Todd Beamer and his wife attended Wheaton College, Wheaton is a Private Evangelical Protestant college. Beamer was known to be a ‘devout’ Christian. “On board Beamer called a GTE Airfone operator about the hijacking, recited the Lord’s Prayer, and said, “Let’s roll.’ source
In the same article it explains that “Jefferson could hear shouts and commotion and then Beamer asked her to pray with him. They recited the 23rd Psalm.” Todd Beamer taught a high school Sunday school class, and Lisa Beamer was on the church’s governing board.
Todd & Lisa Beamer spent their last days together in Rome.
The Lisa Beamer story made 9/11 seem very ‘real’ and ‘brought the terror’ to home so to speak. Lisa, five months pregnant, into the national spotlight with interviews on Larry King Live, PrimeTime Live, and Good Morning America, among others. Her photo appeared in magazines ranging from People to the National Enquirer. And President George W. Bush even introduced Lisa to a devastated nation during his address before Congress on September 20. Lisa now speaks regularly at Women of Faith conferences. Lisa said in an interview after 9/11 that ‘Todd and I knew it was important to try to live life faithfully for Christ each day. Now I have a greater awareness of how important it is to have that minute-by-minute trust in God.’ Lisa and Todd Beamer were both devout Christians.
David Beamer, Todd’s father is a supporter of the war on terror and the face on Progress for America (PFA) television commercials. Progress for America is a major political fund-raising and marketing group that supports conservative issues and candidates. Republican political consulting firm DCI Group, which also helped run the anti-Kerry campaign of Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, is also closely involved with Progress for America. Progress For America lobby’s for clients such as AT&T,Coca-Cola,Exxon Mobil, General Motors Corporation,Google,Intel,McDonalds and Microsoft. DCI’s Chairman Tom Synhorst worked on George Walker Bush’s Texas gubernatorial campaign, as well as campaigns for Governor Mike Huckabee. Synhorst has often been link to Ralph Reed, Reed is a conservative American political activist, best known as the first executive director of the Christian Coalition during the early 1990s. Reed attended Emory University – a private United Methodist school.
Tony Feather co-founder of DCI and Progress For America, served as political director for Bush/Cheney in 2000. You see the pieces starting to take shape here ? According to SourceWatch, “the PFA was, from the beginning, ‘closely associated’ with the Bush administration, the Republican National Committee and ‘their consultants.’ PFA was established in 2001 to support George W. Bush’s ‘agenda for America.’ The PFA Voter Fund, which was set up in 2004, raised $38 million in support of Bush’s 2004 election bid.” One of the most prominent names affiliated with PFA is C. Boyden Gray, a major Republican power broker.
One of David Beamer’s stated objectives was to “share and discuss a most important issue of our time, World War III, which is underway.” source Todd’s father, in cooperation with Emmanuel School of Religion in Johnson City created the Todd Beamer Fund. Emmanuel School of Religion was founded in 1965 in conjunction with Milligan College, to which it maintains a close relationship. Milligan College is affiliated with the Christian Churches/Churches of Christ, the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), and the Churches of Christ. The student body is roughly 120 students, mostly pursuing masters degrees, and mostly coming from the Christian Churches and Churches of Christ, though an increasing number of Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Baptist, and United Methodist students have studied there in recent years. source
Lisa Jefferson, the Verizon phone operator who ‘listened as the tragedy in the air unfolded.’ and heard ‘men crying and screaming, ‘Oh, my God. Jesus help us. has a story that lives on to this day, people don’t seem to care that it has been proven that these phone calls could not have taken place, but that’s a whole other story.
Speak of stories, Jefferson details that phone call, and how ‘God has allowed her to use her recollections of the events of that day as a witnessing tool in a book titled Called (Northfield Publishers, 2006). One of the messages of the book, she explains, is that believers must be available and prepared for the time when they may be called upon to live out their faith in some unexpected way.
“God has an assignment for you that only you can fulfill,” the author asserts. “God put me in the role of being an ‘ear witness’ to the bravery of the men and women on Flight 93,” she says, “and the reason I wrote Called is because I believe any one of us can find ourselves in a similar situation, where we may be called upon to do something extraordinary when we least expect it.” source
Tom Burnett died at age 38 in the September 11, 2001 attacks on board United Airlines Flight 93 and was apart of the ‘heroic’ ‘lets roll’ struggle. Burnett attended Saint John’s University, a private Roman Catholic school. Burnett also got his MBA at Pepperdine University, Pepperdrine is a private University of higher learning affiliated with the Churches of Christ. Deena Burnett, Tom’s widow claims she had four cell-phone conversations with Tom during the hijacked flight. Burnett was senior vice president at Thoratec Corporation a company best known for their work in the ‘organ business’
more to come…