Peroutka has been under fire for months for his involvement in and leadership of the League of the South, a white nationalist group that advocates conservative, Christian theocracy and secession to form a Southern Republic. Top Democratic and Republican leaders had called for him to resign from the group.
White nationalists from the League of the South -- the premier neo-Confederate group -- are hailing the recent Republican primary victory of Maryland's Michael Peroutka -- who won his party's nomination in an Anne Arundel County Council race, as well as a seat on the GOP Central Committee there -- as "a political victory for us."
Fundamentalist dogma holds that a modern, secular, diverse and tolerant society victimizes evangelical Christians, because tolerance of sin and error is intolerable to them. This Orwellian inversion, where your freedom must be limited in order to assure my own, is no longer a fringe or schismatic belief.
The American Prayer Hour, an alternative to the annual National Prayer Breakfast, takes place on the same day and is run by the secretive fundamentalist organization known as The Family. This shadowy group is directly tied to the notorious "Kill the Gays" bill in Uganda.