Armageddon In Ohio
by Jeremy Leaming, Church and State Magazine, June 2005
Ohio pastor Russell Johnson is girding for a battle of biblical proportions.
“There is a warfare for the heart and soul of America,” says Johnson, pastor of a burgeoning fundamentalist Christian congregation in Lancaster. “This is a battle between the forces of righteousness and the hordes of hell. Millions of souls weigh in the balance and the church stands at the Critical Crossroads of history.”
What is Pastor Johnson’s strategy for addressing this crisis? He and an array of powerful Religious Right leaders across Ohio are trying to form a church-based political machine to dominate the state Republican Party and eventually seize control of the governor’s office and other governmental posts...