This list used to be just a bunch of Christian Coalition quotes. I have recently expanded this site to include quotes from historical Christian figures, to illustrate that traditional Christian attitudes towards reason, science, freedom, and politics are well rooted in the past. Christianity, from it's first years in control of the Western World, has practiced and promoted racism, antisemitism, violence against women, superstition, distrust of science and medicine, and a variety of other nasty things.
With the recent rise of the Christian Fundamentalist movement, and their support of more and more extreme elements of the conservative far right, many people would be fooled into thinking that they offer something new and hopefully pleasant. What I, and many others see, however, is that they are up to old tricks, promoting many old prejudices that are not apparent until you read what they actually have to say. It is apparent to most people, after reading what Christian Fundamentalists have to say at their rallies and in their books, that there is a flip-side to the coin.
This web page's purpose is to show the evil, dark, underworld of Christian Fundamentalist thought, using primarily their own spoken and written words.
Attorney General Vacco stated he did not understand the protests against the the Christian Coaltion. Vacco stated that the Christian Coalition
"is an organization of people who come together, obviously they have some commonality in terms of their political beliefs."
"Civil Officials must acknowledge the lordship of Christ, and obey his rules for civil governments."
(Gary DeMar and Peter Leithart)
"Monarchy is the best form of Government and a system inspired by God. Jesus was not called the 'Senator of senators,' He was called the 'King of Kings.'" (Bob Enyart, Christian Talk Show host, from his website, WWW.Enyart.com)
"We believe that institutionally Christianity should be the official religion of the country, that its laws should be specifically Christian."
(Rev. David Chilton, Church of the Redeemer, Placerville, CA.)
"The long-term goal of Christians in politics should be to gain exclusive control over the franchise. Those who refuse to submit publicly to the eternal sanctions of God by submitting to His Church's public marks of the covenant--baptism and holy communion--must be denied citizenship, just as they were in ancient Israel."
(Gary North, Political Polytheism: The Myth of Pluralism (Tyler, TX: Institute for Christian Economics, 1989), p. 87.)
"The homos, the perverts, the rapists, the Democrats, the Liberals, and Hillary Clinton ALL love democracy. See, democracy brings socialism because the people vote to steal from other people. You cannot avoid the end-result of socialism." (Bob Enyart, responding to a charge that an innocent man might be accused of murder and put to death wrongly, from his website, WWW.Enyart.com)
"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 in constructing a Bible-based social, political and religious order which finally denies the religious liberty of the enemies of God."
(Gary North, "The Intellectual Schizophrenia of the New Christian Right" in Christianity and Civilization: The Failure of the American Baptist Culture, No. 1 (Spring, 1982), p. 25.)
"Should Christians govern and are Christians the only ones who are truly qualified to govern, and the answer is, of course, Yes." (Bob Enyart, Christian Talk Show host, from his website, WWW.Enyart.com)
"The chuch today has fallen prey to the heresy of democracy."
(R.J. Rushdoony, The Institutes of Biblical Law (Nutley, NJ: Craig Press, 1973), p. 747.)
"Our culture is superior. Our culture is superior because our religion is Christianity and that is the truth that makes men free." (Pat Buchanan, September 1993 speech to the Christian Coalition)
In Right from the Beginning, Buchanan refers to Spanish dictator Francisco Franco as a "Catholic savior." He called Franco, along with Chile's Gen. Pinochet, "soldier-patriots." (syndicated column 9/17/89) Both men overthrew democracy in their countries, and murdered tens of thousands of innocent people.
"This is God's world, not Satan's. Christians are the lawful heirs, not non-Christians."
(Gary North, Political Polytheism: The Myth of Pluralism (Tyler, TX: Institute for Christian Economics, 1989), p. 102)
"There is a war waging in America. The battle is over values, beliefs and the cultural basis of western civilization.... The elitist avant-garde arts community uses the NEA to advertise and disseminate their political beliefs. The NEA then uses our scarce tax dollars to fund works which are intended to shock Americans into an acceptance of dysfunctional behavioral lifestyles and to destroy the family." (Lou Sheldon, Traditional Values Coalition, Hearing on the NEA, 4/91)
"[The judiciary is] the lap dog of the death industry." (Randall Terry, Fresno, CA Bee, 8/20/89)
"People have got to ask themselves . . . what kind of America do we want? What principles do we want guiding this country's education, judiciary? We want biblical principles. Because if we don't have biblical principles, we have heathenism. we have anything goes! We have humanism! We could have barbarism!" (Randall Terry, A Call to Action, 5/9/91)
"Yes, religion and politics do mix. America is a nation based on biblical principles. Christian values dominate our government. The test of those values is the Bible. Politicians who do not use the bible to guide their public and private lives do not belong in office." (Beverly LaHaye, Concerned Women For America, In a Ms. magazine interview, 2/87)
On multiculturalism, values clarification and self-esteem: "The Los Angeles riots, showing sickening disregard for the life and property of neighbors, were spawned right in our public school classrooms. We have been teaching multiculturalism instead of Americanism, for ten years now, and indoctrinating our children with values clarification and 'self-esteem.'" (Robert Simonds, CEE President's Report, 6/92)
"We need strong school board members who know right from wrong. The Bible, being the only true source of right and wrong, should be the guide of board members. Only godly Christians can truly qualify for this critically important position...." (Robert Simonds, How to Elect Christians to Public Office, 1985)
"What Christians have got to do is take back this country, one precinct at a time, one neighborhood at a time, and one state at a time...I honestly believe that in my lifetime we will see a country once again governed by Christians..." (Randall Terry, Religious News Service, 5/1/1990)
"Christianity and politics not only do mix, but for democracy as we have known it to survive, they must mix." (Donald Wildmon, Quoted by the Miami Herald, 11/16/93)
"They have kept us in submission because they have talked about separation of church and state. There is no such thing in the Constitution. It's a lie of the left, and we're not going to take it anymore." (PatRobertson, The State, Columbia, South Carolina, Nov. 14, 1993.)
"If anyone understood what Hindus really believe, there would be no doubt that they have no business administering government policies." (Pat Robertson)
"The Constitution of the United States, for instance, is a marvelous document for self-government by Christian people. But the minute you turn the document into the hands of non-Christian and atheistic people they can use it to destroy the very foundation of our society. " (Pat Robertson, The 700 Club, Dec. 30, 1981)
"There should be absolutely no 'Separation of Church and State' in America." (David Barton, president of Wallbuilders and a close ally of the Christian Coalition, 1994 Anti-Defamation League Report)
"America should function as a Christian nation." (Randall Terry)
"[We seek to] replace the heresy of democracy with Biblical law." (R. J. Rushdoony)
"When I said during my presidential bid that I would only bring Christians and Jews into the government, I hit a firestorm. `What do you mean?' the media challenged me. `You're not going to bring atheists into the government? How dare you maintain that those who believe in the Judeo-Christian values are better qualified to govern America than Hindus and Muslims?' My simple answer is, `Yes, they are.'" (Pat Robertson)
"There is nothing in the U.S. Constitution that sanctifies the separation of church and state." (Pat Robertson)
"Anyone aborting, attempting or conspiring to abort, or advocating the killing of an unborn child from this day forward, upon conviction, will be executed. Any manufacturer, provider, or advocate of, or anyone procuring, conspiring or attempting to procure, any abortifacient (such as RU 486, the IUD, or any birth control pill which also acts as an abortifacient) from this day forward, upon conviction, will be executed." (Bob Enyart, "Day One", where he outlines how he hopes the first day of Christian rule in America would go)
"The proper exegetical principle is this: Mosaic law is still to be inforced, by the church or the State or both, unless there is a specific injunction to the contrary in the New Testament."
(Gary North, The Sinai Strategy: Economics and the Ten Commandments (Tyler, TX: Institute for Christian Economics, 1986), pp. 242, 255)
"The question eventually must be raised: Is it a criminal offense to take the name of the Lord in vain? When people curse their parents, it unquestionably is a capital crime (Ex. 21:17). The son or daughter is under the lawful jurisdiction of the family. The integrity of the family must be maintained by the threat of death. Clearly, cursing God (blasphemy) is a comparable crime, and is therefore a capital crime (Lev. 24:16).
(Gary North, The Sinai Strategy: Economics and the Ten Commandments (Tyler, TX: Institute for Christian Economics, 1986), pp. 59-60)
"The potential savings in the national budgets from the elimination of police, criminal courts, standing armies, pollution control agencies, drug enforcement, and many poverty programs is almost beyond calculation." (Pat Robertson, The New World Order, 1991, p. 231)
"The courts are merely a ruse, if you will, for humanist, atheistic educators to beat up on Christians." (Pat Robertson, The 700 Club, Oct. 2,1990)
"Which is more likely: An innocent man wrongly charged for murder when there are 24,000 deaths a year or only a handful with good laws?" (Bob Enyart, responding to a charge that an innocent man might be accused of murder and put to death wrongly, from his website, WWW.Enyart.com)
"I am bound by the laws of the United States and all 50 states...I am not bound by any case or any court to which I myself am not a party...I don't think the Congress of the United States is subserviant to the courts...They can ignore a Supreme Court ruling if they so choose." (Pat Robertson, interview with The Washington Post editorial board, June 27,1986)
"Where would Christianity be if Jesus got eight to fifteen years with time off for good behavior?" (New York State Senator James Donovan, speaking in support of capital punishment.)
"Men in this country should be willing to take responsibility to protect the women and children who are within their reach, in their sphere, in their family, in their community, on their block, in their church. But today, who runs the country? It's feminists. It's women. It's skirts running the country and that doesn't work. Where do you see that? You see this in inner-cities. What do you have in inner-cities? You've got the feminist dream. Female head of households, 70% or so, women-run social services (welfare, food stamps, child abuse, and all that), public schools dominated by women, and that's the inner-city. The inner-cities are the feminist dream where women are running things. Guess what That doesn't work! Women were not made to run things. Men were made to run things. When women try to run things and usurp the authority from men." (Bob Enyart, Christian talk-show host, from his website, WWW.Enyart.com)
“Who is going to convert American women to wanting what their mothers wanted and grandmothers prayed for: a good man, a home in the suburbs and a passel of kids? Sounds almost quaint,”
(Pat Buchanan, from his book "The Death Of The West", Dunne Books, 2001)
"I can hear you saying, 'I want to be a spiritually pure man. Where do I start?' The first thing you do is sit down with your wife and say something like this: 'Honey I've made a terrible mistake. I've given you my role. I gave up leading this family, and I forced you to take my place. Now I must reclaim that role.' Don't misunderstand what I'm saying here. I'm not suggesting that you ask for your role back, I'm urging you to take it back."
(Evangelist Tony Brown. Brown also insists that there is to be "no compromise on authority," and he suggests that women submit for the "survival of our culture.")
"If a woman has come to believe that divorce is the answer to every difficult marriage, that career comes before children ... no democratic government can impose another set of values upon her." (Pat Buchanan, Right from the Beginning, p. 341)
"Rail as they will about 'discrimination,' women are simply not endowed by nature with the same measures of single-minded ambition and the will to succeed in the fiercely competitive world of Western capitalism." (Pat Buchanan, syndicated column, 11/22/83)
"The real liberators of American women were not the feminist noise-makers, they were the automobile, the supermarket, the shopping center, the dishwasher, the washer-dryer, the freezer." (Pat Buchanan, Right from the Beginning, p. 149)"
"Most of these feminists are radical, frustrated lesbians, many of them, and man-haters, and failures in their relationships with men, and who have declared war on the male gender. The Biblical condemnation of feminism has to do with its radical philosophy and goals. That's the bottom line." (Jerry Falwell)
"Feminism was established to allow unattractive women easier access to the mainstream of society." (Rush Limbaugh, "The Way Things Ought to Be" (1994 edition)
"Nothing about contraception should be taught in schools. There is no question that it will encourage sexual activity." (Phyllis Schlafly, New York Times, 10/17/92)
"You can't get into negotiations with the feminists because you will lose. They will slit your throat. They have no sense of fair play or compromise." (Phyllis Schlafly, National Affairs Briefing, 8/92)
“Nature doth paint them further to be weak, frail, impatient, feeble and foolish; and experience hath declared them to be unconstant, variable, cruel, and lacking the spirit of counsel.” (John Knox, Scottish Presbyterian leader. From title of pamphlet The First Blast of the Trumpet Against the Monstrous Regiment of Women, 1558)
"[The] feminist agenda is not about equal rights for women. It is about a socialist, anti-family political movement that encourages women to leave their husbands, kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism and become lesbians." (Fundraising letter from Pat Robertson that was an in-kind contribution to the Iowa Committee to Stop ERA, as reported in The Washington Post, August 23, 1993)
"I know this is painful for the ladies to hear, but if you get married, you have accepted the headship of a man, your husband. Christ is the head of the household and the husband is the head of the wife, and that's the way it is, period." (Federal News Service, Sept. 11, 1992, quoting a Robertson newsletter.)
"Why are so many marriages falling apart? Why is the divorce rate so high? ...Why is there such a tragedy in marriage?...Now the basic answer to the basic problem of marriages today is a question of leadership. The wife actually makes the husband the head of the household and she looks to him and she says 'now you pray, and I'm going to pray for you that the Lord will speak to you." (Pat Robertson, The 700 Club, May 22, 1986.)
"(Robertson) chastised women legislators who support no-fault divorce laws that he says encourage men to split. 'Any woman who votes for no-fault divorce is like a turkey voting for Thanksgiving,' Robertson said, paraphrasing a conservative commentator." (The State-Record, Columbia, SC,June 28, 1992)
"The Devil can so completely assume the human form, when he wants to deceive us, that we may well lie with what seems to be a woman, of real flesh and blood, and yet all the while 'tis only the Devil in the shape of a woman. 'Tis the same with women, who may think that a man is in bed with them, yet 'tis only the Devil; and...the result of this connection is oftentimes an imp of darkness, half mortal, half devil...." (Martin Luther)
"The key in terms of mental ability is chess. There's never been a woman Grand Master chess player. Once you get one, then I'll buy some of the feminism..." (Pat Robertson)
"All wickedness is but little to the wickedness of a woman." (Apocrypha. Ecclesiasticus 7:26)
"Women...have but small and narrow chests, and broad hips, to the end that they should remain at home, sit still, keep house, and bear and bring up children." (Martin Luther)
"To promote a woman to bear rule, superiority, dominion or empire, above any realm, nation, or city, is repugnant to nature; contumely to God, a thing most contrarious to his revealed will and approved ordinance, and finally it is the subversion of good order, of all equity and justice." (John Knox, Scottish Presbyterian leader. First Blast of the Trumpet Against the Monstrous Regiment of Women—pamphlet published 1558, the first year of Elizabeth I’s reign)
"Hollywood and the theater world is heavily influenced by Jewish People... These people are overtly hostile to the Christian faith." (Rev. Donald Wildmon, in his book, "The Home Invaders", when describing what he calls Jewish domination of the entertainment industry)
"The god of Judaism is the devil. The Jew will not be recognized by God as one of His chosen people until he abandons his demonic religion and returns to the faith of his fathers--the faith which embraces Jesus Christ and His Gospel."
(David Chilton, The Days of Vengeance: An Exposition of the Book of Revelation (Ft. Worth, TX: Dominion Press, 1984), p. 127)
"Diesel engines do not emit enough carbon monoxide to kill anybody." (Pat Buchanan, challenging the "notion" that thousands of Jews were gassed to death by Diesel exhaust in Treblinka, New Republic, 10/22/90)
"If U.S. Jewry takes the clucking appeasement of the Catholic cardinalate as indicative of our submission, it is mistaken. When Cardinal O'Connor of New York seeks to soothe the always irate Elie Wiesel by reassuring him 'there are many Catholics who are anti-Semitic'...he speaks for himself. Be not afraid, Your Eminence; just step aside, there are bishops and priests ready to assume the role of defender of the faith." (Pat Buchanan, commenting after Cardinal O'Connor criticized anti-Semitism during the controversy over construction of a convent near Auschwitz, New Republic, 10/22/90)
"The false witness born during World War II with respect to Germany is especially notable and revealing. The charge is repeatedly made that six million innocent Jews were slain by the Nazis, and the figure--and even larger figures--is now entrenched in the history books."
(R.J. Rushdoony, The Institutes of Biblical Law [Nutley, NJ: Craig Press, 1973], pp. 586, 588)
"...despite Hitler's anti-Semitic and genocidal tendencies, he was an individual of great courage...Hitler's success was not based on his extraordinary gifts alone. His genius was an intuitive sense of the mushiness, the character flaws, the weakness masquerading as morality that was in the hearts of the statesmen who stood in his path." (Pat Buchanan, from a 1977 Syndicated column)
"Who will the Antichrist be? I don't know. Nobody else knows. Is he alive and here today? Probably... Of course, he'll be Jewish. Of course, he'll pretend to be Christ." (Rev. Jerry Falwell, January 29th, 1999 at a conference on evangelism at Kingsport, Tenn.)
"Communism was the brain-child of German-Jewish intellectuals."( Pat Robertson, in The New World Order, (1991), p.17)
Pat Robertson, founder of the Christian Coalition has spoken of Jews being "spiritually blind" and "spiritually deaf." (St. Petersburg Times,June 26, 1994)
The Rev. Billy McCormack, the Christian Coalition's Louisiana director and former member of that state's Republican Party Central Committee, refused to repudiate former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke during his campaign for governor and the U.S. Senate, saying Duke was not as much a threat as the Jews in the ACLU. (The Religious Right: The Assault of Tolerance & Pluralism in America, produced by the Anti-Defamation League(ADL) report )
Bailey Smith, a founding father of the movement, once told 15,000 people at a Religious Roundtable briefing in Dallas, "With all due respect to those dear people, my friend, God Almighty does not hear the prayer of a Jew." (St. Petersburg Times, June 26, 1994)
The unwarranted uproar that surrounded Gov. Kirk Fordice's simple statement of fact that 'America is a Christian nation' serves as a chilling illustration of a contemporary cultural phenomenon: the 'ghettoizing' of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. In Nazi Germany, Joseph Goebbels stigmatized the Jews until they were an athema in the eyes of the general public...The same thing is happening to Christians in America today..." (Editorial in Christian American, publication of the Christian Coalition, Jan. 1993)
"If I had to baptise a Jew, I would take him to the bridge of the Elbe, hang a stone around his neck and push him over with the words 'I baptise thee in the name of Abraham.'" (Martin Luther, in his book, "The Jews and Their Lies",1543)
"Therefore be on your guard against the Jews, knowing that wherever they have their synagogues, nothing is found but a den of devils in which sheer self-glory, conceit, lies, blasphemy, and defaming of God and men are practiced most maliciously and veheming his eyes on them." (Martin Luther, in his book, "The Jews and Their Lies",1543)
"He who hears this name [God] from a Jew must inform the authorities, or else throw sow dung at him when he sees him and chase him away." "If I had power over the Jews, as our princes and cities have, I would deal severely with their lying mouth." (Martin Luther, in his book, "The Jews and Their Lies",1543)
"If we wish to wash our hands of the Jews' blasphemy and not share in their guilt, we have to part company with them. They must be driven from our country." (Martin Luther, in his book, "The Jews and Their Lies",1543)
"What shall we Christians do now with this depraved and damned people of the Jews? ... I will give my faithful advice: First, that one should set fire to their synagogues. . . . Then that one should also break down and destroy their houses. . . . That one should drive them out the country." (Martin Luther, in his book, "The Jews and Their Lies",1543)
"We are at fault for not slaying them [the Jews]." (Martin Luther)
"...but then eject them forever from this country. For, as we have heard, God's anger with them is so intense that gentle mercy will only tend to make them worse and worse, while sharp mercy will reform them but little. Therefore, in any case, away with them!" Martin Luther, in his book, "The Jews and Their Lies",1543)
"What shall we do with...the Jews?... I advise that all their prayer books and Talmudic writings...are to be taken from them... I advise that safe-conduct on the highways be abolished completely for the Jews... I advise that their rabbis be forbidden to teach on pain of loss of life and limb... set fire to their synagogues or schools and bury and cover with dirt whatever will not burn, so that no man will ever again see a stone or cinder of them... their homes also should be razed and destroyed." (Martin Luther)
"Furthermore, there is that other great, intolerable evil of the New England Puritans: the Puritans took land away from the 'native Americans.' You know, the Indians. (Liberals have adopted the phrase "native Americans" in recent years. They never, ever say 'American natives,' since this is only one step away from 'American savages,' which is precisely what most of those demon-worshipping, Negro slave-holding, frequently land-polluting people were...."
(Gary North, Political Polytheism: The Myth of Pluralism (Tyler, TX: Institute for Christian Economics, 1989), pp. 257-258)
"The background of the Negro culture is voodoo and magic; and the purposes the magic are control and power over God, man, nature and society. Voodoo and magic was the religion and life of America's Negro."
(R.J. Rushdoony, The Institutes of Biblical Law (Nutley, NJ: Craig Press, 1973), p. 60)
"If we had to take a million immigrants in, say Zulus, next year, or Englishmen, and put them up in Virginia, what group would be easier to assimilate and would cause less problems for the people of Virginia?" (Pat Buchanan, "This Week With David Brinkley," 1/8/91)
"[multiculturalism is] an across-the-board assault on our Anglo-American heritage." (Pat Buchanan, in a September 1993 speech to the Christian Coalition
"George Bush should have told the [NAACP convention] that black America has grown up; that the NAACP should close up shop, that its members should go home and reflect on JFK's admonition: 'Ask not what your country can do for you, but rather ask what you can do for your country.'" (Pat Buchanan, syndicated column, 7/26/88)
"There is a legitimate grievance in my view of white working-class people that every time, on every issue, that the black militants loud-mouth it, we come up with more money.... If we can give 50 Phantoms [jet fighters] to the Jews, and a multi-billion dollar welfare program for the blacks...why not help the Catholics save their collapsing school system." (Pat Buchanan, Boston Globe, 1/4/92)
"All men are NOT created equal before God; the facts of heaven and hell, election and reprobation make clear that they are not equal. Moreover, an employer has aproperty rights to prefer whom he will in terms of "color" creed, race or national origin."
(R.J. Rushdoony, The Institutes of Biblical Law (Nutley, NJ: Craig Press, 1973), p. 509/510)
After Sen. Carol Moseley Braun blocked a federal patent for a Confederate flag insignia, Buchanan wrote that she was "putting on an act" by associating the Confederacy with slavery: "The War Between the States was about independence, about self-determination, about the right of a people to break free of a government to which they could no longer give allegiance," Buchanan asserted. "How long is this endless groveling before every cry of 'racism' going to continue before the whole country collectively throws up?" (Pat Buchanan, syndicated column, 7/28/93)
White House advisor Buchanan urged President Nixon in an April 1969 memo not to visit "the Widow King" on the first anniversary of Martin Luther King's assassination, warning that a visit would "outrage many, many people who believe Dr. King was a fraud and a demagogue and perhaps worse.... Others consider him the Devil incarnate. Dr. King is one of the most divisive men in contemporary history." (Pat Buchanan, New York Daily News, 10/1/90)
"The strongly matriarchal character of Negro life is due to the moral failure of Negro men, their failure to be responsible, to support the family, or to provide authority. The same is true of American Indian tribes which are also matriarchal today."
(R.J. Rushdoony, The Institutes of Biblical Law (Nutley, NJ: Craig Press, 1973), p. 203)
On South Africa: "Again I think 'one man one vote,' just unrestricted democracy would not be wise. There needs to be some kind of protection for the minority which the white people represent now, a minority, and they need and have a right to demand a protection of their rights . . . ." (Pat Robertson on the 700 Club, 3/18/92)
"The (Biblical) Law here is humane and also unsentimental. It recognizes that some people are by nature slaves and will always be so. It both requires that they be dealt with in a godly manner and also that the slave recognizes his position and accepts it with grace."
(R.J. Rushdoony, The Institutes of Biblical Law (Nutley, NJ: Craig Press, 1973), p. 251)
"Granted that some Negroes were mistreated as slaves, the fact still remains that nowhere in all history or in the world today has the Negro been better off. The life expectancy of the Negro increased when he was transported to America. He was not taken from freedom into slavery, but from a vicious slavery to degenerate chiefs to a generally benevolent slavery in the United States."
(R.J. Rushdoony, Politics of Guilt and Pity (Fairfax, VA: Thoburn Press,  1978), pp 3-4, 19, 25.)
"The ACLU's got to take a lot of blame for this... But, throwing God out successfully with the help of the federal court system, throwing God out of the public square, out of the schools. The abortionists have got to bear some burden for this because God will not be mocked. And when we destroy 40 million little innocent babies, we make God mad. I really believe that the pagans, and the abortionists, and the feminists, and the gays and the lesbians who are actively trying to make that an alternative lifestyle, the ACLU, People For the American Way - all of them who have tried to secularize America - I point the finger in their face and say 'you helped this happen.' "
(Jerry Falwell on the 700 Club, speaking about the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center on Sept 11, 2001)
"Well, I totally concur, and the problem is we have adopted that agenda at the highest levels of our government. And so we're responsible as a free society for what the top people do. And, the top people, of course, is the court system."
(Pat Robertson, on the 700 Club, replying to Falwell's above comments)
"The focus of many in America has been on the pursuit of health, wealth, material pleasures and sexuality. Sadly, those in the churches have been as self-indulgent as those in the world. We have allowed rampant pornography on the Internet, and rampant secularism and the occult, etc. to be broadcast on television. We have permitted somewhere in the neighborhood of 35-40 million unborn babies to be slaughtered by our society. We have a court that has essentially stuck its finger in God's eye and said, 'We are going to legislate You out of the schools and take Your commandments from the courthouses in various states. We are not going to let little children read the commandments of God. We are not going to allow the Bible or prayer in our schools.' We have insulted God at the highest level of our government. Then, we say, 'Why does this happen?' It is happening because God Almighty is lifting His protection from us. Once that protection is gone, we are vulnerable because we are a free society."
(Pat Robertson on his website, commenting about the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. The article is entitled "Robertson's Statement Regarding Terrorist Attack on America")
"America is in the midst of a cultural revolution, which has poised our nation precariously on the brink of moral chaos, which is caused by what I am referring to as the crisis of homosexuality"
(Rev. Ryle, speaking at a secret Colorado conclave to plan antigay/lesbian electoral strategies)
On his 700 Club television show on May 18, 1999, Pat Robertson criticized Scotland for its tolerance of homosexuals, calling it a "a rather dark land." He added, "In Europe, the big word is tolerance. "Homosexuals are riding high in the media. ... And in Scotland, you can't believe how strong the homosexuals are. It's just unbelievable." (From the Wednesday, June 2, 1999 edition of the Washington Post)
After the broadcast, The Bank of Scotland quickly cancelled a $48 Million dollar business deal it was negotiating with Robertson.
"The significance of Jesus Christ as the "faithful and true witness" is that He not only witnesses against those who are at war against God, but He also executes them."
(R.J. Rushdoony, The Institutes of Biblical Law (Nutley, NJ: Craig Press, 1973), p. 574)
"When I, or people like me, are running the country, you'd better flee, because we will find you, we will try you, and we will execute you. I mean every word of it. I will make it part of my mission to see to it that they are tried and executed...If we're going to have true reformation in America, it is because men once again, if I may use a worn out expression, have a righteous testosterone flowing through their veins. They are not afraid of contempt for their contemporaries. They are not here to get along. They are here to take over..." (Randall Terry, Addressing a banquet sponsored by the US Tax Payes Alliance, Aug. 8, 1995)
"I want you to just let a wave of intolerance wash over. I want you to let a wave of hatred wash over you. Yes, hate is good...Our goal is a Christian nation. We have a biblical duty, we are called by God to conquer this country. We don't want equal time. We don't want pluralism." (Randall Terry, The News Sentinel, Fort Wayne, IN, Aug. 16, 1993)
"Homosexuals want their depraved 'values' to become our children's values. Homosexuals expect society to embrace their immoral way of life. Worse yet, they are looking for new recruits!" (Beverly LaHaye, Concerned Women For America, in a CWA direct mail, 5/92)
"As the church watches from the sidelines, the ungodly elect atheists and homosexuals to school boards and legislatures to enact policies and laws that destroy our Christian children and discriminate against Christian families." (Robert Simonds, Founder of Citizens for Excellence In Education, CEE President's Report, 3/91)
"I believe that during the next couple of years there will be a fierce struggle between the militant leftists, secular humanists, and atheists who have dominated the power centers of American culture for the past 50 years and the Evangelical Christians, pro-family Roman Catholics, and their conservative allies. The radical left will lose its old, and by the end of this decade control of the major institutions of society will be firmly in the hands of those who share a pro-family, religious, traditional value perspective." (Pat Robertson's Perspective, July - August/1991)
The character [Tinky-Winky, from PBS's Tele-Tubies Children's Program], whose voice is obviously that of a boy, has been found carrying a red purse in many episodes and has become a favorite character among gay groups worldwide. Now, further evidence that the creators of the series intend for Tinky Winky to be a gay role model have surfaced. He is purple -- the gay-pride color; and his antenna is shaped like a triangle -- the gay-pride symbol. (Article from the Feb. 1999 National Liberty Journal, edited by Jerry Falwell, who defended the article)
"How can there be peace when drunkards, drug dealers, communists, atheists, New Age, worshipers of Satan, secualr humanists, opressive dictators, greedy moneychangers, revoloutionary assassins, adulterers, and homosexuals are on top?" (Pat Robertson, in The New World Order, (1991)p.227)
In his address to the Christian Coalition's annual convention in Washington in September 1994, Pat Robertson said that the organization was now "where God intended...one of the most powerful forces in American history." (The Washington Post, Sept. 17, 1994)
In a full-page advertisement in the Sept. 30, 1994 Washington Post, the Christian Coalition claimed that the current administration's policies are "insensitive to religious values and religious people."
"It is interesting, that termites don't build things, and the great builders of our nation almost to a man have been Christians, because Christians have the desire to build something. He is motivated by love of man and God, so he builds. The people who have come into [our] institutions [today] are primarily termites. They are into destroying institutions that have been built by Christians, whether it is universities, governments, our own traditions, that we have.... The termites are in charge now, and that is not the way it ought to be, and the time has arrived for a godly fumigation." (Pat Robertson, New York Magazine, August 18, 1986)
"You say you're supposed to be nice to the Episcopalians and the Presbyterians and the Methodists and this, that, and the other thing. Nonsense. I don't have to be nice to the spirit of the Antichrist. I can love the people who hold false opinions but I don't have to be nice to them. (Pat Robertson, The 700 Club, January 14, 1991)
"I have known few homosexuals who did not practice their tendencies. Such people are sinning against God and will lead to the ultimate destruction of the family and our nation. I am unalterably opposed to such things, and will do everything I can to restrict the freedom of these people to spread their contagious infection to the youth of this nation." (Pat Robertson)
"I know there are some Christians who believe that war and their participation in it are morally wrong. While I respect their views and must allow them to follow their consciences, I do not believe the Bible teaches pacifism." (Pat Robertson)
"What you are about to hear, is God's word to the men of this nation. We are going to war as of tonight. We have divine power; that is our weapon. We will not compromise. Wherever truth is at risk, in the schools or legislature, we are going to contend for it. We will win" --Bill McCartney
"Take the nation for Jesus Christ." -Bill McCartney
"The battle for the mind, some fundamentalists believe, is between fundamentalism and the institutions of the Left. This conception of the battle is fundamentally incorrect. The battle for the mind is between the Christian reconstruction movement, which alone among Protestant groups takes seriously the law of God, and everyone else."
(Gary North, Backward Christian Soldiers? An Action Manual For Christian Reconstruction (Tyler, TX: Institute for Christian Economics, 1984), pp. 65-66)
"We are to make Bible-obeying disciples of anybody that gets in our way."
(Jay Grimstead, February 1987 [taped])
"It occurs to me: Was Moses arrogant and unbiblical when he instructed the Israelites to kill every Canaanite in the land (Deut. 7:2; 20:16-17)? Was he an "elitist" or (horror of horrors) a racist? No; he was a God-fearing man who sought to obey God, who commanded them to kill them all. It sounds like a "superior attitude" to me. Of course, Christians have been given no comparable military command in New Testament times, but I am trying to deal with the attitude of superiority--a superiority based on our possession of the law of God. That attitude is something Christians must have when dealing with all pagans. God has given us the tools of dominion."
(Gary North, The Sinai Strategy: Economics and the Ten Commandments (Tyler, TX: Institute for Christian Economics, 1986), p. 214n)
"Christians are supposed to love each other. Communists are supposed to share bonds with all proletarians and other communists. Every ideological group proclaims universality, and all of them bicker internally, never displaying unity except in the face of a common enemy. Humanism today is the common enemy of Christians."
(Gary North, Backward Christian Soldiers? An Action Manual For Christian Reconstruction (Tyler, TX: Institute for Christian Economics, 1984), p. 136.)
On the Coalition's election plan in San Diego, CA: "It's like guerilla warfare. If you reveal your location, all it does is allow your opponent to improve his artillery bearings. It's better to move quietly, with stealth, under cover of night. You've got two choices: You can wear cammies and shimmy along on your belly, or you can put on a red coat and stand up for everyone to see. It comes down to whether you want to be the British army in the Revolutionary War or the Viet Cong. History tells us which tactic was more effective." (Randall Terry, Los Angeles Times, 3/22/92)
On election strategy: I want to be invisible. I do guerilla warfare. I paint my face and travel at night. You don't know it's over until you're in a body bag." (Randall Terry, Norfolk Virginian-Pilot, 1/9/91)
"It's not only a cultural civil war, it's a fight over the very existence of society as we've known it." (Donald Wildmon, founder of the American Family Association, from a Memphis, TN Commercial-Appeal, 8/5/90)
"What we are up against is not dirty words and dirty pictures. It is a philosophy of life which seeks to remove the influence of Christians and Christianity from our society." (Donald Wildmon, quoted by The New York Times, 9/2/90)
"How can there be peace when drunkards, drug dealers, communists, atheists, New Age worshippers of Satan, secular humanists, oppressive dictators, greedy money changers, revolutionary assassins, adulterers, and homosexuals are on top?" (Pat Robertson)
"When lawlessness is abroad in the land, the same thing will happen here that happened in Nazi Germany. Many of those people involved with Adolph Hitler were Satanists, many of them were homosexuals--the two things seem to go together." (Pat Robertson)
"There will never be world peace until God's house and God's people are given their rightful place of leadership at the top of the world." (Pat Robertson)
"The world will not know how to live or which direction to go without the Church's Biblical influence on its theories, laws, actions, and institutions." (Randall Terry)
"The strategy aginst the American radical left should be the same as General Douglas MacArthur employed against the Japanese in the Pacific . .. bypass their strongholds, then surround them, isolate them bombard them, then blast the individuals out of their power bunkers with hand-to-hand combat. The battle for Iwo Jima was not pleasant, but our troops won it. The battle to regain the soul of America won't be pleasant either, but we will win it." ( Pat Robertson, in "Pat Robertson's Perspective," April -May 1992)
"It's like guerrilla warfare....It's better to move quietly, with stealth, under cover of night. You've got two choices: You can wear cammies and shimmy along on your belly or you can put on a red coat and stand up for everyone to see. It comes down to whether you want to be the British army in the Revolutionary War or the Viet Cong. History tells us which tactic is more effective." (Ralph Reed, The Los Angeles Times, reprinted in The Religious Right: The Assault of Tolerance & Pluralism in America, produced by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL)
"What Christians have got to do is take back this country, one precinct at a time, one neighborhood at a time and one state at a time...." (RalphReed, May 1, 1990, Religious News Service)
"Reed said coalition members will be active in Virginia's first school board elections in May, and he predicted that 40 or more seats in Congress could change hands in the November 1994 national elections. He said his organization will become for 'people of faith' what labor unions are for workers and chambers of commerce are for business leaders. 'We want to be a permanent part of the political landscape,' he said." (RichmondTimes-Dispatch, Nov. 26, 1993)
"In the 1990s and beyond, the battle is not going to be fought much longer between Christianity and atheistic humanism, but between Christianity and satanic-inspired Eastern religions." (Pat Robertson)
"We don't have to worry about convincing a majority of Americans toagree with us...Most of them are staying home and watching 'Falcon Crest.'"(Guy Rodgers, then-national field coordinator for the Christian Coalition, The Religious Right: The Assault of Tolerance & Pluralism in America, produced by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL))
Jerry Falwell is promoting on his Old Time Gospel Hour "Bill Clinton'sCircle of Power," a $40 video tape, that suggests Clinton has been involvedin murder. Asked to defend his seeming support of the unproved allegations, Falwell said on NBC's Today show, "it was not produced by us."
"Just like what Nazi Germany did to the Jews, so liberal America is now doing to the evangelical Christians. It's no different. It is the same thing. It is happening all over again. It is the Democratic Congress, the liberal-based media and the homosexuals who want to destroy the Christians. Wholesale abuse and discrimination and the worst bigotry directed toward any group in America today. More terrible than anything suffered by any minority in history." (Pat Robertson in a 1993 interview with Molly Ivins)
"Thank you so very much for calling me close minded. Jesus said, 'My way is narrow.'" (Bob Enyart, Christian Talk Show host, from his website, WWW.Enyart.com)
"Idiots, the lame, the blind, the dumb, are men in whom the devils have established themselves: and all the physicians who heal these infirmities, as though they proceeded from natural causes, are ignorant blockheads...." (Martin Luther)
"Reason is the greatest enemy that faith has; it never comes to the aid of spiritual things, but -- more frequently than not -- struggles against the divine Word, treating with contempt all that emanates from God." (Martin Luther)
"There is on earth among all dangers no more dangerous thing than a richly endowed and adroit reason...Reason must be deluded, blinded, and destroyed." (Martin Luther)
"No gown worse becomes a than the desire to be wise." (Martin Luther)
"Our bodies are always exposed to Satan. The maladies I suffer are not natural, but Devil's spells." (Martin Luther)
"The Devil, it is true, is not exactly a doctor who has taken degrees, but he is very learned, very expert for all that. He has not been carrying on his business during thousands of years for nothing...." (Martin Luther)
"This fool [Copernicus] wishes to reverse the entire science of astronomy; but sacred scripture tells us that Joshua commanded the sun to stand still, and not the earth." (Martin Luther)
"So tenaciously should we cling to the world revealed by the Gospel, that were I to see all the Angels of Heaven coming down to me to tell me something different, not only would I not be tempted to doubt a single syllable, but I would shut my eyes and stop my ears, for they would not deserve to be either seen or heard." (Martin Luther)
"Whoever wants to be a Christian should tear the eyes out of his reason." (Martin Luther)