Why Ralph Reed is taken seriously by anyone, I do not know. There was never a bigger con artist than Reed. Even Abramoff wasn't as cynical as Ralph Reed is. But there he is, treated like some kind of "expert" on Glenn Beck's show.
After talking about the persecution of Christians in the Middle East, Beck told Reed, “We have a problem with hostility to religion here in America too.”
When Beck asked Reed why American pastors aren’t speaking out enough about the persecution of Christians throughout the world, Reed said that one reason “is because we’ve had our own war on faith being waged here in America, not obviously with bombs and bullets and tear gas, but rather with court rulings and executive orders and laws that seek to marginalize the role of faith in our own society.”
“So if people are sitting around wondering, why aren’t we doing more, it’s because we’ve been callous about it in our own midst.”
Yes, it's so terrible to marginalize faith by providing health care to everyone, isn't it? And even worse, to do something by executive order about kids brought here by their parents who were raised in our schools and communities who now just want a way to actually become citizens. That's just awful persecution.
Grifters, one and all.