Tagged: Grover Norquist

The Deep Politics of God: The CNP, Dominionism, and the Ted Haggard Scandal (Part 1 of 2)

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by Paul Collins & Phillip Collins ©, Feb. 19th, 2007

Part 1 of 2

CNPCurrently, the majority of people in America associate the name of Ted Haggard with sexual scandals within the U.S. Evangelical movement. On November 2, 2006, Haggard was accused of engaging in a homosexual tryst (Harris, no pagination). This accusation was made by Michael Jones; a former gay escort/body builder who claims Haggard paid him for sex and drugs (no pagination). Jones went on Peter Boyles radio show on KHOW volunteering to take a polygraph test (Gorski and McPhee, no pagination). The test was administered by John Kresnik, who characterized Jones’ answers about sex as “deceptive” (no pagination). However, Jones said that he probably would not take another polygraph test (no pagination). This raises substantial doubts about the voracity of Jones’ claims, especially in light of Kresnik’s willingness to disregard the initial results because of Jones’ prior stress, lack of sleep, and an inability to eat (no pagination). Thus, at least some of the allegations against Haggard may prove to be false. Yet, that being said, it has been firmly established that Haggard bought methamphetamines (Harris, no pagination). Methamphetamines are supposed to enhance the sexual experience for homosexuals. Haggard also admitted to receiving a massage from Jones, which, of course, raises suspicions (no pagination).

In the end, America has been presented with an evangelical leader who has been involved in drug use and sexual immorality. The latest installment in a long series of depraved fiascos was engineered, in part, by Michael Jones. Essentially, Jones is a homosexual who wants to frustrate the efforts of traditionalists and conservatives who are trying to prevent homosexuality from being normalized. To achieve such an end, Jones probably exaggerated and embellished his story. Before anyone takes Jones’ story at face value, it should be remembered that he is a drug-dealing prostitute. Given that shady background, one does not have to be an evangelical Christian to suspect Jones of perpetrating some deception. The Haggard story is very tragic because there are no “good guys.” Instead, there are merely varying degrees of evil. A beleaguered America, tired of all the scandals and demoralization, is presented with the familiar portrait of a preacher who has fallen to immorality and hypocrisy. Yet, the only revelations that have been made available thus far are being provided by a moral reprobate whose only interest in exposing Haggard is the subversion of the traditionalist campaign to maintain sexual sanity.

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In Bed With the Enemy

by Paul David Collins ©, Sept. 28th, 2006

Huey Long once asserted that fascism would first appear in America as anti-fascism. Whether you consider the man to have been a hero or a tyrant, Long hit the nail on the head with this assertion. President George W. Bush recently characterized Arab terrorists as fascists. During a press conference held at his Texas ranch, Bush stated that the terrorists “try to spread their jihadist message – a message I call … Islamic radicalism, Islamic fascism” (Greene, no pagination). The President’s contention concerning Arab terrorists is, for the most part, correct. There is little difference between a radical Islamic fundamentalist and a goose-stepping Nazi. However, when one examines the American political landscape more closely, the tremendous hypocrisy of Bush’s statement becomes apparent. While denouncing Islamofascism in the public spotlight, criminal factions in the government are actually connected to the terrorists behind the scenes. Islamofascism is not merely the refuge of fanatics; it is a well-oiled, highly intricate, government-sponsored enterprise.

A key character connecting the government to the terrorist network is Grover Norquist. Norquist is a GOP/Bush operative who helped the President gain the support of Islamic people and organizations here in the United States. The Nation magazine referred to Norquist as “‘Field Marshal of the Bush Plan” (Gitell, no pagination). However, Norquist can be characterized as much more than just a Bush supporter. Grover Norquist is best described as the tie between the Administration and Islamists. Seth Gitell elaborates:

The Protestant Norquist is a founding director of the Islamic Institute, a socially conservative Muslim think tank that eschews international issues in favor of domestic issues such as tax cuts and faith-based initiatives. In addition, Norquist’s lobbying firm, Janus-Merritt Strategies LLC, was officially registered as a lobbyist for the Islamic Institute as well as for Abdurahman Alamoudi, the founder and former executive director of the American Muslim Council. Public records show that Alamoudi has done more than $20,000 worth of business with Norquist’s firm, on issues relating to Malaysia. (No pagination)

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