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"For ye, brethren, became followers of the churches of God which in Judea are in Christ Jesus: for ye also have suffered like things of your own countrymen, even as they have of the Jews:

Who both killed the Lord Jesus, and their own prophets, and have persecuted us; and they please not God, and are contrary to all men:"

“Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. Thus we shall always be with the Lord.”

"And it shall come to pass, that in all the land, saith Jehovah, two parts therein shall be cut off and die; but the third shall be left therein. And I will bring the third part into the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried" (Zechariah 13:8, 9).

These writings and their interpretations had haunted Harvey Shapiro. Was it true? Was there to be a Rapture? Religion to Harvey had never been more than punch line, and this was the funniest joke of all. Then why was he haunted by it? Simply because it was one more thing that the stupid and narrow minded used as an excuse to hate the Jews.

Now it was worse than ever. Business leaders, Athletes, Politicians all had been quoted making statements, that in an earlier day, would have been considered Anti-Semitic. He was used to the hate spewing from the talk radio crowd, but now it’s coming from the White House. The President, in a speech on religion, before a joint session of Congress, called upon Jewish Leaders, “to seek Gods forgiveness, for killing his only son.”

Harvey was astounded when every Republican and a handful of Democrats stood and applauded.
This was a shocking, but not completely unforeseen consequence of the Christianicans gaining a plurality in Congress. There was some hope, that the emergence of the Christianicans would force the Republicans’ hands to sit and negotiate with the Democrats, but the exact opposite happened. The Republicans embraced the Christianicans.

This so called, “revolution,” oddly enough started in Harvey’s own district. Forest Hills, New York, had been a bastion for Liberals, all of his life. Geraldine Ferraro was from Forest Hills. So were Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel. This district had been represented by a Democrat for nearly 90 years. That all changed in 2011. Anthony Weiner resigned.

Congressman Weiner, a leading Liberal Democrat, who had hopes of someday being elected Mayor of New York City, for some inexplicable reason felt it necessary to text pictures of his penis to women across the country. Weiner resigned, and in a special election, in September, 2011, Bob Turner a conservative Republican was elected to replace him.

Due to redistricting, Turner lasted less than a full term, but the dye had been cast. The Tea Party and the Religious Right saw this has their opportunity to step in and create a third major party, The Christianicans.

The party was founded in 2012, when the Republicans nominated Mitt Romney for President. Leading Republicans, Michelle Bachmann and Rick Perry broke from the party to form The Christianicans. At the convention, Bachmann was nominated as the Christianican nominee for President. She immediately chose broadcaster, Sean Hannity as her running mate.

They sat with their advisors, Ann Coulter, the aforementioned Rick Perry and Rick Santorum. Among the positions taken by the platform were: 1) Redouble our effort in Iraq and Afghanistan. 2) Establish a committee in Congress to investigate Socialist influence in Government, 3) Declare and outlaw Socialist organizations, such as The American Civil Liberties Union, 4) Nominate religious leaders to the Supreme Court, 5) Fund the New Planned Parenthood, an organization that will establish religious training for all of the youth of America. This religious training will include, a twelve step program for all gays and non-Christians.

As late as October, 2012, MSNBC commentator, Chris Matthews said that The Christianicans, “...don’t stand a chance of winning. This will be the political end of Bachmann. This is the best thing that could happen to the Democrats and maybe even to the Republicans.

The Democrats were going to win this election anyway. Now with the Christianicans syphoning votes from the Republicans, it will be a landslide. The Republicans will get the ‘nut cases’ out of the party, and we can return to serious governing.”

But in November, 2012, something happened. The Democrats in New York, California and Florida stayed home. The Republicans won all three states. They also won Nevada, Utah, Wyoming, Virginia, North Carolina, Nebraska, Kansas, Alaska, Kentucky, Arkansas, Tennessee and West Virginia, giving them 200 electoral votes.

The Christianicans, through their grass roots efforts carried New Hampshire, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Arizona, Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Georgia, Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama, giving them 160 Electoral Votes.

The Democrats only had 178 electoral votes.

The Election for President went to the House of Representatives, where Michelle Bachmann won. The constitution calls for the Election of the Vice President by the Senate, there the Republicans staged a filibuster. The Democrats agreed to a compromise Vice President, and Romney was chosen.

Ultra Right Wing Religion swept the country. Ball players were cheered every time they would thank god, for letting them win, or crossed themselves, when they got up to bat. In 2013, a young Jewish Ballplayer for the Mets was injured by the fans.. Morty Abramowitz, who grew up in nearby Great Neck, protesting the influx of religion in sports had the day before, lay his bat on the plate, and while using both hands drew a Star of David across his chest. The next game, on the first day of Passover, he was pelted by Matzoh Balls from the angry crowd. This was a suggestion of Presidential Press Secretary, Rush Limbaugh.



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