The name and face may not be familiar to you, but David Lane is very influential amongst the Christian Right politicos. He's advised Michele Bachmann, Newt Gingrich and Rick Perry. Currently, he's helping Rand Paul lay the groundwork for his 2016 presidential run, complete with the mandatory
pandering trip to Israel.
David Lane is also flat out treasonous.
Because what David Lane wants even more than Rand Paul in the White House is for Christians to rise up against this country and 'return' it to the values he holds dear:
Lane called in his essay for Christians to "Wage war to restore a Christian America." The depth and ferocity of Lane's vision is so remarkable that it cannot be explained away by the pundits of pooh pooh. Perhaps that is why it has gone unmentioned in the mainstream press. But Lane's words taken together; in the context of the politics of the moment as he understands it; and in set in the series of epochal historical and biblical moments he invokes -- his meaning is unambiguous.
He opens by quoting Christian Reconstructionist author Peter J. Leithart:
"Throughout Scripture, the only power that can overcome the seemingly invincible omnipotence of a Babel or a Beast is the power of martyrdom, the power of the witness to King Jesus to the point of loss and death."
Lane goes on, still quoting Leithart, to denounce American Christianity for failing to produce martyrs and for substituting a "heretical Americanism for Christian orthodoxy." He insists that to put things right "Christians must risk martyrdom" to force people to either "acknowledge Jesus [as] an imperator and the church as God's imperium or to begin drinking holy blood."
Lane expresses frustration with what he regards as the superficial politics of press releases of "inside the Beltway" Christian Rightists. He calls for "champions of Christ to save the nation from the pagan onslaught imposing homosexual marriage, homosexual scouts, 60 million babies done to death by abortion and red ink as far as the eye can see." The champions for Christ of his vision will "wage war for the Soul of America and trust the living God to deliver the pagan gods into our hands and restore America to her Judeo-Christian heritage and re-establish a Christian culture."
"America's survival is at stake," he declares, "and this is not tall talk or exaggeration."
No, that is treason.
Perhaps it's a good idea to ask Rand Paul why he has an insurrectionist on staff.