...would the net impact on society be negative or positive? I say it would be positive, and here's why:
--It is a collection of people who believe we should live in a Christian theocracy
--They are absolutely obsessed with gay people. Every speaker rants on and on about the so-called "gay agenda" and how it's going to ruin our society, how we need to ban homosexuality from the military and some go so far as to say we need to criminalize gay sex. Anyone this obsessed with gay people is probably in the closet. Btw, last I checked, the highest divorce and teen pregnancy rates were in the bible belt and the lowest rates were in liberal secular elitist states like Massachusetts.
--They constantly distort the founding fathers as being some Christian fundamentalists. This couldn't be further from the truth. For instance, Thomas Jefferson, who wrote the Declaration of Independence, kept a personal copy in which he removed every single supernatural thing. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jefferson_Bible. Further, many of the founders were deists. Belief in a creator does not equate to belief in a personal God who is obsessed with where we stick our dicks.
--They believe in religious tests for public figures and that all leaders in government must be devout Christians
--Some speakers, including the head of the American Family Association and "reverend" Robert Jeffress (two pals of Rick Perry), call Mormonism a cult. Jeffress has called Catholicism a cult.
--Further, many of the speakers don't speak just of radical Islam as a threat, but rather Islam in general as a threat.
--Many of these fools want to not only ban abortion at any stage (and for any reason), but also want restrictions on contraception. Is there anything dumber than that?
--The head of the American Family Association, Bryan Fischer, said in his speech that we must elect a President who doesn't believe in Evolution because it goes against the bible. So, basically, ignore science and anything that contradicts a man-made book of questionable historical accuracy
--These clowns want national days of prayer (Christian prayer, mind you), religious litmus tests, are obsessed with homosexuals, think that gay marriage is the downfall of society (which doesn't even make sense on any logical, practical, or reasonable level), and want to legislate morality
Let's be real for a second. These people want all of this shit based upon a book, the Bible, that was written by man and is loaded with contradictions and outright falsehoods. It's perfectly fine if you want to believe every word in it, I don't give a shit what you do on your time. But these people have influence, and they want to load government with people who will push these views on the rest of us. We're talking about a bunch of incurious buffoons who have no interest in learning about anything in the world and seek to censor anything that goes against the Bible.
The best part about all of this is there is ZERO actual proof that a personal God exists. Literally zero objective evidence for it. You can make extremely strong arguments for deism, in fact I am sort of a deist myself, but there are NO arguments for a personal God. It has to be taken entirely on faith, and anything taken entirely on faith has no role in pushing morality into law.
A side note...how funny is it that clowns like this (Rick Perry included) will throw evolution out the window because it supposedly "has some holes in it" and will outright dismiss climate change for the same reasons, BUT these same assholes will STILL push the Bible as the word of a true personal God despite crater-sized holes in it. I guess the so-called holes only matter when they're poked in secular science and reason!
Bonus: Here's a highlight reel of the AFA's Bryan Fischer, a major speaker at the conference: