Friday, June 13, 2008
Presidential Prayer Team was promoted by Bu$hco
Well I've always thought that Source Watch contained reliable information, but being a Wiki based format is controlled by the editors. The Presidential Prayer Team was obviously not an urban legend,as they claim, but formed by the Bu$h administration. They then claim the the Presidential Prayer Team is not sponsored by the Office of President of the United States or the federal government, but is a private foundation whose promotion is being handled by The Envoy Group, a self-described "new kind of Christian advertising agency". Well, the problem with this is that The Envoy Group is involved with Bu$co, and the Christian ad agency just a convenient sideline. I won't bother to attempt an expanation for all of this, because it is a typical Neocon operation. If you follow the links I believe that you will agree that there was way more Bu$hite going on immediately after the WTC disaster than we'll ever know...G:
Presidential Prayer Team
The Presidential Prayer Team (PPT) describes itself as an "independent, nonprofit organization" with the "singular purpose ... to encourage Americans to pray daily for the President." Membership in the PPT is fee- and obligation-free.
In response to the Urban Legend that President George W. Bush was behind the formation of the Presidential Prayer Team , snopes.com responded: "After the events of September 11, 2001 President Bush declared Friday, September 14, a National Day of Prayer and Remembrance, and he has been open in asking White House guests to join him in prayer. He has not, however,
called for the creation of a 'Presidential Prayer Team', but an organization with that title operates a web site which many of our readers were misled into believing had government endorsement and approval for a variety of reasons:
* "A title and logo designed to imitate the name and official seal of a government agency.
* "Messages inviting prospective members to join sent from 'The Office of the Presidential Prayer Team' with a subject line of 'The President of the United States needs you!'
* "The lack of any information on the site informing visitors that the organization is not sponsored or funded by the President or any agency of the federal government.
* "The Presidential Prayer Team is not sponsored by the Office of President of the United States or the federal government; it is a private foundation whose promotion is being handled by The Envoy Group, a self-described 'new kind of Christian advertising agency.'"
As of October 14, 2001, "the Presidential Prayer Team placed a disclaimer on its site stating that it 'is an independent, nonprofit, non-partisan effort designed to encourage a national outpouring of daily prayer for the President' and that it 'was not formed by an agency of the government, nor does it receive funding from the government."
David Bolthouse & the Presidential Prayer Team
David Bolthouse of The Envoy Group, who responded to the query about the Presidential Prayer Team, is President and Partner with Karl Schaller, Senior Vice President/Partner. Other Principals of the Envoy Group are Randy Cantrell, Vice President, Corporate Sponsorships & Capital Campaigns; Lisa Chastain, Vice President, Promotions and Publicity; Jeff Lane, Art Director; Meagan Gillan, Copy Editor and Manager; Deborah Coult,
"....David served as the Development Director of a major nonprofit Christian radio network and later took a position with a leading Christian agency in Seattle, where he managed fundraising and marketing for such national accounts as Focus on the Family, Tyndale House Publishing, World Concern, and David C. Cook Publishing. In 1993, he founded The Envoy Group, Inc. (previously named DirectMedia Communications)....
20 Years Serving Ministries and Publishers
The Envoy Group closed its doors to consulting and agency work in 2005, choosing instead to put our knowledge to work marketing our own projects to the Christian community under the banners of SurfVantage, EnvoyInteractive andPraise Store.
We consider it an honor and privilege to have served so many quality organizations and businesses throughout theyears.
Founder and CEO
I've gotta ask...does this look like a "new kind of Christian advertising agency"?