First Amendment Advocate, Vol. 2, No. 1, June 2001
The Newsletter of the Oklahoma Chapter of Americans United
Daily Oklahoman Eulogizes Founder of Christian Reconstructionism
By Dr. Bruce Prescott
In a March 10, 2001 editorial entitled “Scholar, Pastor, Friend” the Daily Oklahoman eulogized Rousas John Rushdoony as “A man of rare grace . . . a scholar with a pastor’s heart. . . (whose) care extended not only to fellow Protestants, but also to Catholic friends influenced by his integrity.”
Rushdoony founded the rapidly growing Christian Reconstructionist movement that views democracy as heresy and promotes the establishment of a Christian theocracy in America.
Rushdoony and his followers oppose democracy and religious liberty because, ”In the name of toleration, the believer is asked to associate on a common level of total acceptance with the atheist, the pervert, the criminal, and the adherents of other religions.”
Rushdoony and his followers advocate:
Among prominent Oklahoman’s sympathetic to Reconstructionism are State Representative Bill Graves who has published articles in Rushdoony’s monthly journal, the Chalcedon Report.
To learn more about Christian Reconstructionism visit their website at www.chalcedon.edu
Or, see “Prophets of a Biblical America,” in the April 12, 1989 issue of the Wall Street Journal.
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