Rachel Tabachnick on Fresh Air -- UPDATED
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Wed Aug 24, 2011 at 12:13:26 PM EST
Talk to Action's own Rachel Tabachnick will be discussing the New Apostolic Reformation on NPR's Fresh Air with Terry Gross, Wednesday, August 24th.

The NAR is an important movement of the Religious Right with close ties to Sarah Palin, Rick Perry and Michelle Bachmann.  It promises to be a defining feature of the upcoming election season.  

Fresh Air can be heard on more than 450 public radio stations in the U.S. and in Europe on the World Radio Network. It is also live streamed and podcast on the Fresh Air web site.  To find stations that carry the show, click here.

For background on NAR and its role in American public life, check out some of Rachel's posts:

Disinformation and Misinformation - Becoming Educated About the New Apostolic Reformation

Why Have the Apostles Behind Rick Perry's Prayer Rally Been Invisible to Most Americans?

The Ideology and History of the New Apostolic Reformation

Resource Directory for the New Apostolic Reformation Updates

Update [2011-8-24 12:13:26 by Frederick Clarkson]:Text excerpts from the interview on the Fresh Air web site, excerpted on the flip:

Interview Highlights

On the issues of the international "apostolic and prophetic" movement

[Their issues are] anti-abortion, anti-gay rights but they also have ... the belief that government should not be involved in social safety nets, that the country is becoming socialist, if not communist. ... All of what we've come to call 'Tea Party issues' of very small government. In the case of the Apostles, they believe this because they believe that a large government that handles the safety net is taking away what is the domain of the Church and of Christianity.

On dominionism

"Dominionism is simply that Christians of this belief system must take control over the various institutions of society and government. Some things that make this group unique is that they have some unusual concepts of what they call spiritual warfare that have not been seen before in other groups. Spiritual warfare is a common term in evangelicalism and in Christianity but they have some unique approaches and some unique spins on this that distinguish them from other groups."

On Thomas Muthee's video series

"The process [in these videos] is that the people come together, repent, pray together, expel the demons from their community which they describe in terms of witches and witchcraft and then the community undergoes a transformation in which there can be miraculous healing, the growth of very large vegetables [and] the end of corruption and crime. What was totally missed by the press was that Muthee was an international leader in the [NAR] movement at the time and recognized because of his role in this series of videos."

On the topics at Rick Perry's rally

"The major topics at these events [are] anti-abortion, anti-gay rights and the conversion of Jews in order to advance the end times," she says. "And this was very visible at Perry's events as these Apostles led all of these different prayers and repentance ceremonies at [his rally].'"

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by Frederick Clarkson on Tue Aug 23, 2011 at 12:15:14 AM EST

Rachel Tabachnick also has a column in the Israeli newspaper Haaretz.

"With friends like Glenn Beck..." is at:


Congratulations to Talk to Action. Your years of "wandering in the wilderness" have prepared you for this moment!

by TomBishop on Tue Aug 23, 2011 at 08:41:25 AM EST

This is great to hear! So does Fresh Air create a podcast or does it re-air the shows on any kind of schedule?

by rahilliard on Tue Aug 23, 2011 at 09:10:30 AM EST
If you follow the link to the Fresh Air web site above, you'll see that the show is both streamed and pod cast.

by Frederick Clarkson on Tue Aug 23, 2011 at 09:13:24 AM EST
Thanks for that. I had actually just found it myself via the google-fu.

by rahilliard on Tue Aug 23, 2011 at 09:14:09 AM EST

Constantine saw that he could use religion and religious beliefs to rally and control the people, so he gathered together leaders who where going to to tell the people what God said and how they should believe and behave and what they should read.
Christianity has become a insidious systematic system based on fear instead of freedom and love. We must be diligent in exposing those who would use religion for their own narcissistic purposes to bully other people around.
Keep up the expose'.

by ThomasLynn2 on Tue Aug 23, 2011 at 06:41:15 PM EST

I will blog this where I can, and post it on FB, though I don't think anyone looks at my page, LOL.

by phatkhat on Wed Aug 24, 2011 at 10:04:06 AM EST

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