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  • Breaking: Lois Lerner Sued Christian Coalition In Largest FEC Action in History – Then Was Promoted

    05/22/2013 4:17:01 PM PDT · by hope · 159 replies
    Under the direction of Lois Lerner, the Federal Election Commission sued the Christian Coalition in the 1990s. She harassed the Christian Coalition for three election cycles. She lost her case. Lerner even asked one conservative during the case if Pat Robertson prayed over him. (Sound familiar?) These actions landed her at the IRS where she used the same tactics against conservatives and Christians – only on a much larger scale. 500 conservative and Christian groups were illegally targeted by the Obama IRS during her tenure. For twenty-seven months the Obama IRS refused to approve any Tea Party applications for tax-exempt...
  • Breaking: Lois Lerner Sued Christian Coalition In Largest FEC Action in History

    05/22/2013 4:22:26 PM PDT · by Southnsoul · 25 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | May 22, 2013
    Under the direction of Lois Lerner, the Federal Election Commission sued the Christian Coalition in the 1990s. She harassed the Christian Coalition for three election cycles. She lost her case. Lerner even asked one conservative during the case if Pat Robertson prayed over him. (Sound familiar?) These actions landed her at the IRS where she used the same tactics against conservatives and Christians – only on a much larger scale. 500 conservative and Christian groups were illegally targeted by the Obama IRS during her tenure. For twenty-seven months the Obama IRS refused to approve any Tea Party applications for tax-exempt...
  • IRS scandal: Wherever Lois Lerner goes, ‘prayer interrogations’ seem to follow

    05/20/2013 8:45:19 PM PDT · by The Old Hoosier · 23 replies
    ConservativeIntel.com ^ | 5/20/13 | David Freddoso
    Between 1986 and 2001, Lerner served as head of investigations for the Federal Election Commission. From that post, Hemingway relates, she launched a lengthy, very expensive and ultimately fruitless investigation of the Christian Coalition...[A]ttorneys deposed Lt. Col. Oliver North, who had run for Senate in Virginia in 1994. Hemingway produces a stunning transcript of this deposition, in which the FEC's attorney ruthlessly interrogates North about an offhand remark he made in a letter, thanking Christian Broadcaster Pat Robertson for his "kind regards and prayers."
  • A Deist Among The Mormons • Why I think Mitt Romney should be President

    08/11/2012 8:47:56 PM PDT · by Daryl L.Hunter · 83 replies
    Citizens For A Freer America ^ | 7/10/2012 | Daryl L. Hunter
    I live in a beautiful rural valley of 700 people in eastern Idaho and after I came to live here I found out that Utah isn't the only place that is fifty percent Mormon. As a compulsively inquisitive geo-political junkie I decided to look through the Book of Mormon so I could learn a little about the belief of my neighbors. As with any outsider looking into another's faith, I found many outlandish passages that would require faith to swallow, however, this is a characteristic that all religions share. What I have learned of my Mormon neighbors in the years...
  • Christian Coalition Voter Guides Available

    10/15/2010 8:15:17 AM PDT · by Drew McKissick · 4 replies
    In less than three weeks voters will be going to the polls all across America – and you can help make sure that they have the facts BEFORE they cast their votes.Click here and download the 2010 Christian Coalition Voter Guide for your area today. From there you can download and print them out on your desktop printer, copy and share with others.There are also links to resources for mass copying solutions in local areas (via FedEx Office) if you want to make large numbers of copies.You can also take advantage our features that allow you to easily share them...
  • A New Grassroots Political Organization Makes Its Mark

    11/06/2009 7:03:12 AM PST · by GonzoII · 9 replies · 535+ views
    Insidecatholic.com ^ | 11/06/09 | Deal Hudson
    A New Grassroots Political Organization Makes Its Mark by Deal W. Hudson    11/06/09 The election results of November 2 were not merely the spontaneous reaction of Republicans to the bad economy and liberal excesses of the Obama administration. The four pro-life, conservative GOP candidates in Virginia and New Jersey were elected in a groundswell of religious and social conservatives, many of them independent voters who had voted for Obama only a year ago. A new grassroots organization played a major role in getting these voters to the polls -- the Faith & Freedom Coalition was founded by Ralph...
  • Net Neutrality -- Christian Coalition of America Position Statement

    11/03/2009 7:08:24 AM PST · by steve-b · 9 replies · 563+ views
    Christian Coalition of America supports the continuation of the policies (known as "Net Neutrality") that have helped build and maintain a free, open and vibrant Internet. These policies have been in place since the beginning of the Internet and have ensured fairness for all people and points of view. "Net Neutrality" is an issue extremely important to America's grassroots organizations and to those Americans who want to ensure the cable and phone companies controlling access to the Internet will not discriminate based on content. If current "Net Neutrality" policies don't remain in effect, consumers could possibly have to pay additional...
  • (CPR) Campaign Against Obama Health Plan Run By Notorious Conservative PR Firm

    03/03/2009 5:06:33 PM PST · by Libloather · 17 replies · 945+ views
    Talking Points Memo ^ | 3/03/09 | Elana Schor
    Campaign Against Obama Health Plan Run By Notorious Conservative PR FirmBy Elana Schor - March 3, 2009, 5:55PM A new group called Conservatives for Patients Rights (CPR) is about to launch the opening salvo in the fight to sink President Obama's health care plan. CPR is running TV, radio, and web ads that attempt to stoke irrational fears of "a central national board" in charge of medical decision-making, asking Americans to envision a world where "bureaucrats decide the treatments you receive, the drugs you take, even the doctors you see." Of course, that vision has nothing to do with the...
  • Talking with my family about Rev. Joel Hunter (Vanity)

    12/15/2008 10:32:20 AM PST · by AmericanGirlRising · 16 replies · 678+ views
    AmericanGirlRising seeking advice from fellow FReepers | 12/15/08 | Me - sources included in body of thread
    I realize I'm a relatively new FReeper, but I consulted the thread on vanity postings prior to posting this. If I've posted this incorrectly, please advise.
  • Christian Coalition Voter Guides are now available!

    11/01/2008 2:11:19 PM PDT · by flyfree · 3 replies · 630+ views
    And the Christian Coalition has made Voter Guides available to help educate others on where candidates in the most competitive races stand on important faith and family issues. CLICK HERE to access the Christian Coalition Voter Guide download page now! From there you can download and print the Voter Guides out on your desktop printer, copy and share with others, or forward via email. You can even use the links provided on the Voter Guide Download Page to have the Voter Guides printed to a FedEx Office-Kinkos location near you if you wish to make a large volume of copies....
  • (Feb 2000) McCain Rips Into Evangelists - Senator blasts Robertson, Falwell

    02/12/2008 3:49:46 PM PST · by pissant · 59 replies · 85+ views
    San Fran Chron ^ | 2/29/2000 | Carolyn Lochhead
    On the eve of primaries in Virginia and Washington, Republican presidential candidate John McCain ripped into Christian televangelists Pat Robertson and Jerry Falwell yesterday as ``agents of intolerance'' who ``shame our faith, our party and our country.'' The blistering broadside -- issued in Virginia Beach, near the Christian Coalition's headquarters -- was a first for any Republican presidential candidate and a daring assault on conventional wisdom that has long held that Christian conservatives are vital to the GOP base. As McCain courted the Republican moderates, independents and Democrats he hopes will support him in today's GOP primaries, his rival, Texas...
  • The Robertson Effect? (by Hugh Hewitt)

    11/08/2007 12:13:54 PM PST · by EveningStar · 53 replies · 121+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | November 8, 2007 | Hugh Hewitt
    When Rudy Giuliani captured the endorsement of Christian Coalition founder and 700 Club host Pat Robertson Wednesday, many heads turned. Why did it happen? What does it mean?...
  • Thompson launches low-key pitch to evangelicals

    09/29/2007 8:07:59 PM PDT · by jdm · 41 replies · 178+ views
    AP via WCF Courier ^ | September 29, 2007 | By MIKE GLOVER
    CLIVE, Iowa - Republican Fred Thompson launched a low-key pitch to evangelical activists, a constituency his strategists said remains available despite months of intense courting by his rivals for the GOP presidential nomination in the state's leadoff precinct caucuses. "This is his natural constituency," said strategist Rich Galen, who pointed to some polls ranking Thompson as high as second in Iowa, though he was opening only his second campaign visit through the state since he joined the race earlier in the month. Thompson mingled with activists at the annual dinner of the Iowa Christian Alliance, patiently shaking hands with most...
  • New Christian leader quits over political split

    11/29/2006 7:17:55 AM PST · by Alex Murphy · 2 replies · 161+ views
    Newsday.com ^ | November 29, 2006 | NICHOLAS RICCARDI
    WASHINGTON - The president-elect of the Christian Coalition announced yesterday that he was stepping down, saying the religious group appeared to balk at his proposals to focus on environmental and anti-poverty issues rather than on purely "moralistic" issues such as abortion. The Rev. Joel C. Hunter, who was scheduled to take office Jan. 1, said his departure was sparked by "just a basic philosophical difference. ... I saw an opportunity to really broaden the conversation and broaden the constituency. I'm really over this whole polarization thing." "I think the board just got scared," added Hunter, senior pastor of a mega-church...
  • Christian Coalition President-Elect Resigns

    11/29/2006 5:48:10 AM PST · by TitansAFC · 82 replies · 1,317+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 11-28-06 | AP
    The president-elect of the Christian Coalition of America has declined the job, saying the organization wouldn't let him expand its agenda beyond opposing abortion and gay marriage. 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. Hunter announced his decision not to take the job during an organization board meeting Nov. 21. A statement...
  • Christian Coalition publishes VOTER GUIDE for VA Senate Race (and other races in the US)

    10/28/2006 7:40:18 PM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 4 replies · 1,511+ views
    The Christian Coalition has just issued voter guides for many races around the country.... all as PDF files you can print and distribute. Christian Coalition of America’s voter guides are now available on our website www.cc.org. We have surveyed and compared the issue positions of candidates in the most competitive federal races and have made this information available to inform pro-family voters BEFORE they vote on Tuesday, November 7th. CLICK HERE to access the Christian Coalition voter guide download page now! From there you can download and print them out on your desktop printer. This simple tool has helped educate...
  • Hefley risks GOP hold on Colorado seat

    10/15/2006 11:36:41 AM PDT · by george76 · 96 replies · 1,789+ views
    THE WASHINGTON TIMES ^ | October 15, 2006 | Valerie Richardson
    Republican state Sen. Doug Lamborn's fiercest opponent in the 5th District race isn't his Democratic foe. It's the Republican he's trying to succeed -- 10-term Rep. Joel Hefley. Mr. Lamborn is running neck and neck with Democrat Jay Fawcett ... Shortly after Mr. Lamborn won a six-candidate primary on Aug. 8, Mr. Hefley, who is retiring, said he would refuse to endorse the Republican candidate, pointing to what he described as his "sleazy, dishonest campaign." That stinging rebuke, coming from the highly regarded Mr. Hefley, delivered a devastating blow to Mr. Lamborn's candidacy. Several other prominent Republicans soon joined Mr....
  • Christian Coalition losing chapters

    08/23/2006 3:09:56 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 8 replies · 610+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 08/23/2006 | By DAVID CRARY, AP National Writer
    Three disgruntled state affiliates have severed ties with the Christian Coalition of America, one of the nation's most powerful conservative groups during the 1990s but now buffeted by complaints over finances, leadership and its plans to veer into nontraditional policy areas. "It's a very sad day for our people, but a liberating day," said John Giles, president of the coalition's Alabama chapter, which announced Wednesday that it was renaming itself and splitting from the national organization. The Iowa and Ohio chapters took similar steps this year. Giles said he and his Alabama colleagues have "a dozen hard reasons" for the...
  • Christian Coalition Apologizes for Smear Campaign

    08/05/2006 1:15:30 PM PDT · by jebanks · 1 replies · 324+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | August 5, 2006 | Lynn Bartels
    Group apologizes for mailings Christian coalition to probe attack on GOP candidate Jeff Crank was accused of being part of "homosexual agenda."STORY TOOLS Email this story | Print By Lynn Bartels, Rocky Mountain News August 5, 2006 The National Christian Coalition has apologized to a Republican congressional candidate in Colorado Springs over an attack mailing that accused him of being part of the "radical homosexual agenda." The mailing was prepared by the group's state affiliate, the Christian Coalition of Colorado. National president Roberta Combs on Thursday called Jeff Crank, one of seven candidates running for the Republican nomination in the...
  • Conservatives encouraged by 'values' votes

    07/24/2006 10:56:29 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 8 replies · 793+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 25 July 2006 | Amy Fagan
    The Republican base is being rejuvenated, some conservative activists say, by a flurry of congressional action on "values" issues such as marriage safeguards, flag protection and abortion restrictions, as well as President Bush's veto last week of stem-cell legislation. They warn against counteracting that progress with a comprehensive immigration bill that conservatives consider amnesty. Jim Backlin, vice president of legislative affairs at the Christian Coalition, said the spate of "values" votes "really, really helps rejuvenate our base -- especially Bush vetoing the stem-cell bill." In the past few months, Mr. Bush signed legislation against broadcast indecency, both chambers of Congress...
  • Reed concedes defeat - GA Lt. Gov. Primary

    07/18/2006 7:33:28 PM PDT · by madprof98 · 15 replies · 1,119+ views
    AP/Yahoo News ^ | 7/18/06
    ATLANTA - Former Christian Coalition leader Ralph Reed, unable to overcome his ties to disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff, conceded defeat Tuesday in Georgia's Republican race for lieutenant governor. It was a stunning turnaround for Reed, who was making his first bid for elective office after working for years as a behind-the-scenes campaign strategist and leading the Christian Coalition and the state Republican Party
  • Christian Coalition Gets it Wrong on Internet Regulation

    07/14/2006 11:35:50 AM PDT · by bstein80 · 20 replies · 760+ views
    CNET news ^ | July 14, 2006 | Dick Armey
    Beltway Fever has infected the national leaders of the Christian Coalition, and the latest bout of illness has them standing with the ACLU, MoveOn.org, U.S. PIRG, SEIU and the Progressive Democrats of America in support of Net neutrality regulation. Sadly, this is not the first time leadership at the Christian Coalition of America has sided with the forces of big government and against good sense and the rest of the conservative movement. In 2003, Alabama Gov. Bob Riley--also my friend and former House colleague--attempted to pass a voter referendum to broadly raise state taxes. The usual suspects--public employee unions and...
  • Giuliani Headlines Ralph Reed Fundraiser

    05/18/2006 7:05:24 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 441+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/18/06 | Greg Bluestein - ap
    ATLANTA - Rudolph Giuliani, the former New York mayor considered a potential 2008 candidate for president, headlined a fundraiser Thursday for former Christian Coalition leader Ralph Reed in his run for Georgia lieutenant governor. The two politicians were effusive in their praise for one another as they entered the Atlanta fundraiser just before noon. "I just want to say I believe Rudy Giuliani is one of the finest leaders in not only the Republican Party but in either party," Reed said. Giuliani responded: "We're here to get you elected. It would be a great thing for Georgia." Reed's campaign was...
  • Christian Coalition shrinks as debt grows

    04/11/2006 3:14:27 AM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 23 replies · 917+ views
    MSNBC/Washington Post ^ | April 10, 2006 | Alan Cooperman and Thomas B. Edsall
    In an era when conservative Christians enjoy access and influence throughout the federal government, the organization that fueled their rise has fallen on hard times. The once-mighty Christian Coalition, founded 17 years ago by the Rev. Pat Robertson as the political fundraising and lobbying engine of the Christian right, is more than $2 million in debt, beset by creditors' lawsuits and struggling to hold on to some of its state chapters. In March, one of its most effective chapters, the Christian Coalition of Iowa, cut ties with the national organization and reincorporated itself as the Iowa Christian Alliance, saying it...
  • Ralph Reed's questionable coalition

    02/20/2006 5:29:44 AM PST · by NapkinUser · 10 replies · 786+ views
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | 02/12/2006 | Bill Sizemore
    ATLANTA — For once, Ralph Reed’s timing is off. So often in his 44 years, he has been in the right place at the right time. In 1989, when Pat Robertson was looking for a sharp, telegenic young operative to build a powerful national political organization for Christian conservatives, Reed was there – and the Christian Coalition of America was born. In 1997, with the coalition in the cross hairs of multiple federal investigations and beginning a long decline toward insolvency, Reed was out the door. In 2002, as chairman of the Georgia Republican Party, he got credit for a...
  • Ralph Reed's First Try for Office Falters

    02/04/2006 3:42:23 PM PST · by gooper · 12 replies · 601+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Fri Feb 3 | GREG BLUESTEIN
    On Friday, 21 of Georgia's 34 Republican state senators — all Cagle supporters — signed a letter urging Reed to withdraw from the race, saying his involvement in the Abramoff scandal "threatens to impact the entire Republican ticket."
  • Bush Strategists Won by Not Soft-Peddling Social Conservatism Ralph Reed Tells Canadians

    12/16/2005 5:59:46 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 10 replies · 764+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 17 December 2005 | Tony Gosgnach
    LifeSiteNews.com) - One of the key figures in the social conservative political revival in the U.S., and in the election and re-election of President George W. Bush, brought his formula for success to Canada recently, in the hopes that some of his accomplishments south of the border would rub off in this country. Ralph Reed, the former head of the influential Christian Coalition who has worked on seven U.S. presidential campaigns, spoke during the Canadian Values Conference, staged by the nascent Institute for Canadian Values at Canada Christian College in Toronto Nov. 29 – Dec. 1. Reed served as a...
  • Christian Coalition is Insolvent (Virignia Pilot) with $200K LOSS in 2004

    10/10/2005 6:26:57 AM PDT · by Moseley · 5 replies · 1,105+ views
    Virginia Pilot ^ | October 8, 2005 | Bill Sizemore
    [Partial excerpt; read the original online] The Christian Coalition, the onetime powerhouse of the religious right founded by Pat Robertson, is struggling to stay afloat. The group’s annual revenue has shrunk to one- twentieth of what it was a decade ago – from a peak of $26 million in 1996 to $1.3 million in 2004 – and it has left a trail of unpaid bills from Texas to Virginia. Among the creditors who have sued the coalition for nonpayment are landlords, direct-mail companies, lawyers and at least one former employee seeking back pay. It has even come to this: The...
  • Christian Coalition sweet on Katherine Harris

    09/20/2005 3:45:03 AM PDT · by Wyoming Cowboy · 33 replies · 3,062+ views
    Herald Tribune ^ | 112005 | Wyoming Cowboy
    The lack of support for Katherine Harris' Senate bid among some Republicans isn't being replicated by hard-core conservative groups like the Christian Coalition. That was apparent Saturday night in Orlando, where Harris was invited on stage at the Christian Coalition of Florida's annual banquet dinner. Harris shared a laugh with conservative talk show host Ann Coulter and was lauded publicly by Ralph Reed, former executive director of the national Christian Coalition. [...] The unwavering support from the Christian Coalition is hardly a surprise, based on Harris' voting record. In the group's latest scorecard ratings for Congress, Harris was one of...
  • Once influential Christian Coalition struggles to raise money

    09/18/2005 9:14:50 PM PDT · by Crackingham · 2 replies · 467+ views
    AP ^ | 9/18/05
    COLUMBIA, S.C. - The once influential Christian Coalition has struggled to raise money and pay its bills, but the group's executive director says it will survive. Once a voice for traditional family values, the group has moved its headquarters to Charleston where national executive director Roberta Combs spends most of her time. The group had as many as 25 paid full-time staffers at its headquarters in Washington in its heyday in 1994 but now has 10 full-time staff there. "The coalition as we knew it doesn't exist," says Lois Eargle, former chairwoman of the Horry County Christian Coalition. Earlier this...
  • Christian Coalition Fading Fast

    09/18/2005 4:40:46 PM PDT · by areafiftyone · 8 replies · 963+ views
    The State ^ | 9/18/05
    Grass-roots religious group now based in S.C. has lost leadership, influence Rocked by financial debt, lawsuits and the loss of experienced political leaders, the Christian Coalition has become a pale imitation of its once-powerful self. Some say the group — now based in Charleston and headed by a South Carolinian — is on life support, having been eclipsed by higher-profile, better-funded groups such as Focus on the Family. “The coalition as we knew it doesn’t exist,” says Lois Eargle, former chairwoman of the Horry County Christian Coalition. The 16-year-old organization once was a political juggernaut. But it has been in...
  • Ark. governor weighs GOP White House run

    09/16/2005 9:42:04 PM PDT · by quantim · 36 replies · 800+ views
    AP/mlive.com ^ | 9/16/2005, 11:22 p.m. ET
    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, starting a two-day visit to Iowa, said Friday night that he's pondering a run for the 2008 Republican presidential nomination and that he will make a decision in about a year.Huckabee planned to meet with members of the state's influential Christian Coalition before attending a Polk County Republican picnic Saturday night.Huckabee is completing his second term as governor and cannot run again, leading to speculation he will either seek the GOP presidential nomination or run for the U.S. Senate.As many as 80,000 victims of Hurricane Katrina have come to Arkansas, and...
  • Communism and human nature (Bolshie Mod sez, Arise ye kittens of the earth!)

    04/05/2005 10:50:57 AM PDT · by Sammy sam · 153 replies · 8,234+ views
    Many argue that communism will never be possible because of "human nature". The essence of this false argument is the belief that a communist society would consist of an all-powerful central government that would tell everybody what to do--and would therefore undermine the creative initiative of individuals and the search for happiness. • This argument is based on two false assumptions: (1) It assumes that a communist society will look like the former Soviet Union, or the current China, North Korea, etc (ie: corrupt police states with a feudal-style ruling class) (2) It assumes that people will only work in...
  • UN Panel: No Single Nation Should Control Internet Addresses

    07/16/2005 6:52:29 AM PDT · by grundle · 40 replies · 2,139+ views
    Yahoo! ^ | Jul 14 2005 | Aoife White
    http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/cmp/20050715/tc_cmp/165702500 UN Panel: No Single Nation Should Control Internet Addresses Aoife White Thu Jul 14, 9:38 PM ET BRUSSELS, Belgium (AP)--A U.N. panel created to recommend how the Internet should be run in the future has failed to reach consensus but did agree that no single country should dominate. The United States stated two weeks ago that it intended to maintain control over the computers that serve as the Internet's principal traffic cops. In a report released Thursday, the U.N. panel outlined four possible options for the future of Internet governance for world leaders to consider at a November "Information...
  • Red Alert... list of Left groups plan to surround the Whitehouse on Sept 24th

    07/14/2005 12:53:28 PM PDT · by Thunder90 · 127 replies · 8,101+ views
    Here is the list so far for sponcers to this hate America fest: ANSWER Code Pink UFPJ NION Al Awda World Workers Party Ruckas Revolutionary Communist party Moveon.org ACORN Campus Antiwar Network International Socialist Org Greens Party Muslim Student Association CPUSA
  • A Decade of Reed

    06/17/2005 11:10:00 AM PDT · by guitarist · 18 replies · 582+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 6-27-2005 | Matthew Continetti
    Advertise NewsletterStoreContactAbout UsServicesSite Map Voter Services Login email: Password:     Remember me Register  |  Forgot password?  |  Change Password  |  Update Email A Decade of Reed From the June 27, 2005 issue: Ralph Reed's long march through the institutions.by Matthew Continetti 06/27/2005, Volume 010, Issue 39     Email a Friend   Respond to this article Money is like water down the side of the mountain. It will find a way to get around the trees. --Ralph Reed IT WAS JUNE 4, a Saturday, a little after 9 a.m., at the Golden Corral restaurant in Lawrenceville, Georgia, about 20 miles north of downtown Atlanta,...
  • Christian Coalition Condemns Howard Dean for Racist Remarks Disparaging "White Christians"

    06/09/2005 12:13:25 PM PDT · by Crackingham · 16 replies · 1,015+ views
    Christian Coalition of America condemns the Chairman of the Democrat Party, Howard Dean, for injecting race into the debate on a national party membership with his inflammatory remarks that the Republican Party is "pretty much a white Christian party." Meanwhile, the Chairman of the Republican Party, Ken Mehlman, who incidentally is Jewish, has been spending much of the time since he was elected chairman in reaching out to bring more minorities into the Republican Party. Senator Joe Liberman, D-CT, said about Mr. Dean's remarks, "I thought the comment that he made about the Republican Party being a white, Christian party...
  • Conservatives angered by filibuster deal

    05/25/2005 8:25:37 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 23 replies · 1,777+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 5/25/05 | Mike Glover - AP
    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Conservatives who had warned Republicans about compromising on President Bush's judicial nominees delivered another message the day after the deal: Those who betrayed us will pay a political price. Furious with the outcome, conservative leaders promised to energize their rank-and-file for the next elections while warning some of the centrist Republicans who harbor presidential aspirations to forget about 2008. "A complete bailout and betrayal by a cabal of Republicans," said James Dobson, founder of Focus on the Family, a Colorado-based conservative Christian group, who promised that voters will remember "both Democrats and Republicans who betrayed...
  • Ralph Reed's Zeal for Lobbying Has Shaken His Christian Base

    04/17/2005 7:45:13 PM PDT · by Pikamax · 31 replies · 1,344+ views
    NYTIMES ^ | 04/17/05 | DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK and PHILIP SHENON
    Ralph Reed's Zeal for Lobbying Has Shaken His Christian Base By DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK and PHILIP SHENON ATLANTA - In 30 years of culture wars, few conservative Christian standard bearers have traveled further in American politics than Ralph Reed. The former head of the Christian Coalition has been a high-priced communications consultant, a top Bush campaign adviser, chairman of Georgia's Republican Party and now a candidate for lieutenant governor here. Campaigning in early April at a Republican district meeting outside Atlanta, Mr. Reed talked of his small-town roots in northeast Georgia. "I'm not going to forget where I came from,"...
  • Walter Cronkite Lashes Out at Falwell, Robertson

    04/04/2005 11:50:20 PM PDT · by mastercylinder · 34 replies · 1,226+ views
    newsmax ^ | April 4, 2005
    Walter Cronkite long projected the image of the respected, objective newsman who didn't allow his personal views to enter the public square. No more, says the retired CBS anchorman in a direct mail letter he has sent out across the nation. The Cronkite letter comes from "The Interfaith Alliance" -- a liberal New York-based coalition of religious groups that oddly includes "agnostics and atheists." The group's letter bears Cronkite's photo on its envelope, identifying him as the "Honorary Chairman" -- with this blunt quote: "For years I kept my opinions to myself. But now I must speak out." In...
  • Christian Coalition Urges Senate/House Leadership to Pass 'Terri Schiavo's Law' on Monday

    03/18/2005 3:42:14 PM PST · by vivabushchick · 13 replies · 477+ views
    U. S. NewswWire ^ | 3/18/05 | Michele Combs
    Time is of the essence. Terri Schiavo's husband, Michael Schiavo removed Terri's feeding tube today. This act will cause Terri Schiavo to suffer an extremely painful death over a 2-week period. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay's office said congressional lawyers will appeal to the Florida Circuit Court of Appeals to reinstate the feeding tubes of Terri Schiavo. Here are the Action Items that need to be accomplished immediately: 1. Christian Coalition activists need to call Speaker Dennis Hastert (202-225-0600) and Senator Majority Leader Bill Frist (202-224-3135) to urge them to schedule a vote on Monday and pass the "Terri Schiavo...
  • Thursday Night Action Alert for Terri Schiavo

    03/17/2005 7:35:55 PM PST · by SeasideSparrow · 78 replies · 1,418+ views
    Christian Coalition ^ | March 17, 2005
    Christian Coalition Action Alert President Roberta Combs -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Thursday, March 17, 2005 Christian Coalition Urges House Leadership to Pass 'Terri Schiavo' Bill by Unanimous Consent Tonight President George W. Bush Supports Keeping Terri Schiavo Alive; Will Sign Bill Senate Democrat Leader Harry Reid and Oregon Democrat Senator Ron Wyden Refuse to Allow a Vote on House Bill Passed Last Night to Save Life of Terri Schiavo Christian Coalition of America urges the House leadership to pass the "Terri Schiavo" private bill sponsored by Senator Mel Martinez and passed by voice vote this afternoon in the United States Senate. Unfortunately, the...
  • Evangelicals Are Not Our ‘Natural Allies’ [Barf!]

    02/16/2005 11:49:46 AM PST · by freedom44 · 54 replies · 1,160+ views
    Jewish Journal ^ | 2/16/05 | Arlene Stein
    A few years ago, a few moderate American Jewish leaders tried to allay Jewish fears that the Christian right was a threat. American Jews had it wrong, they said — former Christian Coalition leader Ralph Reed, the Rev. Pat Robertson and their ilk really were quite nice, even open-minded fellows and strongly pro-Israel to boot. They were our friends. The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) publicly praised Reed’s pro-Israel stance and invited Christian conservatives to ADL banquets. Christians, in turn, organized nationwide prayer vigils and lobbying campaigns to support Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s vision of a greater Israel. Basking in the...
  • Recent News! They discover proof that Atlantis did not submerge complete but only one part...

    01/06/2005 11:36:29 AM PST · by Maria Fdez-Valmayor · 64 replies · 7,946+ views
    Atlantis News Agency. APP. EFE. AFP. Madrid. Spain. ^ | 01-06-2005 | Antonio Beltrán Martinez
    Recent News! They discover proof that Atlantis did not submerge complete but only one part...By Salvador Morales. Atlantis News Agency. Madrid, Spain. 01-06-2005. The Spanish investigator and scriptologist, Georgeos Diaz-Montexano, has discovered paleographical proofs that in fact the island or peninsula (Nęsos) denominated like Atlantis or Atlantic, it was divided in two parts below the sea. To date all atlantologists and students of the Timaeus and the Critias de Plato had thought that in texts of the Greek philosophist narrated the collapse of the all island or Atlantis peninsula, nevertheless, Georgeos Diaz-Montexano has reviewed the oldest texts known writings in...
  • Christian Coalition fights bitter lawsuit after divorce

    12/03/2004 9:24:40 AM PST · by Interesting Times · 8 replies · 770+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | December 2, 2004 | George Archibald
    A Christian Coalition of America ex-official's lawsuit for $123,500 in unpaid compensation has put nepotism of the coalition's president and the acrimonious divorce of her daughter center stage in Virginia courts. The coalition, once a powerful national voice for traditional family values founded by televangelist Pat Robertson, contests the claim filed by Tracy E. Ammons of Alexandria on grounds his compensation was funneled through a consulting company belonging to his ex-wife, now the coalition's vice president for communications. Roberta Combs, the coalition's president since Mr. Robertson stepped down nearly three years ago, hired her daughter, Michele Ammons, as national events...
  • FOX NEWS, John Podesta, "Hillary, as the VP..."

    11/18/2004 5:44:54 AM PST · by bannie · 28 replies · 2,753+ views
    Fox News ^ | 19 NOV 94 | self
    THIS AM...on Fox News, Podesta was being interviewed about the library. When asked about the extend of the displays about shillery, he said that...she was important..."as the vice president." He didn't say, "as was the vice president."
  • CNN's Inside politics report that Rove offered Nelson (D. Ne) Sec of Agriculture..Rove is BRILLIANT

    11/17/2004 1:01:51 PM PST · by ken5050 · 225 replies · 12,412+ views
    INside politics..CNN
    Judy (hmmm?) Woodruff just had a report that Karl Rove had offered Nebraska Sen Ben Nelson the post of Secretary of Agriculture. Nelson is up in 2006...and facing a hard race from popular GOP Gov Mike Johanns. Nelson is among the most conservative of Senate Dems..Does this make sense, because Nelson votes with the GOP on most of the key issues..?
  • Democrats Question Kerry's Campaign Funds

    11/18/2004 5:04:46 AM PST · by Hawk44 · 21 replies · 1,842+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 11/18/2004 | Ron Fournier
    WASHINGTON - Democratic Party leaders said Wednesday they want to know why Sen. John Kerry (news - web sites) ended his presidential campaign with more than $15 million in the bank, money that could have helped Democratic candidates across the country. Some said he will be pressured to give the money to Democratic campaign committees rather than save it for a potential White House bid in 2008. "Democrats are questioning why he sat on so much money that could have helped him defeat George Bush (news - web sites) or helped down-ballot races, many of which could have gone our...
  • Clinton 'Elvis' Library to Include Monica

    11/14/2004 5:58:21 PM PST · by hope · 63 replies · 2,329+ views
    News Max ^ | 11-14-04
    Reprinted from NewsMax.com Sunday, Nov. 14, 2004 5:45 p.m. ESTClinton 'Elvis' Library to Include Monica As Bill Clinton's library is unveiled at a gala opening this week, one thing is certain: His messy legacy will be on full display. One alcove will be dedicated to impeachment, and organizers have promised not to sidestep even Monica Lewinsky or Paula Jones. The 58-year-old political superstar is expected to draw hundreds of thousands of visitors a year to his library. "Bill Clinton is a rock star," said Skip Rutherford, head of Clinton's nonprofit foundation that built the $165 million library. "He is Elvis."...
  • The Long View (Betcha didn't know Hillary's an Evangelical Christian!)

    11/16/2004 7:02:43 AM PST · by EA_Man · 326 replies · 6,032+ views
    NRO ^ | 11/15/2005 | Rob Long
    From "Light the Lamp!": The monthly newsletter of the Holy Flame Pentecostal Church of Little Rock, Ark. We welcome back to the area Senator Hillary Clinton (D., N.Y.), who has been spending so much time here in Little Rock lately that she's practically joined the church choir! "I'm here spending time at my husband's library," she told the Lamp when we caught up with her after a Sunday camp meeting, "and of course, I always take time to worship God in as evangelical a way as is feasible, given time and location constraints. As you know, I consider myself an...