Illegal candidate screening in US Department of Justice linked to Anti-Indian firings. 2006 purge of US Attorneys reveals Christian racism in Justice.
Christian-conservative political ideology led DOJ employees to eliminate those who ”adhere to the principles of environmental justice, which are positively ridiculous (e.g., recognizing ‘our spiritual interdependence to the sacredness of our Mother Earth’ and ‘oppose military occupation, repression and exploitation of lands, peoples and cultures, and other life forms’).”
The employees attended Messiah College, Regent University and Pensacola Christian College.
Earlier in 2006, I excoriated two nationally–prominent progressive pundits for mocking the principles mocked by the DOJ employees as being unscientific, impractical and unrealistic. In explaining to these self-avowed liberals that they were constructing a foundation for scapegoating Native Americans and environmentalists, they replied that they were trying to build bridges to the Christian Right. I also suspect they were seeking acceptance by the progressive mainstream that has distanced itself from these values they don’t understand.
(Jay Taber — recipient of the Defender of Democracy award — is an author, columnist, and research analyst at Public Good Project.)
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