Wiped "The Response" website material
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Tue Sep 13, 2011 at 04:03:46 PM EST
The official website for Rick Perry's August 6th, 2011 nationally controversial The Response prayer event has now disappeared from the Internet, but I had saved copies of many of the vanished web pages.

Here is the core material from three important The Response web pages: the leadership of The Rseponse, and the two pages of endorsers of the event, from Houston and nationally.

The Response "leadership page":

THE RESPONSE: a call to prayer for a nation in crisis


Governor Rick Perry
Initiator of The Response

Texas' 47th governor, Rick Perry has led a life of public service, starting in the United States Air Force and continuing over two decades in elected office. Governor Perry's administration has focused on creating a Texas of unlimited opportunity and prosperity by improving education, securing the border and increasing economic development through classic conservative values. Originally from Paint Creek, Texas, the Governor and his wife Anita live in Austin, Texas.

Luis & Jill Cataldo
Director of The Response/Program Coordinator for The Response

Luis and Jill Cataldo have been partners in ministry throughout their 26 years of marriage. They served in Young Life, a Christian outreach to high school kids, for 18 years and pastored a church in Virginia. They are currently on staff at the International House of Prayer in Kansas City and live there with their two daughters.

Don Wildmon
President of host entity, American Family Association

Rev. Donald E. Wildmon is Founder and Chairman Emeritus of American Family Association and American Family Radio. AFA is a pro-family advocacy organization with over two million online supporters and approximately 170,000 subscribers to its monthly flagship publication the AFA Journal.

Buddy Smith
Accounting and Legal

Rev. Buddy Smith is currently the Executive Vice President of American Family Association and American Family Radio. American Family Radio has nearly 200 radio stations nationwide that serve to strengthen the moral foundations of American culture. Buddy Smith has been with AFA for 18 years and has been an ordained minister for 38 years.

David Lane
National Finance Chairman

David Lane educates and energizes pastors to mobilize their congregations to vote their faith. In 2010 he organized pastor meetings in key battleground states resulting in a significant increase in voter turnout. He often says, "What I do is spiritual. The by-product is political." David and Cindy were married in 1983, have 4 children and live in Thousand Oaks, California.

Wayne Hamilton
Event Coordinator

Wayne Hamilton is the founding partner of San Jacinto Public Affairs. Hamilton was senior aide to Congressman Joe Barton as well as serving three State Chairmen. He served as Governor Rick Perry's Executive Director of the 2003 and 2007 Texas Inaugural Committees and currently working with events and consulting for the Governor in Austin, Texas.

Randy & Kelsey Bohlender
Program Coordinators

Married since 1989, Randy and Kelsey have spent their entire adult life in ministry as youth pastors, church planters, pastors and prayer missionaries. They live in Kansas City, Missouri where they serve as prayer missionaries with the International House of Prayer and on the leadership team of TheCall. They are the founders and directors of the Zoe Foundation, which promotes adoption as a positive alternative to abortion, and proud parents to seven children, three of whom are adopted.

Doug Stringer
National Church and Ministry Mobilization Coordinator

Doug Stringer is the Founder and President of Turning Point Ministries International and Somebody Cares America/International. As an Asian American, he works with these global networks of churches and organizations to bring hope and healing to their communities.

Jim Garlow
National Church Moblization

Dr. Jim Garlow, author, communicator, commentator, historian, cultural observer and Senior Pastor of Skyline Wesleyan Church in San Diego, CA, is heard daily on over 830 radio outlets nationwide in his one minute historical commentary called "The Garlow Perspective".

Alice Patterson
Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas and Oklahoma Church Mobilization

Alice Patterson is the founder of Justice at the Gate in San Antonio, Texas and author of Bridging the Racial and Political Divide.

Dave Sliker
National Student Mobilization

David Sliker is a senior leader at the International House of Prayer Missions Base in Kansas City, Missouri, where he lives with his wife, Tracey, and their four children, Riley, Lauren, Daniel and Finney. He is on the board of TheCall with Lou Engle, and is the director of the Elijah Revolution, a national conference and equipping ministry for teenagers.

Congressman Bob McEwen
Governmental Leader Mobilization

Congressman McEwen is an Ohio Legislator, author and international business economics speaker. He resides in Cincinnati, Ohio and Northern Virginia with his wife Liz.

Laura Zavala Allred
Student Mobilization

Laura Zavala Allred founded "Captured" in 2004, a ministry for young women, by young women, and she recently launched the Back to Life Movement, a pro-life movement fashioned to amplify the young minority female voice. Laura and her husband Gabriel, who serves as the worship leader at Christ For The Nations Institute, live in Dallas, Texas.

Prayer Coordinators
Led by Rebekah Ayodele, Co-Pastor of Church of the Nations

Based in Houston, this prayer team of dedicated intercessors is mobilizing prayer networks nationally and internationally for The Response.

The Response national endorsers list:

THE RESPONSE: a call to prayer for a nation in crisis

Honorary Co-Chairs of The Response

Dr. James Dobson
Host of Family Talk Radio

Shirley Dobson
Chairman of the National Day of Prayer Task Force

Dr. Tony Evans
President of The Urban Alternative

Dr. Richard Land
Director of the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission

Penny Nance
CEO of Concerned Women for America

Tony Perkins
President of Family Research Council

Rev. Samuel Rodriguez
President National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference / Hispanic Evangelical Association

Endorsers of The Response

Alfonso Aguilar
Executive Director, Latino Partnership for Conservative Principles
Washington, DC

Ché Ahn
Senior Pastor, Harvest Rock Church
Pasadena, CA

Jacob Aranza
Senior Pastor, Our Savior's Church
Lafayette, LA

David Barton
President & Founder, WallBuilders
Aledo, TX

Dr. John Benefiel
Heartland Apostolic Prayer Network
Oklahoma City, OK

Rev. A.R. Bernard, Sr.
Senior Pastor, Christian Cultural Center
Brooklyn, NY

Pastors Fred & Wilma Berry
Azusa Street Mission
Los Angeles, CA

Mike Bickle
Director, International House of Prayer - Kansas City
Kansas City, MO

Pastor Stephen E. Broden
Senior Pastor, Fair Park Bible Fellowship, Chairman of the Board, Life Always, Founding Member, National Black Pro Life Coalition
Dallas, TX

Joe Champion
Founding Senior Pastor of Celebration Church
Austin, TX

Pastor Francisco Colop, Ph.D
Bible Society, AMEN (National Alliance of Evangelical Ministries) Austin Cathedral, Inc. (El Buen Pastor A/G)
Austin, TX

Dr. Terry Crist
Senior Pastor, City of Grace
Scottsdale / Mesa, AZ

Daniel Dávila
Chaplain; President of ALMA (Austin Latin Ministerial Alliance)

James O. Davis
Cofounder, Billion Soul Network
President, Cutting Edge International
Orlando, FL

Pastor Juan de la Garza
Iglesia del Pueblo
Palmview, TX

Dr. Joe Ellison, Jr.
Senior Pastor, Essex Village Ministries
Richmond, VA

Tony Evans
Senior Pastor, Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship, Founder & President, The Urban Alternative
Dallas, TX

Jim Garlow
Senior Pastor, Skyline Church
La Mesa, CA

Rev. Carolyn Stovall Gilbert
President and Founder, Missionaries With The Vision
San Antonio, TX

Pastor Lynn & Tana Godsey
Texas Director of Esperanza For America, President / Founder of A.H.E.M. - La Alianza Hispana, Evangelica del DFW Metroplex, President of the A.H.E.M.'s Women's Organization

Mark Gonzalas
Founder, United States Hispanic Prayer Network, United States Hispanic Action Network
Dallas, TX

Bishop Rene Henry Gracida
Bishop Emeritus of Corpus Christi

"Given the critical condition of our Nation and our society only an atheist could be opposed to Christians coming together to pray and fast asking God to help us out of our present crisis."
Pastor John Hagee
Cornerstone Church
San Antonio, TX

Rob Harrell
Senior Pastor, First Evangelical Free Church
Austin, TX

Dr. Jack W. Hayford
Founder and President, The King's University
Van Nuys, CA

Wallace Henley
Assistant Pastor, Second Baptist Church
Houston, TX

Pastor Jim Hennesy
Trinity Church
Cedar Hill, TX

Jose & Magda Hermida
Founders, Magda Hermida Ministries, Mujeres Con Poder
Houston, TX

Fr. Bob Hogan
Chairperson, National Service Committee for Catholic Charismatic Renewal
San Antonio, TX

Jane Hansen Hoyt
President and CEO, Aglow International

Dr. Khanh Huynh
Senior Pastor, Vietnamese Baptist Church
Houston, TX

Dr. Charles L. Jackson
Pastor, Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church
Houston, TX

Dr. Cindy Jacobs
Generals International
Red Oak, TX

Timothy Johnson, Ph.D
Founder and National Chairman, Fredrick Douglass Foundation
Durham, NC

Hal Jones
President and CEO, Global Hope Network International
Geneva, Switzerland

Joe and Becky Keenan
Senior Pastors, Gulf Meadows Church
Houston, TX

Bishop Roy Lee Kossie, Jr.
Latter Day Deliverance Revival Church, Presiding President / Founder, Interdenominational Full Gospel Fellowship of Concerned Pastors
Houston, TX

David Kubal
President/CEO, Intercessors for America
Purcellville, VA

Dr. Richard Land
President, Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission
Nashville, TN / Washington, DC

Tomas J. Lares
Hispanic Advisor, National Day of Prayer Task Force
Orlando, FL

Dr. & Mrs. Dennis and Ginger Lindsay
President/CEO & Chief Operating Officer, Christ For The Nations
Dallas, TX

Pastor Louis J. Locke
Pastor, Fountainhead Foursquare Church
Carson City, NV

Marc & Lisa Longoria
Sr. Pastors, My Father's House Church
San Antonio, TX

Max Lucado
Minister of Preaching, Oak Hills Church, San Antonio
San Antonio, TX

Dr. Richard A. Mansfield
Senior Pastor, New Beginnings Church
CFO, National Hispanic Council of the Church of God

Kyle Martin
Executive Director, Time to Revive
Dallas, TX

Pastor Gregg Matte
Houston's First Baptist Church
Houston, TX

Wm. Dwight McKissic, Sr.
Pastor, Cornerstone Baptist Church
Arlington, TX

Robert Morris
Senior Pastor of Gateway Church
Southlake, TX

Gary Nelson
President, Galcom International USA
Tampa Bay, FL

Rev. Clark Ortiz
President, iPoint Television, LLC

Ramiro Peña
Senior Pastor, Christ The King Baptist Church
Waco, TX

Dr. Gilbert D. Perez
Senior Pastor, Temple of Praise Church
San Antonio, TX

Mike Richards
Former Texas State Senator
Sugar Land, TX

Steve Riggle
Senior Pastor, Grace Community Church
President, Grace International
Houston, TX

John Robb
Chairman, International Prayer Council
International Facilitator, The World Prayer Assembly
Albuquerque, NM

JR Rodriguez
Lead Pastor of Upper Room Assembly
Superintendent of the Texas Louisiana Hispanic District of the Assemblies of God
Houston, TX

Ryan Rush
Senior Pastor, Bannockburn Baptist Church
Austin, TX

Rev. Rob Schenck
President, National Clergy Council; Chairman, Committee on Church and Society for the Evangelical Church Alliance
Washington, DC

Vic Schober
North Texas District, Assemblies of God
Austin, TX

Kelly Shackelford, Esq.
President and Chief Counsel, Liberty Institute
Plano, TX

Kerry Shook
Senior Pastor, Woodlands Church
The Woodlands, TX

Eddie & Alice Smith
Eddie and Alice Smith Ministries
Houston, TX

Doug Stringer
Founder and President, Turning Point Ministries International, Somebody Cares America/International
Houston, TX

Dr. James Swallow
Southern Cheyenne/Sioux Founder, Two Rivers Native American Training Center
Ambassador of the Cheyenne Tribe

Dr. Paul Tan
Senior Pastor, City Blessing Church
Claremont, CA

Eduardo Verastegui
Actor, Bella

Rabbi Marty Waldman
Baruch HaShem Messianic Synagogue
Dallas, TX

GF Watkins
Senior Pastor, Powerhouse Church
Houston, TX

Dave Welch
Executive Director, Texas Pastor Council
Houston, TX

Nathan & Cherilyn Williams
President and Co Founder, Jesus is Mine Ministry, Inc.
Houston, TX

Apostle Willie F. Wooten
Gideon Christian Fellowship International
New Orleans, LA

Bishop John W. Yanta

Dr. Ed Young
Senior Pastor, Second Baptist Church
Houston, TX

I also saved copies of all this, just in case it disappeared ;-)

by Chris Rodda on Sun Sep 18, 2011 at 12:21:40 PM EST
But I feel confident that every little speck of The Response was saved by diligent parties eager to preserve the record of this historic event.

by Bruce Wilson on Tue Sep 20, 2011 at 05:43:40 PM EST

Does anyone happen to have the actual URL of the website. If so, the site should be available on www.archive.org using their "Wayback Machine" (yes, Mr. Peabody's machine from "Rocky and Bullwinkle"...) which has most every website ever made archived - but you have to have the URL, or close to it. One wonders which name or names his campaign felt would be so damaging they went to the extreme step of trying to conceal the website. Anyone who knows much about the Internet knows this is simply impossible "in the cloud" - once you put it out there - it's out there. Now I would like to figure out this little mystery. The URL will make it a lot easier. Any help with this would be greatly appreciated.

by Oldscribe on Fri Sep 23, 2011 at 06:26:43 AM EST
Keep in mind, archive.org saves all the content but the glossy format won't look identical without a little work. Here's the archive.org URL from The Response website as it was on 20July2011. There are 4 more available instances of the page. This is the last one available - and should be the most complete since the page is only "re-crawled" if it changes. http://web.archive.org/web/20110720230840/http://theresponseusa.c om/

by Oldscribe on Fri Sep 23, 2011 at 06:37:16 AM EST
Unfortunately, the page with the falsified George Washington quote wasn't archived.

by Bruce Wilson on Fri Sep 23, 2011 at 04:40:46 PM EST
Hey Bruce - Yes, this was a disappointment, and likely one of the reasons for the attempted total wipe of the website. But too many eyes fell on those pages, and too many noted the remarks, to hide what was said. Thx!

by Oldscribe on Mon Oct 10, 2011 at 06:25:17 PM EST

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