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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