A bit of googling found some interesting connections to this J Thomas Smith;
America 21 is an evangelical Christian political action committee based in Nashville, Tennessee. It is headed by J. Thomas Smith, and funds Republican candidates. America 21 was subpoenaed by federal investigators to produce records that tie them to Washington lobbyist Jack Abramoff. A memo Abramoff wrote in 2001 to a Native American tribe telling them to contribute to America 21 was made public last year. The article reported: America 21 had ties to the Alexander Strategy Group, a now-closed lobbying firm run by Ed Buckham, a former chief of staff to House majority whip Tom DeLay. America 21￢ﾀﾙs president, J. Thomas Smith, was the lawyer for Buckham’s U.S. Family Network, and the secretary-treasurer for the Republican Majority Issues Committee, a DeLay political action committee run by another ASG employee. America 21 is a Tennessee non-profit corporation organized and approved as a 501(c)(4) advocacy organization, with an affiliated 501(C)(3) subsidiary. Founded in 1989, its spiritual fathers were from many different denominations and were pastors of some of the largest churches in the Southern Baptist Convention, the Presbyterian Church in America, the Churches of Christ….