Even though his presidency is over, Barack Obama is still a lucrative boogeyman for right-wing conservative and Christian activist groups. The notoriously “pro-family” and apocalyptic Family Research Council likes to dabble in conspiracy theories with Obama as the subject, and they’ve utilized that tactic again in a fundraising email from last week.
With an introduction saying “Obama’s ‘shadow government’ targets you,” FRC president Tony Perkins warned subscribers that Obama is “still a serious threat” to their religious freedom, mainly because he’s running a “shadow government” from his “mansion command center” in Washington, D.C. where he’s carrying on an undercover operation to undermine President Trump.
According to the folks from Right Wing Watch, the email warns that Obama “purchased a mansion command center within walking distance of the White House. His political right arm, Valerie Jarrett, moved in with the family to continue the Obama post-presidency influence. From that location, he can work to undermine President Trump. And according to former Attorney General Eric Holder, ‘He’s ready to roll.'”
You heard it here first: Obama’s house is like the central control center in the 1983 movie WarGames.
“In what Washington analysts describe as a ‘soft coup,’ Barack Obama and his operatives both outside and inside the government are participating in activities to derail conservative policies, including recent gains made on behalf of faith, family, and freedom,” Perkins writes.
“During Obama’s eight years in office, same-sex marriage became the law of the land…schools were forced to open their restrooms to members of the opposite sex…nuns were ordered to fund drugs that can destroy human embryos in their health insurance plans…military chaplains were punished for teaching biblical values…and Christian business owners were given the choice to leave their Christian beliefs at the door or face crippling fines.”
According to Perkins, Trump is a true defender of Christianity.
“…President Trump is remaining true to his promise to protect our First Amendment rights. On the National Day of Prayer, he issued an executive order to safeguard many religious freedoms. But the battle for religious freedom in America is far from won.”
Read the full email at Right Wing Watch.
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