Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Jesuit Friend of Pope Francis Claims Bannon Fueled by Rushdoony

The great theonomic writer R.J. Rushdoony is under attack again. Breitbart.com reports that according to an article co-written by Jesuit Antonio Spadaro (said to be one of Pope Francis' closest aides), 
U.S. evangelicals and Catholics have engaged in “an ecumenism of conflict” that seeks to advance “a theocratic type of state.”
The authors claim that Bannon’s views are fueled by ideas from Calvinist Pastor Rousas John Rushdoony, the father of so-called “Christian reconstructionism,” and assert that Rushdoony had a great influence on Bannon’s “theopolitical vision of Christian fundamentalism.”
In the sparsely documented essay, Spadaro makes no mention of where he came up with his odd theory that Bannon is a disciple of Pastor Rushdoony, a radical Calvinist who advocated the application of strict biblical law, including execution for adultery, blasphemy, homosexuality, witchcraft, and other sins.
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