Yesterday we noted that Iowa radio host Steve Deace had co-written a new book entitled “We Won’t Get Fooled Again: Where the Christian Right Went Wrong and How to Make America Right Again” which argues that, for too long, the Religious Right has supported the Republican Party only to be repeatedly betrayed.
Deace had homeschool guru Mike Farris on his program on Monday to discuss this topic and Farris, who is also Chancellor of Patrick Henry College (aka “God’s Harvard,”) said that while he is very disappointed in the Religious Right movement at the moment, he has great hopes for its future based on the students who are graduating from Patrick Henry.
Deace agreed, saying that in the future, the social conservative movement would be less of an army and more like the Navy SEALS:
Farris: While I am really discouraged about what I am seeing in today’s leaders, I get the privilege of seeing tomorrow’s leaders virtually every day and it really does encourage me about what’s coming because people who know the truth, who are trained to articulate it in a winsome fashion, they’re going to turn this country around.
Deace: You know, it’s funny you mention that; I’ve said to many media people I’ve had a chance to talk to in the last few months that this next generation of Christian political engagement will not look like the previous one. I don’t know that we’ll be able to mount mass offensives of people like we previously did but I do think what you’re describing is what we’ll have instead, which is more of a Navy SEAL sort of a unit. It will be smaller, but it will be better trained, it will be more aggressive, it will be more precise, it will be about more principle then I think trying to negotiate with the binary political party system and it might ultimately not be as big or raise as much money [but] that might be more effective.