And lo, on the eighth day, the Lord sent his apostles to the infamous city of sin and vanity, in hopes they might find a new shepherd to lead them into the promised land of Washington, D.C.
Actually, it’s not God who is getting the band back together, this wild bunch of wackadoodles, far right religious “prophets” and televangelist media mavens, according to Right Wing Watch. It’s retired neurosurgeon turned failed presidential hopeful Ben Carson who is organizing this conservative Christian convening in New York City next month, a man whose political life is literally born again, thanks to the campaign of Donald J. Trump.
True, he’s no longer vetting the presumptive Republican presidential nominee’s vice presidential picks, but he can surely be Julie on Trump’s Love Boat of Religious Right Wing Nuts.
And there is nothing exciting and new about the guest list for this minyan of ministers, the majority of whom were praying for Ted Cruz to resurrect his campaign. Now they are looking to Trump to repeal marriage equality, abortion rights and a host of other fundamentalist Christian concerns.
Among the invitees, according to the National Review: Tony Perkins, James Dobson, Penny Nance, Jim Garlow, Rick Scarborough, Phil Burress, Ken Cuccinelli, Lila Rose, E.W Jackson, Harry Jackson, Tim Wildmon, Ralph Reed, Pat Robertson and Cindy Jacobs.
The meeting will be co-hosted by the Family Research Council, Vision America and AFA Action, the political arm of the American Family Association, all of whom are classified as hate groups by the Southern Poverty Law Center.
So far, as RWW reported, Trump is off to a good start with this crowd, having pledged to nominate justices to the Supreme Court who will reverse those landmark rulings on abortion and marriage. He’s also vowed to defund Planned Parenthood, something that should help him obtain the blessing of the far right fundamentalist leaders.