So Help Me God

The Ten Commandments, Judicial Tyranny, and the Battle for Religious Freedom

Author: Roy Moore,John Perry

Publisher: Wnd Books

ISBN: 9781935071228

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 275

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In his first overseas trip as president, Barack Obama assured other nations that America is not a Christian nation. Former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore begs to differ. Moore, who rose to national prominence when he disobeyed the order of a federal judge to remove a monument to the Ten Commandments from his courthouse, makes the compelling case that the state must acknowledge the moral principles on which America was founded and that it is not illegal to do so. While the separation of church and state may be a credible and legitimate tenet, it has been misconstrued and abused during the last 40 years. Moore swore to uphold the Constitution of the United States. His critics, both within conservative circles and without, have maintained that he violated the law by disobeying. But Moore argues that those who ordered him to violate his oath in fact broke the law. So Help Me God articulates why Moore believes elected and appointed government officials have the right and the obligation to acknowledge God as the foundation of American government.

Summary: So Help Me God

Review and Analysis of Judge Roy Moore's Book

Author: BusinessNews Publishing

Publisher: Primento

ISBN: 2511001632

Category: Political Science

Page: 44

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The must-read summary of Judge Roy Moore's book: “So Help Me God: The Ten Commandments, Judicial Tyranny and the Battle for Religious Freedom”. This complete summary of "So Help Me God" by Roy Moore, a prominent American judge and Republican politician, presents his explanation of the reasoning behind the decision to refuse the order of a federal judge to remove a Ten Commandment monument from the Alabama state court. He argues that government officials have the right and the obligation to acknowledge God as the foundation of American government and jurisprudence. Added-value of this summary: • Save time • Understand how religion plays a key part in the basis of the American government and judicial system • Expand your knowledge of American politics and society To learn more, read "So Help Me God" and discover America's origins as a Christian nation and how state and church should perhaps not be obligated to separate in some circumstances.

Reaping the Whirlwind

Liberal Democracy and the Religious Axis

Author: John R. Pottenger

Publisher: Georgetown University Press

ISBN: 1589014049

Category: Religion

Page: 352

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As early as the sixteenth century the liberal democratic state has been forced to confront the question of religion in politics. The result has been a tense and uncomfortable balancing act. Today, in the public square of liberal democracy, a number of religious confessions and beliefs compete for attention. In the American experience, some sense of religious pluralism and relative social harmony has been maintained. However, for this relationship to prevail, a tension must continue to exist—one that balances the political and social pursuits of self-interest with meeting the objectives of the common good. In Reaping the Whirlwind, John R. Pottenger shows how this process began in the modern world, and how societies attempt to manage this ongoing conflict. The first part of the book lays the groundwork of his analysis by using examples from history to demonstrate the genesis of political and religious "whirlwinds." It goes on to explore contemporary case studies, such as conflicts between Mormons and Evangelicals in the United States, liberation theology in Latin America, Islam and the state in Uzbekistan, and radical Christian reconstructionism. Pottenger believes that the formal institutions of liberal democracy should maintain this turbulence, even as religious activism threatens to upset the balance. He concludes by advocating religious liberty and recognizing the individual and social need for expression. At the same time, he maintains that the survival of liberal democracy requires that these religious traditions not dominate the public sphere.

Culture Wars

An Encyclopedia of Issues, Viewpoints, and Voices

Author: Roger Chapman

Publisher: M.E. Sharpe

ISBN: 0765622505

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 768

View: 5980


A collection of letters from a cross-section of Japanese citizens to a leading Japanese newspaper, relating their experiences and thoughts of the Pacific War.

God's Own Country

Religion and Politics in the USA

Author: Stephen Bates

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444703536

Category: Religion

Page: 400

View: 2295


Right-wing evangelical Christianity has come to dominate American political and social life in recent years, dividing the country and sparking cultural and moral battles. High politics and low tactics frame a fierce debate which goes much further back in the country's history than the accession of George W. Bush in 2001. It's a battle that sears America's soul and affects the world. In this book Stephen Bates explains why what happens in the Bible Belt matters to us and how there are those who hope to export the battle to Britain. American fundamentalist religion has the potential to impact on crucial and acutely dangerous areas of the world. Its priorities are often arcane and sometimes weird. But it is already affecting American government policy at home and abroad: not least in Israel and the Middle East. How is religion affecting the current presidential elections and where will America's battle for its soul take the world next?

Blueprint for Theocracy

The Christian Right's Vision for America

Author: James C. Sanford

Publisher: Metacomet Books

ISBN: 0974704296

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

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This investigation sheds new light on the confrontational stance the religious right has taken toward contemporary America by examining the nature and origins of its highly charged ideas. It traces its belief system, commonly called the "Christian Worldview," to four Christian thinkers (Abraham Kuyper, Cornelius Van Til, Rousas John Rushdoony, and Francis Schaeffer) known for their anti-modernist, authoritarian, and in some cases, openly theocratic ideas. Although virtually unknown to most Americans, these men have been treated like patron saints by the religious right. Their ideas, seriously discussed within the movement and codified in Christian Worldview documents during the 1980s, have been widely disseminated to followers through textbooks and seminars, evolving over time into standard talking points. The book then examines how the ideology buttresses the movement's controversial, right-wing agenda. It explores how the Christian Worldview advances a concept of "total truth" that is unique to biblical Christians and enables them to redefine freedom, law, government, and even history and science, in their own infallible terms. A vision for the future and plan of action are formed on the basis of these certainties. The book concludes by discussing the danger the ideology poses to pluralist society and offers intelligent ways of confronting it.

Secret Corruption

Author: Scott Wallis

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 161996211X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 180

View: 8861


"This book will refresh and revive you to the beginning stages of a new revolution!" JEREMY LOPEZ, D.D. Identity Network, Inc., President "I recommend this book to everyone who is concerned about truth and justice being smothered and suppressed within the U.S." MARYAL BOUMANN Pray California, Director DO NOT go to court without FIRST reading this book! Reading it could save you BIG money! Not Reading it will cost you more! Rev. Scott Wallis, a leading pro se litigator, has represented himself in 50+ cases worth $5+ billion dollars before Illinois state and federal courts against top law firms. To date, his largest victory, the reversal of his $500+ million dollars lawsuit against parties that bankrupted USA Baby(R), Inc., America's Leading Specialty Retailer of Infant and Children's Furniture and Accessories(R). Court Street, a Multi-Trillion dollar industry, routinely dispenses injustice in justices' name. The attorney "fraternity" has ordained a black-robed wall of silent perdition, an inseparable barrier preventing what America and Main Street needs most - justice. Why? Money! Court Street is overseeing the greatest redistribution of wealth in mankind's history - from Main Street to Wall Street. Secret Corruption exposes hidden corruption taking place daily behind the walls of Court Street. Court Street's corruption is impacting your life; it is literally bankrupting America. Take a revealing look at our nation's most secretive and corrupt enterprise! Buy this book! "I urge everyone who desires that America returns to its Just Foundation to purchase this book and let your voice be heard!" MARK SILJANDER Member of Congress (ret.), 1977-81 United States Ambassador, 1987-88 Mohandas K. Gandhi Peace Award, 1996 Author, A Deadly Misunderstanding, 2008 "I commend this book to you, if you can keep your blood pressure under control: as you read it, you will share the outrage Scott expresses." GENE REDLIN Business Owner

The Religious Right

A Reference Handbook

Author: Glenn H. Utter,John Woodrow Storey

Publisher: Grey House Pub


Category: Political Science

Page: 503

View: 5319


Examines Christian conservatives' role in American life and politics, in a work featuring biographical profiles, survey data, primary documents, and a directory of organizations that support and oppose the religious right.

The Merits of Memory

Concepts, Contexts, Debates

Author: Hans-Jürgen Grabbe,Sabine Schindler

Publisher: Universitaetsverlag Winter


Category: Psychology

Page: 404

View: 8829


Papers presented at an international conference held in June 2005 in Wittenberg, Germany.