Rick Perry’s Army of God: A little-known movement of radical Christians and self-proclaimed prophets wants to infiltrate government, and Rick Perry might be their man.
If they simply professed unusual beliefs, movement leaders wouldn’t be remarkable. But what makes the New Apostolic Reformation movement so potent is its growing fascination with infiltrating politics and government. The new prophets and apostles believe Christians—certain Christians—are destined to not just take “dominion” over government, but stealthily climb to the commanding heights of what they term the “Seven Mountains” of society, including the media and the arts and entertainment world. They believe they’re intended to lord over it all. As a first step, they’re leading an “army of God” to commandeer civilian government.
In Rick Perry, they may have found their vessel. And the interest appears to be mutual.
Tea party isn’t ready to cozy up to a Rick Perry candidacy [Stacy: despite the headline, the article points out that he polls ahead of other Republican candidates, including Palin, Bachmann and even Ron Paul amongst Tea Party members]
“As far as tea party supporters are concerned, they are very much at home with him both in terms of his social and economic conservatism,” Miringoff said. “Even though he’s on the sidelines, that’s sometimes when you’re at your strong point. … What tea party supporters have seen so far, they like.”
Stacy – again, you can claim ‘economic conservatism’ until you’re blue in the face but war has bankrupted almost every empire in history.