-Right Wing Watch; 5/27/2020
The One Voice Prayer Movement operates as a political and public relations vehicle for President Donald Trump in the guise of a nonpartisan “cooperative prayer effort.” OVPM was launched in November 2019 by Paula White, who simultaneously serves as Trump’s unofficial spiritual adviser, an official member of the White House staff, and a campaign spokesperson. Like White herself, OVPM blurs and straddles lines between public, private, and political interests. And, like White, OVPM deploys Christian nationalist rhetoric that undermines American principles of respectful religious pluralism and church-state separation.
-Right Wing Watch; 5/15/2020
Trump loving radical right-wing activist Scott Lively warned listeners during an online Bible study yesterday that they need to establish a modern-day Underground Railroad for Christians to escape coming persecution and prepare to wage a violent revolution against those who seek to use the current COVID-19 pandemic to impose a socialist End Times “emerging Beast government” on the United States.
-Right Wing Watch; 5/4/2020
Religious-right “historian” and Republican political activist David Barton said last week that governors have shut down the country out of fear and panic because America has become so secularized that people fear death because they don’t have confidence that death will bring them an eternity in Heaven. Barton is an influential conservative activist who has helped write recent Republican Party platforms.
-Right Wing Watch; 4/28/2020
“I believe it is the will of the Lord for President Trump to be reelected for a long-term reason if Jesus tarries any at all,” Goll proclaimed. “It is to turn this nation for lineage and legacy unto—this was the exact phrase the Holy Spirit gave me—to true constitutional conservatism. So I believe it’s God’s will for him to be reelected.”
-Right Wing Watch; 4/27/2020
Steve Turley, a religious-right author and podcaster who spoke at last year’s World Congress of Families global summit, cheered Hungary’s authoritarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán in a “Turley Talks” video posted on YouTube April 17. Orbán, who hosted the WCF’s summit in 2017, is adored by U.S. religious-right leaders in spite of—or rather because of—his autocratic leadership, his aggressive Christian nationalism, and his socially conservative policies on the family.
Orbán’s moves to take control of the judiciary and stifle critics in media and civil society have earned him the unfriendly nickname of Viktator to his critics in the European Union. He recently consolidated his power even further when Hungary’s parliament gave him the authority to rule by decree during the coronavirus crisis.
-Right Wing Watch; 4/21/2020