From Friday's Austin American Statesman:
The Rev. Joel Hunter of Longwood, Fla., said he quit as president-elect of the group founded by evangelist Pat Robertson because he realized he would be unable to broaden the agenda beyond opposing abortion and gay marriage. He had hoped to include issues such as easing poverty and saving the environment.
"These are issues that Jesus would want us to care about," Hunter said. "They pretty much said, 'These issues are fine, but they're not our issues; that's not our base,' " Hunter said of the group's leadership.
No, Jesus wouldn't want us to do anything wimpified and librul like helping the poor or giving a damn about the health of the ecosystem. Undermining women's health care and a pathological hatred of gays — that's what Jesus would do!
The article ends with a brief, obvious note about the once-mighty Christian Coalition's increasing irrelevance. Good riddance.
This is hard to believe coming from one of their own. The idea that a person on the inside would have to give up the fight for a postive agenda (not even eliminating the negatives--but just adding something good to the mix), just makes the group look even more negative in their focus. It's almost as if it's less about how much hatred they maintain as it is about the lack of anything that is actually beneficial or positive they provide to the world.ReplyDelete
With so many people in the world who need help and support--hating and undermining the rights of others is ultimately all they have to offer. Great.