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Enemies on the Left, False Friends on the Right – Part 20

“Conspiracy theorizing about the Christian Right’s supposedly “secret” agenda involves highlighting the hate-mongering and bizarre ideas of a handful of Christian Right players while neglecting the broad popularity of dominion theology.” — Sara Diamond, “Dominion Theology: The Truth About the Christian Right’s Bid for Power”

Gary Kilgore North, PhD

Dr. Gary North

Does the name Gary North ring a bell with anyone? For decades North has made a living predicting modern society will end in panic and ruin. In 1980, he forecast rationing of housing and a nuclear war with the Soviet Union. He warned his followers to buy “gold, silver, grain, a safe place outside the major cities.” Then AIDS became the threat, “In North’s 1987 essay, The Plague Has Come at Last, he predicted millions of deaths by AIDS, and stated, “In 1992, we will run out of available hospital beds…. The world will eventually panic.”

He was also the apocalyptic herald of the destruction which would result from Y2K with the computer changeover to the year 2000. Here is an archived page from his website on January 25, 1999, expounding on the tragedies which would result from the crash of our entire system. He was nicknamed “Scary Gary” in tech circles due to his fear-mongering. In a 1997 email, North made this statement, “Of course I want to see Y2K bring down the system. I have hoped for this all of my adult life.”

Gary North was selling fear, and he made a lot of money doing just that. [Link] He wants a crash of our system. Why? Because out of this wreckage, North and many other Christian Reconstructionist men hope to build a harsh biblical order where sinners, such as adulterers and homosexuals, disobedient children, etc., can be severely punished, even executed, preferably by stoning.

Gary Kilgore North, (born February 1942) is a Christian
Dominionist/Reconstructionist (D/R) theorist and economic historian, and a charter member of the secretive Council for National Policy (CNP). He is also a libertarian theocrat. North has authored or coauthored over fifty books on topics including Christian theology, economics, and history. He is an Associated Scholar of the libertarian Ludwig von Mises Institute (the U.S. center for Austrian economics), recipient of its 2004 Rothbard Medal (Murray Rothbard was one of the founders), and contributor of hundreds of articles for LewRockwell.com, the newsletter of the Institute’s founder and chairman.

North is the son-in-law of the late Rousas John Rushdoony (also a charter member of the Council for National Policy). R.J. Rushdoony was the founder of Christian Reconstructionism. The most prominent example of Dominion Theology and Theonomy is the Christian Reconstructionist movement. Theonomy is from theos (god) and nomos (law) and is the idea, espoused by Christian Reconstructionists, that Mosaic law should be observed by modern societies, that we are to live under the Old Testament laws. Some components of (D/R) are very similar to Islam. They want a theocracy, and a theonomy which includes stoning sinners in the streets.

Rousas John Rushdoony

rushRousas John Rushdoony

Born in 1916 and heavily influenced by the writings of Reconstructionist, Cornelius Van Til, Rushdoony founded the Chalcedon Foundation in California in 1965. His 1973 book, The Institutes of Biblical Law, remains the handbook of Christian Reconstructionism, laying out all its principles and goals.

A core of anti-Semitism exists in Rushdoony’s Reconstructionism. He has been accused of Holocaust Denial and racism. In The Institutes of Biblical Law, he uses the 1967 work Judaism and the Vatican by Léon de Poncins as a source for Paul Rassinier‘s figure of 1.2 million Jewish deaths during the Holocaust, and the claim that Paul Hilberg calculated the number at 896,292, and further asserts that very many of these died of epidemics. He calls the charge of 6 million Jewish deaths “false witness” against Germany. He never retracted this statement.

Just as his father-in-law did, North has endorsed Holocaust denial. When old issues of Reason Magazine were unearthed by journalist Mark Ames, he found that North had contributed a supportive article to an issue dedicated to denial of the Holocaust. This was the same year North was Ron Paul’s congressional aide. North’s article in Reason mocked the Holocaust as “the Establishment’s favorite horror story” and questioned “the supposed execution of 6 million Jews by Hitler.” North also painted other rabidly anti-Semitic Holocaust deniers in a positive light, praising the works of David Hoggan, author of “The Myth of the Six Million,” French neo-fascist Paul Rassinier, and American historian Harry Elmer Barnes, considered the godfather of American Holocaust denial literature. [Link] North states, “There is only one Bride; God is not a bigamist. He took no gentile wife under the Old Covenant, and He will not accept a pale imitation of Old Covenant Israel – modern Judaism – as His wife in the future.”

God doesn’t change, and the relationship between the Lord and the children of Israel is confirmed many times in scripture. In Jeremiah 3:14, we read the words, “Turn, O backsliding children, saith the Lord; for I am married unto you.”

And the prophet Isaiah, in a chapter about the wife of Jehovah, plainly states, “For thy Maker is thine HUSBAND; the LORD of hosts is his name; and thy Redeemer the Holy One of Israel” (Isaiah 54:5). The entire book of Hosea is about the Lord God and his Wife, Israel.

Having studied the Holocaust and anti-Semitism in the church for over 30 years, I fully believe there were far more than six million Jews, and six million Christians, Gypsies, and Homosexuals who were murdered by the Nazis.

Rushdoony was also an early advocate of home schooling, peppered with his religious doctrine. (North is now is the leader of Ron Paul’s home school curriculum.) Rushdooney was also a board member of the Rutherford Institute headed by John Whitehead (also a CNP member).

Originally an activist in libertarian and anti-communist groups, North came under the influence of R. J. Rushdoony and married his daughter. Beginning in 1963, Rushdoony helped North secure a series of jobs working for the Volker Fund and the Foundation for Economic Education. So by the time North went to work for Rushdoony’s Chalcedon Foundation in 1973, he was a bona fide veteran of the libertarian movement.

The two had a falling out over an obscure bit of doctrine and stopped speaking. North moved to Tyler, Texas, and founded the Institute for Christian Economics where he focuses on economic aspects of Christian Reconstructionism. He is the primary publisher of Reconstructionist material today.

Let’s take a look at the origins and tenets of Dr. North’s Reconstructionist doctrine.

Dominion Theology

The earliest expression of Dominionism is in the writings of Francis Schaeffer whose book, A Christian Manifesto, was long an important text for the whole Christian Right. Schaeffer argued that America was founded as a Christian Nation, that humanists had replaced God with their “concern with human progress,” and that Christians must reestablish control of all human institutions. They desire a theocracy, which is a country ruled by their form of religious leaders.

The Biblical, and most important, basis for their belief in Dominion Theology is Genesis 1:26, “And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth..” For most Christians, this simply means that humans have dominion over the natural world; for Dominionists, this means that Christians have, and must take, dominion over everything, including other people. Mix in Rushdoony’s Reconstructionism, and you have a blend that is quite different from orthodox Christianity.

Basic Beliefs of Christian Reconstructionism

Christian Reconstructionism is an explicitly hyper-Calvinist movement. Christian Reconstructionists look to 17th century Geneva under John Calvin for inspiration. In Geneva, he rejected Papal authority, and established a new scheme of civic and ecclesiastical governance. He is famous for his teachings and writings and infamous for his role in the execution of Michael Servetus. Reconstructionists accept that there should be separate spheres under governmental and church control, but that the government must submit to biblical precepts as defined and interpreted by the church (their doctrine, of course). There is little practical distinction between this and a Christian theocracy. So from the very beginning, according to Dominionism, God has commanded the creation of a totalitarian government.

Reconstructionists agree on the following principles

God’s sovereignty over all humanity and the world.
 A Christian theonomy (the idea, espoused by Reconstructionists, that all 613 Mosaic laws should be observed by modern societies, eliminating only a few.)
 A Christian theocracy – Most evangelicals are pre-millennialists, believing that Christ will return before establishing a utopian 1,000 year reign of believers. However, Reconstructionists believe that this 1,000 year reign must come first, and only after this will Christ return. Jesus is literally waiting for Christians to establish a Christian theocracy. Christian Reconstructionism is thus more optimistic than evangelicalism and fundamentalism because it teaches that a perfect Christian society is possible.

Since 1963, when I was a Goldwater girl, I have watched society crumble, the culture decay, the total corruption of all political realms, and the failure of the churches to speak the truth and lead their congregations to the truth of the Bible, and to work to save our God given rights in this Republic. Highly unlikely we’re headed for a “perfect” Christian society.

For Reconstructionists, the Christian Church is the New Israel. Christians, not Jews, are God’s chosen people and are those whom God has a special covenant. If Christians keep the covenant, they will be rewarded. If they don’t, they will be punished, as will the whole nation. The basis of this belief is called “replacement theology” and leads to anti-Semitism. More on this in part 21.

Well-known Christian Reconstructionists include Jay Grimstead, Greg Bahnsen, David Chilton, Gary DeMar, D. James Kennedy, Kenneth L. Gentry, Jr., Rev. P. Andrew Sandlin, Randall Terry, George Grant, David Barton, Howard Phillips, Chuck Colson, Earl Paulk, Rick Joyner, Tommy Tenny, Fred Price, Francis Frangipane, Kenneth Hagin, C. Peter Wagner, Gen. Jerry Boykin, Don Wildmon, and many others who are/were leaders in the Christian right and/or members of the Council for National Policy. [Link]

Who Practices Dominionist /Reconstructionist Theology

D/R is prevalent in the Pentecostal community as “Kingdom Now,” “Dominion Theology,” and/or “Restoration Theology.” The Pentecostal charismatic churches are where some of the earliest strains of dominionism showed up, and dominionism is actually an integral part of the theology of some of these groups. However, this theology has wormed it’s way into the more mainstream churches as well. D. James Kennedy’s Presbyterian Church in Coral Ridge, Florida is a good example, but there are countless other mainstream denominations who have, knowingly or unknowingly, adopted all, or parts of D/R.

Restoration theology has been an integral part of the majority of ‘shepherding’ (discipling) fellowships and house churches, and is now a guiding force behind the heretical and apostate New Apostolic Reformation, the Transformations Movement (one world religion, all denominations together), the P.E.A.C.E. Plan and Purpose-Driven materials of Rick Warren, and the Word-Faith movement. However, there are problems with these doctrines which make them unorthodox theology. The fact of its popularity is no proof of its authenticity. The truth is not always popular, and truly biblical Christianity has always been a minority religion. (I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel. Galatians 1:6)

Reconstructionism offers an appealing solution to all of society’s ills. They believe human laws cannot govern human institutions. Therefore, they must return dominion over human institutions to God. Submission to the moral principles of the Bible guarantees that everything will turn out well because God and the Bible are perfect. Unfortunately, D/R’s don’t take into account that man is not perfect, and this is why God gave us grace.

“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.” Ephesians 2:8-10

D/R denies repentance, mercy, and grace. Was not St. Paul a persecutor and blasphemer? Yet, he was changed by grace, by the knowledge of his Saviour. Had he lived in a D/R world he would have been stoned, just as he stoned those he called transgressors.

In the next article we’ll look at direct quotes from Gary North, an overview of replacement theology, and at North’s involvement since the 70s with Ron Paul, and his leadership in Ron Paul’s Home School Curriculum.

Ted Cruz is no Larry McDonald – Part 1

The drive of the Rockefellers and their allies is to create a one-world government combining super capitalism and Communism under the same tent, all under their control…. Do I mean conspiracy? Yes I do. I am convinced there is such a plot, international in scope, generations old in planning, and incredibly evil in intent.” Congressman Larry P. McDonald, 1976, allegedly killed in the Korean Airlines 747 that was allegedly shot down by the Soviets

“We have four boxes with which to defend our freedom: the soap box, the ballot box, the jury box, and the cartridge box.” Representative Larry McDonald

“It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged.” G. K. Chesterton

Representative Larry McDonald was born April 1, 1935 in Atlanta, Georgia and supposedly died September 1, 1983 in the Sea of Japan. He was aboard Korean Airlines Flight 007.   McDonald was invited to South Korea to attend a celebration of the 30th anniversary of the United States–South Korea Mutual Defense Treaty with fellow members of Congress, Senator Jesse Helms of North Carolina, Senator Steve Symms of Idaho, and Representative Carroll Hubbard of Kentucky. Because of delays, the other three did not take the same flight as McDonald. A Soviet MiG-23 Flogger and three Soviet Su-15 Flagon fighters intercepted and allegedly shot down the plane over Sakhalin Island in the Sea of Japan. There were 268 others allegedly lost at sea.

Larry McDonald

It is my belief, along with many others, that the plane was forced to land on Soviet soil, and those who survived, including, and especially, McDonald, became Soviet prisoners. Link

Larry was a US Representative from Georgia from 1975-1983. He was also the National Chairman of the John Birch Society. McDonald graduated from Emory Medical School in 1957, just prior to his 18th birthday. He was the second youngest physician in Georgia state history at the age of 22, but his father had topped him by a couple months, having been the youngest physician in the state’s history. He then joined the US Navy and served four years as a physician and flight surgeon. While in Reykjavik as a Navy flight surgeon, he saw something that awakened his understanding about communism.

When he returned home, he began reading political history and books on foreign policy. He looked for others concerned about the communist threat he had seen, and was now aware of, but the only organization he found trying to warn the people was the John Birch Society. He joined them in 1963, and he became the Chairman in March, 1983, shortly before his death. He was well versed on America’s founding fathers and the Constitution, and he also saw the rise of Bolshevism in Russia and the spread of international communism. He knew this was led in the US by the elitist globalist agenda of the Council on Foreign Relations, Trilateral Commission, and Rockefellers.

In 1972, Dr. McDonald ran for the House of Representatives as a Democrat. He lost, but still won 48% of the votes, proving his efforts to build an informed electorate in the 7th Congressional District of Georgia.

McDonald was known for his conservative views, even by Southern standards, and he was more conservative than the Republican Party. In fact, one scoring method published in the American Journal of Political Science named him the second most conservative member of either chamber of Congress between 1937 and 2002 (behind only Ron Paul). He also scored “perfect or near perfect ratings” on the congressional scorecards of the National Right to Life Committee, Gun Owners of America, and the American Security Council.

Referred to by The New American magazine as “the leading anti-Communist in Congress,” McDonald admired Senator Joseph McCarthy and was a member of the Joseph McCarthy Foundation.   Unlike many national Democrats, McDonald held a consistently conservative line on issues such as foreign policy, defense spending, fiscal restraint, states’ rights, gun rights, and pro-life. He called the welfare state a disaster and wished to turn over the “Great Society” of LBJ to the states.

In 1978, the Democratic party censured him for the despicable act of calling himself a Democrat, basically for two reasons. The first was his involvement with the anti-communist John Birch Society, and the second reason was his failure to support Jimmy Carter.

During his time in Congress, McDonald introduced over 150 bills, including legislation to:

  • Repeal the Gun Control Act of 1968.
  • Remove the limitation upon the amount of outside income which a Social Security recipient may earn.
  • Award honorary U.S. Citizenship to Russian dissident Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
  • Prohibit Federal funds from being used to finance the purchase of American agricultural commodities by any Communist country.
  • Impeach UN Ambassador Andrew Young.
  • Limit eligibility for appointment and admission to any United States service academy to men.
  • Direct the Comptroller General of the United States to audit the gold held by the United States annually.
  • Increase the national speed limit to 65 miles per hour (105 km/h) from the then-prevailing national speed limit of 55 miles per hour (89 km/h).
  • Abolish the Federal Election Commission.
  • Get the U.S. out of the United Nations.

McDonald also introduced numerous bills to stop the making of loans and selling of arms to communist or communist friendly regimes.

He was adamant about the lack of education regarding the Federal Reserve and wrote a booklet, We Hold These Truths, published in 1976, explaining to the public the formation of the Constitution and the issues facing the country. Larry McDonald, Steve Symms of Idaho, and Ron Paul of Texas were considered the three most conservative men in Congress at that time. I wish we had hundreds of them today.

Now let’s take a look at who we call one of the top conservatives today, namely:

Texas Senator, Ted Cruz

Senator Cruz recently announced his candidacy for President of the United States at, now deceased, Council for National Policy member, Jerry Falwell’s Liberty University.  Remember how close Falwell was to cultist, Sun Myung Moon. So I find the choice of Liberty University of extreme interest.  This article was written in February of 2014, and I stand behind every word.  Ted Cruz is a globalist, as are all the rest of the candidates.

Ted Cruz

Rafael Edward “Ted” Cruz was born December, 1970 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada to an Irish-Italian mother who was born and raised in Wilmington, Delaware, and to Rafael Cruz, who was born in Matanzas, Cuba, in 1939. His father fled Cuba at the age of 18, and became a US Citizen in 2005. Accordingly, Cruz is ineligible for US president or vice president. See Publius Huldah’s important article on this subject.

He holds dual citizenship with Canada and the United States. He was elected to the Senate in 2012, and is the junior Republican Senator from the state of Texas. He was Solicitor General of Texas from 2003 to May 2008 and was the first Hispanic Solicitor General in Texas, the youngest in the United States, and the longest tenure of a Solicitor General in Texas history. He is one of three Latinos in the Senate, along with Marco Rubio and Bob Menendez, all Cuban-Americans.

During high school, Cruz participated in a Houston-based group called the Free Market Education Foundation where Cruz learned about free-market economic philosophers such as Milton Friedman, Friedrich Hayek, Frédéric Bastiat, and Ludwig von Mises, all of whom were proponents of classical liberalism.   Cruz graduated cum laude from Princeton University with a Bachelor of Arts from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs in 1992. Cruz then attended Harvard Law school, graduating, magna cum laude in 1995 with a Juris Doctor.  Professor Alan Dershowitz stated, “Cruz was a terrific student, he was always very active in class, presenting a libertarian point of view. He didn’t strike me as a social conservative, more of a libertarian.”

Cruz served as law clerk to Chief Justice of the United States, William Rehnquist. After his clerkships, he then took a position with the law firm of Cooper, Carvin & Rosenthal. In 1998, Cruz served as private counsel for Congressman John Boehner, during Boehner’s lawsuit against Congressman Jim McDermott for releasing a tape recording of a Boehner telephone conversation. Link

After a couple of years at this D.C. law firm, Cruz became domestic policy adviser to the presidential campaign of then-Texas Governor George W. Bush and Dick Cheney. Cruz brought to the table his own formidable, even astonishing, elite connections which, in 1999, helped enable candidate George W. Bush’s lock on the 2000 election. In that same year, when Cruz was a George W. Bush campaign aide, he arranged a meeting between one of the key architects of the Christian right movement, Paul Weyrich, who played a pivotal role in drawing evangelicals into electoral politics, and one of Bush’s campaign leaders, Timothy Goeglein. Goeglein went on to serve as Special Assistant to U.S. President George W. Bush and Deputy Director of the White House Office of Public Liaison from 2001 to 2008, and now works with Focus on The Family,(a UN-NGO). After President Bush took office, Cruz served as an associate deputy attorney general in the U.S. Justice Department and as the director of policy planning at the U.S. Federal Trade Commission.

Cruz’ ties to Paul Weyrich are nonetheless even more jaw-dropping considering who Weyrich was. How did Cruz earn the friendship of the man who helped create the Heritage Foundation, the Moral Majority, Free Congress Foundation, and the American Legislative Exchange Council, (ALEC)?

Cruz’ tenure as legal aid to Justice Rehnquist gained him inside access to the new “Christian right” leaders.   He had inherited ties as well, through his father, Rafael Cruz, businessman and pastor, who explained his role at a July, 2013 Iowa pastors conference sponsored by Council for National Policy members and Dominionists, Don and Tim Wildmon, of American Family Association,(a UN-NGO), in helping get Ronald Reagan elected. This Conference was also attended by his U.S. Senator son, Ted.  It was through Rafael’s involvement in one of the earliest incarnations of the politicized religious right, Ed McAteer’s Religious Roundtable, of which Paul Weyrich was a co-founder.  (In the massive book, Thy Will Be Done: The Conquest of the Amazon: Nelson Rockefeller and Evangelism in the Age of Oil, authors Gerard Colby and Charlotte Dennett present the disturbing evidence of Rockefeller’s use of American missionaries, and in particular, the Summer Institute of Linguistics, who cooperated in conducting surveys, transporting CIA agents, and indirectly assisting in the genocide of tribes in the Amazon basin. Colby and Dennett also describe the vital role of Wycliffe board member, Ed McAteer, in bringing together wealthy liberal and conservative patrons to fund and direct the Wycliffe organization which, in the name of Christ, was assisting Nelson Rockefeller in the conquest of Latin America. Wycliffe recently attempted to publish a Bible removing the words “Father” and “Son” in order to be more appealing to Muslims Arab translations. However, an outcry temporarily stopped this. Link)

In Part 2, we’ll take a closer look at just who Paul Weyrich was and the power he had in the neo-conservative Christian right circles, as well as those who are funding and promoting Ted Cruz.