Election season is still in its early stages, but eyes are already on Iowa. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) have already declared their candidacy for the presidency; Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Louisiana’s Gov. Bobby Jindal and former Florida governor Jeb Bush are also expected to declare shortly to compete for the GOP nomination. (And let’s not forget Ben Carson, another favorite of social conservatives.)
Stung by defeats during the 2012 election cycle, Religious Right groups are gearing up for a renewed thrust in 2014.
The American Renewal Project plans to target 12 states prior to the 2014 election, reported David Brody, chief political correspondent for TV preacher Pat Robertson’s Christian Broadcasting Network.
Brody said that the group “will be organizing pastor policy briefings and voter registration drives across this country in 12 key states during the 2014 election cycle. It’s their latest attempt to restore America to its Judeo-Christian heritage.”
We’re just a few months removed from the 2012 elections, and the Religious Right is already hard at work trying to lure churches into partisan politics for the 2014 elections.
This week, Mat Staver’s Liberty Counsel, which is affiliated with Jerry Falwell Jr.’s Liberty University, said it is gearing up to help fundamentalists take “dominion” over the United States and make us a “Christian nation.”