Thursday, January 12, 2006

Rapture Ready?

World Magazine attempts to provide cover for those hapless evangelical heaven seekers who leaders who—wittingly or unwittingly- find themselves consorting with someone who was not what they claim to believe he was.

  • Focus on the Family's James Dobson
  • Tom Minnery, former presidential candidate
  • family-values guru Gary Bauer
  • Eagle Forum founder Phyllis Schlafly
  • American Family Association head Don Wildmon
  • Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson.
  • Christian Coalition of Alabama (CCA)
  • Tony Perkins, president of Family Research Council

World Magazine also attempts to provide cover for Bob Ney despite this Bradblog piece that was not mentioned or referenced by the self professed Christian News Magazine.

In addition to lobbying in favor of Electronic Voting, DiStefano and Coffee were also paid thousands to lobby Ney on behalf of an obscure firm by the name of FN Aviation, which later became known as FAZ Aviation. FN/FAZ Aviation, the Columbus Dispatch reported last December, paid for Ney's 2003 trip to England. On that trip, Ney met at a casino with FN Aviation's director, Nigel Winfield, a three-time convicted felon, and Fouad al-Zayat, the Syrian-born head of FN Aviation. Zayat, as reported by NBC News, is known as "one of London's biggest gamblers."

As has also been reported by NBC and others, the apparently once-very lucky Ney reported winning some $34,000 a few months later at that same London casino, after an initial $100 bet "on two hands of a three-card game of chance," according to his spokesperson Brian Walsh. Ney, who coincidentally carried at least $30,000 in credit card debt in 2002, was fortunate to be able to report that the debt was paid off in full by the end of 2003.

The dots begin converging, however, in regard to both large campaign contributions and lobbying done by Ney's former chief of staff, DiStefano along with Coffee on behalf of both FN/FAZ Aviation and Diebold, Inc.

These folks are the people who want you to trust them to tell the difference between the messiah and the anti-christ.

Josh exerpted this World Net Daily blurb about

  • Dr. James Dobson
  • Charles Colson
  • Rev. Jerry Falwell
  • Rev. Pat Robertson
  • Pastor Rick Scarborough

Their D. C. cooperative with Jack Abramoff and Rabbi Barry Freundel, Rabbi David Novak, Rabbi Meir Soloveichik, Michael Medved, John Uhlmann and to provide "a unique synthesis of Jewish authenticity and Christian grass-roots muscle."

I do not know if the Evangelicals were willing accomplices or if they merely lack the ability to recognize Christ in the lives of others, but I am as curious as Josh is about where the money is.

Where is the money?