Recently an Oak Initiative leader stated on the web, "Christians should work to communicate morality, integrity, love, respect, character, and virtue - this should be a goal of every member of a healthy society. Loving God and All Around them. The only thing that works is Freedom and Liberty. We lose that, we lose all." Who could disagree with those sentiments?
But the Oak Initiative organization is a member of the Religious Right "supergroup" known as The Freedom Federation, and they are Dominionists.
Similarly, the papacy "presents a fair front to the world, covering with apologies her record of horrible cruelties. She has clothed herself in Christ-like garments; but she is unchanged. Every principle of popery that existed in past ages exists today... Her spirit is no less cruel and despotic now than when she crushed out human liberty, and slew the saints of the Most High." GC88 571. "It is a part of her policy to assume the character which will best accomplish her purpose; but beneath the variable appearance of the chameleon she conceals the invariable venom of the serpent." GC 571.
Like the papacy, Dominionists are dangerous foes of civil and religious liberty, and their motives, methods and true intentions will prove despotic. Wrote Dominionist Gary North, "So let us be blunt about it - we must use the doctrine of religious liberty to gain independence for Christian schools until we train up a generation of people who know that there is no religious neutrality, no neutral law, no neutral education, and no neutral civil government. Then they will get busy constructing a Bible-based social, political and religious order which finally denies the religious liberty of the enemies of God." Source
Liam Fox, of News Junkie Post, has keen discernment when it comes to the Christian Right:
"These fundamentalist views, that are sneaking in on the back of a populist movement for smaller government, are the real bill of goods in a bait and switch being perpetrated right under our noses. The rhetoric is about smaller government, but the prescriptions all include the massive and oppressive governance of a non-democratic church that the first amendment was written precisely to protect us from. The proposition of a state religion is part of what the founding fathers had seen America Revolt against, with England and its state institution of the Anglican Church. Christian fundamentalists, evangelicals, the Constitution Party, and the Glenn Becks, Sharron Angles, Rand Pauls and Sarah Palins of the country, would return us to that very same tyranny..."
The voice of conservative Independents, Republicans and Libertarians has been stolen. Political ideology has been infused with fundamentalist religious theology with the hope of gaining additional votes. The result has been internal division, further loss of credibility, and the abdication of responsible political discourse. The productive and necessary views and desires of non-religious libertarians and conservatives have been silenced in favour of the media friendly, accidentally-comic hyperbole of the entertainingly ridiculous rhetoric of Angle, Palin, Paul, Beck, et al."
"Political Parties pandering for votes is a reality of the political process, but to allow a platform to be usurped by delusional religious fundamentalists with a counter-constitutional agenda is a threat to freedom, the Constitution, and the rights of all Americans."
"To invite the erosion of the constitution, while simultaneously allowing democracy to be usurped by the authoritative dictates of religion, will only compound and exacerbate the problems at hand and deny any future remedy." Source
"God has revealed what is to take place in the last days, that His people may be prepared to stand against the tempest of opposition and wrath....While men are sleeping, Satan is actively arranging matters so that the Lord's people may not have mercy or justice. The Sunday movement is now making its way in darkness. The leaders are concealing the true issue, and many who unite in the movement do not themselves see whither the undercurrent is tending. Its professions are mild and apparently Christian, but when it shall speak it will reveal the spirit of the dragon." 5T 452.
"It has been shown to me that Satan has been working earnestly to carry out his designs to restrict religious liberty. Plans of serious import to the people of God are advancing in an underhand manner among the clergymen of various denominations, and the object of this secret maneuvering is to win popular favor for the enforcement of Sunday sacredness." RH, December 24, 1889.