American Vision is the brainchild of a man named Steve Schiffman, American Vision was established in 1978 and operates out of Powder Springs, Georgia. Essentially, its mandate, in its own words, is focused upon “equipping and empowering Christians to restore America’s foundation.” It’s a relatively small group: today, it’s overseen by its current president, Gary DeMar, and a staff of just one dozen. Its primary approach is to fly the flag of Christian Reconstructionism and Postmillennialism. It believes in “developing family oriented biblical worldviews” and holds a yearly conference, the Worldview Conference.
The teachings of American Vision are steeped in controversy: Gary DeMar has gone on record as stating that with a “reconstructed government,” the periodic execution of what he terms “sodomites” would actually benefit U.S. society. His warped justification reads like this: “The law that requires the death penalty for homosexual acts effectively drives the perversion of homosexuality underground, back into the closet.
” American Vision believes that one goal that should be strived for, in particular, is “the execution of abortionists and parents who hire them.”
Given this very disturbing stance—namely, suggesting that it’s perfectly fine to execute American citizens because of their sexual preferences—it’s worrying to note that American Vision provides its reading material for “Christian schools and home schoolers,” something that exposes more and more impressionable minds to DeMar’s ideas. Equally controversial, American Vision believes that one goal that should be strived for, in particular, is “the execution of abortionists and parents who hire them.”
To say that the United States, living under the type of control that DeMar envisions, would be a grim world is not an exaggeration. American Vision calls for the end of its current political structure. In its place will exist, as author Brad Steiger notes, “a theocratic government completely dominated by Christians who will strictly enforce Old Testament prohibitions.”
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