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Wed Sep 7, 2016, 02:59 AM

Revealed: Conway, Bannon Members of Secretive Group, Council for National Policy

https://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2016/08/31/revealed-conway-bannon-members-secretive-group

Revealed: Conway, Bannon Members of Secretive Group

Mark Potok
Senior Fellow
August 31, 2016

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The CNP is an intensely secretive and shadowy group of what The New York Times once described as “the most powerful conservatives in the country.” It is so tight-lipped that it tells people not to admit their membership or even name the group. Revealing when or where the group meets, or what it discusses, is also forbidden. The organization, which can only be joined by invitation and at a cost of thousands of dollars, strives mightily to keep its membership rolls secret.

The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), which publishes Hatewatch, obtained a copy this spring of the CNP’s 2014 membership directory, a closely held document. It shows that Conway was a member of the CNP’s executive committee that year, and that Bannon was a regular member. It is not known if they remain.

The CNP is not controversial so much for the conservatives who dominate it — activists of the religious right and the so-called “culture wars,” along with a smattering of wealthy financiers, Congressional operatives, right-wing consultants and Tea Party operatives — as for the many real extremists who are included.

They include people like Michael Peroutka, a neo-Confederate who for years was on the board of the white supremacist League of the South; Jerome Corsi, a strident Obama “birther” and the propagandist hit man responsible for the “Swift boating” of John Kerry; Joseph Farah, who runs the wildly conspiracist “news” operation known as WorldNetDaily; Mat Staver, the Liberty Counsel leader who has worked to re-criminalize gay sex; Philip Zodhaites, another anti-gay activist who is charged with helping a self-described former lesbian who kidnapped her daughter from her former partner and fled the country; and a large number of other similar characters.

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Reply Revealed: Conway, Bannon Members of Secretive Group, Council for National Policy (Original post)
StrictlyRockers Sep 2016 OP
StrictlyRockers Sep 2016 #1
AllyCat Sep 2016 #3
StrictlyRockers Sep 2016 #6
ck4829 Sep 2016 #2
annabanana Sep 2016 #4
yellowcanine Sep 2016 #5
superpatriotman Sep 2016 #7
StrictlyRockers Sep 2016 #8

Response to StrictlyRockers (Original post)

Wed Sep 7, 2016, 03:09 AM

1. WorldNetDaily fercrisake??

Have you ever been to that site? I refuse to link to it. It makes Breitbart look like journalism. It's gross.

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Response to StrictlyRockers (Reply #1)

Wed Sep 7, 2016, 05:57 AM

3. World Nut Daily.

Jeez, I always thought they were like the National Enquirer

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Response to AllyCat (Reply #3)

Wed Sep 7, 2016, 02:11 PM

6. World Nut Daily sounds about right

The National Inquirer has more integrity.

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Response to StrictlyRockers (Original post)

Wed Sep 7, 2016, 04:48 AM

2. Very good to know. K&R.

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Response to StrictlyRockers (Original post)

Wed Sep 7, 2016, 06:14 AM

4. Southern Poverty Law Center is an excellent source.

I am appalled, but not amazed by this revelation.

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Response to StrictlyRockers (Original post)

Wed Sep 7, 2016, 08:17 AM

5. This certainly takes some of the shine off of Ms. Conway.

And she is supposed to be the reasonable one of the bunch.

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Response to StrictlyRockers (Original post)

Wed Sep 7, 2016, 02:29 PM

7. K&R

I strongly dislike secret groups. I especially strongly dislike the agendas of the CNP.

Looking through the PDF membership book - first President, Tim LaHaye.

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Response to superpatriotman (Reply #7)

Wed Sep 7, 2016, 03:28 PM

8. Tim LaHaye?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim_LaHaye

Timothy Francis "Tim" LaHaye (April 27, 1926 – July 25, 2016) was an American evangelical Christian minister, speaker, and author. He wrote more than 85 books, both fiction and non-fiction, and is best known for the Left Behind series of apocalyptic fiction, which he co-authored with Jerry B. Jenkins.[1]

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