Patrick Vandenburgh, writing for the Freeport (Ill.) Journal-Standard, wants a Christian revolutionary war:
It is time for a new Christian revolutionary war. It is time for Christians all over the United States to stand up for our Judeo-Christian heritage. Our nation has slowly turned its back on God. We have forsaken our call as a nation, which is to be a light to all other nations. We have allowed a few in the secular minority to rob our freedoms, which came by the blood of many brave men and women throughout history. [...]
The United States of America is still the greatest country in the world. However, our nation is in a battle of major proportions for its soul. We cannot allow the secular humanists, the religious liberals or the immoral of society speak on behalf of our nation. It is time that the church of Jesus Christ find its revolutionary voice, and proclaim to everyone who will listen, that this nation is and will always be "one nation under God."
It's unclear what "freedom" he's been robbed of, since the only violation he mentions in the column is the fact that Obama doesn't believe America is a Christian nation (perhaps because he's read the Constitution).
That's really not important, though, since if there's anything that unites this sort of Evangelical fundamentalist, it's the idea that they're incredibly oppressed by absolutely everyone at all times, and if you can't understand just how they're all always eternal victims, then you're part of the problem.
That's fine in normal times, and those of us living in reality are best-advised to continue as if they don't exist. I've met quite a few "Pity meeeeeeeeeeee!!!" people in my life, and there's really no saving them by giving them more attention. It's what they want. But with the up tick in both rightwing and homophobic violence in recent months, a mainstream newspaper carrying a column by a pastor calling for war, discussing the blood being shed, laying the blame for all our problems at the feet of "secular humanists, the religious liberals or the immoral of society" and the nation's first Black president, and rewriting American history as a simple story of "us" (white Evangelicals) versus "them" (everyone who wants to destroy America), is incredibly irresponsible.
Which explains why they've been so obsessed with the Revolutionary War recently. With the rhetoric around the tea-baggers, that bizarre video from Glenn Beck's show with Thomas Paine complaining about taxes, etc., they've been trying to appropriate American history in the same old Nativist/Know-Nothing shtick that Americans have been doing ever since the first major waves of immigration brought a recognizable other to blame for the nation's problems. Now it's people who aren't a part of their particular extremist form of Christianity. It's really nothing new.
Although it would be more accurate if, instead of appropriating Revolutionary imagery, they opted for rebel imagery. The complaints about the federal government, about certain people not being real American, the reliance on war imagery and violence, and reducing any slight or any disagreement to someone robbing them of their "rights" sounds a lot more like the Confederacy than the early United States.
Anyway, if this is the sort of talk that's making it into the newspaper, then imagine what these sorts of people are saying in their churches and behind closed doors. He might think that it's a neat idea to talk about the Revolution and how oppressed Christians should do to "secularists" what the America did to the British, and the teapot will eventually come back to a boil and another one of those dudes with a gun is going to start a little revolution of his own, most likely in a lefty church.
It's really the only appropriate response for a group of people who thinks violence can solve every problem.