The American Family Association’s David Lane is teaming up with Republican governor Bobby Jindal to remake the face of American politics into the face of Jesus.
David Lane is one of those political strategists almost no one has heard about. A Christian evangelical extremist “kingmaker,” he runs hisÂ American Renewal Project under the auspices of a certified anti-gay hate group, theÂ American Family Association. Lane is intimately connected with many of the top 2016 likely GOP presidential candidates, including Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, Mike Huckabee,Â Mike Pence,Â Rick Santorum, andÂ Bobby Jindal.
True to his AFA roots, last year Lane wroteÂ an op-ed demanding his followers â€œwage war to restore a Christian America” against “the pagan onslaught imposing homosexual marriage.”
And it’s Jindal whom Lane has picked to lead a January 2015 meeting ofÂ â€“ he hopesÂ â€“ 1000 pastors the two will invite to the Republican governor’s home state of Louisiana. Their goal? Reshape the face of American politics, from a secular one to a Christian evangelical one.
Lane, who last year was Rand Paul’s outreach director and has led several missions to Israel with prominent Republicans, includingÂ Sen.Â Paul, sees winningÂ in politics as a numbers game. He reached out to his long email list to lay the groundwork, telling the Washington Times, “the reason I emailed pastors asking them to pray for 30 days is that if they do half as good as my pastor did, if 1,000 pastors in 2016 felt like the Lord was calling them to run for office, and they each had 300 volunteers, then thatâ€™s 300,000 people on the grass-roots level.”
â€œThere are 65 to 80 million evangelical Christians in America, we are going to bring them into the marketplace and into the public square,â€ Lane added. â€œChristians are going to participate in the public square, thatâ€™s what weâ€™re called to do.â€
For Lane the separation of church and state is a one-way street.
â€œThereâ€™s no truth to that, the Constitution says the state is to keep out of the church, it doesnâ€™t say the church is to keep out of the state,â€ Mr. Lane said, adding that secularism is another religion thatâ€™s being imposed on Americans.
â€œItâ€™s just a matter of somebodyâ€™s values are going to reign supreme,â€ Mr. Lane said. â€œItâ€™s just a little minority imposing their values. Itâ€™s part of a spiritual battle. If we are going to survive as a nation, we have to have a spiritual resurrection.â€
â€œWe have a Christian responsibility to engage people and get out the vote,â€ Lane says.Â â€œGovernment is not going to save America. Wall Street is not going to save America. The Republican party is not going to save America. If America is going to be saved it will be done by Christian men and women restoring a Judeo-Christian culture to the country.”
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Cuomo Charged With Sex Crime Months After Resigning as Governor
The former governor who resigned after multiple accusations of sexual harassment resigned, leaving office August 23.
“Cuomo has been charged with a misdemeanor complaint in Albany City Court for a sex-crime related charge, a spokesperson for New York State courts tells NBC News,” according to NBC’s Tom Winter.
A investigation by New York Attorney General Letitia James found the Democratic governor had sexually harassed at least eleven women, most of them state employees.
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Meadows ‘Will Face Consequences’ for Stonewalling Jan. 6 Committee if He Does Not Comply With Subpoena: Report
Could former Trump White House chief of staff Mark Meadows face criminal contempt of Congress charges like Steve Bannon?
The House Select Committee on the January 6 Attack subpoenaed Meadows, a former GOP congressman, on September 23, over a month ago, and he has yet to comply.
“Our patience isn’t unlimited, and engagement needs to become cooperation very soon,” a Select Committee source told CNN. “As we’ve already made clear, anyone who tries to stonewall our effort will face the consequences.”
The committee sees Meadows, who has been by Trump’s side every step of the way even for months before exiting the House to join the Trump administration, as a “key witness.”
Jan. 6 Select Committee Chairman Bennie Thompson (D-MS) is being patient but that appears to be waning thin.
“If and when the staff says to us it’s not going anywhere, there won’t be any hesitation on the part of the committee to make the referrals” for contempt of Congress he tells CNN.
CNN adds multiple sources have “indicated” Meadows has “been ‘engaging’ in negotiations over the terms of his turning over documents and appearing for a deposition.”
Earlier this week a bombshell Rolling Stone report citing two people involved with planning the January 6 pro-Trump rallies mentioned Meadows nine times, including calling him “someone who played a major role in the conversations surrounding the protests on Jan. 6.”
That report also says those sources describe Meadows “as having had an opportunity to prevent the violence” of January 6, and that “Meadows was 100 percent made aware of what was going on.”
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Stuart Stevens is calling out News Corp founder and chief Rupert Murdoch as a “domestic threat” in response to a stunning preview clip from Fox News’ top personality, Tucker Carlson, that falsely paints Donald Trump’s January 6 insurrection as a false flag operation by Democrats.
“If Rupert Murdoch were applying for American citizenship today, there would be ample evidence to classify him as a domestic threat and deny citizenship,” Stevens says of Murdoch, an Australian-born naturalized U.S. citizen. “He’s a dangerous man who should be treated as the anti-democratic propagandist he is.”
Stevens is known as one of the top Republican strategists who became a never-Trumper and co-founded The Lincoln Project. Murdoch owns News Corp, the parent company of Fox News, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Post, and numerous other outlets across the globe. He became a U.S. citizen in 1985 to meet the requirements to purchase and own TV stations.
The clip of Tucker Carlson’s three-part series on the January 6 insurrection (below) is being called “fucking insane” by fellow never-Trumper Tim Miller, a former GOP strategist.
“I’d like to focus in on the fact that Fox is hosting one of the main architects of the Stop The Steal insurrection Ali Akbar Alexander for this 1/6 special,” Miller adds. “Going full Newsmax.”
In a scathing strike against Carlson, former Obama HUD deputy assistant secretary Brandon Friedman compared the Fox News personality to a radio station known for helping to incite the Rwandan genocide in which more than one million people died and up to half a million women were raped.
Here’s the clip, which is loaded with falsehoods and anti-American, anti-democracy propaganda:
Apparently Fox News is letting Tucker Carlson do a special on his conspiracy theory that January 6 was a “false flag” pic.twitter.com/dYngE77L4r
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