Most of you have heard of the Koch Brothers, but chances are in the period leading up to the next US presidential election you’ll be hearing a lot more about the Wilks brothers, newly unveiled by Reuters as the biggest Republican donors so far, and (this is the scary part) they make the Kochs look kind of moderate:
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One Saturday morning in August, Pastor Farris Wilks, a brawny man with a close-cut beard, walked up to the altar of the church he leads, the Assembly of Yahweh, 7th Day.
The church, which sits off a two-lane, 75-mph highway, draws most of its members from nearby Cisco, Texas, a town of 3,800 filled with empty storefronts, idled derricks and beat-up houses. Church doctrine considers being gay a serious crime, the Bible to be historically and scientifically accurate in every detail and abortion to be murder, including in cases of rape or incest.