Meet the Billionaire Brothers You Never Heard of Who Fund the Religious Right - 2014-06-13

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F0.png Meet the Billionaire Brothers You Never Heard of Who Fund the Religious Right June 13, 2014, Peter Montgomery, American Prospect

Last June, presidential hopefuls Rand Paul and Ted Cruz traveled to Iowa for an event convened by David Lane, a political operative who uses pastors to mobilize conservative Christian voters.

Lane is a Christian-nation extremist who believes the Bible should be a primary textbook in America's public schools, and that any politician who disagrees should be voted out. Lane's events are usually closed to the media, but he has given special access to the Christian Broadcasting Network's sympathetic David Brody. Brody's coverage of the Iowa event included short video clips of comments by brothers Farris and Dan Wilks, who were identified only as members of Lane's Pastors and Pews group.

CBN's Brody reported: "The Wilks brothers worry that America's declining morals will especially hurt the younger generation, so they're using the riches that the Lord has blessed them with to back specific goals." One of those goals may be David Lane's insistence that politicians make the Bible a primary textbook in public schools.

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