Christian Nation by Frederic C. Rich; 2013; $25.95; 340 pages; W.W. Norton & Company, New York, NY; 978-0-393-24011-5; purchased at Multnomah County Library Title Wave Used Bookstore; 8/21/17-8/-8/26/17
Why did I read this? Because the premise seemed interesting and it seems timely.
With the death of President McCain, Vice President Palin sets the groundwork for fundamentalist Christians to take over the Senate and House of Representatives. With the election of President Jordan after President Palin is out of office, Congress starts passing laws according to the fundamentalist reading of the Bible. The United States Government becomes a Christian Theocracy. Blasphemy becomes a crime punishable by death, books are destroyed if they contain anything that the fundamentalist disagree with, fiction or non fiction. If you are not married by 30, you are assumed to be homosexual and are sentenced to death. If you have resisted and rebelled against the government you are sentenced to a reeducation game, if you are given up to three years to become a Christian, if you haven’t made a decision in that time you are killed. Many of the things that set the stage for the takeover are things that I have heard people calling for at this time. Many of the people in the early part of the book are actual people and the author uses actual quotes to set that stage.