When CNN ran its series “God’s Warriors” last year, one of the people featured prominently was Vision America’s Rick Scarborough. Since then, Scarborough has been struggling mightily to turn his 15 minutes of fame into a full on electoral movement via his “70 Weeks To Save America” campaign.
Despite the various setbacks Scarborough has encountered so far, he continues to plug along with his One Day Crusades and now is bringing in the big guns:
For those who might not remember, this is General William G. “Jerry” Boykin:
This June, for instance, at the pulpit of the Good Shepherd Community Church in Sandy, Ore., [Boykin ] displayed slides of Osama bin Laden, Saddam Hussein and North Korea’s Kim Jung Il. “Why do they hate us?” Boykin asked. “The answer to that is because we’re a Christian nation
Our “spiritual enemy,” Boykin continued, “will only be defeated if we come against them in the name of Jesus.”
Who is Jerry Boykin? He is Army Lt. General William G. “Jerry” Boykin. The day before Boykin appeared at the pulpit in Oregon, the Pentagon announced that Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld had nominated the general for a third star and named him to a new position as deputy undersecretary of Defense for intelligence.
In a speech at a church in Daytona, Fla., in January, Boykin told the following story:
“There was a man in Mogadishu named Osman Atto,” whom Boykin described as a top lieutenant of Mohammed Farah Aidid.
When Boykin’s Delta Force commandos went after Atto, they missed him by seconds, he said. “He went on CNN and he laughed at us, and he said, ‘They’ll never get me because Allah will protect me. Allah will protect me.’
“Well, you know what?” Boykin continued. “I knew that my God was bigger than his. I knew that my God was a real God and his was an idol.” Atto later was captured.
Other countries, Boykin said last year, “have lost their morals, lost their values. But America is still a Christian nation.”