Christian Militia Raided Near Ann Arbor

The FBI conducted raids Saturday night in Washtenaw County and Lenawee County in an investigation involving members of Hutaree, a Christian-oriented militia group based in Lenawee County, Michigan. Local Michigan militia member Jimmy Schiel said he was told five people were arrested – including one known member of Hutaree.

Hutaree is a Christian-oriented militia group. According to Hutaree’s Web site, the organization believes that one day there will be an anti-Christ, and all Christians must train and prepare.  Hutaree claims to have about 30 members, including several who live Washtenaw County. The group has its own pastor and a leader, members said. Members are known to train with AR-15s. The Christian militia group  members describe themselves as Christian soldiers preparing for the arrival and battle with the anti-Christ.

“Jesus wanted us to be ready to defend ourselves using the sword and stay alive using equipment,” the group states on its Web site.  Dawud Walid, head of the Michigan branch of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, said he was told the Christian militia group may have been plotting against American Muslims.

On its website, Hutaree quotes several Bible passages and states: “We believe that one day, as prophecy says, there will be an Anti-Christ. … Jesus wanted us to be ready to defend ourselves using the sword and stay alive using equipment.”

In a line eerily similar to the Muslim suicide bombers, the group also speaks of ‘virgins’

“Jesus spoke of the ten virgins in Matthew 25: 1-12. The wise ones took enough oil to last the whole night, just in case the bridegroom was late. The foolish ones took not enough oil to last the whole night and figured that the bridegroom would arrive earlier than he did.”

Soldiers for Jesus, this time with AR-15’s rather than swords.

LINKS:

Telegraph UK

AnnArbor.com

ToledoBlade

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11 thoughts on “Christian Militia Raided Near Ann Arbor

  1. For those who do not know mikeb302000, he runs a very effective blog whose main theme is the promotion of gun control laws. With each posting on that subject, he opens himself up to the wrath and scorn of the gunnutz who believe that everyone ought to have a dozen guns ‘just in case.’

    Just in case the FBI comes knocking on their woodland militia headquarters. No doubt many of the Teabaggers ‘carry’ and want to be able to defend themselves against the Federal Government ‘when the time comes.’

    Does the word ‘paranoid’ strike a theme here in both the Christian and secular militia members?

  2. Didn’t Jesus say that “to live by the sword, was to die by the sword” and that we “wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities.. yadda yadda”.. It seems like these gun toting (c)hristians have completely missed the message of Jesus. How is “preparing for the Antichrist” in anyway connected to showing God’s love for mankind by loving one another.

    (I know I list bible verses ect.. It’s just because I’m very familiar with the Bible and can recognize when these kooks don’t even follow the tenents of their own religion)

  3. Hello All,
    Who would Jesus want to blow up cause da’yed all blowed up real good!!! Yes Boy, I’m a gonna kill all the wrong kind of folks I don’t like for Jesus.

    Hello Muddy,
    You may remember my posting a while back where I informed everyone on the “Full Quiver” project of these same types of Extreme Right Wing Christian Religious.

    A professor of Christian Theology at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, whose name is Bruce Ware, is pushing their religious right agenda to the extremes. This person finds passages in the Bible to justify that God meant women to be submissive to men. It is within the same passage that states, children should honor their mother and fathers, and slaves should honor their masters etc.

    This Southern Baptist Seminary now has some of the other ideas from their fundamentalist positions. This new teaching is being called “The Full Quiver Theology” and is based on Psalm 127: 3-5 which reads, “Children are a heritage of the Lord, the fruit of the womb, a reward. As arrows in a soldier’s hand, so are the sons of the young. Blessed is the man who has filled his quiver with them.”

    The seminary’s president, Albert Mohler, explained that under-population was a pressing concern. Couples who choose childlessness are guilty of “rebellion against parenthood that represents nothing less than an absolute revolt against God’s design.” God will decide whether to open or close the womb. Using birth control is an act against God’s will. The truly Christian couple will allow God to decide whether each act of sex will result in procreation and sex will be returned to its proper place in a Christian’s life. What part of this decision does the Christian woman have? None because she should submit, of course.

  4. I was going to post about this today, but my internet service was down…
    That’s a good thing because I had tech guys from France Telecom testing everything and bringing it up to standard and now tomorrow, they are going to run a new line from the house…everything in the house checked out…so tomorrow I should be back on line better than ever.
    The minor detail of the stone barn wall collapsing with the line seeme to have played a big role…I could have told them that, but they had to play out the entire three acts of the opera…

    I was wondering about the militia guys…do you think they will get waterboarded? There are some pretty good videos from the Hutaree group on YouTUbe of their “training ” exercises. In one, they stage a mock raid on a UN outpost, teat down the UN flage and raise their own Christian Commonwealth Flag.
    It’s interesting to read the spin by the spokespeople from other “militia” groups in trying to distance themselves from the Hutaree Group…and try to defend the concept of having an illegal secret army at the same time.

  5. Poet- this is a great link that you provided, especially the section titled, “The morality of arming and organizing.” What follows the ‘morality’ is all biblical mandates!!

    Here is the conclusion and the main ideas of the opening section of the manual titled, The morality of arming and organizing:

    We must make sure that whatever we do in any department of life, including the use of force, conforms to the truth and moral principles of the Bible.

    The New Testament did not change or overturn the moral principles of the Old Testament. It simply clarified, developed, added to, or fulfilled them.

    A close look at the Bible will show that Jesus Christ was not a pacifist, and will demonstrate that he approved of the justified use of deadly force.

    Pimping Jesus! Hww many Jesus-whores have there been who justified their insanity and brutality in His name?

  6. “The Hutaree will one day see its enemy and meet him on the battlefield if God so wills it.”
    Militia Leader David Brian Stone

    “My warcry insha’Allah will be: “Shahada or Victory!”
    Call to battle found on an Islamic web site.

    Looking at the mugshots of the Hutaree slackjaws, I kind of doubt that they could obtain passports to the holyland to meet the Antichrist and his minions on the fields at Megiddo.

    The whole idea of killing a police officer and then bombing the innocent attendees of said policeman’s burial precession – I’m not sure, but I think if there was a Jesus, who retained the type of character depicted in the Bible, I think that the Jesus of love, hope, and mercy, would be fairly unhappy with a gaggle of Meth addicts (probably living off of some form of government assistance) Planning the murder of random innocent people in his name. I could be wrong.. I just don’t know. It just goes to prove that certain types of people are looking for ANYTHING to justify killing someone else. That’s why gun fanatics really frighten me. Because you know deep down inside they are just chomping at the bit to put a bullet in someone.

    And then there is the whole idea of taking on the Federal government with what amounts to pop guns – The same Federal Government that has a defense budget that is 23% of GDP and is bigger dollar wise than the next 11 nations COMBINED. Ironically these are the same people who are always PRO MILITARY and will usually argue that no defense budget is too big. I just read this article that the DOD and DARPA are creating a blimp that will hover in the stratosphere for 10 years. Essentially this network of airships will create the biggest array of radar antenna the world has ever seen. It could detect the movement of an individual person from 300 miles. You just can’t fight that mojo with pop guns. It’s delusional. It’s Quixotic. The only real way to create change in as large an entity as the Federal gov is by nonviolent means. These people would get a LOT more traction and sympathy if they staged sit ins at IRS headquarters for example.

    But then again, it’s really not about the Federal Government, nor about Jesus, nor about healthcare is it? It’s all about finding an excuse to play dressup, and army, and possibly kill another human being. If these types of people are so gung hoe to shoot something, why don’t they join the military? But looking at their pictures, I doubt that not one of them could pass the entrance exam.

    Cognitive Dissonance

  7. Steve- You just can’t fight that mojo with pop guns. It’s delusional.

    Ah, the ‘delusional factor once again. Steve- as a self-confessed former ‘believer,’ is delusion a large factor necessary for the ‘true believer’ to move safely through life?

    I was a mainline Christian and not all-that connected with the theology stuff so I don’t understand that fundamentalist mindset that seems to accompany these people who praise the Lord and shoot their neighbors.

  8. I grew up in the evangelical church of the 70’s and early 80’s, prior to the moral majority and rise of the Southern Baptist Convention, and the rise of the Suburban mega church. The evangelical church I’m familiar with was a lot more docrinally cerebal and primarily focused on the Gospels and the exogesus and isogesis of Christ. Today’s evangelical church is 180 degrees different. To illustrate:

    the jesus of yesterdays evangelical:

    the jesus of today’s evangelical:

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