This week on NOW:
On the rise to political power of the Dominionists, a fringe group of
the Christian right, Chris Hedges says: "This movement is different.
What it's calling on is for its followers to essentially take control of
secular society and create a Christian, what they define as a Christian
nation....What they would like to do is impose their...moral agenda on
the rest of us." Hedges, a Pulitzer-Prize-winning journalist for THE
NEW YORK TIMES, has reported on the religious right, which he has called
"a force working with our democracy to destroy it." He has published
several books including the bestselling WAR IS A FORCE THAT GIVES US
MEANING, WHAT EVERY PERSON SHOULD KNOW ABOUT WAR, and his latest LOSING
MOSES ON THE FREEWAY. He holds a Master of Divinity from Harvard
Divinity School and is the recipient of the 2002 Amnesty International
Global Award for Human Rights Journalism.
Former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Alabama Roy Moore sparked a
national debate and eventually was removed for refusing to move a
granite monument of the Ten Commandments from the state Supreme Court
building. "The first thing that our forefathers did when they wrote the
First Amendment was to acknowledge God," he tells David Brancaccio. "It
was all about God. So, when you say that God's not in the Constitution,
it is because people don't understand what the Constitution is about."
Justice Moore was the first full-time Deputy District Attorney in Etowah
County, Alabama, serving in that position from 1977 to 1982. He served
as Circuit Judge, Sixteenth Judicial Circuit and was elected as Chief
Justice of the Supreme Court of Alabama in November 2000.