Nelson Bunker Hunt - Politics

Politics

He has been extremely active in conservative political causes and as of 2008 is a member of the Council of the John Birch Society.

He was one of the main sponsors of the conservative organization Western Goals Foundation founded in 1979 by General John K. Singlaub, journalist John Rees, and Democratic Congressman from Georgia Larry McDonald. During the mid-1980s, Bunker Hunt contributed almost half a million U.S. dollars to "The National Endowment for the Preservation of Liberty" (NEPL), a conservative fundraising organization later heavily implicated in the Iran-Contra affair. Hunt is past Chairman of the Board of the Bible Society of Texas and the past Chairman of, and significant contributor to Campus Crusade for Christ International's "Here's Life" Campaign (1976–80), as well as providing a $3.5 million loan guarantee for the 1979 Campus Crusade film Jesus.

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