Not many people know the name of David Lane, but he carries a lot of influence within the Religious Right thanks to his role as a behind-the-scenes organizer responsible for a variety of events aimed at mobilizing conservative Christian voters. Lane has played a key role in organizing several high-profile Religious Right events in recent years, ranging from Gov. Rick Perry’s “The Response” prayer rally to a series of “Rediscover God in America” events aimed at mobilizing pastors by connecting them with speakers like David Barton, Mike Huckabee, and Michele Bachmann.
Traditionally, Lane has been rather media-shy, preferring to remain behind-the-scenes instead of giving interviews, so it was interesting when he suddenly showed up on Glenn Beck’s television program last week to speak with guest host David Brody. And it was even more interesting when Lane openly admitted that “I’m actually a political operative,” not a pastor … which seems to confirm what we have said all along about these conferences and rallies being political events masquerading as “spiritual” gatherings: