The group, founded in 1981 by a group including the late conservative icon Paul Weyrich, doesn’t publish its membership or activities.
But according to various researchers, it has included the nation’s top religious right leaders over the years, from Pat Robertson to James Dobson and Jerry Falwell, as well as businessmen including the Coors brothers and Amway founder Rich DeVos, and political figures from former Attorney General John Ashcroft to Oliver North and Sarah Palin.
But it also reportedly has included more controversial figures including the Rev. Sun Myung Moon of the Unification Church and the late R.J. Rushdoony, a controversial figure who advocated dominion theology and a society run under Biblical law.
The organization has met prior to past presidential campaigns to discuss which presidential candidate the religious right should back and seek to influence religious right groups to fall in line behind that candidate. According to one attendee, however, that wasn’t the purpose of the Friday gathering.
Scott was one of a number of speakers, said that attendee, who didn’t want to be named or to describe in detail the content of the speech because of the organization’s rules on confidentiality of its proceedings… SOURCE