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Q: What Would The Holy Republic of Christianland Look Like? A: A Lot Like Texas.

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And it would certainly save the rest of us from the "We're-So-Persecuted" bunch.


Texas Christianland by Google Images w/caption by Rev Dan
 

Over 50,000 people have signed petitions to secede from the Union. Good. Great! FANTASTIC! Just think of what the United States wouldn't be burdened with any longer: Hell Houses. And no more Patriot Movement, no gay teen suicides, no more misogyny, no more  Islamophobia. Neither would there be any SPLC  or ACLU, since they wouldn't be necessary. And no more Newt Gingrichs, Karl Roves, Mike Huckabees, Bryan Fischers, Tony Perkinses, Michele Bachmanns, Ann Coultergeists, Michele Malkins or Franklin Grahams. 

And no more Glen Becks. 

Instead, there would be absolute "from" freedoms: from religion, from proselytizing, from intolerance, from righteous arrogance,  from bigotry, from misogyny, and from all the social phobias. And "to" freedoms: to marry and  to say "Happy Holidays". Why, America could get to work at being a truly wonderful nation dedicated to love and peace. 

Hey, we can dream, can't we? 

The recent spate of petitions and buzz about secession can be clearly seen in this interactive geopolitical map. And it's not surprising as to where most of it is concentrated: Texas The state that has always had elephantiasis of the ego is the state that has toyed with the idea of secession for over a hundred years. It is the epitome of Barack   Obama's   "guns and Bibles" set, a place where Gary Cass ("You can't be a Christian and don't own a gun.") would feel more than safe and comfortable. It is a place that cheers it's record of executions. It is a place where   megachurches  and Fundamentalist theology rule, largely through a governor who calls together strictly Christian prayer rallies.  

Ten days ago, opining on the differences of the electorate (Obama being demonspawn, of course), Bryan Fischer of the American Family Association suggested that a wall be built between socially conservative (Christian Right) America and the rest of country. He also suggested that people would be digging tunnels under the wall trying to get to "our" side, being, of course, more prosperous - and righteous.  

Right.  

What Would Christianland Look Like? 

If Texas and its far Right minions seceded from the United States of America, it would, of course, be the dream of David Barton: it would be a "Christian ONLY Nation." The term "Christian" would have difficulty in definition and there would be in-fighting among people like Catholic bishops, John (Rome is the prostitute of Babylon")   Hagee , and Cindy Jacobs (who goes around smashing statues of Catholic saints). Pat Robertson, who said that he didn't have to be nice to Methodists and Episcopalians ("spirit of the Anti-Christ") might have difficulty living amid non-charismatics, but once the unsavory elements of "True Christianity" have been rooted out, the country might have these demographics and pertinent data: 

Ethnicity: 90% White, 8% African-American, 2% Hispanic (well, it does live right next to Mexico)

Christian Denomination: 60% Southern Baptist, 10% Assemblies of God, 10% Pentecostal, 5% Roman Catholic, 15% Non-denominational Bible-Thumper.

Population: 15 million plus the entire Dugger family.

State Bird: Raptor-hawk

State Motto: "In R.J. Rushdooney * We Trust"

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Rev. Dan Vojir is has been writing/blogging on religion and politics for the better part of ten years. A former radio talk show host (Strictly Books €" Talk America Radio Network) and book publisher, Dan has connected with some of the most (more...)
 

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But there ARE people thinking about it - and many ... by Rev. Dan Vojir on Monday, Nov 19, 2012 at 4:18:17 AM
"In total, we collected data on 887,093 signatures... by Scott Baker on Monday, Nov 19, 2012 at 4:19:04 AM
Well, we can dream, can't we?... by Rev. Dan Vojir on Monday, Nov 19, 2012 at 10:03:30 AM