This isn’t new at all it seems, but it only just came to my attention this evening… and it was clearly identified as blogfodder at the times, so here goes.

Seems some yahoo is promoting the idea that Christians should all move to South Carolina, then secede and become their own soverign state. Uh, yeah, that’s going to work, innit? They must be serious though, they have a website plus a blog, and everything. Chief yahoo Cory Burnell signs off a blog entry with, “God bless y’all” as he continues his efforts for the cause. They even have a theme verse, “Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins…” (Revelation 18:4). It’d have to be KJV, wouldn’t it?

I’m sure “y’all” are aflood with questions, but a 2004 article on the group says,

If all goes according to plan, Burnell is hoping to have a constitutional convention by 2014, with a president of the new nation – still to be known as South Carolina – elected in 2016, which is also a presidential election year in the U.S.

He says the nation would be founded on Christian principles, and the people writing its constitution would have to hash out details to safeguard it as a Christian republic.

For now, Burnell prefers to shy away from specifics on the precise laws governing the country.

“Independence first, details later,” he says.

Of course, the site offers resources for anyone suddenly feeling the urge to move to South Carolina, including information on schools and homeschooling, jobs, and an ad for a “Christian Realtor.”

I dunno, after we got finished trying to figure out how the political system would possibly work — would you vote for the Catholic or Protestant party? — how’s that going to work? Maybe they’d take an Irish cue and paint the state Orange and Green. More to the point, perhaps they’d disallow those Catholics outright and stick to their own kind… but given the church’s stellar history of cooperation between sects and denominations, I’ve reached the conclusion that South Carolina could be the first (former) US state to have its very own civil war.

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