In the long answer to Sepoy√≠s question of what the fuck is up with religion in America, I mentioned evangelist Rod Parsley as unknown, but should-be-known by people who care about such things as democracy, freedom, religious plurality and the rise of the Christian Right.
While we still sleep here in North America to the designs of the folks working among us, I thank the Beeb World Service Newshour for pointing out Parsley and his agenda to listeners of NPR, PRI and the BBC. Parsley is on an √¨American Tour√Æ encouraging the founding of a new political party based on pseudo-Christian tel-evangelical quasi-charismatic principles√≥the Christocrats. Before you laugh, consider that World Harvest Church, Parsley√≠s Vaticanette, registered 100,000 voters before the election, and hosted polls in their lobby. Many evangelicals in the state thank him, and Blackwell, for swinging the election to Bush.
Readers of CM, I shit thee not. Listen: