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The Christian Exodus is a group of dominionists founded in 2003. Their stated goal is to move "thousands of Christian Constitutionalists to South Carolina to accelerate the return of self-governance based on Christian principles". Barring that, they desire "personal secession" by "disentangling from society" where possible, including home schooling, going off the electric grid, self-sufficient farming, etc.

Fittingly, they seem to have fallen off the grid almost entirely sometime after 2013. Their website now is little more than a collection of photographs of various sites they own, only one of which is actually located in South Carolina.[1]

South Carolina[edit]

Their preferred choice is South Carolina, having chosen it on account of its preexisting conservative Christian electorate and its small size making it easier for a small number of activists to take over political life.[2] In order to accomplish their goal, they are planning to colonize territory by encouraging their type of Christians to move there in large numbers. Apparently, all of fifteen families have moved to South Carolina. Eventually, they plan to secede from the Union and become their own little agrarian theocracy. Hey, it worked for the Mormons in Utah, right? And it worked well the first time around in South Carolina, right?

Views[edit]

The group appears to have some crossover with the Sovereign citizen movement.[3] There is also a theme of rugged individualism, the site promoting agrarianism and survivalism.[4][5] To add to the general mess, the movement promotes natural childbirth,[6] naturopathy,[7], and home schooling.[8] They are also anti-feminist and somewhat paranoid about Marxism.

The site believes the United States has become godless, morally and financially bankrupt, and is doomed to decline and fall.[9]

Many conservatives believe the United States government is too big and should not be providing health care for sick people. Christian Exodus takes this further and wants no role for the state, as they believe the government has become an idol. They maintain the government should have no role in areas such as our bodies, health, family, children or money.[10]

One of many[edit]

Many groups are trying to get some state or other to secede from the Union for a variety of reasons. Christian Exodus is just one. [11]

Furthermore, Christian Exodus can be seen as a small group with unrealistic aims and unlikely to get very far. In fact, they seem to have basically vanished into the ether; most of the links on this page had to go to archived versions of their site. However, Christian Exodus can also be seen as part of the religious right, which is large enough to matter.

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