Who I Am

I grew up in a mixed bag of superstition, voodoo, “haints,” Christianity, agnosticism, and secular environments during a time of racial oppression, and great turmoil. As a young woman, I attended church, believed in the teachings of Christ, and loved the socialization that the church provided. But, things started to change within God’s house.

The pulpit turned to one of bullying through fear and intimidation. The clergy became more and more mercenary. Church-goers became more judgemental. And, I began to question what being Christian really was all about. Then someone asked me if I was “born again.”

Now, that seemed rather odd to me since I had already gone through the ordeal of birth once. When it was explained to me that I had to be once more baptized and accept Christ as my Lord and Saviour, and declare my devotion, I replied that I believed that once ought to be enough. However, after changing denominations, I learned that there was a difference between having a sprinkle of holy water and full immersion. To appease my husband’s family, I went for the dunk. Somehow, I didn’t feel any different after being saved – again.

Finally, I removed myself from all organized religions, and have developed my own spirituality and program for living a decent, kind, and benevolent life. You know, I’m a lot happier than I was.

Like so many, after the September 11, tragedy, I sought solace in a church hoping to find some words of wisdom and forgiveness. What I found was an absolute hate fest calling for more death, destruction, and violence. How Christian!

During all of this, I had spent decades investigating, writing about, and warning against organized hate groups. During that period, I received many threats, and incidents of violence directed toward me. Those who I worked with all agreed that the most egregious of those threats and acts were committed by the white supremacists who adhered to the religion known as Christian Identity. Hence, I began to research in that area. It wasn’t long before I could draw the parallels between CI and the Reconstructionists and Dominionists who had stealthily been steeplejacking Christian churches across the country.

Digging and delving, I also began to realize that theirs was a very real long-term agenda of taking dominion over this country, and, indeed, the world. Their take-over of the Republican Party is astonishing. A good friend of mine, Leah Burton of “God’s Own Party,” calls them the “Rebiblican Party,” and has been my mentor as I climb into the abyss that is even more pernicious than any neo-Nazi group that I have confronted, much more powerful in the grand scheme of things, and poses a much larger threat to the very fabric of our nation.

Make no mistake – this IS a hate group – this is an extremely well oiled machine – and these people are more than powerful. They are in our halls of Congress, in our State Houses, in our churches, schools, businesses, media, military, etc.

One of the most troubling aspects in all of this is the fact that their prey is, often, our children. While they claim to be “harvesting souls,” they are also shaping and molding our children to be “Soldiers for God.” Within the pages of this site, you will find all of the evidence and all of the armor that you will need to educate yourselves, protect your children, and push back against this atrocious attempt to establish a theocracy in America.

You can reach me at lyrical@sbcglobal.net

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4 responses to “Who I Am

  1. Sharon weatherly

    Nichole .. I came across your website while researching a particular “Christian” ministry … As I read your byline about Dominionism I was immediately interested … As I, too, have been on a trek regarding this subject. I, however, was saddened that you seem to have given up on Christianity .. I’m hoping you haven’t given up on Jesus Christ … I’m not on here to beleaguer you about salvation (although our eternal souls are so very valuable and I sure care about my own, your’s and everyone’s — ) BUT … I’m more on here, as a 65 year old Pentecostal woman who has deep concerns about this movement (don’t freak now … Even if many Pentecostals have gone freaky!) I’m a wife, mom, grandma, researcher, apologist and more. Long story … But over these many years (even was a staff pastor for 7 years) I’ve pretty much “seen it all” … Particularly in Pentecost and also a considerable amount with evangelicals (primarily Baptists) .. But again Dominionism is at the forefront of my study now… it’s one of the most difficult things I’ve ever undertaken because it shakes my “roots” .. But mostly because it breaks my heart to see the deception … I will tell you Nichole, This has not caught God (the Judeo-Christian) God off guard however … He is still on His Throne and one day Jesus will be King of Kings and ALL evil will be banished. That is the “blessed Hope”… Well, anyway, I wanted to thank you for the listings in particularly. I’m totally opposed to I-Hop C. Peter Wagner and the crazy NAR. (New Apostolic Reformation), and more … I’ve done indepth research on these “ministries” … Because my beautiful grandchildren (2 of them are drinking the Kool Aid … I have been able to rescue the most spiritual one (of four teens– also have two at 12 and 7) the rescued one is 18 and extremely living, kind and “real!” His burden is for America … But he will never take up the political battle … Christianity was never meant to be a political force, strictly a truly spiritual one. There are small pockets of the “real deal” even in America — a very me-centered nation 😞. Wow … Again, don’t mean to “blog” … Primarily wanted to say thank you for your research Sincerely, Sharon

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    • Sharon – thank you so very much for your comment. I assure you that I have not “given up” on Christianity. None of this should ever be construed as an attack on Christians, quite the contrary. I stand against extremism in any form. However, I find Dominionism to be the most egregiously offensive and repugnant form of extremism because of 1) It’s potentially dangerous nature to our country, our form of government, and to the world in general; and 2) Because it damages and threatens to annihilate everything that the true Christian stands for. It twists and distorts Christianity and its true meaning into its own bastardized version for the purpose of gaining power and preying upon the vulnerable.

      There are far too many people “drinking the Kool-Aid,” Sharon. That is quite evident in the political battles that are being waged right now. I am absolutely appalled and terrified by the number of people who support this extremist enclave and who fail to see the dangers within. That is why I do what I do.

      Thank you for being one of those Christians who will not be fooled by the sheep in wolves clothing. Thank you for your dedication to exposing these charlatans, and thank you for attempting to pull those grandchildren from the clutches of this ruthless cult.

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  2. Nichole..I too came across your site exploring Dominionism and finding some information that was helpful and some that makes me cringe. Saying what anybody is at the very core is largely unknown to us though we may guess and assume as we so often do. And then there is guilt by association and in a world with the internet full of true and false information, we can quickly build a giant web quickly and efficiently. My concern is that there is every bit as much evil and destruction in the path of the left as there is on the right and the combination of the two fuel each other into such a nighmarish storm for the majority of us that it is almost easier to let them kill each other off if it weren’t for the fact that we are their intended victim.
    I too happen to have a Pentecostal background, am 65 years old and have seen the “Church” fail to represent Jesus in a practical way, let alone meet the real needs of humanity. That said, I find that there is a concerted effort to destroy every foundation of the family and society over the past 50 years. And that been grown at an increasingly alarming rate in the past 10 years, the last 5 years being double any period before. It is literally in free fall. Nothing is even coming close to stopping our fall and it is creating the very movement towards these two totally destructive poles – our extreme left and extreme right.
    Just a thought here. The most amazing thing this whole world saw in 2001 was as two giant towers fell at the rate of freefall right before our eyes. Though it is totally impossible for that to happen without the use of completely coordinated demolition explosives, we were told that this was caused by a fire at the top of the buildings. Equally amazing was that these two buildings only left a pile of debris less than four stories high when there should have been a pile near 10% of the height of those buildings. But those steel and concrete building turned into dust before our very eyes. We watched the impossible and were told the improbable.
    So though I became more informed with your articles, I am even more alarmed by your assumptions that these people or groups are any more alarming than their extreme counterpart. To label them all as racist bigots may feel liberating but it seems to only fuel the fires. Our present administration is openly destroying us economically and morally. But what is happening is bigger than a president or even a nation as I’m sure we will soon find out. I don’t know if a voice of balance or hope can be found outside of Jesus Christ Himself and since all seem to claim Him for there own purposes – I believe what we are really seeing is the tares are about to be separated from the wheat. I think we best be found to be wheat.

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    • Nichole..I too came across your site exploring Dominionism and finding some information that was helpful and some that makes me cringe. Saying what anybody is at the very core is largely unknown to us though we may guess and assume as we so often do. And then there is guilt by association and in a world with the internet full of true and false information, we can quickly build a giant web quickly and efficiently. My concern is that there is every bit as much evil and destruction in the path of the left as there is on the right and the combination of the two fuel each other into such a nighmarish storm for the majority of us that it is almost easier to let them kill each other off if it weren’t for the fact that we are their intended victim.

      {{Actually, Hoytt, I am happy to hear that the information was helpful, and also that it made you “cringe.” That tells me that I am reaching you.

      I would agree that there is much “evil and destruction” in both extremes. That is why I make every effort to convey the message that I am not anti-religion or anti-Christian. I am anti-extremism. And, yes… “WE” are the intended victims.}}

      I too happen to have a Pentecostal background, am 65 years old and have seen the “Church” fail to represent Jesus in a practical way, let alone meet the real needs of humanity. That said, I find that there is a concerted effort to destroy every foundation of the family and society over the past 50 years. And that been grown at an increasingly alarming rate in the past 10 years, the last 5 years being double any period before. It is literally in free fall. Nothing is even coming close to stopping our fall and it is creating the very movement towards these two totally destructive poles – our extreme left and extreme right.

      {{You are correct in your timeline. Alarmingly, we as a populace, must share some of the blame, in that we failed to be vigilant, and we failed to educate ourselves. We were lulled into a complacency, and believed that “government would take care of us.” We have been so busy amassing wealth, taking our vacations, and watching nonsensical television shows that we just became contented to ignore the erosions that were taking place.

      As for the last ten years – Like you, I have been around for a very long time and have witnessed many, many surprising things. Nothing, however, prepared me for the rapid take-over that is taking place. It is so easy to write these extremists off as being ‘just a fringe group,’ and that is what a lot of us have done. Well, they aren’t on the fringe any more. }}

      Just a thought here. The most amazing thing this whole world saw in 2001 was as two giant towers fell at the rate of freefall right before our eyes. Though it is totally impossible for that to happen without the use of completely coordinated demolition explosives, we were told that this was caused by a fire at the top of the buildings. Equally amazing was that these two buildings only left a pile of debris less than four stories high when there should have been a pile near 10% of the height of those buildings. But those steel and concrete building turned into dust before our very eyes. We watched the impossible and were told the improbable.

      {{While I have my own thoughts on this incident, it is a discussion for another time and another place. However, you make the point that we “watched the impossible and were told the improbable.” Are you surprised? I watched the impossible and was told the improbable when the Murrah Building was bombed in Oklahoma City. What is REALLY disturbing to me is that people believe the improbable. Why? Because the probable is way too painful to accept. We have been anesthesized.}}

      So though I became more informed with your articles, I am even more alarmed by your assumptions that these people or groups are any more alarming than their extreme counterpart.

      {{First of all, there are no “assumptions.” These individuals and groups have made enormous inroads into every facet of our society. Secondly, while both extremes are alarming and pose significant threats, the threat of the extreme right, in my opinion, is far more immediate than that of the left. Currently, out of 100 Senators, there are at least 41 who meet the criteria and further the agenda of the extreme right. Out of 435 House members, at least 217 meet that same criteria. That is not only alarming – but terrifying. Those numbers are just a drop in the bucket compared to the number who grace our state and local governmental offices.}}

      To label them all as racist bigots may feel liberating but it seems to only fuel the fires.

      {{I’m not sure about what you mean by labeling them “ALL.”}}

      Our present administration is openly destroying us economically and morally. But what is happening is bigger than a president or even a nation as I’m sure we will soon find out. I don’t know if a voice of balance or hope can be found outside of Jesus Christ Himself and since all seem to claim Him for there own purposes – I believe what we are really seeing is the tares are about to be separated from the wheat. I think we best be found to be wheat.

      {{I believe that most people are unhappy with the path this country is on, Hoytt. Hopefully, that will bring about a mass awakening to the fact that our government was intended to be a participatory one – one that requires the participation of the people. That’s something that we lost sight of a very long time ago. Hopefully the American people will come to the realization that extremism is rapidly becoming mainstream.

      In my opinion, those who use religion to justify their corruption, who use the pulpit to bully the flock into their own self-serving form of extremism, who bastardize religious teachings to further their own agendas, who utilize fear and intimidation to browbeat the populace into throwing away all sense of reason, and whose sole motivation is greed and power, have no business governing a free and just society.

      Their cries of patriotism and the calls for religious freedom are scurrilous at best. I choose to focus on the extreme right because the last thing that I want to live under is a theocracy.

      Thanks for your comments.}}

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