Saturday, November 8, 2008

Cursed Be the Christian Coalition (Laurence Vance)

Laurence Vance longs for the demise of the arm of the Republican Party known as the Christian Coalition:

"Cursed be he that doeth the work of the LORD deceitfully" ~ Jeremiah 48:10

I never cease to be amazed at just how ignorant, na├»ve, and gullible Christians can be – and especially conservative, evangelical, and fundamentalist Christians who profess to be in subjection to the precepts of Scripture. This is especially true when it comes to politics.

Although I am a Christian who loosely identifies with the above persuasions, my authority is the Holy Bible, not the Republican Party, the conservative movement, the pro-life movement, or the Religious Right – and certainly not the Christian Coalition.

Founded by Pat Robertson in 1987, the Christian Coalition was led by the charismatic Ralph Reed from 1989 to 1997. It was at one time a prominent voice in the conservative movement. The Christian Coalition has declined precipitously since Reed’s departure, and especially since Robertson ceased being its president in 2001. Because of its GOP partisanship and the superficial way it handles important issues – all in the name of Christ, of course – the organization’s end cannot come soon enough.

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