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After his failed 1988 presidential bid, Pat Robertson founded the Christian Coalition. Robertson’s 1991 book, The New World Order, charged that a cabal of Freemasons and Jewish bankers is leading the Western world to ruin. Ralph Reed, the boyish executive director of the 1.7 million member Christian Coalition, has been Robertson’s front man since 1989. Reed once boasted, “I do guerrilla warfare…. You don’t know it’s over until you’re in a body bag.”
Jame’s Dobson‘s radio program, “Focus on the Family,” has 5 million listeners per week. “People in Washington don’t know those people are out there,” he says. “They don’t realize that it’s probably the majority of Americans.” Phyllis Schlafly, one of the religious rights few female leaders despite its large number of women, led fights against the ERA and a nuclear freeze, once saying, “The atomic bomb is a marvelous gift that was given to our country by a wise God.”

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