Freedom Writer |
March 1995 |
- The Christian Coalition is currently opposing the nomination of
Dr. Henry W. Foster Jr. for Surgeon General. The Coalition has
distributed form letters to aid its members in sending letters to
their representatives in Washington.
- The Coalition budgeted $1 million for passing Newt Gingrich's
Contract with America. In January, its 50 state directors descended on
Washington to lobby Congress. The Coalition is using phone trees, fax
networks, satellite TV, computerized bulletin boards, talk radio, and
direct mail to mobilize its members.
- To "strengthen families," the Christian Coalition wants to outlaw
- Ralph Reed recently said, "Our top legislative priority at the
Christian Coalition is to abolish the Department of Education or
downgrade it to agency level."
- The Christian Coalition is taking over the Republican Party from
the inside, through the Republican National Committee. In 1996, it
will exert its strength in trying to keep an anti-abortion plank in
the Republican platform. If the Republican presidential and
vice-presidential candidate are not anti-abortion, the Christian
Coalition may join with other religious right groups to support a
third national party.
- According to the "America at a Crossroads" video, the Christian
Coalition plans to "elect majorities in the U.S. Congress and the
legislatures in at least thirty states, as well as the school boards,
and other local bodies...[and] build strong organizations in every
state and congressional district in America."
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