Robertson: “What In Heaven’s Name Is A Dominionist?”

As we’ve been noting, it sure is amazing how all of these journalists and Religious Right activists are suddenly telling everything that dominionism doesn’t exist and that, even if it does, it is really just a left-wing scare tactic.

Just last week, Lisa Miller wrote a piece in the Washington Post where, as our colleague Peter Montgomery noted, she dismissed any concerns about dominionism as little more than an attempt to raise “fears on the left about ‘crazy Christians” in order to “paint them as freaky and dangerous.”

Miller admitted that “extremist dominionists do exist,” but said she views are relegated to fringe figures like Pat Robertson:

Christian conservatives in America are not more militant than ever. Pat Robertson, a Christian minister, ran for president in 1988. Robertson was, actually, a dominionist. “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,” he wrote.

On today’s broadcast of “The 700 Club,” Robertson was asked if he was a dominionist and, like seemingly everyone else these days, claimed that he had never even heard of it and asserted that, whatever it was, he most certainly wasn’t one:

It is rather remarkable how we seem to know so much about the tenets of dominionism while the Religious Right claims to be universially ignorant about it … especially given that pretty much everything we have learned about it has come from studying them.