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Conservatives Accuse Watchdog Group[CREW] of 'Christianophobia'
CNSNews ^ | 10-6-2006 | Monisha Bansal

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.


TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
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Christian leaders facing Soros-funded 'witch hunt'

1 posted on 10/06/2006 10:50:23 AM PDT by inpajamas
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To: inpajamas

I thought libs were AGAINST profiling. Or is this one of those "I was aginst profiling before I was FOR profiling" Kerry stances?


2 posted on 10/06/2006 10:53:55 AM PDT by BipolarBob (Or Who Goosed the Moose?)
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To: inpajamas
The Devil is persistent.
3 posted on 10/06/2006 10:53:57 AM PDT by frogjerk (REUTERS: We give smoke and mirrors a bad name)
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To: inpajamas
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW)

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It's almost funny.

4 posted on 10/06/2006 10:54:59 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: inpajamas

I could imagine them inquiring about any other "group". The liberal howling would be deafening.


5 posted on 10/06/2006 10:56:34 AM PDT by headstamp (Nothing lasts forever, Unless it does.)
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To: inpajamas

Christianaphobia? They have to do better than that. People can't evem pronounce it.


6 posted on 10/06/2006 10:56:45 AM PDT by rhombus
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To: inpajamas

How about a list of gays and lesbians, pinko's and muslims Soros?
Better yet, step out in front of a fast moving bus.


7 posted on 10/06/2006 10:57:17 AM PDT by Nathan Zachary
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To: inpajamas
Link's no-workie.

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!]

8 posted on 10/06/2006 10:58:56 AM PDT by 100-Fold_Return (Soros hates MEGA-churches, Televanglists, and Wal-Mart)
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To: inpajamas
LOL...from the CREW that refuses full discloser to FBI on it harboring Foley's eMails {& IMs?} since 2005.
9 posted on 10/06/2006 10:59:06 AM PDT by TeleStraightShooter (The Right To Take Life is NOT a Constitutional "Liberty" protected by the 14th Amendment)
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To: inpajamas

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.


10 posted on 10/06/2006 10:59:22 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer ("Today we march, tomorrow we vote!" The illegal aliens won't be "staying home" on Nov. 7th.)
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To: pinz-n-needlez; onyx; ohioWfan; Texasforever; BigSkyFreeper; Tamzee; mrs tiggywinkle; Dog; ...

fyi ping


11 posted on 10/06/2006 11:03:38 AM PDT by Mo1 (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC - BECOME A MONTHLY DONOR)
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To: BipolarBob
I thought libs were AGAINST profiling. Or is this one of those "I was aginst profiling before I was FOR profiling" Kerry stances?

Keep in mind that the 60-Minutes interview showed Soros to be an unrepentant holocaust collaborator.

Get the picture?

12 posted on 10/06/2006 11:05:30 AM PDT by unspun (What do you think? Please think, before you answer.)
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To: inpajamas
Soros and CREW wont keep Christians out of the White House, but they will likely get them out of the RAT party!
13 posted on 10/06/2006 11:08:40 AM PDT by Beagle8U (I agree with the Demonrats.....All Queers must be removed from Congress! ( Its for the children))
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To: trisham
They should have called it what it really is.

Soros and Clinton's for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington [SCREW]
14 posted on 10/06/2006 11:09:11 AM PDT by AmeriBrit (By a miracle we lived through 'Eight Clinton Years of Living Hell'....NO MORE CLINTON'S...EVER!)
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To: Mo1

This is one of the stupidiest political moves I think I've ever seen. Clearly Sloan ain't too bright.


15 posted on 10/06/2006 11:12:05 AM PDT by A Citizen Reporter ("And you got that little smirk on your face, and you think you're so clever!")
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To: AmeriBrit; Mo1; Grampa Dave; Sam Hill; Howlin; Miss Marple; nopardons; NormsRevenge; SierraWasp; ...
Soros and Clinton's for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington [SCREW]

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ROFL!!!

I love that one......

Thanks MO....

I put together a semi ping list.....on the CREW crew....

16 posted on 10/06/2006 11:14:50 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (History is soon Forgotten,)
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To: TeleStraightShooter
Heavy discussion :

FOLEY EMAILS WERE ALTERED?

17 posted on 10/06/2006 11:16:45 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (History is soon Forgotten,)
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To: rhombus

...yea really...actually the term I use for such lefty shenanigans is "Christophobia'..same meaning and easier to pronounce


18 posted on 10/06/2006 11:19:28 AM PDT by Armigerous ( Non permitte illegitimi te carborundum- "Don't let the bastards grind you down")
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To: Armigerous

Much better.


19 posted on 10/06/2006 11:20:32 AM PDT by rhombus
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To: inpajamas

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.


20 posted on 10/06/2006 11:24:01 AM PDT by sgtbono2002 (The fourth estate is a fifth column.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Keep me on your list please. I'm interested in anything

SCREW has their dirty fingers in.


21 posted on 10/06/2006 11:25:41 AM PDT by AmeriBrit (By a miracle we lived through 'Eight Clinton Years of Living Hell'....NO MORE CLINTON'S...EVER!)
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To: A Citizen Reporter
Clearly Sloan ain't too bright.

Nope and I'm suprised the Dems are letting her do this

22 posted on 10/06/2006 11:26:04 AM PDT by Mo1 (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC - BECOME A MONTHLY DONOR)
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To: Beagle8U
Soros and CREW wont keep Christians out of the White House, but they will likely get them out of the RAT party!

I don't think we have to worry about that - there are no real Christians in that party.

23 posted on 10/06/2006 11:28:21 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: unspun

How old is Soros by the way?


24 posted on 10/06/2006 11:30:38 AM PDT by TXBubba ( Democrats: If they don't abort you then they will tax you to death.)
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To: inpajamas

Here's something singularly interesting. CREW's Business Manager is listed as Mayanna Prak, and the CREW website says she "assisted an ambassador in the operation of a foreign embassy", but they don't ID the embassy. Google turns it up - Cambodia.

Can't find much else on her.


25 posted on 10/06/2006 11:32:25 AM PDT by savedbygrace (SECURE THE BORDERS FIRST (I'M YELLING ON PURPOSE))
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To: sgtbono2002

It seems Soros hates George Bush more than he loves money at the moment. He's really working in overdrive for 06 and 08 for that free society! Bas@*#d!


26 posted on 10/06/2006 11:33:22 AM PDT by Bitsy
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To: TXBubba
How old is Soros by the way?

Not sure what year it was, but he was 14 when apparently, his job was to help clear out the dwelling places of fellow Jews sent to death camps. (And do people wonder how he got his initial fortune?)

A rat on the floor of Hades.

27 posted on 10/06/2006 11:33:26 AM PDT by unspun (What do you think? Please think, before you answer.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; Berosus; Cincinatus' Wife; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; FairOpinion; Fedora; ..

Thanks for the ping.

The heat is on. This is just another in what has been and will continue to be a series of October Surprises. I think the Foley hatchet job was calculated to shore up the Dhimmicrats in the black community. The proper counterattack is to re-emphasize the hetero marriage amendments and proposals, and point to who supports and who opposes them.


28 posted on 10/06/2006 11:35:41 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (If I had a nut allergy, I'd be outta here. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Mo1

So...I am guessing CREW is just doing the jobs that MOVEON.ORG won't do????

If you saw Soros on Cavuto's show yesterday....you would have no doubt that he is behind ALL of this stuff...and this Foley thing probably fell into CREW's lap...by groups that WANT to be on the Soros side.

Actually, I am not worried about this...Bush has never done anything that could be misconstrued as forcing religious anything down American's throats....(they will say gay marriage, stem cells, and abortion....but that isn't enough to warrant this kind of crapola)


29 posted on 10/06/2006 11:39:47 AM PDT by Txsleuth (FREEPATHON TIME----You need FR, you know you do, so how about donating??)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I want to be on your ping list..please.

BUT, there needs to be some kind of order out of these threads...there are so many.


30 posted on 10/06/2006 11:41:49 AM PDT by Txsleuth (FREEPATHON TIME----You need FR, you know you do, so how about donating??)
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To: unspun

Ewww, I didn't know that about him either. Guess I just have this tendency to want to calculate how much longer we have to put up with certain people.


31 posted on 10/06/2006 11:42:54 AM PDT by TXBubba ( Democrats: If they don't abort you then they will tax you to death.)
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To: inpajamas

Interesting. I have never heard of CREW until yesterday, but they are now in the middle of two big and unrelated stories, both breaking in the same couple of days.

Looks like they are the "October surprise" machine this time around.


32 posted on 10/06/2006 11:43:51 AM PDT by RobRoy (Islam is a greater threat to the world today than Naziism was in 1937.)
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To: Txsleuth
So...I am guessing CREW is just doing the jobs that MOVEON.ORG won't do????

CREW is the new Moveon.org .. because nobody really knew who they were

33 posted on 10/06/2006 11:46:12 AM PDT by Mo1 (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC - BECOME A MONTHLY DONOR)
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To: inpajamas
Hey, Hey, Ho, Ho, CREW bigots have got to go.
34 posted on 10/06/2006 11:50:34 AM PDT by Doctor Raoul (New York Times? Get a rope!)
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To: AmeriBrit
OK,....you know you have a place of HONOR with the new Acronym for Soros funded Groups with that SCREW label....
35 posted on 10/06/2006 11:56:15 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (History is soon Forgotten,)
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To: Txsleuth

OK,....I have no idea how to impose order in this place....lots of folks just working away....it's all good stuff.


36 posted on 10/06/2006 12:00:46 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (History is soon Forgotten,)
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To: inpajamas
I think an appropriate response would be: "We don't interrogate visitors to the white house about their religious beliefs. We talk to believers in all faiths as a normal part of "doing the work of the American people". Thus it is not possible for us to comply with this request.

The following individuals are from organizations that have the terms "Christian, Christ, Jesus" in their names.

37 posted on 10/06/2006 12:02:19 PM PDT by Jack Black
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To: Doctor Raoul
YAH,....a cheer leader......ROFL!

See post #14 for a new label for Soro's groups...
38 posted on 10/06/2006 12:03:28 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (History is soon Forgotten,)
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To: sgtbono2002
“How many of these anti-American groups like Move-On and Crew dos george Soros sup[port.”

NGO's, Behold Your God

39 posted on 10/06/2006 12:04:50 PM PDT by inpajamas (Modern liberalism is fascism without balls.)
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To: inpajamas

CREW and similar groups have similarities with Islamic terrorists. Here they aim at conservative Christians.

It would be salutary if CREW would kindly provide a record of all ITS contacts. Remember, this is supposed to be a non-partisan organization for tax purposes.


40 posted on 10/06/2006 12:08:04 PM PDT by mtntop3
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

LOL...like herding cats??


41 posted on 10/06/2006 12:08:55 PM PDT by Txsleuth (FREEPATHON TIME----You need FR, you know you do, so how about donating??)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
I didn't even have to think about it, it just popped into my head when I was making a bookmark post. :-)
42 posted on 10/06/2006 12:19:19 PM PDT by AmeriBrit (By a miracle we lived through 'Eight Clinton Years of Living Hell'....NO MORE CLINTON'S...EVER!)
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To: rhombus

The term used was Christianophobia. I don't think it is too hard to pronounce. Better than perhaps Christiangate.


43 posted on 10/06/2006 12:30:15 PM PDT by conservative blonde (Conservative Blonde)
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To: mtntop3
"CREW and similar groups have similarities with Islamic terrorists. Here they aim at conservative Christians."

As absurd as that may sound there is more truth to it than most would realize. see:

A CIVIL UNION OF FASCIST

44 posted on 10/06/2006 12:30:20 PM PDT by inpajamas (Modern liberalism is fascism without balls.)
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To: inpajamas

WND has an opinion poll on this. Personally, I think ALL visitors to ALL administrations should be public knowledge. This sword oughta cut both ways. Besides, Christians should have nothing to fear if it shows they visited the Whitehouse - on the other hand, those who visit any 'rat administration SHOULD fear exposure.


45 posted on 10/06/2006 12:31:44 PM PDT by ironmaidenPR2717 (When we're indecisive, the wishes of others gain.)
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To: Armigerous

That's a good moniker but Christophobia would imply fear of Christ; whereas, Christianophobia implies fear of Christians.I would image the members of (S)CREW think they are afraid of neither.


46 posted on 10/06/2006 12:33:30 PM PDT by conservative blonde (Conservative Blonde)
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To: conservative blonde

Well I would argue that they arent so much afraid of me or any Christian in particular....but of the spiritual source of our belief and strength...which means that they fear Christ and what that that concept represents....as well they should be


47 posted on 10/06/2006 12:39:26 PM PDT by Armigerous ( Non permitte illegitimi te carborundum- "Don't let the bastards grind you down")
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To: rhombus

Christophobia.


48 posted on 10/06/2006 12:40:02 PM PDT by BeHoldAPaleHorse ( ~()):~)>)
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To: Mo1
Looks like Columbus is going to have to change the name of their soccer team....... ;)

(This CREW gang is a bunch of busy beavers isn't it?)

WE CAN'T LET THESE LEFTIST THUGS WIN!!!

49 posted on 10/06/2006 1:09:26 PM PDT by ohioWfan (George W. Bush - "Take his character all together, and we shall not look upon his like again.")
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To: Armigerous
Adding a hearty AMEN to your post.

They are on the losing side of this spiritual war, and they know it. Hence, their hatred and fear.

50 posted on 10/06/2006 1:11:06 PM PDT by ohioWfan (George W. Bush - "Take his character all together, and we shall not look upon his like again.")
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