Just As I Thought

Where the Right is Wrong (again)

Well, well. Isn’t it pleasing — in a horrible, horrible way — when your suspicions are proven correct? Like the suspicion that groups like the Christian Coalition are not interested in the antics of Jesus Christ, whom the Bible says cared for the poor and needy and the wondrous creation of Earth and, well, just plain goodness? Of course they’re not. Groups like the Christian Coalition are solely interested in power, in telling others what to do and how to do it, and lining their own pockets. I mean, even the dogmatic and somewhat fascist Catholic church holds fast to its ideals of helping the less fortunate, of compassion and of protecting such things as the environment.
Want proof? How about this:

For the second time in little more than a year, the Christian Coalition of America named a new leader and then removed him before he ever fully took the reins of the conservative political advocacy group.

The Rev. Joel Hunter, pastor of a nondenominational megachurch in Longwood, Fla., said he resigned as the coalition’s incoming president because its board of directors disagreed with his plan to broaden the organization’s agenda. In addition to opposing abortion and same-sex marriage, Hunter, 58, wanted to take on such issues as poverty, global warming and HIV/AIDS.

“My position is, unless we are caring as much for the vulnerable outside the womb as inside the womb, we’re not carrying out the full message of Jesus,” he said in a telephone interview yesterday. “They began to think this might threaten their base or evaporate some of their support, and they said they just couldn’t go there.”

…The Christian Coalition announced Hunter’s appointment in early October, and he was scheduled to take over day-to-day operations from Combs on Jan. 1. In the interim, his positions in favor of tackling global warming, increasing the minimum wage and opposing the death penalty were reported in The Washington Post and some other newspapers, causing unrest among the coalition’s grass-roots supporters.

The religious right, as represented by such groups as the Christian Coalition and American Family Association, are not interested in Godliness. They don’t believe that humans should be stewards of the world God gave us. They don’t believe that the commandment “Thou Shalt Not Kill” applies to anyone other than a zygote. They don’t believe that the poor should be helped, that the sick should be taken care of, that society should be more equitable. And they are completely missing the point of Jesus Christ’s message.

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