It was only a matter of time before Jim Tonkowich arrived in the winner’s circle as Our Theocrat of the Week. As the president of the cleverly named Institute on Religion and Democracy, he has waged theocratic initiatives under cover of “democracy” since becoming IRD president in 2006. Tonkowich’s squad of PR and political operatives seek to assist disgruntled factions in the mainline Protestant churches to be more effective in waging overt and covert theocratic warfare. All this and more might merit recognition — but that is not why Our Distinguished Panel of Judges selected Tonkowich.
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