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.Hunter added,
"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."
"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.
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!
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.