The argument that at least the the Political Right stands for morality and will send the homosexuals, the abortionists, the pornographers, etc. packing is not good enough. Hitler did the same in Germany; and, in addition, he made the trains run on time. But the price for all that was the Holocaust and the Diktatur (dictatorship). Is that the kind of exchange Christians are willing to make? - anti-Semites, fascists, racists, Moonies, etc. for abortionists, pornographers, homosexuals, etc.? If that's the case, Christians have surely lost their way!
Christians would do well to consider: what German in May of 1945 wouldn't have gladly exchanged the so-called morality of Hitler's Germany for the problems that they had had with the "socialists" of the Weimar Republic (1919-1933)? In their haste to tie their fate to right-wing elements which so clearly have been tainted with the stain of fascism, anti-Semitism and racism, Christians may be closer to the same bargain the Germans of 1933 made than they really know.
And exactly what do we mean here? Well, let's look at some of those in the Political Right that Christians are now associating themselves with - and not just "bit-players," but "movers and shakers" - most all of whom are associated in one way or another with the Council on National Policy (CNP), the elite coordinating agency put together by Tim LaHaye, Pat Robertson, Joseph Coors and Nelson Bunker Hunt as a means of introducing luminaries in the Political and Economic Right to members of the Religious Right. Take Richard Shoff, for example, owner of Lincoln Log Homes in North Carolina; Schoff is a former Ku Klux Klan leader in Indiana. Then there's Jay Parker and John McGoff, both involved in trying to prop up the extreme racial policies of the former South African government (again, belying any avowal that the CNP might make regarding God's love for all mankind, not just simply the white race.) Then there's Reed Larson of the National Right to Work Committee (NRTWC) and Don McAlvany, a contributing editor to the John Birch Society's weekly, New American; McAlvany once made a statement suggesting that someone might want to kill Desmond Tutu; he quickly retracted the statement, but ...
Then there is William D'Onofrio, who has been tied to Ralph Scott, who is a past vice-president of DANK, a pro-Nazi group; James McClellan, an associate of Roger Pearson [who (i.e., Pearson) once said that inferior races should be exterminated - please see our article, "Racism And Right-Wing Christianity"]; Robert Grant, chairman of Christian Voice, which is tied to Moon's Unification Church network; Ron Godwin, formerly second in command to Jerry Falwell and now an executive in Moon's publishing empire.
That people who call themselves Christian can tolerate ties which so clearly connect them to fascists, anti-Semites, racists and Moonies does not say much for the brand of Christianity they represent. Exchanging a situation in this country which is dominated by "secular humanists" for one which is dominated by anti-Semites, fascists, racists and Moonies is akin to jumping from the frying pan into the fire: it doesn't make sense, and Christians had better wake up to this fact before it's too late.
Written By S. R. Shearer