"Look around. You’re not alone, and you know what we need to know. So go tell it on the mountains and in the cities. From your websites and laptops, tell it. From the street corners and coffeehouse, tell it. From delis and diners, tell it. From the workshop and the bookstore, tell it. On campus, at the mall, the synagogue, sanctuary and mosque, tell it. Tell it where you can, when you can and while you can. Tell America what we need to know, and we may just rekindle the patriot dream. Good luck to one and all."

Bill Moyers (as Studs Terkel calls him: "MY NORTH STAR"), June 7, 2008, National Conference for Media Reform

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

KUER Radio West 8/22/11: Rick Perry and Conservative Christian Politics

Thank you, Doug and Elaine, for addressing this issue.

I found it scary in 2004 when I read in The Village Voice that Karl Rove, just before the 2003 Iraq invation, and in 2004 National Security Advisor Condoleeza Rice, and "Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Near East and North African Affairs," Elliott Abrams, had brought in Apostolic leaders to advise George W. Bush on Middle East policy.

Realizing then that the leader in the White House, the man in charge of the world's most powerful weapons, who was undermining the federal agencies that had previously protected Americans by defunding them and appointing corporate lobbyists to lead them. . . was aligned with those who seek THE RAPTURE.

This is important -- the New Apostolic movement is ultimately about the Rapture. And the way to the Rapture is cataclysm. Aiming towards cataclysm is not good public policy. It's that simple.

I recommend two links.

For a Fact Sheet on those leaders involved in Rick Perry's prayer event, with their public statements and actions: http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/fact-sheet-gov-rick-perry%E2%80%99s-extremist-allies

For the 2004 Village Voice article on the Apostolics in Bush's White House: http://www.villagevoice.com/2004-05-11/news/the-jesus-landing-pad/

And, if you're interested, for what I wrote, and then said in a presentation at the Main Salt Lake City Library, in October 2004: http://oneperson-knowmore.blogspot.com/2004/10/know-bush-fact-40-good-number-for.html

1 comment:

  1. Barbara Bellows-TerraNova8:19 AM

    This show was an interview with Forest Wilder, based on his article "Rick Perry's Army of God" in The Texas Observer. . .

    and with Anthea Butler, who blogs at Religion Dispatches.