Friday, May 12, 2006

Rise Of Christian Youth Fascism

Battle Cry, a conservative Christian movement to mobilize young people has begun to hold rallies around the US. The Battle Cry: Teen Bill of Rights states
We, a new generation of young Americans, in order to protect the heritage of our forefathers and secure the blessings of liberty for ourselves and generations to come, do affirm and pledge this declaration:

When character and morality are uncommon qualities,

When corporations and marketers seek to profit from our destruction,

When pop culture icons do not represent our values,

When Judeo-Christian beliefs are labeled as intolerant,

When activists seek to remove God from our schools,

When truth is deemed relative and unknowable,

It is necessary for us, the merging generation of young Americans, to stand for what is right and reclaim the values that have made our nation great.
Of course as I read Battle Cry's site and news reports about their rallies and their militaristic drive to "reclaim" America for God and the Right, it sounds and smells and looks strangely familiar.


At 9:27 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Strange that the "Teen Bill of Rights" does not actually enumerate a single right. It is a pledge, which they're asking people to sign. What is it with extremists and oaths?

At 2:25 PM , Blogger David W. Shelton said...

Strange how violence isn't mentioned even once. I guess we know what the "battle cry" is all about.

At 10:41 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good points on both fronts. Really this is NOT a bill of rights and what is notable is what is not mentioned--violence, poverty, racism, sexism. But then teens didn't draft the document (or woman or gays or people of color or with disabilities or trans folks or poor folks)

At 10:28 PM , Blogger Christine Bakke said...

Reminds me too of this and this. The war thing gets old to me... (This is the group that an ex-friend of mine is involved with...)

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