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We cannot afford to be so focused on Russia that we ignore the toxic & potentially illegal activities of the Christian Right within our own borders. We gotta walk and chew gum at the same time: “The Christian Right Adopts a 50-State Strategy.” 1/nytimes.com/2018/06/20/opi…
2/ “If you want to understand American politics today,...you need to know Jim Domen” who claims to have “overcome” his homosexuality. Since 2014, he has led “Church United, a group...with the aim of ‘helping pastors transform California at the government & church level.’”
3/ Mr. Domen’s insight is thatPastors can drive votes. The goal of Church United is therefore to politicize pastors in the right direction. Church United started with six affiliated pastors in 2014. The group now counts approximately 500 member pastors.”
4/ “Church United hosts regional briefings, facilitates partnerships with local officials & takes its members on what it calls ‘awakening tours’ of the state Capitol in Sacramento to learn about the legislative process & ‘strategically target committee members’ to defeat...
5/ ...the enormous evil facing California from the legislature,’ according to text on the Church United website promoting the 2018 Sacramento tour.”
6/ “Church United also invites pastors to annual gatherings in Washington that have included a rooftop luncheon at the Heritage Foundation, a private screening of the anti-abortion movie ‘Gosnell,’ a visit to the Museum of the Bible and meetings with sympathetic legislators.”
“Mr. Domen and his pastors may use vague language about ‘getting involved in issues,’ but there isn’t the slightest doubt whom and what they are ultimately supporting. President Trump, Mr. Domen wrote, has “done more for the Church than many Christian presidents have.’” 7/
“Also working to mobilize pastors for Republican advantage is Bill Dallas, founder of the DATA OPERATION United in Purpose, which was a sponsor of this year’s Road to Majority conference.” 8/
Bill Dallas is a convicted embezzler whose companies-United in Purpose & Pioneer Solutions—appear to be responsible for 2 massive voter data leaks in 2015 (191 million records in the first and 54 million in the 2d). @VickerySec found these leaks. forbes.com/sites/thomasbr… 9/
Bill Dallas’s United in Purpose has previously worked closely with the Faith and Freedom Coalition founded by Ralph Reed. google.com/amp/amp.timein… 9/
10/ Convicted embezzler Bill Dallas’s United in Purpose has worked closely with Ralph Reed’s Faith and Freedom Coalition. google.com/amp/amp.timein…
11/ Ralph Reed was caught up in the Jack Abramoff lobbying/bribery scandal that sent Abramoff to prison. theatlantic.com/politics/archi…
14/ Abramoff was a lobbyist for Diebold Election Systems (a vendor of paperless voting machines) & went to prison for bribing the GOP sponsor of the Help America Vote Act, Bob Ney, who defeated legislation that would have banned paperless voting machines. link.medium.com/y77aH3mRjT
15/ Bill Dallas, Ralph Reed, and Jack Abramoff all belong to the Council for National Policy, a secretive umbrella organization for the many Christian Right think tanks and Christian Right leaders throughout the nation. link.medium.com/YY7RDgFRjT
16/ Other CNP members include KellyAnne Conway (a former consultant to Cambridge Analytica), Steve Bannon (the former VP of Cambridge Analytica), Richard DeVos, and Wayne LaPierre of the NRA.
17/ Here is a link to the CNP directory from 2014. splcenter.org/sites/default/…
18/ As explained in my sourced Medium article in post 15, the Mercers (who funded Cambridge Analytica) are also in the CNP, as is Mike Pence.
19/ As further explained in my sourced Medium article in post 15, Business Records Corporation (which was funded by CNP co-founder Nelson Bunker Hunt) merged with AIS (which was funded by the family of CNP member Howard Ahmanson) to form ES&S (44% of US election equipment).
20/ Nelson Bunker Hunt and Howard Ahmanson are both Dominionists, as are many other members of the CNP. motherjones.com/politics/2005/…
21/ The wife of Putin’s favorite congressman, Dana Rohrabacher, once teamed up with a Howard Ahmanson PAC in California to put a phony Democrat on the ballot, leading to felony election fraud charges (to which Rohrabacher’s wife plead guilty). articles.latimes.com/1997-06-25/new…
23/ As explained in my sourced article in post 15, the CNP has long had a cozy relationship with Russia. But the Mercers and Cambridge Analytica supposedly preferred Ted Cruz for president, whereas Russia preferred Trump. qz.com/1234364/cambri…
24/ This suggests that Trump may have won the Republican primaries with only Russia’s Help, not the Religious Right’s or Cambridge Analyticas.
25/ But Trump made nice with the two factions which may have actively worked together for the first time because of Trump, who has made all sorts of concessions to both factions. He has effectively put Cambridge Analytica and the Religious Right on Russian steroids.
26/ Again, the Religious Right was already very warm toward Russia. But Trump seems to have been the catalyst for active coordination between the two for the first time in a US election.
27/ Meanwhile, the CNP has set a 2020 deadline to “restore” religious and economic “freedom”under the US Constitution. splcenter.org/hatewatch/2016…
28/ PS. This thread suggests Cambridge Analytica May have been working for Trump from the start, which is difficult to reconcile with the article stating that CA initially wanted Ted Cruz instead. I want to take another look at those Republican primaries.
29/ Related Thread re: CNP member Jim DeMint.
30/ Related Thread re: CNP member Ken Blackwell (Ohio Secretary of State and Bush/Cheney campaign co-chair In 2004) & the 2004 presidential election.
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