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Bruce Wilson
Bruce Wilson is cofounder, with journalist Frederick Clarkson, of the blog Talk To Action, which covers the intersection of religion and politics.

In May 2008, Wilson posted a 3 and 1/2 minute video widely credited in mainstream media with precipitating then-GOP presidential candidate John McCain’s decision to reject his long-sought political endorsement from influential Christian evangelist, Texas megachurch pastor and Christians United For Israel founder John Hagee. The video featured an audio excerpt from a late 2005 Hagee sermon (broadcast internationally on Christian networks) in which pastor Hagee claimed that God sent Hitler and the Nazis to force Europe’s Jews to Palestine. The audio excerpt from Wilson’ video was broadcast widely both by domestic US media and also foreign media.

In Fall 2008, as part of a two-person research team, Wilson correctly identified the specific religious tendency which then-vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin is most closely associated with, the New Apostolic Reformation. Wilson’s effort was the first to publicize Palin’s association with Kenyan evangelist Thomas Muthee, a professed witch hunter, and also Palin’s personal friendship with Alaska evangelist Mary Glazier, who heads Sarah Palin’s personal prayer group and also claims, like Muthee, to have used prayer to fight a witch. Muthee and Glazier are top leaders in the New Apostolic Reformation movement, which purports to be the most radical change in Christianity since the Protestant Reformation. NAR leaders advocate forced wealth transfer and the the driving unbelievers from “the land.”

Bruce Wilson is currently working on his first book.

Entries by Bruce Wilson

Anti-Gay, Anti-Mormon Hate Group Sponsors Reince Priebus' RNC Israel Trip

(62) Comments | Posted January 31, 2015 | 4:17 PM

If the National Republican Party had embraced the Ku Klux Klan or the American Nazi Party, would mainstream media pick up the story? Probably.

The American Family Association, sponsor of the Republican National Committee's upcoming Israel trip (organized and led by pastor David Lane), is no less extreme and...

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"Wage War To Restore a Christian America", Urged Pastor Behind Reince Priebus' RNC Israel Trip

(7) Comments | Posted January 29, 2015 | 1:12 PM

[Image, right: Pastor David Lane, screenshot from Right Wing Watch videopastor David Lane]

"Where are the champions of Christ to save the nation from the pagan onslaught imposing homosexual marriage, homosexual scouts, 60 million babies done to death by abortion and red ink as far as the...

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NYT's David Brooks, WaPo's Michael Gerson to Speak at Funding Confab for anti-LGBT Hate, Climate Change Denial

(0) Comments | Posted September 26, 2014 | 4:43 PM

2014-09-26-gathering.jpgIn honor of the 2014 incarnation of the event known as The Gathering, I've given an interview with Jay Michaelson, writing for the Daily Beast, on what Michaelson has chosen to call The $1-Billion-a-Year Right-Wing Conspiracy You Haven't Heard Of.


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Most Americans 18-29 Years Old Believe in Demon Possession, Shows Survey

(11) Comments | Posted October 25, 2013 | 4:51 PM

Are Americans becoming less religious? While church affiliation is probably declining, don't expect the atheist revolution anytime soon:

Over one half (63 percent, to be exact) of young Americans 18-29 years old now believe in the notion that invisible, non-corporeal entities called "demons" can take partial or total control...

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Video: Ted Cruz Anointed by Antigay, Pro-Religious War Pastors

(19) Comments | Posted October 13, 2013 | 7:53 PM

Below: Anointing of Ted Cruz and Rand Paul (short version):

In the video, Tea Party potentate Ted Cruz is blessed by pastors who claim the Constitution is based on the Old Testament, appear to endorse biblical slavery, depict gay marriage as a socialist plot against the traditional family, and call for a Christian war on secular society.

Over the last few years the religious right, rumored to be in decline, has receded from American secular consciousness. But amidst the current government shutdown, some of the more astute political analysts on the left, such producer Joshua Holland and the The Nation's Lee Fang are beginning to point out that, respectively, 1) today's Republican Party has, by objective measures, become truly radicalized and, 2) the main force behind the current government shutdown is the religious (and largely Christian) right.

Conforming to that pattern, over the weekend two of the leading Senate Republican Tea Party leaders behind the shutdown, Senators Ted Cruz and Rand Paul, attended the Family Research Council's annual "Voter Values Summit," at which, according to CNN, FRC head Tony Perkins-- whose organization has been identified as a "hate group" by the Southern Poverty Law Center because of the FRC's promotion of anti-LGBTI propaganda -- dubbed Cruz the "de facto" leader of the GOP.

During the FRC event, reports the New York Times, both senators, who are each considering a 2016 bid for the presidency, will meet with evangelical and right-wing power brokers such as Perkins and direct-mail guru Richard Viguerie.

The two senators could also be found last summer, along with RNC Chair Reince Priebus (by some accounts), being publicly blessed and anointed, with the laying-on of hands, by dominionist pastors, at the July 19th-20th 2013 Iowa Renewal Project pastors' gathering held at the Des Moines Marriott Hotel. Following the event, video from the event, the public blessing of Rand Paul, gained minor notice from the secular press. But video showing the blessing of Senator Ted Cruz is far more notable.

Below: Anointing of Ted Cruz and Rand Paul (longer version):

In the video, Tea Party potentate Ted Cruz is blessed by pastors who claim the Constitution is based on the Old Testament, appear to endorse biblical slavery, depict gay marriage as a socialist plot against the traditional family, and call for a Christian war on secular society.

The first two attributes in that list belong to an evangelical leader David Barton -- who Ted Cruz has warmly endorsed, in a September 2013 statement to Politico in which the Texas senator called Barton "a good man, a courageous leader and a friend" whose "historical research has helped millions rediscover the founding principles of our nation."

In the lead-up to the Iowa pastors' event, in an interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network's David Brody, Ted Cruz suggested that gay marriage would lead to Christian pastors being charged with hate speech. During his address to the hundreds of pastors assembled at the two-day Iowa Renewal Project event, Senator Cruz cited militant Biblical scripture such as Ezekiel 33, depicted opponents of a Texas ban on late-term abortions as Satan worshipers, and claimed Christians in the military can be court-martialed for sharing their faith.

One of the pastors blessing and laying his hands on Cruz's shoulders was head of the sponsoring organization the Iowa Renewal Project -- David Lane, who only a few weeks earlier had written an op-ed that called upon the faithful to "wage war to restore America to our Judeo-Christian heritage."

Only a few days after blessing Senator Cruz, Lane stated that "car bombs in Los Angeles, Washington D.C. and Des Moines, Iowa" would be merciful punishment from God for legalized abortion and "homosexuals praying at the Inauguration." Without such divine "mercy," suggested Lane, America might "get judgment like Nazi Germany."

The Iowa Renewal Project is part of Lane's American Renewal Project, an effort targeting 12 US states that seeks to register voters, and politically mobilize Christian pastors, in advance of the 2014 election.

Lane's national project is in turn sponsored by the American Family Association, an organization designated by the Southern Poverty Law Center as an anti-gay hate group. AFA spokesperson Bryan Fischer has stated that "Homosexuality gave us Adolph Hitler, and homosexuals in the military gave us the Brown Shirts, the Nazi war machine and six million dead Jews."

Another pastor laying hands on Senator Cruz was David Barton, former vice chairman of the Texas GOP who has played leading role in creating an entire genre of Christian nationalist revisionist history used to promote the myth that the United States was created as an expressly Christian nation. The genre is used to stoke anger among the faithful - because America's Christian heritage has allegedly been subverted and stolen - and thus fuel Christian right political activism.

Barton maintains that Jesus opposes the minimum wage, and claims the United States Constitution was based in concepts drawn directly from the Old Testament including the books of Leviticus and Deuteronomy. He also claims there's no such thing as the constitutional principle of the separation of church and state.

In September 2013, Senator Ted Cruz told Politico reporter Stephanie Simon that,

"David Barton is a good man, a courageous leader and a friend. David's historical research has helped millions rediscover the founding principles of our nation and the incredible sacrifices that men and women of faith made to bequeath to us the freest and most prosperous nation in the world."

But the fact that Ted Cruz is a personal friend to David Barton, described in 2005 by Time magazine as one of the 25 most influential evangelicals in America, comes as no surprise given a staggering revelation, in a 2011 book by former Special Assistant to U.S. President George W. Bush Timothy Geoglein, with a forward written by non other than Karl Rove, that ties Ted Cruz to very heart of of the what used to be called, in the days before the Tea Party, the "radical religious right."

As Goeglein recounts, in 1999 while working as a Bush for President campaign aide, Ted Cruz helped broker a deal with one of the top architects of the religious right -- Paul Weyrich -- who Cruz appears to at the time been a personal friend of. The deal Cruz brokered enabled the Bush campaign to lock down the Christian conservative vote and so edge out other contenders for the nomination, including Senator John McCain.

The fact that Ted Cruz, then only 29 years old, helped swing the 2000 election, because he was a personal friend to Paul Weyrich -- a titan of the new right and religious right who helped create much of the early infrastructure that powers the current conservative movement -- including the Moral Majority, the Heritage Foundation, and the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is astonishing. Cruz also served on the elite team of lawyers fighting the legal battle that revolved around the disputed Florida vote recount in the 2000 election.

But by then Cruz had already served as a legal aide to Chief Justice William Rehnquist, rumored to be a member of the secretive Washington D.C.-based elite evangelical association known as "The Family" or "The Fellowship," and the young Cruz had another, even more direct, in:

Another of the pastors next to Senator Ted Cruz at the June 19th, 2013 Iowa anointing was Cruz's father, businessman and pastor Rafael Cruz -- who in 1979 joined another Paul Weyrich co-founded effort, the Religious Roundtable, that mobilized millions of evangelical Christians to vote for candidate Ronald Reagan in the 1980 presidential election. As pastor Cruz told his audience at an August 10, 2013 religious rally in Ames, Iowa,

"[in 1979] I became very involved in an organization called the Religious Roundtable. The Religious Roundtable was a Judeo-Christian organization that mobilized millions of Christians all across the United States and helped elect Ronald Reagan. It was a precursor of the Tea Party, even before the Moral Majority."

During his jeremiad, pastor Cruz declared,

"Socialism requires that government becomes your god. That's why they have to destroy the concept of God. They have to destroy all loyalties except loyalty to the government. That's what's behind homosexual marriage. It's really about the destruction of the traditional family than about exalting homosexuality -- because you need to destroy, also, loyalty to the traditional family."

Rafael Cruz went on to deploy a version of a falsified history myth promoted by Davis Barton, regaling his audience with,

"Have you ever heard of the 'Black Robe Regiment'? The Black Robe Regiment were a series of pastors that wore long black robes, many of them had the Continental Army uniform underneath the black robe. They would preach on Sunday, take off that robe, and with half their congregation they would go out and fight for independence."

Following pastor Cruz's speech at the event was his son Senator Ted Cruz, who depicted pro-reproductive rights demonstrators at the Texas State Legislature who protested legislation banning late-term abortions as Satan worshipers, called for the abolition of the Internal Revenue Service, and declared, "if we can hold 41 Republicans in the U.S. Senate or 218 Republicans in the U.S. House, we can defund Obamacare."

During the June 19th, 2013 Iowa blessing of Senator Ted Cruz, a voice leading the ceremony can be heard beseeching God, with urgent intensity,

"Father, we believe that, indeed, no weapon formed against him will prosper, and every tongue that rises up against him in judgment will be condemned -- for this is the heritage of the servant of the Lord. And his righteousness is of you, Lord. Father, you have said that, and we believe that today. Father, we ask today that you would give him the tongue of the learned to speak that word. Father, we ask that your blessing would come upon our nation. Father, those like our senator, father, that they would receive these words."
A few months before, in a statement for the May 1, 2013 National Day of Prayer, Cruz stated,
"We understand that our rights come not from a king or queen, not from government, but from the Lord God almighty. But if America is going to continue to stand strong, we must first be on our knees." -Senator Ted Cruz, National Day of Prayer statement, May 1,...
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The Tea Party Plan to Shatter the Republic

(42) Comments | Posted October 4, 2013 | 12:10 PM

The point of this essay is not to unpack the origins of the Tea Party, a co-creation of Ron Paul and the Koch brothers which reorganized and re-energized the activist cadres of the religious right, who dominate the movement, and who swept in to take Congress in 2010.


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Tea Party Republican -- Linked Religious Right Leader Calls for 'Military Takeover'

(142) Comments | Posted October 3, 2013 | 10:55 AM

"We estimate that between 28 percent and 34 percent of officers and NCOs (non-commissioned officers) in the U.S. military would either back or be extremely sympathetic to Joyner" -- Mikey Weinstein, founder and head of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation

Amidst chaos in Washington, while Republicans in Congress are...

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Ron Paul to Speak at Holocaust Denier's 'Gala Dinner Fundraiser'

(188) Comments | Posted September 6, 2013 | 6:43 PM

In a heated September 5th interview with MSNBC's Alex Wagner, Former U.S. Congressman Ron Paul, who is currently surfing a wave of mainstream media appearances due to his strong criticism of the push from the Obama Administration for U.S. military intervention in Syria, defended his planned September 11th, 2013...

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Billy Graham Prays With Romney but Website Still Indicates Mormonism Is 'Cult'

(0) Comments | Posted October 17, 2012 | 12:21 PM

After Billy Graham prayed with, and effectively endorsed, Mitt Romney, it was pointed out that the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association website had an article which openly called Mormonism a "cult." So, the BGEA scrubbed the offending article -- but it missed another that identified Mormons as...

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GOP Convention Blessed By Pastor in Movement That Burns "Unholy" Books and Art

(0) Comments | Posted August 30, 2012 | 4:04 PM

[Note: a related story, from Religion Dispatches editor Sarah Posner, covers Samuel Rodriguez' appearance at the Republican National Convention from outside the frame of his participation in C. Peter Wagner's New Apostolic Reformation]

On Tuesday, the opening night of the Republican National Convention was brought to a...

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Humans and Fire Breathing Dinosaurs? Romney Education Plan Would Fund Bizarre K-12 School Curriculum

(49) Comments | Posted June 27, 2012 | 12:55 PM

" it possible that a fire-breathing animal really existed? Today some scientists are saying yes. They have found large chambers in certain dinosaur skulls... The large skull chambers could have contained special chemical-producing glands. When the animal forced the chemicals out of its mouth or nose, these substances may have...
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Ugandans Pelt 'KONY 2012' Leaders With Rocks, But White House Door Is Open

(4) Comments | Posted April 25, 2012 | 5:18 PM

We are trying to hit as many high schools, churches, and colleges as possible with this movie. We are able to be the Trojan Horse in a sense, going into a secular realm... it's not driven by guilt, it's driven by an adventure and the adventure is God's."
-- Invisible...
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KONY 2012 Effort a Ministry in Antigay Evangelical Barnabas Group, Reports LGBT Rights Nonprofit

(16) Comments | Posted April 10, 2012 | 8:35 PM

Mounting suspicions about the evangelical nature of the Invisible Children nonprofit, which released the blockbuster KONY 2012 viral video hit in early March, have now been confirmed. As reported by the LGBT rights nonprofit Truth Wins Out, in 2007 Invisible Children officially applied to become one of the...

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Kony 2012 Effort a 'Trojan Horse,' Says Invisible Children Cofounder Russell

(132) Comments | Posted April 6, 2012 | 8:11 PM

What's a 'Trojan Horse'? See footnote

[Below: In audio obtained by Truth Wins Out, from 2005 San Antonio conference, Jason Russell states that Invisible Children is a "Trojan Horse".]

As the LGBT rights watchdog group Truth Wins Out reported yesterday, in an April 5th, 2012 press release, the Invisible Children nonprofit behind the viral video hit KONY 2012 and its video sequel "Beyond Famous" appears to have an invisible agenda -- which TWO's Executive Director Wayne Besen calls "stealth evangelism":

In audio TWO discovered from a 2005 Christian conference in San Antonio, Invisible Children's co-founder Jason Russell called his organization a "Trojan Horse" designed to infiltrate secular institutions and surreptitiously promote his group's version of Christian fundamentalism. The audiotape reveals that that his organization is particularly focused on targeting youth in public schools. According to Russell's remarks (0:44):

"Coming in January we are trying to hit as many high schools, churches and colleges as possible with this movie. We are able to be the Trojan Horse in a sense, going into a secular realm and saying, 'Guess what? Life is about orphans, and it's about the widow. It's about the oppressed. That's God's heart.' And to sit in a public high school and tell them about that has been life-changing. Because they get so excited. And it's not driven by guilt, it's driven by an adventure and the adventure is God's."

"This vividly reveals Invisible Children's invisible agenda," said Truth Wins Out's Executive Director Wayne Besen. "This group is not simply about exposing LRA leader Joseph Kony, but engaging in stealth evangelism."

Invisible Children and The Family

While most mainstream media continues to uncritically report on the Invisible Children effort -- despite a growing body of reporting tying the KONY 2012 authors to the politicized Christian right -- at least a few mainstream media venues have picked up on my 7,000 word report that investigates extensive institutional and social ties between Invisible Children and the Washington, D.C. based neo-fundamentalist evangelical network called "The Fellowship" (or "The Family"). As I wrote in the executive summary to my report (cited by Forbes, USA Today, and The Guardian):

It is unlikely that many Americans who watched Invisible Children's record-smashing viral video hit KONY 2012 were aware of IC's evangelical nature (1, 2) or of the nonprofit's early financing from foundations that back the hard Christian right, including one of the biggest funders of the 2008 push for California's anti-same sex marriage Proposition 8.

But Invisible Children, which has branded itself as welcoming cultural, religious and sexual diversity, also enjoys extensive institutional and social ties to the global evangelical network known as The Fellowship (also known as "The Family") -- which has been credited with inspiring and providing "technical support" for Uganda's internationally-denounced Anti Homosexuality Bill, also dubbed the "kill the gays" bill.

"This, of course, is sickening"

The efforts of Invisible Children and KONY 2012 have been sharply criticized by a wide range of voices, especially Ugandans -- who jeered and threw stones at the screen during a screening of KONY 2012 in North-Central Uganda -- as well as journalists [1, 2, 3, 4] familiar with conflict in Northern Uganda and the DRC Congo and academics [1, 2, 3] who study the Northern Uganda region.

According to Rosabell Kagumir, a young Ugandan journalist, the war in Northern Uganda was, in the beginning, "much more about resources and about marginalization of people of Northern Uganda." Kagumir, who has studied at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, observed that "the situation [shown] in the [KONY 2012] video was [from] five, six years ago," and noted that the video shows Westerners and Americans as rescuers who swoop in and "save" helpless, benighted Africans. "if you are showing me as voiceless, as hopeless... you shouldn't be telling my story if you don't believe that I also have the power to change what is going on," said Kagumir.

In a March 12, 2012 op-ed in Al Jazeera, Dr. Adan Branch, senior research fellow at the Makerere Institute of Social Research in Uganda and assistant professor of political science at San Diego State University -- as well as author of Displacing Human Rights: War and Intervention in Northern Uganda -- called out Invisible Children for "the warmongering, the narcissism, the commercialisation, the reductive and one-sided story they tell, their portrayal of Africans as helpless children in need of rescue by white Americans." He continued:

As a result of Invisible Children's irresponsible advocacy, civilians in Uganda and central Africa may have to pay a steep price in their own lives so that a lot of young Americans can feel good about themselves and a few can make good money. This, of course, is sickening.

Voicing a similar view in a March 8, 2012 op-ed, Michael Deibert, a Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Peace and Reconciliation Studies at Coventry University and the author of the forthcoming Democratic Republic of Congo: Between Hope and Despair (Zed Books), wrote,

"The problem with Invisible Children's whitewashing of the role of the government of Uganda's president Yoweri Museveni in the violence of Central Africa is that it gives Museveni and company a free pass, and added ammunition with which to bludgeon virtually any domestic opposition, such as Kizza Besigye and the Forum for Democratic Change.

By blindly supporting Uganda's current government and its military adventures beyond its borders, as Invisible Children suggests that people do, Invisible Children is in fact guaranteeing that there will be more violence, not less, in Central Africa."

Are Western charities and the Ugandan government the real problem ?

One critic whose voice carries special weight is former "South Park" writer (and atheist) Jane Bussmann, whose investigation in Northern Uganda (around the same time Invisible Children was shooting footage that wound up in KONY 2012 ) led her to a sharply different take on the situation.

Bussmann subsequently donated the proceeds from her book about the conflict, The Worst Date Ever Or How it Took a Comedy Writer to Expose Africa's Secret War, to start up charity to run a home for former kidnapped children who were victims of the conflict.

In a scathingly acerbic op-ed from April 3, 2012 in the The Guardian that upends Invisible Children's brilliantly crafted but ultimately deceptive narrative frame, Jane Bussmann suggested that the horrific suffering which plagued Northern Uganda for two decades probably had less to do with Joseph Kony and more to do with the corrupt regime of Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, and with Western charities that enabled Museveni and used the horrific suffering in Northern Uganda as a fundraising cash cow:

Kony stopped being solely an African problem when western charities helped Museveni keep 2 million Ugandans in semi-starvation camps at gunpoint while he "looked" for Kony. These "protected villages" were so badly protected that Kony was able to commit massacres inside them, and simply could not have existed without western complicity. It was President Museveni's job to stop Joseph Kony, but he'd have been an idiot to stop Kony when half his budget came from foreign aid and a fat chunk of that aid was earmarked for the Kony mess. The cash keeps coming despite Museveni's dodgy 26 years in office, dodgier shooting up of protesters and political opposition... and mysterious failure to stop the LRA. (Incidentally, Museveni's army beat up and burned local religious leaders who were peacefully rescuing kids from Kony as early as 2002.)

Charities pimping Africa as victim is reverse child pornography -- send us money or we'll keep showing you pictures of children getting screwed...

Meanwhile, out of sight, the fight against Kony was bungled for 26 years. The World Bank funded a rehab centre for children who escaped Kony. Terrific. Who did they pay to run it? Kony's "Brigadier" Kenneth Banya. Kony ran a city of kids in Sudan, systematically raping thousands; luckily the international community had maps showing its location...

Kony, cash cow of charities and bent governments alike.

[Below: 2:45 video investigates some of the ties between Invisible Children and The Family -- specifically, the apparent co-mingling of Invisible Children's education programs in Uganda with the Ugandan leadership academy system run by The Fellowship, which -- as I wrote in my report, "works to raise up a cadre of elite Jesus-centered leaders who will transform their nation along "Biblical" lines -- with one apparent objective being the categorical elimination of homosexuality."]

Footnote: For those unfamiliar with the story, the Trojan Horse was a device said to have been used by the besieging Greek army to infiltrate the ancient walled city of Troy. After a long and ineffective siege, the Greeks had declared their intent to abandon their effort to conquer Troy, and their intent to sail back across the Mediterranean, to their homelands in Greece. They offered the goddess Athena a huge wooden, wheeled horse; the Trojans opened the gates and rolled the horse inside their city. That night, a select team of Greek commandos emerged from the horse, which was hollow, and opened the gates of Troy, allowing the Greek army to rush in and take the sleeping Trojans by surprise. The Greeks killed or enslaved all the Trojans and reduced their once-might city to...

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Gingrich In Video Which Claims the Constitution Is Based On the Old Testament

(64) Comments | Posted March 4, 2012 | 8:36 PM

Introduction: Newt Gingrich's ties to the religious right go to back to the 1980s, and the Former Speaker of the House has worked hard to line up evangelical backing in advance of the 2012 election. As detailed in a February 27, 2012 article in The Nation, Gingrich has...

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Rick Perry Event Pastor Predicts Coming "Prison Camps" For Jews

(11) Comments | Posted October 19, 2011 | 4:20 PM

According to Kansas City-based International House of Prayer founder and evangelist Mike Bickle -- who played a major role in the August 6th "The Response" prayer event that served as the de facto kickoff event for Rick Perry's presidential bid -- in the near future Jews who refuse to...

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Rick Perry's African-American Outreach Guru Endorsed Vicious Attack on MLK

(51) Comments | Posted October 6, 2011 | 4:35 PM

[image, right: screen shot from page 81 of Willie Wooten's 2005 book Breaking The Curse Off Black America]

In 2005, Justice at The Gate ministry head Alice Patterson endorsed a 2005 book, by her fellow apostle Willie Wooten, which blamed Martin Luther King, Jr. for...

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Republican Candidates Attend 'State-Stomping' Rally

(134) Comments | Posted November 1, 2010 | 12:25 PM

As shown in a video from the event, in November 2009 Hawaii Republican candidate for United States Senate Cam Cavasso, currently running against Democratic US Senator Daniel Inouye, attended a ceremony (Cavasso's attendance at the ITN conference has been confirmed by his campaign office) held at the International...

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Valerie Plame & Joe Wilson Furious as CA Democrats Snub Leader Fighting Theocratic Takeover of Military

(57) Comments | Posted May 29, 2010 | 12:04 PM

"It is unconscionable in our view to tie political courage to partisan activities... Democrats are not the only ones who demonstrate political courage," wrote a furious Joe and Valerie Wilson on Friday, returning their "Political Courage" awards to the influential Pacific Palisades Democratic Club of California. In 2003 the two...

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Tea Party Candidate "Believed God Would Drop a 1,000-mile High Pyramid...on Greenland"

(1) Comments | Posted May 25, 2010 | 4:42 PM

Over the past week I've been writing on some rather unusual Republican Party candidates in the 2010 election, for example the much discussed Kentucky GOP senate candidate Rand Paul who, as it happens, gave an April 2009 keynote address at a rally for the theocratic Constitution Party that wants...

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