On his radio broadcast today, the American Family Association’s Bryan Fischer called for Religious Right leaders to gather together for what would amount to a political papal conclave designed to pick the next Republican presidential nominee.
Worrying that the Religious Right may have too many excellent choices among the crop of 2016 GOP presidential hopefuls and may end up diluting its power by splitting its support among various candidates as a result, Fischer suggested that Religious Right leaders ought to organize a summit where they would all gather and relentlessly “grill [the candidates] one after another.”
“Probe them and challenge them and test them and ask them really hard questions about what they would do as president of the United States with this issue or that issue,” Fischer said. “And get some promises from these guys.”
After said grilling, Religious Right leaders would then collectively decide “on one candidate that you as a group of leaders would recommend that the entire evangelical community gather behind.”
“It’s kind of like picking a Pope,” he said: