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   One of the most prominent of the Identity preachers is Pete Peters of
   LaPorte, Colorado. Peters' weekly syndicated radio program
   "Scriptures for America" is obscenely anti-Semitic and racist, yet
   the program has been carried on Christian radio stations that are
   otherwise not overtly racist. Every summer, Peters hosts a family
   Bible retreat and, in 1987 and 1988, the camp featured entertainment
   by a popular Christian folk music group called "Legacy." The band
   appears frequently on the main Christian television networks and also
   at meetings of far-right tax protest groups.<72> At Pete Peters' 1988
   Rocky Mountain Family Bible Camp, Legacy musicians Brad Bulla and
   Barry Boyd joined twelve other Identity movement leaders and signed a
   covenant statement condemning, among other things, inter-racial
   marriage.<73>

   When not helping organize the Identity movement, Legacy entertains
   groups such as Jay Grimstead's Coalition on Revival. Legacy band
   member Brad Bulla explains, "We see our ministry as a bridge building
   ministry. We see that there are a lot of good, sincere, honest people
   in the Identity movement." Bulla claims he has no problem preaching
   both to Identity Christians and to Jay Grimstead's group. "We see our
   ministry as being able to go in and unify the Body of Christ."<74>

<72> For example, Legacy played at the "Champions of Freedom Rally,"
     Sacramento, CA, April 5, 1986, sponsored by the far-right
     Constitutional Patriots Association.
<73> Their signatures and photos appeared in a booklet titled "Remnant
     Resolves," distributed in October 1988 by Scriptures for America,
     P.O. Box 766, LaPorte, CO 80535.
<74> Author's interview with Brad Bulla, May 6, 1988

Work Cited:

Diamond, Sara. Spiritual Warfare: The Politics of the Christian Right.
Montreal, PQ and New York: Black Rose Books, 1990

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