Barton: "Anything The Bible Talks About Should Not Be Considered Secular"

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As we noted earlier, Jon Stewart and Mike Huckabee had an extended discussion on last night's "The Daily Show" about David Barton and the entire Religious Right agenda to claim that the United States is and always ought to be a Christian nation governed by Biblical principles.

 

In the third clip, Huckabee claimed that Stewart was "an incredible exaggerator" on this issue, which was rooted in needless fear about their intentions.

 

Given that much of this discussion was rooted in Huckabee's praise for, and defense of, Barton, I wanted to stress the point that Barton is not simply encouraging Christians to take an active role in politics and the culture, but is rather a Seven Mountains Dominionist who believes that every - every - element of our government and society ought to be structured in accordance with the Bible so that those who hold a "secular viewpoint cannot survive." This includes everything from abolishing the Minimum Wage and Estate Tax to setting our immigration policies, all in accordance with the Bible and all on the grounds that God will hold everyone accountable for how they vote.

Tags: barton, christians, david, dominionists, government, huckabee, secular, seven-mountains, usa

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So because God's ok with slavery, "secular" legislation forbidding it should be repealed?
God has a lot of concerns about ketchup standards? How does god get anything done when he is busy counting the rat poop portions in pickles? Geez, no wonder he never gets around to answering prayer.  He has to make sure all those guys and gals fishing in the national parks aren't going over their limit and no underage person buys an R rated movie.  You know, the really important stuff.

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