Selected Member Biographies
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See Also: What is the CNP
Hon. Donald Paul Hodel Rev. Melvin Hodges William J. "Bill" Hofer Douglas F. Hofmeister Gary Hofmeister Neal Hogan Lou Holbrook Robert P. Holding III George Holland John Holt Donald R. Howard Dr. John A. Howard Ernest B. Hueter Joan Hueter Max Hugel Robbie Hughes Herbert William Hunt Mary Reilly Hunt Nelson Bunker Hunt
Donald Paul Hodel - CNP Executive Committee 1996, Vice president, June 1998, Board of Governors, 1998-99, current member; served as President of the Christian Coalition from 1997 to 1999, Co-director with Randy Tate for the National Christian Coalition. Formerly on Focus on the Family Executive Board until 1998; former chairman, Independence Institute; founder and a Managing Director of Summit Group International, Ltd. [See Harry V. Helton] Former Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior (1985-1989), Secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy (1982-85), and Under Secretary of the Interior (1981-1982) in the Reagan Administrations.
During his service in the President's Cabinet, was Chairman, National Critical Materials Council, Member and Chairman Pro Tem of the Domestic Policy Council, and Head, Presidential Delegation to Algeria. Earlier, Mr. Hodel was President of the National Electric Reliability Council (1978-1980) and Deputy Administrator (1969-1972) and Administrator (1972-1978) of the Bonneville Power Administration; served on a number of corporate and public interest boards including NYSE companies such as American Electric Power, Columbia Gas, MAPCO, Inc., and is currently a member of the board of Integrated Electrical Services, Inc., a NYSE company. Mr. Hodel has received three honorary doctorates and a number of other awards including the Presidential Citizens Medal in 1989; advisor to the president of Texon Corporation, a Houston based oil and gas marketing company; board of directors, American Electric Power Company and MAPCO, Inc.; member, advisory board council, Electric Power Research Institute; Board of Directors of Columbia Energy Group, director Integrated Electrical Services.
Member, Federalist Society For Law and Public Policy Studies. 1
The National Center for Public Policy Research's Environmental Policy Task Force 2 : Expert -Energy Policy, General Environmental Topics, Public Policy Expert, Natural Resources.
Donald Hodel is External Board member of Eagle Publishing of which Regnery Gateway [below] is a subsidiary. 3
CNP's Douglas F. Hofmeister is Vice president, publisher of Regnery Gateway, Inc 4 which publishes, "books we would publish would challenge the conventional wisdom, and many would run in "direct opposition to the dominant current of the time." Several of his first books: God and Man at Yale by a young intellectual, William F. Buckley, Jr., other authors include Pat Buchanan. REGNERY PUBLISHING is a subsidiary of Eagle Publishing, considered by many to be America's leading conservative publishing company, whose headquarters are located in Washington, D.C.. Footnotes 1-4
Reverend Melvin Hodges - CNP Board of Governors 1982, member 1984, 1988, 1996, 1998; President, Foundation for Black Christian Education; Founder, First Christian Academy, the largest black Christian school in U.S.; Pastor, First Baptist Church of Glen Oaks.
William J. "Bill" Hofer- CNP 1984, 1988; CEO, American Media Group, Inc.; former President and CEO, Sierra Publishing Company.
Douglas F. Hofmeister- CNP 1984, 1988; member, Catholics United for the Faith; Vice president, publisher, Regnery Gateway, Inc; Partner Gateway Public Services Corp; chairman and president, UCA Holdings, whose subsidiaries include United Communications of America, Inc.; board member Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights.
Regnery Gateway, Inc 5 publishes, "books we would publish would challenge the conventional wisdom, and many would run in "direct opposition to the dominant current of the time." Several of his first books? God and Man at Yale by a young intellectual, William F. Buckley, Jr., other authors include Pat Buchanan. REGNERY PUBLISHING is a subsidiary of Eagle Publishing, considered by many America's leading conservative publishing company, whose headquarters are located in Washington, D.C.. Donald Hodel is External Board member of Eagle Publishing. 6 Footnotes 5-6
Gary Hofmeister - CNP 1988, 1996, 1998; Roman Catholic, divorced; teacher in entrepreneurialism, Krieble Institute of the Free Congress Foundation in former U.S.S.R.; affiliate, National Empowerment Television [NET] of Paul Weyrich's Free Congress Foundation; founder/owner, Hofmeister Personal Jewelers; board member, Meals on Wheels; affiliate, National Council on Alcoholism; teacher, high school level, Applied Economics; supporter of a number of conservative and religious groups. Ran for Congress, his campaign was managed by Ralph Reed. Ed Feulner told CNP members that fellow member and colleague, Gary Hofmeister, "would welcome support from his colleagues in CNP."
Robert H. Krieble founded the Krieble Institute, a Washington D.C.-based organization dedicated to promoting democracy, elections and free enterprise in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe; Krieble, former vice chairman of The Heritage Foundation Board of Trustees and co-founder of Loctite Corporation; Heritage Trustee 1978-1997.
Neal Hogan - CNP 1996, 1998; general counsel, Dublin Castle Group, an investigative research firm; contributing author, Heritage Foundation's monograph on the abolition of the Legal Services Corp.; formerly employed by Shell Oil Co. and Exxon Co. USA; B.S., criminal justice, Pace University; received a National Merit Scholarship Letter of Commendation and New York State Regents Scholarship; J.D. with honors, South Texas College of Law, where he was editorinchief, South Texas Law Journal.
Lou Holbrook- CNP 1984, 1988, 1996; Founder, Sierra Century Corporation; Co-Founder, World Impact; Founder, Denver Baptist Bible College.
Robert P. Holding III - CNP Board of Governors 1982, member 1984, 1996; former National Media Director and vice chairman, Coalition for Freedom Foundation; Chairman, Robert P. Holding & Company, Investments.
George Holland - CNP Board of Governors 1982 7 , member 1984; president, Ruthven, Inc. Footnotes 7
John Holt [Late] - CNP Board of Governors 1982, 1984; Founder and editor Growing Without Schooling; spokesman for the homeschooling movement; Educator, Home School Author; Homosexual, died of AIDS-related cancer 9-14-85 8 A founding sponsor of Anarchist Mark Satin's RENEWAL, and whose association with the EVI-CIE-CATO Institute nexus we discussed at some length in our November 1982 issue. 9 Speakers Bureau of CIE --Center for Independent Education-- an arm of the CATO Institute. 10
"...a sought-after speaker of the progressive school reform movement. He was a degreed teacher and an outspoken advocate of "free schools"— schools where children are free to take charge of their own education. These schools employed "facilitators" in place of teachers to guide the children. Facilitators provided materials for the kids to explore, with full expectations that learning would happen in each child’s own, unique way. Children were not required to study anything they weren’t interested in learning, nor were they given any tests or grades, nor was there any formal curriculum to follow. Children could choose to learn what they wanted, when they wanted it, without fear of any punitive measures. In free schools, kids were encouraged to take complete control over their education. At first, John Holt sincerely believed that the only way to improve the school system (and preserve the rights of children) was to transform public schools into free schools...to accomplish the goals of free schools: child-led, interest-based learning. Parents could "unschool" their children by acting as learning facilitators at home. All parents had to do was provide educational materials based on what their children’s interests were, and either answer questions their kids had or point them in the right direction to discover the answers themselves. Unschooling parents didn’t have to concern themselves with lesson planning, curriculum, testing, grades—or even teaching..." 11
"John Holt, disciple of the apostate Roman Catholic priest, Ivan Illich, [has] taken part in the work of the Center for Intercultural Documentation (CIDOC), headquartered in Cuernavaca and Oaxaca, Mexico. The 'Center,' described as a place...devoted to the spiritual path, raising one's consciousness, transmitting higher knowledge or promoting universal love and unity....! [Rex Myles, Brotherhood of Darkness, P 492] was the scene of meetings during the summer of 1972 between a large group of Chilean socialists and other Latin Americans, resulting in the publication of Illich's work "Tools for Conviviality". The latter was initially published as Volume 47 of the World Perspectives Series -- edited by Ruth Nanda Anshen, a prime contributor to the New Consciousness Education proposal of the International Cooperation Council (ICC). The ICC proposal was presented to the state of California in 1971. And lest we forget, the ICC was called the Unity -In - diversity Council-- our Famous Aquarian Cabal! And further, the Editorial Board of World Perspectives, includes: Illich; Lord Kenneth Clark; Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan of the Temple of Understanding and WORLD BROTHERHOOD; and Jesuit, Karl Rahner.... [Ibid] But , the story does not end there. Illich was also the author of "De-Schooling Society", which philosophy John Holt wholeheartedly endorsed and means literally the abolishment of ALL schools as they now exist!" 12 Footnotes 8-12
For Temple of Understanding See: Renovaré and the Christian Mystic
Donald R. Howard, Ph.D.- CNP 1984-85, 1988; Founder/President, Accelerated Christian Education (A.C.E.); Pastor, Grace Fundamental Church; President, International Institute: has assisted more than 5,500 pastors in opening schools in their church facilities in 58 countries and held 4,000 public rallies around the world to promote the Christian school movement; inspires pastors to become involved in the legal and political arenas.
Dr. John A. Howard - CNP 1984-85; President, The Rockford Institute; former President, Rockford College; former President, Palos Verdes College; former President, American Association of Presidents of Colleges and Universities; former President, The Philadelphia Society; Member, Bohemian Club and the Mont Pelerin Society; Executive Vice Chairman, President Eisenhower's Committee on Government Contracts; former Member, National Commission on Marijuana and Drug Abuse; author or co-author, Who Should Run the University, Dilemmas Facing the Nation, Capitalism and Culture, The Family: America's Hope and others; served in U.S. Army during World War II; battlefield commission; two Silver Stars and two Purple Hearts; honorary degrees from Grove City College, Brigham Young University and Rockford College.
The Rockford Institute 13, a conservative think tank funded by Scaife's, Bradley Foundation, Earhart Foundation and Olin Foundation. 14
CNP's Norman P. McClelland former chairman and current board member.
"...the Scaife Foundation had financed a New York City outpost for the paleoconservative Rockford Institute, under the leadership of neoconservative Lutheran minister Richard John Neuhaus. While Neuhaus' Center for Religion and Society attracted corporate foundation grants denied to the parent Rockford Institute, Neuhaus, himself made no secret of his anger over Rockford's publication...of articles denouncing the promotion by neoconservatives of "democratic globalism," plus what Neuhaus described as the Rockford editors' "anti-Semitic and nativist tendencies." In a watershed May 1989 incident, reported on the front page of the New York Times, Rockford executives finally flew from Illinois to New York where they locked down Neuhaus' Manhattan office, carted away furniture, and left Neuhaus with his personal belongings waiting for a taxi cab on Madison Avenue." 15
Charles Colson and Fr. Richard John Neuhaus (Lutheran who converted to Catholicism) authored the ecumenical documents Evangelicals and Catholics Together and Evangelicals and Catholics Together II. The approval for the wording was required to come from Cardinal Edward Idris Cassidy, president of the Vatican's Pontifical Council for promoting Christian Unity.
Besides the authors, Charles Colson and Fr. Richard John Neuhaus, the original document was signed in 1994 by:
(# --Have since removed their names)
There are most likely many others that applied their names in agreement even if they never made it public. As well, one must consider the influence and position each in agreement has with colleagues and congregations.
Evangelicals and Catholics Together II boasts scholars and Christian leaders who endorsed the original 25-page statement in addition to the original authors Colson and Neuhaus.
See: Evangelicals and Catholics Together
Ernest B. Hueter- CNP 1988, 1996, 1998; president and director, National Legal Center for the Public Interest (NLCPI), board of directors, Atlantic Legal Foundation 15a , Southeastern and Mid-America Legal Foundations; President, National Low Income Housing Coalition; member Administrative Conference of the United States; commissioner, German-American Tricentennial Commission
Board members of NLCPI 16 include CNP's Joseph Coors , Director Emeritus, Vice Chairman, Adolph Coors Company, Arnaud de Borchgrave, President & CEO, United Press International, Willard W. Garvey, Chairman, Garvey Industries, Inc.; Legal Advisors include: Eugene Meyer, Executive Director, The Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies. Footnotes 15a-16
Joan Hueter- CNP 1988; national president, National Association of Pro America; Director, League of Republican Women of the District of Columbia; President, MARION MARTIN REPUBLICAN WOMEN'S CLUB 17 ; director, Accuracy in Media 18 , chairman is CNP's Reed Irvine; president, American Center for Immigration Reform; Husband, CNP's Ernest Hueter. Footnotes 17-18
Max Hugel - CNP 1984-85, 1988; Chairman, PCC Corporation; Chairman, Rockingham Ventures, Inc.; Chairman U.S. Switch; President, Max Hugel Enterprises, Inc.; Vice Chairman, The Carmen Group, Inc. 19 ; Vice Chairman, LMRC, Inc.; former President/CEO, Maxcell Telecom Plus, Inc.; President, International Syndications, Inc., President, MH Industries and Defense & Security Systems Management, Inc; served as Special Assistant to the CIA Director, William Casey who was also his roommate during the 1980 campaign. 20 ; was Deputy Director for Administration and Deputy Director for Operations; chairman, Project '88; former member, President Reagan's campaign staff. City of Hope's 1982 Man of the Year.; board of directors, American Media Group; former executive Vice President, Centronics Computer Corp.
Rockingham Park 21 : "The current ownership of Max Hugel, Joseph Carney, Jr., Dr. Thomas Carney, and Edward Keelan formed Rockingham Venture, Inc. and brought The Rock back to life." It's a thoroughbred racetrack w/gambling.
Served as a member of President Nixon’s Economic Conference on Far Eastern Affairs and President Reagan’s transition team; senior adviser to the Reagan-Bush 1980 and 1984 campaigns, adviser to the Bush-Quayle 1988 campaign, and a charter member of President Bush’s Republican Presidential Task Force; fluent in Japanese, was president and CEO of the Asiatic Commerce Corporation and the Brother International Corporation. He is currently chairman of Concept Communications, Inc. and Rockingham Venture, Inc. and a director of Nostalgia Television, Potomac Video, Inc., Newslink, Inc., and Pyramid Video, Inc.
Hugel was in charge of the largest directorate in the Central Intelligence Agency, the branch responsible for covert action and clandestine counterintelligence overseas. NEW YORK TIMES, JULY 15, 1981; He was forced to resign amid charges that he had participated in fraudulent securities transactions when he managed an electronics business in the 1970's. 22
Max Hugel (11 May-1 July 1981): Having joined CIA in January 1981, and served (as noted above) as DDA from February to May 1981, Hugel was then appointed DDO by DCI Casey. After a series of press reports of alleged improper stock-trading practices, Hugel resigned from CIA on 1 July 1981. Hugel subsequently won a libel judgment against the individuals who had made the accusations against him. 23
Hugel was also a supporter of the contras. Shortly after the death of William Casey (CFR), Hugel worked with Casey's wife, Sofia, in organizing a fund raising dinner in which 50 percent of the monies went to cancer research, and the other 50 percent, to the "Freedom Fighters Fund" set up by Casey's widow to continue "private" support to counterrevolutionary groups around the world.
In 1990 the Washington Post exposed dealings between Max Hugel and Jonathan Park, the son of Bo Hi Pak who is President of Moon-owned The Washington Times Foundation. Park, as a colonel, was an attaché to the Korean embassy. Max Hugel and Park, using Unification money, were pursuing forming a conglomerate of all the independent broadcasting facilities in the entire Washington D.C. region. As of 1990, closing on a deal to purchase a majority stake in Potomac Television communications, the largest independent broadcast news service in Washington, the company's operations were combined with two video news firms already owned by Park and Hugel. Park and Hugel then controlled all but one independent broadcasting facility, including the satellite and the independent broadcasting facility in the National Press Building, and supplying as many as 200 television stations around the nation, including CNN, with raw footage or finished film reports on newsworthy events or interviews with prominent officials in Washington.
Newslink and Pyramid, the two companies owned by Park and Hugel, primarily sell technical services and facilities to foreign and domestic broadcasters. Hugel's Newslink, for example, supplies all of the film crews to Cable News Network's Washington bureau, but it also has a small editorial operation. And Pyramid, which Park purchased out of bankruptcy court last summer, provides equipment to the bureaus of foreign broadcasters located in the National Press Club building, where Pyramid has an exclusive satellite lease.
Pyramid, Newslink and Potomac will be folded into a holding company headed by Park, Concept Communications, according to Potomac's founder Bruce Finland. Combined, the three video firms had revenue of $12 million last year, $7 million of which came from Potomac, he said. 24 Footnotes 19-24
Robbie Hughes- CNP 1988, 1996, 1998; Presidential Elector from Mississippi, 1992; member Hinds County Republican Executive Committee and Public Affairs Committee, Southern Baptist Convention; former communication chairman, Mississippi State Eagle Forum; former Executive Management Committee, National Conservative Political Action Committee (NCPAC); member, 1984 Republican Platform Committee; delegate, 1984, Republican National Convention; leadership role in Christian Women's Club; former advisory member, Youth for Christ.
Husband, Dudley J. Hughes, chairman of the Hughes-Rawls Corp, an oil and gas business. Both Dudley and Robbie are members of Mississipi State University's The Radvanyi Chair in International Studies, Executive Lecture Forum (ELF) 25 . "...It hosts internationally respected speakers from around the globe to address the membership. Its publications reach government agencies, think-tanks, and major libraries. The Executive Lecture Forum is managed by Dr. János Radványi. Through his wide ranging contacts - military leaders, diplomats, and government dignitaries worldwide..." Footnotes 25
Herbert William Hunt- CNP Board of Governors 1982, member 1984, 1988, 1996; President, Hunt Energy Corp.; Advisor to Management, Petro-Hunt, LLC; Brother to Nelson Bunker Hunt. In 1981, Herbert William and Nelson Bunker Hunt provided the start-up money for the Council for National Policy.
The Coalition for Peace Through Strength, an arm of the American Security Council, brought together various groups for political lobbying. Some of the groups included were, Heritage Groups Council for Citizenship Education : "A subsidiary of the pro-Nazi German American National Congress [DANK], the council is headed by Karol Sitko...Sitko was also the organizer for the West German branch of the Western Goals Foundation, a far-right political organizing and research group which, until the death of its founder, Congressman Larry McDonald , was essentially a front for the John Birch Society's private intelligence network. In Germany, Sitko organized rallies in Nuremberg and Hanover drawing 240,000 people. He was supported by billionaire H.L. Hunt and General John Singlaub. His activities were conducted in concert with the Anti-Bolshevik Block of Nations.
Conservatives Against Liberal Legislation: Renamed Conservative Alliance (CALL), this group was organized by the late Terry Dolan's National Conservative Political Action Committee (NCPAC is also in the Coalition for Peace Through Strength)26 . CALL has received major funding through groups affiliated with Rev. Sun Myung Moon, according to the Wall Street Journal and other reports. CALL started the National Coalition for America's Survival, which includes the newly-reincarnated America First Committee...One of the three groups in the Coalition headed by Lady Malcolm Douglas-Hamilton, who is also on the board of the American Security Council Foundation. Her deceased husband, part of the British aristocracy, was the brother of Rudolph Hess when, in 1940, Hess made his secret flight to England. Hess, a top aide to Hitler and Nazi Party official, sought to meet with the British aristocratic circles known as the Cliveden Set. Sympathetic to Hitler's war aims, the Cliveden Set tried to get England out of the war it had declared against Germany in September 1939, after Germany invaded Poland. Hess was arrested and imprisoned. After Lord Douglas came to the U.S., he established an American branch of a racial eugenics group headquartered in Scotland. The oil billionaire Hunt brothers and Jesse Helms are members of this group. It was headed by Robert Gayre, who published the racialist Mankind Quarterly until Roger Pearson took it over in 1978. 27 [See: Jesse Helms]
"Percy Foreman, high profile attorney that represented Charles Harrelson, a hired assassin convicted of killing a federal judge in San Antonio with a high-powered rifle, ...In 1975, Foreman was indicted by a federal grand jury for obstruction of justice. Also indicted in this case were Nelson Bunker Hunt and W. Herbert Hunt, the sons of the Dallas oil man H. L. Hunt. The grand jury charged that the Hunt brothers paid the attorney $100,000 to insure that Foreman’s clients (Rothermel & Curington) would not testify against them. The two men, allegedly employed by the Hunts to conduct illegal wiretaps, were offered money by Foreman to accept a jail term rather than testify the principals involved in the case. Naturally, the distinguished attorney never told his clients that he was really working for the Hunts.
As the trial was about to begin, Foreman claimed that he was too ill to continue. After Senator James O. Eastland made several inquiries with the Justice Department, the defendants, including Nelson Hunt, were allowed to plead no contest to a lesser charge and pay a fine. The New York Times reported that great political pressure was brought in Washington to keep the Hunts from going to trial, and that Eastland, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, had denied that he had received $50,000 from the Hunts for his lobbying efforts." 28 Footnotes26-28
Mary Reilly Hunt - CNP Board of Governors 1996, 1998; president, Mary Reilly Hunt and Associates, Inc., a development consulting organization; clients include: National Right to Life Committee (NRL), NRL Political Action Committee, NRL Educational Trust Fund, Birthright, the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (Great Britain), and the Right to Life of Queensland (Australia); partner, Charles S. Carriker Associates (Mormon); vicepresident of development, National Right to Life Committee; member, National Association of Female Executives; listed in "Who's Who of American Women," "Who's Who of the World," and "Who's Who of Women Executives"; active in the Republican Party at the local, state, and national levels; delegate to state and national Republican conventions.
Nelson Bunker Hunt - CNP vice president, 1982-1983; President Executive Committee 1983-1984; CNP Executive Committee 1988, member 1998; Heir of the Hunt Oil Company fortune and financial backer of CNP, CBN, JBS & Promise Keepers and many more. Chairman Executive Committee 1984 and 1986 World Board of Directors of Here's Life, Campus Crusade for Christ; board member of John Birch Society; Western Goals Foundation principal;
In 1951, Nelson Bunker Hunt and Wallace Johnson, founder of Holiday Inns, worked with and funded Bill Bright's Campus Crusade for Christ donating $15.5 million. In 1967, formed Christian World Liberation Front (CWLF) as a covert front for Campus Crusade, which split off and became a leading ministry in the Jesus People movement.[ See: Pat Matrisciana with Jack Sparks] Nelson Bunker Hunt arranged a retreat for more than 500 millionaires who pledged $20 to Campus Crusade. He once organized a paramilitary force called "Americans Volunteer Group" which he intended to use--death squad style-- against political opponents. 29 Contributed to the contras through NEPL, $484,500.
Members of the "Here's Life, World" Intl Executive Committee (l980): Bill Bright, Nelson Bunker Hunt, Roy Rogers, W. Clement Stone, Dr. Jacob Malik (former pres of the United Nations General Assembly), Wallace E. Johnson, 30
Bill Bright persuaded Nelson Bunker Hunt to underwrite the $6 million cost to produce the 'Jesus' movie in the 1970s. 31
"Hunt, whose Birch Society background is documented by Conway and Siegelman in Holy Terror, also made a contribution of $1 million to the Moral Majority in 1981, according to Perry Dean Young." [Ominous Politics] Donated $10 million to Pat Robertson's Christian Broadcasters Network in 1970. 32
Nelson Bunker Hunt is said to have partially underwritten the cost of an anti-Kennedy newspaper advertisement that appeared in the Dallas Morning News the day of the assassination. Hunt's oil profits were said to be threatened by Kennedy's announced plans to end the oil depletion allowance. A note written by Lee Harvey Oswald addressed to "Mr. Hunt" has raised speculation as to whether it was intended for the oil tycoon, one of his sons, or the CIA agent E. Howard Hunt. 33
In 1967, Nelson Bunker Hunt provided Cameron Townsend, founder of the Summer Institute of Linguistics (SIL) and the Wycliffe Bible Translators, property in Dallas for a new international translation center. Thy Will Be Done, by Gerard Colby and Charlotte Dennett, documents the business and political connections between Wycliffe Bible Translators, the Rockefeller family, and the CIA. The result of the dealings was the genocide of indigenous tribes in the Amazon basin, although Cam Townsend denied the deaths.
Hunt also funded Ed McAteer, "the Colgate-Palmolive salesman who was the organizing force behind the politicized Fundamentalist movement... The sheer human energy amassed by wealthy SIL backers like North Carolina's James A. Jones, one of the largest contractors for military bases in Vietnam, and oilman Nelson Bunker Hunt of Texas. 'Bunker Hunt had helped me considerable,' McAteer freely offered...Wycliffe Associates' '500 Club' was designed to offer the richer members a way out of service through cash; $500 or more each year was all it took to get a special certificate of membership. Some gave much more. Texas's corporate leaders were prominent in helping Cam build SIL's International Linguistics Center near Dallas; the Linguistics Center's board meeting was one of those special occasions where a Rockefeller business partner like Trammel Crow could rub shoulders with an ultra rightist like Nelson Bunker Hunt. But they were the old core of supporters." 34 See: Wycliffe Bible Translators, John Mott & Rockefeller Connections
Nelson Bunker Hunt funded the "STEP Program and Foundation"... the result of a meeting of some 200 ...wealthy and powerful evangelical, religious, political and business leaders... 76. held on Dallas, Texas April 21st and 22nd 1982, at the behest of multimillionaires Clint Murchison, Jr. and Nelson Bunker Hunt! STEP, an acronym for "Strategies to Eliminate Poverty" was ...formed to alleviate poverty through private sector funding and volunteerism...! According to the Christian Inquirer, Nelson Bunker Hunt "kicked off" the STEP Program in November of 1981, with a $1 million contribution. It is most interesting to note that among Those attending the April 1982 meeting in Dallas, besides the previously mentioned Dr William Bill Bright, Murchison, and Hunt, were: Dallas Cowboy Coach Tom Landry, Television evangelists Jim Baker, [and CNP's] James Robison and Pat Robertson, (Holly) Coors; Dallas businesswoman [Late] Mary C. Crowley, and the Rev. E.V. Hill - keynote speaker at the meeting and president of STEP. 35
Hunt is also a member of the Military and Hospitaller Order of Saint Lazarus of Jerusalem, a racist "brotherhood" modeled after the Hospitallers. "Its international membership is consisting of Roman-catholic, Anglican, Protestant, Orthodox, United, Old Catholic, New Apostolic and other Christians" 36
The Order of Saint Lazarus has been linked to Lady Malcolm Douglas Hamilton. Lord Hamilton was the host to Rudolph Hess, Hitler's second in command, when - in 1940 - Hess made his secret flight to England. Hess was seeking to meet with the British aristocratic circle known as the "Cliveden Set." 37
Percy Foreman, high profile attorney that represented Charles Harrelson, a hired assassin convicted of killing a federal judge in San Antonio with a high-powered rifle, ...In 1975, Foreman was indicted by a federal grand jury for obstruction of justice. Also indicted in this case were Nelson Bunker Hunt and W. Herbert Hunt, the sons of the Dallas oil man H. L. Hunt. The grand jury charged that the Hunt brothers paid the attorney $100,000 to insure that Foreman’s clients (Rothermel & Curington) would not testify against them. The two men, allegedly employed by the Hunt to conduct illegal wiretaps, were offered money by Foreman to accept a jail term rather than testify the principals involved in the case. Naturally, the distinguished attorney never told his clients that he was really working for the Hunts.
As the trial was about to begin, Foreman claimed that he was too ill to continue. After Senator James O. Eastland made several inquiries with the Justice Department, the defendants, including Nelson Hunt, were allowed to plead no contest to a lesser charge and pay a fine. The New York Times reported that great political pressure was brought in Washington to keep the Hunts from going to trial, and that Eastland, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, had denied that he had received $50,000 from the Hunts for his lobbying efforts.38
"...the White House brought together a coalition of "retired" military men and right-wing millionaires to support the "Nicaragua Freedom Fund," chaired by Wall Street investment executive William Simon. Contributors included familiar right-wing figures like TV evangelist Pat Robertson, Colorado beer baron Joseph Coors, oil magnate Nelson Bunker Hunt, singer Pat Boone, and Soldier of Fortune magazine. The Fund claimed to raise over $20 million through activities such as a $250-a-plate "Nicaraguan refugee" dinner in April 1985 attended by Casey and Simon and featuring a speech by Reagan. In reality, the Fund was a propaganda front, spending almost as much money as it raised. An audit of the "refugee dinner" showed it had raised $219,525 but costs totaled $218,376, including $116,938 in "consulting fees."
"The main purpose of the Nicaraguan Freedom Fund was to divert attention from the covert channels through which real money flowed to the contras in violation of the Boland Amendment. One of those channels was a specialized PR firm, International Business Communications, which pleaded guilty in 1987 to fraud by using a tax-exempt foundation to raise funds to arm the contras. It had been a profitable business, according to the Iran/Contra congressional investigating committee, which concluded that IBC had kept about $1.7 million of the $5 million it channeled to the contras. 39 Footnotes 29-39
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