Forrest Wilder of the Texas Observer appeared on MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow Show to discuss the New Apostolic Reformation, a evangelical Christian group that sees Texas Gov. Rick Perry as their chance to overtake the U.S. government.
Wilder previously reported that members of the religious movement told Gov. Perry that Texas was “The Prophet State,” which would to lead the United States into godly government, with the governor playing a special part.
“The theological basis for the New Apostolic Reformation movement is about taking control of the ‘seven mountains’ — government, media, family, arts and entertainment, so on and so forth,” he explained.
A number prominent members of the New Apostolic Reformation participated in “The Response,” Gov. Perry’s Christian prayer summit in Houston on August 6.
“The fact that he picked them to organize this event says at least that he is comfortable with them being on the stage with him. He very literally elevated this set of individuals.”
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Joe Shapiro’s wife disputes Mary Trump’s claim her husband took SATs for Trump
Mary Trump's upcoming tell-all book alleges that President Donald Trump's sister did his homework and friend and fellow University of Pennsylvania graduate, Joe Shapiro, took his SATs for him.
ABC News reported Wednesday that Pam Shriver, Shapiro's widow, said that he would never have done something like that.
"He always did the right thing, and that's why this hurts," said Shriver.
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‘Height of child hunger chutzpah’: Pence uses guise of ‘nutrition’ to claims schools must reopen in fall
The administration has repeatedly sought to cut food assistance.
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Pence's remarks came during the latest White House Coronavirus Task Force briefing in which the vice president said it is "absolutely essential" to get students back to school "for in-person learning" and referred to the need of students who rely on school meals.