On Sunday, a variety of Religious Right groups hosted a webcast called “iPledgeSunday 2014: The Rise of the Church,” designed to mobilize right-wing Christians before the midterm elections. Hosted by the Family Research Council’s Tony Perkins and Live Action’s Lila Rose, the event featured in-person interviews with people like Liberty Counsel’s Mat Staver, as well as a variety of pre-taped interviews with Religious Right activists including David Barton, Jim Garlow, and the Benham Brothers.
Rep. Frank Wolf also appeared in a prerecorded interview, telling Perkins that religious liberty is under attack in America because the church has been intimidated and fallen into silence.
In order to combat this, the Virginia Republican said, Americans need to imitate people like Martin Luther King, Jr. and Dietrich Bonhoeffer and prepare to go to prison in the face of government oppression.
“Frankly,” Wolf said, “some people in the church may have to go to jail and that would wake up America. That would literally wake up America if they arrested a cardinal, if they arrested a bishop, if they arrested a prominent pastor”: