The Religious Right: America’s Al-Quaeda?

You may not think the Christian Right is anything like Al-Quaeda, but most people should think Conservative Christians are Wacko-Crackpots who give me the heebee-jeebees. You heard me, the Religious Right gives me the heebee-jeebees, creepy-crawlies, and the willies. You may ask, “How could a bunch of well meaning Christians give you the heebee-jeebees?” Brother, they ain’t well meaning.

Here are the ways I compare them to Al-Quaeda:

  1. They want to take over America and control it
  2. They want to make women subservient
  3. They hate people who aren’t like them
  4. They are so crazy, sometimes I can’t understand what they’re talking about

I am going to use the words of some Christian leaders to validate my assertions. Their own words shall condemn them. It’s so Biblical!


They want to take over America and control it.

"The mission of the Christian Coalition is simple," says Pat Robertson. It is "to mobilize Christians -- one precinct at a time, one community at a time -- until once again we are the head and not the tail, and at the top rather than the bottom of our political system." Robertson predicts that "the Christian Coalition will be the most powerful political force in America by the end of this decade." And, "We have enough votes to run this country...and when the people say, 'We've had enough,' we're going to take over!"--Pat Robertson
"When I said during my presidential bid that I would only bring Christians and Jews into the government, I hit a firestorm. `What do you mean?' the media challenged me. `You're not going to bring atheists into the government? How dare you maintain that those who believe in the Judeo Christian values are better qualified to govern America than Hindus and Muslims?' My simple answer is, `Yes, they are.'" --from Pat Robertson's "The New World Order," page 218.

See my point? They think everything should be controlled by Christians and everyone else should shut up and learn their place or become Evangelicals.


They want to make women subservient

"I know this is painful for the ladies to hear, but if you get married, you have accepted the headship of a man, your husband. Christ is the head of the household and the husband is the head of the wife, and that's the way it is, period."--Pat Robertson, "The 700 Club," 1/8/92
"I listen to feminists and all these radical gals... These women just need a man in the house. That's all they need. Most of the feminists need a man to tell them what time of day it is and to lead them home. And they blew it and they're mad at all men. Feminists hate men. They're sexist. They hate men; that's their problem." Jerry Falwell

Alright, the second quote doesn’t really prove my point. However, it does make the assertion that if women have a problem with men then it’s the fault of the woman, not the man. If he had said that in my Mom’s presence he would have been rewarded with a black eye.


They hate people who aren’t like them

"I want you to just let a wave of intolerance wash over you. I want you to let a wave of hatred wash over you. Yes, hate is good...Our goal is a Christian nation. We have a Biblical duty, we are called by God, to conquer this country. We don't want equal time. We don't want pluralism."--Randall Terry, Founder of Operation Rescue, The News-Sentinel, Fort Wayne, Indiana, 8-16-93
"You say you're supposed to be nice to the Episcopalians and the Presbyterians and the Methodists and this, that, and the other thing. Nonsense. I don't have to be nice to the spirit of the Antichrist. I can love the people who hold false opinions but I don't have to be nice to them."--Pat Robertson, The 700 Club, January 14, 1991

I remember reading in the Gospel of John where the Lord told his disciples, “Verily I say unto you, hate is good.” No, I’m sorry, that’s not right. I must be thinking of something else. Who said that? Um…I think…that’s right, it was Satan. Also, I’d like to know what kind of love justifies not being nice to people.


They are so crazy, sometimes I can’t understand what they’re talking about

(talking about Planned Parenthood) "It is teaching kids to fornicate, teaching people to have adultery, every kind of bestiality, homosexuality, lesbianism-everything that the Bible condemns."--Pat Robertson, "The 700 Club," 4/9/91

He’s right. They have some awesome brochures. I like “Bestiality and You: A Giude for Beginners.” and “You Can, You Should, You Must Do Everything the Bible Condemns.”

"Just like what Nazi Germany did to the Jews, so liberal America is now doing to the evangelical Christians. It's no different. It is the same thing. It is happening all over again. It is the Democratic Congress, the liberal-based media and the homosexuals who want to destroy the Christians. Wholesale abuse and discrimination and the worst bigotry directed toward any group in America today. More terrible than anything suffered by any minority in history."--Pat Robertson, 1993 interview with Molly Ivins

Let me get this straight. Liberals have created concentration camps where they are enslaving and killing Evangelicals. Christians are now more persecuted than Jews, Blacks, Homosexuals, Women, Muslims, Kurds and Basques.

"The feminist agenda is not about equal rights for women. It is about a socialist, anti-family political movement that encourages women to leave their husbands, kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism, and become lesbians." -- Pat Robertson, fundraising letter, 1992

I know some feminists. They’re always going on about infanticide, hexes, the evils of a free market and …well…having sexual relations with other women.

(talking about 9/11)"The abortionists have got to bear some burden for this because God will not be mocked. And when we destroy 40 million little innocent babies, we make God mad. I really believe that the pagans, and the abortionists, and the feminists, and the gays and the lesbians who are actively trying to make that an alternative lifestyle, the ACLU, People for the American Way, all of them who have tried to secularize America, I point the finger in their face and say: you helped this happen." Jerry Falwell (speaking with Pat Robertson shortly after 9/11)

I always forget that 9/11 had nothing to do with terrorists flying planes into buildings and everything to do with the ACLU.


For your safety, if you see any of these people, run away!

Jerry Falwell:

at Robertson:

Randall Terry:

Ralph Reed:

Michael Jackson:
Not a Conservative Christian, but still freaky.

The Moral: Go ahead and be a Christian, but don't be crazy. It is true that Jesus was radical but he never tried to take over Israel, make woman subservient or teach hate.

February 2006