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Wed., Oct. 30, 2013, 1:18 p.m.

RRepub Leader Backs TNI FB Post

Above is a copy of flyers placed by Truth North Idaho on cars parked at Coeur d'Alene Assembly of God and St. Thomas Catholic Church last Sunday.

On Truth North Idaho Web page Sunday, Reagan Republican president Jeff Tyler applauded TNI's efforts (Facebook page link here):

"Praise God! This is fantastic! It is time to put on the "Armor of God" and start a movement to restore the traditional family values that made this country great thanks to our Godly Founding Fathers. Truth is light and light pierces darkness!"

To which the anonymous Truth North Idaho poster responds:

"Thanks Jeff. TNI's representatives talked with a pastor in CDA today. As you said, "put on the armor of God." The message from TNI is clear: If you attempt to deceive the voters in North Idaho about where you really stand on the issues---your statements just might be made public. And believe me, we have more."

This exchange remains on the page despite this report by Jeff Selle in the Coeur d'Alene Press: 'Truth' PAC admits it lied: Group used fictitious emails to deceptively elicit responses. The "armor of God" phrase discussed by Tyler and Truth North Idaho comes from Eph. 6:10-18, where believers are told to put on the various pieces of armor to fight the schemes of the devil. I suspect being truthful & not lying for political purposes (by Truth North Idaho) are covered by the "belt of truth" and "breast plate of righteousness."


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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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