Extra-Ecclesiastical Baptistic Theonomy

A very strange example of extra-ecclesiastical baptistic theonomy (what a phrase!) shows itself in my part of the country. "Christian Exodus," at christianexodus.org, has moved three families into Greer, SC. They plan to move enough of their people into the Greenville/Spartanburg counties to affect decisively local and state elections.

The most interesting part of this is the emphasis on state sovereignty: "ChristianExodus.org is moving thousands of Christians to South Carolina to reestablish constitutionally limited government founded upon Christian principles. This includes the return to South Carolina of all 'powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States.'"

I understand that their choice of the word "exodus" is supposed to make one think of the Promised Land (on three: "Hallelujah!"), but in this case it just makes me think of running. "Aaah! Run for the hills!" "Which hills?" "Why, the beautiful hill country of upstate South Carolina, with its gorgeous woodlands, great real estate market, and quality schools!"

BIZARRE UPDATE: In a strange twist, the family featured in the Greenville News article (which, being more than seven days old, is for subscribers only online) visited my own Holy Trinity Reformed Evangelical this morning...and left ten minutes in.