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The Response goes on tour… Just in time for Republican primaries

The Response goes on tour… Just in time for Republican primaries

If you were like us, you assumed that the massive public "The Response" prayer rally organized by Rick Perry, the American Family Association, and others this summer was a one-off event.

As we mentioned yesterday, C. Peter Wagner was the guest on NPR’s "Fresh Air" where one of the topics discussed was the rise of the New Apostolic Reformation and the role of NAR leaders in Gov. Rick Perry’s "The Response" praye…

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Ever since Rick Perry held his public prayer rally in August, we have been noting how organizers of that event have been hard at work promoting something called "Champion The Vote" which is a Religious Right voter mobilization effort des…

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Not long after Gov. Rick Perry’s "The Response" prayer rally ended, the American Family Association sent out an email to everyone who had registered to attend the event or watch it on line, urging them to support an effort called "Champi…

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As we’ve been reporting, self-proclaimed prophet Cindy Jacobs has dedicated her show God Knows to discussing how lands are cursed by sins like abortion, adultery and homosexuality, calling on Christians to literally take control over the weather …

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Fringe festival: Why we must take Christian Dominionists seriously

Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s recent day-long prayer-and-fasting rally in Houston has led to some interesting fallout. Commentators in the media are taking an overdue look at the extreme views of the groups that sponsored “The Response.”

Unfortunately, some are reaching a strange conclusion: These groups are so out on the fringe that we don’t need to worry about them.

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‘The Response’ and the truth: Houston prayer rally kicked off ‘Biblical’ political campaign

When Rick Perry and the AFA said “The Response” was only about prayer, were they telling the truth? Their use of the collected emails following the rally suggest not.

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Religious Right leaders plan for 2012 election, target Obama

In a story first reported by Brian Kaylor of EthicsDaily.com, James Robison has been bringing social conservative activists and televangelists from across the country together to strategize on how to prevent President Barack Obama from winning reelection.

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When Gov. Rick Perry took to the stage at his prayer rally last weekend, he brought with him two close friends: C.L Jackson and Alice Patterson, whom he publicly praised and thanked:

Patterson, as you may recall, is deeply involved in the New Apo…

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Pray, v. To ask that the laws of the universe be annulled in behalf of a single petitioner, confessedly unworthy. — Ambrose Bierce

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