In FPM there is an article about books that portray the far lefts fear of theocracy. Theocracy is a bad idea and almost entirely a Muslim experience. There are only a handful of Jewish nuts who seek this for Israel. The concern of the authors is not those who impose Sharia on non-believers but Christians in America.
The United States has a long standing history of Civil law. On a practical matter if we were to create a Christion Theocracy whose canon would we use. This is yet another example of mindless leftists hyperventilating about imagined fears while ignoring a starker reality.
Most of the people who read this blog know I am secular, but from a religious family.
The beloved Rav Roov is a fairly normal religious person, even for a clergy man. He wants to practice his faith as he interprets it without freaks like Ruth Bader Ginsburg deciding how he should conduct his services. The beloved Rav Roov is Orthodox and men and women sit seperately. As an Orthodox Rabbi he would not handle a gay marriage. Rav Roov should also be free to make his sermons ( Dvar Torah) as he sees fit.
The reality is God just is not PC. A PC god would be a colosal bore and very vanilla.
Those Congregations that embrace a Vanilla version of Christianity often find the pews empty. The reality is most religious Christians are not that different from Rav Roov. Most want to practice their faith as they define it without the intervention of freaks in black robes or bug eyed Marxists.
Oddly the most unhinged of the Christophobes are the sons of treason. There is something surreal about a group of nuts who advocate a system that has produced Gulags, Killing Fields, Boat People, Class Genocide, Neoslavery and deliberate starvation worrying about the 700 club or the viewers of the late Zola Leavitt. A recent version of this came on Redwines excellent blog where an unhinged Marxist was worried about the spread of Christianity in India. Christians do not behead people or engage in any large scale terrorism. Those that rail about one or two abortion clinic bombeers are mixing apples and oranges. The overwhelming vast preponderance of terrorist activity has been done via Koran or Manifesto and often a fusion of the two.
Most Christians want government to respect religious traditions but recognize the cleavage of Civil and religious law. Tuition tax credits are an example of a policy that many religious people would seek. Many wish to bypass the far left teachers union pc idiocy for a religious education. Parents would like to send their children to private schools and should get tax credits for doing so.
The only time that the State should ever get involved with a religion is when the religion exhorts people to violence. Any call to a domestic Jihad should be treated as incitement to riot. Freedom of speech and religion never has protected criminal acts such as treason, sedition and incitement to riot.
Beamish in 08.