Wednesday, April 18, 2007

[Opinion] Krugman: There really is a vast (religious) conspiracy

"In 1981, Gary North, a leader of the Christian Reconstructionist movement - the openly theocratic wing of the Christian right - suggested that the movement could achieve power by stealth. "Christians must begin to organize politically within the present party structure," he wrote, "and they must begin to infiltrate the existing institutional order."

Today, Regent University, founded by the televangelist Pat Robertson to provide "Christian leadership to change the world," boasts that it has 150 graduates working in the Bush administration.


You see, Regent isn't a religious university the way Loyola or Yeshiva are religious universities. It's run by someone whose first reaction to Sept. 11 was to brand it God's punishment for America's sins.


Next week Rudy Giuliani will be speaking at Regent's Executive Leadership Series."

The Mercury News,

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