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Jack Abramoff and Tom DeLay CNP Connections

 

 

1 Timothy 5:24

Some men's sins are open beforehand, going before to judgment; and some men they follow after. 25 Likewise also the good works of some are manifest beforehand; and they that are otherwise cannot be hid.

 

In the scandal surrounding Jack Abramoff's indictments, and Tom Delay's indictments, there is much speculation as to who will be named in the expansive investigations of who knew what and who participated in possible illegal activities. While many report on the various connections, some touching on the political connections, some on the conservative, the christian coalition and Jerry Falwell's Moral Majority, what many seem to miss is the relationship of the many discussed, who hold or have held membership in the secretive Council for National Policy or CNP.

 

Founded in 1981, the first confirmed mention of Jack Abramoff as a member was from the CNP members telephone directory for 1984-1985. The final confirmed membership year was 1988, with a gap in information until 1996, when he is no longer listed as a member. However, Tom DeLay is listed as a member in 1996, 1998 and it is unknown if he remained a member. According to various news reports, Tom DeLay received gifts from former CNP member Jack Abramoff, and some reports state that, Delay once called Jack Abramoff, "one of my best friends." For More on the CNP  See What is the CNP ;  Council for National Policy 1996 Members ; Council for National Policy 1998 Members ; CNP Executives and the main CNP Index: http://www.SeekGod.ca/topiccnp.htm

 

What is noteworthy is that Jack Abramoff's International Freedom Foundation (IFF) was launched after he was a member of the CNP and he was no longer a member by the time questions arose concerning IFF, with the closing of IFF by 1993/94.

 

From the article which discussed the Newsday report, Front for Apartheid, which appeared in Newsday, Sunday, July 16, 1995, it alleged that Abramoff was an intelligence agent in 1983, along with others listed. It went on to say of the IFF: "

"...The International Freedom Foundation, founded in 1986 seemingly as a conservative think tank, was in fact part of an elaborate intelligence gathering operation, and was designed to be against apartheid's an instrument for "political warfare" against apartheid's foes, according to former senior South African spy Craig Williamson. The South Africans spent up to $1.5 million a year through 1992 to underwrite "Operation Babushka," as the IFF project was known.

The current South African National Defence Force officially confirmed that the IFF was its dummy operation.

"The International Freedom Foundation was a former SA Defence Force project," Army Col. John Rolt, a military spokesman, said in a terse response to an inquiry. A member of the IFF"s international board of directors also conceded Friday that at least half of the foundation's funds came from projects undertaken on behalf of South Africa's military intelligence, although he refused to say what these projects were except that many of them were directed against Nelson Mandela's African National Congress...." >http://www.geocities.com/CapitolHill/2807/lhiff.html

What many are missing is the CNP connection which also brought these many individuals together.

 

 

From the CNP biographies:

Jack Abramoff - CNP Member 1984-85, 1988. National Chairman, College of Republicans; Chairman, United Students of America Foundation, 'dedicated to educating students on the need to defund political activism on campus'; president Scorpion Film Productions, Inc.; chairman, Regency Entertainment Group, Ltd.; member, Board of Directors, The Conservative Caucus Research and Education Foundation. Former executive director, Citizens for America, former chairman, College Republican National Committee, and also USA Foundation.

In the 1984-85 Council for National Policy Annual Directory, it stated under his bio; "National Chairman, College Republicans; under his leadership, College Republican National Committee has become the largest, most active student political organization in America; Chairman, United Students of America Foundation, dedicated to educating students on the need to defund political activism on campus; Executive Producer, "Fallout", a student radio program.; President, United Students Press Service; Publisher, New American Magazine, a national monthly conservative student magazine; College Republicans confront leftist groups on campus and promote the conservative agenda...." He was based in Washington DC at that time with the United Students of America Foundation address being his contact. He was also a law student by then.

Jack Abramoff is an Orthodox Jew with close ties to Rabbi Lapin/Toward Tradition and movie critic Michael Medved. He was also a supporter of CNP's Tom Delay, whom Delay once called "one of my best friends."

"In July 2002, at the height of the anti-Jena campaign, Bauer and Rabbi Daniel Lapin, a fixture at Christian-right events, founded the American Alliance of Christians and Jews. On the group's board were Dobson, Robertson, Falwell and one Jack Abramoff. Lapin's organization, Toward Tradition, which administered the AACJ, received $25,000 from one of Abramoff's gambling industry clients in 2000; took $75,000 from Abramoff and his clients; and then, upon Abramoff's written instructions, hired the wife of Tony Rudy to the tune of $5,000 a month. Rudy, who was Tom DeLay's deputy chief of staff at the time, later a lobbyist, has been named in Abramoff's guilty plea"   [http://www.thenation.com/doc/20060220/blumenthal ]

Founder and former chairman of  The International Freedom Foundation (IFF) which was recently exposed by senior South African military personnel as a cut-out of the South African military and Special Branch. IFF functioned as a propaganda arm for South African STRATCOM directed against the African National Congress and the trade union confederation. 3b

3b. For STRATCOM> Stratcom's bogus news agency rings by Ann Eveleth , August 14, 1998   See: http://web.sn.apc.org/wmail/issues/980814/NEWS16.html  ;  See: A Small Circle of Friends. by Tom Burghardt Bay Area Coalition for Our Reproductive Rights (BACORR)> http://www.webcom.com/~pinknoiz/right/lpratt.html 

RE: STRATCOM  "...General Viljoen had personally ordered the attacks on so-called "African National Congress Targets" including the blow up of suspected anti-apartheid activists and critics. As revealed by former spy Craig Williamson from classified State Security Council documents, Viljoen was also responsible for Stratcom (Strategic Communications), a covert organization involved in frame-ups, political assassinations, bombings, torture, covert propaganda and "dirty tricks campaigns"...(Stefaans Brummer, "The Web of Stratcoms", Weekly Mail and Guardian. 24 February 1995)." 4

[4. http://www.hartford-hwp.com/archives/37/076.html  > Political History of South Africa; > Fri, 9 May 97 ;EXPORTING APARTHEID TO SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA By Michel Chossudovsky; Michel Chossudovsky, Professor of Economics, University of Ottawa, author of The Globalization of Poverty: Impacts of IMF and World Bank Reforms, Third World Network, Penang and Zed Press, London, 1997. Copyright by Michel Chossudovsky, Ottawa, 1996.]

From the 2001 article The Height of Hypocrisy by Josey Ballenger:

"...In the late 1980s and early 1990s [CNP's] Dan Burton and [CNP's] Republican Senator Jesse Helms worked with the International Freedom Foundation, a Washington-based organization in part clandestinely funded by the South African military to prop up overseas support for apartheid. The goal of the anti-communist group was to gather intelligence on, and discredit, the then-banned African National Congress. Burton and Hatch voted against key 1986 legislation banning trade and investment with South Africa, even when most of their party moved across the floor to support it...It is the height of hypocrisy that Orrin Hatch or Dan Burton would be opposed to anyone breaking sanctions against South Africa," said Salih Booker, who was the Democratic professional staff member of the House foreign affairs subcommittee on Africa in the mid-1980s. He is now executive director of the Africa Policy Information Centre, a non-profit advocacy organization in Washington. Dan Burton called the freedom movement of the ANC a 'terrorist' organization and spent most of the time attacking their leadership, notably Nelson Mandela," Booker said, noting that Burton was the ranking Republican on the Africa subcommittee at the time. "He never had a word against the white supremacists who ruled; he never met with those fighting for freedom, unlike others on the committee, Republicans and Democrats alike...after many of his Republican peers decided to support US trade and investment sanctions against South Africa, Burton remained a stalwart against the Comprehensive Anti-Apartheid Act of 1986. So did Hatch. That Bill " which became law by garnering a two-thirds majority to override president Ronald Reagan's veto " outlawed petroleum product exports and imports of South African coal, uranium, iron, steel, textiles, sugar and other agricultural products, and prohibited new investment in South Africa.

"The role of apartheid military intelligence in the International Freedom Foundation surfaced in 1995 when former South African spy Craig Williamson revealed that the former Pretoria regime spent up to $1,5-million a year until 1992 to underwrite "Operation Babushka", as the foundation was known.

"A member of the foundation's international board of directors disclosed that at least half of the foundation's money came from projects undertaken on behalf of South Africa's military intelligence, New York's Newsday reported in 1995 after a three-month investigation. And Colonel John Rolt, a South African army representative, confirmed that "the International Freedom Foundation was a former South African Defence Force project".

"Burton, Helms and other foundation participants, such as former Republican presidential candidate Alan Keyes, denied knowledge of the South African funding link. But Burton was an active participant. In 1987, for example, when Senator Edward Kennedy chaired a study of children in apartheid prisons, the foundation retaliated by sponsoring an investigation into the ANC's treatment of children, The Observer of London reported...

"The International Freedom Foundation was created in 1985 by Jack Abramoff, a conservative lobbyist who once represented the late Zairean dictator Mobutu Sese Seko. Abramoff and [CNP's ] Duncan Sellars, who served as the foundation's chair, were both Burton campaign contributors but denied knowing about the South African funding, according to media reports in 1995.

"Abramoff said the foundation had been funded by hundreds of contributors in the US, Europe and Israel. Apartheid South Africa's last president, FW de Klerk, cut off funding for covert "political" operations in 1992 and the foundation folded in 1994..." 5 

[5. The Height of Hypocrisy, Story Filed: Thursday, March 22, 2001 2:21 PM EST ; Johannesburg, Mar 23, 2001 (Mail and Guardian/All Africa Global Media via COMTEX;)  by Josey Ballenger , a writer for The Public;  Africa News Service;   Mail and Guardian. Distributed by All Africa Global Media (AllAfrica.com) obtained via Northern Light ]

See Also for more on IFF including the Newsday report, Front for Apartheid, which appeared in Newsday, Sunday, July 16, 1995>http://www.geocities.com/CapitolHill/2807/lhiff.html

The IFF's headquarters was in north-east Washington, D.C., at 200 G Street, next door to the Free Congress Foundation". There were also contributions to IFF from a "Jay Parker".

It is unclear if this is the same Jay Parker>  J. A. "Jay" Parker  

From Selected CNP Joint Organization/Media/Projects  Index  E - J >

International Freedom Foundation [UN connected, a Washington-based organization in part clandestinely funded by the South African military to prop up overseas support for apartheid.] ~ Duncan Sellars, Burton Yale Pines , Jesse Helms, Honorable Dan Burton, Jack Abramoff, Alan Keyes

Regarding being located next door to Paul Weyrich 's Free Congress Foundation, regardless of whether planned or coincidence, there are connections to other CNP members via that organization:

From the CNP Joint Projects > E ~ J

Free Congress Foundation [originally Committee for the Survival of a Free Congress] or it's affiliates~ Paul Weyrich  Howard Ahmanson, Jr., Jeffrey Coors and Coors Family, Morton Blackwell, Hon. Howard "Bo" Callaway Richard B. Dingham, Jesse Helms, Robert H. Krieble, Connaught (Connie) Marshner Burton Yale Pines, Richard M. Scaife, Richard Viguerie, Larry P. McDonald , Diana Weyrich

American Legislative Exchange Council.(ALEC) >http://www.alec.org/ ~ Samuel A. Brunelli, Paul Weyrich, Coors now Castle Rock Foundation, Scaife's Family and Allegheny Foundation, Amway, IBM, Ford, Philip Morris, Exxon, Texaco and Shell Oil. Rep. Louis (Woody) Jenkins Rep. Jack Kemp, John H. Sununu , Howard Kaloogian, Rep. Hal Jones, William M. Polk, Lawrence D. "Larry" Pratt, Penny Pullen , Kathleen Teague [Rothschild], Diana Weyrich

National Foundation for Women Legislators > http://www.womenlegislators.org/home.html~ Robin Brunelli [wife of  Samuel A. Brunelli], Coors Brewing

Free Congress PAC ~ Paul Weyrich, Richard B. Dingham

Krieble Institute ~ Dr. Robert H. Krieble, Gary Hofmeister, Paul Weyrich

National Empowerment Television  [NET] Paul Weyrich, Gary Hofmeister

National Pro-Family Coalition ~ Connaught (Connie) Marshner

Free Congress Foundation's Coalition for Constitutional Liberties > http://www.freecongress.org/centers/technology/ccl/wu990514.htm~ Harry Valentine/Sound the Trumpet Ministries

Free Congress Research and Education Foundation ~ Paul Weyrich, Jeffrey Coors, Coors Family, the Smith Richardson Foundation, Richard Mellon-Scaife Foundation, Sen. William L. Armstrong John D. Beckett, Dr. Robert J BillingsMarion (Mac) Magruder, Kathleen Teague [Rothschild]

February 7, 2006 Update: On February 4, 2006, Jack Abramoff pleaded guilty to conspiracy and fraud in Florida. Prior to that, he had plead guilty to charges in Washington. In Florida, he "admitted counterfeiting a $23 million wire transfer to complete the $147 million purchase of SunCruz Casinos, a company that runs gambling cruises, in 2000". The Florida case has links to Abramoff's activities "as a prominent Washington lobbyist and to a guilty plea he entered a day earlier in Washington to fraud, conspiracy and tax-evasion charges." Abramoff is cooperating with prosecutors, "in what Assistant Attorney General Alice Fisher described as a broad corruption investigation," and many politicians are distancing themselves from him. Abramoff had been a major fundraiser to President Bush's campaign, raising at least $100,000. Many politicians are turning money over to charities that is known to have come from Abramoff or his associations.

According to the Center for Responsive Politics, which tracks campaign contributions, "Jack Abramoff, Indian tribes he represented and people connected to his SunCruz casino boat company gave a total of $4.4 million to more than 240 members of Congress and political committees from 1999 through 2005". [Source: USA Today.com Posted 1/4/2006 11:29 AM  Updated 1/4/2006 10:57 PM;  Abramoff pleads guilty to more charges; By Jim Drinkard and Andrea Stone, USA TODAY; http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2006-01-04-abramoff-florida_x.htm]

Michael Scanlon, his business partner, has also pleaded guilty to corruption charges.  James Dobson, Pat Robertson, Ralph Reed, Jerry Falwell, Tony Perkins, Gary Bauer, and other CNP and religious right leaders are being discussed in the press regarding their associations with Jack Abramoff and Tom DeLay and whether they were privy to their respective activities.

Thomas D. DeLay - CNP 1996, 1998, ?; United States House of Representatives; represented 22nd District of Texas since 1984.  Became a Christian in 1985; Republican, appointed Deputy Minority Whip in 1988, House Majority Whip in 1994; elected House Majority Leader after 2002 elections. 

In 2005, Tom DeLay was indicted in Austin, Texas on criminal charges of conspiracy to violate election laws in 2002 by a Travis County, Texas grand jury after having waived his rights under the statutes of limitations. He temporarily resigned from his position as House Majority Leader and on January 7, 2006 announced he would not seek to return to his position.

Tom Delay and his political associates Jim Ellis and John Colyandro were first indicted September 28, 2005, by the Travis County, Texas, Grand Jury, all three charged with "conspiracy in a campaign finance scheme.". [http://news.findlaw.com/nytimes/docs/delay/delay92805ind.html]

DeLay received gifts from former CNP member Jack Abramoff. It is unknown if they were members of the CNP at the same time because of the missing membership information between 1988, Abramoff's last known membership year, and 1996, DeLay's first year that can be confirmed.

Michael Scanlon, Abramoff's business partner, has also pleaded guilty to corruption charges. James Dobson, Pat Robertson, Ralph Reed, Jerry Falwell, Tony Perkins, Gary Bauer, and other CNP and religious right leaders are being discussed in the press regarding their associations with Jack Abramoff and Tom DeLay and whether they were privy to their respective activities.

Although DeLay has been publicly denying the charges, the trial judge dismissed the one count of the indictment, alleging conspiracy to violate election law. Judge Priest, however, denied the motion to dismiss the charges alleging money laundering and conspiracy to engage in money laundering.

According to various media, and in particular, in December 2005, the Washington Post reported that a group of Russian oil executives gave money to a non-profit advocacy group which was linked to Tom DeLay and Jack Abramoff. The reports suggest that it was an attempt to influence his vote on a 1998 International Monetary Fund bailout of the Russian economy. Associates of Ed Buckham, the founder of the U.S. Family Network, stated that executives from the oil firm Naftasib offered a donation of $1,000,000 to secure DeLay's support, with DeLay denying that the payment, which came via a check from a London law firm to U.S. Family Network, influenced his vote. Naftasib denied it made the payment or that they were represented by the named law firm, and the dissolved law firm declined to comment.

From SourceWatch, with hotlinks removed:

"....Prosecutor Ronnie Earle "broadened the scope of his inquiry into election spending" on January 5, 2006, "demanding documents related to funds that passed through a nonprofit organization," the U.S. Family Network, Inc., "founded in 1996 by DeLay's then-chief of staff," Ed Buckham," which "received $500,000 in 1999 from the National Republican Congressional Committee and used some of the money to finance radio ads attacking Democrats," R. Jeffrey Smith reported in the Washington Post  

"From Russia With Love"
"Two former associates" of DeLay's former chief of staff and organizer of U.S. Family Network, Inc., Ed Buckham, said Buckham told them Russian oil and gas executives "Marina Nevskaya and Alexander Koulakovsky of the oil firm Naftasib" contributed $1 million in 1998 "specifically to influence DeLay's vote on legislation the International Monetary Fund needed to finance a bailout of the collapsing Russian economy." Jack Abramoff "had been working closely with two such Russian energy executives on their Washington agenda, and the lobbyist [Abramoff] and Buckham had helped organize a 1997 Moscow visit by DeLay." --R. Jeffrey Smith, Washington Post
 , December 31, 2005.

"...District Attorney Ronnie Earle issued subpoenas late Monday afternoon [December 12, 2005,] for California businessmen Brent Wilkes and Max Gelwix, records of Perfect Wave Technologies LLC, Wilkes Corp. and ADCS Inc. in connection with a contribution to a fundraising committee at the center of the investigation that led to DeLay's indictment on money laundering charges," the Associated Press's Suzanne Gamboa reported.

...Following the November 21, 2005, plea agreement on federal conspiracy charges by Michael Scanlon -- former aide to DeLay and partner to DeLay associate Jack Abramoff -- the likelihood of "federal charges against members of Congress intensified" when Scanlon "agreed to co-operate with investigators." [4]  

"The Wall Street Journal reported November 25, 2005, that the Justice Department's "investigation into possible influence-peddling by prominent Republican lobbyist Jack Abramoff is examining his dealings with four lawmakers, more than a dozen current and former congressional aides and two former Bush administration officials, lawyers and others involved in the case. ... [Namely] House Majority Leader Tom DeLay of Texas, Rep. Bob Ney (R., Ohio), Rep. John Doolittle (R., Calif.) and Sen. Conrad Burns (R., Mont.), according to several people close to the investigation. ... Five of the former aides worked for Mr. DeLay, including" Tony Rudy, Ed Buckham and Susan B. Hirschmann. "The three were top aides to Mr. DeLay and are now Washington lobbyists." [5] 

"Long-time political allies DeLay and Roy Blunt, "the deputy who succeeded him as House majority leader, orchestrated a political money carousel in 2000 that diverted donations secretly collected for presidential convention parties to some of their own pet causes."

"When it all ended, DeLay's private charity, along with the consulting firm that employed DeLay's wife and the Missouri campaign of Blunt's son, Matt, who now is the state's governor, all ended up with a piece of the pie, according to campaign documents reviewed by The Associated Press." [6]

"Jack Abramoff, the Washington lobbyist recently charged in an ongoing federal corruption and fraud investigation, and Jim Ellis, the DeLay fundraiser indicted with his boss last week in Texas, also appeared in the picture." [7] 

"DeLay has received perks from Abramoff for years, including an 'education and golfing' trip to Korea, funded by a registered foreign agent, which is a violation of House rules. ("The money was funneled through a Washington tax-exempt group and the trip arranged" by Abramoff. [8] 

"Also involved in the transactions is the Alexander Strategy Group, the "political consulting firm formed by DeLay's former chief of staff, Ed Buckham." [9] 

"None of the hundreds of thousands of dollars in donations DeLay collected for the 2000 convention were ever disclosed to federal regulators because the type of group DeLay used wasn't governed by federal law at the time." [10]     [SourceWatch: http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Thomas_D._DeLay]

Again From Source Watch:

"Tom DeLay is implicated as the recipient of numerous gifts and other favors from indicted Washington Lobyist Jack Abramoff, whom he once characterized as "one of his closest and dearest friends." Abramoff and his wife have personally contributed $40,000 to DeLay and his PAC. Abramoff also arranged multiple overseas expense-paid trips for DeLay and his top staffers to Russia, Saipan and Britain over the years. Funding for these trips has been closely tied to Indian gaming tribes, Russian business tycoons and overseas sweatshop operators. [15] 

"The Associated Press reported on April 7, 2005, "DeLay's political action committee did not reimburse lobbyist Jack Abramoff for the May 2000 use of the skybox, instead treating it as a type of donation that didn't have to be disclosed to election regulators at the time.

"The skybox donation, valued at thousands of dollars, came just three weeks before DeLay accepted a trip to Europe including golf with Abramoff at the world-famous St. Andrews course for himself, his wife and aides that was underwritten by some of the lobbyist's clients."

"Two months after the concert and trip, DeLay voted against gambling legislation opposed by some of Abramoff's Indian tribe clients." [16] "   [SourceWatch: http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Thomas_D._DeLay]

In a January 6 press release issued three days after Jack Abramoff's indictment, James Dobson declared,

"If the nation's politicians don't fix this national disaster, then the oceans of gambling money with which Jack Abramoff tried to buy influence on Capitol Hill will only be the beginning of the corruption we'll see." ... "Gambling--all types of gambling--is driven by greed and subsists on greed."

From Abramoff's Evangelical Soldiers by Max Blumenthal, writing for The Nation and posted February 2, 2006, and noting individuals such as James Dobson, Pat Robertson, Ralph Reed, Jerry Falwell, Tony Perkins, Gary Bauer, all of whom are members of the CNP:

"...What Dobson neglected to mention--and has yet to discuss publicly--is his own pivotal role in one of Abramoff's schemes. In 2002 Dobson joined a coterie of Christian-right activists, including Tony Perkins, Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson, to spearhead Abramoff's campaigns against the establishment of several Louisiana casinos that infringed on the turf of Abramoff's tribal clients. Dobson and his allies recorded messages for phone banking, lobbied high-level Bush Administration officials and took to the airwaves. Whether they knew it or not, these Christian soldiers' crusade to protect families in the "Sportsmen's Paradise" from the side effects of chronic slot-pulling and dice-rolling was funded by the gambling industry and planned by the lobbyist known even to his friends as "Casino Jack."

"The only Christian-right activist confirmed to be completely aware of Abramoff's rip-off was Ralph Reed. He and Abramoff have a long and storied history together. When Abramoff chaired the College Republican National Committee in the early 1980s, Reed served as the organization's executive director. They reunited in 1989, when Abramoff helped Reed organize the remains of Pat Robertson's failed 1988 presidential bid into the Christian Coalition. In 1997, with the Christian Coalition under IRS investigation and Reed facing accusations of cronyism from the group's chief financial officer, he left to start his own consulting firm, Century Strategies. Reed contacted Abramoff right away. "I need to start humping in corporate accounts," Reed told him in 1998. "I'm counting on you to help me with some contacts."

..."In July 2002, at the height of the anti-Jena campaign, [Gary] Bauer and Rabbi Daniel Lapin, a fixture at Christian-right events, founded the American Alliance of Christians and Jews. On the group's board were Dobson, Robertson, Falwell and one Jack Abramoff. Lapin's organization, Toward Tradition, which administered the AACJ, received $25,000 from one of Abramoff's gambling industry clients in 2000; took $75,000 from Abramoff and his clients; and then, upon Abramoff's written instructions, hired the wife of Tony Rudy to the tune of $5,000 a month. Rudy, who was Tom DeLay's deputy chief of staff at the time, later a lobbyist, has been named in Abramoff's guilty plea"  [http://www.thenation.com/doc/20060220/blumenthal ]

Daniel Lapin is mentioned in> CNP bio on D. James Kennedy:

 

"...D James Kennedy hosts an annual "Reclaiming America for Christ" conference, at which fellow activists like Shirley Dobson, Larry Poland, and Janet Parshall exhort Christians to organize at the grassroots level, swaying the decisions of national policymakers; April 19, 2000, ecumenical group form the Interfaith Council for Environmental Stewardship (ICES) [SEE: ICES] members include, Father Richard John Neuhaus of the magazine First Things, James Dobson of Focus on the Family, D. James Kennedy of Coral Ridge Ministries, "Bill" Bright, Tom Minnery, etc., and Rabbi Daniel Lapin of Toward Tradition. "

 

 

From CNP's  "Father" Rev. Robert Sirico > ....

Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty 49:  ~ provides a list of links to "Christian environmental organizations" that includes, Cathedral of St. John Divine 50, the headquarters for the Episcopal Church, the Temple of Understanding and home for New Ager Madeline L'engle. 51    See: Renovaré and the Christian Mystic  

Actons Board and Advisory Board include: Mrs. Betsy DeVos [CNP's Rich DeVos hus., daughter of CNP's Elsa Prince]- Treasurer; [CNP's] Dr. Edwin J. Feulner, Jr, The Heritage Foundation; Mr. Doug Bandow, Cato Institute 52; Rabbi Daniel Lapin, Toward Tradition; Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, George Mason University 53 ; Dr. Ronald Nash, Reformed Theological Seminary 54 ; Mr. Michael Novak, American Enterprise Institute [many CNP involved]; Hon. William E. Simon, John M. Olin Foundation  55[CFR, Mont Pelerin Society, etc.];  Marvin Olasky is senior Fellow.

Rabbi Lapin is frequently featured at Christian conferences, such as those held by the Christian Coalition [Pat Robertson [CNP]. . Ralph  Reed [Christian Coalition] has said of Lapin, "Rabbi Lapin is a key leader and one of our most popular speakers." Lapin advertised on the radio [1997/'98] for a seminar he conducts called America's Biblical Blueprint. As he is warmly received and promoted in Christian circles, his appeal is in a large part to Christians. But Lapin is not a Christian. The Bible he teaches from would be limited to the Old Testament: mainly Genesis, Exodus and other books of the Torah. Lapin's message would be void of the revelation of Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. 

Lapin is also a Member of The Interfaith Council for Environmental Stewardship (ICES) or Signer of Cornwall Declaration  > See: ICES

Lapin's colleague and friend is Michael Medved ... a national radio talk show host based in Seattle. When he travels to Washington , D.C., which he does frequently, he broadcasts at his "home away from home" the Heritage Foundation [Paul Weyrich~ CNP]...Medved's, wife Diane, who is a psychologist, was a paid speaker at the Rev. Sun Myung Moon's 1996 Federation of World Peace Conference with  CNP's Beverly LaHaye, Ralph Reed and Gary Bauer. 

Toward Tradition 56 ~ headed by Rabbi Daniel Lapin, an Orthodox Jew. As president of Toward Tradition, a national conservative think tank [with a nationwide network], he attempts to impact political leaders and the culture for conservative values. Lapin sits on the Advisory Board of Washington Institute Foundation [WA state], [Formerly WA Institute for Policy Studies] part of the Heritage Foundation's State Policy Network [Weyrich]. Dick Derham [CNP, 1984] recently replaced the former president and radio talk show host [KVI 570, Seattle], John Carlson, who has recently announced his bid for Washington state Governor. 

See also Christine Vollmer

For more on Lapin See Also: EJECCT: Part 1 Ecumenical Jews, Evangelicals, Charismatics & Catholics Together ; To Embrace Hebrew Roots: III-- The Talmud & Jesus Christ

 

 

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