Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Our Dominionist Justice Department, Part II

Who is Monica Goodling?
I blogged about our Justice Department before.
Now another Dominionist has come to light, Monica Goodling:

...Monica Goodling, the Department of Justice official who said Monday that she'll invoke the Fifth Amendment rather than talk to lawmakers, is a frequent figure in department e-mails released so far as part of the congressional investigation into the firings and hirings of U.S. attorneys. a 1995 graduate Messiah College in Grantham, Pa., an institution that describes itself as "committed to embracing an evangelical spirit." She received her law degree at Regent University in Virginia Beach, Va. Regent, founded by Christian broadcaster Pat Robertson, says its mission is "to produce Christian leaders who will make a difference, who will change the world..."

What a nice display of Xtian values--pleading the 5th Amendment! Are any of the schools this woman attended accredited? I guess her pious education taught her that telling the truth is something you don't have to do, or be proud of. It certainly taught her nothing about US law. She's just one more in a long line of completely unqualified individuals, groomed for success by extremist Xtain cults, granted great power by the Bush Admin.


Anonymous said...

i think if you did a little investigation, you'd find that Messiah College (and yes, it is accredited) is in a completely different league than Regent.
Messiah is actually often dismissed in evangelical circles as being "very liberal." Coming out of the Brethren in Christ pacifist tradition it is very much involved in social justice and service ministries, and there are probably as many people on campus who are as appalled by the Bush administration as any other liberal arts college in the Harrisburg area. In addition to Monica Goodling, there are other alumni who are pioneers in the field of microfinance and who have gained such prestigious awards as the Rhodes Scholarship, the Fulbright Scholarship, the Truman Scholarship and others. If we are to immediately judge a college by any individual alumnus, by all means start pointing the finger at Yale for having produced George W. Bush.

genexs said...

Others have implied that Regent and Messiah are 'diploma mills', however, I sure would not go that far (especially in the case of Messiah). I've blogged before about how socially conscious Christians--certainly expression true Christian values--are starting to assert themselves over the Dominionists. Most in the scientific and Pagan communities are expressing a collective "it's about time!". I note with great satisfaction that Messiah has long tradition of social progressiveness, the concept of earth stewardship figuring prominently in its curriculum. OTOH, such lessons appear to have made no impression on Monica Goodling. From you comments, I gather the majority of alumni, teachers, and members of the student body are none to proud of her. For me, she seems all too willing cog in the wheel leading this country to a fundamentalist theocracy. (As far as the 'religion vs science' arguments, I favor the approach of scholars like EO Wilson--as opposed to some of the more strident atheists. We are together in the fight to save this planet, and it would be disastrous to let philosophical differences divide us. However, Messiah's policy on 'evolution' seems obscure. I'd like to know more about that. IMHO, an institutions credentials should at least be suspect if it teaches creationism or ID. How does an institution maintain it's accreditation if it teaches patently false science? What would that say for the accreditation process?) But getting back to Ms. Goodling:
Have you seen my post about smudging? :)