Yes, I know it’s a damned long article. Read it anyway. It’s on the cover of Creative Loafing this week if you find it easier to read off-screen.
I spent five years (1986 to 1991) working in a business capacity for the Presbyterian Church in America, one of the main denominations mentioned. They are headquartered right here in Atlanta. (I was a fluke who got past their employment screening process, which included questions about Calvinism.) I left the Christian church during that time, partially because they scared the hell out of me THEN.
And yes, they’ve gone further now.
Oh—if you want to talk to Christian reconstructionists without going to their churches, swing by a place in Alpharetta called The Homeschool Hangout sometime. It’s owned and run by one, and most of its market is the extreme fundamentalist homeschoolers who fit into the movement quite well.