Steve Klein, described variously in the press as a "consultant" or "spokesman" for the infamous anti-Islamic movie, Innocence of Muslims, has a long career as an activist for various Christian groups and causes, most aimed at attacking or proselytizing those of different faiths.
For example, Klein had an involvement with a group called AMECA (or AMCA), American Middle-Eastern Christian Association, which argued against the oppression of Middle-Eastern Christians and for the positive view of Christian Arabs living in the United States. This often led the group to make statements attacking Islam and the Egyptian government in particular, for not protecting Coptic Christians. Copts have been pointed to as a likely funding source for the making of Innocence of Muslims.
And Klein was the founder of a group, Courageous Christians United (CCU), which runs "outreaches" or conversion efforts aimed at Muslims, Mormons and Jehovah's Witnesses.
While Klein was supposedly removed from his position this week as a director at CCU, and the group claimed Klein had only an honorary position, nevertheless Klein can be seen in a photo at the CCU Mormon page, participating at CCU outreach activity. Signs in various photos on the page, depicting CCU members confronting Mormons at the 2006 Manti, Utah Mormon Miracle Pageant, advertise anti-Mormon websites:
josephlied.com (i.e., Joseph Smith, founder of the LDS or Mormons, lied)
These sites provide readers with numerous documents intended to convince Mormons that they follow a false religion and prophet: "As Evangelical Christians, we also desire to convert Mormons and the state of Utah in particular to the real Jesus Christ." Other pages at the site report on similar outreaches to Muslims and Jehovah's Witnesses.
CCU head, Rob Silvulka (left), running anti-Islamic "outreach" on the streets of Anaheim, California.
Finally, and quite ironically, but Mitt Romney's rush on Tuesday evening to defend the people involved in the making of "Innocence of Muslims" means he was defending people such as Steve Klein, who have devoted themselves in part to attacking and subverting Mormonism.