Townhall writer Cortney O'Brien is horrified — that readers do not like the idea of Sarah Palin converting the United States into a theocracy:
Christian Nation by Frederic C. Rich is a new novel which, according to some reviewers, is their worst nightmare, for it details a country in which Christian values are strictly obeyed.
“They said what they would do, and we did not listen. Then they did what they said they would do.”
So ends the first chapter of this brilliantly readable counterfactual novel, reminding us that America’s Christian fundamentalists have been consistently clear about their vision for a “Christian Nation” and dead serious about acquiring the political power to achieve it. When President McCain dies and Sarah Palin becomes president, the reader, along with the nation, stumbles down a terrifyingly credible path toward theocracy, realizing too late that the Christian right meant precisely what it said.
Upon further reading, one discovers Palin and her Christian force have imposed an authoritarian rule called “The Blessing” upon their subjects, which is enforced by the “Purity Web.”
Here’s some positive feedback from the Ordinary Reader Review section on ReadChristianNation.com:
“A genuinely frightening look at a possible future.” -- Goodreads, July 7
“It’s captivating, realistic, and rather terrifying.” -- Goodreads, June 1
“Very chilling.” -- Goodreads, July 8
I’m sorry, but what exactly is “frightening,” “terrifying,” and “chilling” about praying, going to church, and making sure your kids don’t stumble upon X-rated websites?