the social movement that seeks to use the Bible as the
sole basis of all governance and social interaction.
a resource for all who work to monitor and counter the
Biblical America movement.
Individually or socially, never give
in to, nor accomodate, this movement's extremist demands.
from the creators of barf.org:
Articles published here
- Deconstructing John Ashcroft
(January 16, 2001)
A speech by Ashcroft in which he praises an instance of religious intolerance suggests that, as Attorney General, he would pursue a supremacist ideology, threatening the civil rights of many Americans.
- Norma McCorvey's Strange
Bedfellows (November 13, 1999)
The “Jane Roe” of Roe v. Wade is now a fixture on the
“pro-life” talk circuit. She’s also
been quite friendly with the racist editor of a newspaper closely associated
with the Christian Identity movement, whose ideas and associations are
abhorrent to most people.
- Four Themes of Biblical America
- The Bastard Nation Video (January 20, 1999)
We've found that the best way to describe Biblical America begins by showing
some of the video we've collected. Here for the first time, we've
selected video clips that we've gathered over the past year to
illustrate four obvious themes of this social movement. The most basic
theme, from which this web page gets its name, is the assumption that
America must be based on their particular literal interpretation of
the Bible. We also show how they use military imagery and terms to
promote their agenda, demonize their opponents and all those whose
lifestyles don't conform to their demands, and how they manipulate
human reproduction to advance and grow their movement. Produced as
part of a presentation at the Bastard Nation annual conference
in San Francisco, July 1998.
- Choice: An Obsolete Strategy (January 20, 1999)
On the eve of the twenty-sixth anniversary of the Roe versus Wade decision, it's time to come to terms with where we are. 'Choice' as a euphemism for abortion is dead. It's part of a flawed and obsolete strategy; we should instead ask for what we really want: unrestricted access to abortion.
- From the Clinics to the
Special Prosecutor: The Legitimization of the
Inquisition (January 20, 1999)
The tactics that have been used by
Special Prosecutor Ken
Starr, which have resulted in the impeachment of President
Clinton, seem very
familiar to some of us who work around issues of reproductive
freedom. Why? Those same tactics are the very same ones that
have been honed for years through attacks on reproductive health
clinics and abortion providers.
- Countering the Promise Keepers:
Practical Methods (part 2) (January 20, 1999)
While many people are uneasy with the Promise Keepers movement, attempts to counter the PK influence are frustrated by a persistent scarcity of credible criticism and effective practical methods. We continue our exploration of the ideology of the Promise Keeper movement and propose several methods of explaining and exposing the more disturbing aspects of the PK agenda, with a particular emphasis on showing how much of that agenda is abhorrent to most Americans.
- Next Step on the Road to Dominion: Why is
Operation Rescue Targeting Disney? (May 27, 1998)
This is the most persistent question we hear when talking about
the most recent actions by Operation Rescue. We dig through the
theology and history of the leadership of ORN and much of
Biblical America in our effort to develop an explanation for this
anticipated and unprecedented event.
- Promise Keepers and the Process of Extremism
(May 2, 1998)
We were surprised and honored to be invited to appear on a panel discussion
entitled "Tracking and Combatting the Right: Focus on the Promise
Keepers," at a conference hosted by Hampshire College in early
April. We presented a broad overview of the Promise Keepers, the
broader movement that they're a part of, and where we think it's going.
The extremist in Rutherford's
closet (February 9, 1998)
The founder and head of the Rutherford Institute, while financing
attack on the President, insists that he's "not out to get Bill Clinton."
The same can't be said for his close friend, associate, and onetime
Rutherford board member Frank Schaeffer, who has called Clinton and
the Democratic Party the "spearhead of the new neo-Nazi eugenic
movement." Schaeffer made these comments at an event organized by a
group whose leader advocates the formation of militias and violence
against abortion providers.
- What to expect on January 22
(January 18, 1998)
25 years of demonization of the
Supreme Court, frustration with the pace of anti-abortion progress,
and a call to take the steps of the Court may lead to an
unprecedented demonstration there following the annual March
- The Twisted Ethics of Dr. Bernard Nathanson
(January 18, 1998)
The producer of the "Silent
Scream" film now puts himself forward as a bioethicist. How does
he respond when he's called to account for his own questionable
ethics? And what does he really think about abortion prohibition, or
the nature of secular government? We caught up to
Nathanson at a recent event in Philadelphia, where even
we were surprised by his answers.
Articles published elsewhere
- Countering the Promise Keepers:
While many people are uneasy with the
movement, attempts to counter the PK influence are frustrated
by a persistent scarcity of credible criticism and effective
practical methods. In the first of this series, we present an
overview of the Promise Keepers ideology, its place in a broader
context of a Biblical America movement, and the coercive
methods used by PK that may open it up to effective criticism
and scrutiny. As published in the Body Politic, March/April
- Roe v. Wade - 25 Years
(the Body Politic, January-February 1998, by Mike Doughney and Lauren Sabina Kneisly)
- Promise Keepers, Compulsory Pregnancy
Advocates, and the 'Biblical America' movement
Politic, December 1997, by Mike Doughney and Lauren Sabina Kneisly)
Usenet articles and correspondence
Also see the Boardroom/Soapbox Archive
- Holding churches accountable
(January 19, 1998, by Lauren Sabina Kneisly)
Ignore Embryo Deaths! (January 14, 1998, by Mike Doughney)
Rumors??? Re: LA Gang Connections to McCartney (December 14, 1997, by Mike Doughney)
of LA Gang Connections to McCartney (December 8, 1997, by Mike Doughney)
- NJ LP
Gubernatorial candidate (Sabrin) supports anti-abortion laws!
(October 28, 1997, by Mike Doughney, on a Libertarian Party candidate's
alliance with 'pro-life' groups)
Creepers Cult (October 6, 1997, by Mike Doughney)
Written two days after
the Promise Keeper gathering in Washington, DC, this article was the
basis for the subsequent article published
in the Body Politic.
Last updated October 28, 1999