Michele Bachmann to headline at ‘prayer and patriotism’ Awakening 2013

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U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn.

U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, the ultra-conservative from Minnesota who unsuccessfully campaigned for the Republican presidential nomination last year, is set to headline at The Awakening 2013 prayer and patriotism meet.

The event is set for April 19-20 in Oviedo, Fla., and is described as a “unique and inspirational God and Country event bringing people together around our shared values. The theme this year is ‘Fighting for the Soul of America.’ You can choose breakout sessions with topics from Israel to immigration, from our families to our nation’s future.”

Bachmann will be joining others on the far-right for the event at the First Baptist Church Oviedo, including retired Lt. Gen. William G. “Jerry” Boykin and Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar.

The event is put on by the Liberty Counsel, the anti-gay organization implicated in the kidnapping of a lesbian mom’s daughter in an ongoing custody fight and associated with Liberty University, which was founded by the late Jerry Falwell.

An announcement for The Awakening said “food trucks will be on site for lunch.”

Before The Awakening, Bachmann is part of the congressional delegation sent to London to attend the funeral of Margaret Thatcher. Bachmann is one of three House members in the official delegation, along with Republican Reps. Marsha Blackburn and George Holding of North Carolina.

“She was a life-long champion of free markets, freedom and individual liberty and had the courage to fight for her convictions even in the face of undeserved ridicule,” Bachmann said of Thatcher in a written statement.

During her failed presidential run, Bachmann said she molded herself as “America's Iron Lady” in the vein of Thatcher.

The funeral for Thatcher, who died last week, was to take place April 17 at St. Paul's Cathedral.