On her radio program yesterday, Janet Mefferd interviewed Religious Right activist and Christian Nationalist David Lane of the American Renewal Project about his recent efforts to ensure that right-wing Christian values dominate America’s political system, including organizing a world tour for pastors led by Mike Huckabee, putting together a large prayer rally hosted by Gov. Bobby Jindal, and even recruiting 1,000 pastors to run for office nationwide.
As Lane told Mefferd, he generally does not give media interviews because he prefers to work “under the radar” in mobilizing conservative Christians to get politically engaged, which is easier to accomplish when he is not “telegraphing our punches” about what he is up to.
“I generally don’t do radio shows or TV shows or speak to reporters because I’m not that interested in public relations,” Lane said. “I’m interested in Christian men and women who know the Word engaging in culture … We’ve operated since 2005 largely under the radar … We want to show up on Election Day with a constituency that will march and engage the culture. And so instead of telegraphing our punches and beating the bass drum of what we’re doing, we’ve been really quietly mobilizing.”
Later in the interview, Lane declared that the main focus of his efforts is to reclaim America’s Judeo-Christian heritage, which has been “stolen” by the “false God” of secularism.
“This is war,” he said. “Spiritually, this is warfare and we have left the Lord and my guess is that He’s not really happy at this point with the way that Christian men and women in the country that was left to us” have failed to defend it: