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May 20th, 2009

Bachmann On End-Times Radio

Michele Bachmann

By Andy Birkey

May 18, 2009

Rep. Michele Bachmann returned to “Understanding the Times” with end-times pastor Jan Markell to talk about the “Criminalization of Christianity” last week. Bachmann has been a regular guest of Markell’s in the past, discussing a range of topics from homosexuality to Jesus’ return. This time, the topic was the labeling of Christians as terrorists.

“It isn’t that they don’t want to use the word ‘terrorism,’ its who they’re using this word against,” Bachmann told Markell last Tuesday, in reference to a Homeland Security report on rightwing extremism. “And as you had stated correctly, in this report — which I have read, its about a nine-page report I believe, if I recall correctly — the right-wing extremists report, they include people who believe in end-time prophecies, pro-life. It is appalling the people that they named.”

[Apr. 16, 2009 report on this site, of the Homeland Security intelligence assessment referred to by Bachmann: Officials warn fringe right-wing groups may try to recruit GIs coming home]

She continued, “People who don’t want government to be so large, they are on the list of potential terrorists” People need to realize that, truly, our freedoms are more at risk than they have been at any other time in recent history.

The show description sarcastically refers to Christians as “the new Taliban”:

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) and others, weigh in about the efforts to marginalize, silence and even persecute Christians by the new administration. Christians are clearly the new Taliban. What can we do to fight back? We are deemed “right-wing extremists” while “left-wing extremists” [are] glorified.

Who is Jan Markell?

According to her website, “Jan Markell founded Olive Tree Ministries in 1982. She has written 8 books and produced a dozen DVDs. She also writes for many periodicals and Web sites. She has had her own radio program for nine years. It is now heard around the world.”

Dump Bachmann reports that Olive Tree Ministries is “a Maple Grove-based outfit that believes we are living in end times” and that Markell characterizes it as a “Messianic” and “Jew for Jesus” ministry.

The Olive Tree website reportedly has a testimonial from Bachmann, but if it does, it’s not in a prominent or easy-to-find location.

Here’s a description, from the Olive Tree website, of Markell’s May 16, 2009 broadcast:

John McTernan joins Jan to discuss judgment on America. That is a sad reality. How did it happen? What forms is it taking? A clue is the worst of the financial meltdown all happened on days correlated to U.S. activity in Israel. Also the gay agenda and abortion anger God and McTernan and Jan explain why. Is there any hope, what can you do, and how should we pray? Also commentary on overall America-Israel relations and the pressure on Israel that will be unrelenting and unprecedented.


Sideshow: Bachmann Fan “EndTime Watchman”

“Armed and Dangerous”?

“I want people in Minnesota armed and dangerous on this issue of the energy tax because we need to fight back. Thomas Jefferson told us ‘having a revolution every now and then is a good thing,’ and the people — we the people — are going to have to fight back hard if were not going to lose our country. And I think this has the potential of changing the dynamic of freedom forever in the United States.”

— Rep. Michele Bachmann, March 21, 2009

More videos at Bachmann Fellow Traveler: EndTime Watchman


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