"a new and uncharacteristic Southern Baptist
involvement in things political"
[ but old hat for Roman Catholicism ]
From ......... SOJOURNERS
July 5, 1988
WITH THE FUNDAMENTALISTS theoIogical campaign came also a new and uncharacteristic Southern Baptist involvement in things political.
Again the key year was 1979, and again the alI-consuming goaI was the election of a conservative presidential candidate, Ronald Reagan.
A powerful group of New Right operatives -
Richard Viguerie, publisher of the. Conservative Digest;
Howard PhiIlips, founder and executive director of the Conservative Caucus;
Robert J. Billings, head of the National Christian Action Coalition;
Paul Weyrich, founder of the Free Congress Foundation; and
Edward E, McAteer, a former sales manager for CoIgate-Palmolive Co., then working as the national field director for the Conservative Caucus
- devised a plan to bring evangelical and fundamentaIist Christians into the Republican Party fold.
McAteer, who had established relationships with key fundamentalist leaders in his travels for Colgate, was designated the "point man" for the plan.
McAteer would enlist the support of key fundamentalist leaders who, in turn, would organize their church members and television viewers.
Among those McAteer "sold" on Republican politics were Jerry Falwell, Pat Robertson, and Jimmy Swaggart.
Speaking to Sojourners about his pivotal role in the formation of the Religious Right, McAteer said,
"I'm the chief architect, you know that."
McAteer's comment was not idle boasting.
"I'm the guy that introduced Falwell to the New Right people-Viguerie, Howard Phillips, Paul Weyrich, and those fellows....So I was in the meeting when the name MoraI Majority was first mentioned by one of the New Right leaders. I made mention of the fact that it wouId be a wonderful name. Falwell agreed."
With the Moral Majority in place to enlist popular fundamentalist support for the New Right agenda, Weyrich and other New Right leaders created the ReIigious Roundtable to further coordinate their outreach to fundamentalist ministers and Zionist Jews.
With McAteer as executive director, the Roundtable sponsored the National Affairs Briering in Dallas in August 1980, a gathering that drew some 20,000 Christians and consolidated evangelical support for Ronald Reagan. The .......
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SOJOURNERS, a left-wing Roman Catholic publication,
deceitfully DOES NOT inform the reader that
VIGUERIE and WEYRICH are Roman Catholics.
Does it strike you as odd that two 'movers and shakers'
among Southern Baptist are Roman Catholics ?
A left wing Roman Catholic publication like Sojourners will deplore and condemn the policies of the Reagan administration, but seldom mention that most of Reagan's key/top men are Roman Catholic.
MY INTEREST IN THIS STEMS FROM THE FACT THAT I KNOW THAT THE VATICAN IS THE "GREAT WHORE" OF THE REVELATION OF JESUS CHRIST CHAPTERS 17&18.
AMERICAN CITIZENS SHOULD HAVE AT LEAST A LITTLE INTEREST IN THE MENTALITY OF THE PEOPLE WHO ARE RUNNING OUR (?) NATION.