The Christian Right Adopts a 50-State Strategy

Jun 21, 2018

By Katherine Stewart

If you want to understand American politics today, starting with the prospects for the 2018 midterm elections, you need to know Jim Domen. By the time he was in middle school, Mr. Domen knew he was different. His attraction to boys confused him. He knew it would shock his parents, born-again Christians.

“I tried to read the Bible, and I prayed to change the sinful desires,” Mr. Domen told a radio interviewer in 2013. He tried dating girls, but that didn’t work either.

When he eventually told his parents, they were “devastated,” he has said. They ordered him to seek treatment from a Christian counselor, but his attractions persisted.

For several years in his 20s, Mr. Domen has said, he had a relationship with a man. After the couple split up, Mr. Domen enrolled as a seminary student at Azusa Pacific University, an evangelical Christian university in Azusa, Calif., and it was there that his life changed at last. He met his future wife; took a job at the California Family Council, an affiliate of Focus on the Family, an organization that promotes “biblical” answers to America’s social problems; and worked toward the passage of Proposition 8, California’s 2008 statewide ballot initiative stating that “only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California.”

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One comment on “The Christian Right Adopts a 50-State Strategy”

  • The Christian Right is also recruiting liars for Jesus in the UK!

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-44668185

    Former cabinet minister [ now Reverand] Jonathan Aitken, who was jailed for 18 months in 1999, is becoming a prison chaplain.

    He is among 32 deacons being ordained at St Paul’s Cathedral.

    The ex-Tory MP, who . . . … will be based at St Matthew’s Church Westminster.

    The ordination ceremony is the first to be conducted by a female bishop of London – the Rt Rev Sarah Mullally.

    He admitted to perjury and perverting the course of justice, following the collapse of his libel case against the Guardian and World in Action. [and spent seven months in prison]

    He tried it on, with a false and perverse libel claim against media critics, and got caught lying in court!

    While in prison he became part of a prayer group which included murderers and an armed robber, he told the Times.

    After being released he took a degree in theology at the University of Oxford.

    He sounds like just the sort of “Christian” who is being recruited to the White House!



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