Hate in a double-wide: The headquarters of a Christian militia group (AP Photo)

Once again, a group that hates America and embraces religion to justify that hate wants to kill Americans and destroy our way of life.

No, we’re not talking about Islam-spouting Arabs who hide in caves and plot atrocities. This is yet another home-grown, American-born-and-bred gaggle of hatemongers who wave the Bible and invoke the name of God to justify their actions.

Members of a self-described “Christian Militia” called Hutaree planned a war against the U.S. government and planned to launch the war by killing police officers, prosecutors said Monday.

Nine members of the Michigan-based Christian cult are in custody, arrested as part of a plot to first kill the cops and then slaughter many more by bombing the funerals of the slain officers.

Facing charges are militia leader David Brian Stone, 45; wife Tina Stone, 44, sons Joshua Matthew Stone, 21, and David Brian Stone, Jr., 19; plus cult members Joshua Clough, 28, Michael Meeks, 40, Thomas Piatek, 46, Kristopher Sickles, 27 and Jacob Ward, 33.

Militia leader Stone called himself “Captain Hutraree” and told others he was “invincible,” saying “Christ wanted us to do this.”

The group’s web site is filled with screeds of hate in the name of religion, claiming the government is the “antichrist” and declaring its goal was “preparing for the end time battles to keep the testimony of Jesus Christ alive.”

Members of the group were arrested in coordinated raids in Michigan, Ohio and Indiana.

If this were an isolated incident it might not be a big deal but Bible-thumping hate groups and other self-declared “freedom fighters” are on the rise in America, fueled by racism, hate, bigotry and anti-government anger.

Like some Tea Party extremists who advocate violence against elected officials, they are domestic terrorists. Others of their ilk include extremists who bomb abortion clinics and kill doctors who perform legal abortions while claiming they are “protecting life,” Bible-spouting survivalists who hole up in mountain cabins and gather weapons for what their fantasy-fueled brains consider “the coming Armageddon” and white supremacists who claim a “mission from God.”

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11 COMMENTS

  1. Actually, it IS a little different from Pelosi “claiming” to be Catholic. Many Catholics, especially well-educated Catholics, disagree with the Vatican on contraception and abortion but, in other respects, have a great devotion to and identification with their religion. Furthermore, Pelosi is not advocating violence of any sort, and she was not fomenting plans for a violent overthrow of the U.S. government.

    • Yvonne, one cannot pick and choose. Either you believe ALL the the Church professes on faith and morals, or you are NOT a Catholic. Those people are free to join a PROTESTant ecclesial community.

      I find it interesting that Democrats have a long history of violence; the KKK, “kill Bush” posters, union thugs, jokes about raping conservative women, black militants posted at polling places, …. It’s no wonder that liberals are against the law-abiding citizens’ right of self-defense.

      • …and then they turned Republican and used that hatred to build 40 years of political control of the South. It goes both ways.

  2. We should all take a deep pause and recognize that what the government tells us, is often contrived propaganda. So, we all should wait to learn more before parroting the government propaganda about this cult.

    It is just a little too convenient for the Obama agenda to suddenly find a CHRISTIAN group that is supposedly every bit as dangerous as Al Queda. Already government mouthpieces have had to backtrack on their “WMD” story and admit that the group only had the makings of pipe bombs. Just an aside, if you hunt and have have some old plumbing material in your garage, then you, too, have the makings of pipe bombs, according to the Fed standard applied by the Obooboo team.

    No, we should wait and listen to the propaganda for what they do and don’t reveal.

    Keep in mind that the Clintonistas turned the FBI against domestic militias and even conservative groups like National Right to Life and the John Birch society.

    Well, at least the Obooboo guys are not sending our citizens off to Saudi to be tortured to death, like the Bushies did.

  3. Pelosi may not be advocating plans for a violent overthrow of the U.S. government but she is implementing plans to undermind our freedoms.

    • Have you ever heard of the Patriot Act, and unwarranted, illegal wiretaps of US citizens during the Bush years? No one is planning to take away your freedom.

  4. I have never felt that I had much freedom with the health insurance coverage I have had through employers over the years, and all of the plans were with large, national private insurance companies (Anthem, BC/BS, etc.) I was told which doctors I could or could not see. In once instance, when I could not get an appointment for 6 months with a “within network” specialist, I had to go outside of the geographic area and pay 100% out of pocket.

  5. Since their inception the Teaparty crowd (not a movement since they do have the numbers or clout) have been “haters not debaters”. In my opinion this is what the small portions of the republican party of “birthers, baggers and blowhards” have brought you. They are good at “Follow the Leader” of their dullard leaders, they listen to Beck, Hedgecock, Hannity, O’Reilly, Rush and Savage and the rest of the Blowhards. Are you surprise at what they do when you know what they think? The world is complicated and most republicans (Hamiliton, Lincoln, Roosevelt) believe that we should use government a little to increase social mobility, now its about dancing around the claim of government is the problem. The sainted Reagan passed the biggest tax increase in American history and as a result federal employment increased, but facts are lost when mired in mysticism and superstition. Although some republicans are trying to distant themselves from this fringe most of them are just going along and fanning the flames. Lets face it the Republicans had 8 years to deal with health care, immigration and financial oversight and governance and they failed. They could not even win one of the two wars they started, the body bags are still coming in. The Republicans wanted to give Obama his Waterloo defeat over healthcare but instead they gave themselves their own Waterloo defeat by not participating in the debate of ideas and by becoming the party of obstructionist. But they now claim they have changed, come on, what sucker is going to believe that?

  6. These screwups were well known. That video by their spiritual leader “Pale Horse” was legendary amongst the militia nuts and anti-government types. Imagine if they hadn’t lived in America, but instead in Russia – they would have been stuffed into an unmarked grave for just thinking about this stuff. But law enforcement had to hold back in the face of a grave threat until the militia made their intent actionable. Hope they got them all, and looking forward to a full trial. Good police work.

  7. David: Having been raised a Catholic, having gone to Catholic school for K-12, and having been immersed in a Catholic community via neighborhood, friends, etc., I beg to differ. You are simply incorrect. Plenty of Catholics do not subscribe to every Papal dictum, yet they are STILL Catholics. It’s called “intellectual freedom.” Perhaps the Vatican would prefer less intellectual freedom, but it exists, none the less. Catholics can and DO make up their own minds.

    Regarding the second paragraph of your comment, I can’t even bother to address it. I don’t know where in the world you get this propaganda.

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