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The Radical “7 Cultural Mountains” Conservative Movement and Why Liberals Should be Terrified

7mountainsIt’s no secret that the Republican party is actively trying to turn this nation into some form of theocracy.  Well, at least socially.  The GOP is some kind of hybrid where their economic ideologies are based on the philosophies of Ayn Rand (a devout atheist) while their social ideologies are based on some warped view of “Christianity” that I call “Republicanity.”  You might be saying to yourself, “It doesn’t make any sense for a political party to base their economic ideologies on someone who didn’t believe in religion while supporting social issues based on religion.”

And you would be right.  It makes absolutely no sense.  Which is another reason why I don’t consider most of these people actual Christians.

But beneath this continued push to turn the United States into a theocracy lies a much deeper, more dangerous movement that most people aren’t aware of.   This movement is called the “7 Cultural Mountains,” or is sometimes referred to as the “7 Mountains Dominionism.”

What is this, you ask?  Well, it’s an effort to place “Christian” control over seven areas of our lives these radicals have labeled as “pillars of society.”

The 7 areas are:

  1. Arts and Entertainment
  2. Business
  3. Education
  4. Family
  5. Government
  6. Media
  7. Religion

The 7 Cultural Mountains website describes their movement as:

In 1975, Bill Bright, founder of Campus Crusade, and Loren Cunningham, founder of Youth With a Mission, had lunch together in Colorado. God simultaneously gave each of these change agents a message to give to the other.  During that same time frame Francis Schaeffer was given a similar message.  That message was that if we are to impact any nation for Jesus Christ, then we would have to affect the seven spheres, or mountains of society that are the pillars of any society.

These seven mountains are business, government, media, arts and entertainment, education, the family and religion. There are many subgroups under these main categories.  About a month later the Lord showed Francis Schaeffer the same thing. In essence, God was telling these three change agents where the battlefield was.  It was here where culture would be won or lost. Their assignment was to raise up change agents to scale the mountains and to help a new generation of change agents understand the larger story.

This website is designed to help educate those who wish to become change agents in culture for Christian values and to connect like-minded men and women for a common vision.

Basically, two people got together for lunch and claimed to have “simultaneously” received a message from God.  Around the same time another individual was also given a similar message.  That message basically being that “Christianity” should control seven key areas of society.

These are the people who literally think they speak to God.

It’s also the underlying message behind much of what the Republican party — in particular tea party Republicans — are pushing for.

Politicians that openly speak about receiving messages from God, basing campaigns on injecting religious beliefs into their policy making and believe that this nation was founded on “Christian” principles (Government).  Social policies which are crafted based on religious ideology that define what constitutes a marriage and when life is created (Family).  A government controlled by people who believe this nation is a “Christian” nation (Religion).  The continued push to cut funding for public education to such low levels that private school is the only alternative for a decent education.  Private schools which are often religiously based (Education).  They constantly attack any and all media entities that don’t agree with them, while perpetuating the belief that only their media can be trusted (Media).  They’re heavily backed by radical right-wing billionaires, many of whom advocate for open discrimination in the workplace based on religious beliefs (Business).  Then they often blame gun violence on video games, claiming it’s entertainment (not guns) that needs more regulative control (Arts and Entertainment).

If you don’t believe this movement has already worked its way into our government, you’re fooling yourself.  And as the tea party continues to gain power within the Republican party, this movement will only grow in influence.

Now, I don’t know about you, but I’m absolutely terrified by the thought of this.  Some radical, right-wing religious movement based on the idea that three individuals simultaneously received a message from God hoping to force religion into seven major aspects of everyone’s life.

And this isn’t just some radical movement that can be easily dismissed.  There are prominent figures in American politics right now that subscribe to the “7 Mountain” ideology.  Of course they won’t admit that this is their plan, because it would freak out everyone who isn’t some right-wing radical.  However, if they slowly continue to inch their way into the mainstream, they’re hoping we don’t realize what it is they’re trying to do.

It’s the escalated attack on a woman’s right to have control over her own body.  It’s new voter ID laws that disenfranchise voters who often don’t vote for these radical right-wing politicians.  It’s attacking any and all media sources as “left-wing propaganda” if they don’t spread the message of the GOP.  It’s trying to have a Constitutional Amendment which defines what is or isn’t a marriage.  It’s saying there’s such a thing as a “traditional family,” a definition that’s pulled from their religious beliefs.

It’s just a whole host of issues they’ll continue to chip away at, hoping to eventually gain victory before they push forward with their  “conquering of the 7 mountains.”

And if liberals don’t become more aware of this — and fight against it — this is the future we’re going to end up facing.

Which is something that should terrify ever liberal in this country.

About Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is from the Dallas-Fort Worth area and has a degree in Political Science. He is a co-founder of Forward Progressives, and author of the popular Right Off A Cliff column. He is also the founder of the Right Off A Cliff facebook page, on which he routinely voices his opinions and stirs the pot for the Progressive movement. Follow Allen on Twitter as well, @Allen_Clifton.

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  • Veronica Pais

    THIS IS FROM THEIR WEBSITE…THE 3RD SENTENCE DOES NOT SOUND LIKE ANY REPUBLICAN TO ME.
    The 7
    mountains initiative is not an initiative to establish dominion over all
    the earth or in governments. It is an initiative that seeks to love and
    serve all people on the earth. As followers of Christ, we believe we
    are called to love all people, regardless of faith, lifestyle or gender
    orientation. God loves all people. He provides guidelines for living as
    found in the Holy Scriptures and we support those guidelines as a people
    called to love and obey His calling upon our lives. Jesus invites all
    people into this destiny, but not all will come. We are called to model
    what Christ taught when He prayed that what was in heaven would be
    manifested on earth through a people known for their love of one another
    and others. That means His love and grace would be extended to all
    people.

  • largsmith

    The writer of this article is proof positive that you are still able to communicate with your head completely up your ass.

  • Cecil Gray

    The most dangerous people, and ultimately the most violently destructive, are those who claim their religious ideology is superior to all others. The ones who are the actual deliverers of the violent destruction, yet do not REALLY follow the ideologues, are the ones who fund them and manipulate their fervor in order to enslave the populaces.

  • regressive teaparty trash

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