Theocracy Watch

Not all fascists are Christians. And, of course, not all Christians are fascists. But combine fundamentalist Christianity—specifically, the “biblically ordained,” postmillennialist analogue to Wahabbi Islam called Christian Reconstructionism—and you have a recipe for bringing Margaret Atwood’s fictional nation of Gilead to life in America. This site, a project of the Center for Religion, Ethics and Social Policy at Cornell University, is a valuable resource for anyone who’s alarmed by the continuing rise of the religious right in America, the takeover of the Republican Party by advocates of anti-democratic Christian dominion and the influence of religious fanaticism on Bush-administration policies here and abroad. There’s a lot of reading material here, with many links to sources provided.