Tony Perkins, head of the Christian-based Family Research Council, warned his followers on June 15 that former President Obama is "still a serious threat" to their "religious freedom."
Perkins sent a fundraising email accusing Obama of operating a sinister "shadow government" from inside his "mansion command center, according to Right Wing Watch:
Ex-President Obama is out of office. But after six months, he’s still a serious threat to your religious freedom.
He even purchased a mansion command center within walking distance of the White House. His political right arm, Valerie Jarrett, moved in with the family to continue the Obama post-presidency influence. From that location, he can work to undermine President [Donald] Trump. And according to former Attorney General Eric Holder, "He’s ready to roll."
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In what Washington analysts describe as a "soft coup," Barack Obama and his operatives both outside and inside the government are participating in activities to derail conservative policies, including recent gains made on behalf of faith, family, and freedom.
And their war chest is bulging with millions of dollars from the likes of George Soros, Hollywood moguls, and liberal dot.com CEOs.
Nothing like this has been seen in American history-and it must be opposed, or it will succeed.
During Obama’s eight years in office, same-sex marriage became the law of the land…schools were forced to open their restrooms to members of the opposite sex…nuns were ordered to fund drugs that can destroy human embryos in their health insurance plans…military chaplains were punished for teaching biblical values…and Christian business owners were given the choice to leave their Christian beliefs at the door or face crippling fines.
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On the other hand, President Trump is remaining true to his promise to protect our First Amendment rights. On the National Day of Prayer, he issued an executive order to safeguard many religious freedoms. But the battle for religious freedom in America is far from won.
Former President Obama’s Organizing for Action money machine has raised millions of dollars in order to unleash a storm of agitation against President Trump’s pro-life and religious freedom action items. And Organizing for Action is trying to influence Congress against faith, family, and freedom.
Perkins provided no evidence for his "shadow government" conspiracy assertions about Obama, who has legally purchased a home in Washington D.C., the same city where the FRC is stationed.
Perkins also tried to raise money by attacking Obama, who is a private citizen, with a fundraising email in May, reported Right Wing Watch:
It’s now evident that Barack Obama is behind the mobilization of tens of thousands of paid radical agitators to shout down conservative members of Congress when they hold town meetings back in their districts and states. … A torrent of suspicious leaks, some of them endangering our national security, as well as several other outrages, have made it painfully clear that enemies of America are at work inside the federal bureaucracy.
Perkins also said in the donation appeal that America can be reshaped in God's image under President Donald Trump: "We now live in a nation where prayer is the first order of business for the federal government. We have hope. Let’s not miss this God-given opportunity to reshape America in His image.”