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Even though it has been one of the most powerful and disturbing chapters in the history of Western civilization, the Inquisition has been largely ignored by general historians. Bestselling author Jona…

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Sometimes, you can have a question on your mind, and by synchronicity or something, the answer to the question jumps right up at you from some otherwise inane TV commercial. Or you’ll glimpse some pie…

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Sometimes we walk around with holes in our hearts — or holes somewhere in our lives. Maybe we’ll have the notion that another person may come along and help us fill one of those gaps. It is possibl…

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It was a bit disturbing to hear the way some “Christians” were reacting with glee last week as the carnage piled up in Lebanon / Israel. Some people use the expression “NeoCon Death Cult” to refer to…

Evangelical Wingnuts Have Wood for Death and Destruction

Stephenie Hendricks interview on The Divine Destruction of the Dominionists

Stephenie Hendricks Interview – Why worry about global warming or any other environmental concerns when it’s all going to end soon? In fact, if we quicken the pace of the environmental destruction, it could hasten the return of the Lord.

It began as a simple investigation into environmental policy in the Sierra Nevadas. But what journalist Stephenie Hendricks uncovered turned out to be a far bigger story, the ramifications of which affect the entire globe. Hendricks discovered that the development of American environmental policy in the Bush administration is being driven by Dominion Theologists-far-right Christian ideologues who believe that by exhausting our natural resources they will hasten the Second Coming of Jesus Christ.

Known in policy circles as the wise-use doctrine, the theory is startling enough in implication, but even more chilling in practice-some officials say the Bush administration did not sign the Kyoto Accord on fighting global warming because it was against God’s prophecies.

And as Hendricks investigates the Dominion Theologists’ power within the government and profiles some of its leading proponents, she reveals where their funding comes from and charts their regular intersection with the mining and logging industries, real estate developers, off-road vehicle manufacturers, and even The Walt Disney Company. She also tells the often frightening story of those people who dare to resist their policies-for example, the retiree who challenged the destruction of a national forest near her home only to have her life threatened.

Divine Destruction is, in short, an in-depth look at the radical remaking of American environmental policy already underway-in terrifying secret.

Stephenie Hendricks is an Emmy Award-winning broadcast journalist with a 35-year career working for mainstream and progressive media. She has worked for ABC Radio, CBS TV San Francisco, and is currently a PacificaRadio producer.

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A simple investigation into environmental policy in the Sierra Nevadas turned out to be a far bigger story: Bush’s environmental policy is being driven by biblical fundamentalists who believe exhausting natural resources will hasten the Second Coming of Jesus Christ.

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The Burning Time (Paperback)
by Robin Morgan

When the Catholic Church brought The Burning Time-aka, the Inquisition-to Ireland, it met a resistance such as it met nowhere else in Europe. Leading the rebellion was one remarkable noblewoman: Dame Alyce Kyteler, who refused to grant the Church power over her, her lands or her people, and refused to stop the practice of the Old Religion.

In a tale based on actual historic documents and court transcripts, The Burning Time tells the tale of how Dame Alyce is marked as a dangerous heretic by an ambitious emissary of the Pope, who stakes his future on bringing her to heel. To lose the battle with Dame Alyce, he tells his superiors, is to loose all of Ireland.

But Dame Alyce is just as determined to fight back against the invaders’ injustice, its forced imposition of a new religion, and its blatant land grab. After she outwits the Church in a court trial, there is no return: Against the penalty of being burned at the stake, she risks all to protect her people, her faith and her beloved Ireland.

Armies are mustered and battle plans laid, and what ensues is a vivid account of an astonishing but little-known woman, and a gripping tale of bravery, treachery, guile and redemption.

Robin Morgan is one of the founders of contemporary American feminism, and the author of numerous germinal books about the women’s movement including three classic anthologies: Sisterhood Is Powerful, Sisterhood Is Global, and Sisterhood Is Forever. Morgan is also an award-winning poet, and the author of the bestsellers Saturday’s Child: A Memoir and The Demon Lover: The Roots of Terrorism.

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