I’m not American, and I don’t live in America. Nevertheless, being British (in fact, any member of the human race) I am inherently affected by US Politics and the American Government’s influence across the globe. Unfortunately, US Politics is intertwined with religious dogma and fundamentalism. It didn’t start with George ‘dubyah’ Bush but he certainly helped cement the Christian right-wing philosophy into the public eye across the globe.
Unfortunately, this religious influence, specifically Christian influence is only going to get stronger if Obama fails to hold onto the Presidency. Republican theocracy will reign supreme if any of their front-runners end up taking the top job. Michelle Bachmann, Sarah Palin, and of course, Rick Perry are some of the scariest people I’ve ever seen. Scary not just because of their beliefs, as many people share them, but really scary because they could end up being the most powerful people on Earth. We should all be worried.
The following post from ‘The Daily Beast’ goes into far more detail, but highlights the problem at hand:
Put simply, Dominionism means that Christians have a God-given right to rule all earthly institutions. Originating among some of America’s most radical theocrats, it’s long had an influence on religious-right education and political organizing. But because it seems so outré, getting ordinary people to take it seriously can be difficult.
I’m actually worried.