IFAS | Freedom Writer | December 1994 | conspiracy.html

Christian Coalition
warns of conspiracy

An editorial in The Capital Christian News, published by the Christian Coalition of Rensselaer County, New York, warns Christians of a coming United Nations takeover of the United States, with enforcement by foreign troops, including Russians. According to editorial writer Dave Middleton, a U.N. directive partitions the globe into "ten Federal regions." "Under such regions," he wrote, "New York State and other sovereign jurisdictions will be powerless."

According to Middleton, most people don't know "that your home can be entered now without a search warrant and that property and assets can be seized." In fact, he adds, "the 10th Mountain Division out of Fort Drum in New York is specializing in house-to-house searches." The training involves "a third-world mock-up, but really can be Anytown, U.S.A."

The editorial, titled, "The Death of a Nation," makes numerous extreme claims. For instance: "Marines at 29 Palms Base (it has been verified) were given a survey to fill out which included the question, 'If American Citizens refused or resisted confiscation of firearms banned by the U.S. Government, would you fire upon them?'"

Middleton claims that as many as 130 former military bases have been converted into detention centers or work camps, supposedly for dissident Americans. And the mechanism for mandatory registration of all people in the U.S. is now in place. "Forms are already at the post office in boxes marked 'For Emergency Use Only,'" Middleton writes.

"Subscribers to Spotlight (a weekly newspaper in Washington, DC) from around the country are sending in photographs of Russian military equipment, including tanks and surface to air missiles, on our soil."

"There are now three satellites," Middleton continues, "that can project 3-D holographic images on earth. Many will be fooled by the false signs and wonders."

Middleton concludes his horrific scenario with a call for Christians to pray for guidance "as to whether we should stay or get our passports in order." "Many fled Germany with the same feeling and a lot left Sodom...let's pray. God is in control."

While some might simply dismiss Middleton as a lone fanatic, there are a couple of things to be taken into consideration. First, The Capital Christian News, "serving the Christian community in the greater Capital District of New York," is the official voice of the Christian Coalition in New York's capital.

Secondly, it is our understanding that all articles appearing in state and local Christian Coalition publications must be approved by a Christian Coalition field coordinator or regional director, who, in turn, reports to Christian Coalition headquarters in Chesapeake, Virginia. This is the official policy followed across the country.

Middleton's reference to The Spotlight is telling, as it confirmed suspicions that a number of Christian Coalition members adhere to the opinions espoused in The Spotlight. In fact, most of the ideas in Middleton's article are apparently from The Spotlight, which is monitored by the Institute for First Amendment Studies. The Spotlight is the weekly tabloid of Liberty Lobby, which, according to the Anti-Defamation League, are "the nation's leading anti-Semitic propagandists."

Moreover, The Freedom Writer found Liberty Lobby propaganda at the Christian Coalition's recent Road to Victory conference in Washington.

Whether speaking at the National Press Club or appearing on C-Span, Christian Coalition executive director Ralph Reed makes his organization appear the epitome of moderation. However, as we have seen, a closer look at the group's rank and file presents an altogether different picture.

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