Do not read this post by Peter Greene unless you are a Christian. Do not read it unless you are a Dominionist and believe in the battle to advance God’s kingdom on this earth.

You see, our Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos just won an award for her work on behalf of God.

Peter Greene writes:

“Dominionism argues that the US should be a literal Christian nation, its government run by Christians. It comes in varying degrees of severity, with varying amounts of nationalism mixed in. One of the major proponents of American (i.e. US) dominionism was D. James Kennedy, a minister and broadcaster in Florida. Sample quote: To be a true Christian citizen means to “take dominion over all things as vice-regents of God.” Or there’s this one:

“Our job is to reclaim America for Christ, whatever the cost. As the vice regents of God, we are to exercise godly dominion and influence over our neighborhoods, our schools, our government, our literature and arts, our sports arenas, our entertainment media, our news media, our scientific endeavors—in short, over every aspect and institution of human society….

“It’s a view that represents what we think of as the culture wars, only on steroids. These are folks who see themselves as warriors for God, fighting to drive secularism and evil and wrong religions (like, you know, Islam) out of all aspects of US life….

“It should be said that plenty of folks within the Christian church are not fans of this stuff–but plenty of others are all too happy to see themselves as warriors for God, and many of those folks are in elected office right now. The Center stays in touch with many of these folks, holding Bible classes for Congress and support for those who are doing God’s work of reclaiming the seven mountains. The Center also gives out an annual award– the Distinguished Christian Statesman Award. You can see the kind of goals these folks support. Past recipients include Mike Pence, John Ashcroft, and Mike Huckabee. They just handed out the 2019 award.

“The recipient was Betsy DeVos.”

Forgive if I don’t applaud. As a Jew and a member of a very small minority, I find frightening this drive to restore the “Dominion.”

I believe in separation of church and state as the bulwark that protects religious freedom. That used to be the American Way, not the Amway.