They’re Not Even Pretending Anymore

The American Family Association, which underwote and organized The Response rally in Houston earlier this month, has announced the formation of Champion the Vote. It’s described as “a friend of AFA, whose mission is to mobilize 5 million unregistered conservative Christians to register and vote according to the Biblical worldview in 2012.”

Which candidate do you suppose will benefit most from all these new registrants? Perhaps, say, the man who convened The Response and just days later announced his campaign for president? It almost feels trite to keep showing how Gov. Rick Perry and his staff misrepresented the aims of their prayer rally by repeatedly insisting that it was “apolitical,” especially when they are now explicitly using the event to his political advantage. But here you go.

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