an effort to place “Christian” control over seven areas of our lives these radicals have labeled as “pillars of society.”

The 7 areas are:

  1. Arts and Entertainment
  2. Business
  3. Education
  4. Family
  5. Government
  6. Media
  7. Religion

The 7 Cultural Mountains website describes their movement as:

In 1975, Bill Bright, founder of Campus Crusade, and Loren Cunningham, founder of Youth With a Mission, had lunch together in Colorado. God simultaneously gave each of these change agents a message to give to the other.  During that same time frame Francis Schaeffer was given a similar message.  That message was that if we are to impact any nation for Jesus Christ, then we would have to affect the seven spheres, or mountains of society that are the pillars of any society.

These seven mountains are business, government, media, arts and entertainment, education, the family and religion. There are many subgroups under these main categories.  About a month later the Lord showed Francis Schaeffer the same thing. In essence, God was telling these three change agents where the battlefield was.  It was here where culture would be won or lost. Their assignment was to raise up change agents to scale the mountains and to help a new generation of change agents understand the larger story.

This website is designed to help educate those who wish to become change agents in culture for Christian values and to connect like-minded men and women for a common vision.

Basically, two people got together for lunch and claimed to have “simultaneously” received a message from God.  Around the same time another individual was also given a similar message.  That message basically being that “Christianity” should control seven key areas of society.

These are the people who literally think they speak to God.

It’s also the underlying message behind much of what the Republican party — in particular tea party Republicans — are pushing for.

Politicians that openly speak about receiving messages from God, basing campaigns on injecting religious beliefs into their policy making and believe that this nation was founded on “Christian” principles (Government).  Social policies which are crafted based on religious ideology that define what constitutes a marriage and when life is created (Family).  A government controlled by people who believe this nation is a “Christian” nation (Religion).  The continued push to cut funding for public education to such low levels that private school is the only alternative for a decent education.  Private schools which are often religiously based (Education).  They constantly attack any and all media entities that don’t agree with them, while perpetuating the belief that only their media can be trusted (Media).  They’re heavily backed by radical right-wing billionaires, many of whom advocate for open discrimination in the workplace based on religious beliefs (Business).  Then they often blame gun violence on video games, claiming it’s entertainment (not guns) that needs more regulative control (Arts and Entertainment).

If you don’t believe this movement has already worked its way into our government, you’re fooling yourself.  And as the tea party continues to gain power within the Republican party, this movement will only grow in influence.

Now, I don’t know about you, but I’m absolutely terrified by the thought of this.  Some radical, right-wing religious movement based on the idea that three individuals simultaneously received a message from God hoping to force religion into seven major aspects of everyone’s life.

And this isn’t just some radical movement that can be easily dismissed.  There are prominent figures in American politics right now that subscribe to the “7 Mountain” ideology.  Of course they won’t admit that this is their plan, because it would freak out everyone who isn’t some right-wing radical.  However, as they slowly continue to inch their way into the mainstream, they’re hoping we don’t realize what it is they’re trying to do.

It’s the escalated attack on a woman’s right to have control over her own body.  It’s new voter ID laws that disenfranchise voters who often don’t vote for these radical right-wing politicians.  It’s attacking any and all media sources as “left-wing propaganda” if they don’t spread the message of the GOP.  It’s trying to have a Constitutional Amendment which defines what is or isn’t a marriage.  It’s saying there’s such a thing as a “traditional family,” a definition that’s pulled from their religious beliefs.

It’s a whole host of issues they’ll continue to chip away at, hoping to eventually gain victory before they push forward with their  “conquering of the 7 mountains.”

And if liberals don’t become more aware of this — and fight against it — this is the future we’re going to end up facing.

Which is something that should terrify every liberal in this country.

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.


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  • Zoroaster

    Yeah, but haven’t you heard, the Tea Party is neutral on social issues! (Yeah right…) It kills me that they are the most conservative Republicans…and yet some have the gall to consider themselves moderates! These people are truly scary individuals and are about as un-American as one can get. We have been a secular nation since our FOUNDING…hopefully we shall continue to be one for many years to come.

    • Phil Lawrence

      I am moderate. You’re so far left you can’t see center! Yes we are secular in that we have no national religion or church. However, our nation is based on Judeo-Christian principles and laws. Just think 10 Commandments. Don’t freak out on me now, I know facts are hard for a so-called progressive to understand.

      • WakeUpAmerica

        You are far right, or at least you were until the teabaggers pulled the StupidParty over the cliff and left you standing in the middle. I was moderate until that happened, and I found myself standing far left. LOL Fact.

      • Phleb

        “…..and I found myself standing far left. LOL Fact.”

        But you’re happy as long as you can still reach into someone’s pocket to steal Fagin.

      • fel121

        You look rich…

      • Phleb

        What does ‘look rich ‘ mean or infer?

        I’m a female millennial, a member of the Kiowa Tribe, a single mother of a 17 yr old son, (the result of a teenage pregnancy). Because I didn’t want to be a stereotypical teen mom statistic, I financed my bachelor’s and master’s degrees by working as a phlebotomist, incurring no debt.
        I also waited til this year to become a mom again, again with no debt using a midwife and natural home birth method.
        I’m a teacher, a professional artist and I own/operate a ranch that employees 16 people; I have zero debt! None!

        I surround myself with genuinely good people.

        Is this what ‘rich looks like?

        You betcha!

      • fel121

        And im an astronaut, theoretical physicist, who at 13 raised his 4 brothers and sisters after his parents died in a plane crash coming home from their missionary work in Africa, I worked cutting grass and selling pop bottles to pay my way through college and get 3 doctorates.

        See, I can make sh!t up too!

      • Phleb

        Self reliance always seems like fantasy to a shadow-communist, in my family its just normal.
        Example: my great aunt (she’s passed, it [you] can’t hurt her to be public on disqus now.)


      • fel121

        Is it fun to play other people on the internet or is it part of a mental disorder involving low self esteem and a life of failure and unaccomplished goals?

      • Deeto

        What’s creepy to me is how the radical right wingers, or at least their followers, truly believe they are middle of the road. You are not, Phil, and our nation was not based on Judaeo-Christian principles and laws. Our founders were Deists and made a point to keep any mention of a god out of the laws. God was put into it probably at the turn of the 20th century first. Jefferson had a Bible, a Koran, the Jewish book and probably other holy books. Some Christians wanted to see where George Washington stood and mandated that he tell them. An account from, I believe it was Madison said that he answered all of their questions but the “sly fox” didn’t answer that one.

      • Phleb

        Ah, it’s that time of year again.
        Feed your brain:

        By the President of the United States of America, a Proclamation.

        “Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor—and whereas both Houses of Congress have by their joint Committee requested me to recommend to the People of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness.

        “Now therefore I do recommend and assign Thursday the 26th day of November next to be devoted by the People of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being, who is the beneficent Author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be. That we may then all unite in rendering unto (H)im our sincere and humble thanks—for (H)is kind care and protection of the People of this Country previous to their becoming a Nation—for the signal and manifold mercies, and the favorable interpositions of (H)is Providence, which we experienced in the course and conclusion of the late war—for the great degree of tranquility, union, and plenty, which we have since enjoyed—for the peaceable and rational manner, in which we have been enabled to establish constitutions of government for our safety and happiness, and particularly the national One now lately instituted—for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed; and the means we have of acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge; and in general for all the great and various favors which he hath been pleased to confer upon us.

        “(A)nd also that we may then unite in most humbly offering our prayers and supplications to the great Lord and Ruler of Nations and beseech him to pardon our national and other transgressions—to enable us all, whether in public or private stations, to perform our several and relative duties properly and punctually—to render our national government a blessing to all the people, by constantly being a Government of wise, just, and constitutional laws, discreetly and faithfully executed and obeyed—to protect and guide all Sovereigns and Nations (especially such as have shewn kindness unto us) and to bless them with good government, peace, and concord. To promote the knowledge and practice of true religion and virtue, and the encrease of science among them and us—and generally to grant unto all Mankind such a degree of temporal prosperity as he alone knows to be best.

        “Given under my hand at the City of New York the third day of October in the year of our Lord 1789.”

        G. Washington

      • newsenior

        Phil, the Ten Commandments are a problem. The first four relate specifically to loyalty and reverence to the biblical god and would not apply.

        The last six are universal and not exclusive to Judeo-Christianity. Dont cheat on your spouse, dont kill, dont steal, dont lie, dont covet anothers property, honor parents, etc.

        So 5-10 are just good principles for social relations and basic survival. Many religions and cultures as well as atheists and agnostics adhere to those principles.

        The rest of the bible deals with communication with the biblical god and salvation. The bottom line is hell for eternity for those (most humans) that have not been ‘saved’ and follow Jesus. Certainly those are primary Christian theological issues that are not included or addressed in the founding documents.

        There is heavy Judeo-Christian influence since we landed here and murdered all those Native American ‘heathen savages’ to steal their land and resources. But most are and have been CINO’S, not hardcore bible thumping believers.

        But it is only an influence, not a standard or shouldnt be since we are a complex diverse, multi-cultural society. We have evolved since the 1700s.

      • Lila Joseph

        No its not, it is based on a memory of the ravage of religion on the then people of Europe who emmigrated to the new world to escape prosecution and built on the rules of government seen by the peoples of the First Nation which were judged to be just and good!

      • Phleb

        …”memory of the ravage of religion”…

        Not religion but a ‘state’ religion; think of it as a type of iSlam and sharia law, of its day.

  • Terri

    Very frightening people. I never understand how they think *forcing* others to adhere to their own personal beliefs is the right path to take. It’s not rational and it isn’t what the God they say they follow did. So it’s purely from them, and that’s very scary.

  • Anthonij

    Religious opinion can and should have a means of influencing American society generally… at the ballot box… as individuals vote according to their interests and inclinations for the candidates of their choice… But that influence must always then be subject to the limits set by the constitution and its clear statement regarding the separation of church and state.

    But religious zealots who speak with imaginary beings in the sky (who tell them just what they want to hear) will never be content to accept the limitations of the constitution. And so it is that these Judeo-Christo-fascists have come up with their strategies to circumvent the law of the land, as Cliften notes in his piece: disenfranchising as many voters who disagree with their Weltanschauung as they can, buying as much political influence as they can through their billionaire brethren…

    But the whole thing stinks to high heaven, for Clifton is absolutely right — when push comes to shove, these people have an agenda that is extremely selective in its actual acceptance of Christian values, embracing whole-heartedly the infantile and despicable ‘philosophy’ of that least gifted of 20th century novelists, Ayn Rand, the atheist…

    It would all be funny if this movement weren’t a genuine threat to the social and political life of the nation.

    • Goober

      There IS no Separation of Church and State mentioned in the Constitution. The First Amendment refers to Congress making any laws for OR against religion. It is PROHIBITED. You all want to talk about the Conservatives “forcing” their beliefs on Americans and to live by their standards but just exactly is the Liberal Arm of our government doing? They (Obama for example) would love to have every American making the same amount of money and all wealthy people to share their wealth with the rest of America. As long as their are privately owned business there will be financial disparity between people. I don’t want to pay for my neighbors ER visit for a bee sting. I don’t want to pay a penalty to the Government because I choose NOT to buy health insurance. I do not like the government being able to listen to my phone calls or walk into my home without a search warrant, whose only authority is an Executive Order from The President of the United States.

      • Hanhnibal

        Have kids? I don’t want to pay for their education and subsidize the tax breaks you’re getting for them.

        I’m sorry, but you live in a society and there are costs and trade-offs that we all have to make. Get over it.

      • Phleb

        The right to a free public education is found in the various state constitutions and not in the federal constitution. Every state has a provision in its constitution, commonly called the “education article,” that guarantees some form of free public education, usually through the twelfth grade. The federal constitution, on the other hand, contains no such guarantee. In San Antonio Independent School District v. Rodriquez, the U.S. Supreme Court in 1973 held that education is not a “fundamental right” under the U.S. Constitution. Thus, as a matter of constitutional law, the founding fathers left it to the states to decide whether to provide an education or not and, if deciding to provide one, determine at what level of quality.

        Your argument is therefore nonsensical.

      • handmadehand

        Then move to the backwoods somewhere there are no neighbors to complicate your sorry little life. What? The multinational companies have cut away all the backwoods? Well now, isn’t that special?

      • saltcay

        I don’t want to pay for the fire department to come to the rescue when YOUR house is burning down, but I still do it. I don’t want to pay for repairs to the street that YOU live on because I will never drive on that street.

        I think there are a LOT of people that would love to have everyone making the same amount of money, instead of them trying to live on $7.25/hour while their CEO’s are making $7.25/millisecond. CEO’s should be limited to a maximum on 10 times the pay that their lowest paid employee gets paid, without the perks of stock options, golden parachutes, exorbitant benefits, and fully paid for health insurance while their employees are doing without.

        As it has been pointed out, the government isn’t listening in on your boring phone calls, or walking into your home without a search warrant.

        Welcome to the real world.

      • Michael Ryland

        Please take off the tinfoil hat and actually take the time to learn something. President Obama has NEVER said he wants all Americans to make the same amount of money. I hope you have $250K in reserve to pay for a serious illness or injury. Because WE don’t want to pay your medical bills. You can’t say you love America and in the next breath say you hate its form of government. The only groups out there who live without using any government services or utilities are communes. You could go live there. Oh wait, that’s the root of that evil form of government you righties hate so much…Communism. Your kind always throws around the platitude, “Freedom Isn’t Free”. Well, life in a free, advanced society isn’t free either.

      • Robert W Ahrens

        There are TWO clauses in the First Amendment that pertain to religious freedom. One says that the government cannot pass laws pertaining to religion. The other says it cannot prevent people from worshiping as they choose.

        Together, these two clauses limit the government so that it cannot prevent religious activities from occurring, nor can it force any kind of religious activity by act of law.

        So, in the end, yes, there IS a “Wall of Separation”, as described by one of the men who crafted that legal wall.

        In fact, the only mention of religion in the original Constitution is the clause forbidding any religious test of office for officers of the Government!

        In short, the government is to remain neutral. Not in favor of religion (or any one in particular) or against it (or any one in particular).

        Oh, and your claim about warrantless searches is misplaced. That “authority” is the result of a LAW passed by CONGRESS and signed into law by Bush. the only thing Obama has to do with it is to continue it in place. Not my favorite thing (I wish he’d vetoed it), but the idea and initial execution was a Republican one.

      • regressive teaparty trash

        would this include –at a state level- what we see as RELIGION visavis legislation screwing us over? religious rightwing white trash scum implementing THEIR new 21st century JEEEEEEESUS???

  • dixie

    Don’t you find it ironic that they have EXACTLY seven mountains, or ‘pillars of society” as they call them? Hmmmm, isn’t there another religion that has seven, what, ………pillars?????? Oh, yes, ISLAM!!!!! Islam has SEVEN pillars. Cute, they can’t even come up with something original. I guess their God, having no beginning and no end, is out of fresh ideas. Regurgitation of the same old, same old.

    • Faith Abdel-Rahman

      Actually Islam has five pillars…

    • korhal

      The number 7 has been used consistently in Christian literature. 7 days of creation, 7 promises to the Church, 7 seals, 7 trumpets, 7 angels, 7 plagues..

      I’m pretty sure the Tea Party is one of the plagues.

      • Lorrie Crabtree

        7 Tribes of Judaism. You’re right. But I think that 7 is a magical number for a great many belief systems.

        And total win for pegging the Tea Party as a plague!

      • Robert W Ahrens

        Actually, there were 12 tribes…hence the twelve disciples…)

      • Lorrie Crabtree

        Well, THAT’LL teach me not to do my research! 😉

      • Kelli Anne

        Where’s the LIKE button?

      • ldoone

        Actually there were 10 plagues in Egypt, and 12 Tribes of Israel. And there are 5 pillars of Islam. But sure, the number 7 has had connotations of power and significance in many cultures. Both Rome and Constantinople were built on 7 hills, and people are always trying to claim to be the “new Rome”. Even the Third Reich was laying claim to the legacy of Rome. With the term “Seven Mountain Dominionism”, I’d guess what they have in mind has more to do with Imperial power than Christian values. It’s just easier to get followers if you dress it up in a Christian robe.

      • Ruby F Brown

        7 in the Bible means –

    • DRM

      Yes, Islam has five pillars, not seven, and all the needless ALL CAPS words and extra question marks and exclamation points won’t change that. Maybe “their God” has some fresh ideas, after all.

    • davemac5282

      Most of the lore of Christianity is stolen from much older texts (the Flood story, just to name one). Why would this be any different.

  • Gnosisquest

    2300 years ago three societies wrote down their history. Berossus wrote down the Babylonian history. Manetho wrote the Egyptian and some Canaanites invented a sort of history by plagiarizing traditions of others and mixing in their own traditions. This latter group’s lies and distortions is now known as the Tetragammaton, Old Testament etc. Life based on these lies never worked and never will!

  • MyScienceCanBeatUpYourGod

    As powerful as Christianity (And even this specific brand of extra-looney Christianity) is in this country, they’ll never take over arts and entertainment because of the simple fact that they suck at it.

    Hollywood is liberal because it was started by liberal Jews and show business and the creative/artistic community has always historically been a bohemian haven for misfits and outcasts. Hollywood movies and TV shows generally subscribe to a universal, mainstream morality that American Christians necessarily have to be able to enjoy, but you don’t have to be Christian to appreciate.

    When they start getting into Christian-specific stuff, they have to go outside Hollywood and make their own productions of “Left Behind” and “Atlas Shrugged” and we all know how those two juggernauts topped the box office at the height of blockbuster season.

    And Miley, Katy, and Lady G all have nothing to worry about from competition from “Christian Rock”

    • regressive rightwing trash

      luv ur name

    • handmadehand

      And try watching those old movies with C. Heston and /or y. Brenner. They are so out of touch with any human reality that teens will always reject them in great numbers. If the Right could incubate their kids from the age of 11 ’til 25 they could take over the world, but that ain’t happenin’.

      • zteach

        but they are

      • handmadehand

        Nah. Look at the demographics. These folks are on their way to extinction.

      • Goober

        You are partially right. The teens that grew up watching Lancaster, Heston, Brenner, and others, were completely enamored by them because life was different then. You cannot call those people out of touch with human reality because they were portraying characters of that generation ..You you really missed on your point. Just as actors from the 50’s would not be able to relate to actors of today. It was a different time. And what this has to do with the Christians , I’ll never know..

      • handmadehand

        I disagree, Goober. They acted that way because the stage required a different acting style and not everyone could adapt to the screen. I’m 61 years old and had family in the 1950s. People didn’t behave that way off camera. These actors were just full of themselves and doing Christian religious propaganda.

    • Lorrie Crabtree

      I would agree with you except for the fact that history tells a different story. If these zealots gain enough control over the government, then the only arts and entertainment you’ll be getting will be “government approved”. Remember that the Church held sway over Europe at one point and the only art had to be religious in nature. Of course, there were a few brilliant men who subliminally thumbed their noses at the Church, but do we really want to go back to that?

      • MyScienceCanBeatUpYourGod

        Well yes, if they get enough of their other six pillars they can certainly put enormous pressure on arts and entertainment by controlling media and government.
        But Hollywood isn’t so much geographically in Hollywood anymore. There would be a thriving underground movement, and a lot of the talent would just leave and produce non-state-approved stuff outside our borders that would be smuggled in one way or another.

      • Robert W Ahrens

        But that won’t stop them, and they would ruthlessly stamp that out wherever and however they could. Internet? Totally government controlled. Look to China for the model.

      • MyScienceCanBeatUpYourGod

        China’s trying to keep non-approved media out… and failing. If anything, they are stimulating demand for it. It’s basically the war on drugs except the drugs are ideas.

      • WakeUpAmerica

        The saving grace is that atheists and agnostics are growing in number.

    • Karen L

      One word “censorship”.

  • Deano

    Interesting. I know this teaching as a christian and it is true. What I don’t really recognise though is the way that taking these mountains would necessarily translate into a right winged agenda. The 7 mountain idea is about exerting influence or shall we say winning influence, not imposing control over people.

    I don’t think most christians who talk in this way really have a defined idea of what “taking a mountain” would look like, although I’m sure it would look different to different people. To me I work in the public sector in child protection. Taking this mountain of government would mean rendering amazing service to the community so that families are supported by well managed services and children get better outcomes in their lives – healthy, safe, secure attachments in families that care and support them.

    One example of where a christian has influenced the nation in the political areas is Martin Luther King, with his speech and movement for freedom and equality.Another is William Wilberforce who opposed slavery and got it abolished in the UK.

    Taking the mountain of business would mean an end to sweat shops and greedy practices where big banks gamble people’s money and wreck the economy because they have no ethics about what they do, or who gets hurt. It would mean having strong christian businesses creating employment and generating money to serve the community.

    Taking the media – for me would mean more wholesome creativity and entertainment, instead of a steady (and predictable) diet and over worked formulas of violence, crime and adultery on TV.

    Taking the arts is about using arts to influence the cultural values of our day towards valuing people, relationships, faithfulness, love, community, and a range of other positive things. There are great pieces of literature that have shaped our society. Take “To Kill a Mocking Bird” for example. Thoughtful, insightful, moving.

    I have no idea what the mountain of education would look like – maybe more value on people’s inate worth, respect for their freedom of thought, etc. I do not see it as imposing creationism on school kids or moral codes about gay lifestyles, but many unfortunately would.

    The fundamental message of the gospel is for people to come back into a relationship with God their Father, to find freedom and wholeness in that relationship, It is about restoring people to what they were born for, so it is 100% positive, not about control or negativity. The heart is love. so in my book this is about bringing love and value for people back into the world systems. The kingdom of God that Jesus preached was not a political right wing agenda for the Tea Party. But it was radical. Returning good for evil. Loving the poor. Dealing with injustices.

    But this article does make a really good point. What would or should
    this look like and if it doesn’t feel like a good thing and if it isn’t coming out of genuine love and service for others, maybe it has been hijacked for political purposes.

    • Jackie Marshall

      “…maybe it has been hijacked for political purposes.”
      Gee, d’ya think?

      • Scaramongus

        No doubt!!!! and this is the path to hell paved with “good intentions.” Why can’t people that believe in god keep it between them and not try to “influence” or control the rest of us?

      • DRM

        Well, one could say the same thing about those who do not believe in God. Saying that a person of faith can not act as such in areas of politics, media, etc. is akin to saying they must act like atheists when working in these spheres.

      • Scaramongus

        It is rather different. Atheists are not trying to push a religious belief system on anyone. And they are not trying to take away religious rights. This one of the biggest false arguments that fundamentalist Christians try to make.

        Many “so called” Christians argue that by not being able to impose their religious beliefs upon other people they are some how being discriminated against.

      • Deano

        Well for the simple reason that everyone else has an agenda that they do not keep to themelves and which influences society. Why shouldn’t christians be allowed to do the same? Its a market place of values and beliefs. Besides Martin Luther King influenced politics in America inspired by his faith and what was wrong with that? It is not about controlling people.

      • Goober

        Believe it or not, most of them DO keep to themselves. There are those that continually make reference but if your aren’t interested, ignore it and move on. You have control over your actions,,,no one else’s so just ignore them and move on. I have a lot of acquaintances that are “Born Again”. When we speak or meet, there is no mention. They may slip and a word will get by but I just accept the fact, it’s their business what they believe in.

      • Scaramongus

        yes it is THEIR business.

  • johnbuoy

    George Washington said: “This is in no way to be considered a Christian country.” If such things as facts swayed the right, that should be enough to do it. They care nothing for facts, though- hence their disdain of education.

    • DRM

      Washington really said that? Where? Can you cite this quote, or are you paraphrasing? Talk about caring nothing for the “facts” — or are you too lazy to provide documentation for your claims?

      • Estproph

        Actually, John Adams wrote something similar to that. Treaty of Tripoli, Article 11:

        “Art. 11. As the Government of the United States of America is not, in
        any sense, founded on the Christian religion,—as it has in itself no
        character of enmity against the laws, religion, or tranquility, of
        Mussulmen [Muslims],—and as the said States never entered into any war
        or act of hostility against any Mahometan [Muslim] nation, it is
        declared by the parties that no pretext arising from religious opinions
        shall ever produce an interruption of the harmony existing between the
        two countries.”

  • A. Nation O’Laws

    I’m not going to be terrified, as the author suggests I should. The group that is the topic uses that very tactic to control their members and recruit new ones.

    Don’t get me wrong. I like his posts on Facebook and elsewhere. I’m just not going to be manipulated by use of fear.

    • Goober

      And I personally believe that FEAR is what started the whole “religious thing”. When man became socially aware of himself. one of the smart ones figured out that if you can scare the crap out of basically ignorant people, you can control them. They didn’t know what lightening and thunder was, so one of the smarter ones called it God. Had to blame it on something so why not a false entity? Remember, nobody else knew the difference and every time there was a storm, it was God being angry at everyone. But then after a while, one of the smarter ones didn’t like the story the first one was telling so He, started adding or taking away and then you had his followers,,and so on and so on. We all know how vivid the human imagination can be.

    • Robert W Ahrens

      Perhaps then, you should use your reason and logical skills to be concerned. Concern is what you can use to motivate yourself to take action to defend yourself.

      • A. Nation O’Laws

        Perhaps. Perhaps not. Fear is the real enemy. I do not give it power over me without due consideration.

        Unfortunately, many others do. I could call them sheep, but I will not. I will call them intellectually lazy.

  • jadite

    if you’ve read “The Family” by Jeff Sharlet, none of this is surprising but definitely something that needs to be heard by all who care

  • regressive rightwing trash

    pardon my simplicity here—————- F*CK ALL RELIGIONS

  • Marc D

    “God simultaneously gave each of these change agents a message to give to the other.”

    Was God too busy to just give the messages to each of them directly?

  • kerryberger

    Excellent article. It would be valuable if some of this came out in a video format that could be disseminated on YouTube. This information needs to go viral to wake up the sleeping tiger of uncommitted voters in this nation. Our civil liberties are seriously threatened by these theocratic fascists.

  • Ron

    Thank goodness there are enough sensible, realistic people in the U.S. that the entire GOP will soon be expired anyway.

    • Scaramongus

      If only more bothered to stay informed and voted

    • Alice James

      We are not going anywhere. We are here to make sure the Constitution is upheld. You will thank us later. SOME people should be grateful that America was founded on Christianity. Otherwise it may not be against the law to steal and kill.

      • Robert W Ahrens

        False. Dominionists are here to ignore and to overturn the Constitution, which has safeguards to stop their program in its tracks by anyone who REALLY gives a damn about that document! This country was NOT founded on anything but secular humanist ideals of equality and religious neutrality.

        Laws against stealing and killing were in existence long before either Christianity or Judaism.

  • Daria Brooks

    I’ve been pointing out for years that the GOP is being nurtured through the whacked-out so-called Christian ideology of C Street. Once you understand what C Street was/is all about, all of the rest of this insanity falls into place.

  • rose1957

    How is this any different from what Communist China and Cambodia did decades ago? How is this any different from the Taliban and Radical Islam? How is this the foundation for a democracy or even a republic? I’ll be happy to denounce the &ssh&ts as false prophets.

  • CriticalDragon1177

    This is pretty scary actually. Hopefully the American religious right will lose in the long run, but we will have to keep fighting the good fight to make sure that happens.

  • Alice James

    This article is trash. It is just another attempt in name calling and bashing. Being a Republican and a Tea Party member, I call this as bull crap.

    • zteach

      this article is sourced poorly. you could look up ” rushdoony dominion theology” because that is what this is citing.

    • Jackie Marshall

      Kind of hard for you to see the forest for trees? And speaking of bashing and name calling…

      • Goober

        Where did Alice James call anyone a name??? You have to be a liberal–imagining stuff that really isn’t there but makes an agenda of it.

    • twoflyingdogs

      Truth hurts.

  • TDream

    Christianism. Politics based on the notion that calling yourself Christian makes you competent to decide how to run not only everyone’s life, but the government as well. Maybe the world. Composed of Christianists as opposed to Christians. I wish I had invented this idea, but I don’t know who to credit.

    • Goober

      They same argument goes from Democrats and Liberals so don’t just lay it on a religion.

  • Chris Muir

    It isn’t just Liberals who should be concerned, anyone who doesn’t belong to that particular version of Christianity should be concerned. The Dominionists will attack anyone outside of their religion, even if they happen to be politically Conservative.

  • Amy

    Francis Schaeffer did not believe in theocracy.

  • Kelli Anne

    This is the same mentality that led to the persecution of Jesus on the cross

  • DoubleDogDiogenes

    The seven mountains have been around for a long time. Scary back then, scary now.

  • ldoone

    While I agree that it’s something we should be aware of, I don’t know that we liberals should be terrified… so far, they’re not exactly winning… gay marriage is fast becoming legal across the country, following a massive shift in public sentiment. Marijuana is probably not far behind. Things that would have been censored even ten years ago are common on TV now, and anyone who watches HBO can see which way popular culture is headed. When these clowns met in 1975 to claim special access to the Will of the Creator of all Universes, known and unknown – really, they can’t possible have ever taken an astronomy class – if you were around at that time and remember what TV and movies were like, can you imagine even showing news reports back then of Miley Cyrus twerking with a foam finger? I guess it’s easier to understand now where some of the new numbskulls in Congress came from, the idiots like Broun who, having earned an MD, now claims that the science that made him a doctor is all “lies straight from the pit of Hell”. But I don’t think he’s getting a whole lot of admiration for those stupid and disingenuous statements, other than from a tiny fringe of idiots who think that Jesus and Ayn Rand are in any way harmonious. Vigilance, as always, is required. Always, always, vote. But terror? Nah.

  • Sheareader

    This dogma is just a codification of what the radical right fundies have been doing for many years. The notion that their magical thinking imbues “7 Mountains Dominionism” with any legitimacy is idiotic, delusional, and ridiculous. I’m not terrified; I’m amused.

  • Veronica Pais

    The 7
    mountains initiative is not an initiative to establish dominion over all
    the earth or in governments. It is an initiative that seeks to love and
    serve all people on the earth. As followers of Christ, we believe we
    are called to love all people, regardless of faith, lifestyle or gender
    orientation. God loves all people. He provides guidelines for living as
    found in the Holy Scriptures and we support those guidelines as a people
    called to love and obey His calling upon our lives. Jesus invites all
    people into this destiny, but not all will come. We are called to model
    what Christ taught when He prayed that what was in heaven would be
    manifested on earth through a people known for their love of one another
    and others. That means His love and grace would be extended to all

  • largsmith

    The writer of this article is proof positive that you are still able to communicate with your head completely up your ass.

  • Cecil Gray

    The most dangerous people, and ultimately the most violently destructive, are those who claim their religious ideology is superior to all others. The ones who are the actual deliverers of the violent destruction, yet do not REALLY follow the ideologues, are the ones who fund them and manipulate their fervor in order to enslave the populaces.

  • regressive teaparty trash

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  • danielistical


    Can you tell ,is it the
    Tea Party or Taliban!

    Here are your clues:

    1) Anti-education.

    2) Opposed to women’s equality.

    3) Detest homosexuals.

    4) Support faith-based laws.

    5) Want to destroy an entire religions’

    6) Mistrusting of foreign people.

    7) Intrude into sex lives.

    8) Support the death penalty.

    Trick question folks, this list applies to

  • WakeUpAmerica

    Any theocracy is oppressive. They would soon find that a theocracy is NOT what they wanted.

  • Dusty Koellhoffer

    Who comes up with this crap? I’ve been a Christian for thirty years and this is the first I’ve heard of this thing. Somebody’s fringe BS that some liberal a**wipe is now trying to say is the Nazi Christian movement to dominate the world.

    Reporters lie to Pope, Trump, and the people to foster a Trump vs. Pope feud

    America is raising a nation of wimps in a world at war

    Politicians don’t fight fair and neither do journalists

    There is no place in the civilized world for Islam

  • Brian

    You really didn’t learn a damn thing.