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.