Christianist Watch


by Chris Bodenner

Think Progress has details:

An evangelical Christian hate group called “Repent Amarillo” is reportedly terrorizing the town of Amarillo, Texas. Repent fashions itself as a sort of militia and targets a wide range of community members they deem offensive to their theology: gays, liberal Christians, Muslims, environmentalists, breast cancer events that do not highlight abortion, Halloween, “spring break events,” and pornography shops. On its website, Repent has posted a “Warfare Map” of its enemies in town. Calling Repent an “American Taliban,” blogger Charles Johnson notes that the group’s moniker “Army of God” is a rough translation of “Hezbollah.”

Dan Savage has more. Update from a reader:

Hizbullah translates to “Party of God,” not “Army of God.”  Jundullah would translate to “Army of God.”  They’re an entirely different terrorist group.