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DOMINIONISM IN THE NEWS

Filed at 9:33 pm under by dcobranchi

Michael Farris was interviewed yesterday on NPR’s Fresh Air concerning Patrick Henry Bible College’s faculty revolt. I haven’t been able to listen to it yet, as the Windows Media File appears to be corrupted.

And in a similar vein, Christian Dominionism is the subject of a new book by Michelle Goldberg. Helen Hegener has a lengthy essay as it relates to home education here. And Michelle Goldberg has been leading a very interesting discussion of her book at TPMCafe.

The book’s on my list of summer reading.

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May 25th, 2006
at 10:30 pm

[…] Valerie Bonham Moon, Helen Hegener and Daryl Cobranchi have all been posting about the recent Dominionism in the news. […]


Comment by
sam
May 26th, 2006
at 3:02 am

I’m a bit of a Fresh Air geek, my daily highlight being when I time lunch prep to fit perfectly with my favorite NPR show. I have never shouted back at the radio as when I heard Mr. Farris misleading the nation. Damn it! I homeschool and am not like “that.” Why can’t someone interview a normal person who homeschools? Why?


Comment by
COD
May 26th, 2006
at 9:20 am

I just listened to the whole interview. He comes off sounding like a politician, which ultimately is what he really wants to be. He weasels around a lot of his more controversial positions, while claiming he no threat to anybody and just wants homeschoolers to be left alone, blah blah blah.


Comment by
Helen
May 26th, 2006
at 10:49 am

We listened to it – the program’s always interesting no matter who’s being interviewed – and Farris came off sounding pretty much as expected. He’s a lawyer, trained in smoothly making people see things his way, and he’s an expert at re-framing issues to suit his own purposes. Terri Gross asked some good pointed questions, which Farris mostly sidestepped, but in the end the interview dissolved into just another discussion about the same old homeschooling issues. And that’s too bad, because it left me feeling once again like this whole larger concept that Farris and Co. are working determindedly to “Take back the land” is just not being taken seriously enough, which I think is a big mistake.


Comment by
Audrey
May 26th, 2006
at 11:56 am

Hearing this man and his ilk just makes me want to retreat even farther into the Canadian hinterlands.


Comment by
Lioness
May 26th, 2006
at 1:23 pm

Goldberg’s book has fallen off my summer reading list after I read several reviews that sounded like books I had already read before, with maybe less balance.

Make no mistake, Dominionists scare me. But Goldberg seems to use too broad a brush.


Comment by
Rikki
May 27th, 2006
at 3:43 pm

I’m not quite sure what ‘dominionism’ is…


Comment by
Rikki
May 27th, 2006
at 3:47 pm

ahh, read the book link. Interesting how it’s ok to totally rule over people’s lives so long as you aren’t oh….following the taliban?
If it looks like a duck…
Anyways, yeah, scary stuff.


Comment by
J Aron
May 28th, 2006
at 9:32 pm

The Dominion – weren’t they bad guys on Star Trek DS9?