RICK PERRY’S ARMY OF GOD: A CONVERSATION WITH THE TEXAS OBSERVER’S FORREST WILDER Monday, August 29, 7pm MonkeyWrench
A little-known movement of radical Christians and self-proclaimed prophets wants to infiltrate government, and Rick Perry might be their man. Join Texas Observer staff writer Forrest Wilder for a discussion of his latest cover story Rick Perry’s Army of God – https://www.texasobserver.org/cover-story/rick-perrys-army-of-god. The New Apostolic Reformation movement, as they’re often called, are principal figures behind The Response, the prayer and fasting event “initiated” by Rick Perry as a precursor to his announcement that he will run for president.
Forrest Wilder, a native of Wimberley, Texas, joined the Observer as a staff writer in April 2005. Forrest specializes in environmental reporting and runs the “Forrest for the Trees” blog. Forrest graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in December 2003 with a degree in Anthropology.