The Associated Press has composed a list of recent abortion-related violence. As an aside, we find their headline rather ironic – because it suggests the violence is a result of abortion. But more important than the headline are the facts of fundamentalist Christian violence (we prefer to call this behavior Christian Terrorism).
We have written warnings of this violence repeatedly in the past few months – the anger of the Christian Right can directly be compared and associated with Osama Bin Laden and his God – the common refrain: Kill the infidels. Who is an infedel? Answer: Anyone who does not believe as we believe.
Fear matters. The use of fear in mass communications has raised the bar for American on American violence. The polarization of America by the 20th Century Fundamentalists is ripe with danger. 20th Century Fundamentalism is in decline, but we hold that the violence will increase in the short term. As the movement declines there will be the die hard cases who will attempt to revive the movement with shocking violence.
American Christian fanatics are arming themselves with sophisticated weapons of individual destruction. The 1% rule applies to the wackos of the right.
We live in dangerous times – and the threat is from within our own Country.