An enthusiastic crowd of more than 6,000 people packed into Arlington's High Point Church in Texas last week, as a diverse group of prominent conservative leaders and activists called on Americans to return to God.
Many speakers at the "Under God Indivisible" rally, organized in conjunction with Glenn Beck's three-day "Restoring Love" event, also emphasized the importance of defeating President Obama in November, with former conservative golden boy Ralph Reed declaring the 2012 election the most important presidential race since the Civl War era.
Reed, 51, who spoke about halfway through the event, said America stood at a crossroads.
"Just 102 days before I believe not only the most important election since 1980, when Ronald Reagan was on the ballot, but perhaps the most important election in this country since 1860," Reed said.
Watch the speech in the video above.
"If we get down on our faces and our knees before Almighty God, and we beg of him, not because we're pointing fingers at anybody else, but because of what we have allowed to happen... then I believe in November God will have mercy on our land and we will have a Renaissance of the values that made this country great," he added.
Ralph Reed rocketed to political stardom in 1995, appearing on the cover of Time magazine as the wunderkind of the religious right. Dubbed the "Right Hand of God" and tapped by Pat Robertson to build the Christian Coalition, Reed had created a political juggernaut.
But questions about about financial misconduct, a money trail that eventually led straight to disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff and an embarrassing election campaign defeat in 2006, toppled Reed from his place of prominence.
Recently, however, Reed is sounding more like his old self again. He's founded a new group, the Faith & Freedom Coalition, and is finding an enthusiastic audience among Tea Partiers and ultraconservatives, The New York Times reports.
In June, Reed hosted a three-day event in Washington, D.C., where he threw his support behind Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, singling out the former governor's embrace of the pro-life agenda. "He's come our way," Reed told The Huffington Post in June.
In an interview with Newsmax.TV at the same event, Reed confirmed his desire to increase his national influence. Millions of evangelicals failed to vote in 2008, potentially helping to tip the election in favor of Barack Obama. This time around, Reed vowed, many of those same voters would turn out. Reed believes Obama is anti-religion, and has pledged the resources of Faith & Freedom in order to ensure the incumbent does not secure a second term.
While sure to raise some eyebrows on the left, Reed's comments last week were in good company.
James Robison, a co-host of the rally, also made it clear that he believes it's time for a change in the White House.
Robison, who in the past has blamed Hollywood and the television show "Glee" for a decline in American family values, decried the "socialist redistribution mindset" and pro-gay marriage stance of the administration.
Joining Robison in his anti-gay marriage stand was Pentecostal bishop Harry Jackson of Maryland, who fired up the crowd with calls for a "new rainbow coalition."
"We need to steal back the rainbow," Jackson said at the event. "We can't let the gays have it. We're the rainbow coalition. We're the army of God... We're are going to take back America in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ."
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