We’ve written before that the Christian Broadcasting Network’s David Brody acts as a virtual publicity agent for Christian-nation political strategist David Lane, rewarding exclusive access to Lane’s American Renewal Project’s political gatherings with fawning coverage. Now Brody is promoting another Lane project, “Jesus in the Public Square,” undertaken with the right-wing Washington Times newspaper.
“Today’s secular driven society seems intent on erasing the rich Christian history and influence in our country,” reports CBN, setting Lane up to make his oft-repeated claim that America was founded by and for Christians. The project began, Lane says, with a trip to a Washington, D.C., bookstore:
“You couldn’t find a Christian book with a flashlight. And it hit me again, isn’t this awful? A nation founded by people on a religious mission, The Mayflower Compact, for the glory of God and the advancement of the Christian faith, and in the nation’s capital and you can’t find a book or Jesus anywhere,” Lane remarked.
“If the Lord does it, we’re going to put Jesus right in the middle of the table in Washington, D.C. He will defend himself,” Lane continued.
It’s often said the Lord works in mysterious ways, in this case through the Washington Times, whose management created a “Jesus in the Public Square” section for the newspaper’s website, which includes a daily “5 religion stories worth your time” feature. Brody reports that “biblical economics” is a popular topic.
The section is overseen by Scott Lamb of Reformation Press, whose thinking seems to be clearly in line with dominionists like Lane:
“Jesus in the Public Square at The Washington Times hopes to talk about and dialogue with people to show them that Jesus Christ and his lordship is a universal theme and they should submit to that,” Lamb told CBN News.
Brody says Lane believes the name of the feature “reminds us that all truth is God’s truth. And for America to change course the people need to hear His word in a desperate way.” Says Lane, “God is in the business of resurrection. I believe there’s going to be a resurrection of America. Literally.”