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Raymond V. Raehn   Ralph E. Reed, Jr.   Gerald P. Regier   Thomas L. Rhodes     Dr. Charles E. Rice   H.L. "Bill" Richardson   Richard A. Riddle   Elizabeth Ridenour   Lawson Ridgeway   Stephen D. Ridley   Isom J. Rigell   Dr. Paul Craig Roberts   Dr. "M.G." Pat Robertson   Ronald E. Robinson   James Robison   George C. Roche III   Thomas A. Roe   Kathleen Teague [Rothschild]    Howard J. Ruff   Rev. R. J. Rushdoony   William A.Rusher


Raymond V. Raehn - CNP 1984, 1988; co- founder, U.S. Global Strategy Council (1981), a research and analysis foundation dedicated to the design of a comprehensive U.S. national strategy, a fundamental modification of the U.S. national resources for international affairs; president, Richland Development Corporations; student of international affairs and global strategy.

"U.S. Global Strategy Council is a Washington-based organization, which was/is under the chairmanship of founder Ray Cline, former Deputy Director of the CIA, who maintains very close ties with the U.S. Intelligence community. "Taiwan became a laboratory for "total and unconventional warfare." It established a Political Warfare Cadres Academy--D'Aubuisson is a graduate--with the assistance of WACL associate Ray Cline, who was CIA station chief in Taiwan form 1958-1962, then CIA deputy director for intelligence, State Department director of intelligence and founder of the U.S. Global Strategy Council. U.S. military personnel taught at the Academy....Moonie connections with the U.S. right...are extensive...[late] Major General Daniel O. Graham [CNP], a member of CAUSA USA's advisory board, heads the Star Wars lobby group, High Frontier. Lynn Francis Bouchey [CNP], president of  the Council for Inter-American Security and member of the Committee of Santa Fe, helped organize two CAUSA conferences. Washington Times editor Arnaud de Borchgrave [CNP] serves on Ray Cline's U.S. Global Strategy Council, a Reagan advisory group. The Strategy Council's executive director is retired General E. David Woellner, president of CAUSA World Services. Washington Times columnists include Ray Cline's son-in-law Roger Fontaine, a Committee of Santa Fe member and former Reagan Latin America adviser, and Jeremiah O'Leary, formerly special assistant to National Security Adviser William Clark." 1   Footnotes 1

Ralph E. Reed, Jr. - CNP 1996, 1998; founder, political consultant, Century Strategies; former executive director, Christian Coalition (1989-1997); author, Politically Incorrect: The Emerging Faith Factor in American Politics; member, board of directors, American Conservative Union 2, other CNP members include David  A. Keene, Chairman,; political involvement includes four presidential campaigns and more than a dozen statewide contests; named by TIME as one of the 50 future leaders of America under the age of 40; his columns have appeared in New York Times, Wall Street Journal and National Review; founder and former executive director, Students for America; former executive director, College Republicans (1982­1984); He contributed strategy in the formulation of both the "Contract with America" and the "Contract with the American Family," the two main legislative blueprints for the first Republican Congress in forty years. Footnotes 2

Gerald P. Regier  - CNP 1988; was, CEO and president Family Research Council 3;  Acting Director of the US Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance; former advisory board, American Family Society, editorial advisory board, American Family Newsletter, board of trustees, Youth for Tomorrow; BA history and psychology. Footnotes 3 

Thomas L. Rhodes - CNP current;  president and chairman., Editor, National Review and a Member of the magazine's Board of Directors; co-chair, Town Hall 5; former member, Heritage Foundation Board of Trustees (1993-1999); joined Goldman Sachs in 1974 and subsequently served as: Vice President (1977-1982), Vice Chairman, Goldman, Sachs Limited, London, England (1982-1985), and Partner (1986-1992); vice-chair and director, Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, 6(Chairman of the Investment Committee); chairman, Empire Foundation for Policy Research 7; founder and co-chairman of the American Civil Rights Institute (ACRI) 8; was a trustee of The Manhattan Institute (1996-1998) 9, a board member of the National Center for Neighborhood Enterprise, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations (1991-1997) and was the founder and director of the Project for the Republican Future (1993-1995); board member Delphi Financial Group Inc. & Subsidiaries, New York, NY; Founder and a Trustee of Change- NY, New York's largest taxpayers organization, and Honorary Co-Chairman of the Club for Growth.10

Empire Foundation for Policy Research 11 receives grants from the Bradley Foundation, the Olin Foundation, and the JM Foundation. The Manhattan Institute was founded in 1978 by William Casey, who later became director of the Central Intelligence Agency. 12 

Thomas W. Carroll is president of the Empire Foundation for Policy Research, an independent public-policy research foundation, and CHANGE-NY, New York's largest taxpayers organization, both of which he helped found in 1991.  Footnotes 4-12

Dr. Charles E. Rice - CNP Board of Governors 1982, member 1984, 1988; professor of law, Notre Dame Law School; active in "Establishment Networks", associated with the American Conservative Union 13, the American-African Affairs Association, the Citizens Legal Defense Fund for the FBI, Ad Hoc, and Catholics United for the Faith. 14 Member of the Editorial Board and contributor to the New American 15 magazine of the John Birch Society; AB, Holy Cross College of Notre Dame 16, a Catholic liberal arts transfer-intent college. Footnotes 13-16

H.L. "Bill" Richardson - CNP Board of Governors 1982, member 1984, 1988, 1996, 1998; Christian Reconstructionist; State Senator of California; Former Chairman of the California Senate Republican Caucus; founder and President of Gun Owners of America 17 and Gun Owners of California; Publisher, Gun Owner;  author of Slightly To The Right and "So You Think We Read the Bills"; served on the Board of Directors of the National Rifle Association for 10 years and remains an active NRA Life member; president Computer Caging, a direct-mail organization and Red Barn Productions; former John Birch Society field organizer; advisory board member of Coalition for a Democratic Majority 18, which was associated with the Committee on the Present Danger, The Coalition for Peace Through Strength and the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), among others.

Former California State Senator, Bill Richardson, founder of the GOA, endorsed and supported anti-gunner Robert O. Anderson for a position in the NRA in the '70s. Robert O. Anderson was associated with the Committee on Economic Development (CED). The CED was established and is controlled by the Council on Foreign Relations. Mr. Anderson is chairman of the board of the Hondo Oil and Gas company. Anderson served as chairman of the Aspen Institute of Humanistic Studies 19 known as Aspen Institute for twenty years and is currently Honorary Chairman.  Anderson is also currently a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He has served on a number of boards of both private and non-profit organizations, including the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas; Chase Manhattan Bank; Columbia Broadcasting System; Pan American Airlines; First National Bank of Chicago; Weyerhaeuser Company; and Carter Hawley Hale Stores, Inc.; the National Petroleum Council; and the University of New Mexico Robert O. Anderson School of Management 20; Board of Regents of New Mexico Tech from 1987 to 1992. Since 1994, he has held the position of Distinguished Professor of Petroleum Engineering at New Mexico Tech. He is a Life Trustee of the California Institute of Technology, the University of Chicago, and was founder of the International Institute for Environmental Development, London. Robert Anderson, as the President of the Atlantic Oil Company, subsequently acquired the Richfield Oil Company and was the Chairman of the Board of Atlantic Richfield. By the end of his career, Robert O. Anderson was reported to have more land holdings than any other person in the world. Footnotes 17-20

For Aspen Institute See:  Jack Kemp; Rockefeller: Skeletons in the Closet

For Gun Owners of America >Larry Pratt

Richard A. Riddle - CNP Board of Governors 1996, 1998;  president and owner, I.W. Walker, Richray Industries, and Royaline Industries; partner in Real Estate Development Company; host couple for Executive Ministries of Southern California, Christian outreach ministry for professionals and executives; board member, Christian Associates; executive committee member, Sports Outreach America; member, Capitol Commonwealth Group; elder, Bethany Church; M.B.A., Pepperdine University; B.S., Bob Jones University.

California Independent Business Political Action Committee started out as the Capitol Commonwealth Group which became the Allied Business PAC which in turn has been reborn as the California Independent Business PAC. It has helped to elect over one-fourth of the 120 members of the California legislature. During the 1992 election cycle, Allied Business PAC and members of CCG as individuals contributed more than $2 million to various candidates and ballot initiatives. Co-founders included Ed Atsinger and largest backer Howard Ahmanson ($1.32 million to the PAC) Sen. Robert Hurtt  (Container Supply Corp) and Roland and Lila Hinz.  Roland Hinz  is owner of Daisy/HiTorque Publications, publishers of Dirt Bike and Motocross magazines. His wife, Lila, has served on the board of directors of Paul Weyrich's National Empowerment TV.

According to a November 26, 1995 article in The Los Angeles Times, California state Senator Rob Hurtt Jr. came under the influence of Dobson  in the early 80s. Hurtt, in turn, helped bring together the men who have built a formidable political machine by spending over $8,000,000 from their own pockets to change the face of California politics. All are members of the CNP. Millionaire Ron Unz, a computer software entrepreneur, joined Allied with a $75,000 contribution. Richard Riddle, a graduate of Bob Jones University, also joined the PAC, contributing $237,000 in '93 and '94. 21   Riddle is owner of I. W. Walker, a box manufacturing company and a partner in Richray Industries, an import-export company which does extensive business with South Korea. Footnotes 21

Elizabeth Ridenour- CNP 1996, 1998; National Council on Bible Curriculum in Public Schools, NCBCPS 22 , "The Bible Curriculum available from the National Council on Bible Curriculum in Public Schools has now been adopted in 25 states.  95% of the school districts that have been approached with the Bible Course curriculum nationwide have adopted this curriculum,"

NCBCPS has generally refused to make its curriculum available for evaluation by scholars and the media, selectively disclosing it only to friendly school board members and parents...NCBCPS often says its curriculum is not controversial and that nearly every approached school board has adopted it. In fact, these school boards recently rejected NCBCPS's curriculum: North Kansas City, Missouri; Midland, Texas; and Peoria, Illinois....NCBCPS board of directors and advisory board have included CNP's D. James Kennedy , Howard Phillips of the Conservative Caucus and Rus Walton of the Plymouth Rock Foundation. NCBCPS often cites materials from the American Center For Law and Justice to defend the constitutionality of its curriculum. ACLJ was founded by televangelist Pat Robertson 23  Footnotes 22-23

American Center For Law and Justice> CNP's  Jay A. Sekulow Chief Counsel

Lawson Ridgeway- CNP 1984, 1988; Board member Trinity Christian Academy Foundation 24 ; Founder and president, Great Southwest Homes Inc.; member HUD task force; has been board member, First City Bank-East Dallas, Dallas Theological Seminary, Wycliffe Bible Translators and Campus Crusade for Christ; deacon First Baptist Church of Dallas. Footnotes 24

For Wycliffe Bible Translators See: Wycliffe Bible Translators, John Mott & Rockefeller Connections

Stephen D. Ridley - CNP 1984, 1988, 1996, 1998; attorney who specializes in labor law;  vice chair, Friends of the Americas 25, Louis (Woody) Jenkins  (chair, co-founder), Diane Jenkins (exec dir, co-founder), Daniel V. Smith (vice pres)....   Footnotes 25

Isom J. Rigell-- CNP 1998; Former Vice President, Florida Operations, United Space Boosters, Inc., and retired Director, Shuttle Payloads and former Director, Launch Vehicle Operations, Kennedy Space Center, FL; 
mentioned in NASA's articles
26 as research reports on Spacecraft Tests; On Jan. 31, 1958, launch personnel and leaders saw their long-awaited dream come true as the United States' first satellite, Explorer One, was launched into...Those present were...Isom Rigell..." 27  Footnotes 26-27

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts- CNP 1984, 1988, 1996; formerly with Cato Institute 28; member of Mont Pelerin Society 29 ; President and John M. Olin Fellow at the Institute for Political Economy in Washington, D.C., and on Board of Advisors and Research Fellow at The Independent Institute 30 in Oakland, California. He is co-author of the Independent Institute book, The Capitalist Revolution in Latin America (Oxford University Press); former editor and columnist at the Wall Street Journal; was assistant secretary of the Treasury for economic policy during 1981-82. He holds the William E. Simon chair in political economy at the Washington-based Center for Strategic and International Studies,31 which has such as Henry Kissinger; senior research fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University; columnist for Conservative Chronicle 32, others include, Tony Snow, Phyllis Schlafly, William F. Buckley.; Contributor to Town Hall.33

Cato Institute 34 was founded in 1977, with backing from Kansas oilman and Libertarian Party benefactor Charles Koch. "the Cato Institute revived the libertarian quest to make common cause with some on the Left. Cato's sponsorship of Inquiry magazine, which published leading left-wing critics of the military-intelligence establishment, exacerbated the long-standing disdain of conservatives for anti-statist, left and right. By the 1980's, Cato would abandon its links to leftist dissidents and join the network of right-wing think tanks based in Washington D.C..." 35  Footnotes 28-35

Dr. "M.G." Pat Robertson - CNP Board of Governors 1982, President Executive Committee 1985-86, member, 1984, 1988, 1998; President of the Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN), host of the famous "The 700 Club", and founder of CBN University; founder the Christian Coalition; chancellor and founder CBN University.

Member of National Religious Broadcasters Board of Directors, current or past> See: The 2005 National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) Convention With Focus On Mel Gibson's The Passion Recut and also see: The 2005 National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) Convention With Focus On Michael Rood

Robertson writes that his family's aristocratic lineage, linking it to the British Churchill family, gave his mother, Gladys Churchill Robertson, confidence that Pat would succeed. His father, Sen. A. Willis Robertson, was London's and Wall Street's chairman of the Senate Finance Committee.

"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." 36  Donated $10 million to Pat Robertson's Christian Broadcasters Network in 1970. 37 

CNP's Ben Armstrong was exec. council, the Freedom Council and CNP's Tony Pantaleo, was former Executive director.  The Freedom Council. 'It was established by Pat Robertson to appear as a "grassroots organization". The idea was to eventually have a Freedom Council "precinct coordinator" in every precinct to ask volunteers to write letters and make phone calls on legislation. ..The organization appeared to have abused its tax-exempt status by using donations-solicited repeatedly on the '700 Club-..the alleged tax violations included the Freedom Council's failure to report donations from CBN, which totaled more than $200,000 monthly by 1985. In early 1985, Robertson had used tax-exempt donations to the Freedom Council via CBN to set up a direct mail computer project...1985, Robertson authorized the rental of CBN's one million name donor list for use by the Freedom Council and to a campaign contractor, Victory Communications of Arizona...raise[d] more than $11 million .. 38 

"1981,[Pat Robertson] ... formed the Freedom Council as a vehicle to get conservative Christians involved in the political process. The Freedom Council was funded by the Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN), a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, and listed on CBN's books as simply Project 0015. The Freedom Council, as a 501(c)(4) political organization, was allowed to lobby. However, it is illegal for a politically restricted non-profit group like CBN to channel funds into a political organization like the Freedom Council. In January 1986, the Freedom Council changed its name to the National Freedom Institute. In the same day a new Freedom Council was formed. Then, nine months later, the Institute was dissolved, leaving only the new Freedom Council in place. The reborn Freedom Council applied for tax-exempt status, telling the IRS that two large donations were hinging on such approval. IRS approval came quickly. Published reports said later that there never were any big prospective donors waiting in the wings. Then, just as the IRS began an audit of CBN, the Freedom Council abruptly closed."  39 

Pat Robertson was a member of Advisory Committee of The Religious Heritage Freedom Foundation RHA, [See: Theodore Baehr] and a leading "... participant at the founding of the STEP Program and Foundation. "Strategies to Eliminate Poverty" (STEP) was ...formed to alleviate poverty through private sector funding and volunteerism...! 77. According to the Christian Inquirer, Nelson Bunker Hunt "kicked off" the STEP Program in November of 1981, with a $1 million contribution. 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. 40 

"...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 [CNP's Robert K. Brown]. 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. 41 

Christian Broadcasting Network gives aid to Friends of the Americas, FOA, as does the rightwing Catholic lay organization Knights of Malta... Gen. John Singlaub, head of the World Anti-Communist League and the U.S. chapter, the United States Council for World Freedom, said that he has helped raise funds for FOA...Woody Jenkins was an official with the Nicaraguan Refugee Fund, which held a fundraising dinner for the contras in 1985, at a cost of $250 a plate. At the dinner, Pat Robertson gave the invocation and led the Pledge of Allegiance; President Reagan gave a speech..". 42  

Used Operation Blessing airplanes to transport equipment to his diamond mine in the Congo; support for  violent dictators such as President Mobuto of Zaire and Rios Montt of Guatemala; sold  his Family Channel to Rupert Murdoch for $1.9 billion. The latest capitalist venture was the reinvestment of his profit from selling the Family Channel in an aborted deal with the Bank of Scotland to make use of his financial services company to enter the American market. Prior to his career as a televangelist, Pat Robertson worked for two years as financial analyst and management trainee at W.R. Grace Co., which employed Nazis after WWII. Robertson has often praised J. Peter Grace and once remarked that Grace was the "godfather" of his children. 43   J. Peter Grace, was head of the Knights of Malta in the United States and a key figure in the CIA's Operation Paperclip to remove classified information from dossiers on Nazi war criminals. SEE: J. Peter Grace

A recent 700 Club Program 44 promoted "HANG 10" -- a new movement in which American Christians are urged to "take America back" by hanging the 10 Commandments in public schools in violation of Supreme Court rulings. In Kentucky, voters will conduct a referendum on this issue and one Kentucky Christian claims that "Hang 10" will inaugurate a new move of God: "This is the beginning of something that's bigger than Kentucky. I think it's bigger than this country. And I believe it's God. I believe we are only seeing the tip of the iceberg of what God is getting ready to do." Pat Robertson believes God is using Christians to start another American Revolution: "We had a war in 1776 that set us free from the shackles of the arbitrary rule of the British crown . . . And I think the time has come that we do that." 45  Footnotes 36-45

We are reminded : 2 Peter 2:9 The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished: 10 But chiefly them that walk after the flesh in the lust of uncleanness, and despise government. Presumptuous are they, selfwilled, they are not afraid to speak evil of dignities. 11 Whereas angels, which are greater in power and might, bring not railing accusation against them before the Lord. 12 But these, as natural brute beasts, made to be taken and destroyed, speak evil of the things that they understand not; and shall utterly perish in their own corruption;

Titus 2:15 These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no man despise thee. 3:1 Put them in mind to be subject to principalities and powers, to obey magistrates, to be ready to every good work,

Ronald E. Robinson - CNP 1998; President, Young America's Foundation 46 National Headquarters Staff [YAF] and  President of the Board; served as executive director of Young Americans for Freedom  47 from 1977 through 1979; was president of the United States Youth Council from 1983 to 1985, and was president of the International Youth Year Commission in 1983 and 1984. He served as an advisor to the U.S. Department of Education during the Reagan Administration; trustee, Philadelphia Society 48, 1995-1997; director, Citizens United 49, headed by CNP's Floyd Brown,  and the director, Citizens United Foundation; active in campaigns of John  Ashbrook, Ronald Reagan, Jack Kemp , James Buckley, and Oliver North ; member, Virginia and U.S. Supreme Court Bars; advisor to the U.S. Department of Education during the Reagan Administration; B.A, political science, Canisius College; J.D., the Catholic University of America; contributor to The Conservative Guide to Campus Activism.50

Citizens United Foundation (CUF) was founded on November 20, 1992 as a sister organization to Citizens United. Projects of the Foundation include the National Citizens Legal Network and the American Sovereignty Action Project  51  which is headed by CNP's Cliff Kincaid

Wife-Michelle Easton - Founder and president, the Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute 52; twelve years of service in the Administrations of Presidents Reagan and Bush.  She had received presidential appointments from both Presidents Reagan and Bush with Senate confirmation for her position at the U.S. Department of Education, where she served for seven of the twelve years; appointed to the Virginia State Board of Education by Governor George Allen to a four-year term, elected president in January 1994; executive assistant to the secretary, Office of Private Education (1991-1993), deputy under secretary, Office of Intergovernmental and Interagency Affairs (1988-1991), director, Intergovernmental Affairs (1987-1988) and special assistant to the general counsel (1981-1983), U.S. Department of Education; director, Missing Children's Program, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (1985-1987) and attorney (1981), U.S. Department of Justice; legal assistant, National Right to Work Committee (1978-1980) 53; former assistant to the executive director, Young Americans for Freedom 54 aka Ron Robinson; former student teacher and substitute teacher, Roaring Brook Elementary School; B A., developmental psychology, Briarcliff College; J.D., Washington College of Law, American University; admitted to Virginia State Bar, 1981; exchange student, attended Goldsmith College, University of London, London, England (1970-1971).

Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute 55 was named after Clare Boothe Luce who died in 1987. "The Institute looks to the achievements and philosophy of Clare Boothe Luce for guidance because she personified the qualities that mainstream women admire. Mrs. Luce was a leader in the free world's opposition to communism, an outspoken advocate of free enterprise, and a woman devoted to her family..."

Clare Boothe Luce was a Dame of the Knights of Malta... She was a director of the Nicaraguan Freedom Fund, a fundraising group set up in 1985 by the Washington Times, a paper owned by Rev. Sun Myung Moon's Unification Church, to provide funds to the contras... Luce was on the Board of the Washington Times... She also served with the Coalition for Peace Through Strength (CPTS) and the Committee on the Present Danger... and was a supporter of Reed Irvine 's Accuracy in Media. 56  Footnotes 46-56

James Robison - CNP Board of Governors 1982, member 1984; hyper-charimatic; Head of the James Robison Evangelistic Association which became LIFE Outreach International 57 ; LIFE TODAY broadcast with Co-hosts James and Betty Robison; a member of and the Vice President of the Member of the Ed McAteer 's Religious Roundtable Council of 56, 58  See: Religious Roundtable  ; Promise Keeper's speaker; member of STEP Foundation.

"In 1982, he claimed to have been "exorcized" of demons, and as a result, began converting to the charismatic movement. Since then, his annual conferences have featured hyper-charismatics such as John Wimber, and he has preached in Catholic churches with Paul (David) Yonggi Cho. Robison's January 1991 conference featured tongues-speaker Jamie Buckingham (now deceased), who had defended the Trinity-rejecting United Pentecostal Church. Robison also spoke at the 1987 Catholic/Charismatic Congress in New Orleans, praising the pope and Roman Catholics. (Reported in the 1/15/91 Calvary Contender. )...Speakers at Robison's 1/92 Dallas "Bible" Conference included church growth specialist and Schuller-promoter Bill Hybels, charismatic huckster Larry Lea, and former 12-year Dallas Seminary professor Jack Deere* (a key figure in John Wimber's healing/deliverance movement as of 1/92, but in 8/92 was working informally with Robison...Robison held a position with Sun Myung Moon's now defunct Coalition for Religious Freedom (CRF). (Moon is the founder of the Unification Church, and the self-proclaimed Messiah to the world.) Other so-called evangelicals that served with Robison at CRF as executive committee and/or advisory board members were Tim LaHaye (CRF's paid chairman!), Don Wildmon  (founder and president of the social activist American Family Association), Paul Crouch (TBN Network's infamous founder), Marlin Maddoux (Point Of View nationwide radio talk show host), Hal Lindsey, Jimmy Swaggart, and D. James Kennedy (author and pastor of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida)--an agenda of social activism certainly makes for strange ecumenical bedfellows. (Reported in the November 1990 Omega-Letter. )... " 59 

See: Shepherding Connections, etc. ; Pentecostal , Shepherding, Charismatic Movements

Moonies 'Coalition for Religious Freedom' (CRF) 60 founded in 1984, was headed by fundamentalists with funding primarily from the Unification Church, which gave an initial donation of $500,000. Initial executive board members included Tim Lahaye, Jerry Falwell, Ben Armstrong, James Robison, Rex Humbard, D. James Kennedy and Jimmy Swaggart, the same group Lahaye organized for his ACTV.  61 

Coalition for Religious Freedom [CRF] 62 : Started by Rep. George Hansen in 1984. CRF Executive committee members have included Tim LaHaye , Jerry Falwell, James Robison; Rex Humbard, D. James Kennedy, and Jimmy Swaggart.  "...According to CRF president Dan Sills, [CRF] has received at least $500,000 from Moon sources. A prominent CRF  spokesperson and executive committee member is Joseph Paige...Paige received $60,000 from the Unification Church for his school, which in turn gave Moon a much publicized honorary doctorate. Paige is also active in CAUSA." [1986] "the Moon organization opened an international front in its 'religious freedom" campaign. According to Moon's New York City Tribune , the World Council on Religious Liberty (WCRL) was founded in December 1986...The Chairman of WCRL is Joseph Paige, and its " Chairman of the North American Caucus is Don Sills. They have recruited Dr. Robert G. Muller, assistant Secretary general of the United Nations as chairman of the Council's International Advisory Committee. The Council's headquarters are in Raleigh, North Carolina, which is also home to Paige's Shaw Divinity School." 63 

For Dr. Robert G. Muller See: World Vision: Global Education; Letter

CNP's Pastor Tommy Barnett of LA International Dream Center, 64  A Former Executive Presbyter of the  General Council of the Assemblies of God, currently serves on the board and executive committees of many organizations, including the following: Oral Roberts University, Board of Regents, James Robison Evangelistic Association ; "Ministries Today" Magazine; Phoenix First Assembly of God; L.A. International Church ; New Heritage Carolina Corporation; Dr. David Yonggi Cho = Church Growth International, Board of Directors. 

"Strategies to Eliminate Poverty" (STEP) 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. 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. 65   Footnotes 57-65

George C. Roche III- CNP 1988, 1996; former president, Hillsdale College 66; founder/president Center for Constructive Alternatives and the Shavano Institute for National Leadership; author and speaker; listed in Who's Who in America; appointed by President Reagan to serve as chairman of the National Council on Education 1982-1985; former Director of Seminars for the Foundation for Economic Education; member Mont Pelerin Society. 67

George Roche III became a member [of the Mont Pelerin Society] in 1971... Roche in 1975 hosted a Mont Pelerin meeting at the Hillsdale College. 68 

"There is even a more conservative counterpart to the establishment Aspen Institute--the Shavano Institute for National Leadership in Keystone, Colorado. In July 1982, it announced a series of seminars for business leaders, as well as television documentaries to be broadcast over the Ted Turner cable TV network. The institute, formerly a division of conservative Hillsdale College in Hillsdale, Michigan, represents, according to The Christian Science Monitor, "an attempt to consciously mold a new value system along the traditionally conservative lines of 'freedom, limited government, and the dignity of the individual.'" "We believe in the future, and we are doing something about it," is the way Hillsdale president George C. Roche III describes the Shavano Institute...Roche was appointed by President Reagan in June 1982 to chair the National Council on Education Research. Its members included Onalee McGraw of the Heritage Foundation, Penny Pullen of the American Legislative Exchange Council [ALEC] and M. Blouke Carus, an executive of the conservative Open Court Publishers..." 69 

"I was the speaker when George Roche was inaugurated as president in 1971 [of Hillsdale College],....Divorce, remarriage, separation, reunification, a charge of incestuous infidelity, a suicide, resignation. George Roche retreated to a corner of Colorado and sent out a form letter affirming his innocence" 70  William Buckley  [CFR, Mont Pelerin Society]

"Police investigators plan to question George C. Roche III, ... about the apparent suicide of his daughter-in-law, amid rumors that he had been carrying on a long-term affair with her...Lissa Roche, who apparently shot herself to death and whose body was found on the campus...Ms. Roche, who had worked at the college for 15 years, quit her job about the same time as the marriage, according to several former and current faculty members. But she was persuaded to return, and had resumed working at Hillsdale shortly before her death...rumors of an affair between the president and his daughter-in-law dated to 1990. Mr. Roche divorced his wife of 44 years earlier this year. His daughter-in-law was managing editor of Imprimis, a newspaper filled with conservative and Libertarian articles about social and political topics that was a leading fund-raising tool for the college...

...In April, he divorced his wife of 44 years, June. She has cancer. In September, he remarried. His daughter-in-law, Lissa Roche, died October 17 on the college's campus here of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound...Mr. Roche said Lissa Roche had confessed to him two days before her death that she planned to kill herself...William J. Bennett and William F. Buckley, Jr., both of whom have been associated with the college and Mr. Roche in the past, agreed to serve with three trustees on the search committee for a new president..." 71  

"...In the days that followed, her grieving husband George Roche IV, 44, a lecturer in history and exercise physiology at the school, publicly accused his father of having had an affair with Lissa. He told Hillsdale's board of trustees, and the conservative magazine National Review, that just hours before she shot herself, Lissa, editor of the school's monthly journal of conservative thought, had gone to the hospital room where his diabetic father was being treated for an insulin reaction. Before the assembled family--George Roche IV, Roche and his new wife--Lissa allegedly announced that she had been sleeping with the elder Roche for most of her 21-year marriage to his son. Hillsdale officials say Roche denied the affair to the board, "invoking God as my witness." Then two weeks ago, he abruptly retired, walking away from a job that made him the fifth-highest-paid college president in the country, with salary and benefits that Forbes magazine estimated at $524,000 last year..." 72 

George Roche III was replaced as president of Hillsdale College by CNP's Dr. Larry P. Arnn also a Mont Pelerin Society member; Hillsdale College board members include CNP's Frank Shakespeare and Jack Eckerd Jeffrey Coors   Footnotes 66-72

Thomas A. Roe -( d.1999) CNP 1984, 1988;  founder, The Roe Foundation; founder and former chairman emeritus, State Policy Network 73; chair, South Carolina Public Policy Council; former chairman, Board of Builders Marts of America; member, Heritage Foundation Board of Trustees for 20 years, five years, served as Chairman of  Finance Committee; chair, Roe Institute for Economic Policy Studies 74 Heritage’s economic-research arm; former member, Mont Pelerin Society; former Board member Weyrich's International Policy Forum.

Edwin J. Feulner,, served on the Roe Foundation’s board for more than 15 years and is its vice chairman. Footnotes 73-74

Kathleen Teague [Rothschild] - CNP Board of Governors 1982, member 1984-85; was/is Chairman  and trustee of the Board of Free Congress Research and Education Foundation 75; former Executive Director  and of the  American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) 76; founder and State Chairman, Virginia Stop ERA, 1972-1982; former CSFC Political Action Committee; appointed by President Reagan to the Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations (ACIR); former Vice Chairman, Free China Foundation; former Board member, Committee on the Status of Women, Conservative National Committee, Conservative Club of Washington, YAF, spokesman, Eagle Forum; Secretary-Treasurer Committee for a Free China; member of  Advisory Board of the U.S. Council for World Freedom and board of WACL; 

For many years... on the Advisory Board of the U.S. Council for World Freedom, which is the U.S. branch of the World Anti-Communist League (WACL), home for many fascists and neo-Nazis. The U.S. branch brought these elements to the U.S. for WACL's annual meetings in 1984 and 1985. Included was a delegate [Yves Gignac] who served five years in prison for attempting to assassinate Charles DeGaulle, persons who led Nazi SS units or cooaborationist puppet governments during World War II, and architects of mass murder in Latin America. Those meetings served to build support for the FDN Contras as well as UNITA and RENAMO, both allies of South Africa. The U.S. branch, led by Major General John K. Singlaub, also has had racists, anti-Semites and at least one member of a Nazi collaborationist organization on its board. 77 

ALEC: Established in 1973 by Paul Weyrich  of the Free Congress Foundation's Coalition for Constitutional Liberties, among others, ALEC's purpose is to reach out to state office holders. In the words of ALEC's former executive director, Sam Brunelli:

"ALEC's goal is to ensure that these state legislators are so well informed, so well armed, that they can set the terms of the public policy debate, that they can change the agenda, that they can lead. This is the infrastructure that will reclaim the states for our movement."

ALEC has the financial support of more than 200 corporations including Coors now Castle Rock Foundation, Scaife's Family and Allegheny Foundation, Amway, IBM, Ford, Philip Morris, Exxon, Texaco and Shell Oil. William Bennett, [CNP's] Jack Kemp, [CNP's] John H. Sununu, and George Bush have all addressed ALEC sessions in recent years. 79  Footnotes 75-79

Howard J. Ruff - CNP Board of Governors 1982, member 1984; Mormon; Publisher, "Ruff Times" 80; founder and Chairman of Phoenix Ink, a publishing company;  Chairman of TARGET, Inc. and Host of "Ruff House"; Chairman, RUFF-PAC; former chairman Free The Eagle; financial co-chairman, Americans for Change; founder National Foundation for Economic and Political Education;   Chairman of Financial Planning Services.

The Mormon investment counselor who was advising people to buy silver when the Hunt Brothers tried to make a fortune in it, but rather lost billions. The investment counselor who was advising people to buy silver when the Hunt Brothers had upped the price per ounce to about $16 in the 1970s.

"Ollie North, my Washington staff and I persuaded Ronald Reagan to send Stinger missiles to the Afghan Freedom Fighters, which bogged down the Soviet army in Afghanistan for six years, which led to Soviet bankruptcy, which led to Gorbachev withdrawing Russian financial and military support from Eastern Europe, Cuba and Nicaragua, which led to a break-out of freedom, which led to the crash of the Iron Curtain....I have sung solos with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, the Philadelphia orchestra, the National Symphony, and on the Ed Sullivan Show... 81 Footnotes 80-81

Rev. R. J. Rushdoony- (d. Feb. 2001) CNP Board of Governors 1982, member 1984, 1988, 1996, 1998;  Author; founder and former President of Chalcedon Foundation
82, a Reconstructionist think tank that is funded by millionaire California banker, CNP's Howard Ahmanson; known as "the father of Christian Reconstruction; helped found John Whitehead's Rutherford Institute, served as a board member and is listed as a speaker at Rutherford conferences'; Howard Phillips gave the tribute at the 80th birthday of Rousas John Rushdoony, an event  titled "The San Jose Conference of Christian Reconstruction.".

About 400 theologians, artists, writers, economists and politicians attended the Chalcedon foundation's conference, The Committee for Biblical Principles in Government 83 held in November of 1997 in Sacramento, California. 

The Reconstructionist Creed 84 appears on the Chalcedon website and Chalcedon web pages include "Christianity Persecuted, Christianity Victorious" 85 with numerous articles on the persecuted church and the responsibility of Christians to demand that governments put an end to persecution of the Church.  Among these articles are those of Peter Hammond of Front Line Fellowship and Voice of the Martyrs, ministry of Richard Wurmbrand, former minister/prisoner from Rumania.

Peter Hammond, is Founder and Director of Frontline Fellowship 86 and the Director of United Christian Action (a network of 20 Bible-based groups working for revival and reformation in Southern Africa). He is an international speaker, presenting about 400 lectures or sermons each year throughout Africa, Eastern Europe and America. 87  Contact is In Touch International Ministries which is also listed with Chalcedon.

CNP's Gary North, his son-in law, wrote, "...Newsweek (Feb. 2, 1981) accurately but very briefly identified Rushdoony’s Chalcedon Foundation as the think tank of the Religious Right...." 88  

As well, quoting Gary North about the command to "turn the other cheek," in an appendix of "The Institutes of Biblical Law" by R. J. Rushdoony; From: "In Defense of Biblical Bribery" by Gary North: 

".....remove his (the unsaved) power, and the battered Christian should either bust him in the chops or haul him before the magistrate, and possibly both."

"As the center of the re-Christianization of all society, what is Chalcedon's agenda for godly transformation? First, Chalcedon lays the theological groundwork for world transformation...Second, Chalcedon identifies and instructs key "influence agents." The Chalcedon Report, for example, is targeted for the very people positioned to reshape this and the next generation-pastors and other church leaders; businessmen; home school mothers and students; college and seminary professors and students; artists; mothers; media agents; doctors; politicians; economists; salesmen; Christian day school administrators, teachers, and students; lawyers; theologians; and many, many more. We intend soon to host regional conferences inviting many of these "influence agents," inculcating the Christian reconstructionist Weltanschauung...Chalcedon supports specific, leading world-transforming agents. For instance, Samuel Blumenfeld, identified as "Public Enemy #1" by the NEA, is a Chalcedon extension staff member. His Educational Letter, eye-opening books, and numerous lectures are generating an explosive reaction against the modern statist educational system and a re-installation of the Christian family as the prime agent of education. Peter Hammond and Frontline Fellowship traverse the war-torn African continent with the message of salvation in Jesus Christ-individual and social. They are the main Christian obstacle to Marxist and Islamic faiths in what may be the pivotal continent for the next century.  John Lofton, editor of the Lofton Letter, and one of the leading Christian social commentators of our era, regularly articulates and defends the Christian reconstructionist message on TV, radio, and in news magazines. There are many others Chalcedon assists and will begin to assist (like some featured in this issue), and we intend to highlight their world-transforming work in due time." 89 

Members and contributors to Chalcedon include Colonel Doner, who, in 1978, co-founded Christian Voice. He established the International Church Relief Fund (ICRF) and developed criteria for discipling the nations, which caused him to form The Samaritan Group--twelve international relief and ministry organizations that share ICRF's view of the Kingdom... 90  Colonel Doner spent three decades in Republican and Christian politics as a professional fund-raiser, media strategist, organizational consultant, and architect of the Christian Right. In the 70s his clients spanned the range from The American Conservative Union to Ronald Reagan. In the late 70s he co-founded the first wave of Christian Right organizations: The Christian Voice Lobby, which pioneered issuing "Report Cards" on how members of Congress voted on "values" issues; the American Christian Voice Foundation, publisher of the renowned Presidential Biblical Scoreboard magazine; and American Christian Cause. In 1984, he served as chairman of the national Reagan/Bush Christian voter registration campaign, and co-founded [with Tim Lahaye] The American Coalition for Traditional Values, the broadest based coalition of major evangelical leaders ever to unite behind a political objective since prohibition. 91  

"Christian Voice pioneered the use of 'moral report cards' to rate Congressional and presidential candidates on issues from abortion to sanctions against Rhodesia. The organization was started in California in 1976 under the name Citizens United. In August 1978, the group changed its name to American Christians United and in October 1978 to Christian Voice, Inc. The original Christian Voice directorate consisted of Rev. Robert Grant, a graduate of Rev. Steuart McBirnie's California Institute of Theology, Gary Jarmin , a long time right-wing lobbyist and former disciple of Rev. Sun Myung Moon, and Colonel Donor (Colonel is his first name, not a military title)..."

"In 1987, leaders of the Christian Right formed the American Freedom Coalition (AFC)...Robert Grant [was] an AFC founder and president of Christian Voice. With initial funding from the Unification Church, the AFC signified a merger between about 30 Christian Voice field organizers and the state representatives of Moon's American Constitution Committee. At the August 1987 kick-off rally for the American Freedom Coalition in Washington, D.C., Moon's top aide Bo Hi Pak praised the 'marriage' between Christian Voice and the American Constitution Committee and said it 'shows what a great sense of humor God has.'

"As with other Moonie-influenced New Right projects, the AFC was organized in such a way as to obscure Moonie domination. The original officers included Christian Voice President, Robert Grant, black civil rights leader Ralph Abernathy, Richard Viguerie, and Richard Ichord (D-MO) and Bob Wilson (R-CA). After their poor results in the 1986 Congressional elections, Christian Voice leaders, Colonel Doner, Robert Grant and Gary Jarmin had concluded that Christians alone could not steer the country rightward. To be politically effective, they argued, Christians would have to be 'unequally yoked' with non-believers and even enemies of Christianity...

"In May 1988, Grant was invited as the keynote speaker for the annual conference of the Anti-Bolshevik Bloc of Nations (ABN), which included many of the same anti-Semitic East European emigre groups recruited by (CNP's ) David Balsiger's RAMBO Coalition . With headquarters in Munich and chapters throughout Europe and the United States, the ABN is nostalgic for the days when the Nazis occupied Eastern Europe. Scott Anderson and John Lee Anderson, authors of Inside the League, describe the ABN as: 'the largest and most important umbrella for Nazi collaborators in the world...A prime criterion for membership appears to be fealty to the cause of National Socialism; ABN officers constitute a virtual Who's Who of those responsible for the massacre of millions of civilians in the bloodiest war in history.' Grant's public association with Nazi sympathizers drew no storm of criticism from fellow evangelicals." 92 

Colonel Doner, responding to reporters about Moonie financing of the Christian Right and AFC, stated " CAUSA [Moon's political arm] is an anticommunist organization. It's a funding source. CAUSA is anticommunist and personally I'm for anybody that's anticommunist. The Mormons are the same. I'm not going to lend credence to their organization, but networking, I'm happy to network with them." 93 

Colonel Doner is Director  of  Dennis Peacocke's Coalition on Revival (COR) which Jay Grimstead heads. Peacocke was a disciple of Bob Mumford and his shepherding movement. Colonel Doner  has also been on the executive of Peacocke's charismatic Anatole Fellowship, whose goal is to gain  influence in the Republican Party. Other executive committee members have included CNP's David Balsiger and Connie Marshner, who represents Paul Weyrich's Free Congress Foundation. 94  

Dennis Peacocke's Coalition on Revival (COR) was co-founded and headed by Jay Grimstead. Jay Grimstead's COR Manifesto is the document which outlines COR's goals and objectives. The 135 Christian activists who signed the document in 1986 committed themselves to working for the realization of COR's goals "until the day we die." Those on the COR steering committee include other CNP members as well as recognized shepherding movement leaders such as Bob Mumford and Ern Baxter, as well as Jack Van Impe. 

For Dennis Peacocke, Mumford, Doner See: Shepherding; Jay Grimstead

R.J Rushdoony was also co-founder, along with CNP's C. Truman Davis and Norman Milbank, of the Saint Paul’s Anglican Church. According to the website, 

"...Saint Paul’s Anglican Church was founded in 1964 by a group of ex-Episcopalians in response to the adoption of humanist ideas by the main-line Episcopal Church....The Church is a founding member of the Anglican Churches of America and Associates (founded in 1968), a confederation of churches of like mind and doctrine (not necessarily Anglican), whose purpose is the defense of the Gospel, and mutual assistance in such efforts as a seminary, Christian schools, Christian hospitals, and any agreed-upon proper effort for Christian churches. The founding members were the Rt. Rev. Dr. C. Truman , Dr. Rousas John Rushdoony, and Rev. Norman Milbank. Our presiding Bishop is the Right Reverend Ronald Johnson, of Trinity Foundation in Mesa, Arizona...."   Footnotes 82-94

William A. Rusher - CNP Board of Governors 1982, member 1984, 1988, 1996; In 1955, William F. Buckley, Jr. (CFR), founded the National Review 95 with William Rusher as publisher. Rusher and F. Clifton White, having cut their political teeth in the Young Republican National Federation, "the powerful and shadowy YRNF 'syndicate'", became the political strategists of the ideologically distinct conservative movement that gained organizational control of the Republican Party in 1964...In 1961, Richard Viguerie answered an ad in National Review for a political organizer and was hired by Rusher as Young Americans for Freedom , 96 YAF's executive secretary. 97 

Publisher of the National Review, a member of the previously mentioned "Alternatives to the New York Times Committee", a regular on the "Good Morning America" Television program, long active in "Establishment Networks", such as: the American Conservative Union, 98 the American-African Affairs Association, American Committee for Aid to Katanga Freedom Fighters, Citizens Legal Defense Fund for the FBI, Ad Hoc, Committee on Conservative Alternatives, Human Events 99, and Young America's Foundation 100- the tax-exempt arm of  John Birch Society, Young Americans for Freedom (YAF) 101. Rusher, has also been a contributor to the Unification Church run Washington Times. 102 

Young Americans for Freedom 103 spawned the Young Americas Foundation.104   Footnotes 95-104


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