Saturday, November 25, 2006

See, that's the problem with a one-trick pony.

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.


¢rÄbG®äŠŠ said...

I think their words were: "Hunter, ya tree-huggin commie freak, don't come 'round here startin' talkin' 'bout sharin', or any o' that other crap! We don't need no sharin' our stuff! We work hard and pay good taxes! Now GIT! GIT!!"

I guess I may be paraphrasing.

Anonymous said...

You mean to tell me he was going to actually use his position to HELP people!?!? That's outrageous!!

How dare he deviate from the original plan? If he's not all about homophobia and other conservative republican values we don't want or need him.

Helping people indeed...

He's obviously one of them lib'ruls. His kind ain't welcome 'round here.


Anonymous said...

Jesus would kick their asses to Kingdom come, and back again, just to make sure they know the way back.