Tuesday, November 28, 2006

The Christian Coalition's Transparent Moment


The Christian Coalition, in a stunning display of transparency, has put to rest any doubts that right-wing, religious fundamentalism and true spirituality have anything in common.

Tuesday, it was announced that the president-elect of the organization is leaving the Pat Robertson-founded group.

Poverty & The Environment Don't Cut It

According to an AP story, it's because,
"the organization wouldn't let him expand its agenda beyond opposing abortion and gay marriage.

"The Rev. Joel Hunter, who was scheduled to take over the socially conservative group in January from Roberta Combs, said he had hoped to focus on issues such as poverty and the environment.

"'These are issues that Jesus would want us to care about,' said Hunter, a senior pastor at Northland Church in Longwood, Fla."
Hunter added,
"They pretty much said, 'These issues are fine, but they're not our issues, that's not our base.'"
I guess I see Rev. Hunter's point.

2-Trick Pony

When you've got your founder calling for the assassination of the leader of a sovereign nation and suggesting God was set to wipe out Orlando for having 'gay days' at Disney theme parks, why dilute your message with annoying issues like poverty, hunger, homelessness and cleaning up the environment?

A casual look at the Christian Coalition website confirms that they are a 2-trick pony...opposition to same-sex marriage and anti-choice!

Get those checks in today!

Pro-Family?

In the rhetoric of the Christian Coalition, they love to cloak themselves in the mantle of 'pro-family.'

They're just not concerned with hungry or destitute families, families that are neither straight nor Caucasian, families that do not follow their breed of rigid, compassionless Christian fundamentalism, or families that desire to see a healthier environment for their children's sake.

No, the only families that rate high on the Christian Coalition's list are those that send in money to fuel the organization's hatred and divisiveness.

You get the idea. Save the fetus, but the baby be damned.

How unusual to see them admit their agenda so brazenly.

5 comments:

Naomi said...

Aren't they a wonderful comedy of errors? They've got their schtick and they never deviate (oops! isn't "deviant" a bad word to them?) from it.

What a wonderful industry religion is! Free money and easy marks who never complain! It's better than politics, isn't it?

Foley had to the grace to know "the jig's up". But Haggard had to try to bluff his way through. Ah, how the mighty have fallen, tripping on their own feet of clay...

It's really too bad that Joel Hunter was run off--his ideas were too progressive for regressives like Robertson. Hunter might have made a difference; the next leader will just be preaching to the choir, instead of leading them into trying challenging new material.

Naomi

Anonymous said...

Humans.

nikto said...

The idea that fundamentalist xtians get an automatic free-pass into heaven no matter how loathesome their actions and beliefs, is the spiritual equivalent of the schools'
policy of Social Promotion.

With the 1 huge difference, that Social Promotion, however unfortunate, is at least, real.

Naomi said...

Nikto: second big difference--

At least when they go to the big "Everlasting Spa-in-the-Sky", their voices are stilled. (But, rats! their legacy lives on, doesn't it?)

"Social Promotion" continues to compound the ignorance that was not addressed while the chance existed. "A mind is a terrible thing to waste!"

Naomi (who can't tell if she made her point or not)

Anonymous said...

There are a lot of us liberals who identify ourselves as Christian's who question whether the Fundimentalists are Christian's at all. Rather like the NRA now being run by GOP operatives who do nothing more a rile up a bunch of rednecks, ginning them up every time the Republican's need the vote of hunters. Sickening.