Wednesday, January 10, 2007

One place where religious liberty really is endangered

One hopes this is exaggerated or, at least, goes nowhere. The so-called "dominionists" have meager support in the US, but Venezuela seems to have its own variety:
...President Chavez is considering a proposal that would establish him as the high priest of his own form of evangelical Christianity, convert his cabinet members into bishops of a lower rank, and submit church activities to the civil and military power of his government.

It is still unclear who is behind the proposal. Publicly, it has taken the form of a petition by leaders of "Centro Cristiano de Salvación" (Christian Center of Salvation). The association claims to represent 17,000 evangelical churches and 5,000,000 Venezuelans. Their request is simple: make their denomination the country's official religion, teach it in all public schools and pay the pastors from government coffers. In turn, they will make Chavez their head bishop and promise to submit absolutely to his authority.

Source: - Archbishop Hugo Chavez? - FOX Fan

1 comment:

  1. Wow . . . someone has been reading the Left Behind series in Venezuela.


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