About four years ago most people counted Reed out when it was revealed that this Christian leader, along with the Christian organizations the Christian Coalition, U.S. Family Network and Focus on the Family, was involved in cheating Indian tribes out of millions of dollars. Reed worked the scam with convicted felon Jack Abramoff.
However, all that changed when God spoke to Reed via Sean Hannity of FOX. Reed described the divine instruction to get back into politics:
They know that change comes about from the concerted energy and efforts of devoted workers coupled with generous donations from wealthy Christian and neoconservative donors.
One of the key components of the religious right's appeal to millions of Americans is the false belief that America's founders were fundamentalist Christians who intended the United States to be a Christian nation. This is a false claim. However, the millions of sincere but misinformed people who believe it think they are continuing and furthering the goals of the American Revolution by working and fighting to make America a Christian nation. And it is very obvious the religious right is making huge gains. One example is the election of Virginia Governor Bob McDonald. McDonald is a graduate of Pat Robertson's Regent University which proudly displays its goal in its logo which is, "Christian Leadership to Change the World." ...
Ralph Reed’s Faith and Freedom coalition is dipping for the first time into Georgia politics. Reed’s comeback organization has launched a $500,000 radio ad campaign targeting 18 House and Senate races.
In Georgia, the Faith and Freedom Coalition will join Republicans in the effort to unseat U.S. Reps. Jim Marshall, D-Macon, and Sanford Bishop, D-Albany. Listen to the anti-Marshall ad here – “It’s us versus them.” And the anti-Bishop ad here: “Bishop doesn’t get it.”