Global Christian Dominionism

Political Research Associates calls it
“Globalizing the Culture Wars.”

Background Research began in the mid 1990s.

Part of a collection on:
Global Pan-Aryan Religious Supremacist Movements
Working with multiple allies on collecting study materials on:
White Supremacist:
—US Protestant and Catholic Christian Right
—Russian Orthodox Christian Right
—Hindu Nationalist (Hindutva) Right

This page is being periodically updated to answer questions I am receiving from fellow journalist, scholars, and my frenetic Facebook friends.

Original Project Research by Ruby Sales

Editorial Assistance on this page from
Frederick Clarkson
James Scaminaci III


Apologists for the US Christian Right such as Ross Douthat in the New York Times are trying to misdirect the attention of journalists away from the existence of a global Christian Dominionist Movement.

One of the earliest signs that the US Christian Right was exporting global Christian dominionism was the work of Paul Weyrich, founder of the Free Congress Foundation in Washington, DC. Weyrich was especially interested in doctrinaire masculinist forms of  Catholic Christianity and supported the fascistic regime of Franco in Spain which Weyrich glorified as a model integralist political system.

Much of this is set in the frame of “Family Values” that is the public organizing principle of the World Congress of Families meeting from September 14-16 in the Republic of Moldova. The annual meeting is now sponsored in part by the International Organization for the Family.


One of the key networking groups is the World Congress of Families

 

 

 

 

The Statement by Igor Dodon

“Being the Leader of the country, in which for many centuries Christianity played a key part, I tend to support all initiatives related to the the unification of society and its return to true values, written in the Bible.”

 

Igor Dodon and Family

The other main images that appear on the home page for the conference:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blair Brown

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An interesting population description:

“This country, located in the middle zone of various cultural and historical currents in the south-east of the Central Europe – Carpatho-Balkan, Central European and Euro-Asian, for many thousands years of history, had harmoniously absorbed different cultural traditions and then created its own specific and unique features.”

Leni Riefenstahl would be proud.

(Bold red text added for emphasis)


Above by Jack Jenkins of RNS 19 July 2018


Not very useful overview from the Nation:

Russiagate Is Far Wider Than Trump and His Inner Circle:
It isn’t just the story of a few corrupt officials, or even a corrupt president. It’s the story of a corrupt Republican Party.
by David Klion, 17 July 2018


Background

Please forgive the messiness of this section.

RELIGIOUS FREEDOM AND THE CHRISTIAN RIGHT’S MASTERPIECE OF MANIPULATION

by Cole Parke, 5 December 2017


How Russia Became the Leader of the Global Christian Right

While the U.S. passed gay-rights laws, Moscow moved hard the other way. By CASEY MICHEL, February 09, 2017

How Dominionists Gained Control Of The Trump Campaign

by Jonathan Goodman, 09/01/2016 rev. Sep 02, 2016
(Note: much material is derived without proper credit from the research of Russ Bellant – See Below)


Putin says he speaks regularly to Trump, isn’t trying to divide Europe

Other Resources

Twitter Accounts of Responsible Journalists and Scholars Discussing these Issues Online:

@C_Stroop
@kathsstewart
@JeffSharlet
@HeerJeet
@michelleinbklyn
@FredClarkson
@addiestan
@sarahposner
@jason_a_w
@PRAEyesRight
@RightWingWatch

Tags to follow:

#TrumpRussia
#TreasonSummit
#MariaButina

The US Christian Right’s Dominionist outreach also extended to Africa, where it launched campaigns to outlaw abortion rights and rights for those in the LGBTQ communities.  This has been thoroughly documented by the Rev. Kapya John Kaoma of Political Research Associates.

http://www.kapyajohnkaoma.com/
American Culture Wars in Africa
Colonizing African Values
Gobalizing the Culture Wars


Background by Frederick Clarkson

Roy Moore & Ron Paul: The Politics Of Secession, Nullification, And Marriage Equality  22 February 201

===As it happens, the League [of the South] has been receiving encouragement from elements in Russia, particularly some who support Ukrainian separatists. [Hill] addressed, via Skype, a red/brown conference of anti-globalism activists, in Moscow in December 2014.  Hill told the conference that he sees American southern nationalism as an “historic ‘blood and soil’ movement” – an overt reference to 20th century ultra-German nationalism and Naziism.

===Hill reports that he also emphasized the League’s “direct Southern nationalist challenge to the political, economic, and financial engine of globalism – the Washington, DC/European Union alliance.”

===While the League has been networking with separatist movements around the world for a long time, the relationship with and support for pro-Russian, Ukrainian separatists has been growing.  On his Facebook page last year, Hill cast the situation as a battle between the “decadent West,” meaning the U.S. and the European Union (EU), and supposedly traditionalist Russia—which he described as “conservative, Orthodox, anti-Muslim and anti-PC.”

===“We Southerners, as Christian traditionalists,” he concluded, “ought to sympathize with those in Ukraine who would object to closer ties with the USA-EU regimes simply because of what they now stand for: multiculturalism, tolerance, and diversity; anti-Christian policies from abortion to homosexuality; open borders and the demographic displacement of native Whites; an aggressive foreign policy, including war, in the name of spreading liberal democracy. On the other hand, Russia today stands against such things.”

WHITE WARRIORS ON THE MARCH
League of the South is an Alabama-based theocratic, neo-confederate group that has long advocated for southern … 17 August 2017

DOMINIONISM BEYOND THE ROY MOORE MOMENT

RELIGIOUS FREEDOM AND THE CHRISTIAN RIGHT’S MASTERPIECE OF MANIPULATION



Launching the Culture Wars and the Roots of Christian Dominionism

A study of the  nexus between Global Christian Dominionism and White Supremacy.

See: Russ Bellant, The Coors Connection: How Coors Family Philanthropy Undermines Democratic Pluralism (Boston: South End Press and Political Research Associates, 1991).

Paul Weyrich’s Closet Fascist Collaborators:

Sanitizing Nazi Collaborationists as glorious Christian Anti-Communist Republicans

See: Russ Bellant, Old Nazis, the New Right and the Reagan Administration: The Role of Domestic Fascist Networks in the Republican Party and Their Effect on U.S. Cold War Policies (Boston, Mass.: South End Press and Political Research Associates, 1991);

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Special thanks to Fred Clarkson and Ruby Sales