I'm going to combine two articles I read today and go out on a limb and say that this is a pristine example of real truth about the neo-Christian nut-balls:
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 same-sex 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 issued by the group said Hunter left because of "differences in philosophy and vision." Hunter said he was not asked to leave.
"They pretty much said, 'These issues are fine, but they're not our issues, that's not our base,' " Hunter said.
What Rev. Hunter infers is that the Christian Coalition's base is all about poking their nose into your bedroom and your womb and that their "base" are essentially a bunch of moralistic bigots (which is what I've been saying about them for years). First let me applaud Rev. Hunter for actually trying to do something good and having the balls to say no when the Christian Coalition (CC) told him they wanted to stay a hate-mongering, judgmental organization.
The CC seems to be focusing on preserving traditional marriage and abortion so lets take a look at some high-profile traditional marriages of late shall we. Drew Barrymore and Tom Green...true love..well for 5 months. Renee Zellweger and the ever so hot Kenny Chesney...a match made in heaven...and pulled asunder in the courts 4 months later. Lisa Marie Presley and Nicholas Cage, no doubt the King rolled over when they were divorced just 3 months later. Ali Landry and Mario Lopez, 5 years before they got married, two months later...toast after he allegedly cheated on her (at his bachelor party). Carmen Electra and Dennis Rodman, nine days. Britney Spears and Jason Alexander, 55 hours. And finally Robin Givens and Svetozar Marinkovic (her tennis teacher) were married less than 24 hours before the divorce papers were filed.
Before the CC starts to worry about saving marriage FOR the straight folks only, perhaps they should work on saving marriage FROM the straight folks only. I don't hear them screaming over these types of celebrity de-sanctifications of marriage but let two same-sex people who have been together for decades ask to be married and suddenly the world is on fire and we must all be saved. Oddly, I can't help notice that Massachusetts has NOT fallen off the planet or been beset by plagues or suffered some other terrible atrocity. (Just for the record, Katrina did NOT devastate Massachusetts.) Canada has not fallen to another ice age and Spain has not become detached from Europe and sunk into the Atlantic Ocean.
Now as for abortion, may I politely suggest that this unnatural obsession of the CC with the female womb and what is or is not in there is disturbing. Here's something my mom used to tell me...ready? MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS. What goes on in someone else's womb is none of your concern. To my knowledge we still measure a person's age from the date they are born and NOT the date they are conceived. If you don't like abortion then don't have one but please don't hoist your false morality on others.
Rev. Hunter wanted to expand the scope of the CC into areas where he thought Jesus would be paying attention, were he here today. The CC said "No Thanks....we like the 'arrogant morality, anti-gay, we get to think for other people' role better."
Poverty wasn't worthy of their attention. Concern for the environment wasn't worthy of their attention.
Shame on you Christian Coalition. Shame Shame Shame. You don't deserve to use the word Christian in your name. You are not worthy of that moniker.