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John Benefiel

New Apostolic Reformation…and false idols?

In a recent Fresh Air episode, Terry Gross interviewed Rachel Tabanchnick, a journalist who has done some diligent research on the New Apostolic Reformation–the group who sponsored Rick Perry’s recent prayer day and a movement that Sarah Palin has apparently been part of. Listen to the episode here. Among the leaders of NAR is John Benefiel, who has stirred up some dust by declaring that the Statue of Liberty is a demonic idol. The clip above replays that particular statement. As is clear from other posts I have written here, I have an interest in civil religion and the construction Read more