And the good news just keeps rolling in:
The Florida pastor recently tapped to lead the Christian Coalition of America resigned his position in a dispute about conservative philosophy - more than a month before he was to fully assume his post, he said this week.
The Rev. Joel Hunter, of Northland, A Church Distributed, in Longwood, Fla., said he quit as president-elect of the group founded by evangelist Pat Robertson because he realized he would be unable to broaden the organization's agenda beyond opposing abortion and same-sex marriage.
He hoped to include issues such as easing poverty and saving the environment.
"These are issues that Jesus would want us to care about," Hunter said...
Hunter hoped to revive the group by expanding its agenda to include what he called "compassion issues." He also planned to teach evangelicals how to "vote with their life," or integrate and apply their Christian values to public life.
The coalition's rejection of Hunter's approach means it is unwilling to part with its partisan, Republican roots, Hunter said.
So if the CCA wants to sink along with the rest of the Republican whackjobs down south, I think it's incumbent on us compassionate liberals not to just stand idly by. Rather, it's incumbent on us to throw them an anchor. A large, heavy anchor. And perhaps hold their heads underwater until the bubbles stop.
Because I'm sure that's what Jesus would do.