Skip to comments.Conservatives Accuse Watchdog Group[CREW] of 'Christianophobia'
Posted on 10/06/2006 10:50:21 AM PDT by inpajamas
A liberal government watchdog group has asked the Secret Service to release its records of prominent conservative Christian leaders' visits to the White House, but one of those leaders called the request "an act of Christianophobia."
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request on Wednesday. The group said in the request that the records are "likely to contribute to the public's understanding of the influence that conservative Christian leaders have, or attempt to have, on the president in the exercise of his authority."
The Secret Service has 20 business days to respond to the request for records pertaining to James Dobson of Focus on the Family, Gary Bauer of American Values, Wendy Wright of Concerned Women for America, Louis Sheldon and Andrea Lafferty of the Traditional Values Coalition, Paul Weyrich of the Free Congress Foundation, Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council, Don Wildmon of American Family Association, and Jerry Falwell of Liberty University.
"These are people that are publicly identifiable as leaders of what I would call the Christian right, and we are interested to know the extent of influence that they may have had on the president and his policies," Anne Weismann, chief counsel for CREW, told Cybercast News Service.
"It's one thing to know that people have influence and have support of the president, but I don't know that that answers the question about the degree to which they have access and influence to the president and his staff on a day-to-day basis," Weismann added.
But Wright, president of Concerned Women for America, told Cybercast News Service that she questioned CREW's motives in not seeking information about other religious groups who visit the White House, calling it "an act of Christianophobia."
Lafferty, executive director of the Traditional Values Coalition, said CREW is "targeting people who represent millions and millions of Christians, and this is clearly an attempt to harass and to intimidate."
"They don't want Christians to turn out and vote," she said. "What they really want us to do is turn in our voter ID cards and just say, 'Hey, we're not going to show up at the polls.'
"I think this will only anger the millions of people these people represent," said Lafferty.
She noted that it is not unusual for the nine people listed in the FOIA request to visit the White House.
"Clearly, the White House communicates with a number of us on a weekly basis on a variety of issues," Lafferty told Cybercast News Service.
Lafferty said she and other conservative Christian leaders represent "a constituency that put the president in the White House. The president has a lot of people that he listens to - he cares about every citizen - but our folks are the heart and soul of the Republican Party right now."
Lafferty added that CREW is a "front group" funded in part by billionaire liberal philanthropist George Soros.
"Obviously, everyone on the list is considered a threat," she said. "Anyone who is a threat, Soros and his people go after.
"Soros is a very wealthy, manipulative, evil person who is trying to direct the outcome of this election, and he is going after Christians," Lafferty said.
I thought libs were AGAINST profiling. Or is this one of those "I was aginst profiling before I was FOR profiling" Kerry stances?
It's almost funny.
I could imagine them inquiring about any other "group". The liberal howling would be deafening.
Christianaphobia? They have to do better than that. People can't evem pronounce it.
How about a list of gays and lesbians, pinko's and muslims Soros?
Better yet, step out in front of a fast moving bus.
As long as Buffett, Soros, T. Boone Pickens and their lapdogs keep panting after Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson as some sort of Christian leaders--the actual leaders in getting the Gospel throughout the world are barnstorming away.
[hope those demons don't read this, LOL!]
It's becoming more and more obvious that the "We Gotta Get Religion" gig didn't work out for the Commies down at the DNC. Apparently, the 'RATS have decided that it would be easier for them to just destroy Christians than for DemocRATS to pretend to be Christians in order to get the religious vote.
Keep in mind that the 60-Minutes interview showed Soros to be an unrepentant holocaust collaborator.
Get the picture?
This is one of the stupidiest political moves I think I've ever seen. Clearly Sloan ain't too bright.
I love that one......
I put together a semi ping list.....on the CREW crew....
...yea really...actually the term I use for such lefty shenanigans is "Christophobia'..same meaning and easier to pronounce
How many iof these anti-American groups like Move-On and Crew dos george Soros sup[port.
Since we know Soros doesnt put out money unless he makes double back. What is he up to in his efforts to destroy America with these insane liberals.