A ‘Conservative’ vision for America – ‘Reclusive Millionaire Who Believes In Running America By Biblical Law Backs Republican Candidate
‘There’s a good chance that you have not heard of Mimi Walters. But if you follow politics there’s a good chance you soon will hear a lot about her, although probably not much about her ties to Howard Fieldstead Ahmanson Jr., who you probably haven’t heard of either’.
‘What distinguishes Mr. Ahmanson from the herd of other well-heeled backers of right-wing causes and politicians’?
‘It may be the fact that Ahmanson believes that the United States should be run by Biblical law. Ahmanson once told the Orange County Register, “My purpose is total integration of biblical law into our lives.”
‘The group that perhaps gives the most insight into the world view of Mr. Ahmanson is the Chalcedon Foundation, which follows a philosophy known as Christian Reconstructionism’.
‘Founded by Rousas John Rushdoony, who advocated the stoning of homosexuals, as well as adulterers and nonbelievers, the Chalcedon Foundation believes that’:
“…the whole Word of God must be applied to all of life. It is not only our duty as individuals, families and churches to be Christian, but it is also the duty of the state, the school, the arts and sciences, law, economics, and every other sphere to be under Christ the King. Nothing is exempt from His dominion. We must live by His Word, not our own”.
‘What would an America run by Biblical law look like’?
‘No eating of pork or pork products (Leviticus 11:7-8)’
‘No shellfish (Leviticus 11:10)’
‘No sexual relations during a woman’s menstrual period (Leviticus 18:19)’
‘No sexual relations between two men (Leviticus 18:22)’
‘No planting two kinds of seed in the same field (Leviticus 19:19)’
‘No clothing made of two types of material (Leviticus 19:19)’
‘No eating of fruit from fruit trees for three years after they are planted (Leviticus 19:23)’
‘No rare steaks (Leviticus 19:26)’
‘No trimming of beards or sideburns (Leviticus 19:27)’
‘No tattoos (Leviticus 19:28)’
‘Walters is the recently announced Republican candidate for California’s 45th congressional district, which lies to the southeast of Los Angeles and covers all or parts of Irvine, Mission Viejo, and Anaheim. As a member of the California state senate she has established a voting record that would fit right in with the positions of many current Republican U.S. representatives’.
‘According to Project Vote Smart she has voted’ :
**’against a bill that would expand anti-discrimination laws (bill passed)’
**’against a bill to recognize out-of-state same-sex marriages (bill passed)’
**’against a bill to prohibit sexual orientation conversion therapy (bill passed)’
**’against a bill to require health insurers to provide maternity coverage (bill passed)’
**’against a bill that requires the state of California to set targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions (bill passed)’
**’against a bill providing for enforcement measures against cyber bullying (bill passed)’
**’against a bill providing for increased eligibility for student financial aid (bill passed)’
**’against a bill requiring free drinking water in public school cafeterias (bill passed)’