The LA Times has an interesting article that points out that The Christian Coalition has moved away from the traditional conservative fights concerning abortion, gay marriage, and other such issues, and have started to support some more liberal, non-religious causes: Net Neutrality, minimum wage, and the environment.
When Congress was debating bills on embryonic stem-cell research and same-sex marriage back in May, an e-mail from the Christian Coalition of America appeared in activists’ inboxes.
“Christian Coalition Announces Support for ‘Net Neutrality’ to Prevent Giant Phone and Cable Companies From Discriminating Against Web Sites,” it said.
For John W. Giles, president of the Christian Coalition of Alabama, the e-mail was yet another sign that the famous political powerhouse of the religious right had strayed from its founding mission: defending marriage, strengthening the family and protecting unborn human life.
“The Christian Coalition is drifting to the left,” Giles said. “There’s a new vision Ã¢â‚¬â€ and we’re not part of it.”
Now, parts of the Coalition are splintering off in order to keep their eye on the ball: those evil gays! This is perhaps still more evidence that Republicans are not going to have the religious pull they had in the 2004 election. In fact the article points out that the Coalition feels that it has lost touch with its Republican politicians.
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