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Obama critic Dinesh D'Souza draws a standing ovation in Houston, talks Christianity power

Obama critic Dinesh D'Souza draws a standing ovation in Houston, talks Christianity power

Salvation Army luncheon, November 2012, Dinesh D'Souza, Penny Butler, John Butler
Dinesh D'Souza , Penny Butler , John Butler Photo by Kim Coffman
Salvation Army luncheon, November 2012, Rob Mosbacher, Charles Roff
Rob Mosbacher , Charles Roff Photo by Kim Coffman
Salvation Army luncheon, November 2012, Rose Cullen, Linda McReynolds, Jeanie Kilroy
Rose Cullen , Linda McReynolds , Jeanie Kilroy Photo by Kim Coffman
Salvation Army luncheon, November 2012, Pat Breen, Lynn Wyatt
Pat Breen , Lynn Wyatt Photo by Kim Coffman
Salvation Army luncheon, November 2012, Lilly Andress, Thurmon Andress
Lilly Andress , Thurmon Andress Photo by Kim Coffman
Salvation Army luncheon, November 2012, David Dewhurst, Tricia Dewhurst, Cathy Cleary, Joe Cleary
David Dewhurst , Tricia Dewhurst , Cathy Cleary , Joe Cleary Photo by Kim Coffman
Salvation Army luncheon, November 2012, Downing Mears, Lisa Mosbacher Mears, Kathi Mosbacher Wheeler, Lynn Wilson
Downing Mears , Lisa Mosbacher Mears , Kathi Mosbacher Wheeler , Lynn Wilson Photo by Kim Coffman
Salvation Army luncheon, November 2012, Harbor Light Choir
The Salvation Army Harbor Light Choir entertained. Photo by Kim Coffman
Salvation Army luncheon, November 2012, Dinesh D'Souza, Penny Butler, John Butler
Salvation Army luncheon, November 2012, Rob Mosbacher, Charles Roff
Salvation Army luncheon, November 2012, Rose Cullen, Linda McReynolds, Jeanie Kilroy
Salvation Army luncheon, November 2012, Pat Breen, Lynn Wyatt
Salvation Army luncheon, November 2012, Lilly Andress, Thurmon Andress
Salvation Army luncheon, November 2012, David Dewhurst, Tricia Dewhurst, Cathy Cleary, Joe Cleary
Salvation Army luncheon, November 2012, Downing Mears, Lisa Mosbacher Mears, Kathi Mosbacher Wheeler, Lynn Wilson
Salvation Army luncheon, November 2012, Harbor Light Choir

For the 2012 annual luncheon Salvation Army leadership tapped renowned New York Times best-selling author and filmmaker (2016: Obama's AmericaDinesh D'Souza as guest speaker. He rewarded the audience of more than 500 with a talk on the influences that Christianity has had on religions and people worldwide. His talk at the Hilton Americas-Houston received a standing ovation.

Chaired by Penny and John Butler, the luncheon, hosted by the Salvation Army Advisory Board, honored Rob Mosbacher. Proceeds from the fundraiser topped $425,000, all for Salvation Army coffers. 

Among those applauding D'Souza were Lilly and Thurmon Andress, Lynn Wyatt, Linda McReynolds, Kathryn Smith, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst and Tricia Dewhurst, Pat Breen, Jeanie Kilroy, Rose Cullen, Lisa Mosbacher Mears and Downing Mears, Kathi Mosbacher Wheeler and Cathy and Joe Cleary.