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This week, another video of state Sen. Jason Rapert of Bigelow/Conway went viral, this one featuring selections from his speech to an evangelical Christian rally in Ohio, with Rapert telling the assembled faithful that, among other things, those who supported Texas Sen. Wendy Davis in her pro-choice filibuster were akin to demons from hell, that Christians are engaged in "spiritual warfare," and that the opinions of the people in his district aren't anywhere near as important to him as the opinion of his Bro Upstairs. "There's only one vote that matters in my life," Rapert said. "Unfortunately, it's not the 83 — 85,000 people in my district. There's only one vote that matters. That's when I stand before the Lord at that judgment seat."

Below are a series of quotes. See if you can tell which ones came from Rapert, and which were said by another historical figure.

1. "I have the same vision, I think, that the Founding Fathers of this country had."

A. Sen. Jason Rapert

B. Former KKK grand wizard David Duke

2. Responding to a critic: "If you're a Christian, and you believe God's Word, then our beliefs would be the same."

A. Sen. Jason Rapert

B. Westboro Baptist Church founder Fred Phelps.

3. "We have no option. We can't say 'maybe' 'it's possible,' 'it looks very probable.' No way! We have to say this is what the Bible teaches! This is fact!"

A. Sen. Jason Rapert

B. Failed 2011 doomsday prophet Harold Camping

4. "If there's ever more of an evil organization, it's one that makes hundreds of millions of dollars killing innocent children in our nation."

A. Sen. Jason Rapert

B. Abortion clinic bomber Eric Rudolph

5. "[The Holy book contains] a complete methodology for the lives of all people, and our holding firm to this magnificent book is the secret of our strength."

A. Sen. Jason Rapert

B. Osama Bin Laden

6. "We're not going to allow minorities to run roughshod over what you people believe in."

A) Sen. Jason Rapert

B) Alabama Gov. George Wallace

7. Speaking about the president of the United States: "You don't represent the country I grew up with, and your values is not going to save us. We're going to take this country back for the Lord!"

A) Sen. Jason Rapert

B) Cult leader Tony Alamo

Answers: B, A, B, A, B, A, A

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