Michele Bachmann’s relationship with Jan Markell, a Messianic Jewish activist who leads Olive Tree Ministries, recently faced growing scrutiny because of Markell’s End Times beliefs and claims that “the gay agenda and abortion” bring God’s judgment on America. Bachmann was once a frequent guest on Markell’s radio show, where she attacked gay rights and complained about the alleged persecution of American Christians.
Despite her numerous appearances with Markell the congresswoman has denied knowing her, maybe because Markell contends that the deadly earthquake in Japan was punishment for the Japanese not converting to Christianity and that the Mattel toy Little Mommy Cuddle ‘n Coo subliminally promotes Islam.
But now Markell wants to set the record straight that she is not only a Bachmann stalwart but a longtime friend. She told the American Family Association’s OneNewsNow that she has known Bachmann for thirty years and “cannot speak highly enough of” her:
The head of a Minnesota-based Messianic Jewish ministry says she’s known Michele Bachmann for 30 years and can testify that the Republican presidential candidate stands for “all things righteous.”
But Jan Markell, founder and director of Minnesota-based Olive Tree Ministries, has known Bachmann for 30 years and says she is convinced that she “absolutely has national leadership written all over her.”
“If anyone is truly competent to hold the office of president or vice president of the United States — and particularly, I think starting out as vice president would be a little bit more suited at this time — it is Michele Bachmann,” Markell contends.
Moreover, she has much to say about Bachmann’s faith.
“This woman is a wonderful Christian; she is as pro-Israel as they come,” the Olive Tree Ministries founder accounts. “I cannot speak highly enough of Congresswoman Michele Bachmann and her stand on all things righteous.”
She adds that Bachmann has taken the country by storm, but only God knows if she will continue to do so through November of 2012.